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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218Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
217Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
217 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
217A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
217Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
217Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
217Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
217Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
217Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
217No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
217Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
217At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
216Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
216Observations Only: A matter of paradox
216Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
216Observations Only: A sad week
216Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
216Building Bridges: Love your enemies
216Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
216Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
216Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
216Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
215Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
215Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
215Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
215The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
215Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
215Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
215No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
214Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
214Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
214The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
214Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
214Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
213Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
213Observations Only: A fine line
213A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
213Teen Voice: My rebellion
213Observations Only: The vigil
213A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
212Observations Only: Curious things
212A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
212Observations Only: Willfulness
212Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
212Observations Only: The last goodbye
212Totally Random: My journey, life after living
212Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
212No-til Notes: Changing plans
212Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
211A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
211Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
211Teen Voice: Equality
211A Stray Moment: God Knows
211Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
211Observations Only: One more time
211Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
211Letters to the Editor
211Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
211The Christmas Story
211Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
211News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
211From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
210Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
210A Stray Moment: Without a net
210Observations Only: Off to the races
210Totally Random: October, the pink month
210Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
210Washington Report: Improving rural air service
209From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
209The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
209Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
209Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
208Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
208Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
208Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
208Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
207Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
207Observations Only: Curious things, part II
207Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
207The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
207Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
207Observations Only: Hog wash
207Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
207Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
206Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
206Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
206Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
206Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
206Teen Voice: He’s my dad
205Observations Only: Beginnings
205Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
205 Across The Fence: County Fair
205Letters to the Editor
204From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
204Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
204Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
204Observations Only: The need to understand
204Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
204No-till Notes: Moving forward
204For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
204News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
203A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
203Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
203Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
202From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
202Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
202Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
202No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
202Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
201A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
201The Good Life: The two different types of business people
201Lyman Review: Devil calf
201Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
201No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
200Observations Only: The shadow of error
200Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
200Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
200Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
200From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
200Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
200Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
199Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
199Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
199Teen Voice: Being a girl
199Teen Voice: The need to get away
199A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
199Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
199Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
199News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
199From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
198Observations Only: A soul’s journey
198Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
198Teen Voice: The rivalry
198Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
198No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
198Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
198
198Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
198Washington report: Feeding a world in need
198Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
198No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
198In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
198Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
197Observations Only: The vision
197From the Hill: More Work Ahead
197No-Till Notes: Back in the field
197A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
197No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
197No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
197Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
197Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
197No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
197Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
196Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
196No Till Notes: Saying uncle
196All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
196Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
195Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
195Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
195Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
195Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
195At the Monument: Night Sky
195Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
194A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
194Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
194Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
194Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
193Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
193Teen Voice: Shadow art
193A Small World: Special guest
193Lyman Review: One mean chicken
193Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
193In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
193Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
193A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
192Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
192Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
192Teeing Off: Around the Green
192 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
192At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
192Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
192A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
192Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
192News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
191Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
191Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
191Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
191Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
191The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
191Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
191“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
190Observations Only: Expect the best
190Totally Random: Trusting the fates
190In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
190Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
190Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
190News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
189Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
189Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
189At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
189News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
189From the hill: Stand Up for Life
188Observations Only: Divine prompts
188Teen Voice: Cyber War
188A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
188Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
187Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
187Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
187Observations Only: Choices
186Totally Random: The Golden Rule
186Observations Only: A good daughter
186Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
186No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
186Prairie Dogs
186All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
185Teen Voice: Silence
185Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
185Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
185From the hill: Serving You
185Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
184Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
184Lyman Review: Dog fun
184A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
183Observations Only: Divine spirit
183A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
183Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
183A real leaning tree Christmas
183At the Library: March into a good book
183History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
183Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
183Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
183At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
183A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
183From the hill: Giving Thanks
182From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
182Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
182Observations Only: The visit
182Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
181Observations Only: Journey's end
181Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
181Teen Voice: Inspire me
181Letter to the editor
181Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
181A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
180Lyman Review: The love goat
180View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
180A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
180From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
180Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
179Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
179Teen Voice: What is love?
