Our View - New year brings changes, new faces
January 06, 2011 Dawn Bowen   
It’s a new year and a new day at the Gering Citizen. Your family owned, locally published newspaper has undergone a number of changes in recent weeks and we have some introductions to make to you.

Mary Jo “Nina” Betz and Lisa Betz are entering their second year as owners of the Gering Citizen. Many of you know Nina is a lifelong resident of Gering and Lisa is a native of Gering. The Betzes purchased the newspaper in December 2009 and have invested a great deal in its success as a voice for Gering and surrounding communities.

Last month, Lisa was promoted to the position of publisher of the Gering Citizen. While she has taken on this important role, she will also continue to be active in advertising and sales. Lisa’s first job in journalism was as the marketing and sales director for The Georgetowner newspaper in Washington, D.C., which at that time was a bi-weekly celebrating its 45th year of publication.

At The Georgetowner, Lisa wore many of the same hats she does now, like ad sales, ad design, copy reading, columnist and community relations development. Lisa also worked as a salesperson at The Spectator, a weekly Arts & Entertainment newspaper which was based in Raleigh, N.C. Newspapers are in her blood and that is why she feels so strongly about Gering’s need for an independent voice and advocate.

Dawn Bowen, a former staff writer whose byline you have seen often in the paper since our first issue, has been promoted to the position of managing editor. Dawn has an extensive background in journalism that includes nearly a decade of crime reporting in the Southwest, writing two well-read community columns for several years and working as the managing editor of a successful daily newspaper in southeastern New Mexico - the Artesia Daily Press.

Jerry Purvis faithfully remains on the staff as news editor, continuing to cover local news, write his popular Anno Domini column and compile the Remembering When segment, along with a myriad of other writings for the Citizen. Jerry is well known in the Panhandle where he was raised, having worked in both print news and radio for many years.

Jamie Carpenter, who has most recently worked in ad sales and design, has accepted the position of circulation manager. Jamie has outstanding organizational skills and has completely revamped the process of distributing the Citizen each week to our many subscribers, racks and outlets that sell our papers.

Speaking of our sales outlets, you will see Dick Littell delivering our papers to local businesses and rack sites. Dick will be looking for more great places to distribute the Gering Citizen. If you’d like to have the paper in your business, give us a call.

Kevin Obasi joined the Citizen staff several months ago as an advertising salesman. Kevin has brought tremendous enthusiasm to the Citizen and has a commitment to making sure local and regional businesses are well recognized and represented in the local newspaper.

Esther Benson continues to handle all things bookkeeping at the Gering Citizen. Esther is a capable and experienced bookkeeper who handles both accounts payable and accounts receivable, along with all the remaining bookkeeping duties. Esther is well known in the community and continues to be a great source of information for the whole staff. As Jerry always says, “Esther knows where the bodies are buried.”

Liz Berge and Andi Hale are the newest additions to the Gering Citizen staff. Both Liz and Andi are working as graphic designers. Each one is an artist with their own unique ability to creatively design eye-catching advertisements that promote local businesses and events. We feel very lucky to have them join our creative team.

While changes have occurred at your newspaper, one thing remains the same – the staff of the Gering Citizen stands committed to excellent coverage of local news.

We are determined to remain as a vigilant watchdog, reporting the decisions made and actions taken by local city leaders, elected officials and school district personnel that have a direct impact on you, our readers.

We believe you – who are the taxpayers, voters, parents, children, business owners, organization members and residents of this community – have a right to know about the decisions made on your behalf, good and bad.

At the same time, we are very interested in reporting the good news in the community and enriching activities like art, culture, music and entertainment on our pages.

When something special happens in your family or circle of friends, we want to hear about it and join you in celebrating.

There is no charge for birth, wedding, significant birthday and anniversary announcements or obituaries.

We always appreciate news tips relating to any local and regional news that our readers deserve to know.

It’s a new year and the Gering Citizen is ready to forge ahead into the future as your source for local news coverage. We are honored to serve Gering and the greater Panhandle.

