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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44From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
43Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
43Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
43Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
43Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
43Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
43Observations Only: The need to understand
43Observations Only: The vision
43Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
43Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
43The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
43Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
43Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
43Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
43A warm feeling on a big winter day
43No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
43From the hill: Keeping America Safe
42Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
42Observations Only: Willfulness
42The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
42A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
42Observations Only: Waiting time
42Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
42Observations Only: A sad week
42Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
42 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
42Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
42Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
42For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
42Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
42Letter to the editor
42
42News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
42Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
42No Till Notes: Moving Forward
42Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
42Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
42Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
42Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
42Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
42From the hill: Working for you
42From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
42News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
42All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
42Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
42Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
41Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
41Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
41Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
41Totally Random: The Golden Rule
41Teen Voice: Being a girl
41Teen Voice: Shadow art
41Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
41Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
41Observations Only: Hog wash
41Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
41Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
41Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
41Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
41Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
41Teen Voice: Where is the love?
41Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
41No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
41Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
41No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
41Teen Voice: He’s my dad
41Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
41Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
41Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
41Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
41A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
40Observations Only: Journey's end
40Observations Only: A soul’s journey
40Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
40Observations Only: Choices
40Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
40The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
40A real leaning tree Christmas
40Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
40Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
40Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
40From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
40Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
40News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
40News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
40Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
40Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
39Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
39From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
39Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
39Observations Only: The shadow of error
39The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
39A Small World: Special guest
39Lyman Review: Devil calf
39Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
39Teen Voice: Cyber War
39Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
39Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
39A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
39Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
39Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
39Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
39Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
39News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
39No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
39No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
39Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
39No Till Notes: Residue levels
39Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
39All Points West: We shall not give into fear
39Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
39Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
39Washington report: Reversing the President’s failed agenda
39From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
38Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
38A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
38Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
38Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
38Observations Only: A matter of matter
38Observations Only: A matter of paradox
38Lyman Review: One mean chicken
38Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
38Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
38Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
38Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
38Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
38Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
38No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
38Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
38Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
38Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
38From the hill: Giving Thanks
38From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
38From the hill: Serving You
38Washington report: Defending life is essential to defending freedom
38From the hill: Stand Up for Life
38Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
37Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
37Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
37Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
37Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
37No-Till Notes: Back in the field
37Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
37No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
37Support letters requested for airport
37No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
37
37Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
36Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
36Observations Only: Expect the best
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
36Teen Voice: Silence
36Teen Voice: The rivalry
36Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
36Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
36Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
36Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
36No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
36Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
36Reach out for challenges
36‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
36Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
36Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
36Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
36Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
36No-Till Notes: Potential
36Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
36A national day of Thanksgiving
36Washington report: This year in the Regulation Rewind
36Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
36Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
35Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
35Observations Only: The visit
35Lyman Review: Branding Time
35In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
35Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
35No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
35Our view: United we can build
35Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
35Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
35All Points West: The only stupid question
35Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
35From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
35Teen Voice: Out with homework
35Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
35Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
34Teen Voice: Serendipity
34Completely Different - The magic of spring
34Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
34Teeing Off: Persistence
34Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
34Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
34Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
34Teen Voice: Inspire me
34Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
34Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
34A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
34No-till Notes: Stripper head
34Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
34No-Till Notes: Observations
34Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
34Enjoy the festivities
34Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
34Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
34From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
33Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
33The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
33Teeing Off: Mind Gym
33Totally Random: Happy Halloween
33View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
33Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
33No-till Notes: Moving forward
33From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
33Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
33No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
33Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
33No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
33Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
33From the hill: Spurring Innovation
33From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
33A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
33Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
32From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
32The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
32Observations Only: A good daughter
32Lyman Review: The love goat
32Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
32Lyman Review: Dog fun
32Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
32In the Hills: Explore the state parks
32Synchronicity:What brings me back
32A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
32Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
32Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
32At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
32
32A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
32At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
32At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
32At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
32From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
32Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
32Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
32News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
31Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
31From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
31Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
31Teen Voice: Remember what you have
31Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
31Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
31A Small World: Savoring county fair days
31From the Hill: More Work Ahead
31Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
31Teen Voice: Self-expression
31Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
31Nature Notes: Love is in the air
31Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
31Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
31Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
31Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
31No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
31In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
31Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
31Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
31Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
31Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
31Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
31A mom’s thoughts on social media
31Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
31Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
31 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
31No-Till Notes: Water conservation
30Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
30Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
30Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
30The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
30A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
30A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
30Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
30Across The Fence: Last Christmas
30Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
30In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
30Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
30College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
30Linked Lives
30History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
30Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
30In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
30A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
30The Good Life: There is good everywhere
30Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
30At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
30Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
30A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
30No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
30Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
29Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
29Teen Voice: Living within our means
29Observations Only: Divine prompts
29Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
29View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
29Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
29NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
29At the Monument: Find Your Park
29Tumbleweeds on the loose
29No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
29News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
29From the hill: The Year Ahead
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
28From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
28Teen Voice: Catfished
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
28Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
28Teen Voice: What is love?