179Teen Voice: Where is the love?
179At the Monument: That old (historic) building
179In the Hills: Explore the state parks
179Support letters requested for airport
179Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
179Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
179From the hill: Keeping America Safe
178Teen Voice: Living within our means
178Teeing Off: Persistence
178Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
178Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
178Greetings from the State Capitol
178Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
178Jane’s Secret: The Telling
178The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
178Teen Voice: Out with homework
178No-Till Notes: 10 tips
177Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
177Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
177A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
176Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
176Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
176Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
176Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
176At the Monument: Where are the animals?
176
176News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
175Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
175Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
175Teen Voice: Self-expression
175Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
175Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
175Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
175Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
175Reach out for challenges
175Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
174At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
174Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
174Lyman Review: Branding Time
174Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
174Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
173Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
173Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
173A Small World: Savoring county fair days
173Across The Fence: Last Christmas
173At the Monument: Art in National Parks
173Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
173Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
173News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
172Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
172Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
172From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
171Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
171Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
171Totally Random: Happy Halloween
171Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
171No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
170Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
170Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
170New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
170Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
170From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
169Completely Different - The magic of spring
169Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
169Nature Notes: Love is in the air
169Totally Random: Where does it go?
169What’s really going on with our water?
169Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
169Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
169In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
169Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
169Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
169From the hill: Working for you
169From the hill: The Year Ahead
168From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
168Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
168Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
168Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
168
168Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
168From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
168No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
168Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
167Teen Voice: Catfished
167From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
167Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
167Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
167Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
167Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
167Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
167Creatures of the Night
167Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
167From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
166Teen Voice: Body image
166Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
166Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
166Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
166
166News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
166Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
165Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
165From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
165Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
165Support emergency services personnel
165Fourth of July meetings
165Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
165Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
165News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
164Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
164Teeing Off: Mind Gym
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
164Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
164Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
164Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
163Teen Voice: Serendipity
163Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
163Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
163Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
163Religious freedom must be protected
163Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
163Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
163Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
163From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
162From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
162Lyman Review: Winter's dog
162Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
162At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
162Synchronicity:What brings me back
162Power of legumes
162At the Monument: Find Your Park
162Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
161Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
161View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
161Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
161At the Monument: Junior Rangers
161At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
161Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
161At the Monument: Museum collections
161At the Monument: Living History
160From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
160Teen Voice: Footprints
160Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
160Website Resources
160Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
160No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
160From the hill: Spurring Innovation
159Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
159Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
159Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
159Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
159In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
159Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
159From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
158From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
158Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
158Linked Lives
158Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
158Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
157Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
157Teen Voice: Remember what you have
157Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
157Their View: Goal post move unfair
157Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
157The Good Life: All that remains is love
157Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
157News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
157No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
156Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
156Across The Fence: Van Tassell
156No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
156Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
155Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
155Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
155At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
155Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
155Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
154Across the Fence: The Pony Express
154In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
154No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
154Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
154A national day of Thanksgiving
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
153Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
153College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
153Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
153To whom are we thankful?
153Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
152Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
152Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
152No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
152Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
152An open letter to Trump supporters
151Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
151Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
151At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
151No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
150Rural America and immigration reform
150A Halloween Story: The scary dream
150No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
150No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
150Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
150Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
150 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
149Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
149Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
149Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
148LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
147Teeing Off: The thing about state
147 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
147From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
147Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
146Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
146A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
144Our View: The elephant in the room
144Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
144Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
144Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
144Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
143All Points West: The only stupid question
143Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
142
142Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
142At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
141A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
141Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
141Infamy - by Richard Reeves
140Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
139At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
139No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
139Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
139Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
139Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
138Teen Voice: The Other Side
138In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
138Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
138Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
137Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
137No Till Notes: Moving Forward
137No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
137No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
135Be kind through communications
135No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
135Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
134Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
133Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
133Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
133From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
133Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
132No-till Notes: Stripper head
132Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
132Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
132Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
132From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
131Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
131Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
130Achieving your dreams takes work
130The Good Life: There is good everywhere
130Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
130No Till Notes: Residue levels
129Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
129No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
129Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
129No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
129A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
128‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
128No-Till Notes: Observations
128From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
127
127
126No-Till Notes: Potential
126Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
125
125No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
125Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
125No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
124
124No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
124Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
124Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
123Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
123Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
122Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
122No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
122Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
121Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
121Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
121Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
120Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
120No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
119Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
118Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
117Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
116Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
116Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
116Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
116Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
115No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
113News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
113Torn between now and somewhere down the line
112No-Till Notes: Water conservation
112Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
111Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
106A mom’s thoughts on social media
106Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
105Enjoy the festivities
104Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
104Easter
103The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
103No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
103Simply October
103Walkable, bikeable communities
103Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
101Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
100At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
98Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
97Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
94Our view: United we can build
93No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
92I love Thanksgiving
90Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
86Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
82Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
80Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
80At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
79The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
74At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
71In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
70Welcome home
66Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
63Letter to the Editor
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
61‘Is there something I can do?’
59Letter to the Editor
56
53Letter to the Editor
52Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
48Our View: A failure to communicate
44Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2579Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1299Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1274From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1209All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1187The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1139From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
931All Points West: We’re on the same team
818Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
680The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
631Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
617No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
615Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
607Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
599News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
598Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
569From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
568All Points West: Long live great coffee
529Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
526Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
524All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
489Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
473Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
470Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
467Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
458Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
457Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
456Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
452Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
451Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
451In My View: Defying disabilities
450Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
438Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
431Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
427Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
425Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
421Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
421Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
413Washington Report: Power of the Purse
412No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
411Washington: Protecting taxpayers
411News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
408Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
407From the Hill: Working for Offutt
407From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
405Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
404Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
401Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
399Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
396The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
395Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
392From the hill: Accountability Matters
391Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
386Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
386All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
383All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
379From the hill: “Hello” World
377From the capitol: A System That Cares
376From the hill: Good Neighbors
373Observations Only : White water
372From the Hill: May in Nebraska
371Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
370Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
369From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
357Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
357From the hill: Kerrie On
356All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
353Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
352From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
349News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
348Teen Voice: Teen slang
348Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
348All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
346Jack’s Insights – April 2016
345Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
345All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
341Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
340News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
338No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
336Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
336All Points West: Rising above ourselves
335Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
334Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
332All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
331Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
331News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
330Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
329Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
329A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
328Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
327Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
327Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
327Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
326Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
323Washington: Mindful of our heroes
322Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
322All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
321From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
321Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
320Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
320Healthy: What you believe, you become
316Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
315Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
315Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
313Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
312All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
311All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
310Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
309Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
308Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
307Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
306Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
306Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
306In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
305Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
305News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
305News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
304Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
302Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
302Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
302Anno Domini: On this remembering day
302Observations Only: Gone away
301Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
301The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
300Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
299From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
298From the Capitol: Budget balanced
298Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
298The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
296Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
296Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
296All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
296Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
295Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
295News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
294Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
293Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
292Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
291Across The Fence: A day For thanks
290Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
290A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
289Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
288Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
288Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
288All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
288Washington report: Conservative Champions
287News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
287All Points West: Led by our tongues
287No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
287Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
286Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
285Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
284Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
283Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
283News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
283News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
282What's the deal with organic milk?
282Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
281A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
281Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
280Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
280Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
280Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
280Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
279Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
279Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
278Teen Voice: The gift of caring
277Anno Domini: We gather together
277Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
277Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
277From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
277Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
276Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
275Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
275Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
274Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
273Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
273Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
272Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
272No-Till Notes: Looking Back
272Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
272News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
272News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
271Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
270News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
269A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
269The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
269Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
268Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
268From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
266A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
266Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
266Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
266Creativity dampened by standardized testing
266Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
265Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
265Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
264Observations Only: Critical thinking
264I'm falling for Tumblr?
