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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206Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
206Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
206Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
206Teen Voice: He’s my dad
205Observations Only: Beginnings
205Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
205Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
204Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
204From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
204Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
204 Across The Fence: County Fair
204Letters to the Editor
203Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
203Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
203Observations Only: The need to understand
203Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
203No-till Notes: Moving forward
203For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
203Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
203News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
202A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
202Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
202No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
201A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
201Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
201Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
200The Good Life: The two different types of business people
200Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
200From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
199Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
199From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
199Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
199Observations Only: The shadow of error
199Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
199Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
199Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
199Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
199Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
198Teen Voice: Being a girl
198Teen Voice: The need to get away
198Lyman Review: Devil calf
198Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
198No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
198A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
198No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
198News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
198Washington report: Feeding a world in need
198Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
198From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
197Observations Only: The vision
197Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
197Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
197A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
197
197Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
197Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
197Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
197Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
197In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
196Observations Only: A soul’s journey
196Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
196Teen Voice: The rivalry
196From the Hill: More Work Ahead
196No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
196Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
196No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
196No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
196All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
196Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
195Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
195No-Till Notes: Back in the field
195Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
195Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
195At the Monument: Night Sky
195No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
195No Till Notes: Saying uncle
195Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
195Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
194Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
194A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
194Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
194Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
193Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
193A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
192Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
192Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
192A Small World: Special guest
192Lyman Review: One mean chicken
192At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
192A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
192Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
192News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
192Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
191Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
191Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
191Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
191Teen Voice: Shadow art
191The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
191Teeing Off: Around the Green
191 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
191Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
191In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
191Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
191Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
191Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
190Observations Only: Expect the best
190Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
190“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
189Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
189In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
189Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
189Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
189News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
189News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
189Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
188Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
188Totally Random: Trusting the fates
187Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
187Observations Only: Choices
187Observations Only: Divine prompts
187Teen Voice: Cyber War
187At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
187Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
186Totally Random: The Golden Rule
186Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
186Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
186Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
186No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
186A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
186From the hill: Stand Up for Life
185Observations Only: A good daughter
185Prairie Dogs
185Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
185From the hill: Serving You
185All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
184Teen Voice: Silence
184A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
184Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
184Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
183A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
183Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
183A real leaning tree Christmas
183Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
183At the Library: March into a good book
183Lyman Review: Dog fun
183History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
183At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
183A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
182Observations Only: Divine spirit
182Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
182Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
182From the hill: Giving Thanks
181From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
181Observations Only: Journey's end
181Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
181Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
181Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
180Teen Voice: Inspire me
180View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
180Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
180A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
180From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
179Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
179Observations Only: The visit
179Lyman Review: The love goat
179Teen Voice: What is love?
179At the Monument: That old (historic) building
179A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
179From the hill: Keeping America Safe
178Teeing Off: Persistence
178Teen Voice: Where is the love?
178In the Hills: Explore the state parks
178Letter to the editor
178Jane’s Secret: The Telling
178Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
178Teen Voice: Out with homework
178No-Till Notes: 10 tips
178Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
177Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
177Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
177Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
177Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
177Greetings from the State Capitol
177Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
177Support letters requested for airport
177Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
177A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
176Teen Voice: Living within our means
176Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
176Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
176
175Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
175Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
175Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
175Teen Voice: Self-expression
175Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
175Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
175At the Monument: Where are the animals?
175The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
175Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
175News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
174Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
174Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
174Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
174Lyman Review: Branding Time
174Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
174Reach out for challenges
173Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
173Across The Fence: Last Christmas
173At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
173Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
173Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
173News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
172Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
172A Small World: Savoring county fair days
172Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
172At the Monument: Art in National Parks
172Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
171Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
171Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
171Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
171Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
170Totally Random: Happy Halloween
170Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
170Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
170Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
170From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
170New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
170Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
170From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
170No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
169Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
169Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
169From the hill: The Year Ahead
169Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
168Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
168Totally Random: Where does it go?
168What’s really going on with our water?
168Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
168From the hill: Working for you
167From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
167Completely Different - The magic of spring
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
167Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
167Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
167Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
167Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
167Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
167Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
167In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
167Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
167
167No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
166Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
166Nature Notes: Love is in the air
166Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
166Creatures of the Night
166Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
166From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
166From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
165Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
165Teen Voice: Catfished
165Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
165Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
165Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
165Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
165
165Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
165News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
165Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
164From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
164Teen Voice: Body image
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
164Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
164Support emergency services personnel
164Fourth of July meetings
164Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
164Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
164News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
164Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
163Teen Voice: Serendipity
163Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
163Teeing Off: Mind Gym
163Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
163Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
163Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
163Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
162From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
162Lyman Review: Winter's dog
162Religious freedom must be protected
162Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
162At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
162Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
162Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
162At the Monument: Find Your Park
162Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
162From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
161Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
161At the Monument: Junior Rangers
161Synchronicity:What brings me back
161Power of legumes
161At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
161Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
161At the Monument: Museum collections
160Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
160View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
160At the Monument: Living History
160From the hill: Spurring Innovation
159Teen Voice: Footprints
159Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
159Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
159Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
159Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
159Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
158From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
158Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
158From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
158Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
158Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
158Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
158Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
158No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
157Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
157Website Resources
157Linked Lives
157Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
157In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
157Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
157The Good Life: All that remains is love
157From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
156Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
156Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
156Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
156Across The Fence: Van Tassell
156Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
155Teen Voice: Remember what you have
155At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
155Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
155No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
155News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
154Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
154Their View: Goal post move unfair
154No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
153Across the Fence: The Pony Express
153Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
153Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
153College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
153Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
153To whom are we thankful?
153Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
153A national day of Thanksgiving
153No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
152In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
152Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
152Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
151Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
151Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
151At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
151Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
151No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
151Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
150Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
150Rural America and immigration reform
150A Halloween Story: The scary dream
150No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
150No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
150No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
150Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
150An open letter to Trump supporters
149Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
149Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
149Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
148 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
147Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
147 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
147Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
147LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
146Teeing Off: The thing about state
146Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
146From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
146A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
144Our View: The elephant in the room
144Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
144Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
144Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
143Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
143All Points West: The only stupid question
143Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
142
142Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
142At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
141A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
141Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
141Infamy - by Richard Reeves
140Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
140Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
139At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
139Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
139Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
139Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
138Teen Voice: The Other Side
138In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
138No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
137Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
137Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
137Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
136No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
135No Till Notes: Moving Forward
135No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
135No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
134Be kind through communications
134Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
134Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
133Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
133From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
132Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
132Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
132Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
132From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
131Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
131Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
131Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
131Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
130No-till Notes: Stripper head
129Achieving your dreams takes work
129The Good Life: There is good everywhere
129Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
129Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
129Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
129No Till Notes: Residue levels
128No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
128No-Till Notes: Observations
127‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
127From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
127No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
127A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
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125No-Till Notes: Potential
125Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
124
124Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
124Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
124No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
124Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
122Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
122No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
122Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
122Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
121Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
121Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
121Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
120Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
120No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
120No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
119Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
119Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
117Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
117Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
116Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
115Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
115Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
115From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
113No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
113News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
113Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
111Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
111No-Till Notes: Water conservation
111Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111Torn between now and somewhere down the line
110Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
106A mom’s thoughts on social media
105Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
104Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
104At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
104Enjoy the festivities
103Simply October
103Walkable, bikeable communities
103Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
102The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
102No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
102Easter
101Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
100At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
96Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
96Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
93Our view: United we can build
92I love Thanksgiving
90No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
86Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
82Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
81Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
80At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
78Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
78The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
74At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
71In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
70Welcome home
66Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
61Letter to the Editor
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
61‘Is there something I can do?’
