Across the Fence: Connections
November 24, 2011 M. Timothy Nolting   
I am always intrigued by the connections I often find in the history of the places where I have lived. Of course I realize that all of history is interconnected and the events, as they unfold, become a part of the collective story of humankind. However, for someone like me, who is keenly interested in local history, those connections often present doorways for new discoveries and interesting stories.

One of these interesting pieces of history, that I most recently discovered, took place on November 20th, 1843. It was on this date that an important fur trading post on the banks of the Missouri River had a change of name. Prior to the name change, this early western trading post in the Platte Territory was known as The Blacksnake Hills Trading Post. The picturesque location in the hills above the Missouri river was a major gathering place for the surrounding native tribes of Ioway, Sac, Fox, Sioux, Kickapoo, Delaware, Pawnee and Winnebago.

Native legend tells the story of how this area gained its namesake. According to Indian stories, many thousands of moons ago, two enemy tribes, one being the ‘Black Snakes,’ engaged in a terrible bloody battle that continued for days. At the end of the battle the Black Snake tribe was driven to the top of a nearby hill called ‘Kings Hill’ where they were brutally exterminated.

From that time forward the place was known as Black Snake Hills and was regarded as sacred ground. It was near the Black Snake Hills on the river bluffs behind, known to the Indians as Council Hills, that the native people believed the souls of their ancestors came for their departure to the Great Spirit on the rays of the setting sun. They called the place La-No-Wah, the ‘sunbridge.’ The area surrounding Black Snake Hills and Council Hills was called ‘Wah-wah-lanawa,’ a holy place of peace, a refuge where weapons and bloodshed were forbidden. It was to them, ‘the holiest place on Earth.’

Seventeen years before the historic name change, in 1826, French-Canadian Joseph Robidoux III established the Black Snake Hills Trading Post. This was one of the earliest posts of the American Fur Trading Company and was shrewdly operated by Robidoux. After the decline of the fur trade, Joseph Robidoux continued living in Black Snake Hills and became a successful and prominent businessman. By 1836, the Indians in the area had been forced out by encroaching settlement and the former Platte Territory became the state of Missouri. In 1843, the fledgling post had become a growing and wealthy town and its citizens decided a more respectable name should be given. And so, Black Snake Hills became Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The thriving town became a gathering place for westbound immigrants where wagons, oxen and supplies could be gathered for the trip. In 1849 alone, more than 2,000 wagons crossed the Missouri River at St. Joe. Later, in 1860, St. Joe would become the eastern terminus of the famous Pony Express. It would become a major shipping point for Texas Longhorns driven north to the cow towns of Kansas, then by rail for slaughter in the packing plants of St. Joseph, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.

I was born and raised a short 50 miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri, where my ancestors settled, a stones throw off The Old Santa Fe Trail. At various times I have immersed myself in the history of that area. From the romance of the Pony Express to the drama of the assassination of Jesse James, the happenings in St. Joe were a part of my own history. And the connections between family and the events of history continued.

Joseph Robidoux III had six sons. At least two of those sons were raised under the tutelage of their father in the business of trade. Both Joseph Robidoux IV and his brother Antoine Robidoux were active in the settlement of the west as traders along the Oregon Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Courthouse Rock, Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluff and beyond.

It was either Antoine or Joseph Robidoux IV who founded and operated the trading post and blacksmith shop on the Oregon-California Trail in the Wildcat Hills near present day Gering, Nebraska. The pass, now known as Robidoux Pass, was first used by early fur trappers in the 1830s. It was there, in 1841 that the first transcontinental wagon train, the Bidwell-Bartleson Expedition, with 80 emigrants and Catholic missionary Father De Smet crossed over the pass to the western plains toward Oregon. Robidoux came to the area in the later 1840s and saw the heaviest use of the pass during the California gold rush. In 1851, Mitchell Pass became the more popular route through the Scotts Bluff area and Robidoux Pass and the trading post faded into history.