263A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
263Across the Fence: The hand dug well
263No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
262Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
262Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
262Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
261Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
261Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
260Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
260News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
259Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
259Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
259Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
258Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
257Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
257Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
257Teen Voice: To the future
257Think about manufacturing at polls
257From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
256Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
256A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
256A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
256From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
255Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
255Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
255Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
255Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
255From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
254Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
254Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
254Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
254Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
253News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
252Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
251Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
251Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
251Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
251No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
251Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
251All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
250Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
250Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
250Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
250SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
250A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
250Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
250Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
249Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
249Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
248Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
248The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
248A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
248Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
248Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
248Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
247Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
247Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
247Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
247Across the Fence: Amanda
247Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
246Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
246From the hill: A Safer Place
245Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
245Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
245Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
245Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
244Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
244All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
243The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
243Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
243Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
243Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
243A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
243Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
243All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
242Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
242Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
242No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
242News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
241From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
241Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
241Why you should visit the zoo in February
241Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
240Observations Only: Sister lost
240Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
240Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
240The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
240Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
240From the hill: Healing Our Nation
239The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
239Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
239Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
239Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
239Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
239Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
238Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
238Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
238Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
238All Points West: A community on the move
238All Points West: We shall not give into fear
237Observations Only: Going home
237A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
237Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
236Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
236The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
236Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
236No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
236No Till Notes: Final Stop
236From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
236From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
235Our View: Community responsible for kids
235Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
235From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
235Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
234Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
234From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
234Totally Random: Life’s ripples
234Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
234Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
234All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
234The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
234All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
234Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
234Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
233The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
233Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
233Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
233No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
232The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
232Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
232Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
232Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
232All Points West: Never far from the trail
232Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
232Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
231Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
231Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
231Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
231Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
231Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
231A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
231News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
231News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
230Observations Only: Good and evil
230Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
230No Till Notes:
230Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
230Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
229The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
228The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
228Observations Only: A day in August
228Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
228No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
228Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
228From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
227A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
227Observations Only: Final moment
227Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
227Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
226Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
226Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
226Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
226Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
226No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
226Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
225Observations Only: Saint Marge
225Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
225No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
225No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
225News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
225Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
224A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
224Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
224Guest Voices…
224A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
224Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
224Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
224News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
224Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
224Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
223Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
223No-Till Notes: The value of water
222Time keeps flowing like a river
222Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
222The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
222Observations Only: The awful truth
222Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
221Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
221Observations Only: A gift of serenity
221Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
221Teen Voice: Stress test
221Observations Only: The last toothpick
221From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
220Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
220Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
220Observations Only: Reality check
220Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
220Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
220Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
220Why parents are important
220From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
220News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
219Observations Only: Uneventful flight
219Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
219Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
219Observations Only: Temptation
219The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
219Observations Only: Indifferent love
219Observations Only: Waiting time
219Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
219News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
219Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
218Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
218Observations Only: A matter of matter
218Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
218Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
218Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
218Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
218Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
218From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
218Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
217Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
217 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
217A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
217Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
217Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
217Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
217Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
217Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
217No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
217Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
217At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
216Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
216Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
216Observations Only: A matter of paradox
216Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
216Observations Only: A sad week
216Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
216Building Bridges: Love your enemies
216Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
216Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
216Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
216Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
215Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
215Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
215Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
