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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160Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
160Observations Only: Off to the races
160Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
160Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
160Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
160Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
159From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
159Observations Only: A fine line
159Totally Random: October, the pink month
159Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
159Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
159Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
159Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
159Letters to the Editor
159Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
159Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
159Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
158Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
158Observations Only: A matter of paradox
158The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
158Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
158Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
158Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
158Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
158Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
158No Till Notes:
158A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
158Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
158Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
158News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
157Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
157Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
157A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
157Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
157Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
157No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
157Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
157Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
156Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
156Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
156Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
156No Till Notes: Saying uncle
156All Points West: We shall not give into fear
156All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
155A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
155From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
155Observations Only: Beginnings
155Our View: Community responsible for kids
155Totally Random: My journey, life after living
155Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
155Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
155Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
155No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
155Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
155Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
155Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
155Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
154Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
154Observations Only: One more time
154No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
154 Across The Fence: County Fair
153Teen Voice: Being a girl
153Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
153The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
153Lyman Review: Devil calf
153Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
153Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
153No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
153Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
153A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
153Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
153Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
152Observations Only: The vision
152Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
152Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
152Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
152No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
152News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
152Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
151Observations Only: The shadow of error
151Observations Only: The need to understand
151Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
151The Christmas Story
151A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
151No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
150Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
150Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
150Teen Voice: My rebellion
150For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
150No-til Notes: Changing plans
150Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
150From the hill: Stand Up for Life
149The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
149Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
149Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
149No-Till Notes: The value of water
149Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
148Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
148Observations Only: A soul’s journey
148Teeing Off: Around the Green
148News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
148Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
148No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
148A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
148News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
147Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
147The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
147Teen Voice: The rivalry
147Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
147From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
146Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
146Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
146Teen Voice: The need to get away
146From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
146No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
146Teen Voice: He’s my dad
146News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145Observations Only: Expect the best
145 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
145
145Jane’s Secret: The Telling
145Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
145Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
144Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
144A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
144Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
144Teen Voice: Cyber War
144A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
144A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
144A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
143From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
143Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
143Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
143Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
143Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
143A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
143Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
143A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
143From the hill: Serving You
143All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
143From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
142Observations Only: A good daughter
142Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
142In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
142No-till Notes: Moving forward
142The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
142Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
141Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
141Teen Voice: Shadow art
141Lyman Review: One mean chicken
141A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
141Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
141Washington report: Feeding a world in need
141News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
141“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
140Observations Only: Journey's end
140Totally Random: The Golden Rule
140Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
140Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
140A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
140Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
140The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
140Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
140From the hill: Keeping America Safe
140All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
139Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
139Observations Only: Choices
139At the Library: March into a good book
139Lyman Review: Dog fun
139Letters to the Editor
139Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
139At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
139No-Till Notes: 10 tips
138A Small World: Special guest
138Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
138Totally Random: Trusting the fates
138Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
138Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
138Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
138From the hill: Giving Thanks
137Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
137From the Hill: More Work Ahead
137In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
137At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
137Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
137Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
137Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
136Teen Voice: Silence
136Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
136Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
136At the Monument: Night Sky
136News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
135Observations Only: Divine prompts
135Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
135Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
134From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
134Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
134Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
134Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
134A real leaning tree Christmas
134Teen Voice: Inspire me
134At the Monument: That old (historic) building
134History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
134Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
134Prairie Dogs
134Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
134Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
134Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
133Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
133A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
133Observations Only: The visit
133Teen Voice: Where is the love?
133Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
133No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
133From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
133All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
132Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
132The Good Life: The two different types of business people
132Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
132Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
132Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
132At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
132Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
131Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
131Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
131No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
131A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
131Across The Fence: Van Tassell
131No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
130Teeing Off: Persistence
130Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
130Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
130Across The Fence: Last Christmas
129The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
129Teen Voice: What is love?
129Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
129In the Hills: Explore the state parks
129No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
129Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
128Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
128Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
128Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
128Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
128At the Monument: Art in National Parks
128Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
128Letter to the editor
128
128Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
128From the hill: Spurring Innovation
128From the hill: The Year Ahead
127Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
127Teen Voice: Living within our means
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
127Observations Only: Divine spirit
127Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
127Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
127Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
127Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
126Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
126Totally Random: Where does it go?
126Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
126Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
126Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
126 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
126From the hill: Working for you
126From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
125Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
125Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
125Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
125A Small World: Savoring county fair days
125Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
125At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
125Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
125Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
125From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
125Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
124Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
124Lyman Review: The love goat
124Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
124Support letters requested for airport
124From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
124News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
123I'm falling for Tumblr?
123Completely Different - The magic of spring
123Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
123Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
123Nature Notes: Love is in the air
123Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
123Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
123Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
123No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
123No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
122From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
122Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
122Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
122No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
122Teen Voice: Out with homework
121From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
121Teen Voice: Body image
121Totally Random: Happy Halloween
121Teen Voice: Self-expression
121Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
121Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
121Teen Voice: Footprints
121No-Till Notes: Back in the field
121Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
121Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
121Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
121Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
121Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
121From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
121Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
121An open letter to Trump supporters
120Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
120Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
120Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
120Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
120View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
120Lyman Review: Branding Time
120Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
120No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
120Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
120Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
119Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
119Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
119Support emergency services personnel
119At the Monument: Where are the animals?
119Reach out for challenges
119
119From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
118Teen Voice: Serendipity
118From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
118Teeing Off: Mind Gym
118Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
118Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
118Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
118From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
118In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
118Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
118A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
118Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
118Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
118Infamy - by Richard Reeves
118News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
118Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
118News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
118A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
117Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
117Creatures of the Night
117Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
117Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
117Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
117Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
116Teen Voice: Catfished
116From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
116Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
116Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
116At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
116Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
116Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
116No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
116News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
115Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
115No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
115Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
115Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
114Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
114Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
114View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
114Greetings from the State Capitol
114Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
114Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
114Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
114No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
114Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
114News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
113Teen Voice: Remember what you have
113Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
113Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
113Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
113Synchronicity:What brings me back
113Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
113
113At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
113Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
113A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
113Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
112Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
112What’s really going on with our water?
112Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
112At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
112Fourth of July meetings
112Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
112Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
112No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
112Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
112Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
111Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
111From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
111Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
111Lyman Review: Winter's dog
111Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
111New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
111At the Monument: Junior Rangers
111At the Monument: Living History
111The Good Life: All that remains is love
111No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
110Religious freedom must be protected
110Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
110Website Resources
110Their View: Goal post move unfair
110Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
110Power of legumes
110All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
109Across the Fence: The Pony Express
109At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
109College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
109Linked Lives
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
108Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
108From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
108Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
108Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
108Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
108Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
108All Points West: The only stupid question
108From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
107Teeing Off: The thing about state
107Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
107In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
107Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
107No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107A national day of Thanksgiving
107Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
107Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
106Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
106Rural America and immigration reform
106Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
106Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
106At the Monument: Museum collections
106Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
106Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
106Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
106LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
105Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
105From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
105Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
104Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
104To whom are we thankful?