Thank you for reading.

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23Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
23Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
23Lyman Review: One mean chicken
23Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
23Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
23Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
23Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
23Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
23Teen Voice: Inspire me
23Totally Random: Where does it go?
23Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
23Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
23Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
23Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
23Religious freedom must be protected
23View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
23No-Till Notes: Back in the field
23Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
23No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
23Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
23Fourth of July meetings
22Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
22Rural America and immigration reform
22Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
22Lyman Review: Winter's dog
22Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
22At the Library: March into a good book
22Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
22Greetings from the State Capitol
22From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
22College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
22No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
21Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
21Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
20The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
20Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
19Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
16Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Most Read News Stories of 2012
368All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
354Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
327Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
202Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
190To whom are we thankful?
178Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
152A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
151Support letters requested for airport
150At the Monument: Museum collections
144A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
141A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
138Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
138Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
132Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
128In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
127Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
127No Till Notes:
125Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
125No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
123At the Monument: Where are the animals?
120At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
118Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
118No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
112Letters to the Editor
93Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
93No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
91Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
90
89Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
86At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
83Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
80Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
79A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
71What's the deal with organic milk?
70Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
69Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
69In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
66Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
58Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
55Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
54Observations Only: A soul’s journey
53Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
53Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
53Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
52Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
51Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
50Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
50Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
50Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
49Completely Different: It's all in the family
49Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
49Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
49Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
49The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
48Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
48Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
48Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
48Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
47Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
47A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
47Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
46Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
46Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
46Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
46Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
46Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
45Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
45A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
45From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
45Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
45 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
45A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
44Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
44From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
44Totally Random: The Golden Rule
43Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
43Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
43Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
43Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
43At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
42Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
42Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
42Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
42Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
42Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
41Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
41From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
41Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
41Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
41Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
41Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
41Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
40From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
40The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
40The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
40Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
40Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
39Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
39Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
39From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
39Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
39Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
39Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
39Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
39Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
39Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
39A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
39A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
39Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
39Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
39Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
39Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
39Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
39Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
39Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
39Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
38Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
38Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
38Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
38The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
38Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
38From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
38From the Superintendent’s Desk
38Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
38Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
38Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
38Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
38Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
38Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
38The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
38The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
38Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
38Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
38Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
38Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
38Reach out for challenges
37Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
37Assad’s endgame
37From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
37Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
37A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
37A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
37Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
37Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
37In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
37Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
37 Across The Fence: County Fair
37No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
37A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
37
36Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
36Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
36Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
36Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
36A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
36Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
36Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
36Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
36A Stray Moment: Without a net
36Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
36In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
36Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
35Completely Different: Your local government and you
35From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
35Across the Fence: On The road
35Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
35Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
35Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
35Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
35Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
35Observations Only : White water
35From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
35Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
35Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
35Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
35Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
35Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
35Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
35Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
35Totally Random: My journey, life after living
35Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
35Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
35Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
35Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
35Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
35Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
35Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
35No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
35Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
34Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
34Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
34Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
34Across the Fence: Building Barns
34A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
34Teen Voice: Today’s television
34From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
34Observations Only: Critical thinking
34Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
34Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
34Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
34Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
34Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
34Across the Fence: The hand dug well
34The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
34Teen Voice: Silence
34Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
34Across The Fence: A day For thanks
34Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
34Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
34Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
34Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
34A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
33A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
33Observations Only: Painting a picture
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
33Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
33Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
33A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
33Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
33Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
33Observations Only: Temptation
33Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
33Lyman Review: Devil calf
33Totally Random: Life’s ripples
33Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
33Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
33Anno Domini: We gather together
33A real leaning tree Christmas
33Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
33Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
33Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
33No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
33A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
33Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
33Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
33
33Creatures of the Night
33No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
33Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
32Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
32Do You Tube?
32Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
32Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
32Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
32A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
32Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
32Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
32A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
32Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
32Observations Only: Curious things
32Observations Only: Curious things, part II
32A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
32Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
32Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
32Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
32A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
32Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
32Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
32Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
32Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
32The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
32Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
32Observations Only: Reality check
32Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
32Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
32Observations Only: Gone away
32Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
32Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
32At the Monument: Art in National Parks
32At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
32History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
32Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
32Prairie Dogs
32No-Till Notes: The value of water
31The zombie apocalypse and you
31Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
31From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
31Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
31Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
31A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
31Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
31Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
31Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
31A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
31Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
31From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
31Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
31The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
31Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
31The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
31Totally Random: October, the pink month
31Observations Only: A sad week
31Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
31Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
31 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
31Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
31Across The Fence: Last Christmas
31Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
31Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
31Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
31At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
31Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
31Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
31Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
31Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
31Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
31In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
31
31At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
31Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
30Observations Only : The orphanage
30Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
30Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
30Being a Nebraskan – border to border
30Across the fence: Something worth remembering
30Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
30Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
30A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
30Observations Only: A new direction
30A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
30Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
30Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
30The ghost of Ayn Rand
30Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
30Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
30A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
30Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
30Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
30Observations Only: Uneventful flight
30Observations Only: Journey's end
30Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
30Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
30Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
30From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
30Teen Voice: Shadow art
30Observations Only: Divine spirit
30Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
30Teeing Off: Around the Green
30A Small World: Savoring county fair days
30Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
30Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
30Observations Only: Saint Marge
30Teen Voice: The rivalry
30Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
30Teen Voice: Stress test
30Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
30No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
30Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
30Teen Voice: Self-expression
30Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
30Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
30Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
30Teen Voice: My rebellion
30Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
30Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
30Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
30Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
30At the Monument: That old (historic) building
30Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
30Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
30Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
30In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
30No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
30Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
30Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
30Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
30At the Monument: Night Sky
29Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
29Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
29Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
29Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
29Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
29LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
29From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
29Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
29Teen Voice: Serendipity
29Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
29Teen Voice: Living within our means
29Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
29Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
29Teen Voice: Being a girl
29Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
29Observations Only: A gift of serenity
29Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
29The Good Life: The two different types of business people
29Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
29Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
29Observations Only: The vision
29A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
29A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
29Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
29Lyman Review: The love goat
29A Halloween Story: The scary dream
29Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
29Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
29Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
29Building Bridges: Love your enemies
29Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
29Teen Voice: Footprints
29Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
29Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
29Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
29Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
29Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
29No-til Notes: Changing plans
29Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
29No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
29
29Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
29Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
28Completely Different: Tales from the mat
28Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
28Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
28Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
28Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
28Observations Only - Two ages of man
28SELL-OUT!
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
28Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
28A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
28Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
28Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
28Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
28Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
28The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
28From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
28Teen Voice: Catfished
28From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
28Observations Only: Sister lost
28Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
28The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
28Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
28Observations Only: Good and evil
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
28Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
28Observations Only: A matter of matter
28A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
28Teen Voice: Remember what you have
28Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
28Observations Only: Indifferent love
28Observations Only: The need to understand
28Observations Only: A good daughter
28The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
28Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
28The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
28Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
28Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
28Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
28Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
28Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
28Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
28Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
28Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
28Teen Voice: Cyber War
28Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
28Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
28Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
28Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
28Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
28Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
28Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
28Synchronicity:What brings me back
28Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
28Be kind through communications
28A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
28
27Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
27From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
27Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
27Home of the Brave
27Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
27Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