28At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
28Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
28At the Monument: Where are the animals?
28The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
28Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
28Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
28Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
28Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
28Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
28Walkable, bikeable communities
28From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
28Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
28News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
28News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
27From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
27Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
27Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
27From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
27From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
27Across the Fence: The Pony Express
27Teeing Off: The thing about state
27At the Monument: That old (historic) building
27At the Monument: Art in National Parks
27Greetings from the State Capitol
27Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
27Fourth of July meetings
27Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
27Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
27At the Monument: Museum collections
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27At the Monument: Living History
27At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
27Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
27Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
27News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
27News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
27From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
26Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
26Our View: The elephant in the room
26Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
26Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
26
26The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
26Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
26Totally Random: Where does it go?
26At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
26Support emergency services personnel
26At the Monument: Junior Rangers
26Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
26Creatures of the Night
26A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
26Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
26Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
26A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
26Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
26No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
26No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
26The Good Life: All that remains is love
26From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
26News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
25I'm falling for Tumblr?
25Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
25Teen Voice: Body image
25Observations Only: Divine spirit
25Lyman Review: Winter's dog
25Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
25Their View: Goal post move unfair
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
25Achieving your dreams takes work
25To whom are we thankful?
25Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
25Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
25Letter to the Editor
25Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
25‘Is there something I can do?’
25Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
25From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
25I love Thanksgiving
25The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
24Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
24Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
24Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
24Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
24Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
24
24At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
24Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
24Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
24From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
23A Halloween Story: The scary dream
23Religious freedom must be protected
23New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
23Website Resources
23In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
23News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
23Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
22Rural America and immigration reform
22Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
22No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
22At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
22Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
22Simply October
22Washington report: Feeding a world in need
21Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
21Teen Voice: Footprints
21Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
21Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
21Be kind through communications
21Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
20Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
20The Good Life: The two different types of business people
20What’s really going on with our water?
20At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
20At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
20Letter to the Editor
20Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
19Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
19Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
19
19Welcome home
18The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
18Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
18Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
18Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
18Our View: A failure to communicate
18Letter to the Editor
18Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
17Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
17Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
17In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
17
17The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
16Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
16Teen Voice: The Other Side
16Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
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16Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
16Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
15At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
14Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
10To The Editor
10News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
1No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
Most Read News Stories of 2012
586Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
414Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
365All Points West: Long live great coffee
303Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
294From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
289All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
285Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
266Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
262Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
251News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
249Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
248Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
244Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
243From the capitol: A System That Cares
236Healthy: What you believe, you become
231From the Hill: Working for Offutt
224Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
186Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
185From the hill: Good Neighbors
185Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
179Jack’s Insights – April 2016
178Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
177Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
177News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
176Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
176No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
175From the Capitol: Budget balanced
170Washington Report: Power of the Purse
170Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
166Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
164From the hill: “Hello” World
164Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
162Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
161All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
159Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
157From the hill: The Trouble with Taxes
157From the hill: Accountability Matters
155From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
152From the capitol: A Successful Session
147Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
146Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
141Washington: Protecting taxpayers
139Think about manufacturing at polls
136Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
136The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
134Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
133Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
130What's the deal with organic milk?
