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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24Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
24Observations Only: Journey's end
24Teen Voice: Equality
24Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
24Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
24Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
24A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
24Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
24Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
24Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
24Totally Random: My journey, life after living
24Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
24Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
24Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
24Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
24Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
24Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
24No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
24Letters to the Editor
24At the Monument: Night Sky
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24Drowning in Regulation
24Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
24NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
24No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
24At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
24Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
24Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
24No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
24Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
24Property tax relief still in the works
24Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
24Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
24Keeping America Safe
23Observations Only : White water
23Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
23Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
23Observations Only: A soul’s journey
23Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
23Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
23Observations Only: The vigil
23Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
23Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
23Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
23Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
23Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
23Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
23Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
23No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
23Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
23Synchronicity:What brings me back
23Letter to the editor
23Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
23Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
23Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
23No-Till Notes: The value of water
23Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
23Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
23Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
23Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
23Transgender issues need to be addressed
23Teen Voice: He’s my dad
23Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
23Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
23Why parents are important
23No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
23Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
23From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
23Packing bill is a bad idea
23Defending life is essential to defending freedom
23Nebraska’s Heroes
22Observations Only: Curious things
22Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
22Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
22Observations Only: The vision
22Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
22Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
22Observations Only: Hog wash
22Anno Domini: On this remembering day
22 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
22Anno Domini: We gather together
22Our View: Community responsible for kids
22Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
22Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
22Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
22Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
22All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
22No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
22Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
22Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
22Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
22No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
22Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
22Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
22Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
22Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
22Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
21Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
21From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
21Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
21Observations Only: Beginnings
21Teen Voice: Being a girl
21Observations Only: The need to understand
21Teeing Off: Around the Green
21Observations Only: Waiting time
21Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
21Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
21Observations Only: A sad week
21Observations Only: One more time
21Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
21In the Hills: Explore the state parks
21Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
21Lyman Review: Branding Time
21Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
21Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
21No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
21Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
21Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
21Support letters requested for airport
21Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
21No Till Notes: Moving Forward
21Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
21Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
21At the Monument: Find Your Park
21At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
21At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
21Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
21Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
21Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
21We shall not give into fear
21This year in the Regulation Rewind
21The State of Nebraska Agriculture
21Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
21Serving You
21Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
21All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
21Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
21Stand Up for Life
20Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
20Observations Only: Curious things, part II
20Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
20A Stray Moment: God Knows
20Observations Only: A gift of serenity
20A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
20Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
20Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
20Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
20Teen Voice: The rivalry
20Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
20Teen Voice: Self-expression
20Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
20Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
20Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
20Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
20Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
20For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
20Power of legumes
20Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
20A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
20The Good Life: There is good everywhere
20Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
20A mom’s thoughts on social media
20Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
20Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
20Walkable, bikeable communities
20Teen Voice: Out with homework
20A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
20Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
20Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
19Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
19Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
19Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
19Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
19The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
19Teen Voice: The need to get away
19Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
19The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
19Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
19The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
19Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
19A real leaning tree Christmas
19Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
19Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
19Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
19Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
19Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
19Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
19In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
19Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
19Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
19No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
19‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
19A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
19The Christmas Story
19Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
19At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
19No-till Notes: Stripper head
19Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
19 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
19Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
19A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
19News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
18A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
18Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
18Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
18Observations Only: Willfulness
18Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
18Teen Voice: Shadow art
18Observations Only: A matter of matter
18Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
18Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
18Observations Only: A good daughter
18The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Teen Voice: Stress test
18Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
18Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
18Teen Voice: Where is the love?
18Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
18No-till Notes: Moving forward
18View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
18History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
18Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
18No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
18Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
18No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
18Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
18Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
18No-Till Notes: Potential
18No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
18Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
18Enjoy the festivities
18Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
18To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
18Tumbleweeds on the loose
18News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
18News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
18Reversing the President’s failed agenda
18Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
18Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
17Teen Voice: Serendipity
17Teen Voice: Living within our means
17Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
17The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
17Observations Only: A fine line
17Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
17Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
17Observations Only: A matter of paradox
17A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
17Observations Only: Off to the races
17A Small World: Special guest
17Lyman Review: Devil calf
17Lyman Review: One mean chicken
17Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
17Observations Only: The visit
17Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
17Teen Voice: What is love?
17Across The Fence: Last Christmas
17Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
17At the Monument: Art in National Parks
17Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
17Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
17Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
17Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
17Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
17Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
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17Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
17Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
17‘Is there something I can do?’
17A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
17From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
17The Year Ahead
16Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
16Totally Random: The Golden Rule
16A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
16Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
16Teeing Off: Persistence
16The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
16Teeing Off: Mind Gym
16Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
16A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
16Teen Voice: Silence
16A Halloween Story: The scary dream
16Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
16Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
16Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
16View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
16Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
16At the Monument: Junior Rangers
16No-til Notes: Changing plans
16A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
16Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
16Reach out for challenges
16Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
16No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
16Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
16Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
16No-Till Notes: Observations
16Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
16A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
16Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
16Practicing Fiscal Restraint
16Spurring Innovation
16Unprovoked dangers
16A national day of Thanksgiving
16The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
16Hog bill vote was disappointing
16From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
15Observations Only: Choices
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
15Teen Voice: Remember what you have
15Lyman Review: The love goat
15Totally Random: Happy Halloween
15Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
15Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
15From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
15Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
15Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
15Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
15Honoring Our Veterans
15At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
15
15Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
15No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
15A new chapter for the U.S. House
15Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
15Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
15Giving Thanks
15I love Thanksgiving
15Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
15No-Till Notes: Water conservation
14From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
14Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
14I'm falling for Tumblr?
14Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
14Observations Only: Expect the best
14Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
14Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
14Observations Only: The shadow of error
14Observations Only: Divine prompts
14Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
14A Small World: Savoring county fair days
14Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
14Teen Voice: Cyber War
14Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
14In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
14Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
14Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
14College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
14Linked Lives
14Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
14At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
14No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
14Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
14At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
14A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
14At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
14Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
14Veterans Day
14At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
14A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
14Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
14Letter to the Editor
14Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
14Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
14Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
14Tourism can bolster economy
14It’s Fall in Nebraska
14Keeping Nebraska Safe
14No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
14Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
14No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
14State Senators visit western Nebraska
13Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
13Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
13From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
13Across the Fence: The Pony Express
13Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
13Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
13Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
13Teeing Off: The thing about state
13Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
13The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
13Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
13Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
13Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
13Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
13Teen Voice: Inspire me
13Lyman Review: Dog fun
13Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
13Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
13At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
13Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
13Support emergency services personnel
13Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
13No-Till Notes: Back in the field
13Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
13The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
13Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
13Fourth of July meetings
13Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
13Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
13Achieving your dreams takes work
13Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
13At the Monument: Museum collections
13A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
13Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
13A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
13No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
13The Good Life: All that remains is love
13Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
13Budgeting the Nebraska Way
12Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
12Teen Voice: Catfished
12Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
12Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
12Completely Different - The magic of spring
12Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
12Teen Voice: Body image
12From the Hill: More Work Ahead
12Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
12Greetings from the State Capitol
12New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
12At the Monument: Where are the animals?
12Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
12No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
12In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
12No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
12Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
12Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
12Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
12In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
12Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
12No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
12At the Monument: Living History
12At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
12Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
12Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
12Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
12Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
12Back to Where it All Began
12Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
12Committee reviews property tax proposals
12Protecting Our Local Communities
11From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
11From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
11Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
11Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
11The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
11Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
11Lyman Review: Winter's dog
11At the Monument: That old (historic) building
11Religious freedom must be protected
11Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
11Be kind through communications
11In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
11Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
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11In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
11Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
11Letter to the Editor
11Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
11No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
11Welcome home
11All Points West: The only stupid question
10Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
10From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
10Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
10Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
10Observations Only: Divine spirit
10Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
10Rural America and immigration reform
10Nature Notes: Love is in the air
10Totally Random: Where does it go?
