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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30A Small World: Savoring county fair days
30Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
30Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
30From the Hill: More Work Ahead
30No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
30Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
30Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
30Observations Only: A day in August
30Across The Fence: Last Christmas
30Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
30No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
30Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
30Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
30Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
30Across the Fence: Amanda
30Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
30Website Resources
30Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
30Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
30Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
30Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
30Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
30No Till Notes: Final Stop
30Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
30Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
30Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
30In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
30No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
30A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
30The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
30At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
30Jane’s Secret: The Telling
30Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
30
30Letter to the Editor
30Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
30At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
29Observations Only : White water
29From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
29Observations Only: Journey's end
29Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
29From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
29Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
29A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
29Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
29Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
29Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
29From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
29The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
29Observations Only: Willfulness
29Teen Voice: The need to get away
29Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
29Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
29The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
29The Good Life: The two different types of business people
29Observations Only: The need to understand
29Observations Only: Off to the races
29Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
29The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
29Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
29A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
29Totally Random: Life’s ripples
29Teen Voice: Silence
29Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
29Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
29Teen Voice: Stress test
29Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
29Totally Random: Happy Halloween
29Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
29Observations Only: The last toothpick
29Teen Voice: The gift of caring
29Teen Voice: To the future
29Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
29Totally Random: Trusting the fates
29Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
29Nature Notes: Love is in the air
29Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
29Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
29Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
29At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
29No-Till Notes: Looking Back
29Support emergency services personnel
29Lyman Review: Branding Time
29Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
29Their View: Goal post move unfair
29Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
29Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
29Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
29Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
29Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
29No Till Notes:
29Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
29Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
29At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
29At the Monument: Living History
28Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
28Teen Voice: Serendipity
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
28Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
28Guest Voices…
28The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
28Observations Only: Choices
28Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
28Teen Voice: Remember what you have
28The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
28Lyman Review: The love goat
28A Halloween Story: The scary dream
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
28Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
28Lyman Review: Winter's dog
28Teen Voice: Cyber War
28At the Library: March into a good book
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
28Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
28At the Monument: Art in National Parks
28Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
28What’s really going on with our water?
28Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
28At the Monument: Where are the animals?
28Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
28At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
28Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
28No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
28Letters to the Editor
28Be kind through communications
28No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
28At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
28Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
28At the Monument: Night Sky
28Reach out for challenges
28Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
28
28Letters to the Editor
28Support letters requested for airport
28Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
28To whom are we thankful?
28Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
27Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
27Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
27Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
27The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
27Across the Fence: The hand dug well
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
27Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
27The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
27Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
27Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
27Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
27Teen Voice: The rivalry
27Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
27Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
27Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
27Teen Voice: What is love?
27Observations Only: The vigil
27Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
27Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
27Why you should visit the zoo in February
27Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
27Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
27Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
27Totally Random: Where does it go?
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
27Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
27Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27No-Till Notes: Back in the field
27Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
27Linked Lives
27At the Monument: Junior Rangers
27In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
27Synchronicity:What brings me back
27Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
27No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
27No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
27No-Till Notes: The value of water
27At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
27At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
27No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
27At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
27Letter to the Editor
27No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
26Teen Voice: Catfished
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
26Our View: The elephant in the room
26Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
26Across the Fence: The Pony Express
26Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
26The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
26The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
26Teen Voice: The Other Side
26
26Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
26Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
26Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
26Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
26Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
26Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
26Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
26Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
26Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
26SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
26Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
26Teen Voice: Footprints
26Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
26Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
26Religious freedom must be protected
26No-till Notes: Moving forward
26Greetings from the State Capitol
26College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
26No-til Notes: Changing plans
26Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
26Letter to the editor
26Prairie Dogs
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26The Christmas Story
25Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
25Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
25Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
25Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
25Teeing Off: Persistence
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Teen Voice: Self-expression
25Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
25Teen Voice: Where is the love?
