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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1621Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1618Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1616Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1610From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1597Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1582Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1571It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1566Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1553Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1551Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1530Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1516Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1497Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1476From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1465Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1441Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1414Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1394Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1381Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1362Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1328Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1306Completely Different: The Quest
1304Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1254Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1217Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1196Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1176Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1175Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1173Across the Fence: Building Barns
1152The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1141Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1140Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1136From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1134From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1132Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1132Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1117Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1114Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1105Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1100From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1096Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1095Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1085Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1082No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1079Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1078Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1073Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1069Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1065From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1064Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1063Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1063The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1054From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1052Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1048Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1048Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1041A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1039Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1034Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1031A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1029Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1026Across the Fence: On The road
1025From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1012Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1010From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1009Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1009Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1008The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1008Assad’s endgame
1006Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1004Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1002Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1002Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
998Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
985Observations Only - Two ages of man
985Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
985Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
981Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
980Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
977Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
976Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
976Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
975The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
966A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
963Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
957Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
955Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
950A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
948From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
942From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
931Observations Only: Painting a picture
930Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
929Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
929Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
926A Small World: Savoring county fair days
922Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
915Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
915Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
913From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
908Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
903Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
903Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
900Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
900Teen Voice: Today’s television
899Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
899Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
897Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
894Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
893Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
892Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
890Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
889Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
886Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
886Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
882Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
882Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
882Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
879Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
874Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
872From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
870From the Superintendent’s Desk
869The zombie apocalypse and you
869Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
866From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
865Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
865From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
861Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
861From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
860Observations Only: A new direction
860From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
858Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
857A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
850Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
849Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
845Across The Fence: A day For thanks
840Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
838Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
835Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
834Observations Only: Giving up
832Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
832Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
832From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
832Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
830Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
825Trash cans
823Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
820 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
817A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
817Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
817Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
813Teen Voice: The road of hatred
812The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
812The hills, part 1: Mustangs
810Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
809Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
809From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
809From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
808From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
806A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
805A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
805Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
804Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
803Observations Only: The joy of money
802Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
802Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
800Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
797The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
793Teen Voice: Catfished
792The Block
791From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
790Teen Voice: The more the merrier
790The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
789Observations Only: Saturday delight
789Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
787A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
787A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
787Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
787At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
785Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
784Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
782Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
780A Stray Moment: God Knows
777Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
776Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
773Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
770From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
769Life's curve balls
767A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
766Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
765 Taking a big risk
765Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
765A Stray Moment: Without a net
763Observations Only: Curious things
763Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
760A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
760Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
759Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
758Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
756The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
754The ghost of Ayn Rand
754Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
753A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
753A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
751Teen Voice: Not just another ride
750Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
750Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
750Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
750Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
748A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
746Observations Only: Extreme measures
746Observations Only: Counting chickens
746Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
746Across the Fence: The hand dug well
743Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
741Seeing the works of the master
741From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
738The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
737Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
736Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
735Timing makes perfect
734Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
734The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
734A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
734Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
733Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
732Observations Only: Scourge of violence
730Observations Only: Just around the corner
726SELL-OUT!
725View from the block
725Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
723Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
723Observations Only: Going home
722A Stray Moment: The last time
717Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
717The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
717Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
715Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
714Welcome to Gering
714It's no surprise
713Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
713Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
709Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
708Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
705Observations Only: Uneventful flight
705A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
705Teen Voice: Body image
704Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
703A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
702Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
702The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
701Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
701Rural America and immigration reform
700Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
699Observations Only: Surprises
698Do You Tube?
698Silence please
696Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
696Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
696Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
696Teen Voice: Living within our means
695Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
694A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
694Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
694Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
693Observations Only: No thank you
692Observations Only: What's in a word?
692Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
691Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
691Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
690Observations Only: A gift of serenity
689Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
687Economic development update
687From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
687Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
686LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
685Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
685The Good Life: The two different types of business people
684Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
684A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
683Observations Only: Journey's end
682Age of reason
682Observations Only: Together again
682Teen Voice: Shadow art
680Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
680Teen Voice: Serendipity
680Observations Only: The awful truth
679From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
679Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
678Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
678Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
676From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
676Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
676Observations Only: Critical thinking
676The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
675Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
674A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
673Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
671Observations Only: North Powder
669Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
669Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
667Observations Only: Sister odyssey
667Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
666A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
665Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
664Observations Only: Spider adventure
663Observations Only: Curious things, part II
662Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
662Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
659The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
659A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
658Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
657Guest Voices…
657Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
655Observations Only: Blue chip stock
652Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
652Totally Random: My journey, life after living
651Observations Only: Sister lost
649Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
648Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
646Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
646Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
644I'm falling for Tumblr?
