Completely Different : Tainted Youth
December 15, 2011 Elizabeth Gross   

Elizabeth Gross
Citizen Reporter


Do you realize that people in bigger cities would give anything to be you? There are people who are tired of living the fast-paced life of the big city. They want their own piece of “the good life.”

How do I know? Growing up, I was one of them. I grew up in Denver until we moved back when I started high school. Our family, who lives in the area, brought us back to the valley every Christmas, Thanksgiving and Oregon Trail Days.

How I wished to be like the other kids from around here. Until I lived here I had no idea what kind of stereotyping many young people have to deal with.

I find it very funny that our city, county and state governments continue to throw money at all of these revitalization projects. Their hope is to keep young people from moving away. Officials continue to scratch their heads wondering why all these young people leave and never come back.

The obvious answer is that a bright student can find better opportunity elsewhere. I think the hope that some people have is that their children will go to college and experience “the world,” then they will come back to raise a family.

But the fact of the matter is, why would they return to an area with no job prospects? If they did return, why would they come back to only make a quarter of what they do now? Instead of shouting the same rhetoric that we need to bring jobs to rural America, our government officials need to look at the core issue. Why are young people leaving?

First of all let me start by saying that if you are trying to find a solution as to why young people leave a rural community; perhaps you should actually have people who are young in a committee. Recently, I attended a pre-legislative breakfast hosted by the Scottsbluff/ Gering Chamber of Commerce. I was the youngest person in the room. What I learned from attending this presentation is they have no idea what it is like to be a young person in a community such as ours.

An individual made a comment that it was pointless to waste our money on the youth. Young people don’t have a good worth ethic in the first place. Bingo! Here is the problem – this skewed perception that if a small group of people acts a certain way, it is true about all people in that group. We can’t make the battle cry that “children are our future,” when we think so little of them.

Recently, I read an article saying that my generation (Generation Y) had the power to save our economy. It said that we are a generation of young people starting our own businesses. We have seen what happens when our parents lost their jobs and have decided to take control of our fates. As it becomes increasingly difficult to find a “traditional” job, these young entrepreneurs are finding a way around it. Many of these young people have created three or four business and will continue to create jobs. They love the thrill of a startup. These businesses are not failing, they are thriving.

What great potential! However, this forward thinking is not something I see in rural America. We come up with excuses for everything. Why did you leave? There is nothing for me to do. Why don’t we create a safe place for young people to hang out? There is no point; they will never take care of it anyway. Why don’t we create job training programs? What a waste of money! These no-good kids have a crummy work ethic.

We need to give young people more credit. There are many kids who are going to school, working full time and in some cases, raising a family. It is our job as a community to provide our children with a sense of belonging. They crave for a place to call their own. Not every child is going to jump into a career in agriculture. Not every child is going to want to become a nurse. Instead, the kids who think outside the box are working minimum wage jobs and become increasingly bitter about their hometowns.

Another idea that was also brought forth at the Chamber presentation was a new internship program. The bill would provide for-profit employers a grant to employ college students. An applicant must be attending a two or four year school and must have a permanent residence in the state of Nebraska. The idea is that after the internship is finished a student will stay in the State of Nebraska. Again, great idea in theory but who is this benefiting?

There is no guarantee that the student will even stay in the state after the internship is finished. This idea also benefits our neighbors to the east. They have a better chance of finding a better paying job. There are just more opportunities on the other end of the state. What about the kids whose families can’t afford to send them to college? Sure, we have programs like Upward Bound but it seems like every two years these great programs are on the chopping block.

What officials need to do in our neck of the woods is to start thinking about the youth. Stop with the excuses and actually take the time to think about them. We need them; otherwise western Nebraska is doomed to be a “ghost town.”