130From the Hill: May in Nebraska
128Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
126All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
125Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
124Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
124Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
122Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
121Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
121Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
120Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
120No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
120Washington Report: Unwavering defense of life
119Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
118All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
116A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
115Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
113Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
113Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
112Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
112Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
112Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
110Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
110Teen Voice: Teen slang
110Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
109News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
108No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
108From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
105All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
102Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
99Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
98All Points West: Led by our tongues
97Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
97Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
97Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
96Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
94No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
93Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
93Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
92Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
92Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
91Guest Voices…
91Observations Only: Gone away
91Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
90Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
90News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
89Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
89Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
89From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
89Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
88Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
88Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
88From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
87All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
86Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
86Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
86Across The Fence: A day For thanks
86Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
86From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
85Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
85Why you should visit the zoo in February
85News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
83Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
83From the hill: Kerrie On
82Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
82Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
82Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
82Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
81Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
81Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
80Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
80A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
80Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
79No-Till Notes: Looking Back
78Observations Only: Critical thinking
78All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
77Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
77Across the Fence: The hand dug well
77Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
77Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
77All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
77From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
76Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
76Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
76Building Bridges: Love your enemies
76A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
76All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
76Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
76A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
75Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
75A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
75All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
75Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
74Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
74Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
74A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
74All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
74Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
74Washington report: Conservative Champions
74Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
73Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
73A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
73Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
73Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
73Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
73Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
73Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
73SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
72Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
72Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
72Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
72A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
72From the hill: A Safer Place
72No-Till Notes: 10 tips
71Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
71Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
71Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
71Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
71Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
71Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
71Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
71Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
70From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
70Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
70The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
70From the hill: Healing Our Nation
69Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
69Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
69No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
69Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
69Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
68Completely Different: It's all in the family
68Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
68From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
68Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
68From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
67Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
67Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
67Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
67Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
67Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
67Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
67News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
66Trash cans
66Teen Voice: The more the merrier
66Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
66Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
66No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
66No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
66Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
66The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
66Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
65Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
65Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
65Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
65Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
65Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
65News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
64Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
64Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
64A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
64A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
64Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
64Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
64Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
64News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
63Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
63Observations Only: The meeting
63Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
63Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
63The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
63Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
63Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
63No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
62Age of reason
62Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
62Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
62Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
62Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
62Totally Random: October, the pink month
62Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
62Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
62No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
61Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
61Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
61Totally Random: Life’s ripples
61Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
61Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
61A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
61Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
61Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
61Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
60Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
60Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
60Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
60Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
60Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
60From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
60Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
60Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
60Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
60Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
60Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
60A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
60No Till Notes: Saying uncle
60Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
60Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
60An open letter to Trump supporters
59Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
59Across the Fence: Building Barns
59A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
59Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
59Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
59Teen Voice: The gift of caring
59Teen Voice: To the future
59Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
59No Till Notes: Final Stop
59Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
59No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
59Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
58From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
58Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
58Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
58Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
58A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
58Observations Only: Sister lost
58Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
58Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
58Observations Only: Good and evil
58Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
58Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
58Jane’s Secret: The Telling
58Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
58A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
57Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
57Time keeps flowing like a river
57Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
57From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
57Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
57Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
57Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
57Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
57All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
57No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
57From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
57From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
57No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
56Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
56 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
56The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
56Anno Domini: On this remembering day
56Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
56Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
56No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
56Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
56At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
56From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
56Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
56Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
56From the hill: On the Road in Eastern Nebraska
56From the capitol: A Prescription Nebraska Can’t Afford
55Observations only : Sisters of the world
55Completely Different: Tales from the mat
55The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
55 Taking a big risk
55Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
55Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
55Observations Only: Temptation
55A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
55Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
55Teeing Off: Around the Green
55Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
55Observations Only: Saint Marge
55Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
55Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
55Observations Only: The vigil
55All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
55Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
55Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
55Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
55No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
55Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
55Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
55All Points West: A community on the move
55Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
55Washington report: Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
55Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
55Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
55Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
54Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
54It's no surprise
54Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
54The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
54Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
54Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
54Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
54Teen Voice: Stress test
54Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
54Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
54Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
54Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
54No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
54No Till Notes:
54Creativity dampened by standardized testing
54News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
53We need a few good people
53Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
53Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
53Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
53The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
53Observations Only: Reality check
53Observations Only: Final moment
53Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
53Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
53Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
53News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
53Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
53News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
52Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
52A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
52The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
52Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
52Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
52Across the Fence: Amanda
52Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
52Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
52Letters to the Editor
52Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
52Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
52Easter
52No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
52Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
52Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
52Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
51Across the fence: Something worth remembering
51Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
51Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
51The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
51Observations Only: Curious things, part II
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
51Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
51Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
51Observations Only: The awful truth
51Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
51Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
51Observations Only: A day in August
51Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
51Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
51Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
51Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
51No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
51Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
51Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
51Infamy - by Richard Reeves
51No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
50Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
50Observations Only: A new direction
50Observations Only : White water
50Observations Only: Going home
50Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
50Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
50Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
50Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
50Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
50Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
50Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
50Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
50Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
50Letters to the Editor
50A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
50At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
50At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
50All Points West: Never far from the trail
50Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
50Across The Fence: Van Tassell
50LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
49Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
49Being a Nebraskan – border to border
49Life's curve balls
49Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
49Observations Only: What's in a word?