25Teen Voice: Inspire me
25In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
25Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
25At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
25View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
25No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
25Creatures of the Night
25Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
24Teeing Off: Mind Gym
24Teen Voice: My rebellion
24Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
24Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
24No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
24Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
23Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
23Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
23No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
Most Read News Stories of 2012
125Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
97Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
90The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
78No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
73Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
67Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
63Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
62Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
61Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
57Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
57Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
57No-Till Notes: Observations
56Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
55Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
54No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
54Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
53Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
52Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
52At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
49Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
49Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
49Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
47Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
46Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
46No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
46Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
46Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
46No-Till Notes: Potential
45Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
45A mom’s thoughts on social media
44Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
44A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
44Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
44At the Monument: Find Your Park
43 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
43A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
43Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
43Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
43At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
43Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
42Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
42Anno Domini: On this remembering day
42At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
42Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
42Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
42Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
42Our view: United we can build
41Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
41Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
41A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
41Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
41A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
41Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
40A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
40Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
40A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
40A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
40Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
40Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
40Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
40Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
40A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
40No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
39The zombie apocalypse and you
39Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
39Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
39A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
39A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
39A Stray Moment: God Knows
39Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
39A Stray Moment: Without a net
39Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
39Observations Only: Final moment
39Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
39Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
39Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
39Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
39Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
39Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
38Completely Different: Your local government and you
38Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
38Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
38Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
38A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
38Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
38A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
38Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
38Observations Only: A matter of matter
38Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
38Observations Only: The awful truth
38Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
38Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
38Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
38Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
38Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
38Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
38A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
38Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
38Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
38Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
38NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
37What's the deal with organic milk?
37Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
37It's no surprise
37Observations Only: Just around the corner
37A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
37Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
37A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
37Observations Only: Blue chip stock
37A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
37A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
37Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
37Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
37Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
37Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
37Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
37Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
37Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
37A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
37A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
37Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
37
37Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
37Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
37Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
37No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
37Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
37A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
36Completely Different: The Quest
36Across the fence: Something worth remembering
36Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
36Observations Only: Saturday delight
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
36Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
36Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
36Observations Only: Surprises
36Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
36Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
36A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
36Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
36Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
36Observations Only: Good and evil
36Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
36A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
36Observations Only: A fine line
36Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
36A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
36Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
36Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
36Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
36Teeing Off: Around the Green
36Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
36Observations Only: Waiting time
36Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
36Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
36The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
36Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
36Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
36Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
36Across The Fence: A day For thanks
36Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
36Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
36Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
36Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
36Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
36Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
36All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
36Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
36Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
36Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
35Observations Only : The orphanage
35Completely Different: It's all in the family
35Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
35Observations Only - Two ages of man
35Observations Only: The joy of money
35Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
35Home of the Brave
35Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
35From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
35Assad’s endgame
35Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
35Across the Fence: Building Barns
35Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
35From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
35Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
35Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
35Observations Only: Curious things
35Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
35Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
35Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
35Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
35Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
35From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
35Observations Only: The shadow of error
35A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
35Observations Only: Divine spirit
35Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
35Observations Only: A good daughter
35Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
35Lyman Review: Devil calf
35Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
35Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
35Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
35Observations Only: A sad week
35Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
35A real leaning tree Christmas
35Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
35Building Bridges: Love your enemies
35Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
35Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
35Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
35Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
35Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
35Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
35Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
35A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
35Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
35Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
35Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
35Letter to the Editor
35At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
35No-till Notes: Stripper head
35Easter
34A Small World: Time traveling
34Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
34Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
34Seeing the works of the master
34Age of reason
34Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
34Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
34Observations Only: A new direction
34Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
34Teen Voice: Not just another ride
34Observations Only: Giving up
34Observations Only: Together again
34Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
34Observations Only: The meeting
34Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
34Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
34Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
34Observations Only: Going home
34Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
34Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
34From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
34Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
34A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
34Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
34Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
34Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
34Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
34Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
34Observations Only: Hog wash
34Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
34Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
34 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
34Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
34Observations Only: Gone away
34Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
34Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
34Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
34No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
34Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
34Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
34Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
34Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
34Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
34No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
34No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
34Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
34Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
34A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
34No Till Notes: Moving Forward
34Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
34Our View: A failure to communicate
34No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
33Observations only : Sisters of the world
33Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
33Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
33Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
33SELL-OUT!
