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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273Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
273Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
273Washington Report: Improving rural air service
272Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
272The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
272Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
272A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
272Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
272News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
272All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
271Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
271The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
271Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
271Observations Only: The last goodbye
271Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
271No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
270From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
270Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
270Observations Only: A fine line
270Totally Random: October, the pink month
270Observations Only: Hog wash
270Observations Only: One more time
270View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
270In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
270Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
270Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
269Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
269Observations Only: Willfulness
269Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
269 Across The Fence: County Fair
269
269Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
269Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
268Observations Only: Curious things, part II
268Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
268Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
268No-till Notes: Moving forward
268Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
268News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
267Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
267Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
267Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
266Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
266Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
266Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
265Observations Only: The need to understand
265Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
265Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
265Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
265Why parents are important
265From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
264From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
264Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
264The Good Life: The two different types of business people
264Teen Voice: The rivalry
264No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
264A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
264Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
264Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
263Observations Only: Beginnings
263Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
263Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
263Letters to the Editor
263Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
263News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
262From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
262Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
262A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
262Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
262Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261Observations Only: A soul’s journey
261Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
261Observations Only: The vision
261Lyman Review: Devil calf
261A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
261Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
261At the Monument: Night Sky
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
261All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
260A Small World: Special guest
260Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
259Observations Only: The shadow of error
259Teeing Off: Around the Green
259History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
258Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
258Observations Only: Expect the best
258No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
258Washington report: Feeding a world in need
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
258Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
257Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
257Teen Voice: Being a girl
257Teen Voice: Shadow art
257Observations Only: Divine spirit
257Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
257No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
256Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
256Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
256Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
256Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
256Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
256From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
256From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
255Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
255Teen Voice: The need to get away
255Observations Only: A good daughter
255Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
255 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
254From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
254Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
254Teen Voice: Silence
254From the Hill: More Work Ahead
254In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
254No-Till Notes: Back in the field
254Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
254News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
253Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
253Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
253Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
253In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
252Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
252At the Library: March into a good book
252Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
252Reach out for challenges
251Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
251At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
251News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
250Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
250Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
250Lyman Review: One mean chicken
250Totally Random: Trusting the fates
250Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
250No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
250Prairie Dogs
249Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
249Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
249Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
249Teen Voice: Cyber War
249Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
249
248Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
248Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
248Religious freedom must be protected
247Observations Only: Divine prompts
247Lyman Review: The love goat
247Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
247Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
247Golden Spade
246Observations Only: Choices
246The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
246Letter to the editor
246Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
246Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
245Lyman Review: Dog fun
244Totally Random: The Golden Rule
244Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
244Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
244A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
244Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
244Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
243Observations Only: Journey's end
243Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
243Observations Only: The visit
243Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
243From the hill: Serving You
243Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
242Teeing Off: Persistence
242At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
242Support letters requested for airport
242No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
241Teen Voice: Self-expression
241At the Monument: That old (historic) building
241In the Hills: Explore the state parks
241From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
241At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
241Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
241News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
240Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
240A real leaning tree Christmas
240Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
240Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
240Greetings from the State Capitol
240Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
240Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
240
240Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
239Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
239Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
239Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
239A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
239News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
238Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
238Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
238Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
237Lyman Review: Branding Time
237At the Monument: Where are the animals?
237Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
237Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
237Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
236Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
236Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
236Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
236Teen Voice: Inspire me
236Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
236Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
235Teen Voice: Living within our means
235Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
235Across The Fence: Last Christmas
234Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
234Teen Voice: Where is the love?
234Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
234Teen Voice: He’s my dad
234From the hill: Stand Up for Life
233Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
233Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
233Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
233From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
232Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
232A Small World: Savoring county fair days
232Totally Random: Happy Halloween
232Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
232Support emergency services personnel
232At the Monument: Art in National Parks
231Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
231From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
231Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
231Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
231Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
230Teen Voice: What is love?
230Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
230Teen Voice: Footprints
230Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
230Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
230Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
230Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
230Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
229Teen Voice: Catfished
229Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
229Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
229Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
229Totally Random: Where does it go?
229From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
228Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
228Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
228Nature Notes: Love is in the air
228What’s really going on with our water?
227Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
227From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
227Teen Voice: Serendipity
227Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
227Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
227Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
227New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
227Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
227Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
227Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
226From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
226Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
226Synchronicity:What brings me back
226A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
225Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
225View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
225At the Monument: Junior Rangers
225In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
225At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
225Teen Voice: Out with homework
225From the hill: The Year Ahead
224Completely Different - The magic of spring
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
224Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
224A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
223From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
223Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
223Teeing Off: Mind Gym
223Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
223Their View: Goal post move unfair
223Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
223Creatures of the Night
223
222Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
222Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
222Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
222Lyman Review: Winter's dog
222Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
222At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
222Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
222Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
222Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
221Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
221Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
221Fourth of July meetings
221At the Monument: Living History
221No Till Notes: Saying uncle
221From the hill: Keeping America Safe
221“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
220Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
220Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
220Website Resources
220Linked Lives
220Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
220No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
219Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
219Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
219Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
219Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
219Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
219Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
218At the Monument: Museum collections
218Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
217Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
217From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
217Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
217From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
216Teen Voice: Body image
216Teen Voice: Remember what you have
216At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
216From the hill: Giving Thanks
215From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
215Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
215At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
215College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
215Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
214Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
212Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
212Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
212From the hill: Working for you
211From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
211Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
211Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
211Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
211In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
211To whom are we thankful?
210Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
210In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
210From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
209Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
209Across the Fence: The Pony Express
209Rural America and immigration reform
209In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
209Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
209Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
209News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
208A Halloween Story: The scary dream
208Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
208From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
208No-Till Notes: 10 tips
207Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
207Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
207Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
206Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
206Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
205Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
205Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
205Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
205Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
205At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
205Jane’s Secret: The Telling
204Teeing Off: The thing about state
203Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
201In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
201From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
200Our View: The elephant in the room
200No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
200Teen Voice: That was intense
198Teen Voice: The Other Side
198Be kind through communications
198No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
197
197 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
196The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
195At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
195Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
195No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
192Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
191Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Power of legumes
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
187From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
186
186A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
185Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
185Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
185From the hill: Spurring Innovation
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
185Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
184Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
184From the hill: The PAWS Act
183Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
183All Points West: The only stupid question
183Infamy - by Richard Reeves
183Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
182
182
182Across The Fence: Van Tassell
182An open letter to Trump supporters
181No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
181No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
181From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
181A national day of Thanksgiving
181Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
181Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
180Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
180No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
178News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
177
177Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
177A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
177A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
176Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175The Good Life: All that remains is love
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
174Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
174LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
173Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
172Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
172Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
171No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
170Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
167No Till Notes: Moving Forward
167Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
167A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
167Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
167From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
167Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
166Achieving your dreams takes work
165Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
165Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
165Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
165Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
165All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
164Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
164Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
164From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
164No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
158No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
157‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
157No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
157Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
157No Till Notes: Residue levels
156No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
156Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
156Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
153Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
153Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
151Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
151Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
149The Good Life: There is good everywhere
149No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
149No-Till Notes: Potential
149No-Till Notes: Observations
149Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
148Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
148Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
148Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
147Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
147Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
147No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
146No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
146Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
144Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
144From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
144Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
143Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
142Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
141Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
141No-Till Notes: Water conservation
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
140Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
140Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
139Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
137Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
136Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
134A mom’s thoughts on social media
132Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
132Torn between now and somewhere down the line
131Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
131No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
130Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
127No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
123Enjoy the festivities
123Simply October
123I love Thanksgiving
122The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
122At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
121Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
120Easter
120At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
120The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118Walkable, bikeable communities
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
116Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
114Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
114Our view: United we can build
114At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
106Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
105Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
103NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
99Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
95Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
92Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
91Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
89At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
83Letter to the Editor
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78‘Is there something I can do?’