27Observations Only: Just around the corner
27The Block
27The hills, part 1: Mustangs
27Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
27Observations Only: Sister odyssey
27Observations Only: North Powder
27Observations Only: Blue chip stock
27Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
27A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
27Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
27Observations Only: Beginnings
27Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
27A Stray Moment: God Knows
27Teen Voice: The need to get away
27The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
27Observations Only: Divine prompts
27Teen Voice: Body image
27Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
27Teeing Off: Persistence
27Teeing Off: The thing about state
27Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
27Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
27
27Observations Only: The visit
27Observations Only: A day in August
27Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
27Observations Only: The last goodbye
27Teen Voice: What is love?
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
27Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
27Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
27Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
27No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
27SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
27Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
27Linked Lives
27Their View: Goal post move unfair
27Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
27Letter to the editor
27Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
27No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
27No Till Notes: Final Stop
26Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
26Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
26Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
26Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
26Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
26Completely Different: The Quest
26View from the block
26Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
26Trash cans
26Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
26Observations Only: What's in a word?
26From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
26Silence please
26Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
26From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
26Teen Voice: Happy news
26Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
26Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
26Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
26The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
26The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
26Completely Different - The magic of spring
26Observations Only: A fine line
26Observations Only: Choices
26Observations Only: The shadow of error
26Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
26Observations Only: A matter of paradox
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
26A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
26A Small World: Special guest
26Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
26Observations Only: Hog wash
26Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
26Totally Random: Happy Halloween
26Observations Only: One more time
26Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
26Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
26Observations Only: Final moment
26Observations Only: The last toothpick
26Teen Voice: The gift of caring
26No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
26Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
26Totally Random: Trusting the fates
26Teen Voice: Where is the love?
26Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
26Across the Fence: Amanda
26No-Till Notes: Looking Back
26No-till Notes: Moving forward
26Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
26New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
26For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
26Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
26Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
25Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
25It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
25Time keeps flowing like a river
25Teen Voice: March Madness
25Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
25Observations Only: The joy of money
25Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
25Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
25Life's curve balls
25Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
25Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
25Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
25It's no surprise
25Teen Voice: The more the merrier
25Teen Voice: Not just another ride
25Observations Only: Extreme measures
25Remembering When
25From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
25From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
25Teen Voice: The road of hatred
25Observations Only: No thank you
25LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
25Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
25A Stray Moment: The last time
25The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
25Observations Only: The meeting
25Observations Only: Scourge of violence
25Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
25Teen Voice: Equality
25Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
25From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
25Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
25Observations Only: Expect the best
25Guest Voices…
25Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
25Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
25Teeing Off: Mind Gym
25The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
25Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
25A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
25Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
25Our View: Community responsible for kids
25Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
25Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
25Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
25Why you should visit the zoo in February
25Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
25Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
25Nature Notes: Love is in the air
25Lyman Review: Dog fun
25Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
25Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
25Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
25Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
25Lyman Review: Branding Time
25Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
25Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
25At the Monument: Junior Rangers
25Letters to the Editor
25No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
25Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
24Observations only : Sisters of the world
24Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
24We need a few good people
24Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
24My mini Pen and me
24Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
24Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
24 Taking a big risk
24Practice safe barbecue basics
24Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
24Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
24Observations Only: Giving up
24Observations Only: Counting chickens
24Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
24Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
24Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
24Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
24Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
24Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
24Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
24Observations Only: Going home
24Our View: The elephant in the room
24Across the Fence: The Pony Express
24Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
24Observations Only: Willfulness
24Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
24Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
24Teen Voice: The Other Side
24Observations Only: Off to the races
24Observations Only: The awful truth
24Observations Only: Waiting time
24Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
24From the Hill: More Work Ahead
24Anno Domini: On this remembering day
24Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
24Observations Only: The vigil
24Teen Voice: To the future
24Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
24Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
24Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
24Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
24Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
24At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
24Support emergency services personnel
24Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
24What’s really going on with our water?
24Website Resources
24At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
23Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
23A last look at the Nebraska Zone
23Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
23Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
23Our view . . .Sports Complex
23Timing makes perfect
23The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
23Observations Only: Saturday delight
23From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
23Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
23Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
23Observations Only: Spider adventure
23Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
23I'm falling for Tumblr?
23Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
23Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
23Lyman Review: One mean chicken
23Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
23Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
23Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
23Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
23Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
23Teen Voice: Inspire me
23Totally Random: Where does it go?
23Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
23Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
23Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
23Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
23Religious freedom must be protected
23View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
23No-Till Notes: Back in the field
23Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
23No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
23Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
23Fourth of July meetings
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
22A Small World: Time traveling
22Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
22The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
22Seeing the works of the master
22Age of reason
22Permission to remember
22Economic development update
22Welcome to Gering
22A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
22Observations Only: Together again
22Observations Only: Surprises
22Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
22Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
22Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
22Rural America and immigration reform
22Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
22Lyman Review: Winter's dog
22Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
22At the Library: March into a good book
22Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
22Greetings from the State Capitol
22From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
22College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
22No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
21Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
21Observations Only : Mission accomplished
21Letter to the Editor
21Social time has important benefits
21Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
21From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
21The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
21Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
21The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
21Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
21The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
21Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
21Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
21Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
20From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
20The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
20Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
19Our View: Visionaries wanted
19The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
19Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
18Our View: Bravo OTD committee
18My Thanksgiving prayer
16Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
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