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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106Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
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106No Till Notes:
106News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
106Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
106All Points West: We shall not give into fear
106News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
106News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
106No-Till Notes: 10 tips
105Observations Only: A matter of paradox
105Observations Only: The need to understand
105Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
105Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
105Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
105Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
105From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
105Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
105No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
104The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
104Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
104Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
104Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
104Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
103Observations Only: A fine line
103Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
103Observations Only: Off to the races
103Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
103Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
103Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
103Our View: Community responsible for kids
103Totally Random: Trusting the fates
103Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
103Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
103Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
103No-til Notes: Changing plans
103Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
103The Christmas Story
103Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
103All Points West: A community on the move
103Why parents are important
103News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
103Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
102Observations Only: Expect the best
102A Stray Moment: God Knows
102Observations Only: Willfulness
102The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
102The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
102Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
101Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
101Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
101Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
101Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
101Observations Only: Beginnings
101The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
101A Stray Moment: Without a net
101Observations Only: The vision
101Lyman Review: Devil calf
101Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
101Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
101Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
101Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
101Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
101Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
101No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
101A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
101No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
101Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
100A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
100The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
100Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
100Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
100Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
100Letters to the Editor
100Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
100All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
99Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
99Observations Only: A soul’s journey
99Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
99Observations Only: The shadow of error
99Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
99Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
99No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
99Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
99From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
99No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
98A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
98Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
98Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
98Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
98Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
98Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
98At the Library: March into a good book
98Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
98Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
98From the hill: Giving Thanks
98Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
98Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
98“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
98No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
97From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
97Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
97Teen Voice: Being a girl
97 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
97Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
97Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
97For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
97No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
97Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
97 Across The Fence: County Fair
97No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
97Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
97Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
97From the hill: Stand Up for Life
96Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
96The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
96Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
96Totally Random: My journey, life after living
96No-Till Notes: The value of water
96Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
96All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
96News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
96Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
95A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
95Teen Voice: Shadow art
95Teen Voice: My rebellion
95Teen Voice: Inspire me
95Prairie Dogs
95A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
95Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
95Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
95News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
94A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
94Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
94Teen Voice: The need to get away
94Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
94Teen Voice: The rivalry
94Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
94The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
94Teen Voice: He’s my dad
94A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
94From the hill: Keeping America Safe
93Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
93Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
93The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
93Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
93Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
93Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
93At the Monument: Night Sky
93Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
93Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
93Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
93A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
92Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
92Observations Only: Journey's end
92Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
92Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
92Teen Voice: Where is the love?
92Teen Voice: Cyber War
92Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
92Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
92Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
92From the hill: Serving You
92Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
92Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
91Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
91Totally Random: The Golden Rule
91A Small World: Special guest
91Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
91Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
91No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
91Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
91 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
91News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
90A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
90Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
90At the Monument: That old (historic) building
90Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
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90Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
90Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
90Infamy - by Richard Reeves
90News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
90Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
89Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
89Teeing Off: Persistence
89The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
89Observations Only: A good daughter
89A real leaning tree Christmas
89In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
89No-till Notes: Moving forward
89Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
89Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
89Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
88Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
88No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
88Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
88Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
88From the hill: Working for you
87Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
87Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
87The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
87Observations Only: Choices
87In the Hills: Explore the state parks
87Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
87Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
87Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
87No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
86Observations Only: Divine prompts
86Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
86In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
86Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
86At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
86Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
86Across The Fence: Van Tassell
86No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
86Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
85A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
85Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
85Lyman Review: One mean chicken
85Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
85Lyman Review: Dog fun
85At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
85A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
85A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
85Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
85Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
85Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
84Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
84Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
84Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
84Teen Voice: Silence
84Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
84Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
84Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
84No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
84Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
84From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
84LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
83Totally Random: Where does it go?
83At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
83A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
83Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
83No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
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83Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
82Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
82Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
82Observations Only: The visit
82Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
82Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
82No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
82A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
82Support letters requested for airport
82Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
81Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
81Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
81Completely Different - The magic of spring
81From the Hill: More Work Ahead
81Teen Voice: What is love?