643From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
639From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
637Permission to remember
635A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
633Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
633Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
630Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
628Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
628Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
627My Thanksgiving prayer
627Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
627Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
625The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
623Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
622Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
619Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
617Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
617Teen Voice: Being a girl
615Our View: The elephant in the room
615Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
615A real leaning tree Christmas
614The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
611Home of the Brave
611Observations Only: The meeting
611The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
611Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
610Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
609Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
608The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
607Social time has important benefits
607Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
606LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
606Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
606Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
605Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
604Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
604Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
603Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
602Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
601Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
601Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
600Practice safe barbecue basics
600Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
596Teen Voice: Happy news
595Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
593Remembering When
593Observations Only : White water
593A Small World: Special guest
592Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
590Observations Only: Expect the best
590Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
589Our View: Bravo OTD committee
588The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
587Observations Only: Good and evil
587The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
587Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
585The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
585A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
584Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
584Observations Only: A fine line
583Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
582Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
581The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
581Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
575Observations Only: The shadow of error
575Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
575Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
574The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
569Observations Only: Beginnings
569Observations Only: A matter of matter
566Teeing Off: Around the Green
557Observations Only: Indifferent love
556Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
556Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
555Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
551Observations Only: Divine spirit
551Observations Only: A matter of paradox
550Observations Only: Choices
550Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
549Teen Voice: Equality
545Completely Different - The magic of spring
543Observations Only: Divine prompts
542Anno Domini: We gather together
541A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
541Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
539Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
535Totally Random: Life’s ripples
535Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
533Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
532Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
531Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
531Teen Voice: Silence
531Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
531Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
522A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
520Observations Only: Willfulness
517Our View: Visionaries wanted
516Observations Only: Temptation
516Observations Only: The vision
516Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
515Teen Voice: The need to get away
514Observations Only: Off to the races
514Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
510Totally Random: October, the pink month
510Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
509Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
509Observations Only: A sad week
508Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
506Observations Only: The need to understand
505Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
503A Halloween Story: The scary dream
501Lyman Review: Devil calf
500Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
492Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
489Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
489Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
489Building Bridges: Love your enemies
487Teen Voice: Stress test
485Teeing Off: Mind Gym
484Teeing Off: Persistence
480Across the Fence: The Pony Express
480Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
479Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
479Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
476Observations Only: A good daughter
475Teen Voice: The rivalry
469Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
464Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
464Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
461Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
458Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
457Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
456Observations Only: Saint Marge
455Observations Only: Waiting time
454Teeing Off: The thing about state
453Teen Voice: Remember what you have
452Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
452Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
450Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
446Teen Voice: The Other Side
446Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
444Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
443Lyman Review: The love goat
440Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
440Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
440Teen Voice: Footprints
439Observations Only: Reality check
433Teen Voice: What is love?
430Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
428Anno Domini: On this remembering day
426Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
426Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
424Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
423Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
422Totally Random: Happy Halloween
421Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
420Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
419Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
414Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
413Observations Only: Gone away
410Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
408Observations Only: Hog wash
408Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
406Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
404Teen Voice: My rebellion
403Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
403Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
402Teen Voice: Self-expression
401No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
401Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
398Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
398Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
397Lyman Review: One mean chicken
397Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
391 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
386Why you should visit the zoo in February
385Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
382Teen Voice: Cyber War
378Observations Only: The visit
378From the Hill: More Work Ahead
376Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
375Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
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369Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
368Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
365Observations Only: A day in August
363Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
362Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
360SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
358Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
355Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
355At the Library: March into a good book
354Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
350Observations Only: The last goodbye
350The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
345No-Till Notes: Looking Back
344Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
343Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
340Observations Only: Final moment
339Teen Voice: The gift of caring
338Observations Only: One more time
337No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
337Teen Voice: To the future
336Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
335Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
334Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
331Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
330What’s really going on with our water?
327Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
324Across The Fence: Last Christmas
323Observations Only: The last toothpick
323Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
322Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
320Teen Voice: Where is the love?
319Our View: Community responsible for kids
319Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
319Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
317Lyman Review: Branding Time
316Totally Random: Trusting the fates
314Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
310Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
310Nature Notes: Love is in the air
302Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
300Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
300Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
299Observations Only: The vigil
297Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
296Totally Random: Where does it go?
295Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
294Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
294View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
293Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
292Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
292In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
289Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
288Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
281Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
281Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
279Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
279In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
275Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
269Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
268Religious freedom must be protected
267Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
267Their View: Goal post move unfair
264Lyman Review: Winter's dog
264At the Monument: Junior Rangers
263Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
262Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
257Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
256Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
255Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
255Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
255In the Hills: Explore the state parks
255Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
252Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
252Linked Lives
250At the Monument: That old (historic) building
249In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
245Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
240Lyman Review: Dog fun
239Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
239Across the Fence: Amanda
239Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
238Support emergency services personnel
237Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
237For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
234At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
233Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
233At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
232Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
230Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
230College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
229Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
224Teen Voice: Inspire me
223Greetings from the State Capitol
223Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
222Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
221At the Monument: Where are the animals?
219From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
218Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
218No-till Notes: Moving forward
217Website Resources
215Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
208Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
206No-Till Notes: Back in the field
204New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
200Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
198View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
198Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
198No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
196Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
195Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
193Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
190No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
189Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
188At the Monument: Art in National Parks
187Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
183Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
181Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
177No-til Notes: Changing plans
173Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
170Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
169Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
161At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
159Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
158Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
154History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
149Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
147Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
144Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
138Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
131No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
128Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
117Synchronicity:What brings me back
116No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
97Be kind through communications
92Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
71Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
70Letters to the Editor
55Letter to the editor
47Fourth of July meetings
34Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
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