58Letter to the Editor
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52Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
52Letter to the Editor
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
48Our View: A failure to communicate
44Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2577Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1299Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1274From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1208All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1185The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1139From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
929All Points West: We’re on the same team
818Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
680The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
631Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
617No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
615Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
607Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
599News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
595Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
566From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
565All Points West: Long live great coffee
527Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
523All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
523Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
488Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
471Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
469Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
467Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
458Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
457Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
455Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
451In My View: Defying disabilities
450Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
448Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
446Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
435Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
427Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
427Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
421Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
420Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
417Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
412Washington Report: Power of the Purse
410No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
409Washington: Protecting taxpayers
409News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
406Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
406From the Hill: Working for Offutt
404Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
404From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
403Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
401Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
398Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
395The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
394Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
390From the hill: Accountability Matters
388Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
386All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
385Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
378All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
376From the capitol: A System That Cares
375From the hill: “Hello” World
373Observations Only : White water
373From the hill: Good Neighbors
371Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
370From the Hill: May in Nebraska
370Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
369From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
354Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
354From the hill: Kerrie On
353Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
352All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
351From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
349News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
348Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
347Teen Voice: Teen slang
345All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
345Jack’s Insights – April 2016
345All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
344Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
340Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
340News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
336No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
336All Points West: Rising above ourselves
335Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
331Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
330News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
330Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
329Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
329All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
327Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
327Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
326Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
325Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
325A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
325Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
322Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
322All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
322Washington: Mindful of our heroes
321Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
320Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
319Healthy: What you believe, you become
318Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
318Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
318From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
315Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
315Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
314Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
312All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
312Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
310All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
308Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
308Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
307Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
306Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
305Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
305Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
305In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
305News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
303Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
302Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
302Anno Domini: On this remembering day
302News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
301Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
301Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
301Observations Only: Gone away
301Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
300Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
299The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
299From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
298From the Capitol: Budget balanced
297Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
296Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
296The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
295News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
294Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
293Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
293Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
292Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
292All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
292Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
291Across The Fence: A day For thanks
290Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
289Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
288Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
288Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
287All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
287News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
287Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
286Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
286A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
286No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
285All Points West: Led by our tongues
284Washington report: Conservative Champions
283Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
283Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
283Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
283News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
282Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
282News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
281What's the deal with organic milk?
281A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
281Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
281Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
279Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
279Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
279Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
278Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
278Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
277Anno Domini: We gather together
277Teen Voice: The gift of caring
277Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
276Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
275Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
275Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
274Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
273Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
273Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
273Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
273From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
272No-Till Notes: Looking Back
272Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
272News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
271Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
271Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
271Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
271News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
270Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
269A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
269Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
269News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
268The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
268From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
266A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
266Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
266Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
266Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
266Creativity dampened by standardized testing
264Observations Only: Critical thinking
264Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
263Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
263No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
262I'm falling for Tumblr?
262Across the Fence: The hand dug well
262Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
262Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
262Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
261A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
260Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
259Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
259Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
259News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
258Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
258Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
258Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
258Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
257Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
257Teen Voice: To the future
257Think about manufacturing at polls
257From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
256Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
256A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
256Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
256A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
255Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
255Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
255Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
255Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
254Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
254From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
254From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
253Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
252Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
252Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
252Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
252News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
251Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
251Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
251No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
250Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
250Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
250Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
250Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
250Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
250Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
249Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
249A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
249All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
248Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
248SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
248Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
248Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
248Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
247The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
247A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
247Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
247Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
247Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
247Across the Fence: Amanda
247Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
247Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
246Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
245Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
245Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
245Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
244Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
244Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
244Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
243Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
243Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
242Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
242Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
242Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
242All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
242From the hill: A Safer Place
242Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
242All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
241From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
241Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
241Why you should visit the zoo in February
241A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
240Observations Only: Sister lost
240Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
240The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
240Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
240The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
240No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
240Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
240News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
239The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
239Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
239Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
239Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
239Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
239Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
238Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
238Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
238Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
238All Points West: We shall not give into fear
238From the hill: Healing Our Nation
237A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
237Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
236Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
236The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
236Observations Only: Going home
236No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
236Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
236No Till Notes: Final Stop
236All Points West: A community on the move
235Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
235Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
235Our View: Community responsible for kids
235Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
235Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
235From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
235From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
234Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
234Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
234Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
234From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
233Totally Random: Life’s ripples
233Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
233All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
233Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
232From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
232The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
232Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
232No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
232Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
232The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
232Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
232Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
231Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
231Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
231Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
231Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
231Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
231All Points West: Never far from the trail
231News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
231All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
231News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
230The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
230Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
230Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
230No Till Notes:
230Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
230Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
229The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
229Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
229Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
228The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
228Observations Only: A day in August
228A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
228From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
227A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
227Observations Only: Good and evil
227Observations Only: Final moment
227Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
227Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
227No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
226Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
226Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
226Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
225Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
225No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
225News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
225Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
224Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
224Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
224No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
224Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
224Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
224News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
224Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
224Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
223A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
223Observations Only: Saint Marge
223No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
223Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
223Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
222A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
222Guest Voices…
222The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
222Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
222No-Till Notes: The value of water
222Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
221Time keeps flowing like a river
221Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
221Observations Only: A gift of serenity
221Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
221Teen Voice: Stress test
221Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
220Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
220Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
220Observations Only: Reality check
220Observations Only: The last toothpick
220Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
220Why parents are important
219Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
219Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
219Observations Only: The awful truth
219Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
219Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
219News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
219News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
218Observations Only: Uneventful flight
218Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
218Observations Only: Temptation
218Observations Only: A matter of matter
218The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
218Observations Only: Indifferent love
218Observations Only: Waiting time
218Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
218Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
218From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
218From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
218Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
217Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
217Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
217 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
217A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
217Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
217Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
217Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
217Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
217At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
217Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
217Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
216Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
216Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
216Observations Only: A sad week
216Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
216Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
216No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
216Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
216Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
216Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
216Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
215Observations Only: A matter of paradox
215Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
215Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
215Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
215Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
215Building Bridges: Love your enemies
215Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
215Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
215Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
215From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
215No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
214A last look at the Nebraska Zone
214Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
214Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
214Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
214Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
213Observations Only: A fine line
213A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
213The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
213Observations Only: The vigil
213The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
213Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
212Observations Only: Curious things
212A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
212Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
212Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
212Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
212Observations Only: The last goodbye
212Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
212No-til Notes: Changing plans
211A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
211Teen Voice: Equality
211A Stray Moment: God Knows
211Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
211Totally Random: My journey, life after living
211Letters to the Editor
211A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
211The Christmas Story
211Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
211Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
211News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
210Completely Different: It's all in the family
210Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
210Observations Only: Willfulness
210Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
210Observations Only: Off to the races
210Totally Random: October, the pink month
210Observations Only: One more time
210Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
210Teen Voice: My rebellion
210Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
210Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
210Washington Report: Improving rural air service
209Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
209A Stray Moment: Without a net
209Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
209Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
208Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
208From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
208Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
208From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
207Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
207The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
207Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
207The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
207Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
207Observations Only: Hog wash
207Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
207Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
206Observations Only: Curious things, part II
206Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
206Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
206Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
206Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
206Teen Voice: He’s my dad
205Observations Only: Beginnings
205Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
205Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
204Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
204From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
204Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
204 Across The Fence: County Fair
204Letters to the Editor
203Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
203Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
203Observations Only: The need to understand
203Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
203No-till Notes: Moving forward
203For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
203Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
203News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
202Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
202A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
202Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
202No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
201A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
201Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
201Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
200The Good Life: The two different types of business people
200Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
200From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
199Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
199From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
199Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
199Observations Only: The shadow of error
199Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
199Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
199Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
199Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
199Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
198Teen Voice: Being a girl
198Teen Voice: The need to get away
198Lyman Review: Devil calf
198Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
198No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
198A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
198No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
198News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
198Washington report: Feeding a world in need
198Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
198From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
197Observations Only: The vision
197Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
197Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
197A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
197
197Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
197Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
197Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
197Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
197In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
196Observations Only: A soul’s journey
196Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
196Teen Voice: The rivalry
196From the Hill: More Work Ahead
196No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
196Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
196No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
196No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
196All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
196Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
195Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
195No-Till Notes: Back in the field
195Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
195Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
195At the Monument: Night Sky
195No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
195No Till Notes: Saying uncle
195Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
195Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
194Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
194A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
194Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
194Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
193Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
193A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
192Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
192Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
192A Small World: Special guest
192Lyman Review: One mean chicken
192At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
192A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
192Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
192News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
192Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
191Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
191Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
191Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
191Teen Voice: Shadow art
191The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
191Teeing Off: Around the Green
191 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
191Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
191In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
191Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
191Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
191Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
190Observations Only: Expect the best
190Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
190“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
189Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
189In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
189Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
189Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
189News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
189News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
189Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
188Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
188Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
188Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
188Totally Random: Trusting the fates
187Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
187Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
187Observations Only: Choices
187Observations Only: Divine prompts
187Teen Voice: Cyber War
187At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
187Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
186Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
186Totally Random: The Golden Rule
186Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
186Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
186Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
186No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
186A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
186From the hill: Stand Up for Life
185Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
185Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
185Observations Only: A good daughter
185Prairie Dogs
185Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
185From the hill: Serving You
185All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
184Trash cans
184Teen Voice: Silence
184A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
184Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
184Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
183A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
183Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
183A real leaning tree Christmas
183Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
183At the Library: March into a good book
183Lyman Review: Dog fun
183History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
183At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
183A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
182Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
182Observations Only: Divine spirit
182Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
182Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
182From the hill: Giving Thanks
181Across the Fence: Building Barns
181From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
181Observations Only: Journey's end
181Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
181Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
181Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
180Teen Voice: Inspire me
180View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
180Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
180A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
180From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
179Observations only : Sisters of the world
179Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
179Observations Only: The visit
179Lyman Review: The love goat
179Teen Voice: What is love?