49Observations Only: Indifferent love
49A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
49Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
49Observations Only: The last toothpick
49No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
49Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
49Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
49Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
49A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
49A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
49Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
49Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
49All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
49News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
48Observations Only: Just around the corner
48The ghost of Ayn Rand
48Observations Only: Uneventful flight
48A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
48Observations Only: Curious things
48Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
48Teen Voice: Equality
48Observations Only: One more time
48Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
48Observations Only: The last goodbye
48Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
48Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
48Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
48Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
48No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
48Power of legumes
48A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
48Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
48Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
48Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
48No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
48 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
48Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
48Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
48Torn between now and somewhere down the line
47A last look at the Nebraska Zone
47SELL-OUT!
47Permission to remember
47A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
47From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
47A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
47Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
47Observations Only: Off to the races
47Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
47Anno Domini: We gather together
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
47Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
47 Across The Fence: County Fair
47No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
47Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
47Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
47No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
47No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
47Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
47Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
46Observations Only : The orphanage
46Economic development update
46Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
46Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
46Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
46Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
46A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
46Teen Voice: My rebellion
46Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
46Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
46Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
46Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
46Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
46Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
46No-til Notes: Changing plans
46Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
46No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
46Prairie Dogs
46
46Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
46The Christmas Story
46A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
46Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
46No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
46Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
46Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
46Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
46A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
46Why parents are important
46Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
45It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
45Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
45Assad’s endgame
45Observations Only: No thank you
45Observations Only: Together again
45Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
45Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
45Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
45Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
45A Stray Moment: God Knows
45Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
45Observations Only: A fine line
45Observations Only: A gift of serenity
45A Stray Moment: Without a net
45Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
45The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
45Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
45Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
45Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
45Totally Random: Trusting the fates
45A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
45Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
45Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
45No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
45Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
45Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
45Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
45Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
45“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
44Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
44Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
44Home of the Brave
44Observations Only: Saturday delight
44Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
44Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
44Observations Only: Beginnings
44Teen Voice: The need to get away
44Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
44Our View: Community responsible for kids
44Totally Random: My journey, life after living
44At the Library: March into a good book
44Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
44At the Monument: Night Sky
44No-Till Notes: The value of water
44Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
44Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
44Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
44Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
44Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
44Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
44Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
44No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
44From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
43Our view . . .Sports Complex
43Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
43Observations Only: Extreme measures
43Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
43Observations Only: Sister odyssey
43Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
43Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
43Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
43Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
43Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
43Observations Only: The need to understand
43Observations Only: The vision
43Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
43Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
43The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
43Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
43Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
43Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
43A warm feeling on a big winter day
43No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
43From the hill: Keeping America Safe
42The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
42A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
42A Stray Moment: The last time
42From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
42Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
42Observations Only: Willfulness
42The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
42A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
42Observations Only: Waiting time
42Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
42Observations Only: A sad week
42Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
42 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
42Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
42Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
42For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
42Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
42Letter to the editor
42
42News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
42Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
42No Till Notes: Moving Forward
42Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
42Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
42Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
42Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
42Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
42From the hill: Working for you
42From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
42News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
42All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
42Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
42Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
41Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
41Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
41Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
41Welcome to Gering
41A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
41Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
41From the Superintendent’s Desk
41Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
41Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
41Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
41Totally Random: The Golden Rule
41Teen Voice: Being a girl
41Teen Voice: Shadow art
41Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
41Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
41Observations Only: Hog wash
41Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
41Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
41Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
41Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
41Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
41Teen Voice: Where is the love?
41Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
41No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
41Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
41No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
41Teen Voice: He’s my dad
41Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
41Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
41Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
41Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
41A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
40Observations Only : Mission accomplished
40My mini Pen and me
40Observations Only - Two ages of man
40Observations Only: The joy of money
40Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
40LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
40A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
40Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
40Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
40Observations Only: North Powder
40Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
40Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
40Observations Only: Journey's end
40Observations Only: A soul’s journey
40Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
40Observations Only: Choices
40Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
40The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
40A real leaning tree Christmas
40Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
40Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
40Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
40From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
40Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
40News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
40News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
40Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
40Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
39Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
39A Small World: Time traveling
39Observations Only: Painting a picture
39A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
39Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
39Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
39From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
39Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
39Observations Only: The shadow of error
39The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
39A Small World: Special guest
39Lyman Review: Devil calf
39Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
39Teen Voice: Cyber War
39Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
39Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
39A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
39Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
39Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
39Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
39Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
39News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
39No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
39No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
39Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
39No Till Notes: Residue levels
39Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
39All Points West: We shall not give into fear
39Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
39Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
39Washington report: Reversing the President’s failed agenda
39From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
38The zombie apocalypse and you
38Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
38Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
38Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
38Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
38A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
38Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
38Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
38Observations Only: A matter of matter
38Observations Only: A matter of paradox
38Lyman Review: One mean chicken
38Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
38Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
38Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
38Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
38Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
38Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
38No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
38Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
38Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
38Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
38From the hill: Giving Thanks
38From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
38From the hill: Serving You
38Washington report: Defending life is essential to defending freedom
38From the hill: Stand Up for Life
38Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
37Our View: Visionaries wanted
37Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
37LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
37From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
37From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
37Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
37Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
37Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
37Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
37No-Till Notes: Back in the field
37Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
37No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
37Support letters requested for airport
37No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
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37Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
36Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
36Completely Different: Your local government and you
36Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
36Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
36Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
36Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
36Observations Only: Blue chip stock
36Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
36Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
36Observations Only: Expect the best
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
36Teen Voice: Silence
36Teen Voice: The rivalry
36Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
36Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
36Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
36Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
36No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
36Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
36Reach out for challenges
36‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
36Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
36Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
36Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
36Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
36No-Till Notes: Potential
36Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
36A national day of Thanksgiving
36Washington report: This year in the Regulation Rewind
36Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
36Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
35Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
35Across the Fence: On The road
35Observations Only: Spider adventure
35Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
35A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
35Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
35Observations Only: The visit
35Lyman Review: Branding Time
35In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
35Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
35No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
35Our view: United we can build
35Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
35Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
35All Points West: The only stupid question
35Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
35From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
35Teen Voice: Out with homework
35Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
35Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
34Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
34Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
34Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
34Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
34Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
34Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
34Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
34Teen Voice: Serendipity
34Completely Different - The magic of spring
34Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
34Teeing Off: Persistence
34Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
34Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
34Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
34Teen Voice: Inspire me
34Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
34Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
34A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
34No-till Notes: Stripper head
34Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
34No-Till Notes: Observations
34Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
34Enjoy the festivities
34Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
34Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
34From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
33Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
33Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
33Do You Tube?
33Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
33Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
33The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
33Teeing Off: Mind Gym
33Totally Random: Happy Halloween
33View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
33Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
33No-till Notes: Moving forward
33From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
33Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
33No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
33Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
33No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
33Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
33From the hill: Spurring Innovation
33From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
33A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
33Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
32Completely Different: The Quest
32Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
32Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
32Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
32Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
32Observations Only: Scourge of violence
32Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
32Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
32From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
32The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
32Observations Only: A good daughter
32Lyman Review: The love goat
32Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
32Lyman Review: Dog fun
32Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
32In the Hills: Explore the state parks
32Synchronicity:What brings me back
32A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
32Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
32Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
32At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
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32A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
32At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
32At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
32At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
32From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
32Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
32Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
32News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
31Seeing the works of the master
31Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
31Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
31From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
31Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
31Teen Voice: Remember what you have
31Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
31Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
31A Small World: Savoring county fair days
31From the Hill: More Work Ahead
31Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
31Teen Voice: Self-expression
31Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
31Nature Notes: Love is in the air
31Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
31Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
31Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
31Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
31No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
31In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
31Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
31Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
31Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
31Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
31Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
31A mom’s thoughts on social media
31Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
31Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
31 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
31No-Till Notes: Water conservation
30Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
30Timing makes perfect
30Silence please
30Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
30Observations Only: Giving up
30The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
30Observations Only: Surprises
30Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
30Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
30Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
30Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
30The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
30A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
30A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
30Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
30Across The Fence: Last Christmas
30Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
30In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
30Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
30College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
30Linked Lives
30History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
30Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
30In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
30A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
30The Good Life: There is good everywhere
30Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
30At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
30Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
30A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
30No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
30Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
29Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
29Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
29Teen Voice: Living within our means
29Observations Only: Divine prompts
29Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
29View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
29Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
29NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
29At the Monument: Find Your Park
29Tumbleweeds on the loose
29No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
29News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
29From the hill: The Year Ahead
28Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
28Teen Voice: Not just another ride
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
28Observations Only: Counting chickens
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
28From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
28Teen Voice: Catfished
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
28Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
28Teen Voice: What is love?
28At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
28Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
28At the Monument: Where are the animals?
28The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
28Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
28Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
28Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
28Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
28Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
28Walkable, bikeable communities
28From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
28Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
28News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
28News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
27Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
27Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
27Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
27From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
27Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
27Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
27From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
27From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
27Across the Fence: The Pony Express
27Teeing Off: The thing about state
27At the Monument: That old (historic) building
27At the Monument: Art in National Parks
27Greetings from the State Capitol
27Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
27Fourth of July meetings
27Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
27Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
27At the Monument: Museum collections
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27At the Monument: Living History
27At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
27Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
27Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
27News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
27News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
27From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
26Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
26A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
26Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
26Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
26Our View: The elephant in the room
26Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
26Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
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26The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
26Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
26Totally Random: Where does it go?
26At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
26Support emergency services personnel
26At the Monument: Junior Rangers
26Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
26Creatures of the Night
26A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
26Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
26Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
26A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
26Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
26No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
26No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
26The Good Life: All that remains is love
26From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
26News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
25From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
25I'm falling for Tumblr?
25Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
25Teen Voice: Body image
25Observations Only: Divine spirit
25Lyman Review: Winter's dog
25Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
25Their View: Goal post move unfair
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
25Achieving your dreams takes work
25To whom are we thankful?
25Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
25Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
25Letter to the Editor
25Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
25‘Is there something I can do?’
25Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
25From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
25I love Thanksgiving
25The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
24Letter to the Editor
24Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
24Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
24Remembering When
24Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
24Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
24The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
24Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
24Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
24Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
24Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
24Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
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24At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
24Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
24Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
24From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
23Our View: Bravo OTD committee
23The Block
23Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
23From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
23Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
23A Halloween Story: The scary dream
23Religious freedom must be protected
23New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
23Website Resources
23In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
23News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
23Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
22Practice safe barbecue basics
22Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
22Rural America and immigration reform
22Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
22No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
22At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
22Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
22Simply October
22Washington report: Feeding a world in need
21Social time has important benefits
21The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
21The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
21Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
21Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
21Teen Voice: Footprints
21Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
21Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
21Be kind through communications
21Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
20View from the block
20Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
20Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
20The Good Life: The two different types of business people
20What’s really going on with our water?
20At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
20At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
20Letter to the Editor
20Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
19From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
19Teen Voice: Today’s television
19Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
19Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
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19Welcome home
18From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
18The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
18The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
18Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
18Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
18Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
18Our View: A failure to communicate
18Letter to the Editor
18Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
17Teen Voice: March Madness
17Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
17A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
17From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
17Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
17Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
17In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
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17The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
16The hills, part 1: Mustangs
16From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
16Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
16Teen Voice: The Other Side
16Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
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16Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
16Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
15From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
15At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
14From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
14Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
14Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
13Teen Voice: Happy news
12Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
11Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
11My Thanksgiving prayer
11Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
10From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
10To The Editor
10News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
9Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
8Teen Voice: The road of hatred
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