Today, my wife Deb and I live about 50 miles to the south of Robidoux Pass and I have begun to immerse myself in the local history of Nebraska. If you haven’t been up Robidoux Road, south of Gering, through the rugged canyon to the recreated trading post and on up through the pass, you owe it to yourself to make the short journey. At the old post and at the summit of the pass you can almost hear the rattle of wagon wheels and the plodding hooves of oxen teams. Listen to the ring of hammer and anvil as oxen shoes are made and wagon wheel rims are repaired. Listen to the wind galloping across the prairie and hear the excitement of adventure, the voices of the past and make your own connection with our history.


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91Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
91Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
91Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
91Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
91Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
91From the hill: Giving Thanks
91Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
91Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
90From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
90Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
90Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
90Observations Only: Beginnings
90The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
90Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
90Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
90 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
90Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
90Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
90For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
90No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
90No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
90A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
90Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
90Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
90All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
90From the hill: Stand Up for Life
89Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
89Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
89Teen Voice: My rebellion
89Totally Random: My journey, life after living
89Teen Voice: Inspire me
89Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
89Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
89 Across The Fence: County Fair
89Infamy - by Richard Reeves
89 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
88A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
88Observations Only: A soul’s journey
88Teen Voice: Being a girl
88Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
88Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
88Observations Only: The shadow of error
88Teen Voice: The rivalry
88Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
88Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
88Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
88Prairie Dogs
88Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
88No-Till Notes: The value of water
88A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
88Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
88Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
88Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
88Teen Voice: He’s my dad
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
88Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
88From the hill: Keeping America Safe
87Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
87Teen Voice: The need to get away
87Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
87Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
87Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
87Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
87Teen Voice: Where is the love?
87Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
87At the Monument: Night Sky
87Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
87Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
86Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
86The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
86Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
86Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
86From the hill: Serving You
86Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
85Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
85A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
85Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
85Totally Random: The Golden Rule
85Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
85A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
85Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
85Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
85At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
85Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
85No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
85News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
84From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
84Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
84Teen Voice: Shadow art
84A Small World: Special guest
84Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
84Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
84Teen Voice: Cyber War
84Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
84Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
84News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
84LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
83Teeing Off: Persistence
83At the Monument: That old (historic) building
83In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
83Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
83Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
83No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
83Across The Fence: Van Tassell
83Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
82Observations Only: Journey's end
82No-till Notes: Moving forward
82
82Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
82Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
82Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
82Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
82Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
82From the hill: Working for you
82Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
81Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
81The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
81Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
81Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
81No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
81Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
80Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
80Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
80No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
80Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
80Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
80Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
80Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
80Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
80Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
79The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
79Lyman Review: One mean chicken
79Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
79Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
79Lyman Review: Dog fun
79In the Hills: Explore the state parks
79In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
79Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
79News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
79From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
79No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
78Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
78A real leaning tree Christmas
78No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
78Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
78A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
78A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
78A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
78Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
78No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
78From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
78From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
77Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
77A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
77Teen Voice: Silence
77Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
77Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
77At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
77Support letters requested for airport
77No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
77Easter
77Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
77Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
77From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
77A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
77In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
77News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
76Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
76Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
76Completely Different - The magic of spring
76Observations Only: Choices
76Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
76Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
76Totally Random: Where does it go?
76At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
76Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
76No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
76Power of legumes
76Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
76A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
76
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
76No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
76Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
76From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
75Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
75Observations Only: A good daughter
75Teen Voice: What is love?
75Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
75Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
75Nature Notes: Love is in the air
75A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
75Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
75All Points West: The only stupid question
75News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
75From the hill: Spurring Innovation
75Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
75Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
75All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
74From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
74Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
74Observations Only: Divine prompts
74Totally Random: Happy Halloween
74Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
74Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
74Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
74View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
74Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
74Letter to the editor
74A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
74Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
74No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
74Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
74No-till Notes: Stripper head
74No-Till Notes: Observations
74Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
74No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
74From the hill: The Year Ahead
74Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
74Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
73Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
73
73A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
73Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
73Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
73Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
73Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
73Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
73Teen Voice: Out with homework
73Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
72Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
72Teen Voice: Serendipity
72Teen Voice: Living within our means
72Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
72Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
72A Small World: Savoring county fair days
72Observations Only: The visit
72Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
72Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
72No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
72Reach out for challenges
72Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
72Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
72Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
72Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71I'm falling for Tumblr?
71Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
71Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
71Teen Voice: Footprints
71Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
71Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
71At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
71Washington report: Feeding a world in need
71Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
71From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
70From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
70From the Hill: More Work Ahead
70Support emergency services personnel
70View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
70Greetings from the State Capitol
70Synchronicity:What brings me back
70Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
70No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
70Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
70In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
70Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
70Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
70A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
70Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
69Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
69Teen Voice: Body image
69Teeing Off: Mind Gym
69Teen Voice: Self-expression
69Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
69Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
69Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
69Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
69Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
69Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
69Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
69No Till Notes: Moving Forward
69Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
69Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
69News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
69Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
68Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
68Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
68The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
68Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
68Across The Fence: Last Christmas
68No-Till Notes: Back in the field
68Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
68The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
68Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
68Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
68Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
68News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
68No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
67Observations Only: Divine spirit
67Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
67Teeing Off: The thing about state
67Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
67Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
67At the Monument: Art in National Parks
67At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
67A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
67Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
67Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
67A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
67Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
67No-Till Notes: Potential
67Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
66From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
66Lyman Review: The love goat
66From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
66At the Monument: Where are the animals?
66Linked Lives
66Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
66Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
66No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
66Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
66From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
66A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
65From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
65Across the Fence: The Pony Express
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
65Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
65Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
65Their View: Goal post move unfair
65Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
65Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
65News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
64From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
64Teen Voice: Remember what you have
64Lyman Review: Branding Time
64History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
64Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
64Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
64Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
64At the Monument: Living History
64Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
64Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
64A national day of Thanksgiving
63Teen Voice: Catfished
63‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
63In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
63Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
62Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
62Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
62From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
62Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
62Creatures of the Night
62Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
62Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
62At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
62Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
61Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
61Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
61The Good Life: The two different types of business people
61Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
61At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
61Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
61Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
61Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
61To whom are we thankful?
61The Good Life: There is good everywhere
61No Till Notes: Residue levels
61News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
60The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
60Lyman Review: Winter's dog
60Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
60Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
60College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
60At the Monument: Junior Rangers
60At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
60From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
59New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
59Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
59At the Monument: Museum collections
59Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
59No-Till Notes: Water conservation
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
58Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
58Rural America and immigration reform
58Religious freedom must be protected
58Fourth of July meetings
58Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
58Our view: United we can build
58Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
58From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
57Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
57
57Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
57Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
57Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
56Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
56In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
56Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
56No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
56Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
56Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
55Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
55What’s really going on with our water?
55Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
55At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
55Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
54Our View: The elephant in the room
54In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
54No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
54No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
54Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
54Enjoy the festivities
54 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
53Website Resources
53No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
53NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
53Tumbleweeds on the loose
53No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
52Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
52In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
52Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
52At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
52Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
51Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
51Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
51Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
51Walkable, bikeable communities
51Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
50A Halloween Story: The scary dream
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
49Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
49At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
49A mom’s thoughts on social media
49Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
48Teen Voice: The Other Side
48
47Achieving your dreams takes work
46Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
46
46Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
46Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
45
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44Be kind through communications
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
43
43A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
43The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
42At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41Simply October
41I love Thanksgiving
40The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
39‘Is there something I can do?’
38Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
36Letter to the Editor
36No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
35Welcome home
34Letter to the Editor
32Letter to the Editor
30Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
29
27Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
25Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
23At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
20To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1649Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
751From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
702The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
576The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
478Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
437All Points West: Long live great coffee
435Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
431Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
410News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
408From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
369All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
366Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
318Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
314Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
310Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
305From the capitol: A System That Cares
301Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
300Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
297Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
295From the Hill: Working for Offutt
294Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
271Healthy: What you believe, you become
270Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
270Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
269Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
263No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
262Washington Report: Power of the Purse
261Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
257Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
255From the hill: Good Neighbors
255Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
253Jack’s Insights – April 2016
250Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
248Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
247Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
246Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
245From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
244Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
240Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
239From the hill: “Hello” World
237Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
236Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
235Washington: Protecting taxpayers
234From the hill: Accountability Matters
229From the Capitol: Budget balanced
227News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
226No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
226Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
225All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
219Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
217Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
217From the Hill: May in Nebraska
217From the hill: Kerrie On
217News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
216All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
214Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
214The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
211No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
209Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
207Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
205Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
205Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
205No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
203Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
202Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
200Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
198Think about manufacturing at polls
196Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
196All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
194Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
191Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
190All Points West: Rising above ourselves
189From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
188Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
186All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
185Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
185A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
185Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
183What's the deal with organic milk?
183Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
182Washington: Mindful of our heroes
181Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
179Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
179News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
179Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
178Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
177Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
175Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
174News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
173All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
168Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
167Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
167News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
166Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
166Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
165Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
164Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
163Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
162Across The Fence: A day For thanks
162Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
161Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
160Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
160Teen Voice: Teen slang
158From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
156Observations Only: Gone away
156News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
156No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
155All Points West: Led by our tongues
151Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
151Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
151Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
151Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
151Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
150Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
150From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
150Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
150News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
149A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
149Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
149Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
148Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
148No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
148Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
146Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
146A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
146Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
144Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
144Observations Only: Critical thinking
144Across the Fence: The hand dug well
144A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
144Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
143Why you should visit the zoo in February
142Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
142All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
142Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
141Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
141Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
141From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
141Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
141Washington report: Conservative Champions
140Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
140Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
140Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
140The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
140Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
140Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
140From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
139Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
139Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
139Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
139Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
138Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
138Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
138Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
138Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
137Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
137Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
137Guest Voices…
137Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
137The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
137Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
136Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
136Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
136Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
136A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
136All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
136News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
136Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
135Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
135SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
134Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
132Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
132Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
132Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
132Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
132Anno Domini: On this remembering day
132Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
132From the hill: A Safer Place
131A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
131Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
131Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
131From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
130Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
130Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
130No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
130Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
130No-Till Notes: Looking Back
130All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
130All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
129Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
129From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
129Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
129Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
129From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
129Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
128Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
128Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
128Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
128Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
128News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
128From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
128All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
128News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
128Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
128From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
127Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
127Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
127Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
127Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
126A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
126Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
126Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
126From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
125Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
125Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
125Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
125Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
125A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
125Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
125From the hill: Healing Our Nation
124Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
124Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
124Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
123Observations Only: Sister lost
123Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
122Completely Different: It's all in the family
122Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
122Totally Random: Life’s ripples
122Building Bridges: Love your enemies
122Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
122Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
121Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
121Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
121All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
121Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
120Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
120Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
120Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
120Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
120Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
120Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
119Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
119Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
119All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
119News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
118Teen Voice: Stress test
118No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
118A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
118A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
118All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
118A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
118From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
117Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
117Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
117No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
117News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
116Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
116Observations Only: Saint Marge
116Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
116Observations Only: The last toothpick
116Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
116Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
116The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
116From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
115Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
115Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
115Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
115No Till Notes: Saying uncle
114Trash cans
114Observations Only: Good and evil
114A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
114Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
114Observations Only: A day in August
114Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
114Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
113A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
113Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
113Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
113Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
113Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
113Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
113Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
113Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
113Teen Voice: The gift of caring
113Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
113Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
113Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
113Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
113Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
113From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
112Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
112Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
112Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
112No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
112Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
112Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
111Time keeps flowing like a river
111Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
111Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
111News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
111Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
111Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
110Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
110From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
110Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
110 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
110Observations Only: Indifferent love
110Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
110Anno Domini: We gather together
110Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
110Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
110At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
110From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
109Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
109Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
109A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
109Observations Only: Reality check
109Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
109Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
109Across the Fence: Amanda
109Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
109Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
109From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
109News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
109Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
109Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
109Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
108Across the Fence: Building Barns
108Observations Only: Temptation
108Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
108Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
108Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
108Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
108Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
108No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
108Teen Voice: To the future