104A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
103Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
103Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
103At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
103Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
103No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
103Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
103No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
103Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
103Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
102Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
102Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
101Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
101Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
101In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
101The Good Life: There is good everywhere
101Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
101From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
100
100Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
100No-till Notes: Stripper head
100Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
99Our View: The elephant in the room
99A Halloween Story: The scary dream
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
98Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
98‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
98No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
98Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
98No Till Notes: Residue levels
98Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
98Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
97Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
97Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
96No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
96No Till Notes: Moving Forward
96Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
96Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
96From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
96Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
95In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95No-Till Notes: Potential
95Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
95News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
94In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
94No-Till Notes: Observations
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
94In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
94From the hill: The PAWS Act
93Teen Voice: The Other Side
93Be kind through communications
93Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
93Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
93Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
92Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
92Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
92No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
91Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
91No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
90From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
89At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
89Easter
89Torn between now and somewhere down the line
88Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
87From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
86
86A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
85No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
85From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
84
84 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
83
83A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
83Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
83Simply October
82Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
82Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
82At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
81At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
81Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
80Walkable, bikeable communities
80No-Till Notes: Water conservation
79
79Enjoy the festivities
79Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
78News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
77The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
77At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
76Tumbleweeds on the loose
76Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
76Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
76Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
75No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
75Our view: United we can build
75No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
74Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
74No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
73A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
72News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
71Achieving your dreams takes work
71Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
69No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
68Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
68Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
67NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
67At the Monument: Find Your Park
66Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
66At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
62At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
62Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
61Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
61At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
61I love Thanksgiving
61The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
59Welcome home
58No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
54Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
54Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
53Washington Report: Improving rural air service
52Letter to the Editor
52Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
52‘Is there something I can do?’
46
46Letter to the Editor
39Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
39Our View: A failure to communicate
39Letter to the Editor
36Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
35At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
27To The Editor
14In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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1842Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1266From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1191Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1145The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
888From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
635The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
553Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
529No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
526Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
523Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
512Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
505News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
504All Points West: Long live great coffee
487From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
472Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
451Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
443All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
407Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
395Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
388Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
384Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
375Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
374In My View: Defying disabilities
370Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
369Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
360Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
360Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
357Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
353From the Hill: Working for Offutt
347Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
347Washington Report: Power of the Purse
346Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
343Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
338From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
337Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
336Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
335Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
334Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
333Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
332From the capitol: A System That Cares
331Washington: Protecting taxpayers
327From the hill: Accountability Matters
324Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
321From the hill: Good Neighbors
314From the hill: “Hello” World
312Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
309Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
308Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
308From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
305Jack’s Insights – April 2016
304All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
303No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
303From the Hill: May in Nebraska
301All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
300Healthy: What you believe, you become
298The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
298Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
297Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
294Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
294Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
293From the hill: Kerrie On
291Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
285Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
284News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
282A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
278Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
278Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
276News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
275Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
274All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
271All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
270No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
269Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
269Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
265News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
264Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
264Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
264All Points West: Rising above ourselves
263All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
262Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
261Washington: Mindful of our heroes
256Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
255From the Capitol: Budget balanced
255From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
254All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
254Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
251All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
251Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
251Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
250Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
249Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
248Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
247Observations Only : White water
247Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
246Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
246No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
244Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
244Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
241Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
240Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
240Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
240News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
240The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
238In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
237Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
236Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
233Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
233Across The Fence: A day For thanks
232What's the deal with organic milk?
