Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
January 05, 2012 Elizabeth Gross   
Though the remake revolution continues in the movie industry, there were a few standouts that were a real joy to watch. Here are my picks for the 10 best films of 2011.

Tree of Life

This is hands down one of the most visually stunning films I have ever seen. There is virtually no plot, yet the few scenes that do involve the actors craft a different story for different people. It contains elements of every situation we are faced with in life; the loss of innocence, the tragedy of death, and the glory of new life. The film poses different questions we have at one point or another asked ourselves. Why are we here? Why did this happen? And where were you? It is like watching a moving painting, so you let go of the fact there is no direct plot.

You have to watch this film with an open mind. While at times it does drag, if you are not paying attention, you miss something important. Make sure that you have the volume turned up. Many voice-overs are delivered in a whispered voice, so again, you risk missing something important. I highly recommend this film. If you don’t understand it the first time, watch it again. And if you don’t create a story, you can still appreciate the beautiful filmmaking.

Limitless

The film opens with Eddie Mora (Bradley Cooper) standing on the ledge of a high story building, ready to jump. Cue in a voice over that kind of explains what in the world he is doing on a ledge. The film tells the story about down and out writer Eddie. His girlfriend has dumped him; he has a serious case of writer’s block, and has accepted the fact that he’s a loser. Until he gets his hands on a new pharmaceutical drug that helps a person use 100 percent of their brain. Suddenly, his world is turned upside down while he moves his way up the corporate ladder.

The opening reminded me immediately of the movie ‘Fight Club.’ You are almost set up to think that this is going to be a twisted thriller. Every time Eddie takes a pill, you take it with him. The camera angles make you feel like you are on a drug trip. The whole time you start crafting in your mind about what this could really be about. Everything that happens to him is almost too good to be true. I will not say how it ends because you have to see the film for yourself.

30 Minutes or Less

30 minutes or less is the second film by director Ruben Fleischer. Fleischer, who burst onto the scene with the movie Zombieland, brings us a much darker comedy. The movie is about Dwayne and Travis, two guys who want to start a massage parlor. In order for them to get the money they get the brilliant idea of killing Dwayne’s father, The Major. (The Major is an ex-military man who hit it big when he won the lottery). Because they don’t have the guts to kill the Major themselves, they now must get 100, 000 dollars to hire an assassin.

They have no way to get that kind of money, so they decide to kidnap a pizza delivery boy named Nick. Dwayne and Travis strap a bomb to Nick and tell him he has 10 hours to rob a bank or he dies.
When you see a movie that stars Danny McBride and Nick Swandson you have some expectations. The film will have lots of drug references and naughty jokes. This film is no exception; however, it’s played up much nicer so the film doesn’t turn vulgar. It’s a black comedy, so a lot of the jokes fall flat if you are not into these kinds of films. The movie has a great balance of action and comedy which keeps the film moving at a good pace. In terms of storyline, this was probably the most original idea on my list. I look forward to more films from Ruben Fleischer. If you’re into something a little different this film is for you.

Bridesmaids

Hailed as the female version of the “Hangover,” Bridesmaids was one of the most risky comedies this year. It’s not very often we see a comedy with an all-female cast. If we do, it goes more along the lines of a chick flick; which if you’re like me, is an unfunny snore fest. Bridesmaids is about two best friends Lillian and Annie. When Lillian gets married she asks Annie to be her maid of honor. Annie is honored until she meets one of Lillian’s friends from college, Helen. Annie and Helen get into a battle royale to prove who the better friend is.

A lot of people said this was a female version of “The Hangover.” I would have to agree to a point but “The Hangover” was something you just sort of expected from men. Bridesmaids was a very brash and in your face look at how some women really do treat each other. To quote Lillian from the movie, “Why can’t you be happy for me and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?”
This is a great comedy for both men and women. It has a great balance of slapstick and tender moments. This is a movie you can watch with your significant other and not have him become embarrassed when they mention “female problems.” I hope we start to see more female leads in comedies.