73Letter to the Editor
72Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
70
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
66Letter to the Editor
65Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
61To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8094Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
2965Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1796Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1351Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1304All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1294From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1237The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1189From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1040All Points West: We’re on the same team
1004Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
718The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
710No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
705Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
701Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
692News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
687Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
676Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
647All Points West: Long live great coffee
647From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
625Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
614All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
605Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
602Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
602Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
602Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
587Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
579Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
577Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
575Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
568The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
547News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
543Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
535Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
525Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
517No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
516Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
514Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
511In My View: Defying disabilities
508Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
508Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
508Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
506Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
498Washington: Protecting taxpayers
497News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
495Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
491Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
490Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
488All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
487Washington Report: Power of the Purse
486Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
485Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
482All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
479Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
465From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
454Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
453Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
449From the hill: Accountability Matters
448All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
448Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
440From the Hill: Working for Offutt
439Observations Only : White water
439Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
438Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
437Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
437All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
436From the hill: “Hello” World
432Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
431Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
427A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
427Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
426All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
426Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
426From the capitol: A System That Cares
424From the Hill: May in Nebraska
423From the hill: Good Neighbors
422All Points West: Rising above ourselves
421All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
420Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
420News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
420News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
419All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
418Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
418All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
417Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
417Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
417From the hill: Kerrie On
417From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
412Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
412Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
412Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
411All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
410Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
408Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
406Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
405A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
404Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
402Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
402Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
402Washington: Mindful of our heroes
401Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
400Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
400No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
399Anno Domini: On this remembering day
397Teen Voice: Teen slang
396Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
394Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
394A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
393Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
392Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
392Jack’s Insights – April 2016
391Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
391From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
390Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
390News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
390Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
389Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
387Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
386Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
385Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
385Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
384Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
383Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
383News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
381Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
380Anno Domini: We gather together
379Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
379Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
378Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
378All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
376Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
375News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
374Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
374Observations Only: Gone away
374News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
373Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
371Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
371Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
371Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
370A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
370Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
370Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
369Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
369Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
369All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
369From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
368Washington report: Conservative Champions
368In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
368News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
367News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
366Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
365Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
365Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
365Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
365Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
364The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
364Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
364Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
364Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
362Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
362Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
361Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
360Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
360Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
359Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
359Across The Fence: A day For thanks
358Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
358All Points West: Led by our tongues
357Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
357All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
356Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
356Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
355Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
353Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
352Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
352Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
352Healthy: What you believe, you become
351A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
351A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
351Teen Voice: The gift of caring
351Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
350Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
349Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
349Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
347Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
347Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
347From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
346Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
346No-Till Notes: Looking Back
346No Till Notes:
345A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
345Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
344A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
344Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
344Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
344News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
344News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
343Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
343Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
343Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
342Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
342Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
342Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
341Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
341Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
340A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
340Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
339Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
338The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
337Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
336News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
336Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
336Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
335Our View: Community responsible for kids
335Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
334Observations Only: Critical thinking
334Across the Fence: The hand dug well
334A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
334From the Capitol: Budget balanced
334News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
333What's the deal with organic milk?
333Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
333Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
332Teen Voice: To the future
332Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
331Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
331The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
331Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
331All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
330Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
330Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
330All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
330All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
329Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
328Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
328Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
327News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
327Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
326Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
326From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
326News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
326No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
326Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
325Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
325Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
325Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
324Observations Only: Sister lost
324Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
323Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
323Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
322Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
322Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
322All Points West: We shall not give into fear
320Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
320A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
320Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
320Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
319Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
319Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
318Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
318Across the Fence: Amanda
318Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
317I'm falling for Tumblr?
317Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
317A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
317Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
317Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
317Creativity dampened by standardized testing
316Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
316Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
316Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
315A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
314Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
313Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
313From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
312Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
312A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
312Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
312No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
311Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
311Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
311No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
310The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
310Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
310News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
310Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
310Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
309Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
309Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
309Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
309Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
308Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
308News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
308From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
307The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
307A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
307Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
307Why you should visit the zoo in February
307No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
307Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
307Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
307All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
307Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
306Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
306SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
306Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
306No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
305A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
305From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
305Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
305All Points West: A community on the move
304Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
304Totally Random: Life’s ripples
304Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
304News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
304From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
303Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
303A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
303Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
303No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
303Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
303Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
302Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
302The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
301The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
301Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
301Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
300Observations Only: Going home
300A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
300All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
299The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
299Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
299Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
299Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
299Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
299News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
298Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
298Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
298Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
298No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
298No Till Notes: Final Stop
298Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
296Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
296Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
296No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
296All Points West: Never far from the trail
296From the hill: A Safer Place
295Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
295Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
295A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
295News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
295From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
295Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
294Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
294From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
294Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
294Observations Only: A day in August
294No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
294The Christmas Story
294Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
294Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
293Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
293Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
293Think about manufacturing at polls
292A Stray Moment: God Knows
292Observations Only: Waiting time
292No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
292Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
292News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
291The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
291From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
291Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
290Time keeps flowing like a river
290Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
290The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
290Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
290The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
290Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
290Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
289Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
289Observations Only: Good and evil
289Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
289A Stray Moment: Without a net
289Observations Only: Final moment
289No-til Notes: Changing plans
289Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
289News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
289News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
289Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
289Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
289Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
288Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
288Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
288Observations Only: Reality check
288Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
288Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
288Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
288Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
288A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
288Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
287The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
287Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
287Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
287No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
287Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
287Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
286A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
286Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
286Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
286The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
286Letters to the Editor
286No-Till Notes: The value of water
286Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
286From the hill: Healing Our Nation
285 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
285Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
285Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
285Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
285Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
285Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
285Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
284A last look at the Nebraska Zone
284Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
284Observations Only: Temptation
284Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
284Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
284Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
284From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
283Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
283Observations Only: A gift of serenity
283Observations Only: The awful truth
283Teen Voice: My rebellion
283Observations Only: The vigil
283At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
283Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
283Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
282Observations Only: Curious things
282A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
282Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
282Teen Voice: Stress test
282Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
282Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
281Observations Only: Saint Marge
281Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
281Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
281Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
281Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
281Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
281Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
280Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
280Guest Voices…
280Observations Only: A matter of paradox
280Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
280For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
280From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
280From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
279Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
279A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
279Observations Only: Uneventful flight
279Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
279Observations Only: Indifferent love
279Observations Only: The last toothpick
279A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
278The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
278Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
278Totally Random: My journey, life after living
278Building Bridges: Love your enemies
278Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
278News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
277Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
277Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
277The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
277Observations Only: A sad week
277Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
277Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
277Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
277All Points West: The energy to do things right
276Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
276Observations Only: A matter of matter
276Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
276Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
275The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
275Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
275Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
275A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
275A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
275News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
274Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
274Teen Voice: Equality
274Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
274Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
274A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
274The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
273Observations Only: Off to the races
273Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
273Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
273Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
273Washington Report: Improving rural air service
272Completely Different: It's all in the family
272Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
272The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
272Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
272A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
272Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
272News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
272All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
271Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
271Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
271The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
271Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
271Observations Only: The last goodbye
271Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
271No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
270From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
270Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
270Observations Only: A fine line
270Totally Random: October, the pink month
270Observations Only: Hog wash
270Observations Only: One more time
270View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
270In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
270Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
270Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
269Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
269Observations Only: Willfulness
269Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
269 Across The Fence: County Fair
269
269Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
269Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
268Observations Only: Curious things, part II
268Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
268Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
268No-till Notes: Moving forward
268Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
268News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
267Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
267Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
267Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
266Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
266Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
266Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
265Observations Only: The need to understand
265Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
265Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
265Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
265Why parents are important
265From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
264From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
264Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
264The Good Life: The two different types of business people
264Teen Voice: The rivalry
264No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
264A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
264Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
264Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
263Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
263Observations Only: Beginnings
263Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
263Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
263Letters to the Editor
263Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
263News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
262From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
262Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
262A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
262Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
262Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261Observations Only: A soul’s journey
261Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
261Observations Only: The vision
261Lyman Review: Devil calf
261A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
261Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
261At the Monument: Night Sky
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
261All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
260A Small World: Special guest
260Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
259Observations Only: The shadow of error
259Teeing Off: Around the Green
259History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
258Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
258Observations Only: Expect the best
258No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
258Washington report: Feeding a world in need
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
258Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
257Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
257Teen Voice: Being a girl
257Teen Voice: Shadow art
257Observations Only: Divine spirit
257Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
257No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
256Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
256Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
256Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
256Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
256Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
256Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
256Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
256From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
256From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
255Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
255Teen Voice: The need to get away
255Observations Only: A good daughter
255Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
255 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
254From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
254Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
254Teen Voice: Silence
254From the Hill: More Work Ahead
254In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
254No-Till Notes: Back in the field
254Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
254News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
253Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
253Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
253Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
253In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
252Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
252At the Library: March into a good book
252Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
252Reach out for challenges
251Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
251Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
251Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
251Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
251At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
251News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
250Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
250Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
250Lyman Review: One mean chicken
250Totally Random: Trusting the fates
250Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
250No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
250Prairie Dogs
249Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
249Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
249Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
249Teen Voice: Cyber War
249Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
249
248Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
248Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
248Religious freedom must be protected
247Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
247Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
247Observations Only: Divine prompts
247Lyman Review: The love goat
247Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
247Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
247Golden Spade
246Observations Only: Choices
246The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
246Letter to the editor
246Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
246Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
245Lyman Review: Dog fun
244Totally Random: The Golden Rule
244Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
244Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
244A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
244Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
244Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
243Observations Only: Journey's end
243Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
243Observations Only: The visit
243Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
243From the hill: Serving You
243Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
242Teeing Off: Persistence
242At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
242Support letters requested for airport
242No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
241Teen Voice: Self-expression
241At the Monument: That old (historic) building
241In the Hills: Explore the state parks
241From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
241At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
241Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
241News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
240Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
240A real leaning tree Christmas
240Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
240Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
240Greetings from the State Capitol
240Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
240Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
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240Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
239Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
239Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
239Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
239A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
239News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
238Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
238Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
238Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
237Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
237Lyman Review: Branding Time
237At the Monument: Where are the animals?
237Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
237Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
237Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
236Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
236Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
236Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
236Teen Voice: Inspire me
236Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
236Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
235Teen Voice: Living within our means
235Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
235Across The Fence: Last Christmas
234Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
234Teen Voice: Where is the love?
234Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
234Teen Voice: He’s my dad
234From the hill: Stand Up for Life
233Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
233Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
233Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
233From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
232Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
232A Small World: Savoring county fair days
232Totally Random: Happy Halloween
232Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
232Support emergency services personnel
232At the Monument: Art in National Parks
231Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
231From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
231Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
231Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
231Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
230Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
230Teen Voice: What is love?
230Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
230Teen Voice: Footprints
230Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
230Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
230Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
230Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
230Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
229Teen Voice: Catfished
229Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
229Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
229Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
229Totally Random: Where does it go?
229From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
228Across the Fence: Building Barns
228Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
228Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
228Nature Notes: Love is in the air
228What’s really going on with our water?
227Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
227From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
227Teen Voice: Serendipity
227Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
227Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
227Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
227New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
227Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
227Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
227Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
226Trash cans
226From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
226Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
226Synchronicity:What brings me back
226A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
225Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
225Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
225View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
225At the Monument: Junior Rangers
225In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
225At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
225Teen Voice: Out with homework
225From the hill: The Year Ahead
224Completely Different - The magic of spring
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
224Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
224A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
223From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
223Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
223Teeing Off: Mind Gym
223Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
223Their View: Goal post move unfair
223Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
223Creatures of the Night
223
222A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
222Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
222Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
222Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
222Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
222Lyman Review: Winter's dog
222Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
222At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
222Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
222Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
222Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
221Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
221Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
221Fourth of July meetings
221At the Monument: Living History
221No Till Notes: Saying uncle
221From the hill: Keeping America Safe
221“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
220Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
220Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
220Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
220Website Resources
220Linked Lives
220Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
220No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
219Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
219Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
219Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
219Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
219Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
219Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
218A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
218At the Monument: Museum collections
218Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
217Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
217From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
217Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
217From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
216Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
216Teen Voice: Body image
216Teen Voice: Remember what you have
216At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
216From the hill: Giving Thanks
215From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
215Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
215At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
215College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
215Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
214Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
213Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
212Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
212Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
212From the hill: Working for you
211Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
211From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
211Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
211Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
211Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
211In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
211To whom are we thankful?
210Observations only : Sisters of the world
210Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
210In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
210From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
209Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
209Across the Fence: The Pony Express
209Rural America and immigration reform
209In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
209Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
209Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
209News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
208Observations Only : The orphanage
208A Halloween Story: The scary dream
208Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
208From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
208No-Till Notes: 10 tips
207Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
207Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
207Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
206Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
206Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
205We need a few good people
205Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
205It's no surprise
205Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
205Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
205Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
205Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
205Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
205At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
205Jane’s Secret: The Telling
204Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
204Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
204Teen Voice: The more the merrier
204Teeing Off: The thing about state
203Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
201Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
201In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
201From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
200It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
200Our View: The elephant in the room
200No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
200Teen Voice: That was intense
199Observations Only: A new direction
198Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
198Teen Voice: The Other Side
198Be kind through communications
198No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
197The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
197Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
197
197 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
196The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
195A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
195At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
195Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
195No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
194From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
193The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
193Assad’s endgame
192Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
191Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
190Home of the Brave
190Observations Only: Saturday delight
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
189Observations Only - Two ages of man
189Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
189Power of legumes
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
188Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
187Observations Only: The meeting
187From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
186
186A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
185From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
185Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
185Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
185Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
185Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
185From the hill: Spurring Innovation
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
185Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
184Across the fence: Something worth remembering
184Age of reason
184Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
184Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
184From the hill: The PAWS Act
183Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
183All Points West: The only stupid question
183Infamy - by Richard Reeves
183Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
182Observations Only : Mission accomplished
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182Across The Fence: Van Tassell
182An open letter to Trump supporters
181The ghost of Ayn Rand
181No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
181No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
181From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
181A national day of Thanksgiving
181Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
181Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
180Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
180No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
178SELL-OUT!