81Nature Notes: Love is in the air
81Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
81Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
81No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
81A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
81Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
81Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
81From the hill: Spurring Innovation
81From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
81Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
81News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
81Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
81From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
81Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
81Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
80From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
80Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
80Observations Only: Divine spirit
80Totally Random: Happy Halloween
80Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
80Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
80View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
80Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
80Letter to the editor
80A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
80Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
80Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
80At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
80Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
80No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
80No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
80News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
80From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
80Teen Voice: Out with homework
80From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
80A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
80Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
80Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
80No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
79Teen Voice: Serendipity
79I'm falling for Tumblr?
79Teen Voice: Living within our means
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
79A Small World: Savoring county fair days
79A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
79Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
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79Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
79Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
79A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
79Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
79Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
79From the hill: The Year Ahead
78Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
78Teen Voice: Self-expression
78Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
78Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
78View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
78Reach out for challenges
78No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
78From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
77Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
77Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
77From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
77Teen Voice: Body image
77Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
77Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
77Across The Fence: Last Christmas
77Teen Voice: Footprints
77Support emergency services personnel
77Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
77No-Till Notes: Back in the field
77Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
77No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
77Power of legumes
77Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
77In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
77Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
77Easter
77Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
77Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
77Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
76Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
76Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
76Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
76Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
76A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
76Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
76Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
76Washington report: Feeding a world in need
76Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
76News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
75Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
75Greetings from the State Capitol
75The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
75Synchronicity:What brings me back
75Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
75Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
75No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
75No-till Notes: Stripper head
75Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
75Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
75All Points West: The only stupid question
75No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
75Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
74Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
74Teeing Off: Mind Gym
74The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
74At the Monument: Art in National Parks
74From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
74Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
74Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
74Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
74No-Till Notes: Observations
74Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
74Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
74Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
74Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
74News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
73From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
73Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
73Teeing Off: The thing about state
73Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
73Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
73At the Monument: Where are the animals?
73At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
73Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
73Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
73Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
73From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
72Across the Fence: The Pony Express
72Teen Voice: Remember what you have
72Lyman Review: The love goat
72Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
72Linked Lives
72Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
72A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
71Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
71Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
71Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
71In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
71No Till Notes: Moving Forward
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
71From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
71News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
70From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
70Teen Voice: Catfished
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70Their View: Goal post move unfair
70History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
70Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
70Creatures of the Night
70Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
70Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
70At the Monument: Living History
70Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
70No-Till Notes: Potential
70Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
70Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
70Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
69From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
69Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
69Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
69No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
68Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
68Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
68The Good Life: The two different types of business people
68The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
68At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
68College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
68Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
68Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
68Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
68To whom are we thankful?
68A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
68Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
68Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
68Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
68Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
67Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
67Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
67Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
67At the Monument: Junior Rangers
67Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
67Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
67No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
67Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
67Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
67A national day of Thanksgiving
67A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
66Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
66Lyman Review: Winter's dog
66Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
66New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
66Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
66Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
66At the Monument: Museum collections
66Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
66News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
65‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
65Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
64Rural America and immigration reform
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64Religious freedom must be protected
64Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64Fourth of July meetings
64Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
64No Till Notes: Residue levels
64From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
63What’s really going on with our water?
63Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
63In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
63At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
62Our View: The elephant in the room
62Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
62Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
62Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
62Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
62Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
62The Good Life: There is good everywhere
62No-Till Notes: Water conservation
61Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
61Website Resources
61In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
61No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
61From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
60In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
60At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
59Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
59Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
59At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
59Our view: United we can build
59Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
58Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
58No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
58 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
58News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
58Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
57Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
56A Halloween Story: The scary dream
56Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
56Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
56At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
56Enjoy the festivities
56Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
55No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
55No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
54
54At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
54NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
54Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
54Tumbleweeds on the loose
53Teen Voice: The Other Side
53Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
52Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
51Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
51Be kind through communications
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51Walkable, bikeable communities
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50Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
50A mom’s thoughts on social media
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
48At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
47Achieving your dreams takes work
47A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
47Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
44The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
43Simply October
43I love Thanksgiving
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41‘Is there something I can do?’