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
33Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
33The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
33 Taking a big risk
33Life's curve balls
33Welcome to Gering
33Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
33A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
33Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
33Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
33Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
33Across the Fence: On The road
33The hills, part 1: Mustangs
33Observations Only: Counting chickens
33A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
33A Stray Moment: The last time
33Observations Only: Sister odyssey
33From the Superintendent’s Desk
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
33Teen Voice: Today’s television
33From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
33Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
33Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
33Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
33Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
33Observations Only: Curious things, part II
33Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
33Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
33Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
33Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
33Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
33Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
33The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
33Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
33The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
33Observations Only: A matter of paradox
33Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
33Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
33Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
33The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
33Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
33The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
33Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
33Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
33Observations Only: Reality check
33Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
33Lyman Review: One mean chicken
33Observations Only: Saint Marge
33Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
33Observations Only: One more time
33Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
33Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
33Anno Domini: We gather together
33Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
33Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
33Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
33Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
33Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
33Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
33Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
33Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
33Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
33Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
33A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
33Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
33Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
33A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
33Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
32Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
32We need a few good people
32Observations Only : Mission accomplished
32Time keeps flowing like a river
32Our view . . .Sports Complex
32Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
32The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
32Being a Nebraskan – border to border
32Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
32Trash cans
32Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
32Do You Tube?
32Our View: Bravo OTD committee
32Teen Voice: The more the merrier
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
32Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
32Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
32Observations Only: Painting a picture
32Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
32Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
32Observations Only: North Powder
32Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
32Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
32Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
32Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
32Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
32From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
32Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
32Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
32A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
32Observations Only: Critical thinking
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
32From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
32From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
32From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
32Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
32Observations Only: Sister lost
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
32Observations Only: A soul’s journey
32Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
32Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
32Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
32Observations Only: Beginnings
32Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
32Observations Only: Temptation
32Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
32Observations Only: A gift of serenity
32Observations Only: Divine prompts
32Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
32Teeing Off: The thing about state
32The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
32Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
32A Small World: Special guest
32Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
32Observations Only: The visit
32Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
32Totally Random: My journey, life after living
32Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
32Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
32Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
32Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
32Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
32No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
32Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
32Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
32Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
32Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
32New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
32Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
32In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
32Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
32For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
32Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
32In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
32Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
32
32Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
32
32Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
32Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
32In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
32A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
32Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
32
32Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
32The Good Life: There is good everywhere
32Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
32Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
32To The Editor
31Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
31Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
31Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
31Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
31Practice safe barbecue basics
31Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
31Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
31Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
31Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
31The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
31A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
31The Block
31Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
31Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
31Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
31Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
31Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
31Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
31Observations Only: Uneventful flight
31Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
31Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
31Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
31Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
31Teen Voice: Equality
31I'm falling for Tumblr?
31Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
31From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
31Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
31Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
31Observations Only: Expect the best
31Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
31Totally Random: The Golden Rule
31Teen Voice: Being a girl
31Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
31Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
31Completely Different - The magic of spring
31Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
31Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
31A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
31Observations Only: The vision
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
31Totally Random: October, the pink month
31Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
31Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
31The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
31Observations Only: The last goodbye
31Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
31Lyman Review: Dog fun
31Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
31At the Monument: That old (historic) building
31Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
31Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
31Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
31Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
31Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
31No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
31Fourth of July meetings
31A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
31Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
31 Across The Fence: County Fair
31Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
31Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
31Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
31Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
31
31At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
31At the Monument: Museum collections
31No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
31All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
31A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
31Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
31No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
31Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
31Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
31No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
30It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
30Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
30Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
30A last look at the Nebraska Zone
30Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
30Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
30Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
30Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
30Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
30Permission to remember
30Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
30Economic development update
30Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
30From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
30The ghost of Ayn Rand
30Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
30Teen Voice: The road of hatred
30Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
30The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
30Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
30From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
30Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
30The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
30Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
30Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
30Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
30Teen Voice: Living within our means
30Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
30Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
30Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
30Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
30From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
30Teen Voice: Shadow art
30Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
30Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
30Teen Voice: Body image
30Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
30Observations Only: Indifferent love
30Rural America and immigration reform
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
30Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
30Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
30A Small World: Savoring county fair days
30Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
30Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
30From the Hill: More Work Ahead
30No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
30Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
30Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
30Observations Only: A day in August
30Across The Fence: Last Christmas
30Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
30No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
30Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
30Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
30Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
30Across the Fence: Amanda
30Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
30Website Resources
30Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
30Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
30Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
30Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
30Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
30No Till Notes: Final Stop
30Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
30Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
30Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
30In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
30No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
30A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
30The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
30At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
30Jane’s Secret: The Telling
30Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
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30Letter to the Editor
30Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
30At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
29Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
29From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
29Our View: Visionaries wanted
29Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
29Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
29Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
29Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
29From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
29Observations Only: Spider adventure
29Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
29Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
29Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
29Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
29From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
29Observations Only: Scourge of violence
29Observations Only : White water
29From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
29Observations Only: Journey's end
29Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
29From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
29Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
29A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
29Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
29Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
29Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
29From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
29The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
29Observations Only: Willfulness
29Teen Voice: The need to get away
29Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
29Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
29The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
29The Good Life: The two different types of business people
29Observations Only: The need to understand
29Observations Only: Off to the races
29Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
29The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
29Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
29A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
29Totally Random: Life’s ripples
29Teen Voice: Silence
29Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
29Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
29Teen Voice: Stress test
29Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
29Totally Random: Happy Halloween
29Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
29Observations Only: The last toothpick
29Teen Voice: The gift of caring
29Teen Voice: To the future
29Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
29Totally Random: Trusting the fates
29Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
29Nature Notes: Love is in the air
29Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
29Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
29Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
29At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
29No-Till Notes: Looking Back
29Support emergency services personnel
29Lyman Review: Branding Time
29Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
29Their View: Goal post move unfair
29Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
29Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
29Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
29Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
29Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
29No Till Notes:
29Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
29Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
29At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
29At the Monument: Living History
28Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
28Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
28Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
28My mini Pen and me
28Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
28View from the block
28Timing makes perfect
28Observations Only: What's in a word?
