Gering girls fall to Chadron in OT of tourney finale
December 08, 2011 Terry Gaston   

Photo by Sheila Weber for the Citizen. Gering’s Bryana Larsen (No. 40), makes a shot to tie the game against Chadron, putting them in overtime for the Western Conference finale.

One more free throw made during the course of regulation play Saturday night, and the Gering girls’ basketball team would have been the Western Conference Invitational Tournament champions.
It was the fact that senior Brianna Larsen’s miss with no time remaining, after she scored off a rebound to tie the Chadron Cardinals at 48-all, was the most ominous miss.

Chadron, riding a 31-point effort of sophomore Ashlea Kerr, thus had new life and outscored the Bulldogs 6-0 in the final 1:26 of overtime to take a 58-53 victory in the tournament’s championship at Scottsbluff High School.

“By no means was it one person’s fault,” said Gering coach Adam Freeburg, whose team was jsut 6-for-20 from the free-throw line for the game. “If we had made our free throws in the first quarter, second quarter it wouldn’t have come down to that.”

Instead, Freeburg praised his team’s effort that kept the Bulldogs (2-1) ahead, and by as many as 14 in the second quarter, until Chadron (3-0) took a 44-42 lead with 4:15 remaining.

“It was incredible how the girls played late in the fourth quarter. We just kept battling and made a great effort,” said Freeburg, whose Bulldogs fell behind 47-44 but rallied to tie the score on Larsen’s back-door put-back of senior Morgan Hernandez’s miss as time expired.
Kerr, who had scored 10 third-quarter points to pull the Cardinals to within five at 40-35, added seven more in overtime to seal Chadron’s victory. Kerr had four 3-point baskets, including two in the third period.

Larsen led all Bulldogs with 12 points and 18 rebounds with one blocked shot. Hernandez had 11 points, four steals and three rebounds. Senior Megan Upp made nine points with four steals, while senior Morgan Broussard was next with eight points, four rebounds and three steals and senior Morgan Greene has six points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.

Gering advanced to the championship game with a 42-35 semifinal victory Friday over Alliance.

Greene had a team-leading 16 points , while Broussard added 13 oints and four rebounds. Larsen had six rebounds and one block to go with four points.

The Bulldogs opened tournament play Thursday with a 43-16 romp at home over Kimball.

Larsen hit 6 of 7 field goals in scoring 13 points and made nine rebounds with two steals. Greene had seven points and three steals, while Broussard had six points, three steals and three assists.
“It was a good weekend overall,” Freeburg said. “Our two wins were against really good competition. There were definitely a lot of positives and we’ll take those things and look forward to next weekend.”

The Bulldogs return to action with another three-game set in as many days, all on the road. Gering visits Mitchell on Thursday for a 5:30 game, then travels to Alliance on Friday for a 6 p.m. contest. The Bulldogs then head to Chadron on Saturday for a 6 p.m. game.
On Tuesday, Gering heads west to face Wheatland, Wyo., for a 7 p.m. game.

Scottsbluff’s all-new starting lineup struggled in its opening game, falling to eventual tournament Chadron 59-27 on Thursday.
Sophomore Kylie Guerue led the Bearcats with seven points. Junior Zoey Rada had six points and a team-high eight rebounds, while junior Brayden Auer pulled down six rebounds.

In the consolation semifinals, Scottsbluff rebounded to take a 51-43 win Friday over Mitchell. Guerue again led the Bearcats with 13 points, while junior Morgan Westphal had nine points and junior Alexus Pinedo and Rada added eight apiece. Auer had a team-high nine rebounds and Rada had eight boards.

The Bearcats had to settle for sixth place after falling to Torrington 60-54 in the consolation final Saturday. Senior Makayla Brower fueled the Blazers’ victory with a game-high 30 points.
Guerue set Scottsbluff’s scoring pace with 18 and also had five assists, while Westphal had five assists and three blocks, and senior Morgan Yost pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.