40Letter to the Editor
40No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
39Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
36Letter to the Editor
36Welcome home
34Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
34Letter to the Editor
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28Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
22To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1716Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
775The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
752From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
581The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
485Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
446All Points West: Long live great coffee
445Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
433Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
419News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
409From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
378All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
372Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
357Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
324Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
319Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
311Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
307From the capitol: A System That Cares
306Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
302Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
302From the Hill: Working for Offutt
300Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
279Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
279Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
277Washington Report: Power of the Purse
276Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
273No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
271Healthy: What you believe, you become
267Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
266Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
263Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
261From the hill: Good Neighbors
260Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
259Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
256Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
254Jack’s Insights – April 2016
254Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
252Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
251From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
247Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
245From the hill: “Hello” World
245Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
243Washington: Protecting taxpayers
241Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
239From the hill: Accountability Matters
236Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
233No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
232All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
232From the Capitol: Budget balanced
229Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
229News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
227Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
227From the hill: Kerrie On
226Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
225From the Hill: May in Nebraska
223Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
223News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
222All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
221The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
218Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
215Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
214Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
213Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
213No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
210Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
210No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
206Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
205Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
205Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
202Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
202All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
201Think about manufacturing at polls
199Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
198Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
197All Points West: Rising above ourselves
196Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
193Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
192Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
192From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
191All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
190Washington: Mindful of our heroes
189Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
188What's the deal with organic milk?
187A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
186Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
185Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
183Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
182Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
181All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
180Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
180News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
177News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
177Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
177Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
175News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
174Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
173Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
172Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
171Across The Fence: A day For thanks
171Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
171Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
170Observations Only: Gone away
169Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
168Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
167Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
167Teen Voice: Teen slang
165Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
165From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
163All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
162All Points West: Led by our tongues
162News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
161News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
160From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
159Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
159Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
159No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
158Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
158Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
158Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
157Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
157A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
157Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
156Observations Only: Critical thinking
155Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
154Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
154Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
154Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
153Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
153A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
153Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
153From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
153Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
152Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
152Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
152A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
152Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
152All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
151Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
150Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
150Why you should visit the zoo in February
150Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
149Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
149Across the Fence: The hand dug well
149Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
149No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
148The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
148Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
147Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
147Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
147From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
147Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
147Washington report: Conservative Champions
147Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
146Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
146Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
146From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
145Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
145Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
145Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
145The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
145Anno Domini: On this remembering day
145Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
144News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
143Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
143Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
143Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
143Guest Voices…
143Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
143All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
143Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
142Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
142Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
142Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
141Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
141SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
140A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
140Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
140Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
140A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
140From the hill: A Safer Place
139Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
139Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
139Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
139Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
139Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
139No-Till Notes: Looking Back
139Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
139Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
138Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
138Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
138No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
138From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
137Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
137Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
137Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
137Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
136From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
136Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
136All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
135Observations Only: Sister lost
135Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
135Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
135Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
135Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
134Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
134A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
134Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
134Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
134A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
134News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
134From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
134All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
134Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
134News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
133Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
133Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
133From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
132Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
132Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
132Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
132From the hill: Healing Our Nation
131Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
131Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
131Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
131Totally Random: Life’s ripples
131Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
131Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
131Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
131All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
131A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
131Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
131Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
130Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
130Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
130Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
130Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
130All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
130From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
129Building Bridges: Love your enemies
129Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
128Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
128Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
128Observations Only: Saint Marge
128Observations Only: A day in August
128Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
128No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
128Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
127Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
127Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
127Observations Only: The last toothpick
127Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
127Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
127Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
127From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
126News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
125Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
125Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
125Teen Voice: Stress test
125Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
125Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
125Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
125A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
125All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
124Observations Only: Good and evil
124Teen Voice: The gift of caring
124News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
123Trash cans
123Observations Only: Indifferent love
123Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
123Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
123Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
123Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
123Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
123From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
122Completely Different: It's all in the family
122Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
122Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
122Anno Domini: We gather together
122Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
122Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
122Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
122Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
121Observations Only: Going home
121Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
121Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
121Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
121Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
121From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
120A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
120Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
120A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
120Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
120Observations Only: Reality check
120Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
120Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
120Observations Only: Final moment
120Teen Voice: To the future
120A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
120Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
119Time keeps flowing like a river
119Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
119Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
119Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
119Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
119Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
119No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
119At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
119Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
119Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
119From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
119No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
119All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
118Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
118Observations Only: Temptation
118Observations Only: The vigil
118Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
117Observations Only: Uneventful flight
117Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
117Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
117Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
117Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
117News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
117All Points West: Never far from the trail
117Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
116Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
116From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
116 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
116Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
116Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
116Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
116Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
116Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
116No Till Notes: Saying uncle
116The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
116Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
116In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
115A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
115Observations Only: The awful truth
115Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
115No Till Notes: Final Stop
115Jane’s Secret: The Telling
115Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
114Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
114Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
114Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
114Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
114Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
114Observations Only: The last goodbye
114No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
114Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
114Across the Fence: Amanda
114Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
114Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
114No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
114From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
114Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
114Creativity dampened by standardized testing
114Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
113Observations only : Sisters of the world
113From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
113Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
113Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
113Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
113Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
113Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
113Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
113News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
112Observations Only: Curious things
112The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
112Observations Only: A matter of matter
112Observations Only: A sad week
112Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
112Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
112Letters to the Editor
112Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
112Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
112Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
112All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
112Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
112From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
112Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
111Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
111Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
111Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
111Observations Only : White water
111Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
111Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
111Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
111Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
110Across the Fence: Building Barns
110Observations Only: Curious things, part II
110Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
110Totally Random: October, the pink month
110Observations Only: One more time
110Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
110Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
110News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
109The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
109Observations Only: A gift of serenity
109A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
109The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
109Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
109Observations Only: Waiting time
109Observations Only: Hog wash
109Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
109Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
109Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
109Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
109Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
109Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
109Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
109Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
108Teen Voice: The more the merrier
108A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
108Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
108Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
108Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
108No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
107Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
107Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
107Teen Voice: Equality
107Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
107Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
107Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
107Teeing Off: Around the Green
107Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
107Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
107Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
107Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
107Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
107At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
107Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
106From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
106Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
106Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
106The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
106A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
106Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
106Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
106
106No Till Notes:
106News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
106Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
106All Points West: We shall not give into fear
106News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
106News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
106No-Till Notes: 10 tips
105A last look at the Nebraska Zone
105Observations Only: A matter of paradox
105Observations Only: The need to understand
105Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
105Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
105Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
105Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
105From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
105Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
105No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
104Age of reason
104Observations Only: The meeting
104A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
104The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
104Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
104Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
104Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
104Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
103Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
103Observations Only: A fine line
103Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
103Observations Only: Off to the races
103Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
103Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
103Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
103Our View: Community responsible for kids
103Totally Random: Trusting the fates
103Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
103Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
103Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
103No-til Notes: Changing plans
103Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
103The Christmas Story
103Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
103All Points West: A community on the move
103Why parents are important
103News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
103Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
102It's no surprise
102Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
102Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
102Observations Only: Expect the best
102A Stray Moment: God Knows
102Observations Only: Willfulness
102The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
102The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
102Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
101Observations Only: Saturday delight
101Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
101Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
101Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
101Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
101Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
101Observations Only: Beginnings
101The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
101A Stray Moment: Without a net
101Observations Only: The vision
101Lyman Review: Devil calf
101Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
101Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
101Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
101Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
101Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
101Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
101No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
101A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
101No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
101Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
100Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
100From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
100A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
100The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
100Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
100Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
100Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
100Letters to the Editor
100Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
100All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
99Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
99Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
99Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
99Observations Only: A soul’s journey
99Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
99Observations Only: The shadow of error
99Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
99Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
99No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
99Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
99From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
99No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
98Observations Only : The orphanage
98Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
98A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
98Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
98Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
98Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
98Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
98Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
98At the Library: March into a good book
98Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
98Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
98From the hill: Giving Thanks
98Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
98Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
98“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
98No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
97Observations Only: A new direction
97From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
97Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
97Teen Voice: Being a girl
97 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
97Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
97Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
97For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
97No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
97Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
97 Across The Fence: County Fair
97No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
97Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
97Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
97From the hill: Stand Up for Life
96We need a few good people
96Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
96Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
96The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
96Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
96Totally Random: My journey, life after living
96No-Till Notes: The value of water
96Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
96All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
96News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
96Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
95Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
95SELL-OUT!
95A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
95Teen Voice: Shadow art
95Teen Voice: My rebellion
95Teen Voice: Inspire me
95Prairie Dogs
95A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
95Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
95Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
95News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
94Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
94Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
94 Taking a big risk
94A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
94A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
94Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
94Teen Voice: The need to get away
94Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
94Teen Voice: The rivalry
94Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
94The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
94Teen Voice: He’s my dad
94A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
94From the hill: Keeping America Safe
93It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
93Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
93Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
93Observations Only: Just around the corner
93Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
93Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
93Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
93The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
93Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
93Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
93Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
93At the Monument: Night Sky
93Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
93Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
93Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
93A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
92Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
92Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
92Observations Only: Together again
92Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
92Observations Only: Journey's end
92Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
92Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
92Teen Voice: Where is the love?