28Observations Only: Extreme measures
28The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
28From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
28Observations Only: No thank you
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
28Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
28Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
28Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
28The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
28Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
28Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
28Teen Voice: Serendipity
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
28Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
28Guest Voices…
28The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
28Observations Only: Choices
28Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
28Teen Voice: Remember what you have
28The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
28Lyman Review: The love goat
28A Halloween Story: The scary dream
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
28Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
28Lyman Review: Winter's dog
28Teen Voice: Cyber War
28At the Library: March into a good book
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
28Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
28At the Monument: Art in National Parks
28Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
28What’s really going on with our water?
28Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
28At the Monument: Where are the animals?
28Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
28At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
28Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
28No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
28Letters to the Editor
28Be kind through communications
28No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
28At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
28Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
28At the Monument: Night Sky
28Reach out for challenges
28Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
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28Letters to the Editor
28Support letters requested for airport
28Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
28To whom are we thankful?
28Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
27Teen Voice: March Madness
27Letter to the Editor
27Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
27Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
27Remembering When
27Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
27LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
27Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
27Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
27The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
27Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
27Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
27Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
27Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
27The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
27Across the Fence: The hand dug well
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
27Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
27The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
27Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
27Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
27Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
27Teen Voice: The rivalry
27Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
27Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
27Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
27Teen Voice: What is love?
27Observations Only: The vigil
27Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
27Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
27Why you should visit the zoo in February
27Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
27Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
27Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
27Totally Random: Where does it go?
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
27Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
27Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27No-Till Notes: Back in the field
27Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
27Linked Lives
27At the Monument: Junior Rangers
27In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
27Synchronicity:What brings me back
27Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
27No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
27No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
27No-Till Notes: The value of water
27At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
27At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
27No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
27At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
27Letter to the Editor
27No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
26Completely Different: Tales from the mat
26Social time has important benefits
26Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
26From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
26Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
26Teen Voice: Happy news
26Teen Voice: Catfished
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
26Our View: The elephant in the room
26Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
26Across the Fence: The Pony Express
26Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
26The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
26The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
26Teen Voice: The Other Side
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26Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
26Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
26Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
26Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
26Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
26Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
26Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
26Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
26Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
26SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
26Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
26Teen Voice: Footprints
26Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
26Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
26Religious freedom must be protected
26No-till Notes: Moving forward
26Greetings from the State Capitol
26College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
26No-til Notes: Changing plans
26Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
26Letter to the editor
26Prairie Dogs
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26The Christmas Story
25Silence please
25From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
25The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
25Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
25Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
25Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
25Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
25Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
25Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
25Teeing Off: Persistence
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Teen Voice: Self-expression
25Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
25Teen Voice: Where is the love?
25Teen Voice: Inspire me
25In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
25Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
25At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
25View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
25No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
25Creatures of the Night
25Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
24LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
24My Thanksgiving prayer
24Teeing Off: Mind Gym
24Teen Voice: My rebellion
24Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
24Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
24No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
24Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
23Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
23Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
23No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
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