215The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
215Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
215Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
215No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
214A last look at the Nebraska Zone
214Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
214Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
214The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
214Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
214Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
213Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
213Observations Only: A fine line
213A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
213Teen Voice: My rebellion
213Observations Only: The vigil
213A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
212Observations Only: Curious things
212A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
212Observations Only: Willfulness
212Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
212Observations Only: The last goodbye
212Totally Random: My journey, life after living
212Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
212No-til Notes: Changing plans
212Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
211Completely Different: It's all in the family
211A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
211Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
211Teen Voice: Equality
211A Stray Moment: God Knows
211Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
211Observations Only: One more time
211Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
211Letters to the Editor
211Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
211The Christmas Story
211Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
211News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
211From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
210Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
210A Stray Moment: Without a net
210Observations Only: Off to the races
210Totally Random: October, the pink month
210Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
210Washington Report: Improving rural air service
209Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
209From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
209The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
209Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
209Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
208Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
208Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
208Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
208Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
207Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
207Observations Only: Curious things, part II
207Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
207The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
207Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
207Observations Only: Hog wash
207Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
207Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
206Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
206Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
206Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
206Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
206Teen Voice: He’s my dad
205Observations Only: Beginnings
205Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
205 Across The Fence: County Fair
205Letters to the Editor
204From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
204Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
204Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
204Observations Only: The need to understand
204Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
204No-till Notes: Moving forward
204For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
204News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
203Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
203A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
203Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
203Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
202From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
202Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
202Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
202No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
202Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
201A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
201The Good Life: The two different types of business people
201Lyman Review: Devil calf
201Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
201No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
200Observations Only: The shadow of error
200Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
200Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
200Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
200From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
200Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
200Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
199Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
199Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
199Teen Voice: Being a girl
199Teen Voice: The need to get away
199A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
199Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
199Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
199News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
199From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
198Observations Only: A soul’s journey
198Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
198Teen Voice: The rivalry
198Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
198No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
198Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
198
198Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
198Washington report: Feeding a world in need
198Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
198No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
198In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
198Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
197Observations Only: The vision
197From the Hill: More Work Ahead
197No-Till Notes: Back in the field
197A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
197No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
197No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
197Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
197Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
197No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
197Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
196Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
196No Till Notes: Saying uncle
196All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
196Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
195Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
195Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
195Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
195Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
195At the Monument: Night Sky
195Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
194A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
194Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
194Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
194Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
193Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
193Teen Voice: Shadow art
193A Small World: Special guest
193Lyman Review: One mean chicken
193Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
193In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
193Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
193A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
192Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
192Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
192Teeing Off: Around the Green
192 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
192At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
192Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
192A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
192Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
192News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
191Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
191Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
191Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
191Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
191The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
191Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
191“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
190Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
190Observations Only: Expect the best
190Totally Random: Trusting the fates
190In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
190Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
190Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
190News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
189Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
189Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
189Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
189At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
189News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
189From the hill: Stand Up for Life
188Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
188Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
188Observations Only: Divine prompts
188Teen Voice: Cyber War
188A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
188Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
187Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
187Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
187Observations Only: Choices
186Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
186Totally Random: The Golden Rule
186Observations Only: A good daughter
186Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
186No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
186Prairie Dogs
186All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
185Trash cans
185Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
185Teen Voice: Silence
185Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
185Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
185From the hill: Serving You
185Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
184Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
184Lyman Review: Dog fun
184A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
183Observations Only: Divine spirit
183A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
183Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
183A real leaning tree Christmas
183At the Library: March into a good book
183History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
183Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
183Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
183At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
183A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
183From the hill: Giving Thanks
182Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
182From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
182Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
182Observations Only: The visit
182Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
181Observations only : Sisters of the world
181Across the Fence: Building Barns
181Observations Only: Journey's end
181Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
181Teen Voice: Inspire me
181Letter to the editor
181Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
181A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
180Lyman Review: The love goat
180View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
180A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
180From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
180Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
179Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
179Teen Voice: What is love?
179Teen Voice: Where is the love?
179At the Monument: That old (historic) building
179In the Hills: Explore the state parks
179Support letters requested for airport
179Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
179Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
179From the hill: Keeping America Safe
178Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
178Teen Voice: Living within our means
178Teeing Off: Persistence
178Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
178Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
178Greetings from the State Capitol
178Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
178Jane’s Secret: The Telling
178The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
178Teen Voice: Out with homework
178No-Till Notes: 10 tips
177Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
177Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
177A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
176Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
176Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
176Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
176Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
176At the Monument: Where are the animals?