Fast Five

Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly come up with anymore squeals for this franchise, “Fast Five” proved that they could. Turning away from its street racing roots, this sequel’s style was more along the lines of a heist film. The movie picks up right where the last one left off. Brian and Mia plan a heist to break Dominic out of jail. Afterwards they end up in Rio Janeiro, Brazil where they need money fast. They hook up with one of their old partners, Vince. The deal goes south and the gang now has to face the drug lord of Rio. To settle the score they plan a heist to take all of his money.

This film was action-packed, the car scenes where phenomenal and it brought together all of your favorite characters from the franchise. If you are a fan of the Fast and the Furious films you will love this movie.

Take Me Home Tonight

Even though the film takes place the year I was born, this movie was very relatable. It tells the story of MIT graduate Matt. A guy that everyone feels has so much potential, yet has no idea what direction to take with his life. He works at Sun Coast Video in the mall, where he runs into his high school crush. She invites him to a party, where everything changes for Matt.

What was great about this movie is that it’s your typical coming of age story. Everyone goes through that feeling after high school or college wondering what to do with their life. You have that diploma or degree; now what? Even though the timeline of the story is during one day, the characters are so well developed that you feel like you know every one of them. If you don’t relate with Matt, you relate with his sister or his friend. This film has a John Hughes sort of magic to it that makes it so memorable.

Colombiana

What Bridesmaids did for women in comedy, Colombiana does for action films. After witnessing her parents’ murder, Catelyea (Zoe Saldana) dedicates her life to avenging her family. This is a story line we’ve heard before. What makes it unique is that a woman is the fighting lead and it works. They used the physical body type of the actress and put her in situations that were believable. However, in terms of fight scenes, this didn’t work and the actress was tossed around like a rag doll.

The pace of the movie was fast, which left no dead spots. While it could have used better character development, the film proved that there can be such a thing as a female action star. This is another genre I would love to see women have a bigger role in.

Thor

Comic book heroes are our modern mythology. As an avid Marvel comics fan, I wasn’t a big fan of the Thor comic books. It always seemed a little unoriginal to use a hero from mythology to create a comic book hero. The movie Thor however, made me second guess my original opinion.

The fact that they had Shakespearean actor Kenneth Barnagh directing the film was kind of a shocker for me. The movie was pretty basic in terms of story. This is Thor and this is why he’s stuck on earth now. The simple storytelling was what made this film easy to follow. The casting was great because quite frankly, Chris Hemsworth just looks like a god. The film had a nice blend of CGI effects, unlike other films where the CGI effects overtake the storyline.

Captain America: The First Avenger

This is another Marvel comic hero I knew nothing about. Captain America was before my time so when I heard they were making this into a movie I wasn’t really excited about it. Captain America was a hero from WWII that we found in a block of ice.

What kind of superhero gets trapped in a block of ice? Now if he was trapped in adamantium, that make more sense.

Just like Thor, I ate my words when I saw Captain America. This was another film with a nice blend of CGI effects to go into the WWII back story. It has a lot of heart and you find yourself wanting the hero Steve Rogers to win. Again this film was great for anybody, not just comic book fans.

X-Men: First Class

This comic book film is more for the fans instead of everyone. I love the X-Men but I was a little leery about this film. X-Men: First Class tells the back story of Charles Xavier and Erick Lensherr (Magneto).

When I first heard the premise of this story, I thought this was going to be completely boring. Again, I was surprised and this was a neat take on the X-Men universe. The story takes place during the Cuban missile crisis. Charles Xavier is enlisted by the military to get a team together to find out what the Russians are up to.

The combination of history and action makes this movie interesting. While it does drag at times, the filmmakers make it up to you by adding a great fight scene. There were a lot of strong actors that made this movie. It is a good film for anyone who enjoys the X-Men.

There you have it, my picks for the best films of 2011. Let’s hope 2012 will bring us some new and fresh ideas. Check these films out and you’re sure to find something for everybody.

