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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214Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
214From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
214Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
214Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
214No-till Notes: Moving forward
214Teen Voice: He’s my dad
213Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
213A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
213Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
213No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
212From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
212Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
212Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
212Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
212Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
212 Across The Fence: County Fair
211Observations Only: Beginnings
211Observations Only: The need to understand
211Lyman Review: Devil calf
211Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
211Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
211Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
211Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
211Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
210Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
210A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
210Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
210News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
209A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
209Teen Voice: The need to get away
209Observations Only: The shadow of error
209The Good Life: The two different types of business people
209Teen Voice: The rivalry
209
209Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
209No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
209Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
208Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
208Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
208Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
208From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
208No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
208Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
208Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
208Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
207Observations Only: A soul’s journey
207Observations Only: The vision
207Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
207Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
206Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
206Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
206Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
206Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
206No-Till Notes: Back in the field
206No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
206Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
206A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
206Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
206News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
206Washington report: Feeding a world in need
206In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
205Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
205Teen Voice: Being a girl
205A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
205From the Hill: More Work Ahead
205No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
204A Small World: Special guest
204Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
204Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
204From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
203Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
203No Till Notes: Saying uncle
203Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
202In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
202Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
202Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
202No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
202All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
202Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
201Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
201Teen Voice: Shadow art
201Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
201At the Monument: Night Sky
201A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
201News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
200Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
200Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
200Observations Only: Expect the best
200Teeing Off: Around the Green
200Lyman Review: One mean chicken
200 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
200Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
200A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
200Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
199Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
199Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
199Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
199Totally Random: Trusting the fates
199In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
199No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
199At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
199A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
199Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
199News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
199Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
198Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
198Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
197The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
196Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
196Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
196Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
196Teen Voice: Cyber War
196Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
195From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
195Observations Only: Divine prompts
195Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
195Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
195At the Library: March into a good book
195View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
195Prairie Dogs
195All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
194Observations Only: Divine spirit
194Teen Voice: Silence
194Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Totally Random: The Golden Rule
193Observations Only: Choices
193Observations Only: A good daughter
193A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
193Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
193Lyman Review: Dog fun
193At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
193Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
192Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
192Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
192Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
192History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
192Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
191A real leaning tree Christmas
191Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
191Support letters requested for airport
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
191At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
190Observations Only: Journey's end
190Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
190At the Monument: That old (historic) building
190A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
190Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
190A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
189Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
189Observations Only: The visit
189Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
189In the Hills: Explore the state parks
189Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
189A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
189Teen Voice: Out with homework
189From the hill: Serving You
189Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
188Teeing Off: Persistence
188Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
188Letter to the editor
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Lyman Review: The love goat
187Teen Voice: Where is the love?
187Teen Voice: Inspire me
187Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
186Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
186Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
186Teen Voice: Self-expression
186
185Teen Voice: Living within our means
185Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
185Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
185Teen Voice: What is love?
185Greetings from the State Capitol
185Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
185Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
185Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
184Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
184Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
184Reach out for challenges
184Jane’s Secret: The Telling
183Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
183Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
183Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
183Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
183At the Monument: Where are the animals?
183Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
183A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
183From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
183Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
182Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
182Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
182Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
182A Small World: Savoring county fair days
182Across The Fence: Last Christmas
182Support emergency services personnel
182Lyman Review: Branding Time
182From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
182Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
181Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
181At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
181Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
181At the Monument: Art in National Parks
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
181Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
181News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
181News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
180Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
180Totally Random: Where does it go?
180Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
180Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
179Completely Different - The magic of spring
179Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
178Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
178Totally Random: Happy Halloween
178Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
178What’s really going on with our water?
178Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
178From the hill: The Year Ahead
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
177Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
177Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
177Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
177Nature Notes: Love is in the air
177Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
177Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
177New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
177In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
177
176From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
176Teen Voice: Catfished
176Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
176Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
176Creatures of the Night
176Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
175Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
175Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
175
174Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
174Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
174Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
174Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
174No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
173Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
173From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
173From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
173Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
173Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
173Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
173Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
173Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
173Religious freedom must be protected
173Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
172From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
172Teen Voice: Body image
172Teeing Off: Mind Gym
172Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
172Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
172Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
172Website Resources
172Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
172At the Monument: Junior Rangers
172Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
172From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
172From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
172News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
171Teen Voice: Serendipity
171Teen Voice: Footprints
171View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
171Fourth of July meetings
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
171Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
170Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
170Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
170Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
170From the hill: Working for you
169Lyman Review: Winter's dog
169Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
169Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
169Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
169At the Monument: Living History
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
168Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
168Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
168Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
168Linked Lives
168Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
168At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
168At the Monument: Museum collections
167Their View: Goal post move unfair
167Synchronicity:What brings me back
167At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
167Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
167Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
167Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
167Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
166Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
166From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
166Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
166Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
166Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
166Power of legumes
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
165Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
164Teen Voice: Remember what you have
164At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
164Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
164Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
164In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
163Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
163The Good Life: All that remains is love
163News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
162College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
162Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
161Across the Fence: The Pony Express
161In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
161Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
161To whom are we thankful?
161No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
160Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
160No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
160Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
160Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
159Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
159Rural America and immigration reform
159A Halloween Story: The scary dream
159Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
159 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
158Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
158Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
158At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
158Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
157Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
156Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
155Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
155Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
154Teeing Off: The thing about state
154A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Our View: The elephant in the room
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
153All Points West: The only stupid question
152
152Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
152Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
152 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
152LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
152Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
151In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
151No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
151At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
150Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
150From the hill: The PAWS Act
149At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
149In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
148Infamy - by Richard Reeves
148From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
147Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
147Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
147Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
147Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
144Teen Voice: The Other Side
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
143No Till Notes: Moving Forward
143No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Be kind through communications
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
141Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
140No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
140No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
140Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
139A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
137Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
137From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
136Achieving your dreams takes work
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
136Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
135No-till Notes: Stripper head
135Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
135No Till Notes: Residue levels
134
134‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
134A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
133
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
133Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
132No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
132Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
131Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
131
131
131No-Till Notes: Potential
131Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
131No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
128Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
128Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
126Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
124Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
122Tumbleweeds on the loose
122Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
117No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117No-Till Notes: Water conservation
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
113A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
113A mom’s thoughts on social media
113Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
111Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
109The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
109Easter
109Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
108At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
108Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
107Enjoy the festivities
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
105A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
105Simply October
104At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
101At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
99I love Thanksgiving
98No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
96Our view: United we can build
96Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
92NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
87The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
85Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
85Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
83At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
79Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
78In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
74At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
73Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
73Welcome home
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
66Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
63Letter to the Editor
62‘Is there something I can do?’
62Golden Spade
61Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
57
56Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
55Letter to the Editor
51At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
51Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
51Our View: A failure to communicate
44To The Editor
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2684Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1510Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1305Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1276From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1223All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1192The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1146From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
942All Points West: We’re on the same team
830Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
683The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
642Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
636No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
625Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
617Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
609News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
608Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
580All Points West: Long live great coffee
578From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
550Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
536All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
530Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
497Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
488Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
487Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
480Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
476Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
474Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
469Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
467Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
466Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
465Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
465Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
459In My View: Defying disabilities
447Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
443Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
436Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
435Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
434No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
433Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
427Washington: Protecting taxpayers
423Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
421Washington Report: Power of the Purse
421News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
419From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
418Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
417Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
415Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
413The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
413From the Hill: Working for Offutt
409Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
404From the hill: Accountability Matters
399Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
398Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
398All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
397Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
396All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
389From the capitol: A System That Cares
385From the hill: “Hello” World
384From the hill: Good Neighbors
383Observations Only : White water
382From the Hill: May in Nebraska
381Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
377Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
377From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
375Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
369All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
368Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
365From the hill: Kerrie On
363Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
361Teen Voice: Teen slang
360Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
357Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
356Jack’s Insights – April 2016
356News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
355All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
354All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
354From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
351No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
350Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
349Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
348News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
347Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
346Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
345All Points West: Rising above ourselves
342Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
340All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
339A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
338Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
337Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
336Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
336Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
335Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
334News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
332Washington: Mindful of our heroes
332Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
331Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
331From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
331All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
330Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
330Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
329Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
328Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
328All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
327Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
327Healthy: What you believe, you become
324All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
324Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
323Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
322Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
321Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
319Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
319Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
319Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
316Anno Domini: On this remembering day
315Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
315Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
314Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
314Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
313Observations Only: Gone away
312Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
312Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
312In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
311The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
311News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
310Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
310Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
308Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
308Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
308News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
307Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
307Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
306All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
306From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
305Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
305Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
304Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
304A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
303Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
303From the Capitol: Budget balanced
303The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
302Across The Fence: A day For thanks
302Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
300Washington report: Conservative Champions
300News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
299Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
299Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
299Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
296Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
296All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
296Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
295Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
295Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
294Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
294News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
294Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
294No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
294Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
293A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
293Anno Domini: We gather together
293Teen Voice: The gift of caring
293All Points West: Led by our tongues
291News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
290Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
290Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
290Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
290Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
289News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
288Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
288Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
286What's the deal with organic milk?
285Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
285Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
285Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
285Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
284Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
284Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
284Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
283Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
283No-Till Notes: Looking Back
282Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
282From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
281Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
281Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
280Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
278Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
278Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
278News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
277Across the Fence: The hand dug well
277The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
277News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
276A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
276Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
275A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
274Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
274Creativity dampened by standardized testing
274News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
274From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
273Observations Only: Critical thinking
273Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
273Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
272A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
272Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
271I'm falling for Tumblr?
271Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
271Teen Voice: To the future
271Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
271Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
270Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
269A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
269Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
269News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
269No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
268Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
268Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
268Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
268Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
266Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
266Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
266Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
266Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
266News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
265Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
265Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
265Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
265Think about manufacturing at polls
264Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
263All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
263From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
263Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
262Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
262Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
262A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
262Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
262From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
261No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
261A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
261Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
260Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
260Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
260Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
260Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
260Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
260From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
259Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
259Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
258Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
258The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
258Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
258Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
257Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
257SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
257Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
256Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
256Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
256Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
256Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
256Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
256Across the Fence: Amanda
256Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
256Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
255Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
255A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
255The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
255Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
255No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
255From the hill: A Safer Place
254Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
254All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
253The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
253Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
253Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
253Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
253Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
252Observations Only: Sister lost
252Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
252Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
252All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
251Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
251Why you should visit the zoo in February
251Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
251From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
251From the hill: Healing Our Nation
251Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
250Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
250Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
250Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
250Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
250Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
249Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
249Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
249Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
249Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
248From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
248The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
248A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
248Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
248Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
248News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
247Our View: Community responsible for kids
247No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
247A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
247All Points West: We shall not give into fear
246No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
246All Points West: A community on the move
246From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
246Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
245Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
245The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
245From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
245All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
244Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
244Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
244Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
244No Till Notes: Final Stop
244All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
243Observations Only: Going home
243Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
243Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
243Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
242Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
242The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
242Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
242Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
242Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
242Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
242Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
241Totally Random: Life’s ripples
241Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
241The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
240Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
240The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
240Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
240Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
240Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
240Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
240No Till Notes:
240Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
239All Points West: Never far from the trail
239News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
238Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
238Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
238No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
238No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
238Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
238Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
237Observations Only: Good and evil
237The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
237Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
237Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
237Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
237Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
237Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
237From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
236No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
236No-Till Notes: The value of water
236From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
236A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
236News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
236Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
235Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
235The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
235Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
235Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
235Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
234Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
234Observations Only: Final moment
234No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
234Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
234News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
234Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
233A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
233Guest Voices…
233A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
233Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
233Observations Only: A day in August
232Observations Only: Reality check
232Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
231A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
231Observations Only: Temptation
231The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
231Observations Only: A gift of serenity
231Observations Only: Saint Marge
231News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
231Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
231Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
230Time keeps flowing like a river
230Observations Only: Waiting time
230Teen Voice: Stress test
230Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
230Observations Only: The last toothpick
230Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
229Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
229Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
229Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
229Observations Only: Indifferent love
229Observations Only: The awful truth
229Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
229Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
229Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
229Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
229Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
229Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
229Why parents are important
229Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
228Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
228A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
228Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
228No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
228Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
228Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
228News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
227Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
227Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
227The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
227Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
226Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
226Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
226A Stray Moment: God Knows