176
176News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
175Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
175Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
175Teen Voice: Self-expression
175Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
175Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
175Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
175Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
175Reach out for challenges
175Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
174Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
174At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
174Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
174Lyman Review: Branding Time
174Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
174Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
173Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
173Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
173A Small World: Savoring county fair days
173Across The Fence: Last Christmas
173At the Monument: Art in National Parks
173Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
173Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
173News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
172Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
172Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
172From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
171Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
171Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
171Totally Random: Happy Halloween
171Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
171No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
170Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
170Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
170Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
170New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
170Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
170From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
169Completely Different - The magic of spring
169Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
169Nature Notes: Love is in the air
169Totally Random: Where does it go?
169What’s really going on with our water?
169Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
169Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
169In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
169Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
169Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
169From the hill: Working for you
169From the hill: The Year Ahead
168Observations Only : The orphanage
168A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
168From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
168Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
168Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
168Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
168
168Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
168From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
168No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
168Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
167Teen Voice: Catfished
167From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
167Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
167Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
167Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
167Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
167Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
167Creatures of the Night
167Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
167From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
166The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
166Observations Only: A new direction
166Teen Voice: The more the merrier
166Teen Voice: Body image
166Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
166Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
166Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
166
166News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
166Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
165It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
165Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
165From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
165Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
165Support emergency services personnel
165Fourth of July meetings
165Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
165Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
165News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
164Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
164The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
164Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
164A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
164Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
164Teeing Off: Mind Gym
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
164Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
164Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
164Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
163We need a few good people
163Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
163Teen Voice: Serendipity
163Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
163Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
163Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
163Religious freedom must be protected
163Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
163Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
163Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
163From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
162It's no surprise
162From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
162Lyman Review: Winter's dog
162Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
162At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
162Synchronicity:What brings me back
162Power of legumes
162At the Monument: Find Your Park
162Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
161Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
161Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
161From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
161Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
161Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
161View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
161Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
161At the Monument: Junior Rangers
161At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
161Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
161At the Monument: Museum collections
161At the Monument: Living History
160From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
160Teen Voice: Footprints
160Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
160Website Resources
160Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
160No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
160From the hill: Spurring Innovation
159Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
159From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
159Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
159Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
159Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
159Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
159Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
159In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
159Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
159From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
158Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
158From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
158Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
158Linked Lives
158Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
158Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
157Home of the Brave
157Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
157Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
157Teen Voice: Remember what you have
157Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
157Their View: Goal post move unfair
157Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
157The Good Life: All that remains is love
157Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
157News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
157No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
156Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
156Across The Fence: Van Tassell
156No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
156Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
155Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
155Observations Only: The meeting
155Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
155Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
155At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
155Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
155Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
154Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
154Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
154Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
154Across the Fence: The Pony Express
154In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
154No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
154Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
154A national day of Thanksgiving
153Observations Only: Saturday delight
153Assad’s endgame
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
153Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
153College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
153Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
153To whom are we thankful?
153Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
152Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
152Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
152Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
152No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
152Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
152An open letter to Trump supporters
151Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
151Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
151At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
151No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
150Rural America and immigration reform
150A Halloween Story: The scary dream
150No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
150No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
150Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
150Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
150 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
149Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
149Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
149Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
149Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
149Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
148Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
148Observations Only - Two ages of man
148Life's curve balls
148LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
147Age of reason
147The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
147Teeing Off: The thing about state
147 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
147From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
147Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
146Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
146A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
145Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
144Observations Only: Just around the corner
144Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
144Our View: The elephant in the room
144Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
144Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
144Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
144Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
143Across the fence: Something worth remembering
143In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
143All Points West: The only stupid question
143Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
142
142Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
142At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
141A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
141Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
141Infamy - by Richard Reeves
140Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
140Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
139Completely Different: Tales from the mat
139Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
139Being a Nebraskan – border to border
139A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
139Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
139The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
139At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
139No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
139Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
139Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
139Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
138Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
138SELL-OUT!