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219From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
218From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
217Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
217Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
217Lyman Review: Devil calf
217In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
215The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
215Teen Voice: Silence
215Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
213Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
213Teen Voice: The need to get away
213Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
213Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
212Lyman Review: One mean chicken
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
211Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
211Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
211Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
211At the Monument: Art in National Parks
210Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
210Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
210Our View: A failure to communicate
209Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
209Teen Voice: Being a girl
209Teen Voice: The gift of caring
209Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
208Teeing Off: Persistence
207Teeing Off: Around the Green
207Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
207Prairie Dogs
207Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
206Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
206At the Monument: That old (historic) building
205Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
205Lyman Review: The love goat
205Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
205Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
204Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
204Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
203Teen Voice: Stress test
203Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
202Completely Different - The magic of spring
202Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
202Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
201Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
201A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
201Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
201At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
200Across the Fence: The Pony Express
200Totally Random: October, the pink month
199Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
198From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
198Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
198Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
198In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
198
197Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
197From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
197Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
197Teeing Off: Mind Gym
197Totally Random: Happy Halloween
197Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
197Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
196Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
196Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
195Teen Voice: Shadow art
195Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
195Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
195
193Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
193Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
193Teeing Off: The thing about state
193Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
193A Small World: Savoring county fair days
193Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
193Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
193Lyman Review: Dog fun
193Website Resources
192Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
192Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
192Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
192Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
191Teen Voice: Catfished
191Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
191Lyman Review: Branding Time
191At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
190Teen Voice: Living within our means
190Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
190Teen Voice: Body image
190
190
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
189Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
189Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
189Teen Voice: Remember what you have
189Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
189Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
188Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
188A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
188Teen Voice: Self-expression
187Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
187Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
187Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
187Totally Random: Life’s ripples
187Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
186Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
186Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
186Reach out for challenges
186To The Editor
185Our View: The elephant in the room
185Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
185Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
185Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
185Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
185Fourth of July meetings
184Teen Voice: The Other Side
184Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
184Teen Voice: To the future
184Totally Random: Trusting the fates
184Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
184Nature Notes: Love is in the air
184View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
184Letter to the editor
184
183I'm falling for Tumblr?
183Lyman Review: Winter's dog
183At the Library: March into a good book
182From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
182Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
182Teen Voice: Cyber War
182
181Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
181Teen Voice: The rivalry
181Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
181Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
181Why you should visit the zoo in February
181New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
181Linked Lives
181Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
181Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
180Teen Voice: Equality
180Guest Voices…
180Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
180Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
180Be kind through communications
179From the Hill: More Work Ahead
179Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
179Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
179Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
179Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
178From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
178Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
178Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
178Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
178For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
178Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
178Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
178Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
177Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
177Teen Voice: Where is the love?
177In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
176At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
176Their View: Goal post move unfair
176Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
176At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
175Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
175Our View: Community responsible for kids
175View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
175What’s really going on with our water?
174Teen Voice: Footprints
174Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
174Synchronicity:What brings me back
174Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
173Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
173Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
173Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
172In the Hills: Explore the state parks
172In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
172
171Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
171Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
171Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
171Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
170From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
170Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
170Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
170Support emergency services personnel
170Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
169Teen Voice: Inspire me
169Letters to the Editor
168Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
168Totally Random: Where does it go?
168Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
168A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
168Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
168Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
167Rural America and immigration reform
167Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
167Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
166Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
166Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
166Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
165Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
165Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
165Letter to the Editor
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
164Teen Voice: What is love?
164Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
164Religious freedom must be protected
164Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
161Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
160Letter to the Editor
160Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
160Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
159Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
158Greetings from the State Capitol
157Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
156No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
155Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
154From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
152Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
151Easter
151No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
143Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
134Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
132At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
120At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
104Letter to the Editor
102Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
67Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
63A mom’s thoughts on social media
51Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
45Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
26Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1047Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
851NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
826Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
745All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
642Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
636The Christmas Story
581Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
570To whom are we thankful?
562Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
549Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
544A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
542Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
533Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
523A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
515Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
495A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
492Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
484No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
478Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
475Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
465At the Monument: Museum collections
465Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
462Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
460Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
454No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
444Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
441Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
438No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
434Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
434The Good Life: There is good everywhere
427Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
426Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
417Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
417Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
417Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
416Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
415A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
413The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
411A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
405Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
402Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
399History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