179At the Monument: That old (historic) building
179A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
179From the hill: Keeping America Safe
178Teeing Off: Persistence
178Teen Voice: Where is the love?
178In the Hills: Explore the state parks
178Letter to the editor
178Jane’s Secret: The Telling
178Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
178Teen Voice: Out with homework
178No-Till Notes: 10 tips
178Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
177Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
177Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
177Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
177Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
177Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
177Greetings from the State Capitol
177Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
177Support letters requested for airport
177Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
177A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
176Teen Voice: Living within our means
176Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
176Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
176
175Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
175Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
175Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
175Teen Voice: Self-expression
175Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
175Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
175At the Monument: Where are the animals?
175The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
175Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
175News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
174Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
174Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
174Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
174Lyman Review: Branding Time
174Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
174Reach out for challenges
173Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
173Across The Fence: Last Christmas
173At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
173Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
173Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
173News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
172Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
172Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
172A Small World: Savoring county fair days
172Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
172At the Monument: Art in National Parks
172Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
171Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
171Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
171Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
171Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
170Totally Random: Happy Halloween
170Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
170Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
170Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
170From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
170New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
170Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
170From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
170No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
169Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
169Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
169Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
169From the hill: The Year Ahead
169Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
168Observations Only : The orphanage
168Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
168Totally Random: Where does it go?
168What’s really going on with our water?
168Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
168From the hill: Working for you
167A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
167From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
167Completely Different - The magic of spring
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
167Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
167Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
167Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
167Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
167Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
167Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
167In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
167Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
167
167No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
166The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
166Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
166Nature Notes: Love is in the air
166Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
166Creatures of the Night
166Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
166From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
166From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
165It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
165Observations Only: A new direction
165Teen Voice: The more the merrier
165Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
165Teen Voice: Catfished
165Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
165Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
165Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
165Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
165
165Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
165News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
165Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
164Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
164A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
164From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
164Teen Voice: Body image
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
164Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
164Support emergency services personnel
164Fourth of July meetings
164Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
164Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
164News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
164Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
163We need a few good people
163Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
163The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
163Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
163Teen Voice: Serendipity
163Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
163Teeing Off: Mind Gym
163Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
163Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
163Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
163Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
162It's no surprise
162From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
162Lyman Review: Winter's dog
162Religious freedom must be protected
162Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
162At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
162Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
162Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
162At the Monument: Find Your Park
162Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
162From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
161Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
161Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
161Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
161At the Monument: Junior Rangers
161Synchronicity:What brings me back
161Power of legumes
161At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
161Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
161At the Monument: Museum collections
160Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
160From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
160Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
160View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
160At the Monument: Living History
160From the hill: Spurring Innovation
159From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
159Teen Voice: Footprints
159Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
159Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
159Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
159Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
159Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
158Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
158From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
158Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
158From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
158Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
158Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
158Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
158Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
158No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
157Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
157Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
157Website Resources
157Linked Lives
157Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
157In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
157Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
157The Good Life: All that remains is love
157From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
156Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
156Home of the Brave
156Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
156Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
156Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
156Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
156Across The Fence: Van Tassell
156Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
155Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
155Observations Only: The meeting
155Teen Voice: Remember what you have
155At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
155Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
155No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
155News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
154Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
154Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
154Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
154Their View: Goal post move unfair
154No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
153Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
153Assad’s endgame
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
153Across the Fence: The Pony Express
153Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
153Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
153College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
153Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
153To whom are we thankful?
153Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
153A national day of Thanksgiving
153No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
152Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
152In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
152Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
152Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
151Observations Only: Saturday delight
151Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
151Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
151At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
151Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
151No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
151Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
150Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
150Rural America and immigration reform
150A Halloween Story: The scary dream
150No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
150No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
150No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
150Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
150An open letter to Trump supporters
149Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
149Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
149Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
149Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
149Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
148Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
148 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
147Observations Only - Two ages of man
147Life's curve balls
147The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
147Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
147 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
147Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
147LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
146Age of reason
146Teeing Off: The thing about state
146Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
146From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
146A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
145Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
144Observations Only: Just around the corner
144Our View: The elephant in the room
144Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
144Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
144Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
143Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
143In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
143Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
143All Points West: The only stupid question
143Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
142Across the fence: Something worth remembering
142
142Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
142At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
141A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
141Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
141Infamy - by Richard Reeves
140Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
140Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
139Completely Different: Tales from the mat
139Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
139Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
139The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
139At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
139Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
139Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
139Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
138Being a Nebraskan – border to border
138Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
138SELL-OUT!