138Teen Voice: The Other Side
138In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
138Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
138Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
137Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
137Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
137No Till Notes: Moving Forward
137No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
137No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
136Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
136Permission to remember
136 Taking a big risk
135A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
135Be kind through communications
135No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
135Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
134Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
134Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
133Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
133Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
133Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
133From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
133Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
132Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
132The ghost of Ayn Rand
132No-till Notes: Stripper head
132Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
132Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
132Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
132From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
131Observations Only: Extreme measures
131Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
131Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
130A Small World: Time traveling
130Observations Only : Mission accomplished
130Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
130From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
130Achieving your dreams takes work
130The Good Life: There is good everywhere
130Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
130No Till Notes: Residue levels
129Observations Only: The joy of money
129Observations Only: What's in a word?
129Observations Only: Together again
129Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
129No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
129Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
129No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
129A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
128My mini Pen and me
128Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
128‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
128No-Till Notes: Observations
128From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
127The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
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126Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
126No-Till Notes: Potential
126Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
125Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
125
125No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
125Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
125No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
124
124No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
124Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
124Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
123Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
123Our view . . .Sports Complex
123Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
123A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
123Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
123Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
122Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
122No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
122Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
121Observations Only: Painting a picture
121Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
121Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
121Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
121Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
120Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
120Welcome to Gering
120Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
120Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
120No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
119Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
119Observations Only: Sister odyssey
119Observations Only: North Powder
119Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
118Observations Only: No thank you
118A Stray Moment: The last time
118Observations Only: Blue chip stock
118Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
118Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
117Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
116A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
116Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
116Observations Only: Spider adventure
116Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
116Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
116Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
116Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
116Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
115No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
114Silence please
114Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
114Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
113Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
113News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
113Torn between now and somewhere down the line
112Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
112A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
112No-Till Notes: Water conservation
112Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111Completely Different: The Quest
111Economic development update
111Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
111Across the Fence: On The road
111Observations Only: Giving up
111From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
111Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
111Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
111Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
111Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
110Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
108Completely Different: Your local government and you
108Observations Only: Surprises
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
107Seeing the works of the master
107The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
107Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
107Observations Only: Scourge of violence
106Observations Only: Counting chickens
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
106A mom’s thoughts on social media
106Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
105Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
105Enjoy the festivities
104Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
104Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
104Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
104Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
104Easter
103The zombie apocalypse and you
103Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
103The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
103No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
103Simply October
103Walkable, bikeable communities
103Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
102Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
102Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
102Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
101Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
101Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
101Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
101Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
101Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
100At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
99Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
98Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
98Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
97Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
97Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
97Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
97Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
97From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
97Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
96Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
95Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
95Teen Voice: Today’s television
94Do You Tube?
94The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
94Our view: United we can build
93Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
93No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
92Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
92I love Thanksgiving
91From the Superintendent’s Desk
90Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
89Letter to the Editor
89From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
89From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
87Social time has important benefits
87Our View: Bravo OTD committee
87Teen Voice: Not just another ride
86Teen Voice: March Madness
86LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
86Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
84Timing makes perfect
84Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
83Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
82LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
82Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
82Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
81View from the block
81Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
80Practice safe barbecue basics
80Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
80Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
80Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
80At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
79The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
76Our View: Visionaries wanted
76Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
74Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
74At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
71In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
70Welcome home
66Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65Remembering When
64Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
64Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
63Letter to the Editor
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62The hills, part 1: Mustangs
62Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
61From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
61From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
61‘Is there something I can do?’
59Letter to the Editor
56Teen Voice: Happy news
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55Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
53Letter to the Editor
52From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
52Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
51Teen Voice: The road of hatred
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
48Our View: A failure to communicate
44Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41My Thanksgiving prayer
41To The Editor
38Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
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