399Support letters requested for airport
399No Till Notes:
397Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
396No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
393Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
393Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
392A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
389Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
389Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
387Observations Only: A soul’s journey
386A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
384Observations Only : White water
382Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
380Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
378Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
378A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
376Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
375Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
372Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
371Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
369Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
367At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
365What's the deal with organic milk?
364The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
362No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
360Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
358A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
358Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
357Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
357Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
356A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
355A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
355Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
353Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
353Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
352Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
351Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
348Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
345In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
344Across the Fence: The hand dug well
343At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
342Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
342Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
342Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
341Letters to the Editor
341Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
339Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
338No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
337Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
335Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
335Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
335Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
331Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
331Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
330Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
330Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
329A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
329Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
329Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
329Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
328
325Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
324Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
323Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
323Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
322Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
322Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
320A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
320The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
319Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
319Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
319Building Bridges: Love your enemies
318Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
317Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
317Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
317Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
316Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
316At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
315From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
315Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
315Jane’s Secret: The Telling
314A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
314Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
314Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
312All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
311Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
311No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
311Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
311At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
310Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
310Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
310Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
309Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
309Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
309In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
307Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
307Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
307No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
306Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
306A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
306Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
306A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
303Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
303Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
302A real leaning tree Christmas
302 Across The Fence: County Fair
301Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
301A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
301Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
301Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
301At the Monument: Where are the animals?
301No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
300A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
300Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
299Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
299A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
299Observations Only: Indifferent love
299Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
299Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
299Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
299No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
298The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
298Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
298Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
297Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
297Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
296A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
296No-Till Notes: The value of water
296At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
295Observations Only: A good daughter
295Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
295Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
294Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
294A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
294Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
294Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
294A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
293Teen Voice: Serendipity
293Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
293Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
292Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
292Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
292Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
290Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
290A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
290Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
290Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
290Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
290Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
289Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
289No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
288No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
287Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
287Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
287A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
286Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
286Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
286Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
286Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
285Observations Only: The shadow of error
285Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
285Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
284Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
284Anno Domini: We gather together
284Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
284Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
283Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
283No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
282A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
282Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
282Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
282Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
282At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
282Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
281A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
281Observations Only: Temptation
281Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
281Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
280Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
280Across The Fence: A day For thanks
280Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
280At the Monument: Living History
279Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
279Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
279Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
279Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
278Across the Fence: Building Barns
278A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
278Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
278Across the Fence: Amanda
278No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
278No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
278Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
277Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
277Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
276Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
275Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
275Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
275 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
275Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
275No-Till Notes: Looking Back
275Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
275Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
275Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
275No Till Notes: Moving Forward
274Observations Only: A gift of serenity
274Observations Only: Divine spirit
274Observations Only: The need to understand
274Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
274Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
273Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
273Observations Only: Journey's end
273Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
273Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
273A Stray Moment: Without a net
273A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
273Observations Only: Reality check
273Anno Domini: On this remembering day
273Observations Only: Gone away
273A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
273Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
272Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
272A Stray Moment: God Knows
272Observations Only: Divine prompts
272Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
272Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
271Completely Different: It's all in the family
271Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
271Observations Only: A sad week
271Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
271Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
271No-til Notes: Changing plans
270Observations Only: Curious things, part II
270Observations Only: Beginnings
270Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
270No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
270Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
269Observations Only: Expect the best
269Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
268Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
267Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
267Observations Only: A matter of matter
267Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
267Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
267No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
266College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
266Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
266No-till Notes: Stripper head
265Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
265Across The Fence: Last Christmas
264Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
264No Till Notes: Final Stop
264Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
264No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
263Observations Only: Critical thinking