92Teen Voice: Cyber War
92Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
92Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
92Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
92From the hill: Serving You
92Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
92Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
91From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
91Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
91Totally Random: The Golden Rule
91A Small World: Special guest
91Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
91Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
91No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
91Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
91 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
91News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
90From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
90A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
90Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
90At the Monument: That old (historic) building
90Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
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90Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
90Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
90Infamy - by Richard Reeves
90News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
90Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
89Home of the Brave
89Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
89Observations Only: Extreme measures
89Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
89Teeing Off: Persistence
89The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
89Observations Only: A good daughter
89A real leaning tree Christmas
89In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
89No-till Notes: Moving forward
89Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
89Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
89Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
88Life's curve balls
88Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
88No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
88Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
88Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
88From the hill: Working for you
87Completely Different: Tales from the mat
87My mini Pen and me
87Observations Only: The joy of money
87Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
87Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
87Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
87The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
87Observations Only: Choices
87In the Hills: Explore the state parks
87Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
87Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
87Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
87No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
86Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
86Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
86Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
86Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
86Observations Only: Divine prompts
86Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
86In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
86Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
86At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
86Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
86Across The Fence: Van Tassell
86No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
86Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
85Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
85The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
85A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
85Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
85Lyman Review: One mean chicken
85Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
85Lyman Review: Dog fun
85At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
85A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
85A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
85Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
85Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
85Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
84Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
84Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
84Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
84Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
84Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
84Teen Voice: Silence
84Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
84Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
84Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
84No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
84Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
84From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
84LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
83The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
83A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
83Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
83Totally Random: Where does it go?
83At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
83A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
83Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
83No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
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83Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
82Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
82Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
82Observations Only: The visit
82Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
82Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
82No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
82A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
82Support letters requested for airport
82Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
81Observations Only: What's in a word?
81Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
81Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
81Completely Different - The magic of spring
81From the Hill: More Work Ahead
81Teen Voice: What is love?
81Nature Notes: Love is in the air
81Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
81Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
81No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
81A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
81Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
81Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
81From the hill: Spurring Innovation
81From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
81Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
81News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
81Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
81From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
81Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
81Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
80Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
80Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
80From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
80Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
80Observations Only: Divine spirit
80Totally Random: Happy Halloween
80Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
80Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
80View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
80Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
80Letter to the editor
80A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
80Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
80Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
80At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
80Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
80No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
80No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
80News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
80From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
80Teen Voice: Out with homework
80From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
80A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
80Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
80Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
80No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
79Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
79Across the fence: Something worth remembering
79Observations Only - Two ages of man
79Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
79Observations Only: No thank you
79Teen Voice: Serendipity
79I'm falling for Tumblr?
79Teen Voice: Living within our means
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
79A Small World: Savoring county fair days
79A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
79Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
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79Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
79Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
79A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
79Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
79Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
79From the hill: The Year Ahead
78Being a Nebraskan – border to border
78Observations Only: Sister odyssey
78Observations Only: Blue chip stock
78Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
78Teen Voice: Self-expression
78Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
78Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
78View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
78Reach out for challenges
78No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
78From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
77Observations Only : Mission accomplished
77Assad’s endgame
77Observations Only: Painting a picture
77Observations Only: North Powder
77Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
77Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
77Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
77Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
77From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
77Teen Voice: Body image
77Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
77Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
77Across The Fence: Last Christmas
77Teen Voice: Footprints
77Support emergency services personnel
77Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
77No-Till Notes: Back in the field
77Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
77No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
77Power of legumes
77Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
77In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
77Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
77Easter
77Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
77Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
77Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
76LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
76Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
76From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
76Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
76Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
76Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
76Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
76A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
76Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
76Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
76Washington report: Feeding a world in need
76Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
76News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
75The ghost of Ayn Rand
75Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
75Greetings from the State Capitol
75The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
75Synchronicity:What brings me back
75Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
75Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
75No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
75No-till Notes: Stripper head
75Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
75Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
75All Points West: The only stupid question
75No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
75Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
74Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
74Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
74Teeing Off: Mind Gym
74The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
74At the Monument: Art in National Parks
74From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
74Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
74Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
74Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
74No-Till Notes: Observations
74Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
74Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
74Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
74Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
74News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73A Small World: Time traveling
73Economic development update
73Observations Only: Spider adventure
73Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
73Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
73From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
73Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
73Teeing Off: The thing about state
73Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
73Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
73At the Monument: Where are the animals?