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102Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
102For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
102No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
102 Across The Fence: County Fair
102Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
102From the hill: Giving Thanks
102Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
101A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
101Teen Voice: Being a girl
101Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
101Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
101Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
101No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
101Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
101From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
100From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
100Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
100Totally Random: My journey, life after living
100At the Library: March into a good book
100Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
100Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
100Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
100No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
100From the hill: Stand Up for Life
99Observations Only: Journey's end
99The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
99Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
99Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
99 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
99Teen Voice: Inspire me
99Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
99Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
99Teen Voice: He’s my dad
99Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
99From the hill: Serving You
99“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
99No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
98Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
98Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
98Teen Voice: Shadow art
98Teen Voice: My rebellion
98No-Till Notes: The value of water
98A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
98The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
98A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
98 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
98News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
98From the hill: Keeping America Safe
98No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
97A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
97A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
97Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
97Teen Voice: The need to get away
97The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
97Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
97In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
97Prairie Dogs
97Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
97Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
97Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
97Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
97News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
96Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
96Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
96Teen Voice: The rivalry
96Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
96Teen Voice: Cyber War
96At the Monument: Night Sky
96Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
96Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
96News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
96Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
96Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
95Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
95Observations Only: A good daughter
95A Small World: Special guest
95Teen Voice: Where is the love?
95Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
95Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
95A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
95News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
94Totally Random: The Golden Rule
94Observations Only: Divine prompts
94Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
94No-till Notes: Moving forward
94
94No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
94Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
93Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
93Observations Only: Choices
93A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
93Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
93Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
93Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
93Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
92From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
92Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
92At the Monument: That old (historic) building
92No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
92Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
92Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
92Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
92From the hill: Working for you
92An open letter to Trump supporters
91Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
91Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
91Teeing Off: Persistence
91The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
91A real leaning tree Christmas
91Lyman Review: Dog fun
91In the Hills: Explore the state parks
91Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
91Across The Fence: Van Tassell
91Infamy - by Richard Reeves
91Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
91Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
90The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
90Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
90At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
90Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
90No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
90Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
90Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
90No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
89Lyman Review: One mean chicken
89At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
89Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
89A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
89Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
89Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
89No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
89Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
88A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
88Observations Only: The visit
88Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
88Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
88In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
88Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
88Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
88No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
87Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
87Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
87Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
87Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
87Teen Voice: Silence
87From the Hill: More Work Ahead
87Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
87At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
87Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
87A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
87A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
87No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
87From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
87Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
86Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
86Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
86Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
86Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
86Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
86No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
86A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
86Support letters requested for airport
86Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
85Observations Only: Divine spirit
85Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
85Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
85Totally Random: Where does it go?
85Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
85A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
85No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
85
85Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
85No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
85From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
85Teen Voice: Out with homework
85A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
85Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
85Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
85Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
85LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
84Teen Voice: What is love?
84Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
84Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
84Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
84Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
84No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
84Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
84Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
84Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
84Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
84No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
84From the hill: Spurring Innovation
84Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
84From the hill: The Year Ahead
84From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
83Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
83I'm falling for Tumblr?
83Teen Voice: Living within our means
83Completely Different - The magic of spring
83Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
83Nature Notes: Love is in the air
83View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
83Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
83Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
83A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
83Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
83At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
83Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
83Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
83News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
83Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
83Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
83From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
82From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
82Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
82Teen Voice: Serendipity
82Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
82A Small World: Savoring county fair days
82Totally Random: Happy Halloween
82Teen Voice: Self-expression
82Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
82Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
82Teen Voice: Footprints
82View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
82Letter to the editor
82Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
82
82A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
81From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
81A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
81Support emergency services personnel
81Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
81No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
81Reach out for challenges
81Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
81Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
81News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
81No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
80Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
80Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
80Across The Fence: Last Christmas
80Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
80Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
80From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
80From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
80Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
80News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
80News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
79Teen Voice: Body image
79Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
79Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
79Greetings from the State Capitol
79No-Till Notes: Back in the field
79The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
79Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
79Power of legumes
79In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
79No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
79Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
79Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
79Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
79Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
79Washington report: Feeding a world in need
78The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
78From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
78Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
78Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
78A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
78Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
78Easter
78Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
78All Points West: The only stupid question
78From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
77From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
77Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
77Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
77At the Monument: Where are the animals?
77At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
77Synchronicity:What brings me back
77Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
77Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
77Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
77Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
77Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
77Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
76Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
76Across the Fence: The Pony Express
76Teeing Off: Mind Gym
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
76Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
76At the Monument: Art in National Parks
76Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
76Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
76Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76No-till Notes: Stripper head
76Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
76Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
76Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
76No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
75Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
75Teen Voice: Catfished
75From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
75Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
75Teen Voice: Remember what you have
75Lyman Review: The love goat
75Linked Lives
75Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
75In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
75Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
75No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
75Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
75No-Till Notes: Observations
75Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
75A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
75Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
75News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
74From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
74Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
74Their View: Goal post move unfair
74Creatures of the Night
74Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
74From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
74Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
73Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
73Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
73Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
73At the Monument: Living History
73No-Till Notes: Potential
73No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
72Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
72The Good Life: The two different types of business people
72Lyman Review: Branding Time
72History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
72Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
72Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
72Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
72No Till Notes: Moving Forward
72Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
72Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
71From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
71Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
71At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
71New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
71College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
71Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
71Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
71Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
71No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
70Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
70Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
70The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
70Lyman Review: Winter's dog
70Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
70Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
70Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
70To whom are we thankful?
70Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
70Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
70Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
70From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
70News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
70Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
69Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
69Religious freedom must be protected
69Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
69Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
69At the Monument: Junior Rangers
69At the Monument: Museum collections
69A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
69Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
69Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
69Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
69A national day of Thanksgiving
69A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
68Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
68Fourth of July meetings
68Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
68Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
68No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
68No Till Notes: Residue levels
68Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
67Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
67What’s really going on with our water?
67Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
67‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
67From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
66Rural America and immigration reform
66
66In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
65Our View: The elephant in the room
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
65Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
65In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
65Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
65Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
64Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
64Website Resources
63Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
63In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
63No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
63The Good Life: There is good everywhere
63At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
63From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
62Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
62At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
62No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
62 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
62No-Till Notes: Water conservation
61Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
61A Halloween Story: The scary dream
61At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
61Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
60Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
60Our view: United we can build
60Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
60At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
59At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
59No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
59No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
59News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
58Teen Voice: The Other Side
58Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
58At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
58The Good Life: All that remains is love
58Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
56
56Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
56Enjoy the festivities
56Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
55
55Tumbleweeds on the loose
55No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
54Be kind through communications
54
54
54NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
54Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
53Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Walkable, bikeable communities
51Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
51A mom’s thoughts on social media
50At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
50Achieving your dreams takes work
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
49Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
47A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
45Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
45I love Thanksgiving
45The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
43Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
43Simply October
41The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
41Letter to the Editor
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41‘Is there something I can do?’
40Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
40No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
39Welcome home
37Letter to the Editor
36Letter to the Editor
34
34Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
30Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
22To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1721Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
824The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
753From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
583The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
492Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
453Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
450All Points West: Long live great coffee
436Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
429News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
410From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
385All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
377Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
376Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
328Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
322Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
315Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
314No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
311Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
310From the capitol: A System That Cares
307Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
307From the Hill: Working for Offutt
302Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
294Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
286Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
283Washington Report: Power of the Purse
280Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
277Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
272Healthy: What you believe, you become
270Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
268Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
268Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
266From the hill: Good Neighbors
264Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
261Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
260Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
258Jack’s Insights – April 2016
258From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
254Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
253From the hill: “Hello” World
251Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
251From the hill: Accountability Matters
249Washington: Protecting taxpayers
248Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
247Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
242Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
241Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
240No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
237Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
235All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
234From the hill: Kerrie On
233News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
233Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
232Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
232From the Capitol: Budget balanced
232From the Hill: May in Nebraska
230Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
230Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
228News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
227All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
226Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
226The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
220Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
217Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
215Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
214No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
212No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
210Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
209All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
208Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
207Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
205Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
203Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
202Think about manufacturing at polls
202From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
202All Points West: Rising above ourselves
199Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
198Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
196All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
196Washington: Mindful of our heroes
195Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
195Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
194What's the deal with organic milk?
194Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
193Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
191Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
191A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
189Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
188Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