138A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
138Teen Voice: The Other Side
138In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
138No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
137Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
137Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
137Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
137Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
137Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
136Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
136 Taking a big risk
136No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
135A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
135No Till Notes: Moving Forward
135No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
135No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
134Be kind through communications
134Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
134Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
133Permission to remember
133Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
133Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
133From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
132Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
132Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
132Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
132Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
132From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
131Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
131The ghost of Ayn Rand
131Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
131Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
131Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
131Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
130Observations Only : Mission accomplished
130Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
130Observations Only: Extreme measures
130From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
130No-till Notes: Stripper head
129A Small World: Time traveling
129Observations Only: What's in a word?
129Observations Only: Together again
129Achieving your dreams takes work
129The Good Life: There is good everywhere
129Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
129Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
129Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
129No Till Notes: Residue levels
128My mini Pen and me
128Observations Only: The joy of money
128No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
128No-Till Notes: Observations
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
127The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
127‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
127From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
127No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
127A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
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126
125Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
125Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
125
125No-Till Notes: Potential
125Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
124
124Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
124Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
124No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
124Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
123Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
122Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
122Our view . . .Sports Complex
122Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
122No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
122Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
122Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
121A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
121Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
121Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
121Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
120Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
120Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
120Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
120No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
120No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
119Welcome to Gering
119Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
119Observations Only: Painting a picture
119Observations Only: Sister odyssey
119Observations Only: North Powder
119Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
119Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
118Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
118Observations Only: No thank you
118A Stray Moment: The last time
118Observations Only: Blue chip stock
117Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
117Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
117Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
116Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
116Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
116Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
115A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
115Observations Only: Spider adventure
115Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
115Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
115From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
114Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
114Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
113Silence please
113No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
113News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
113Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
112Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
111Completely Different: The Quest
111Economic development update
111From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
111A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
111Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
111Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
111Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
111No-Till Notes: Water conservation
111Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111Torn between now and somewhere down the line
110Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
110Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
110Across the Fence: On The road
110Observations Only: Giving up
110Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
110Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
108Completely Different: Your local government and you
108Observations Only: Surprises
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
107Seeing the works of the master
107The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
107Observations Only: Scourge of violence
106Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
106A mom’s thoughts on social media
105Observations Only: Counting chickens
105Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
104Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
104Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
104Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
104The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
104Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
104Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
104At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
104Enjoy the festivities
103Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
103Simply October
103Walkable, bikeable communities
103Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
102The zombie apocalypse and you
102From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
102Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
102The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
102No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
102Easter
101Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
101Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
101Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
101Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
101Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
101Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
100Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
100At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
99Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
98Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
97Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
97Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
97Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
97From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
96Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
96Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
96Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
96Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
94Do You Tube?
94The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
94Teen Voice: Today’s television
93Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
93Our view: United we can build
92Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
92I love Thanksgiving
91Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
90From the Superintendent’s Desk
90No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
89Letter to the Editor
89From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
89From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
87Social time has important benefits
87Our View: Bravo OTD committee
87Teen Voice: Not just another ride
86Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
85LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
84Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
83Teen Voice: March Madness
83Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
83Timing makes perfect
82LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
82Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
82Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
81View from the block
81Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
81Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
80Practice safe barbecue basics
80Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
80Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
80At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
78Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
78The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
76Our View: Visionaries wanted
76Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
74Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
74At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
71In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
70Welcome home
66Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
64Remembering When
64Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
64Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62The hills, part 1: Mustangs
62Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
61From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
61Letter to the Editor
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
61‘Is there something I can do?’
60From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
58Letter to the Editor
56Teen Voice: Happy news
55Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
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52From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
52Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
52Letter to the Editor
51Teen Voice: The road of hatred
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
48Our View: A failure to communicate
44Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41My Thanksgiving prayer
41To The Editor
38Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
33Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
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