“We are happy with how the girls progressed in each of the three games, but we have a long ways to go,” Scottsbluff coach Mike Burda said. “We saw them improve in a lot of areas.”

The Bearcats return to action Friday when they travel to Wheatland, Wyo., for a 7 p.m. contest. Scottsbluff then plays Sterling, Colo., on Saturday at Bluffs Middle School, with the varsity game set for 7 p.m.

The Mitchell girls, with just two seniors on a young squad, had to settle for eighth place after taking three losses in the tournament, the first two to Class B teams.

The Tigers had Sidney at home in the opener Thursday but lost to the Red Raiders 54-37 to fall into the consolation bracket. Mitchell then gave Scottsbluff a competitive game but fell to the Bearcats 51-43. In the seventh-place game, the Tigers took a 44-32 loss to Kimball.

Against Sidney, senior Nicole Houston paced the Tigers with 12 points.

Scottsbluff defeats Mitchell (Friday) 51-43
Liz Cunningham- 9, Chalsey Grentz- 7, Havannah Newens- 7, Andee Grentz- 11, Taylor Peters- 3, Nicole Houston- 6,
Kimball defeats Mitchell (Saturday) 44-32
Liz Cunningham- 5, Chalsey Grentz- 2, Havannah Newens- 7, Andee Grentz- 13, Taylor Peters- 2, Mikaela Karpen- 2, Nicole Houston- 1
After Mitchell plays Gering at home Thursday, the Tigers travel to Hemingford on Saturday.