226Observations Only: A matter of matter
226The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
226Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
226Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
226News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
225Observations Only: Uneventful flight
225Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
225 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
225Observations Only: A matter of paradox
225Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
225Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
225Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
225Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
225Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
225At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
225Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
225Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
225From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
224Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
224Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
224Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
224Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
224Observations Only: A sad week
224Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
224Totally Random: My journey, life after living
224Building Bridges: Love your enemies
224From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
224No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
224Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
223Completely Different: It's all in the family
223Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
223Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
223The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
223Observations Only: One more time
223Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
223Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
223Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
223Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
223Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
222A last look at the Nebraska Zone
222The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
222Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
222Observations Only: The last goodbye
222Observations Only: The vigil
222No-til Notes: Changing plans
222A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
222The Christmas Story
222Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
222Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
221Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
221Observations Only: Curious things
221A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
221A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
221Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
221Observations Only: Off to the races
221Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
221Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
221Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
221From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
221News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
220Observations Only: A fine line
220Teen Voice: My rebellion
220Letters to the Editor
220Washington Report: Improving rural air service
220Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
219Teen Voice: Equality
219Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
219Observations Only: Willfulness
219Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
219Totally Random: October, the pink month
218A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
218Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
218Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
218A Stray Moment: Without a net
218Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
217From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
217Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
217Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
217Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
217Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
217Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
216Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
216Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
216Observations Only: Hog wash
216Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
216Letters to the Editor
216Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
216Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
216From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
215Observations Only: Curious things, part II
215Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
215The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
215For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
214Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
214From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
214Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
214Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
214No-till Notes: Moving forward
214Teen Voice: He’s my dad
213Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
213Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
213A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
213Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
213No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
212From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
212Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
212Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
212Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
212Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
212 Across The Fence: County Fair
211Observations Only: Beginnings
211Observations Only: The need to understand
211Lyman Review: Devil calf
211Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
211Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
211Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
211Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
211Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
210Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
210A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
210Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
210News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
209A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
209Teen Voice: The need to get away
209Observations Only: The shadow of error
209The Good Life: The two different types of business people
209Teen Voice: The rivalry
209
209Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
209No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
209Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
208Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
208Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
208Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
208From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
208No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
208Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
208Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
208Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
207Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
207Observations Only: A soul’s journey
207Observations Only: The vision
207Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
207Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
206Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
206Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
206Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
206Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
206No-Till Notes: Back in the field
206No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
206Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
206A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
206Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
206News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
206Washington report: Feeding a world in need
206In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
205Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
205Teen Voice: Being a girl
205A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
205From the Hill: More Work Ahead
205No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
204A Small World: Special guest
204Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
204Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
204From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
203Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
203No Till Notes: Saying uncle
203Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
202In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
202Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
202Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
202No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
202All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
202Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
201Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
201Teen Voice: Shadow art
201Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
201At the Monument: Night Sky
201A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
201News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
200Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
200Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
200Observations Only: Expect the best
200Teeing Off: Around the Green
200Lyman Review: One mean chicken
200 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
200Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
200A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
200Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
199Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
199Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
199Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
199Totally Random: Trusting the fates
199In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
199No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
199At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
199A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
199Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
199News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
199Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
198Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
198Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
197The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
196Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
196Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
196Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
196Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
196Teen Voice: Cyber War
196Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
195Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
195From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
195Observations Only: Divine prompts
195Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
195Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
195At the Library: March into a good book
195View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
195Prairie Dogs
195All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
194Observations Only: Divine spirit
194Teen Voice: Silence
194Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
193Totally Random: The Golden Rule
193Observations Only: Choices
193Observations Only: A good daughter
193A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
193Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
193Lyman Review: Dog fun
193At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
193Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
192Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
192Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
192Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
192Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
192History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
192Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
191Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
191A real leaning tree Christmas
191Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
191Support letters requested for airport
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
191At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
190Observations Only: Journey's end
190Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
190At the Monument: That old (historic) building
190A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
190Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
190A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
189Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
189Observations Only: The visit
189Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
189In the Hills: Explore the state parks
189Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
189A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
189Teen Voice: Out with homework
189From the hill: Serving You
189Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
188Trash cans
188Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
188Across the Fence: Building Barns
188Teeing Off: Persistence
188Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
188Letter to the editor
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Lyman Review: The love goat
187Teen Voice: Where is the love?