232Observations Only: Gone away
232Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
232Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
232News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
231Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
229Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
228Teen Voice: Teen slang
228Think about manufacturing at polls
228News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
226The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
226Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
226News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
226Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
225Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
224A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
223Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
223Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
223Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
222All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
222All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
222Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
222Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
222From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
221Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
218A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
218Anno Domini: On this remembering day
218Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
218All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
217Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
217Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
217Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
217Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
217All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
217News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
216Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
215A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
214Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
214All Points West: Led by our tongues
214News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
213Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
213Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
212A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
212Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
212Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
212News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
211Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
211Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
210Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
209Across the Fence: The hand dug well
209Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
209A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
208Observations Only: Critical thinking
207Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
207Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
206Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
206Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
205Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
205Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
205Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
205Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
204A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
204Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
204Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
204The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
204Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
204Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
203Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
203Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
203Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
203No-Till Notes: Looking Back
203Washington report: Conservative Champions
202Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
202Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
202Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
201Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
201From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
200Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
200Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
200Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
200Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
200A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
200From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
199Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
199Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
199No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
198Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
198Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
198News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
197Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
197Anno Domini: We gather together
197From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
196Teen Voice: The gift of caring
196Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
196SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
196Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
196A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
196Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
195Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
195Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
195Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
194Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
194Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
194Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
193Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
193Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
193Why you should visit the zoo in February
193Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
193A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
193Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
192A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
192Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
192Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
192News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
191Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
191Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
191Creativity dampened by standardized testing
191From the hill: A Safer Place
191From the hill: Healing Our Nation
190Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
190Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
190Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
190Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
190Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
190Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
190Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
189Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
189No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
189News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
189Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
189Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
189All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
188Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
188From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
188Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
188Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
187Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
187Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
187Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
186Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
186Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
186Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
186Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
186Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
186Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
185Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
185From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
185Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
184Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
184Observations Only: Sister lost
184Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
184Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
184Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
184The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
183Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
183Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
183A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
183A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
183Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
183Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
183Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
183From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
183News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
182From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
182Guest Voices…
182Observations Only: Saint Marge
182Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
182Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
182Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
182Across the Fence: Amanda
182Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
182News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
182Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
181Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
181Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
181Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
181Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
181A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
181Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
180Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
180Totally Random: Life’s ripples
180Teen Voice: To the future
180Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
180All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
179The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
179Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
179Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
179From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
179No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
178Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
178The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
178Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
178Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
178Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
178Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
177A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
177Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
177Observations Only: Good and evil
177Observations Only: Temptation
177The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
177Observations Only: A day in August
177All Points West: Never far from the trail
177From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
177Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
177Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
176Observations Only: Going home
176Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
176Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
176Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
175The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
175Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
175Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
175Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
175Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
175No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
175Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
175All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
174Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
174Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
174No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
174Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
174Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
174From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
173Observations Only: Reality check
173Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
173Observations Only: The last toothpick
173Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
172A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
172Observations Only: Indifferent love
172Observations Only: Final moment
172Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
172News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
171Observations Only: Uneventful flight
171Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
171Observations Only: The awful truth
171Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
171No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
171Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
170The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
170The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
170Teen Voice: Stress test
170Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
170Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
170All Points West: A community on the move
170Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
169Time keeps flowing like a river
169Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
169Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
169Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
169Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
169Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
169Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
169Building Bridges: Love your enemies
169Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
168Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
168Observations Only: Waiting time
168Observations Only: The vigil
168Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
168From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
167Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
167Observations Only: A matter of matter
167A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
167Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
167Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
167Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
167Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
167Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
167From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
166A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
166Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
166Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
166No Till Notes: Final Stop
166Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
166Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
165Observations Only: Curious things, part II
165The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
165Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
165Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
165Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
165At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
165Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
165News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
164Completely Different: It's all in the family
164Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
164Teen Voice: Equality
164A Stray Moment: God Knows
164Observations Only: Willfulness
164Observations Only: A gift of serenity
164A Stray Moment: Without a net
164Observations Only: The last goodbye