10At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
10Website Resources
10
10Creatures of the Night
10Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
10Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
10Letter to the Editor
10Simply October
9From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
9Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
9Guest Voices…
9Teen Voice: Footprints
9Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
9Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
9Their View: Goal post move unfair
9
9Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
9To whom are we thankful?
9The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
9Feeding a world in need
9Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
8Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
8Teen Voice: The Other Side
8The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
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8Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
8Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
8At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
8At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
8At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
7Our View: The elephant in the room
7From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
7The Good Life: The two different types of business people
7Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
7Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
7Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
7Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
6Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
6Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
6In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
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6Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
6Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
6Our View: A failure to communicate
6To The Editor
5What’s really going on with our water?
5Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
4Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
4PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
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221Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
214Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
212All Points West: Long live great coffee
212All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
205Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
202Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
200A System That Cares
198Healthy: What you believe, you become
152Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
151News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
144No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
137From the Hill: Working for Offutt
136Power of the Purse
135From the Capitol: Budget balanced
134Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
134Good Neighbors
133“Hello” World
129American leadership needed in a chaotic world
129Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
118Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
118All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
117Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
116The Trouble with Taxes
108Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
103Young Nebraskans serving community and country
100Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
100Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
99Think about manufacturing at polls
98Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
95Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
95The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
95Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
94Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
94Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
94Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
93Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
93Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
90Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
89Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
88Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
85Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
84Teen Voice: Teen slang
83Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
83Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
83No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
80Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
79Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
79Jack’s Insights – April 2016
78Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
77What's the deal with organic milk?
72Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
72Accountability Matters
69Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
68Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
67Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
66Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
66Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
66Infrastructure Facilitates Life
64Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
63Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
62All Points West: Led by our tongues
62A Successful Session
61Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
61Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
60Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
59Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
58All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
57Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
57News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
57Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
56Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
56Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
55Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
55A Safer Place
55From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
54Observations Only: Gone away
53Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
53Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
53No-Till Notes: 10 tips
52Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
52Senator requests priority for dignity act
51Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
51Across The Fence: A day For thanks
51Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
51Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
50Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
50Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
50Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
50An open letter to Trump supporters
50All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
50Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
50A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
49Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
49Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
49Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
49A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
49Maintaining Local Control
49Healing Our Nation
49Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
49All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
48Building Bridges: Love your enemies
48Addressing the rising cost of higher education
48Growing a Culture of Life
47All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
47All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
47Conservative Champions
47News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
46Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
46Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
46Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
46Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
46Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
46Why you should visit the zoo in February
46Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
46Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
46Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
46Nebraska’s Special Heroes
46Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
45Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
45Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
45Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
45Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
45A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
45Why we need international tax reform
44Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
44Teen Voice: The more the merrier
44Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
44All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
44Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
43Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
43A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
43Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
43Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
43No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
43Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
43No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
42Observations Only: Critical thinking
42A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
42Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
42Teen Voice: To the future
42Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
41Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
41Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
41Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
41A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
41Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
40Completely Different: It's all in the family
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
40Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
40A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
40Across the Fence: The hand dug well
40Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
40Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
40Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
40Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
40On the Road in Eastern Nebraska
39Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
39Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
39A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
39Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
39The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
39Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
39No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
39Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
39Exposing a Rogue Regime
39No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
39Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
38Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
38Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
38Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
38Observations Only: What's in a word?
38Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
38Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
38Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
38A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
38Totally Random: October, the pink month
38Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
38Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
38Opportunities for young Nebraskans
37Age of reason
37Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
37Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
37Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
37A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
37A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
37A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
37Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
37Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
37Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
37Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
37At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
37Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
37The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
36The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
36Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
36Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
36Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
36Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
36No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
36Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
36No-Till Notes: Looking Back
36Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
36Easter
36Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
36Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
36All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
36Legislation addressed parks system
35Completely Different: Tales from the mat
35Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
35A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
35From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
35Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
35Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
35Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
35Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
35Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
35Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
35At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
35Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
35Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
35Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
35Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
35No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
35LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
35A Prescription Nebraska Can’t Afford
35Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
34Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
34From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
34Trash cans
34Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
34Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
34Across the Fence: Building Barns
34Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
34The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
34Totally Random: Life’s ripples
34Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
34Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
34Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
34A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
34Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
34Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
34Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
34Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
34The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
33Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
33Time keeps flowing like a river
33Across the fence: Something worth remembering
33Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
33Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
33 Taking a big risk
33A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
33Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
33Observations Only: Just around the corner
33Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
33Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
33Observations Only: Sister lost
33Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
33Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
33Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
33Teen Voice: The gift of caring
33No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
33A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
33Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
33Jane’s Secret: The Telling
33No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
33Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
33A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
33No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
33A Highway Bill for Nebraska
32Permission to remember
32Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
32Welcome to Gering
32Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
32Assad’s endgame
32Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
32Observations Only: The meeting
32 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
32Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
32The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
32Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
32Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
32No Till Notes: Final Stop
32Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
32Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
32Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
32Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
32No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
32No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
32Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
32Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
32No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
32Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
31The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
31Life's curve balls
31Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
31It's no surprise
31A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
31Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
31A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
31The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
31Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
31Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
31Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
31SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
31Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
31Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
31Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
31Greetings from the Capitol
30Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
30From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
30Observations Only: No thank you
30Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
30The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
30A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
30A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
30Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
30Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
30Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
30Observations Only: Saint Marge
30Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
30Prairie Dogs
30No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
30Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
30Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
30All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
30A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
30Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
30Working for you
30Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
30Torn between now and somewhere down the line
29Observations Only: Going home
29Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
29Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
29Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
29Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
29Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
29Observations Only: Final moment
29Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
29Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
29Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
29No Till Notes:
29Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
29A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
29Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
29Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
29No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
29Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
29 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
29Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
29Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
29Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
29“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
28Observations only : Sisters of the world
28SELL-OUT!
28Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
28A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
28The ghost of Ayn Rand
28Observations Only: Together again
28Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
28Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
28Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
28From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
28The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
28Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
28Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
28Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
28Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
28Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
28Observations Only: Reality check
28Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
28Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
28Observations Only: The last toothpick
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
28Totally Random: Trusting the fates
28Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
28Letters to the Editor
28No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
28Nebraska needs tax reform
28A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
28Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
28Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
28No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
28Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
28Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
28Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
28No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
28Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
28Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
28Infamy - by Richard Reeves
28Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
28Creativity dampened by standardized testing
28Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
28All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
28Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
27We need a few good people
27Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
27Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
27Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
27Economic development update
27Observations Only: The joy of money
27Observations Only: A new direction
27Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
27Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
27Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
27Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
27Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
27Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
27Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
27Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
27No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
27Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
27Across the Fence: Amanda
27Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
27Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
27Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
27A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
27 Across The Fence: County Fair
27Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
27The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
27Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
27The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
27A warm feeling on a big winter day
27Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
26Observations Only : Mission accomplished
26Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
26Observations Only: Extreme measures
26A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
26Observations Only: North Powder
26Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
26The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
26Observations Only: Uneventful flight
26A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
26Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
26Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
26Observations Only: Good and evil
26Observations Only: Temptation
26Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
26Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
26Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
26Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
26Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
26Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
26Observations Only: The last goodbye
26Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
26Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
26Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
26Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
26A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
26Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
26Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
26Our view: United we can build
26No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
26No Till Notes: Saying uncle
26All Points West: Never far from the trail
26No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
26Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
26Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
26A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
26Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
26No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
25Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
25Observations Only : The orphanage
25Being a Nebraskan – border to border
25Observations Only - Two ages of man
25Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
25Observations Only: Saturday delight
25Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
25Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
25Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
25Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
25Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
25Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
25From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
25Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
25The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
25Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
25The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
25A Stray Moment: Without a net
25Observations Only: Indifferent love
25Observations Only: The awful truth
25Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
25Observations Only: A day in August
25Teen Voice: My rebellion
25At the Library: March into a good book
25Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
25Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
25Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
25Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
25Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
25
25Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
25Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
25At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
25Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
25All Points West: A community on the move
25Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
25No Till Notes: Residue levels
25Across The Fence: Van Tassell
25Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
25Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
25Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
25Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
24My mini Pen and me
24Our view . . .Sports Complex
24Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
24A Stray Moment: The last time
24Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
24Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
24Observations Only: Journey's end
24Teen Voice: Equality
24Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
24Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
24Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
24A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
24Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
24Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
24Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
24Totally Random: My journey, life after living
24Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
24Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
24Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
24Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
24Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
24Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
24No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
24Letters to the Editor
24At the Monument: Night Sky
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24Drowning in Regulation
24Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
24NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
24No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
24At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
24Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
24Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
24No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
24Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
24Property tax relief still in the works
24Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
24Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
24Keeping America Safe
23Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
23Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
23From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
23Observations Only: Blue chip stock
23From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
23A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
23Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
23Observations Only : White water
23Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
23Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
23Observations Only: A soul’s journey
23Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
23Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
23Observations Only: The vigil
23Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
23Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
23Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
23Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
23Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
23Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
23Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
23No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
23Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
23Synchronicity:What brings me back
23Letter to the editor
23Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
23Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
23Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
23No-Till Notes: The value of water
23Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
23Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
23Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
23Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
23Transgender issues need to be addressed
23Teen Voice: He’s my dad
23Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
23Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
23Why parents are important
23No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
23Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
23From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
23Packing bill is a bad idea
23Defending life is essential to defending freedom
23Nebraska’s Heroes
22A last look at the Nebraska Zone
22Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
22Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
22Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
22Across the Fence: On The road
22Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
22LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
22Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
22Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
22Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
22Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
22Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
22From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
22Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
22Observations Only: Curious things
22Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
22Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
22Observations Only: The vision
22Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
22Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
22Observations Only: Hog wash
22Anno Domini: On this remembering day
22 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
22Anno Domini: We gather together
22Our View: Community responsible for kids
22Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
22Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
22Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
22Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
22All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
22No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
22Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
22Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
22Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
22No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
22Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
22Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
22Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
22Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
22Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
21It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
21Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
21Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
21Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
21Home of the Brave
21Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
21Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
21A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
21From the Superintendent’s Desk
21The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
21Observations Only: Scourge of violence
21Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
21From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
21Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
21Observations Only: Beginnings
21Teen Voice: Being a girl
21Observations Only: The need to understand
21Teeing Off: Around the Green
21Observations Only: Waiting time
21Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
21Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
21Observations Only: A sad week
21Observations Only: One more time
21Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
21In the Hills: Explore the state parks
21Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
21Lyman Review: Branding Time
21Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
21Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
21No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
21Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
21Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
21Support letters requested for airport
21Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
21No Till Notes: Moving Forward
21Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
21Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
21At the Monument: Find Your Park
21At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
21At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
21Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
21Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
21Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
21We shall not give into fear
21This year in the Regulation Rewind
21The State of Nebraska Agriculture
21Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
21Serving You
21Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
21All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
21Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
21Stand Up for Life
20Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
20Our View: Visionaries wanted
20Observations Only: Painting a picture
20LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
20Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
20Observations Only: Curious things, part II
20Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
20A Stray Moment: God Knows
20Observations Only: A gift of serenity
20A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
20Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
20Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
20Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
20Teen Voice: The rivalry
20Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
20Teen Voice: Self-expression
20Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
20Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
20Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
20Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
20Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
20For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
20Power of legumes
20Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
20A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
20The Good Life: There is good everywhere
20Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
20A mom’s thoughts on social media
20Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
20Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
20Walkable, bikeable communities
20Teen Voice: Out with homework
20A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
20Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
20Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
19A Small World: Time traveling
19Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
19Timing makes perfect
19Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
19Observations Only: Giving up
19From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
19Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
19Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
19Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
19Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
19Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
19The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
19Teen Voice: The need to get away
19Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
19The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
19Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
19The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
19Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
19A real leaning tree Christmas
19Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
19Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
19Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
19Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
19Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
19Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
19In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
19Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
19Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
19No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
19‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
19A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
19The Christmas Story
19Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
19At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
19No-till Notes: Stripper head
19Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
19 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
19Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
19A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
19News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
18Completely Different: Your local government and you
18Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
18Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
18Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
18A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
18Teen Voice: Not just another ride
18Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
18Observations Only: Spider adventure
18Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
18Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
18Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
18A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
18Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
18Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
18Observations Only: Willfulness
18Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
18Teen Voice: Shadow art
18Observations Only: A matter of matter
18Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
18Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
18Observations Only: A good daughter
18The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Teen Voice: Stress test
18Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
18Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
18Teen Voice: Where is the love?
18Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
18No-till Notes: Moving forward
18View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
18History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
18Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
18No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
18Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
18No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
18Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
18Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
18No-Till Notes: Potential
18No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
18Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
18Enjoy the festivities
18Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
18To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
18Tumbleweeds on the loose
18News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
18News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
18Reversing the President’s failed agenda
18Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
18Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
17Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
17Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
17Observations Only: Sister odyssey
17Observations Only: Surprises
17Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
17Teen Voice: Serendipity
17Teen Voice: Living within our means
17Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
17The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
17Observations Only: A fine line
17Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
17Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
17Observations Only: A matter of paradox
17A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
17Observations Only: Off to the races
17A Small World: Special guest
17Lyman Review: Devil calf
17Lyman Review: One mean chicken
17Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
17Observations Only: The visit
17Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
17Teen Voice: What is love?
17Across The Fence: Last Christmas
17Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
17At the Monument: Art in National Parks
17Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
17Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
17Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
17Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
17Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
17Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
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17Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
17Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
17‘Is there something I can do?’
17A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
17From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
17The Year Ahead
16Seeing the works of the master
16Do You Tube?
16Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
16Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
16Totally Random: The Golden Rule
16A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
16Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
16Teeing Off: Persistence
16The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
16Teeing Off: Mind Gym
16Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
16A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
16Teen Voice: Silence
16A Halloween Story: The scary dream
16Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
16Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
16Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
16View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
16Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
16At the Monument: Junior Rangers
16No-til Notes: Changing plans
16A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
16Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
16Reach out for challenges
16Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
16No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
16Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
16Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
16No-Till Notes: Observations
16Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
16A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
16Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
16Practicing Fiscal Restraint
16Spurring Innovation
16Unprovoked dangers
16A national day of Thanksgiving
16The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
16Hog bill vote was disappointing
16From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
15Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
15Our View: Bravo OTD committee
15Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
15Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
15Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
15Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
15Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
15Observations Only: Choices
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
15Teen Voice: Remember what you have
15Lyman Review: The love goat
15Totally Random: Happy Halloween
15Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
15Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
15From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
15Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
15Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
15Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
15Honoring Our Veterans
15At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
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15Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
15No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
15A new chapter for the U.S. House
15Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
15Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
15Giving Thanks
15I love Thanksgiving
15Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
15No-Till Notes: Water conservation
14Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
14The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
14Silence please
14Remembering When
14From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
14The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
14From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
14Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
14I'm falling for Tumblr?
14Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
14Observations Only: Expect the best
14Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
14Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
14Observations Only: The shadow of error
14Observations Only: Divine prompts
14Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
14A Small World: Savoring county fair days
14Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
14Teen Voice: Cyber War
14Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
14In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
14Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
14Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
14College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
14Linked Lives
14Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
14At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
14No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
14Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
14At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
14A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
14At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
14Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
14Veterans Day
14At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
14A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
14Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
14Letter to the Editor
14Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
14Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
14Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
14Tourism can bolster economy
14It’s Fall in Nebraska
14Keeping Nebraska Safe
14No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
14Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
14No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
14State Senators visit western Nebraska
13Completely Different: The Quest
13The zombie apocalypse and you
13The Block
13The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
13Observations Only: Counting chickens
13Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
13Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
13Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
13From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
13Across the Fence: The Pony Express
13Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
13Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
13Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
13Teeing Off: The thing about state
13Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
13The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
13Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
13Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
13Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
13Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
13Teen Voice: Inspire me
13Lyman Review: Dog fun
13Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
13Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
13At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
13Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
13Support emergency services personnel
13Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
13No-Till Notes: Back in the field
13Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
13The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
13Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
13Fourth of July meetings
13Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
13Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
13Achieving your dreams takes work
13Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
13At the Monument: Museum collections
13A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
13Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
13A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
13No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
13The Good Life: All that remains is love
13Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
13Budgeting the Nebraska Way
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
12Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
12Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
12Social time has important benefits
12Practice safe barbecue basics
12From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
12Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
12From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
12From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
12Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
12Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
12Teen Voice: Catfished
12Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
12Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
12Completely Different - The magic of spring
12Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
12Teen Voice: Body image
12From the Hill: More Work Ahead
12Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
12Greetings from the State Capitol
12New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
12At the Monument: Where are the animals?
12Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
12No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
12In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
12No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
12Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
12Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
12Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
12In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
12Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
12No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
12At the Monument: Living History
12At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
12Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
12Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
12Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
12Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
12Back to Where it All Began
12Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
12Committee reviews property tax proposals
12Protecting Our Local Communities
11Teen Voice: March Madness
11Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
11From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
11Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
11From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
11The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
11From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
11From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
11Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
11Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
11The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
11Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
11Lyman Review: Winter's dog
11At the Monument: That old (historic) building
11Religious freedom must be protected
11Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
11Be kind through communications
11In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
11Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
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11In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
11Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
11Letter to the Editor
11Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
11No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
11Welcome home
11All Points West: The only stupid question
10Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
10Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
10Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
10Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
10From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
10Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
10Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
10Observations Only: Divine spirit
10Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
10Rural America and immigration reform
10Nature Notes: Love is in the air
10Totally Random: Where does it go?
10At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
10Website Resources
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10Creatures of the Night
10Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
10Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
10Letter to the Editor
10Simply October
9Letter to the Editor
9View from the block
9Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
9Teen Voice: Happy news
9From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
9Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
9Guest Voices…
9Teen Voice: Footprints
9Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
9Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
9Their View: Goal post move unfair
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9Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
9To whom are we thankful?
9The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
9Feeding a world in need
9Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
8The hills, part 1: Mustangs
8My Thanksgiving prayer
8From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
8Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
8Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
8Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
8Teen Voice: The Other Side
8The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
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8Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
8Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
8At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
8At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
8At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
7Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
7A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
7From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
7Teen Voice: Today’s television
7From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
7Our View: The elephant in the room
7From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
7The Good Life: The two different types of business people
7Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
7Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
7Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
7Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
6Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
6Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
6Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
6Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
6In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
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6Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
6Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
6Our View: A failure to communicate
6To The Editor
5From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
5Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
5What’s really going on with our water?
5Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
4Teen Voice: The road of hatred
4Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
4PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
3Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
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