263Observations Only: Curious things
263Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
263Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
263Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
263Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
262Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
262Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
261Observations Only: Uneventful flight
261Totally Random: The Golden Rule
261Observations Only: Choices
261Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
261Observations Only: Off to the races
261Observations Only: Saint Marge
260Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
260Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
260Observations Only: A matter of paradox
260Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
260Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
259Observations Only: The awful truth
259No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
258Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
258Observations Only: The vision
258Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
258Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
257Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
257No-till Notes: Moving forward
257Creatures of the Night
256 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
256The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
256Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
256No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
256Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
256Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
255Observations Only: Going home
255Observations Only: Sister lost
255Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
255Observations Only: Willfulness
255Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
254Observations Only: The visit
254Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
253Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
253Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
252The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
252Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
252Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
251Observations Only: Good and evil
251Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
251The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
251Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
251
251Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
250Observations Only: A fine line
250Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
250
250Our view: United we can build
249Observations Only: Final moment
249No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
248Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
248Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
248Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
248The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
248Observations Only: A day in August
248SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
248Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
247A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
247No-Till Notes: Back in the field
247All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
246The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
245Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
245From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
245The Good Life: The two different types of business people
245No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
244Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
244Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
244Observations Only: One more time
244Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
242Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
242Observations Only: Waiting time
241Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
241Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
241At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
240Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
240From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
240Observations Only: The vigil
239Observations Only: Hog wash
239Observations Only: The last toothpick
239Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
238Observations Only: The last goodbye
237The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
236Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
236The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
235From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
235The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
233Assad’s endgame
233Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
233Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
232Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
231Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
231The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
231Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
231At the Monument: Night Sky
230Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
229At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
229At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
228The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
228Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
227Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
227Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
227The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
227In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
227Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
227Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
226Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
225Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
224Across the Fence: On The road
224Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
224From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
223The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
223A Halloween Story: The scary dream
223Totally Random: My journey, life after living
222Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
222The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
222A Small World: Special guest
221Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
221Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
221Teen Voice: My rebellion
221Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
220Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
220Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
220Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
220The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
220At the Monument: Junior Rangers
219The ghost of Ayn Rand
219Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
219From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
218Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
218From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
217Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
217Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
217Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
217Lyman Review: Devil calf
217In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
215The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
215Teen Voice: Silence
215Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
213Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
213Teen Voice: The need to get away
213Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
213Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
212Lyman Review: One mean chicken
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
211Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
211Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
211Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
211At the Monument: Art in National Parks
210Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
210Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
210Our View: A failure to communicate
209Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
209Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
209Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
209Teen Voice: Being a girl
209Teen Voice: The gift of caring
209Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
208Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
208Teeing Off: Persistence
207A last look at the Nebraska Zone
207Teeing Off: Around the Green
207Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
207Prairie Dogs
207Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
206Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
206Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
206Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
206At the Monument: That old (historic) building
205Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
205Lyman Review: The love goat
205Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
205Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
204Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
204Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
204Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
204Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
203Teen Voice: Stress test
203Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
202Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
202Completely Different - The magic of spring
202Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
202Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
201Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
201A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
201Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
201At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
200Time keeps flowing like a river
200A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
200Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
200Across the Fence: The Pony Express
200Totally Random: October, the pink month
199Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
198Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
198From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
198Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
198Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
198In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
198
197Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
197From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
197Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
197Teeing Off: Mind Gym
197Totally Random: Happy Halloween
197Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
197Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
196Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
196Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
196From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
196Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
196Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
195A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
195Teen Voice: Shadow art
195Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
195Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
195
194Across the fence: Something worth remembering
193Observations only : Sisters of the world
193Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
193Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
193Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
193Teeing Off: The thing about state
193Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
193A Small World: Savoring county fair days
193Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
193Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
193Lyman Review: Dog fun
193Website Resources
192Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
192A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
192A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
192A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
192Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
192Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
192Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
192Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
191Teen Voice: Catfished
191Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
191Lyman Review: Branding Time
191At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
190A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
190A Stray Moment: The last time
190Observations Only: Blue chip stock
190Teen Voice: Living within our means
190Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
190Teen Voice: Body image
190
190
189Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
189Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
189Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
189Teen Voice: Remember what you have
189Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
189Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
188A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
188Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
188A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
188Teen Voice: Self-expression
187Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
187Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
187Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
187Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
187Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
187Totally Random: Life’s ripples
187Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
186Observations Only : The orphanage
186Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
186Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
186Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
186Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
186Reach out for challenges
186To The Editor
185Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
185Observations Only: A new direction
185It's no surprise
185Our View: The elephant in the room
185Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
185Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
185Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
185Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
185Fourth of July meetings
184Teen Voice: The Other Side
184Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
184Teen Voice: To the future
184Totally Random: Trusting the fates
184Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
184Nature Notes: Love is in the air
184View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
184Letter to the editor
184
183I'm falling for Tumblr?
183Lyman Review: Winter's dog
183At the Library: March into a good book
182Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
182Observations Only: Scourge of violence
182From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
182Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
182Teen Voice: Cyber War
182
181Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
181Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
181Teen Voice: The rivalry
181Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
181Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
181Why you should visit the zoo in February
181New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
181Linked Lives
181Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
181Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
180Observations Only: Just around the corner
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
180Teen Voice: Equality
180Guest Voices…
180Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
180Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
180Be kind through communications
179Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
179From the Hill: More Work Ahead
179Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
179Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
179Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
179Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
178From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
178Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
178Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
178Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
178For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
178Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
178Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
178Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
177Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
177Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
177Teen Voice: Where is the love?
177In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
176Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
176At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
176Their View: Goal post move unfair
176Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
176At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
175 Taking a big risk
175Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
175Our View: Community responsible for kids
175View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
175What’s really going on with our water?
174Teen Voice: Footprints
174Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
174Synchronicity:What brings me back
174Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
173The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
173Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
173Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
173Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
172Observations Only: Giving up
172Observations Only: Together again
172In the Hills: Explore the state parks
172In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
172
171Observations Only: Sister odyssey
171Observations Only: The meeting
171Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
171Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
171Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
171Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
170Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
170From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
170Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
170Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
170Support emergency services personnel
170Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
169Age of reason
169Observations Only: Extreme measures
169Observations Only: Painting a picture
169Teen Voice: Inspire me
169Letters to the Editor
168Observations Only: The joy of money
168Observations Only: Spider adventure
168Observations Only: North Powder
168Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
168Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
168Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
168Totally Random: Where does it go?
168Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
168A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
168Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
168Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
167Rural America and immigration reform
167Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
167Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
166Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
166Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
166Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
166Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
165Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
165Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
165Letter to the Editor
164Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
164Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
164Teen Voice: What is love?
164Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
164Religious freedom must be protected
164Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
163Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
163Observations Only: Surprises
162Observations Only : Mission accomplished
162Silence please
161Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
161Observations Only - Two ages of man
161Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
160Observations Only: Counting chickens
160From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
160Letter to the Editor
160Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
160Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
159Life's curve balls
159Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
159Observations Only: No thank you
159Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
158Trash cans
158Greetings from the State Capitol
157The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
157Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
156Being a Nebraskan – border to border
156Observations Only: Saturday delight
156Observations Only: What's in a word?
156No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
155Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
155Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
155Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
154From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
152Completely Different: Tales from the mat
152Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
152Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
151From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
151Easter
151No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
149The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
149From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
148The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
145The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
144Teen Voice: Today’s television
143Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
142Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
142From the Superintendent’s Desk
142The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
141The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
141Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
140Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
139Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
139From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
137The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
134Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
132At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
129From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
128From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
127It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
126The hills, part 1: Mustangs
125From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
123From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
123Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
120Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
120The zombie apocalypse and you
120At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
119Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
119The Block
118Do You Tube?
117From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
117Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
116Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
115Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
115Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
114Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
114Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
113Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
113Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
112My mini Pen and me
112SELL-OUT!
111A Small World: Time traveling
111Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
110Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
110Teen Voice: The more the merrier
110From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
110Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
108Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
107Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
107Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
106Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
106Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
106Teen Voice: Not just another ride
105Completely Different: The Quest
105Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
105Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
104A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
104Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
104Letter to the Editor
103Our view . . .Sports Complex
103View from the block
103Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
103Teen Voice: The road of hatred
102Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
102Remembering When
102Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
101Completely Different: Your local government and you
101Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
101LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
100Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
100Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
99We need a few good people
99Timing makes perfect
99Economic development update
99Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
98Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
98Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
97Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
96From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
96Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
96Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
95Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
95Home of the Brave
94Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
93Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
93LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
92Teen Voice: Happy news
91Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
91Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
91Seeing the works of the master
91Practice safe barbecue basics
90Teen Voice: March Madness
90Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
90From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
90Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
89Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
87Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
87Welcome to Gering
86Letter to the Editor
86Permission to remember
85Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
84Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
82Social time has important benefits
82Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
81Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
81From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
79From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
77My Thanksgiving prayer
67Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
66Our View: Bravo OTD committee
64Our View: Visionaries wanted
63A mom’s thoughts on social media
51Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
45Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
26Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
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