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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80Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
80At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
80No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
80Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
80Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
79Observations Only: Journey's end
79Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
79Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
79From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
79The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
79A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
79Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
79No-till Notes: Moving forward
79
79At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
79Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
78Observations Only: Curious things
78Observations Only: Going home
78Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
78Observations Only: Saint Marge
78Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
78Observations Only: The last toothpick
78Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
78Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
78No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
78At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
78
78At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
78Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
78No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
78The Good Life: There is good everywhere
77Observations Only: Critical thinking
77Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
77Observations Only: A matter of paradox
77No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
77Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
77Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
77Teen Voice: To the future
77Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
77Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
77No Till Notes:
77Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
76Observations Only: Curious things, part II
76Observations Only: A soul’s journey
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
76Teen Voice: Stress test
76Totally Random: Happy Halloween
76Observations Only: The vigil
76Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
76
76At the Monument: Museum collections
76Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
75Observations Only: Beginnings
75Observations Only: Divine prompts
75Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
75Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
75No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
75Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
75All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
75Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
74Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
74Observations Only: Temptation
74The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
74Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
74Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
74Totally Random: Life’s ripples
74Teen Voice: The gift of caring
74SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
74At the Monument: Junior Rangers
74In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
74No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
74In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
74To whom are we thankful?
74At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
73Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
73Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
73Teen Voice: Body image
73From the Hill: More Work Ahead
73Teen Voice: Cyber War
73At the Monument: That old (historic) building
73Synchronicity:What brings me back
73No-Till Notes: The value of water
73Letters to the Editor
73Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
73Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
73A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
73Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
72Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
72The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
72Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
72Teen Voice: The rivalry
72Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
72Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
72At the Monument: Art in National Parks
72Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
72Prairie Dogs
72Creatures of the Night
72At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
72Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
72Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
71The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
71Observations Only : White water
71Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
71Guest Voices…
71Completely Different - The magic of spring
71Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
71Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
71Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
71In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
71No-Till Notes: Back in the field
71Fourth of July meetings
71Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
70From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
70Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
70Teeing Off: Persistence
70Teen Voice: The Other Side
70No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
70Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
70Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
70Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
70No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
70
69Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
69Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
69Rural America and immigration reform
69Nature Notes: Love is in the air
69Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
69Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
69Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
69No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
69Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
69All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
68Observations Only: Uneventful flight
68Teen Voice: Living within our means
68Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
68Totally Random: The Golden Rule
68Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
68Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
68Lyman Review: One mean chicken
68Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
68Across The Fence: Last Christmas
68Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
68Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
68Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
68Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
68Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
68In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
68The Christmas Story
67From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
67Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
67Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
67Support emergency services personnel
67College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
67At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
66Teen Voice: Serendipity
66The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
66Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
66Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
66In the Hills: Explore the state parks
66At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
66In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
65Teen Voice: Catfished
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
65Teen Voice: Remember what you have
65Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
65Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
65Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
65No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
65At the Library: March into a good book
65Lyman Review: Dog fun
65For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
65Be kind through communications
65Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
64The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
64Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
64Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
64Totally Random: Trusting the fates
64Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
64Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
64Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
64What’s really going on with our water?
64Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
64Website Resources
64Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
64No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
63Observations Only: Choices
63The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
63Why you should visit the zoo in February
63View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
63At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
63Reach out for challenges
63To The Editor
62From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
62Teen Voice: Equality
62Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
62Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
62Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
62No-til Notes: Changing plans
62All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
62Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
62Letter to the Editor
61Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
61The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
61Teen Voice: The need to get away
61Teen Voice: Shadow art
61Teeing Off: Mind Gym
61Lyman Review: Winter's dog
61Teen Voice: Inspire me
61Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
61Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
60Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
60Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
60Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
60Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
60Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
60Teen Voice: Footprints
60Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
60Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
60View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
60Letter to the editor
60Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
60Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
60The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
60A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
60
60At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
60Our View: A failure to communicate
59From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
59Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
59Across the Fence: The Pony Express
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
59Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
59Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
59Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
59Greetings from the State Capitol
59Linked Lives
59Support letters requested for airport
58Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
58Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
58Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
58Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
58Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
58Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
58At the Monument: Where are the animals?
57The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
57Religious freedom must be protected
57Their View: Goal post move unfair
57Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
57Letter to the Editor
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
56Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
56Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
56
55Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
55Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
55Totally Random: Where does it go?
55No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
54Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
53Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
53Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
53Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
53Teen Voice: Where is the love?
53Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
53From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
52Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
52Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
52Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
51Teen Voice: What is love?
51Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
50Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
49Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
48From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
48Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
48Letter to the Editor
47Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
46Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
45Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
43Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
40Our View: The elephant in the room
39Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
39Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
Most Read News Stories of 2012
334At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
306Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
293The Good Life: All that remains is love
255The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
250Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
240At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
233Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
232No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
229Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
220Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
220Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
216Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
216Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
214No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
214Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
213At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
205Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
200Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
195Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
192Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
190No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
186Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
186Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
185Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
176Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
170At the Monument: Find Your Park
167Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
167Teen Voice: He’s my dad
166Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
164Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
163Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
159Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
156No Till Notes: Saying uncle
155Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
154Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
150Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
149Completely Different: It's all in the family
148Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
148Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
148No-Till Notes: Observations
147Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
146No-Till Notes: Potential
145A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
144Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
142Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
141Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
141Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
141Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
140All Points West: Never far from the trail
139Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
139A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
139Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
138Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
137Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
137No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
132Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
130Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
130Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
129A Stray Moment: God Knows
129Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
129No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
129A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
127What's the deal with organic milk?
127Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
127Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
125Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
125Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
125Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
125No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
125Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
125Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
125A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
124Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
124Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
124No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
124Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
123Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
123Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
122A Stray Moment: Without a net
122Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
120Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
119A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
119Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
118A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
117Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
116A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
116Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
116A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
116Welcome home
115The zombie apocalypse and you
115From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
115Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
115No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
114Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
113Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
113Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
113Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
113Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
112Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
112Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
111Across the Fence: Building Barns
111 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
111A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
111Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
111Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
111Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
110Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
110Totally Random: My journey, life after living
110Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
110Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
110No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
109Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
109A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
109Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
109Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
109Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
109Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
108Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
108Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
108Teeing Off: Around the Green
108Observations Only: The awful truth
108Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
108Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
108A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
108Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
108Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
108Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
107A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
107The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
107Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
107Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
107Enjoy the festivities
106Lyman Review: Devil calf
106Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
106Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
106Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
106Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
105Observations Only: Hog wash
105Anno Domini: On this remembering day
105Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
105Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
105Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
104Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
104No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
104Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
104Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
104Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
104A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
104A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
103A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
103A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
103Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
103A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
103Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
103Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
103Observations Only: Gone away
103Observations Only: Final moment
103Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
102A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
102A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
102Teen Voice: Being a girl
102Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
102A real leaning tree Christmas
102Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
102History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
102A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
102At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
101Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
101Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
101Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
101Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
101Observations Only: A sad week
101Observations Only: One more time
101Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
101Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
101No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
100Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
100Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
100Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
100Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
100Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
100Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
100A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
100Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
99Across the Fence: The hand dug well
99A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
99Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
99Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
99Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
99Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
99A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
99Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
99At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
98Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
98Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
98Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
98Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
98 Across The Fence: County Fair
98Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
98Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
98No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
97Completely Different: Your local government and you
97Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
97Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
97Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
97A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
97Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
97A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
97Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
97Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
97Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
97Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
97Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
97Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
97Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
97No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
97Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
96Observations Only: A new direction
96Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
96Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
96Observations Only: A matter of matter
96Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
96Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
96Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
96Across The Fence: A day For thanks
96Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
96Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
96Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
96Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
96No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
96Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
96Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
95Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
95Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
95Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
95Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
95Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
95Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
95Observations Only: The vision
95The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
95Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
95Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
95Anno Domini: We gather together
95Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
95Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
95Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
95A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
95Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
95Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
95Jane’s Secret: The Telling
94Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
94Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
94Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
94Observations Only: Good and evil
94Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
94Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
94The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
94Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
94At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
94Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
93Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
93Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
93Observations Only: A day in August
93Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
93No Till Notes: Final Stop
93Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
93No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
93A mom’s thoughts on social media
93Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
92Observations only : Sisters of the world
92The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
92A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
92Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
92Observations Only: The shadow of error
92Observations Only: Off to the races
92Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
92Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
91A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
91The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
91Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
91Building Bridges: Love your enemies
91Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
90Completely Different: The Quest
90Across the fence: Something worth remembering
90Observations Only: Saturday delight
90Across the Fence: On The road
90From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
90Observations Only: Sister lost
90Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
90Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
90Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
90Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
90Observations Only: A good daughter
90The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
90Observations Only: Waiting time
90Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
90 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
90Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
90Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
90Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
90Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
90Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
89Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
89Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
89Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
89A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
89Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
89Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
89Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
89Observations Only: A gift of serenity
89Observations Only: Divine spirit
89A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
89Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
89Totally Random: October, the pink month
89Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
89
89
89Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
89No-till Notes: Stripper head
89All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
88Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
88Time keeps flowing like a river
88SELL-OUT!
