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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37Teeing Off: Mind Gym
37Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
37A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
37Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
37From the Hill: More Work Ahead
37Teen Voice: What is love?
37Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
37Teen Voice: To the future
37Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
37No-Till Notes: Looking Back
37Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
37Fourth of July meetings
37No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
36Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
36Completely Different - The magic of spring
36Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
36Why you should visit the zoo in February
36Website Resources
36College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
36Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
35Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
35Observations Only: Willfulness
35Lyman Review: Winter's dog
35Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
35Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
35Nature Notes: Love is in the air
35Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
35Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
35Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
34Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
34Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
34Teen Voice: Inspire me
34Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
34From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
34No-Till Notes: Back in the field
34At the Monument: Living History
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
33Rural America and immigration reform
33Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
33Lyman Review: Dog fun
32The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
32At the Library: March into a good book
32Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
32Greetings from the State Capitol
31Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
31Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
30Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
30Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
29Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
28Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
28No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
Most Read News Stories of 2012
462All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
455Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
406Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
354To whom are we thankful?
264Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
250A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
240At the Monument: Museum collections
238Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
229A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
225A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
210Support letters requested for airport
210Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
206Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
192No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
188No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
182Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
175In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
173Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
171Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
167No Till Notes:
162Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
160Letters to the Editor
155Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
155A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
155In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
153Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
153Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
153Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
152Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
152At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
149No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
136Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
131At the Monument: Where are the animals?
128Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
124Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
122Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
120
119What's the deal with organic milk?
119Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
115
112At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
109Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
106Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
97Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
95The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
93Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
93Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
89Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
87Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
87Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
87Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
86Completely Different: It's all in the family
86Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
85Observations Only: A soul’s journey
85Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
84Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
83Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
83Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
83Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
83A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
81 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
78Totally Random: The Golden Rule
78From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
78Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
77Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
76Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
76Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
76Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
76Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
74A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
74In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
73Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
73Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
73Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
73At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
73At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
72From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
72Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
72Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
72No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
71Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
71Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
71Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
70Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
70Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
70Creatures of the Night
70Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
69Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
69Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
69A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
69Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
68Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
68Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
68Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
68Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
68Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
68Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
68
67Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
67Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
67Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
67The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
67Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
67Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
67Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
67Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
66Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
66Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
66Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
65Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
65Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
65No-Till Notes: The value of water
64Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
64Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
64A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
64Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
64Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
64Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
64Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
63Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
63Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
63A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
63The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
63Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
63Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
62Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
62The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
62Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
62Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
62Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
62Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
62The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
62The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
62Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
62Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
62Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
62A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
61Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
61Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
61From the Superintendent’s Desk
61From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
61A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
61Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
61Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
61Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
61Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
61Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
61A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
61At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
61A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
60Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
60Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
60From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
60Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
60Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
60Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
60Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
60Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
60Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
60No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
59The ghost of Ayn Rand
59From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
59Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
59Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
59Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
59Across the Fence: The hand dug well
59Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
59Observations Only: A sad week
59Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
58Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
58From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
58A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
58A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
58Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
58Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
57Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
57Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
57Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
57 Across The Fence: County Fair
57Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
56Across the Fence: On The road
56Assad’s endgame
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
56Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
56A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
56Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
56Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
56Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
56Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
56Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
56Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
56Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
56Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
56Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
55Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
55A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
55Across the Fence: The Pony Express
55Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
55Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
55From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
55The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
55Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
55In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
55
54Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
54Observations Only: Curious things
54Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
54A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
54Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
54From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
54Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
54Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
54Teeing Off: Around the Green
54Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
54The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
54Teen Voice: Silence
54Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
54Anno Domini: We gather together
54At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
54Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
54No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
53Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
53Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
53Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
53A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
53Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
53Teen Voice: The need to get away
53A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
53Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
53No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
53Totally Random: My journey, life after living
53Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
53Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
53At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
53Be kind through communications
53Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
53A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
53Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
53
53Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
53
52Across the Fence: Building Barns
52A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
52Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
52Teen Voice: Remember what you have
52Observations Only: Reality check
52A Halloween Story: The scary dream
52Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
52Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
52Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
52Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
51The Block
51Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
51Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
51From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
51Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
51From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
51Observations Only: Beginnings
51Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
51The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
51A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
51Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
51Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
51Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
51Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
51A real leaning tree Christmas
51Building Bridges: Love your enemies
51Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
51Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
51Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
51Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
51Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
51Reach out for challenges
51Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
50Completely Different: Your local government and you
50Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
50Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
50Observations Only: The meeting
50Observations Only: Critical thinking
50Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
50Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
50Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
50Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
50Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
50Observations Only: Temptation
50Observations Only: The need to understand
50Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
50Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
50The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
50Across The Fence: A day For thanks
50Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
50In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
50Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
50No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
50
49Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
49A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
49A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
49Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
49Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
49Observations Only : White water
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
49Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
49A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
49Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
49Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
49Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
49The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
49Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
49Observations Only: Divine spirit
49Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
49The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
49Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
49Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
49Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
49Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
49Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
49Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
49Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
49Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
49No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
49History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
49Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
48Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
48Teen Voice: Today’s television
48From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
48Teen Voice: Catfished
48Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
48Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
48Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
48Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
48Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
48Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
48Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
48A Stray Moment: Without a net
48Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
48
48Teen Voice: My rebellion
48Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
48Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
48Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
48Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
48Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
48New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
48Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
48Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
48No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
48Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
48Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
48
47Observations Only : The orphanage
47Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
47Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
47Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
47Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
47A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
47Observations Only: A gift of serenity
47Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
47A Small World: Special guest
47A Small World: Savoring county fair days
47Lyman Review: Devil calf
47Observations Only: The visit
47Teen Voice: Stress test
47Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
47Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
47SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
47Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
47In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
47Across the Fence: Amanda
47View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
47In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
46Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
46Being a Nebraskan – border to border
46The zombie apocalypse and you
46From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
46Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
46The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
46Observations Only: Journey's end
46Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
46Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
46Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
46Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
46The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
46Teen Voice: Body image
46A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
46Observations Only: Indifferent love
46Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
46Totally Random: Life’s ripples
46Lyman Review: One mean chicken
46Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
46Teen Voice: The rivalry
46Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
46Teen Voice: Self-expression
46Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
46Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
46No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
46Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
46Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
46Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
46Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
46Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
46Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
46No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
46At the Monument: Night Sky
46Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
45Observations Only: A new direction
45A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
45The hills, part 1: Mustangs
45A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
45Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
45Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
45Observations Only: Curious things, part II
45Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
45Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
45Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
45Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
45Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
45Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
45Observations Only: Saint Marge
45Lyman Review: The love goat
45Totally Random: October, the pink month
45Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
45Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
45Observations Only: Gone away
45Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
45Teen Voice: The gift of caring
45Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
45Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
45Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
45What’s really going on with our water?
45Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
45No-til Notes: Changing plans
45Prairie Dogs
45No Till Notes: Final Stop
45Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
44Observations only : Sisters of the world
44Completely Different: Tales from the mat
44Time keeps flowing like a river
44Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
44The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
44Observations Only: Just around the corner
44Observations Only: North Powder
44From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
44Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
44I'm falling for Tumblr?
44Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
44Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
44Teen Voice: Being a girl
44Observations Only: The shadow of error
44Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
44The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
44Teeing Off: The thing about state
44Observations Only: The vision
44Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
44Anno Domini: On this remembering day
44Observations Only: One more time
44Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
44Our View: Community responsible for kids
44Across The Fence: Last Christmas
44Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
44Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
44Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
44Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
44Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
44Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
44Religious freedom must be protected
44Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
44Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
44No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
44Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
44Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
43It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
43A last look at the Nebraska Zone
43Completely Different: The Quest
43From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
43Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
43Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
43A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
43Observations Only: Painting a picture
43Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
43Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
43Our View: The elephant in the room
43Observations Only: Expect the best
43Observations Only: A matter of paradox
43The Good Life: The two different types of business people
43Teen Voice: The Other Side
43A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
43Observations Only: Off to the races
43Observations Only: The awful truth
43Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
43Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
43 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
43Observations Only: A day in August
43Teen Voice: Where is the love?
43Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
43Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
43Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
43Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
43Their View: Goal post move unfair
43Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
43Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
42Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
42Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
42Across the fence: Something worth remembering
42Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
42Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
42Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
42Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
42From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
42Remembering When
42A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
42Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
42Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
42The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
42Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
42Observations Only: Good and evil
42Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
42Guest Voices…
42Teen Voice: Shadow art
42Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
42Observations Only: Waiting time
42Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
42Totally Random: Happy Halloween
42Observations Only: The last goodbye
42Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
42Observations Only: Final moment
42Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
42Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
42Teen Voice: Footprints
42Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
42Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
42At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
42At the Monument: Art in National Parks
42At the Monument: Junior Rangers
42Letters to the Editor
41Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
41Do You Tube?