187Teen Voice: Inspire me
187Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
186Observations only : Sisters of the world
186Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
186Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
186Teen Voice: Self-expression
186
185Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
185Teen Voice: Living within our means
185Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
185Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
185Teen Voice: What is love?
185Greetings from the State Capitol
185Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
185Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
185Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
184Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
184Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
184Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
184Reach out for challenges
184Jane’s Secret: The Telling
183Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
183Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
183Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
183Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
183At the Monument: Where are the animals?
183Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
183A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
183From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
183Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
182Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
182Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
182Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
182A Small World: Savoring county fair days
182Across The Fence: Last Christmas
182Support emergency services personnel
182Lyman Review: Branding Time
182From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
182Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
181Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
181At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
181Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
181At the Monument: Art in National Parks
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
181Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
181News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
181News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
180Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
180Totally Random: Where does it go?
180Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
180Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
179Completely Different - The magic of spring
179Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
178Observations Only : The orphanage
178Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
178Totally Random: Happy Halloween
178Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
178What’s really going on with our water?
178Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
178From the hill: The Year Ahead
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
177Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
177Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
177Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
177Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
177Nature Notes: Love is in the air
177Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
177Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
177New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
177In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
177
176From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
176Teen Voice: Catfished
176Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
176Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
176Creatures of the Night
176Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
175Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
175Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
175
174Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
174Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
174Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
174Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
174No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
173The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
173Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
173Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
173From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
173From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
173Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
173Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
173Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
173Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
173Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
173Religious freedom must be protected
173Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
172Teen Voice: The more the merrier
172From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
172Teen Voice: Body image
172Teeing Off: Mind Gym
172Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
172Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
172Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
172Website Resources
172Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
172At the Monument: Junior Rangers
172Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
172From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
172From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
172News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
171Observations Only: A new direction
171Teen Voice: Serendipity
171Teen Voice: Footprints
171View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
171Fourth of July meetings
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
171Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
170The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
170Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
170A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
170Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
170Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
170Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
170From the hill: Working for you
169We need a few good people
169Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
169Lyman Review: Winter's dog
169Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
169Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
169Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
169At the Monument: Living History
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
168A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
168Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
168Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
168Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
168Linked Lives
168Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
168At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
168At the Monument: Museum collections
167It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
167Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
167Their View: Goal post move unfair
167Synchronicity:What brings me back
167At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
167Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
167Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
167Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
167Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
166Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
166It's no surprise
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
166Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
166From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
166Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
166Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
166Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
166Power of legumes
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
165Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
165Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
165Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
164Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
164From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
164Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
164Teen Voice: Remember what you have
164At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
164Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
164Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
164In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
163Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
163The Good Life: All that remains is love
163News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162Observations Only: The meeting
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
162College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
162Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
161Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
161From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
161Home of the Brave
161Across the Fence: The Pony Express
161In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
161Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
161To whom are we thankful?