88Trash cans
88Observations Only: Just around the corner
88Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
88Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
88Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
88Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
88A Small World: Special guest
88Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
88A Halloween Story: The scary dream
88Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
88Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
88Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
88A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
88A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
88Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
88Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
87Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
87Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
87It's no surprise
87A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
87Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
87A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
87Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
87Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
87Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
87Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
87A Small World: Savoring county fair days
87A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
87Observations Only: Reality check
87Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
87Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
87Across the Fence: Amanda
87No-Till Notes: Looking Back
87Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
87Letters to the Editor
87Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
87Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
87Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
87No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
87Our view: United we can build
86Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
86From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
86Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
86From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
86Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
86Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
86From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
86Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
86Teen Voice: Silence
86Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
86Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
86Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
86Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
86No Till Notes: Moving Forward
85Observations Only : The orphanage
85The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
85A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
85Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
85Assad’s endgame
85Observations Only: Expect the best
85Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
85Observations Only: The visit
85Lyman Review: The love goat
85Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
85Our View: Community responsible for kids
85A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
85Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
85A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
85Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
85At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
84Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
84Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
84Observations Only: The joy of money
84Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
84Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
84Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
84Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
84Observations Only: Indifferent love
84Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
84Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
84The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
84Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
84Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
84At the Monument: Living History
84Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
84Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
83Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
83Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
83Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
83Observations Only: Willfulness
83The Good Life: The two different types of business people
83Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
83No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
83Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
83Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
83A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
82We need a few good people
82A last look at the Nebraska Zone
82Do You Tube?
82Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
82Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
82Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
82The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
82Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
82Observations Only: The need to understand
82Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
82Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
82Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
82The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
82Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
82At the Monument: Night Sky
82No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
81Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
81Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
81Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
81Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
81Observations Only: Surprises
81Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
81Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
81From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
81Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
81Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
81Observations Only: A fine line
81Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
81
81Teen Voice: Self-expression
81Teen Voice: My rebellion
81Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
81Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
81Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
81Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
81Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
81In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
81Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
81Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
81In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
81Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
81
81At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
81Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
81NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
81Easter
80A Small World: Time traveling
80 Taking a big risk
80Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
80A Stray Moment: The last time
80Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
80The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
80Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
80Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
80Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
80Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
80Observations Only: The last goodbye
80Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
80At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
80No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
80Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
80Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
79Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
79Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
79Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
79Life's curve balls
79Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
79The hills, part 1: Mustangs
79A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
79Observations Only: Journey's end
79Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
79Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
79From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
79The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
79A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
79Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
79No-till Notes: Moving forward
79
79At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
79Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
78It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
78Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
78Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
78Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
78A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
78From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
78Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
78Observations Only: Curious things
78Observations Only: Going home
78Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
78Observations Only: Saint Marge
78Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
78Observations Only: The last toothpick
78Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
78Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
78No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
78At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
78
78At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
78Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
78No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
78The Good Life: There is good everywhere
77Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
77Our view . . .Sports Complex
77Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
77Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
77The ghost of Ayn Rand
77Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
77Observations Only: Critical thinking
77Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
77Observations Only: A matter of paradox
77No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
77Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
77Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
77Teen Voice: To the future
77Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
77Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
77No Till Notes:
77Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
76Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
76From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
76View from the block
76Timing makes perfect
76Welcome to Gering
76The Block
76Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
76Observations Only: Curious things, part II
76Observations Only: A soul’s journey
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
76Teen Voice: Stress test
76Totally Random: Happy Halloween
76Observations Only: The vigil
76Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
76
76At the Monument: Museum collections
76Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
75Observations Only - Two ages of man
75Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
75Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
75Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
75Observations Only: Together again
75Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
75Observations Only: Blue chip stock
75Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
75Observations Only: Beginnings
75Observations Only: Divine prompts
75Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
75Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
75No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
75Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
75All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
75Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
74Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
74Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
74Observations Only: Temptation
74The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
74Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
74Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
74Totally Random: Life’s ripples
74Teen Voice: The gift of caring
74SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
74At the Monument: Junior Rangers
74In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
74No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
74In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
74To whom are we thankful?