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71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
71Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
71Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
71A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
71Totally Random: Happy Halloween
71Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
71At the Monument: Art in National Parks
71Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
71Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
71Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
71Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
70Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
70Teen Voice: Living within our means
70Completely Different - The magic of spring
70Teeing Off: Mind Gym
70Observations Only: Hog wash
70Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
70Website Resources
70For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
69From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
69Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
69Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
69Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
69Teen Voice: The Other Side
69Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
69Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
69Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
68Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
68Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
68Guest Voices…
68Observations Only: The last toothpick
68Totally Random: Trusting the fates
68Teen Voice: Where is the love?
68In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
68Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
67Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
67Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
67Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
67Religious freedom must be protected
67Lyman Review: Branding Time
67Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
67Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
67Their View: Goal post move unfair
66From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
66Teen Voice: Equality
66Our View: Community responsible for kids
66Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
66Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
66Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
66Teen Voice: Cyber War
66Lyman Review: Dog fun
66Teen Voice: Footprints
66At the Monument: That old (historic) building
66Synchronicity:What brings me back
65Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
65Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
65Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
65Lyman Review: Winter's dog
65Teen Voice: To the future
65Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
65Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
65Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
65No-Till Notes: Back in the field
65Letters to the Editor
65Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
64Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
64Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
64Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
64Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
64Support emergency services personnel
63Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
63Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
63Nature Notes: Love is in the air
63View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
63Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
62The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
62From the Hill: More Work Ahead
62No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
61Why you should visit the zoo in February
61Totally Random: Where does it go?
61Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
61At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
61No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
60Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
60Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
60At the Library: March into a good book
60Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
60Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
59Teen Voice: Inspire me
59Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
58Teen Voice: What is love?
58Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
58Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
58Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
57Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
57
56Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
55Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
55Rural America and immigration reform
55Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
55From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
53Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
50Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
49Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
49Greetings from the State Capitol
45Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
22Letter to the Editor
21Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
19Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
16Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
15Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
13Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
12Letter to the Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
594Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
568All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
498The Christmas Story
458Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
434To whom are we thankful?
364Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
331A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
318Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
312At the Monument: Museum collections
304Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
301A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
299A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
289Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
285Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
279Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
272Support letters requested for airport
265Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
263Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
256Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
255No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
255The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
235A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
234Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
231In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
230At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
229Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
224Letters to the Editor
222No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
220Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
214Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
210Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
209Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
208Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
205A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
204Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
204Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
201At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
200No Till Notes:
197Observations Only : White water
197A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
196Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
195In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
193No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
191At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
186Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
185Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
184What's the deal with organic milk?
184A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
182Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
181Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
180Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
179Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
176The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
174Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
173Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
172At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
169At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
168
163Completely Different: It's all in the family
163Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
161Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
161College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
161Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
159Observations Only: A soul’s journey
157All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
156At the Monument: Where are the animals?
156Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
154Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
154Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
154All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
153Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
152Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
151Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
149Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
149Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
149Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
148Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
147At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
147No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
146Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
144Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
139Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
139Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
136From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
136
135Creatures of the Night
134Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
134A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
134Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
132A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
131Totally Random: The Golden Rule
131No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
129Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
128A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
128Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
127Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
127Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
127Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
127Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
126Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
126
125Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
124Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
124Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
124Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
123Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
123At the Monument: Living History
122Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
122Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
122 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
121Across the Fence: The hand dug well
121Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
121Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
121No Till Notes: Moving Forward
120Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
120Jane’s Secret: The Telling
119A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
119Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
119Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
119Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
119In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
118Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
118Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
118The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
118Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
117Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
117Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
116Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
116A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
115Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
115Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
115Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
114Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
113Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
113Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
113Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
112Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
112Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
112Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
112Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
111Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
110Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
110The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
110Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
109Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
109Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
108Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
108Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
108Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
107Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
107Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
107Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
107Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
107Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
106Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
106A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
106Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
106Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
106Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
105Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
105Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
105At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
105Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
104Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
104Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
104A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
104Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
104Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
104Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
104Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
104Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
104Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
104No-Till Notes: The value of water
103Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
103Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
103A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
103The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
103Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
103Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
103A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
102Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
102Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
102Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
102A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
102The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
102Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
102Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
102Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
102Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
102 Across The Fence: County Fair
102No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
102Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
101From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
101Observations Only: Gone away
101A real leaning tree Christmas
101Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
100Assad’s endgame
100Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
100Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
100No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
100No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
99Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
99Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
99From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
99The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
99Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
99A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
98Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
98Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
98A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
98Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
98A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
98A Small World: Special guest
98Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
98History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
98Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
98No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
97Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
97A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
97From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
97Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
97Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
97Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
97Observations Only: Reality check
97In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
97A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
96Across the Fence: On The road
96Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
96Across the Fence: Building Barns
96Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
96Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
96Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
96Observations Only: Temptation
96Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
96Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
96Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
96Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
96Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
96Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
95Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
95A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
95From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
95Observations Only: The shadow of error
95Observations Only: A sad week
95Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
95Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
94The ghost of Ayn Rand
94Observations Only: Indifferent love
94The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
94The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
94A Halloween Story: The scary dream
94Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
94Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
94Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
94Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
93Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
93From the Superintendent’s Desk
93Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
93Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
93Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
93Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
93No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
92The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
92Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
92Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
92From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
92Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
92From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
92Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
92Teen Voice: The need to get away
92Observations Only: Divine spirit
92Observations Only: The need to understand
92Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
92Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
92No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
92Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
92Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
92Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
92Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
91Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
91Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
91A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
91Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
91Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
91A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
91Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
91Totally Random: My journey, life after living
91Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
91At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
91No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
90From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
90Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
90Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
90Teeing Off: Persistence
90A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
90Teen Voice: Silence
90Anno Domini: On this remembering day
90Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
90Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
89Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
89Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
89Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
89Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
89Observations Only: Critical thinking
89Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
89A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
89Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
89Anno Domini: We gather together
89Building Bridges: Love your enemies
89Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
88Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
88Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
88Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
88Observations Only: Curious things
88Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
88Observations Only: Beginnings
88Observations Only: A gift of serenity
88Observations Only: Divine prompts
88Teeing Off: Around the Green
88Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
88Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
88Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
88Lyman Review: Devil calf
88Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
88Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
88Across the Fence: Amanda
88Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
88No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
88No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
87Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
87Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
87Teen Voice: Today’s television
87The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
87Observations Only: Uneventful flight
87Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
87Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
87Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
87Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
87Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
87Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
87Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
87Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
87
86Completely Different: Tales from the mat
86Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
86Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
86Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
86Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
86From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
86Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
86Observations Only: A good daughter
86Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
86Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
86Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
86Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
85From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
85Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
85Observations Only: Journey's end
85Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
85Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
85Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
85Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
85No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
85At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
85Reach out for challenges
84Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
84Observations Only: Curious things, part II
84Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
84Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
84Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
84Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
84Observations Only: A matter of matter
84Observations Only: A matter of paradox
84Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
84Lyman Review: One mean chicken
84Teen Voice: My rebellion
84Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
84Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
84Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
84No-til Notes: Changing plans
84Be kind through communications
84Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
84
83Being a Nebraskan – border to border
83A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
83From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
83Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
83Observations Only: Expect the best
83Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
83Teen Voice: Remember what you have
83Observations Only: The visit
83Lyman Review: The love goat
83Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
83Across The Fence: A day For thanks
83Teen Voice: The gift of caring
83Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
83SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
83Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
83Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
83In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
82Observations Only: The meeting
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
82Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
82The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
82A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
82Observations Only: The vision
82Observations Only: Off to the races
82Observations Only: The awful truth
82A Small World: Savoring county fair days
82Observations Only: Saint Marge
82Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
82Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
82Across The Fence: Last Christmas
82Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
82Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
82No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
82Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
82Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
81Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
81Observations Only: Just around the corner
81Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
81Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
81Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
81Observations Only: Choices
81Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
81Observations Only: Final moment
81Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
81In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
81No Till Notes: Final Stop
80Observations only : Sisters of the world
80Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
80Observations Only: A new direction
80A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
80It's no surprise
80The Block
80A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
80Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
80Across the Fence: The Pony Express
80Observations Only: Good and evil
80The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
80Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
80The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
80A Stray Moment: Without a net
80A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
80The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
80Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
80Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
80Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
80At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
79Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
79Across the fence: Something worth remembering
79Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
79Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
79Observations Only: Giving up
79Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
79Observations Only: Scourge of violence
79Teen Voice: Catfished
79Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
79Observations Only: Willfulness
79Teen Voice: Body image
79Observations Only: Waiting time
79Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
79Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
79Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
79
79Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
78Observations Only : The orphanage
78Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
78From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
78Observations Only: Going home
78Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
78Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
78Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
78Totally Random: Life’s ripples
78Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
78Teen Voice: Stress test
78 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
78Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
78Prairie Dogs
78Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
77Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
77Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
77Observations Only: Blue chip stock
77Teen Voice: Serendipity
77Observations Only: Sister lost
77Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
77Teen Voice: Being a girl
77Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
77Observations Only: A fine line
77Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
77Observations Only: A day in August
77Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
77Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
77View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
77New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
77
76Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
76Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
76A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
76Observations Only: Sister odyssey
76A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
76The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
76Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
76Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
76Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
76The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
76Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
76
76Teen Voice: Self-expression
76Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
76Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
76In the Hills: Explore the state parks
76At the Monument: Junior Rangers
76Fourth of July meetings
76Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
76Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
76At the Monument: Night Sky
76
75Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
75The hills, part 1: Mustangs
75Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
75Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
75Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
75A Stray Moment: God Knows
75Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
75The Good Life: The two different types of business people
75Observations Only: The vigil
75Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
75Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
75Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
75Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
75Linked Lives
75Letter to the editor
74A last look at the Nebraska Zone
74The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
74A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
74Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
74A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
74A Stray Moment: The last time
74Observations Only: North Powder
74Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
74Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
74A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
74The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
74Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
74Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
74Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
74No-Till Notes: Looking Back
74Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
73It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
73Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
73Age of reason
73Observations Only: The joy of money
73Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
73From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
73Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
73Teeing Off: The thing about state
73Teen Voice: The rivalry
73Observations Only: The last goodbye
73Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
73No-till Notes: Moving forward
73Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
73Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
73Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
72A Small World: Time traveling
72Time keeps flowing like a river
72Observations Only: Extreme measures
72Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
72Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
72From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
72Our View: The elephant in the room
72From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
72Totally Random: October, the pink month
72Observations Only: One more time
72Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
72Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
72What’s really going on with our water?
72At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
71Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
71Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
71Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
71Trash cans
71Observations Only: Painting a picture
71Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
71Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
71Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
71The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
71Teen Voice: Shadow art
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
71Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
71Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
71A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
71Totally Random: Happy Halloween
71Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
71At the Monument: Art in National Parks
71Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
71Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
71Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
71Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
70From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
70Observations Only: Saturday delight
70A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
70Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
70Teen Voice: Living within our means
70Completely Different - The magic of spring
70Teeing Off: Mind Gym
70Observations Only: Hog wash
70Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
70Website Resources
70For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
69Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
69Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
69Silence please
69Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
69Observations Only: Surprises
69The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
69From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
69Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
69Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
69Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
69Teen Voice: The Other Side
69Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
69Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
69Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
68Observations Only : Mission accomplished
68Completely Different: Your local government and you
68Observations Only - Two ages of man
68Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
68Teen Voice: Not just another ride
68Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
68Observations Only: No thank you
68Observations Only: Together again
68The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
68Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
68Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
68Guest Voices…
68Observations Only: The last toothpick
68Totally Random: Trusting the fates
68Teen Voice: Where is the love?
68In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
68Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
67Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
67The zombie apocalypse and you
67 Taking a big risk
67Observations Only: Spider adventure
67Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
67Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
67Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
67Religious freedom must be protected
67Lyman Review: Branding Time
67Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
67Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
67Their View: Goal post move unfair
66Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
66My mini Pen and me
66Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
66Teen Voice: The more the merrier
66The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
66Teen Voice: The road of hatred
66From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
66Teen Voice: Equality
66Our View: Community responsible for kids
66Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
66Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
66Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
66Teen Voice: Cyber War
66Lyman Review: Dog fun
66Teen Voice: Footprints
66At the Monument: That old (historic) building
66Synchronicity:What brings me back
65SELL-OUT!
65Economic development update
65Do You Tube?
65From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
65Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
65Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
65Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
65Lyman Review: Winter's dog
65Teen Voice: To the future
65Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
65Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
65Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
65No-Till Notes: Back in the field
65Letters to the Editor
65Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
64Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
64View from the block
64Life's curve balls
64Remembering When
64Observations Only: Counting chickens
64Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
64Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
64Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
64Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
64Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
64Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
64Support emergency services personnel
63Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
63Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
63Home of the Brave
63Observations Only: What's in a word?
63Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
63Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
63The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
63Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
63Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
63Nature Notes: Love is in the air
63View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
63Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
62Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
62Completely Different: The Quest
62The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
62Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
62Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
62The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
62Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
62Teen Voice: Happy news
62The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
62From the Hill: More Work Ahead
62No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
61Welcome to Gering
61From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
61LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
61Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
61Why you should visit the zoo in February
61Totally Random: Where does it go?
61Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
61At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
61No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
60Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
60Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
60Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
60Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
60Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
60At the Library: March into a good book
60Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
60Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
59Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
59Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
59Timing makes perfect
59Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
59Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
59Teen Voice: Inspire me
59Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
58Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
58We need a few good people
58Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
58Letter to the Editor
58Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
58LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
58Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
58Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
58Teen Voice: What is love?
58Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
58Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
58Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
57Teen Voice: March Madness
57Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
57From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
57From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
57Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
57Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
57Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
57
56Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
55Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
55From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
55Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
55Rural America and immigration reform
55Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
55From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
54Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
54Seeing the works of the master
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
54Practice safe barbecue basics
54Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
53Our view . . .Sports Complex
53Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
53Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
53Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
53From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
53Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Social time has important benefits
52Permission to remember
52My Thanksgiving prayer
50Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
50Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
49Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
49Greetings from the State Capitol
47Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
47Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
45Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
43Our View: Visionaries wanted
43Our View: Bravo OTD committee
22Letter to the Editor
21Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
19Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
16Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
15Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
13Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
12Letter to the Editor
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