164No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
164Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
164Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
163Observations Only: Curious things
163Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
163Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
163Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
163Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
163Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
163Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
163Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
163News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
163From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
162A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
162The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
162 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
162Observations Only: A sad week
162Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
162Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
162Why parents are important
162From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
161Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
161The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
161Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
161Observations Only: Hog wash
161Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
161Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
161Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
161Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
160The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
160Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
160Observations Only: Off to the races
160Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
160Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
160Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
160Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
159From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
159Observations Only: A fine line
159Totally Random: October, the pink month
159Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
159Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
159Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
159Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
159Letters to the Editor
159Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
159Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
159Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
158A last look at the Nebraska Zone
158Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
158Observations Only: A matter of paradox
158The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
158Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
158Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
158Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
158Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
158Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
158No Till Notes:
158A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
158Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
158Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
158News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
157Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
157Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
157A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
157Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
157Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
157No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
157Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
157Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
156Trash cans
156Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
156Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
156Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
156No Till Notes: Saying uncle
156All Points West: We shall not give into fear
156All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
155Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
155Observations Only : The orphanage
155A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
155From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
155Observations Only: Beginnings
155Our View: Community responsible for kids
155Totally Random: My journey, life after living
155Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
155Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
155Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
155No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
155Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
155Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
155Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
155Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
154Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
154Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
154Observations Only: One more time
154No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
154 Across The Fence: County Fair
153Teen Voice: Being a girl
153Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
153The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
153Lyman Review: Devil calf
153Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
153Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
153No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
153Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
153A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
153Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
153Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
152Observations Only: The vision
152Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
152Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
152Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
152No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
152News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
152Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
151Observations Only: The shadow of error
151Observations Only: The need to understand
151Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
151The Christmas Story
151A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
151No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
150Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
150Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
150Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
150Teen Voice: My rebellion
150For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
150No-til Notes: Changing plans
150Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
150From the hill: Stand Up for Life
149Observations only : Sisters of the world
149The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
149Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
149Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
149No-Till Notes: The value of water
149Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
148Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
148Observations Only: A soul’s journey
148Teeing Off: Around the Green
148News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
148Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
148No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
148A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
148News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
147Across the Fence: Building Barns
147Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
147The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
147Teen Voice: The rivalry
147Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
147From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
146A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
146Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
146Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
146Teen Voice: The need to get away
146From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
146No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
146Teen Voice: He’s my dad
146News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145Observations Only: Expect the best
145 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
145
145Jane’s Secret: The Telling
145Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
145Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
144Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
144Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
144A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
144Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
144Teen Voice: Cyber War
144A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
144A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
144A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
143Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
143From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
143Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
143Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
143Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
143Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
143A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
143Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
143A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
143From the hill: Serving You
143All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
143From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
142Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
142Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
142Observations Only: A good daughter
142Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
142In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
142No-till Notes: Moving forward
142The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
142Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
141Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
141Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
141Teen Voice: Shadow art
141Lyman Review: One mean chicken
141A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
141Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
141Washington report: Feeding a world in need
141News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
141“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
140From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
140Observations Only: A new direction
140It's no surprise
140Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
140Teen Voice: The more the merrier
140Observations Only: Journey's end
140Totally Random: The Golden Rule
140Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
140Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
140A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
140Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
140The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
140Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
140From the hill: Keeping America Safe
140All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
139Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
139Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
139A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
139From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
139Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
139Observations Only: Choices
139At the Library: March into a good book
139Lyman Review: Dog fun
139Letters to the Editor
139Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
139At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
139No-Till Notes: 10 tips
138A Small World: Special guest
138Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
138Totally Random: Trusting the fates
138Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
138Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
138Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
138From the hill: Giving Thanks
137Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
137Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
137Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
137From the Hill: More Work Ahead
137In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
137At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
137Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
137Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
137Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
136Teen Voice: Silence
136Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
136Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
136At the Monument: Night Sky
136News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
135Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
135Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
135Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
135Observations Only: The meeting
135Observations Only: Divine prompts
135Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
135Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
134Observations Only: Just around the corner
134Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
134From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
134Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
134Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
134Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
134A real leaning tree Christmas
134Teen Voice: Inspire me
134At the Monument: That old (historic) building
134History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
134Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
134Prairie Dogs
134Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
134Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
134Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
133Observations Only: Saturday delight
133Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
133Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
133A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
133Observations Only: The visit
133Teen Voice: Where is the love?
133Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
133No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
133From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
133All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
132Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
132Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
132Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
132The Good Life: The two different types of business people
132Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
132Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
132Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
132At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
132Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
131Home of the Brave
131Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
131Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
131No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
131A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
131Across The Fence: Van Tassell
131No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
130We need a few good people
130Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
130Life's curve balls
130Teeing Off: Persistence
130Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
130Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
130Across The Fence: Last Christmas
129The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
129The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
129Teen Voice: What is love?
129Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
129In the Hills: Explore the state parks
129No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
129Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
128It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
128Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
128Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
128Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
128Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
128Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
128At the Monument: Art in National Parks
128Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
128Letter to the editor
128
128Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
128From the hill: Spurring Innovation
128From the hill: The Year Ahead
127Age of reason
127Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
127Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
127Teen Voice: Living within our means
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
127Observations Only: Divine spirit
127Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
127Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
127Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
127Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
126A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
126Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
126Totally Random: Where does it go?
126Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
126Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
126Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
126 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
126From the hill: Working for you
126From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
125Assad’s endgame
125Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
125Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
125Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
125Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
125Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
125A Small World: Savoring county fair days
125Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
125At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
125Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
125Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
125From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
125Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
124The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
124Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
124Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
124Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
124Lyman Review: The love goat
124Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
124Support letters requested for airport
124From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
124News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
123I'm falling for Tumblr?
123Completely Different - The magic of spring
123Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
123Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
123Nature Notes: Love is in the air
123Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
123Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
123Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
123No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
123No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
122Observations Only - Two ages of man
122Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
122From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
122Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
122Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
122No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
122Teen Voice: Out with homework
121Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
121Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
121From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
121Teen Voice: Body image
121Totally Random: Happy Halloween
121Teen Voice: Self-expression
121Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
121Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
121Teen Voice: Footprints
121No-Till Notes: Back in the field
121Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
121Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
121Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
121Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
121Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
121From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
121Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
121An open letter to Trump supporters
120 Taking a big risk
120Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
120Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
120Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
120Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
120View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
120Lyman Review: Branding Time
120Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
120No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
120Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
120Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
119Across the fence: Something worth remembering
119Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
119Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
119Support emergency services personnel
119At the Monument: Where are the animals?
119Reach out for challenges
119
119From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
118Observations Only: Extreme measures
118Observations Only: Together again
118Teen Voice: Serendipity
118From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
118Teeing Off: Mind Gym
118Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
118Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
118Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
118From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
118In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
118Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
118A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
118Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
118Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
118Infamy - by Richard Reeves
118News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
118Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
118News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
118A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
117Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
117The ghost of Ayn Rand
117The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
117Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
117Creatures of the Night
117Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
117Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
117Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
117Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
116Teen Voice: Catfished
116From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
116Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
116Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
116At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
116Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
116Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
116No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
116News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
115Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
115Observations Only: The joy of money
115Observations Only: What's in a word?
115Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
115Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
115Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
115No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
115Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
115Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
114From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
114Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
114Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
114View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
114Greetings from the State Capitol
114Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
114Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
114Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
114No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
114Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
114News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
113A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
113Teen Voice: Remember what you have
113Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
113Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
113Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
113Synchronicity:What brings me back
113Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
113
113At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
113Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
113A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
113Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
112Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
112Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
112Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
112Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
112What’s really going on with our water?
112Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
112At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
112Fourth of July meetings
112Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
112Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
112No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
112Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
112Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
111Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
111From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
111Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
111Lyman Review: Winter's dog
111Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
111New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
111At the Monument: Junior Rangers
111At the Monument: Living History
111The Good Life: All that remains is love
111No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
110The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
110Religious freedom must be protected
110Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
110Website Resources
110Their View: Goal post move unfair
110Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
110Power of legumes
110All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
109SELL-OUT!
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
109Across the Fence: The Pony Express
109At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
109College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
109Linked Lives
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
108Observations Only : Mission accomplished
108Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
108Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
108From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
108Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
108Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
108Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
108Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
108All Points West: The only stupid question
108From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
107Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
107Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
107Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
107Teeing Off: The thing about state
107Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
107In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
107Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
107No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107A national day of Thanksgiving
107Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
107Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
106Observations Only: Painting a picture
106Observations Only: North Powder
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
106Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
106Rural America and immigration reform
106Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
106Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
106At the Monument: Museum collections
106Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
106Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
106Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
106LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
105Completely Different: Tales from the mat
105My mini Pen and me
105Being a Nebraskan – border to border
105A Stray Moment: The last time
105Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
105From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
105Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
104Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
104Observations Only: Sister odyssey
104Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
104To whom are we thankful?