74At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
73Completely Different: Tales from the mat
73Being a Nebraskan – border to border
73Economic development update
73Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
73Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
73Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
73The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
73Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
73Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
73Teen Voice: Body image
73From the Hill: More Work Ahead
73Teen Voice: Cyber War
73At the Monument: That old (historic) building
73Synchronicity:What brings me back
73No-Till Notes: The value of water
73Letters to the Editor
73Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
73Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
73A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
73Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
72Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
72Observations Only : Mission accomplished
72Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
72Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
72LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
72Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
72Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
72Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
72Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
72The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
72Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
72Teen Voice: The rivalry
72Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
72Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
72At the Monument: Art in National Parks
72Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
72Prairie Dogs
72Creatures of the Night
72At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
72Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
72Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
71Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
71Age of reason
71Observations Only: Extreme measures
71Observations Only: Painting a picture
71Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
71Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
71Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
71The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
71Observations Only : White water
71Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
71Guest Voices…
71Completely Different - The magic of spring
71Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
71Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
71Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
71In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
71No-Till Notes: Back in the field
71Fourth of July meetings
71Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
70Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
70Permission to remember
70Our View: Bravo OTD committee
70Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
70Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
70From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
70Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
70Teeing Off: Persistence
70Teen Voice: The Other Side
70No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
70Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
70Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
70Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
70No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
70
69Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
69Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
69Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
69Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
69Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
69Rural America and immigration reform
69Nature Notes: Love is in the air
69Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
69Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
69Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
69No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
69Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
69All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
68Teen Voice: The more the merrier
68The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
68Observations Only: Giving up
68Observations Only: Counting chickens
68Observations Only: North Powder
68From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
68Observations Only: Uneventful flight
68Teen Voice: Living within our means
68Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
68Totally Random: The Golden Rule
68Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
68Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
68Lyman Review: One mean chicken
68Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
68Across The Fence: Last Christmas
68Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
68Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
68Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
68Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
68Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
68In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
68The Christmas Story
67My mini Pen and me
67Seeing the works of the master
67Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
67Home of the Brave
67Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
67The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
67From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
67Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
67Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
67Support emergency services personnel
67College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
67At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
66Practice safe barbecue basics
66Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
66Teen Voice: Serendipity
66The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
66Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
66Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
66In the Hills: Explore the state parks
66At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
66In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
65Teen Voice: March Madness
65Letter to the Editor
65From the Superintendent’s Desk
65The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
65Observations Only: Scourge of violence
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
65Teen Voice: Catfished
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
65Teen Voice: Remember what you have
65Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
65Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
65Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
65No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
65At the Library: March into a good book
65Lyman Review: Dog fun
65For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
65Be kind through communications
65Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
64From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
64Teen Voice: Not just another ride
64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
64Observations Only: Spider adventure
64Observations Only: The meeting
64Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
64The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
64Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
64Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
64Totally Random: Trusting the fates
64Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
64Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
64Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
64What’s really going on with our water?
64Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
64Website Resources
64Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
64No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
63Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
63Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
63Observations Only: Choices
63The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
63Why you should visit the zoo in February
63View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
63At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
63Reach out for challenges
63To The Editor
62Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
62Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
62Observations Only: Sister odyssey
62From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
62Teen Voice: Equality
62Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
62Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
62Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
62No-til Notes: Changing plans
62All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
62Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
62Letter to the Editor
61Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
61Observations Only: What's in a word?
61Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
61From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
61From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
61Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
61The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
61Teen Voice: The need to get away
61Teen Voice: Shadow art
61Teeing Off: Mind Gym
61Lyman Review: Winter's dog
61Teen Voice: Inspire me
61Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
61Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
60Silence please
60Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
60Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
60Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
60Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
60Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
60Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
60Teen Voice: Footprints
60Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
60Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
60View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
60Letter to the editor
60Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
60Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
60The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
60A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
60
60At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
60Our View: A failure to communicate
59The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
59A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
59Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
59Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
59From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
59Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
59Across the Fence: The Pony Express
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
59Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
59Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
59Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
59Greetings from the State Capitol
59Linked Lives
59Support letters requested for airport
58From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
58Observations Only: No thank you
58Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
58The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
58Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
58Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
58Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
58Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
58Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
58Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
58Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
58At the Monument: Where are the animals?
57The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
57Religious freedom must be protected
57Their View: Goal post move unfair
57Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
57Letter to the Editor
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
56Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
56Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
56Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
56
55From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
55Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
55Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
55Totally Random: Where does it go?
55No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
54Remembering When
54Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
54Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
53LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
53Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
53Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
53Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
53Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
53Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
53Teen Voice: Where is the love?
53Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
53From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
52Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
52Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
52Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
52Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
52Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
51Social time has important benefits
51Teen Voice: Today’s television
51Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
51Teen Voice: What is love?
51Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
50Our View: Visionaries wanted
50Teen Voice: The road of hatred
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
50Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
50Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
49Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
49From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
49Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
49Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
48From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
48Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
48Letter to the Editor
47Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
46Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
45Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
44Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
43Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
40Our View: The elephant in the room
39Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
39My Thanksgiving prayer
39Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
39Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
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