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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1664Our view . . .Sports Complex
1652Completely Different: Your local government and you
1650Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1642Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1638Observations only : Sisters of the world
1638Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1633Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1630Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1624From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1623Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1621Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1621Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1604Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1593Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1585Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1578It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1570Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1552Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1551Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1525Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1512Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1494From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1492Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1451Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1425Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1419Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1394Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1394Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1342Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1311Completely Different: The Quest
1307Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1283Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1222Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1211Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1206Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1188Across the Fence: Building Barns
1184Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1182The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1151Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1150Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1145Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1144Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1141From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1140From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1139Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1131Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1123Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1116Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1107Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1106Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1105From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1101Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1094Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1094No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1082Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1078Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1077From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1072Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1070Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1070The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1066From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1061A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1061Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1061Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1054Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1053Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1044Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1043Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1037A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1036Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1032Across the Fence: On The road
1031From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1030Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1024From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1024Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1018Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1016Assad’s endgame
1016Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1014The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1010Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1010Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1008Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
995Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
992Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
992Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
992Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
990Observations Only - Two ages of man
986Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
985Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
985Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
981The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
978A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
967Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
966Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
965Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
964From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
959From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
955A Small World: Savoring county fair days
951A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
942Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
937Observations Only: Painting a picture
935Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
933Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
929Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
925Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
922From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
921Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
918Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
915Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
913Teen Voice: Today’s television
913Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
911Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
911Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
910Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
909Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
908Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
902Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
901Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
901Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
899Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
899Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
894Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
892Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
889Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
887Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
886Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
883Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
879A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
877From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
877From the Superintendent’s Desk
877Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
875From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
874Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
872From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
871The zombie apocalypse and you
870Across The Fence: A day For thanks
868From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
868From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
867Observations Only: A new direction
867Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
867Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
857Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
854Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
847Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
847 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
846Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
845Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
843From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
842Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
842Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
840Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
839Observations Only: Giving up
837Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
836Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
828Trash cans
822Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
820A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
820Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
820A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
819From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
817A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
817From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
817Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
816Teen Voice: The road of hatred
815Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
815The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
815The hills, part 1: Mustangs
813From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
812Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
812Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
810Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
808Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
806Observations Only: The joy of money
806The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
805Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
802Teen Voice: Catfished
802From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
800Teen Voice: The more the merrier
799The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
794The Block
793Observations Only: Saturday delight
793Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
793A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
793Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
793Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
792Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
791At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
789Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
787A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
785A Stray Moment: God Knows
785Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
784Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
778Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
774From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
773A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
772Life's curve balls
772Observations Only: Curious things
772Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
772Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
771A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
770Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
770Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
769A Stray Moment: Without a net
768 Taking a big risk
764A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
763Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
763The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
762Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
762A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
762Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
761Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
759Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
758Teen Voice: Not just another ride
757Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
757The ghost of Ayn Rand
755Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
755Across the Fence: The hand dug well
754A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
752Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
749Observations Only: Extreme measures
748Observations Only: Counting chickens
747Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
747The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
746Seeing the works of the master
745A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
745Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
744From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
743Observations Only: Scourge of violence
742Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
741Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
741Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
740Timing makes perfect
740Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
740Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
737The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
736View from the block
736Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
732SELL-OUT!
732Observations Only: Just around the corner
731Observations Only: Going home
731Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
724Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
724A Stray Moment: The last time
724Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
723Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
722The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
721Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
719It's no surprise
718Welcome to Gering
718Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
718The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
716Observations Only: Uneventful flight
715Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
715A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
713Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
710Teen Voice: Body image
710Rural America and immigration reform
708Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
708A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
707A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
706Observations Only: Surprises
705Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
705Teen Voice: Living within our means
705Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
703Silence please
703Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
703Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
702Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
702Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
701Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
701Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
701Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
700Do You Tube?
700A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
700Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
700Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
699Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
699Observations Only: A gift of serenity
697Observations Only: No thank you
697Observations Only: The awful truth
696Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
696The Good Life: The two different types of business people
695Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
695Observations Only: Journey's end
694Observations Only: What's in a word?
693Economic development update
692Observations Only: Critical thinking
692The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
691LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
691Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
689Age of reason
689Teen Voice: Shadow art
688From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
688Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
687From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
686Observations Only: Together again
686Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
685Teen Voice: Serendipity
683Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
683Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
683A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
681Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
681Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
680Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
678Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
677Observations Only: North Powder
676From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
676Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
675Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
673Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
672Observations Only: Sister odyssey
671Observations Only: Curious things, part II
671A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
669Observations Only: Spider adventure
667The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
666Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
665Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
665A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
665Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
662Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
661Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
661Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
660Observations Only: Blue chip stock
660Guest Voices…
659Observations Only: Sister lost
659Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
657Totally Random: My journey, life after living
655Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
650Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
649I'm falling for Tumblr?
647Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
644From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
643Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
641Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
640From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
639Permission to remember
639Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
638The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
638Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
637A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
634Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
634Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
632Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
631My Thanksgiving prayer
631Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
630Teen Voice: Being a girl
622Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
622Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
622Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
621A real leaning tree Christmas
620Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
620Our View: The elephant in the room
620The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
620Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
620The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
619Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
616Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
616Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
615Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
614Home of the Brave
614Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
613Observations Only: The meeting
612Social time has important benefits
612The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
612Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
611Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
609LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
609Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
609Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
607Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
605Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
604A Small World: Special guest
604Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
603Practice safe barbecue basics
602Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
602Observations Only : White water
601Teen Voice: Happy news
599The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
598Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
598Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
597Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
597Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
596Observations Only: Good and evil
596The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
596Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
595Our View: Bravo OTD committee
595Observations Only: Expect the best
594Remembering When
594The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
593The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
592Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
592Observations Only: A fine line
591Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
589Teeing Off: Around the Green
588A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
583Observations Only: The shadow of error
580Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
578The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
577Observations Only: Beginnings
575Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
573Observations Only: A matter of matter
572Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
566Observations Only: Indifferent love
566Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
566Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
561Teen Voice: Equality
561Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
558Observations Only: A matter of paradox
557Observations Only: Divine spirit
555Observations Only: Choices
554A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
553Completely Different - The magic of spring
551Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
551Anno Domini: We gather together
549Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
548Observations Only: Divine prompts
540Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
539Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
539Totally Random: Life’s ripples
538Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
538Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
537Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
537Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
536Teen Voice: Silence
533A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
531Observations Only: Off to the races
529Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
527Observations Only: Temptation
527Observations Only: The vision
526Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
525Observations Only: Willfulness
524Teen Voice: The need to get away
524Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
523Our View: Visionaries wanted
518Observations Only: A sad week
517Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
515Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
514Totally Random: October, the pink month
513Observations Only: The need to understand
510Lyman Review: Devil calf
510A Halloween Story: The scary dream
509Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
507Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
503Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
498Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
497Building Bridges: Love your enemies
494Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
492Teeing Off: Persistence
492Observations Only: A good daughter
492Teen Voice: Stress test
490Teeing Off: Mind Gym
490Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
489Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
487Across the Fence: The Pony Express
486Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
485Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
476Teen Voice: The rivalry
476Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
475Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
469Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
467Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
466Teeing Off: The thing about state
466Teen Voice: Footprints
465Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
462Observations Only: Waiting time
459Observations Only: Saint Marge
457Teen Voice: Remember what you have
457Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
456Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
455Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
455Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
453Teen Voice: The Other Side
449Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
446Lyman Review: The love goat
445Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
442Observations Only: Reality check
442Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
436Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
436Teen Voice: What is love?
436Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
434Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
432Anno Domini: On this remembering day
430Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
428Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
427Totally Random: Happy Halloween
424Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
424Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
423Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
423Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
423Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
417Observations Only: Gone away
417Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
414Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
413Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
408Observations Only: Hog wash
408Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
408Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
407No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
407Teen Voice: My rebellion
405Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
404Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
404Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
403Teen Voice: Self-expression
401Lyman Review: One mean chicken
396 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
393Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
388Why you should visit the zoo in February
384Observations Only: The visit
383From the Hill: More Work Ahead
382Teen Voice: Cyber War
382The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
381Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
380
380Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
372Observations Only: A day in August
372Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
372At the Library: March into a good book
370Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
366Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
365Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
364SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
359Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
359Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
357Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
354Observations Only: The last goodbye
348Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
346Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
346No-Till Notes: Looking Back
345Observations Only: Final moment
343Observations Only: One more time
343No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
342Teen Voice: The gift of caring
339Teen Voice: To the future
338Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
336Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
336Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
335What’s really going on with our water?
334Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
333Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
329Teen Voice: Where is the love?
329Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
327Across The Fence: Last Christmas
324Observations Only: The last toothpick
323Our View: Community responsible for kids
323Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
322Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
322Lyman Review: Branding Time
320Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
318Totally Random: Trusting the fates
317Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
313Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
311Nature Notes: Love is in the air
310View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
308Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
305Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
304Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
300Observations Only: The vigil
299Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
298Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
297Totally Random: Where does it go?
297Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
296Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
296In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
295Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
295Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
295Their View: Goal post move unfair
293Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
290In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
288Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
287Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
282Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
278Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
276Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
275Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
275Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
270Religious freedom must be protected
270Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
270At the Monument: Junior Rangers
269Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
266Lyman Review: Winter's dog
266Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
265Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
262Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
257At the Monument: That old (historic) building
257In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
256Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
256In the Hills: Explore the state parks
256Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
255Linked Lives
254Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
254At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
254For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
247Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
243Lyman Review: Dog fun
242Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
242Across the Fence: Amanda
239Support emergency services personnel
238Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
237At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
237College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
236Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
235Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
233Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
231Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
229Teen Voice: Inspire me
228Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
228Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
227Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
226At the Monument: Where are the animals?
225Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
225Greetings from the State Capitol
223From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
222No-till Notes: Moving forward
221Website Resources
218Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
210New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
209Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
208Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
207No-Till Notes: Back in the field
207Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
207No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
206Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
205History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
200View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
200Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
200Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
195Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
195Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
194Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
194Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
193No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
192Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
191At the Monument: Art in National Parks
189Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
183No-til Notes: Changing plans
182At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
178Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
176Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
165No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
160Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
160Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
158Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
151Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
142Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
132Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
131Synchronicity:What brings me back
125No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
118Be kind through communications
113Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
107Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
100Letters to the Editor
92Letter to the editor
65Fourth of July meetings
63Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
53Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
50In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
43Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
28Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
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