73At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
73Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
73Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
73Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
73From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
72Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
72Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
72Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
72Across the Fence: The Pony Express
72Teen Voice: Remember what you have
72Lyman Review: The love goat
72Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
72Linked Lives
72Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
72A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
71Permission to remember
71Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
71Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
71A Stray Moment: The last time
71Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
71Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
71Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
71Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
71Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
71Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
71In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
71No Till Notes: Moving Forward
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
71From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
71News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
70Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
70From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
70Teen Voice: Catfished
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70Their View: Goal post move unfair
70History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
70Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
70Creatures of the Night
70Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
70Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
70At the Monument: Living History
70Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
70No-Till Notes: Potential
70Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
70Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
70Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
69From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
69Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
69Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
69No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
68Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
68Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
68Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
68The Good Life: The two different types of business people
68The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
68At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
68College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
68Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
68Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
68Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
68To whom are we thankful?
68A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
68Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
68Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
68Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
68Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
67Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
67Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
67Completely Different: The Quest
67Observations Only: Surprises
67A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
67Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
67Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
67Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
67At the Monument: Junior Rangers
67Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
67Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
67No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
67Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
67Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
67A national day of Thanksgiving
67A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
66A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
66Across the Fence: On The road
66Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
66Lyman Review: Winter's dog
66Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
66New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
66Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
66Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
66At the Monument: Museum collections
66Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
66News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
65Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
65Our view . . .Sports Complex
65Completely Different: Your local government and you
65The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
65Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
65Welcome to Gering
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
65‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
65Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
64The zombie apocalypse and you
64Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
64Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
64Rural America and immigration reform
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64Religious freedom must be protected
64Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64Fourth of July meetings
64Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
64No Till Notes: Residue levels
64From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
63Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
63Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
63Observations Only: Counting chickens
63From the Superintendent’s Desk
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
63What’s really going on with our water?
63Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
63In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
63At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
62Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
62Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
62From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
62Observations Only: Scourge of violence
62Our View: The elephant in the room
62Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
62Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
62Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
62Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
62Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
62The Good Life: There is good everywhere
62No-Till Notes: Water conservation
61Observations Only: Giving up
61LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
61Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
61Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
61Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
61Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
61Website Resources
61In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
61No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
61From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
60Silence please
60A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
60A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
60Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
60The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
60In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
60At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
59Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
59Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
59Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
59Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
59At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
59Our view: United we can build
59Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
58Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
58Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
58No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
58 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
58News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
58Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
57Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
57Our View: Visionaries wanted
57Do You Tube?
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
57A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
57Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
56Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
56The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
56A Halloween Story: The scary dream
56Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
56Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
56At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
56Enjoy the festivities
56Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
55No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
55No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
54Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
54From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
54Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
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54At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
54NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
54Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
54Tumbleweeds on the loose
53Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
53Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
53Teen Voice: The Other Side
53Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
52Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
52Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
52Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
52Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
51Seeing the works of the master
51Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
51Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
51Be kind through communications
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51Walkable, bikeable communities
50Letter to the Editor
50Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
50Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
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50Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
50A mom’s thoughts on social media
49Teen Voice: Not just another ride
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
48Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
48At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
47Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
47Our View: Bravo OTD committee
47From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
47Achieving your dreams takes work
47A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
47Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
46Practice safe barbecue basics
45Teen Voice: Today’s television
45From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
45Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
44Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
44The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
43Simply October
43I love Thanksgiving
42Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
41Remembering When
41Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
41The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41‘Is there something I can do?’
40Timing makes perfect
40Letter to the Editor
40No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
39Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
38Teen Voice: March Madness
38The hills, part 1: Mustangs
37Social time has important benefits
37The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
36The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
36Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
36Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
36From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
36Letter to the Editor
36Welcome home
35View from the block
34A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
34The Block
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
34From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
34Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
34Letter to the Editor
33From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
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30From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
28Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
25My Thanksgiving prayer
23Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
23Teen Voice: Happy news
22From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
22To The Editor
20Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
19Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
15Teen Voice: The road of hatred
13Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
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