41Home of the Brave
41Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
41Teen Voice: The more the merrier
41Teen Voice: Not just another ride
41A Stray Moment: The last time
41Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
41Teen Voice: Happy news
41Teen Voice: Serendipity
41Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
41Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
41Observations Only: A fine line
41Observations Only: Choices
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
41Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
41Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
41A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
41Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
41Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
41Observations Only: The vigil
41Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
41Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
41Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
41Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
41Support emergency services personnel
41Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
41Lyman Review: Branding Time
41No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
41For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
41Synchronicity:What brings me back
41Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
40Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
40Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
40Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
40Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
40Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
40Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
40Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
40Observations Only: Blue chip stock
40Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
40Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
40Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
40Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
40Observations Only: Uneventful flight
40Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
40Observations Only: Going home
40Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
40The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
40Observations Only: Divine prompts
40Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
40Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
40Observations Only: A good daughter
40Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
40Totally Random: Trusting the fates
40Teen Voice: Cyber War
40Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
40View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
40Totally Random: Where does it go?
40At the Monument: That old (historic) building
40In the Hills: Explore the state parks
40Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
40At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
40Linked Lives
40Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
40Letter to the editor
39My mini Pen and me
39Age of reason
39Economic development update
39Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
39Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
39Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
39From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
39LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
39Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
39Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
39Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
39Teen Voice: Equality
39A Stray Moment: God Knows
39Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
39The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
39Observations Only: A matter of matter
39Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
39Observations Only: The last toothpick
39No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
39Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
39Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
39Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
39Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
39Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
39Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
38SELL-OUT!
38Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
38It's no surprise
38From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
38Teen Voice: The road of hatred
38Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
38Observations Only: Scourge of violence
38From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
38A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
38From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
38Teen Voice: Living within our means
38Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
38Observations Only: Hog wash
38Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
38Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
38Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
38No-till Notes: Moving forward
37Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
37Our view . . .Sports Complex
37Observations Only - Two ages of man
37View from the block
37Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
37Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
37Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
37LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
37Observations Only: Sister odyssey
37The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
37Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
37Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
37Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
37Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
37Observations Only: Sister lost
37From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
37From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
37Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
37Teeing Off: Mind Gym
37Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
37A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
37Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
37From the Hill: More Work Ahead
37Teen Voice: What is love?
37Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
37Teen Voice: To the future
37Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
37No-Till Notes: Looking Back
37Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
37Fourth of July meetings
37No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
36Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
36We need a few good people
36Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
36Letter to the Editor
36Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
36Seeing the works of the master
36Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
36Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
36Trash cans
36Observations Only: The joy of money
36The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
36Observations Only: What's in a word?
36From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
36Observations Only: No thank you
36Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
36From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
36Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
36Completely Different - The magic of spring
36Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
36Why you should visit the zoo in February
36Website Resources
36College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
36Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
35Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
35Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
35Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
35Timing makes perfect
35Permission to remember
35 Taking a big risk
35Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
35Practice safe barbecue basics
35Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
35Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
35Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
35Observations Only: Giving up
35Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
35Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
35Observations Only: Willfulness
35Lyman Review: Winter's dog
35Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
35Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
35Nature Notes: Love is in the air
35Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
35Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
35Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
34Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
34Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
34Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
34Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
34Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
34Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
34Life's curve balls
34The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
34Observations Only: Counting chickens
34Observations Only: Together again
34Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
34Observations Only: Surprises
34The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
34The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
34Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
34Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
34Teen Voice: Inspire me
34Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
34From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
34No-Till Notes: Back in the field
34At the Monument: Living History
33A Small World: Time traveling
33Teen Voice: March Madness
33Observations Only: Saturday delight
33Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
33Observations Only: Extreme measures
33Silence please
33Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
33The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
33Rural America and immigration reform
33Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
33Lyman Review: Dog fun
32Observations Only : Mission accomplished
32Social time has important benefits
32Our View: Visionaries wanted
32Welcome to Gering
32Observations Only: Spider adventure
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
32Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
32The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
32At the Library: March into a good book
32Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
32Greetings from the State Capitol
31Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
31Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
31Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
30From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
30Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
30Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
29Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
28My Thanksgiving prayer
28Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
28No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
27Our View: Bravo OTD committee
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