178Life's curve balls
178Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
178Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
178News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
177Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
177Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
177
177Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
177A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
177A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
176Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
176A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
176Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175Permission to remember
175The Good Life: All that remains is love
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
174Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
174LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
173Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
173Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
172Being a Nebraskan – border to border
172Observations Only: Just around the corner
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
172Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
172Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
171Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
171No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
170Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
170Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
170From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
170Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
168Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
167Completely Different: Tales from the mat
167No Till Notes: Moving Forward
167Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
167A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
167Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
167From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
167Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
166A Small World: Time traveling
166Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
166Achieving your dreams takes work
165Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
165Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
165Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
165Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
165All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
164 Taking a big risk
164Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
164Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
164Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
164From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
164No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162Observations Only: The joy of money
162Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
161Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
161Observations Only: What's in a word?
161Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
161The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
160Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
160A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
158Our view . . .Sports Complex
158A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
158A Stray Moment: The last time
158No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
157Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
157‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
157No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
157Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
157No Till Notes: Residue levels
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
156Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
156Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
156No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
156Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
156Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
155My mini Pen and me
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
154Observations Only: Extreme measures
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
153Observations Only: Together again
153The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
153Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
153Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
152Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
151Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
151Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
151Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
150Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
149Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
149Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
149A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
149The Good Life: There is good everywhere
149No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
149No-Till Notes: Potential
149No-Till Notes: Observations
149Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
148A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
148Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
148Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
148Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
147Welcome to Gering
147Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
147Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
147No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
146Completely Different: The Quest
146No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
146Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
144Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
144From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
144Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
143Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
142Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
142Observations Only: Painting a picture
142The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
142Observations Only: Blue chip stock
142A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
142Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
142Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
141Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
141No-Till Notes: Water conservation
140The zombie apocalypse and you
140Silence please
140Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
140Observations Only: North Powder
140Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
140Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
140Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139Seeing the works of the master
139Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
139Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
139Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
139Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
137Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
137Observations Only: No thank you
137Observations Only: Sister odyssey
137Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
136Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
136Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
135Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
135Completely Different: Your local government and you
135Economic development update
135Across the Fence: On The road
134Observations Only: Giving up
134Observations Only: Spider adventure
134A mom’s thoughts on social media
133Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
132Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
132Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
132Torn between now and somewhere down the line
131The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
131Observations Only: Surprises
131Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
131Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
131No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
130Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
130Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
129Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
129From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
128Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
127No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
126Observations Only: Counting chickens
125Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
124Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
124Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
124Observations Only: Scourge of violence
123Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
123Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
123Enjoy the festivities
123Simply October
123I love Thanksgiving
122Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
122Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
122The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
122At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
121Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
121Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
120From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
120Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
120Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
120Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
120Easter
120At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
120The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
119Do You Tube?
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
118Walkable, bikeable communities
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
117Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
117Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
117Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
117Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
116Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
115Letter to the Editor
115From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
114Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
114Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
114Our view: United we can build
114At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
113Social time has important benefits
113Our View: Bravo OTD committee
112Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
110The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
110Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
109Teen Voice: Today’s television
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
108Timing makes perfect
108Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
107Teen Voice: March Madness
107From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
106From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
106Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
105Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
105Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
104View from the block
104From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
104From the Superintendent’s Desk
103NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
102LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
102Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
101Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
100Practice safe barbecue basics
100Teen Voice: Not just another ride
99Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
98Our View: Visionaries wanted
97Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
95Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
95Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
94Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
93Welcome home
92Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
91Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
90Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
89From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
89At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
86Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
83Letter to the Editor
80A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
80Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
79The hills, part 1: Mustangs
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78Remembering When
78Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
78‘Is there something I can do?’
76The Block
74Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
74From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
73Letter to the Editor
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
72Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
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69Teen Voice: Happy news
67Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
66Letter to the Editor
65From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
65Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
64Teen Voice: The road of hatred
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
61To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
52My Thanksgiving prayer
50Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
44Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
43Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
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