108No Till Notes: Final Stop
108Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
107Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
107Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
107Observations Only: Final moment
107Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
107Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
107Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
107All Points West: Never far from the trail
107Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
106Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
106Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
106Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
106Observations Only: Uneventful flight
106Observations Only: Going home
106Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
106Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
106Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
106From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
106News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
106Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
105Teen Voice: The more the merrier
105From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
105Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
105From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
105The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
105Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
105Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
105Observations Only: The vigil
105Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
105Letters to the Editor
105No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
105Jane’s Secret: The Telling
105No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
105Creativity dampened by standardized testing
105Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
105All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
105Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
104The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
104Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
104Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
104Observations Only: The awful truth
104Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
104Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
104Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
104Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
104From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
104Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
104At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
104Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
104Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
103Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
103The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
103Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
103Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
103Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
103Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
103Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
103No-Till Notes: 10 tips
102Observations only : Sisters of the world
102A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
102A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
102Observations Only: The last goodbye
102Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
102Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
102Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
102Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
102Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
102Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
101Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
101Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
101A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
101Teen Voice: Equality
101Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
101Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
101Totally Random: October, the pink month
101Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
101Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
101Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
101No Till Notes:
101All Points West: We shall not give into fear
100Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
100Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
100Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
100A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
100Teeing Off: Around the Green
100Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
100Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
100Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
100No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
100Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
100News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
99Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
99Observations Only: The meeting
99Observations Only : White water
99Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
99Observations Only: A gift of serenity
99Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
99Observations Only: A matter of matter
99Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
99Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
99The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
99Observations Only: Hog wash
99No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
99Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
99News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
98From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
98Observations Only: Curious things
98Observations Only: Curious things, part II
98Observations Only: A sad week
98Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
98Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
98Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
98Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
98Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
98All Points West: A community on the move
97Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
97Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
97Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
97Observations Only: Waiting time
97Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
97Observations Only: One more time
97Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
97Our View: Community responsible for kids
97Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
97
97News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
97“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
96A last look at the Nebraska Zone
96Age of reason
96It's no surprise
96The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
96Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
96Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
96Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
96Totally Random: Trusting the fates
96Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
96No-til Notes: Changing plans
96Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
96Why parents are important
96From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
95We need a few good people
95SELL-OUT!
95Observations Only: Saturday delight
95The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
95Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
95Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
95Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
95Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
95The Christmas Story
95A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
95Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
95News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
95No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
95No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
94Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
94Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
94Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
94Observations Only: The need to understand
94The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
94Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
94Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
94Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
94Letters to the Editor
94No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
94Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
93Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
93Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
93Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
93A Stray Moment: God Knows
93Observations Only: A matter of paradox
93A Stray Moment: Without a net
93Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
93Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
93Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
93No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
93Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
93No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
93The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
93Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
92Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
92Observations Only: Expect the best
92The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
92Observations Only: A fine line
92A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
92Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
92Lyman Review: Devil calf
92Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
92At the Library: March into a good book
92Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
92Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
92Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
92Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
92Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
92A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
92All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
91A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
91Observations Only: A new direction
91Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
91From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
91Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
91Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
91Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
91Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
91Observations Only: Willfulness
91Observations Only: The vision
91The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
91Observations Only: Off to the races
91Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
91Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
91Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
91Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
91Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
91From the hill: Giving Thanks
91Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
91Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90Observations Only : The orphanage
90Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
90A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
90From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
90Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
90Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
90Observations Only: Beginnings
90The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
90Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
90Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
90 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
90Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
90Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
90For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
90No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
90No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
90A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
90Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
90Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
90All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
90From the hill: Stand Up for Life
89Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
89Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
89Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
89Teen Voice: My rebellion
89Totally Random: My journey, life after living
89Teen Voice: Inspire me
89Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
89Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
89 Across The Fence: County Fair
89Infamy - by Richard Reeves
89 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
88Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
88 Taking a big risk
88A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
88Observations Only: A soul’s journey
88Teen Voice: Being a girl
88Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
88Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
88Observations Only: The shadow of error
88Teen Voice: The rivalry
88Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
88Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
88Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
88Prairie Dogs
88Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
88No-Till Notes: The value of water
88A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
88Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
88Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
88Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
88Teen Voice: He’s my dad
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
88Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
88From the hill: Keeping America Safe
87Observations Only: Together again
87Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
87Teen Voice: The need to get away
87Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
87Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
87Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
87Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
87Teen Voice: Where is the love?
87Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
87At the Monument: Night Sky
87Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
87Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
86Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
86Home of the Brave
86Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
86Observations Only: Just around the corner
86Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
86Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
86The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
86Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
86Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
86From the hill: Serving You
86Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
85Completely Different: Tales from the mat
85My mini Pen and me
85Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
85Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
85A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
85Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
85Totally Random: The Golden Rule
85Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
85A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
85Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
85Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
85At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
85Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
85No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
85News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
84It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
84From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
84Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
84Teen Voice: Shadow art
84A Small World: Special guest
84Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
84Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
84Teen Voice: Cyber War
84Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
84Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
84News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
84LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83Life's curve balls
83Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
83Teeing Off: Persistence
83At the Monument: That old (historic) building
83In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
83Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
83Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
83No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
83Across The Fence: Van Tassell
83Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
82The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
82Observations Only: Extreme measures
82A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
82The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
82Observations Only: Journey's end
82No-till Notes: Moving forward
82
82Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
82Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
82Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
82Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
82Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
82From the hill: Working for you
82Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
81Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
81Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
81The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
81Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
81Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
81No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
81Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
80Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
80Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
80Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
80No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
80Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
80Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
80Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
80Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
80Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
80Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
79Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
79Observations Only: The joy of money
79Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
79The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
79Lyman Review: One mean chicken
79Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
79Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
79Lyman Review: Dog fun
79In the Hills: Explore the state parks
79In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
79Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
79News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
79From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
79No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
78Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
78Across the fence: Something worth remembering
78Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
78Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
78A real leaning tree Christmas
78No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
78Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
78A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
78A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
78A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
78Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
78No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
78From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
78From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
77Being a Nebraskan – border to border
77Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
77Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
77A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
77Teen Voice: Silence
77Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
77Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
77At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
77Support letters requested for airport
77No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
77Easter
77Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
77Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
77From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
77A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
77In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
77News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
76Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
76Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
76Completely Different - The magic of spring
76Observations Only: Choices
76Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
76Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
76Totally Random: Where does it go?
76At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
76Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
76No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
76Power of legumes
76Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
76A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
76
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
76No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
76Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
76From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
75From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
75Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
75Observations Only: A good daughter
75Teen Voice: What is love?
75Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
75Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
75Nature Notes: Love is in the air
75A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
75Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
75All Points West: The only stupid question
75News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
75From the hill: Spurring Innovation
75Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
75Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
75All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
74Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
74Observations Only: What's in a word?
74LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
74From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
74Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
74Observations Only: Divine prompts
74Totally Random: Happy Halloween
74Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
74Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
74Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
74View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
74Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
74Letter to the editor
74A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
74Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
74No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
74Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
74No-till Notes: Stripper head
74No-Till Notes: Observations
74Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
74No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
74From the hill: The Year Ahead
74Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
74Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73Observations Only - Two ages of man
73The ghost of Ayn Rand
73Assad’s endgame
73Observations Only: No thank you
73A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
73Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
73
73A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
73Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
73Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
73Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
73Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
73Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
73Teen Voice: Out with homework
73Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
72Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
72Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
72Observations Only: Sister odyssey
72Observations Only: Blue chip stock
72Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
72Teen Voice: Serendipity
72Teen Voice: Living within our means
72Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
72Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
72A Small World: Savoring county fair days
72Observations Only: The visit
72Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
72Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
72No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
72Reach out for challenges
72Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
72Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
72Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
72Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71A Small World: Time traveling
71Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
71Observations Only: Painting a picture
71Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
71Observations Only: North Powder
71Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
71Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
71I'm falling for Tumblr?
71Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
71Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
71Teen Voice: Footprints
71Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
71Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
71At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
71Washington report: Feeding a world in need
71Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
71From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
70Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
70Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
70Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
70From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
70From the Hill: More Work Ahead
70Support emergency services personnel
70View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
70Greetings from the State Capitol
70Synchronicity:What brings me back
70Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
70No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
70Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
70In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
70Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
70Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
70A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
70Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
69Observations Only : Mission accomplished
69Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
69Economic development update
69Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
69A Stray Moment: The last time
69Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
69Teen Voice: Body image
69Teeing Off: Mind Gym
69Teen Voice: Self-expression
69Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
69Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
69Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
69Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
69Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
69Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
69Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
69No Till Notes: Moving Forward
69Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
69Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
69News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
69Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
68Permission to remember
68Observations Only: Spider adventure
68Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
68Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
68Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
68The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
68Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
68Across The Fence: Last Christmas
68No-Till Notes: Back in the field
68Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
68The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
68Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
68Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
68Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
68News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
68No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
67Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
67Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
67Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
67Observations Only: Divine spirit
67Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
67Teeing Off: The thing about state
67Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
67Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
67At the Monument: Art in National Parks
67At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
67A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
67Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
67Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
67A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
67Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
67No-Till Notes: Potential
67Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
66Across the Fence: On The road
66A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
66From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
66Lyman Review: The love goat
66From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
66At the Monument: Where are the animals?
