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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176Teeing Off: Around the Green
176Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
175From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
175At the Monument: Art in National Parks
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
174Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
174From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
174Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
174Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
173Teen Voice: The need to get away
173Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
173Lyman Review: The love goat
173Prairie Dogs
172Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
172Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
172Teen Voice: The gift of caring
172Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
171Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
171Teen Voice: Being a girl
171Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
171Lyman Review: One mean chicken
170The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
169The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
169The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
169To The Editor
168Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
168The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
168Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
168Teeing Off: Persistence
168The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
167The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
167Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
167A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
166Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
166At the Monument: That old (historic) building
165Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
165Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
165Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
165At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
165Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
164Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
164Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
164
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
163Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
163Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
162Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
162A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
162Teen Voice: Stress test
162Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
162Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
162
162Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
161Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
161Teeing Off: The thing about state
161Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
161In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
161
161Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
160Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
160Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
160Teen Voice: Remember what you have
160Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
160Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
159Teen Voice: Catfished
159Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
159Totally Random: Happy Halloween
159Teen Voice: Self-expression
158Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
158Totally Random: October, the pink month
158Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
158Website Resources
158At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
158A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
158
157Teen Voice: Living within our means
157Teen Voice: Body image
157Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
157Teen Voice: The Other Side
157Teeing Off: Mind Gym
157Lyman Review: Winter's dog
157Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
157Lyman Review: Branding Time
157At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
157Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
156Across the Fence: The Pony Express
156Completely Different - The magic of spring
156Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
156
156A Small World: Savoring county fair days
156Totally Random: Life’s ripples
156
155Reach out for challenges
154Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
154Teen Voice: Shadow art
154Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
154Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
154Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
154Be kind through communications
153Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
153Totally Random: Trusting the fates
153Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
153Fourth of July meetings
152Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
152Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
151Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
151Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
151Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
151Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
150Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
150Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
150From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
150Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
150Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
150Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
150Nature Notes: Love is in the air
150Lyman Review: Dog fun
150
149Teen Voice: Cyber War
149Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
149Letter to the Editor
148From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
148Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
148Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
148Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
148A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
148Teen Voice: The rivalry
148Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
148Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
148Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
148New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
148Letter to the editor
147Why you should visit the zoo in February
146Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
146Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
146Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
146Linked Lives
146Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
145Teen Voice: To the future
145Teen Voice: Where is the love?
145View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
145Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
144I'm falling for Tumblr?
144At the Library: March into a good book
144In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
144In the Hills: Explore the state parks
144Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
143Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
143Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
143Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
143Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
143View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
143What’s really going on with our water?
143For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
142Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
142Teen Voice: Equality
142Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
142Our View: Community responsible for kids
142Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
142Teen Voice: Footprints
142In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
141From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
141Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
141Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
141Teen Voice: Inspire me
141Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
141Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
141Their View: Goal post move unfair
140Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
140Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
140Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
140Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
139Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
139Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
138Rural America and immigration reform
138Support emergency services personnel
138Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
138Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
137From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
137Our View: The elephant in the room
136Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
136From the Hill: More Work Ahead
136Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
136Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
136Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
136Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
136Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
136Synchronicity:What brings me back
136Letters to the Editor
136Letter to the Editor
135Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
135Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
135Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
135At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
135Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
133Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
133Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
133Religious freedom must be protected
132From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
132Guest Voices…
132Totally Random: Where does it go?
131Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
131Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
130Teen Voice: What is love?
130Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
129Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
127Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
126Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
126Greetings from the State Capitol
125From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
123Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
123Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
121Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
120Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
118Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
115Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
112Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
102Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
96At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
91Letter to the Editor
84Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
80No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
66Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
64At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
Most Read News Stories of 2012
897Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
811NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
752Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
689All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
596The Christmas Story
540Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
533Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
532To whom are we thankful?
511Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
484A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
481Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
466A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
459Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
456Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
444Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
438A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
425At the Monument: Museum collections
413Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
410No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
408Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
408No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
401The Good Life: There is good everywhere
399Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
390Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
382Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
379Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
377Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
373Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
372No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
370A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
368A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
362Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
355Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
354Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
352The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
352Support letters requested for airport
352A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
350History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
350Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
347Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
344Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
342Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
339No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
337Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
336A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
332Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
331No Till Notes:
331The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
330Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
330Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
328A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
326Observations Only: A soul’s journey
326Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
319Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
317Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
316Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
315Observations Only : White water
314At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
313Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
313Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
312What's the deal with organic milk?
312Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
308Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
306Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
304In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
302Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
302Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
300No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
299Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
298Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
297Letters to the Editor
296At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
294Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
293A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
293A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
293Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
291Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
291Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
290Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
290
288Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
286At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
284Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
284A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
282Across the Fence: The hand dug well
281Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
281Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
278In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
277Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
277Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
276Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
276No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
275A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
275Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
272Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
272Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
272At the Monument: Where are the animals?
271Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
269Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
269At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
269All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
268Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
268Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
266Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
266Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
265From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
264Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
263Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
263Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
262Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
262Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
261Jane’s Secret: The Telling
260Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
260Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
259Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
258Teen Voice: Serendipity
258Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
257Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
257At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
256Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
255Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
255A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
254Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
254No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
253Building Bridges: Love your enemies
253At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
252A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
252Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
252No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
251Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
251Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
251Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
251Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
249The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
249Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
249Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
248A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
248Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
247Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
247Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
246Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
246Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
246Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
246 Across The Fence: County Fair
246At the Monument: Living History
245A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
245Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
245Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
244A real leaning tree Christmas
244Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
243Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
243Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
242Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
242Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
242Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
241Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
241Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
241Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
241No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
241No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
241Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
240Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
240A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
239Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
239A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
239Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
239No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
238Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
238A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
238Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
238Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
238Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
237A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
237Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
237Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
237Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
237No-Till Notes: The value of water
236A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
236Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
236Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
236No Till Notes: Moving Forward
235Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
235The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
235Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
235Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
234Completely Different: It's all in the family
234A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
233Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
233Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
233Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
233Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
233Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
232A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
232Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
232College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
231Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
230Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
230Observations Only: Indifferent love
230Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
230Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
229Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
229Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
229Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
228Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
228A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
228All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
227Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
227Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
226A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
226Observations Only: Temptation
226Anno Domini: We gather together
226Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
226Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
225Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
225Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
225Observations Only: The shadow of error
225Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
225Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
225A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
225Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
225Creatures of the Night
225Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
224Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
224Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
224Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
224Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
223Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
223Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
223No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
223Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
223Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
223Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
222Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
222No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
222Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
221A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
221Observations Only: A good daughter
221Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
221Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
220 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
220Across the Fence: Amanda
220Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
219A Stray Moment: Without a net
219Observations Only: Gone away
219Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
218A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
218A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
218Totally Random: The Golden Rule
218Anno Domini: On this remembering day
218Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
218Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
217Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
217Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
217Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
217No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
217Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
217No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
217Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
217
217
216 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
216Observations Only: Reality check
216Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
216Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
215Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
215Observations Only: The need to understand
214Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
214Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
214A Stray Moment: God Knows
214Observations Only: Divine prompts
214Observations Only: A matter of matter
214Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
214No-Till Notes: Looking Back
214Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
214No-til Notes: Changing plans
213Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
213Observations Only: Divine spirit
213Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
213No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
212Observations Only: Journey's end
212Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
212Observations Only: A gift of serenity
212Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
212Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
211Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
211Observations Only: A sad week
211Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
211Across The Fence: A day For thanks
211Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
210Across The Fence: Last Christmas
210No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
209Observations Only: Curious things, part II
209Observations Only: Expect the best
209Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
209Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
209Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
209Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
209Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
209No Till Notes: Final Stop
209At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
208Observations Only: Curious things
208Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
208Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
208Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
207Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
207Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
207Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
206Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
206Observations Only: Beginnings
206From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
206Observations Only: A matter of paradox
206Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
206No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
206No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
205Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
205Observations Only: The awful truth
205Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
204Observations Only: Going home
204Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
204Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
204Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
204No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
203Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
203Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
203Observations Only: Off to the races
202Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
202Observations Only: The vision
202Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
201From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
201Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
201Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
201Observations Only: Willfulness
201Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
201Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
201Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
200Across the Fence: Building Barns
200Observations Only: Uneventful flight
200Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
200The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
200Observations Only: Saint Marge
200Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
199Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
199Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
199The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
199No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
199SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
199Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
198Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
198Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
198Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
198Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
198Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
198No-till Notes: Moving forward
198Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
197Observations Only: Critical thinking
197Observations Only: Good and evil
196Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
196From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
196Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
196The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
196Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
196Our View: A failure to communicate
195Observations Only: Choices
194Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
194Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
194Observations Only: A fine line
194Observations Only: Final moment
194Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
194Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
193Observations Only: The visit
193No-Till Notes: Back in the field
192Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
192At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
191Observations Only: Waiting time
191Observations Only: A day in August
191Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
191In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
191At the Monument: Night Sky
190Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
190Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
190Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
190The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
190Observations Only: Hog wash
190Totally Random: My journey, life after living
190Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
189Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
189Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
189No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
188Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
188Observations Only: Sister lost
188At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
187Across the Fence: On The road
187Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
186Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
186Assad’s endgame
186The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
186Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
185The ghost of Ayn Rand
185Observations Only: One more time
185Observations Only: The vigil
184Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
184Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
183Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
183The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
183A Halloween Story: The scary dream
183Teen Voice: My rebellion
183Observations Only: The last goodbye
183At the Monument: Junior Rangers
182Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
182Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
181The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
180Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
180A Small World: Special guest
180Lyman Review: Devil calf
180Teen Voice: Silence
179From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
179Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
179Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
179The Good Life: The two different types of business people
179Observations Only: The last toothpick
178The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
178Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
178Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
178In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
177Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
176Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
176Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
176Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
176The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
176Teeing Off: Around the Green
176Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
175From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
175At the Monument: Art in National Parks
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
174Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
174From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
174Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
174Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
173From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
173Teen Voice: The need to get away
173Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
173Lyman Review: The love goat
173Prairie Dogs
172Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
172Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
172Teen Voice: The gift of caring
172Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
171Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
171Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
171Teen Voice: Being a girl
171Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
171Lyman Review: One mean chicken
170Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
170The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
169Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
169The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
169The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
169To The Editor
168A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
168Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
168Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
168Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
168The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
168Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
168Teeing Off: Persistence
168The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
167The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
167Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
167A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
166Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
166A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
166Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
166Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
166At the Monument: That old (historic) building
165A last look at the Nebraska Zone
165Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
165Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
165Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
165Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
165At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
165Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
164Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
164Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
164
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
163A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
163Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
163Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
163Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
163Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
162A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
162Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
162A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
162Teen Voice: Stress test
162Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
162Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
162
162Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
161Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
161Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
161Teeing Off: The thing about state
161Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
161In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
161
161Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
160Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
160Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
160A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
160Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
160Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
160Teen Voice: Remember what you have
160Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
160Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
159A Stray Moment: The last time
159Teen Voice: Catfished
159Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
159Totally Random: Happy Halloween
159Teen Voice: Self-expression
158Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
158A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
158Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
158Totally Random: October, the pink month
158Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
158Website Resources
158At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
158A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
158
157Observations only : Sisters of the world
157Across the fence: Something worth remembering
157A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
157Teen Voice: Living within our means
157Teen Voice: Body image
157Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
157Teen Voice: The Other Side
157Teeing Off: Mind Gym
157Lyman Review: Winter's dog
157Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
157Lyman Review: Branding Time
157At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
157Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
156Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
156Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
156Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
156Across the Fence: The Pony Express
156Completely Different - The magic of spring
156Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
156
156A Small World: Savoring county fair days
156Totally Random: Life’s ripples
156
155Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
155Reach out for challenges
154Time keeps flowing like a river
154Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
154Teen Voice: Shadow art
154Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
154Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
154Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
154Be kind through communications
153Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
153Observations Only : The orphanage
153Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
153Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
153Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
153Totally Random: Trusting the fates
153Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
153Fourth of July meetings
152Observations Only: A new direction
152Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
152Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
152Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
151Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
151Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
151Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
151Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
150Observations Only: Blue chip stock
150Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
150Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
150From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
150Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
150Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
150Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
150Nature Notes: Love is in the air
150Lyman Review: Dog fun
150
149Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
149Observations Only: Just around the corner
149Observations Only: Scourge of violence
149Teen Voice: Cyber War
149Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
149Letter to the Editor
148From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
148Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
148Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
148Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
148A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
148Teen Voice: The rivalry
148Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
148Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
148Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
148New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
148Letter to the editor
147Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
147Why you should visit the zoo in February
146Observations Only: Giving up
146Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
146Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
146Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
146Linked Lives
146Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
145Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
145Teen Voice: To the future
145Teen Voice: Where is the love?