188From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
187All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
183Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
182News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
181Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
181News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
181News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
180Observations Only: Gone away
180Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
180Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
178Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
177All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
176Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
174Across The Fence: A day For thanks
174Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
173Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
173Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
171Teen Voice: Teen slang
170Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
170Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
168Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
168News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
165Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
165All Points West: Led by our tongues
164News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
163Observations Only: Critical thinking
163Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
163Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
163Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
163Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
163No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
162Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
161Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
161Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
161Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
161Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
160A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
160Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
160Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
160From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
159Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
159Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
159All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
157Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
157Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
156A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
156Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
155A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
155From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
155Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
154Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
154Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
154Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
153Why you should visit the zoo in February
153Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
153Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
152Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
152Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
152Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
152Across the Fence: The hand dug well
152Anno Domini: On this remembering day
152The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
152Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
152Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
152Washington report: Conservative Champions
151Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
151All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
151News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
151From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
150Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
150Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
150From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
150No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
149Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
149Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
149Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
149Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
148Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
147Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
147Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
147The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
147Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
145Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
145Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
145Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
145Guest Voices…
145Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
145No-Till Notes: Looking Back
145From the hill: A Safer Place
144A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
144Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
144SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
143Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
143Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
143Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
143Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
143A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
143Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
143Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
143From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
142Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
142Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
142In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
142News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
141Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
141Observations Only: Sister lost
141No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
141Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
140Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
140Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
140Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
140Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
140All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
140From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
140All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
140Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
139From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
139Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
139Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
139A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
138Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
138Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
138Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
138A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
138All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
138News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
138Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
138All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
137Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
137A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
137Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
137All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
137Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
137News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
136Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
136Observations Only: A day in August
136Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
136Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
136Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
136From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
135Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
135Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
135Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
135Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
135From the hill: Healing Our Nation
134Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
134Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
134Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
134Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
134Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
134Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
133Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
133Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
133Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
133Totally Random: Life’s ripples
133Observations Only: Saint Marge
133Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
133Observations Only: The last toothpick
133Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
132Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
132Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
131Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
131Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
131Teen Voice: The gift of caring
131Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
131Building Bridges: Love your enemies
131Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
131News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
131From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
130Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
130Observations Only: Good and evil
130No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
129Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
129Trash cans
129Observations Only: Indifferent love
129Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
129Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
129Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
129Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
129Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
129Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
129A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
129All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
129From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
129News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
128Observations Only: Going home
128Observations Only: Reality check
128Teen Voice: Stress test
128From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
127Completely Different: It's all in the family
127Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
127Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
127Anno Domini: We gather together
127Teen Voice: To the future
127Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
127Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
127Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
126Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
126Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
126Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
126Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
126Observations Only: Final moment
126From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
125Time keeps flowing like a river
125Observations Only: Uneventful flight
125Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
125Observations Only: The vigil
125Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
125Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
125Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
125Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
125Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
124Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
124Observations Only: Temptation
124Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
124Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
124Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
124All Points West: Never far from the trail
123A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
123Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
123No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
123At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
123A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
123From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
123Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
123Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
122Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
122Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
122A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
122Observations Only: The awful truth
122Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
122Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
122Creativity dampened by standardized testing
122Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
121Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
121 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
121Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
121Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
121News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
121Jane’s Secret: The Telling
121Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
121Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
121The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
121No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
120Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
120Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
120Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
120Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
120Observations Only: The last goodbye
120Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
120Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
120Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
120Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
120Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
120From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
120Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
119Observations only : Sisters of the world
119Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
119Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
119Observations Only: Curious things
119Across the Fence: Amanda
119From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
119Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
118Observations Only : White water
118A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
118From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
118Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
118Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
118Observations Only: A matter of matter
118Observations Only: A sad week
118Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
118Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
118Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
118Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
118Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
118No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
118No Till Notes: Final Stop
118No Till Notes: Saying uncle
118All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
118Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
117Observations Only: Curious things, part II
117Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
117Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
117Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
117Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
117Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
116Observations Only: A gift of serenity
116Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
116Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
116Observations Only: Waiting time
116Observations Only: One more time
116No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
116Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
116Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
116Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
116Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
115The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
115Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
115Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
115Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
115Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
115Observations Only: Hog wash
115Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
115Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
115Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
115Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
115Letters to the Editor
115Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
115Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
114Totally Random: October, the pink month
114Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
113Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
113Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
113Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
113Across the Fence: Building Barns
113Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
113Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
113Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
113Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
113Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
113No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
113Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
113Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
113Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
113Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
112A last look at the Nebraska Zone
112Teen Voice: Equality
112Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
112News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
111Teen Voice: The more the merrier
111The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
111A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
111Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
111A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
111The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
111Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
111Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
111Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
111No Till Notes:
111News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
111All Points West: We shall not give into fear
111News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
111Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
110Observations Only: Willfulness
110Observations Only: A fine line
110Observations Only: A matter of paradox
110Observations Only: The need to understand
110Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
110A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
110Teeing Off: Around the Green
110Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
110Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
110Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
110Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
110Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
110Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
110Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
110News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
109Age of reason
109Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
109Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
109Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
109Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
109Observations Only: Off to the races
109Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
109Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
109
109At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
109All Points West: A community on the move
109No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
109News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
108Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
108Observations Only: The meeting
108Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
108The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
108The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
108Observations Only: The vision
108Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
108Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
108Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
108Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
108Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
107Observations Only: Saturday delight
107It's no surprise
107Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
107Observations Only: Expect the best
107The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
107The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
107Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
107Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
107Totally Random: Trusting the fates
107Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
107Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
107No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
107Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
107Why parents are important
107Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
107No-Till Notes: 10 tips
106Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
106From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
106Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
106Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
106Observations Only: A soul’s journey
106Observations Only: Beginnings
106A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
106A Stray Moment: Without a net
106Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
106Lyman Review: Devil calf
106Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
106Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
106Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
106Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
106No-til Notes: Changing plans
106Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
106The Christmas Story
106Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
106Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
105A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
105Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
105A Stray Moment: God Knows
105Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
105Observations Only: The shadow of error
105The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
105Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
105Our View: Community responsible for kids
105Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
105Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
105From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
105Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
105Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
104Observations Only : The orphanage
104Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
104Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
104Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
104The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
104Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
104Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
104Letters to the Editor
104A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
104Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
103Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
103Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
103Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
103Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
103Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
103Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
103No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
103Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
103All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
103All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
102Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
102Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
102Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
102For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
102No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
102 Across The Fence: County Fair
102Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
102From the hill: Giving Thanks
102Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
101From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
101Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
101A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
101Teen Voice: Being a girl
101Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
101Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
101Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
101No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
101Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
101From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
100We need a few good people
100Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
100Observations Only: A new direction
100Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
100From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
100Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
100Totally Random: My journey, life after living
100At the Library: March into a good book
100Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
100Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
100Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
100No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
100From the hill: Stand Up for Life
99Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
99Observations Only: Journey's end
99The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
99Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
99Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
99 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
99Teen Voice: Inspire me
99Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
99Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
99Teen Voice: He’s my dad
99Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
99From the hill: Serving You
99“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
99No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
98Observations Only: Just around the corner
98Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
98Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
98Teen Voice: Shadow art
98Teen Voice: My rebellion
98No-Till Notes: The value of water
98A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
98The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
98A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
98 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
98News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
98From the hill: Keeping America Safe
98No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
97Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
97Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
97 Taking a big risk
97Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
97A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
97A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
97Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
97Teen Voice: The need to get away
97The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
97Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
97In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
97Prairie Dogs
97Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
97Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
97Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
97Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
97News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
96Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
96A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
96Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
96Observations Only: Together again
96Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
96Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
96Teen Voice: The rivalry
96Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
96Teen Voice: Cyber War
96At the Monument: Night Sky
96Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
96Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
96News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
96Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
96Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
95It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
95SELL-OUT!
95Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
95Life's curve balls
95Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
95Observations Only: A good daughter
95A Small World: Special guest
95Teen Voice: Where is the love?
95Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
95Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
95A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
95News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
94Home of the Brave
94Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
94Observations Only: Extreme measures
94Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
94Totally Random: The Golden Rule
94Observations Only: Divine prompts
94Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
94No-till Notes: Moving forward
94
94No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
94Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
93Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
93Observations Only: Choices
93A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
93Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
93Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
93Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
93Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
92Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
92From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
92From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
92Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
92At the Monument: That old (historic) building
92No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
92Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
92Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
92Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
92From the hill: Working for you
92An open letter to Trump supporters
91Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
91Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
91Teeing Off: Persistence
91The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
91A real leaning tree Christmas
91Lyman Review: Dog fun
91In the Hills: Explore the state parks
91Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
91Across The Fence: Van Tassell
91Infamy - by Richard Reeves
91Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
91Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
90Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
90Observations Only: The joy of money
90Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
90The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
90Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
90At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
90Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
90No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
90Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
90Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
90No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
89My mini Pen and me
89Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
89Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
89Lyman Review: One mean chicken
89At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
89Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
89A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
89Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
89Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
89No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
89Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
88Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
88A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
88Observations Only: The visit
88Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
88Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
88In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
88Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
88Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
88No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
87Completely Different: Tales from the mat
87Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
87Observations Only: What's in a word?
87Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
87Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
87Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
87Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
87Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
87Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
87Teen Voice: Silence
87From the Hill: More Work Ahead
87Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
87At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
87Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
87A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
87A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
87No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
87From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
87Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
86Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
86Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
86Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
86Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
86Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
86No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
86A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
86Support letters requested for airport
86Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
85Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
85The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
85The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
85Observations Only: Divine spirit
85Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
85Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
85Totally Random: Where does it go?
85Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
85A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
85No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
85
85Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
85No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
85From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
85Teen Voice: Out with homework
85A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
85Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
85Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
85Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
85LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
84Observations Only - Two ages of man
84Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
84Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
84Teen Voice: What is love?
84Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
84Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
84Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
84Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
84No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
84Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
84Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
84Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
84Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
84No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
84From the hill: Spurring Innovation
84Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
84From the hill: The Year Ahead
84From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
83A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
83Observations Only: No thank you
83Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
83I'm falling for Tumblr?
83Teen Voice: Living within our means
83Completely Different - The magic of spring
83Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
83Nature Notes: Love is in the air
83View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
83Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
83Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
83A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
83Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
83At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
83Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
83Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
83News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
83Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
83Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
83From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
82Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
82From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
82Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
82Teen Voice: Serendipity
82Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
82A Small World: Savoring county fair days
82Totally Random: Happy Halloween
82Teen Voice: Self-expression
82Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
82Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
82Teen Voice: Footprints
82View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
82Letter to the editor
82Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
82
82A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
81Observations Only : Mission accomplished
81Observations Only: Painting a picture
81Observations Only: Sister odyssey
81Observations Only: North Powder
81Observations Only: Blue chip stock
81From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
81A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
81Support emergency services personnel
81Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
81No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
81Reach out for challenges
81Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
81Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
81News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
81No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
80Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
80Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
80Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
80Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
80Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
80Across The Fence: Last Christmas
80Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
80Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
80From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
80From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
80Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
80News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
80News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
79Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
79Being a Nebraskan – border to border
79Across the fence: Something worth remembering
79Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
79The ghost of Ayn Rand
79Assad’s endgame
79Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
79Teen Voice: Body image
79Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
79Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
79Greetings from the State Capitol
79No-Till Notes: Back in the field
79The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
79Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
79Power of legumes
79In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
79No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
79Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
79Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
79Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
79Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
79Washington report: Feeding a world in need
78Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
78The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
78From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
78Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
78Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
78A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
78Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
78Easter
78Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
78All Points West: The only stupid question
78From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
77Economic development update
77LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
77Observations Only: Spider adventure
77From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
77From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
77Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
77Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
77At the Monument: Where are the animals?
77At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
77Synchronicity:What brings me back
77Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
77Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
77Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
77Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
77Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
77Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
76Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
76Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
76Across the Fence: The Pony Express
76Teeing Off: Mind Gym
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
76Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
76At the Monument: Art in National Parks
76Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
76Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
76Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76No-till Notes: Stripper head
76Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
76Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
76Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
76No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
75Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
75Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
75Teen Voice: Catfished
75From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
75Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
75Teen Voice: Remember what you have
75Lyman Review: The love goat
75Linked Lives
75Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
75In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
75Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
75No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
75Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
75No-Till Notes: Observations
75Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
75A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
75Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
75News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
74Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
74From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
74Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
74Their View: Goal post move unfair
74Creatures of the Night
74Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
74From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
74Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
73A Small World: Time traveling
73Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
73Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
73Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
73Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
73At the Monument: Living History
73No-Till Notes: Potential
73No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
72Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
72A Stray Moment: The last time
72Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
72Observations Only: Surprises
72Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
72Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
72The Good Life: The two different types of business people
72Lyman Review: Branding Time
72History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
72Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
72Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
72Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
72No Till Notes: Moving Forward
72Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
72Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71Permission to remember
71Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
71Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
71From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
71Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
71At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
71New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
71College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
71Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
71Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
71Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
71No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
70Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
70Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
70Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
70The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
70Lyman Review: Winter's dog
70Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
70Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
70Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
70To whom are we thankful?
70Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
70Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
70Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
70From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
70News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
70Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
69Completely Different: Your local government and you
69Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
69The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
69Completely Different: The Quest
69Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
69Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
69Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
69Religious freedom must be protected
69Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
69Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
69At the Monument: Junior Rangers
69At the Monument: Museum collections
69A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
69Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
69Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
69Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
69A national day of Thanksgiving
69A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
68Observations Only: Giving up
68Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
68Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
68Fourth of July meetings
68Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
68Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
68No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
68No Till Notes: Residue levels
68Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
67Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
67A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
67From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
67A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
67Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
67Observations Only: Scourge of violence
67Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
67What’s really going on with our water?
67Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
67‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
67From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
66Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
66Our view . . .Sports Complex
66The zombie apocalypse and you
66Welcome to Gering
66Across the Fence: On The road
66Observations Only: Counting chickens
66From the Superintendent’s Desk
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
66Rural America and immigration reform
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66In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
65Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
65Silence please
65Our View: The elephant in the room
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
65Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
65In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
65Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
65Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
64Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
64From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
64Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
64Website Resources
63From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
63Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
63Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
63In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
63No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
63The Good Life: There is good everywhere
63At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
63From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
62Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
62LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
62Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
62Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
62The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
62Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
62At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
62No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
62 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
62No-Till Notes: Water conservation
61A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
61A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
61Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
61Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
61A Halloween Story: The scary dream
61At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
61Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
60Do You Tube?
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
60Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
60Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
60Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
60Our view: United we can build
60Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
60At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
59Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
59A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
59At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
59No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
59No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
59News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
58Our View: Visionaries wanted
58Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
58Teen Voice: The Other Side
58Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
58At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
58The Good Life: All that remains is love
58Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
57Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
57The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
56
56Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
56Enjoy the festivities
56Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
55Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
55Seeing the works of the master
55Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
55
55Tumbleweeds on the loose
55No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
54From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
54Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
54Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
54Be kind through communications
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54NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
54Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
53Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
53Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
53Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
53Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
52Letter to the Editor
52Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Walkable, bikeable communities
51Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
51A mom’s thoughts on social media
50Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
50Our View: Bravo OTD committee
50Teen Voice: Not just another ride
50Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
50At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
50Achieving your dreams takes work
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
49Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
49Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
48Practice safe barbecue basics
48From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
47Teen Voice: Today’s television
47A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
46From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
46Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
45Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
45Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
45I love Thanksgiving
45The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
44The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
43Remembering When
43Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
43Simply October
42Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
42Timing makes perfect
42Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
41Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
41Social time has important benefits
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
41The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
41Letter to the Editor
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41‘Is there something I can do?’
40Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
40No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
39Teen Voice: March Madness
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
39Welcome home
38The hills, part 1: Mustangs
38Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
37View from the block
37The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
37From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
37Letter to the Editor
36The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
36Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
36Letter to the Editor
35The Block
34A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
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34Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
33From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
31From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
30Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
25My Thanksgiving prayer
25Teen Voice: Happy news
22From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
22Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
22To The Editor
19Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
16Teen Voice: The road of hatred
15Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
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