161No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
160Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
160Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
160No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
160Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
160Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
159Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
159Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
159Rural America and immigration reform
159A Halloween Story: The scary dream
159Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
159 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
158Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
158Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
158Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
158At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
158Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
157Observations Only: Saturday delight
157Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
157No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
157Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
156Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
155Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
155Assad’s endgame
155Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
155Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
155Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
154Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
154Teeing Off: The thing about state
154A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Life's curve balls
153Our View: The elephant in the room
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
153All Points West: The only stupid question
152
152Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
152Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
152 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
152LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
152Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
151Observations Only - Two ages of man
151In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
151No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
151At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
150Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
150Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
150Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
150From the hill: The PAWS Act
149Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
149Age of reason
149The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
149At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
149In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
148Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
148Infamy - by Richard Reeves
148From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
147Across the fence: Something worth remembering
147Observations Only: Just around the corner
147Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
147Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
147Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
147Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
146SELL-OUT!
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
145The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
145A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
144Teen Voice: The Other Side
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
143Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
143Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
143A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
143No Till Notes: Moving Forward
143No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Be kind through communications
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Completely Different: Tales from the mat
141Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
141Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
141Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
141Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
140Being a Nebraskan – border to border
140Permission to remember
140 Taking a big risk
140From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
140No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
140No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
140Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
139A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
138Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
137Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
137From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
136Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
136A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
136The ghost of Ayn Rand
136Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
136Achieving your dreams takes work
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
136Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
135A Small World: Time traveling
135Observations Only : Mission accomplished
135Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
135No-till Notes: Stripper head
135Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
135No Till Notes: Residue levels
134Observations Only: Extreme measures
134
134‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
134A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
133Observations Only: What's in a word?
133Observations Only: Together again
133
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
133Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
132My mini Pen and me
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
132Observations Only: The joy of money
132No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
132Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
131Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
131
131
131No-Till Notes: Potential
131Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
131No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
130The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
129Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
129Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
128Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
128Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
126Observations Only: North Powder
126Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
126Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
124Our view . . .Sports Complex
124Welcome to Gering
124Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
124Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
124Observations Only: Painting a picture
124Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
123A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
123Observations Only: Sister odyssey
123Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
122Observations Only: Blue chip stock
122Tumbleweeds on the loose
122Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
121Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
121Observations Only: No thank you
121A Stray Moment: The last time
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
118Silence please
118Observations Only: Spider adventure
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117Completely Different: The Quest
117A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
117Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
117Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
117Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
117No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117No-Till Notes: Water conservation
116Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
115Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
115Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Seeing the works of the master
114Across the Fence: On The road
114Observations Only: Giving up
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
113The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
113A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
113Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
113A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
113A mom’s thoughts on social media
113Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
112Economic development update
112Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
111Completely Different: Your local government and you
111Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
111Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
110Observations Only: Counting chickens
110Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
109Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
109Observations Only: Surprises
109Observations Only: Scourge of violence
109The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
109Easter
109Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
108Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
108Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
108Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
108At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
108Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
107Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
107Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
107The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
107Enjoy the festivities
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
106The zombie apocalypse and you
106Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
106Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
106Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
105Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
105A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
105Simply October
104Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
102Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
101Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
101Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
101Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
101At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
100Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
100Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
100From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
99Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
99Do You Tube?
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
99I love Thanksgiving
98No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
97The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
97Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
97Teen Voice: Today’s television
97Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
96Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
96Our view: United we can build
96Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
94From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
93Our View: Bravo OTD committee
92From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
92From the Superintendent’s Desk
92NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
90Letter to the Editor
90Social time has important benefits
90LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
89Teen Voice: March Madness
89Teen Voice: Not just another ride
89From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
87Timing makes perfect
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
87The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
86Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
86Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
86Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
85Practice safe barbecue basics
85LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
85Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
85Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
84Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
83At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
82Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
82Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
81View from the block
79Our View: Visionaries wanted
79Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
79Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
78In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
77Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
75From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
74At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
73Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
73Welcome home
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
67From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
67Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
66Remembering When
66Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
65Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
63The hills, part 1: Mustangs
63Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
63Letter to the Editor
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
62‘Is there something I can do?’
62Golden Spade
61Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
57Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
57
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
55Letter to the Editor
54From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
52Teen Voice: The road of hatred
51At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
51Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
51Our View: A failure to communicate
44To The Editor
42My Thanksgiving prayer
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
39Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
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