66Linked Lives
66Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
66Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
66No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
66Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
66From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
66A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
65Our view . . .Sports Complex
65Completely Different: Your local government and you
65The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
65Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
65Completely Different: The Quest
65Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
65Welcome to Gering
65A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
65Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
65From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
65Across the Fence: The Pony Express
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
65Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
65Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
65Their View: Goal post move unfair
65Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
65Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
65News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
64Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
64Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
64Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
64From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
64Teen Voice: Remember what you have
64Lyman Review: Branding Time
64History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
64Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
64Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
64Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
64At the Monument: Living History
64Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
64Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
64A national day of Thanksgiving
63The zombie apocalypse and you
63Teen Voice: Catfished
63‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
63In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
63Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
62Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
62Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
62From the Superintendent’s Desk
62Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
62Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
62From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
62Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
62Creatures of the Night
62Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
62Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
62At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
62Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
61From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
61Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
61Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
61From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
61Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
61Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
61Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
61The Good Life: The two different types of business people
61Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
61At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
61Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
61Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
61Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
61To whom are we thankful?
61The Good Life: There is good everywhere
61No Till Notes: Residue levels
61News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
60Observations Only: Surprises
60Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
60The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
60Lyman Review: Winter's dog
60Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
60Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
60College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
60At the Monument: Junior Rangers
60At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
60From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
59LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
59A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
59Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
59New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
59Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
59At the Monument: Museum collections
59Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
59No-Till Notes: Water conservation
58Observations Only: Counting chickens
58A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
58Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
58Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
58Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
58Rural America and immigration reform
58Religious freedom must be protected
58Fourth of July meetings
58Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
58Our view: United we can build
58Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
58From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
57Do You Tube?
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
57Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
57Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
57The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
57Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
57
57Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
57Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
57Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
56Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
56Our View: Visionaries wanted
56Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
56Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
56Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
56In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
56Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
56No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
56Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
56Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
55Observations Only: Scourge of violence
55Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
55What’s really going on with our water?
55Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
55At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
55Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
54A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
54Silence please
54Observations Only: Giving up
54The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
54Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
54Our View: The elephant in the room
54In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
54No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
54No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
54Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
54Enjoy the festivities
54 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
53Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
53Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
53Website Resources
53No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
53NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
53Tumbleweeds on the loose
53No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
52Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
52From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
52Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
52Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
52In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
52Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
52At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
52Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
51Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
51Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
51Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
51Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
51Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
51Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
51Walkable, bikeable communities
51Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
50Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
50A Halloween Story: The scary dream
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
49Teen Voice: Not just another ride
49Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
49At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
49A mom’s thoughts on social media
49Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
48Seeing the works of the master
48Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
48Teen Voice: The Other Side
48
47Letter to the Editor
47Our View: Bravo OTD committee
47From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
47Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
47Achieving your dreams takes work
46Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
46Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
46
46Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
46Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
45Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
45
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
44Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
44Be kind through communications
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
43Practice safe barbecue basics
43Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
43Teen Voice: Today’s television
43
43A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
43The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
42At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
41Remembering When
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41Simply October
41I love Thanksgiving
40Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
40Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
40The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
39Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
39Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
39‘Is there something I can do?’
38Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
37Timing makes perfect
37The hills, part 1: Mustangs
36Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
36Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
36Letter to the Editor
36No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
35Teen Voice: March Madness
35The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
35The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
35Welcome home
34Social time has important benefits
34View from the block
34The Block
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
34Letter to the Editor
33From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
33From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
32Letter to the Editor
31A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
30From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
30Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
29
27Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
25My Thanksgiving prayer
25Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
23Teen Voice: Happy news
23At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
22From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
21Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
20To The Editor
19Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
18Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
15Teen Voice: The road of hatred
13Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
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