145View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
145Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
144I'm falling for Tumblr?
144At the Library: March into a good book
144In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
144In the Hills: Explore the state parks
144Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
143It's no surprise
143Observations Only: Together again
143From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
143Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
143Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
143Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
143Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
143View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
143What’s really going on with our water?
143For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
142Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
142Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
142Teen Voice: Equality
142Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
142Our View: Community responsible for kids
142Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
142Teen Voice: Footprints
142In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
141Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
141From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
141Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
141Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
141Teen Voice: Inspire me
141Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
141Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
141Their View: Goal post move unfair
140 Taking a big risk
140Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
140Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
140Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
140Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
139Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
139Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
138Age of reason
138Observations Only: The meeting
138Rural America and immigration reform
138Support emergency services personnel
138Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
138Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
137Observations Only: The joy of money
137Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
137The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
137Observations Only: Extreme measures
137Observations Only: Sister odyssey
137Observations Only: North Powder
137From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
137Our View: The elephant in the room
136Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
136Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
136From the Hill: More Work Ahead
136Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
136Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
136Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
136Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
136Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
136Synchronicity:What brings me back
136Letters to the Editor
136Letter to the Editor
135Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
135Observations Only: Surprises
135Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
135Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
135Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
135Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
135Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
135At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
135Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
134Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
134Being a Nebraskan – border to border
134Observations Only: Painting a picture
134From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
133Observations Only: Spider adventure
133Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
133Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
133Religious freedom must be protected
132Observations Only - Two ages of man
132From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
132From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
132Guest Voices…
132Totally Random: Where does it go?
131From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
131Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
131Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
131Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
130Completely Different: Tales from the mat
130Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
130Silence please
130Teen Voice: What is love?
130Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
129Trash cans
129Life's curve balls
129Observations Only: Saturday delight
129Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
128Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
128Observations Only: Counting chickens
128From the Superintendent’s Desk
128Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
127The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
127Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
126Observations Only: No thank you
126Teen Voice: Today’s television
126Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
126Greetings from the State Capitol
125Observations Only: What's in a word?
125From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
124Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
124Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
123Observations Only : Mission accomplished
123Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
123Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
121Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
120The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
120Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
118The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
118From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
118Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
117The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
117Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
116Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
115Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
113It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
113The Block
112Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
110The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
109From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
109The hills, part 1: Mustangs
109The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
107Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
107The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
107From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
106Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
104Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
102Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
100The zombie apocalypse and you
100From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
99Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
99Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
98Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
98SELL-OUT!
98Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
97Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
97Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
96My mini Pen and me
96Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
96Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
96From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
96At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
95Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
95A Small World: Time traveling
95Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
95Do You Tube?
95Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
95Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
94A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
94Teen Voice: The road of hatred
94Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
93Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
93Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
93Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
92Teen Voice: The more the merrier
91View from the block
91Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
91Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
91Teen Voice: Not just another ride
91Remembering When
91Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
91Letter to the Editor
89Economic development update
88Completely Different: Your local government and you
88Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
88Timing makes perfect
88Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
88Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
88Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
87Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
87Our view . . .Sports Complex
86Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
86Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
85We need a few good people
85Completely Different: The Quest
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
84Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
84Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
84Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
84Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
83Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
83LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
83Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
83Teen Voice: Happy news
82Welcome to Gering
80LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
80Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
80No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
79Teen Voice: March Madness
79Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
79Home of the Brave
79Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
79Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
78Letter to the Editor
78Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
78From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
77Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
77From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
76Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
76Seeing the works of the master
76Practice safe barbecue basics
75From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
75Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
74Social time has important benefits
73Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
72Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
72Permission to remember
71Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
71My Thanksgiving prayer
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
69Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
67From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
66Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
64At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
58Our View: Visionaries wanted
52Our View: Bravo OTD committee
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