104A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
103Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
103Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
103Observations Only: Blue chip stock
103Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
103Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
103At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
103Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
103No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
103Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
103No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
103Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
103Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
102Across the Fence: On The road
102Observations Only: Spider adventure
102Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
102Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
102Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
101A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
101Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
101Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
101Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
101Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
101In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
101The Good Life: There is good everywhere
101Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
101From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
100A Small World: Time traveling
100
100Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
100No-till Notes: Stripper head
100Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
99Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
99Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
99Observations Only: No thank you
99Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
99Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
99Our View: The elephant in the room
99A Halloween Story: The scary dream
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
98Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
98From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
98Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
98‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
98No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
98Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
98No Till Notes: Residue levels
98Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
98Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
97Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
97Our view . . .Sports Complex
97The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
97Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
97Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
96Permission to remember
96Observations Only: Surprises
96A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
96Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
96No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
96No Till Notes: Moving Forward
96Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
96Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
96From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
96Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
95Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
95Silence please
95Observations Only: Counting chickens
95Observations Only: Scourge of violence
95Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
95In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95No-Till Notes: Potential
95Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
95News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
94Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
94In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
94No-Till Notes: Observations
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
94In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
94From the hill: The PAWS Act
93Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
93Welcome to Gering
93Teen Voice: The Other Side
93Be kind through communications
93Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
93Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
93Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
92Completely Different: Your local government and you
92Economic development update
92A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
92A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
92Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
92Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
92Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
92No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
91Completely Different: The Quest
91Observations Only: Giving up
91Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
91No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
90From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
89Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
89Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
89At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
89Easter
89Torn between now and somewhere down the line
88From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
88Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
87Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
87From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
86Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
86Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
86
86A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
85Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
85Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
85From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
85No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
85From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
84The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
84Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
84
84 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
83Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
83Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
83Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
83Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
83
83A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
83Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
83Simply October
82Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
82Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
82Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
82Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
82At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
81The zombie apocalypse and you
81From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
81LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
81From the Superintendent’s Desk
81At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
81Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
80Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
80Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
80Walkable, bikeable communities
80No-Till Notes: Water conservation
79Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
79The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
79
79Enjoy the festivities
79Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
78News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
77Letter to the Editor
77The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
77At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
76Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
76Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
76From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
76Tumbleweeds on the loose
76Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
76Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
76Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
75Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
75Seeing the works of the master
75Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
75Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
75No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
75Our view: United we can build
75No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
74Do You Tube?
74Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
74No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
73Teen Voice: Not just another ride
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
73Teen Voice: Today’s television
73A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
72Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
72News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
71Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
71The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
71Achieving your dreams takes work
71Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
70Social time has important benefits
70Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
70Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
70Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
69No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
68Our View: Bravo OTD committee
68Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
68Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
67Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
67NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
67At the Monument: Find Your Park
66Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
66At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Our View: Visionaries wanted
64Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
62Teen Voice: March Madness
62View from the block
62At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
62Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
61Practice safe barbecue basics
61Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
61Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
61At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
61I love Thanksgiving
61The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
60Timing makes perfect
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
59Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
59Welcome home
58No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
55Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
54The hills, part 1: Mustangs
54Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
54Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
53From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
53Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
53Washington Report: Improving rural air service
52Remembering When
52From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
52Letter to the Editor
52Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
52‘Is there something I can do?’
51A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
47The Block
46Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
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46Letter to the Editor
44Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
40From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
40Teen Voice: Happy news
39Teen Voice: The road of hatred
39Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
39Our View: A failure to communicate
39Letter to the Editor
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
36Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
35At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
32My Thanksgiving prayer
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
29Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
28Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
28Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
27To The Editor
14In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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