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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64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
64Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
64Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
64Totally Random: Trusting the fates
64Religious freedom must be protected
64Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
63Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
63Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
63Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
63Observations Only: The last toothpick
63At the Monument: That old (historic) building
63Support emergency services personnel
63Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
63Synchronicity:What brings me back
62Teen Voice: Equality
62I'm falling for Tumblr?
62Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
62Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
62Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
62Observations Only: Hog wash
62Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
62Our View: Community responsible for kids
62Teen Voice: To the future
62Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
62Lyman Review: Dog fun
62Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
62Letters to the Editor
62Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
61Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
61Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
61Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
61Lyman Review: Winter's dog
61Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
61Teen Voice: Cyber War
61Teen Voice: Footprints
61Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
61Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
60From the Hill: More Work Ahead
60Nature Notes: Love is in the air
60View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
60Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
60Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
60No-Till Notes: Back in the field
59Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
59No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
59At the Library: March into a good book
59Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
59Totally Random: Where does it go?
59At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
58The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
58Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
58Why you should visit the zoo in February
58Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
57Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
57Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
57No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
56Teen Voice: Inspire me
56Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
55Teen Voice: What is love?
55Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
55Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
55Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
55Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
54Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
54No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
53Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
53Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
52Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
52From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
51Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
51Rural America and immigration reform
48Greetings from the State Capitol
47Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
47Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
43Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
36Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
35
31Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
6Letter to the Editor
4Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
Most Read News Stories of 2012
589Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
556All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
491The Christmas Story
456Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
426To whom are we thankful?
354Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
320A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
313Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
310At the Monument: Museum collections
291A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
289Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
288A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
280Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
276Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
270Support letters requested for airport
260Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
258Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
252The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
250Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
243No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
228In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
227At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
224Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
219Letters to the Editor
219No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
217Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
215A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
212Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
212Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
205Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
203Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
202Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
201Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
198Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
197A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
196At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
195No Till Notes:
191Observations Only : White water
191Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
190In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
189Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
189A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
189At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
186No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
179Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
179Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
178What's the deal with organic milk?
176Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
175Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
172Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
172A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
169The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
167Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
165Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
164Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
164
159At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
158College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
156Completely Different: It's all in the family
154At the Monument: Where are the animals?
152Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
152Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
151Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
151All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
151All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
150Observations Only: A soul’s journey
148Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
148Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
148Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
148Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
145Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
144Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
144Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
144No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
142Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
142Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
140Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
140At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
137Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
134Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
134
132Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
132From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
132Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
127Creatures of the Night
124Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
124Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
124Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
124Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
123Totally Random: The Golden Rule
123A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
123A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
123
122Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
120Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
120Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
120Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
119Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
119Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
119A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
119 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
119Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
119At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
118At the Monument: Living History
117Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
117In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
117Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
117Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
116Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
115Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
114Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
113Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
112Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
112Across the Fence: The hand dug well
112Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
111The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
111Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
110Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
110Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
109Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
109Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
108Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
108Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
108Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
108Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
108A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
107A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
107Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
107Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
107Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
106Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
106Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
106Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
106Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
106Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
105The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
105Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
105No Till Notes: Moving Forward
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
104Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
104Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
104Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
103Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
103Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
103Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
102Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
101Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
101Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
101Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
101Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
101Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
101Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
101No-Till Notes: The value of water
100Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
100A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
100A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
100Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
99Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
99Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
99At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
99Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
99Jane’s Secret: The Telling
98Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
98Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
98From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
98Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
98The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
98Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
98Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
98Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
97Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
97Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
97Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
97From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
97Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
97The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
97Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
97Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
97Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
97Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
97Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
97Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
96Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
96Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
96Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
96The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
96A Small World: Special guest
96Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
96Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
95A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
95A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
95Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
95No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
95No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
95A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
94Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
94Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
94Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
94Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
94Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
94Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
94A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
94No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
94Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
93Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
93Assad’s endgame
93Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
93A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
93Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
93A real leaning tree Christmas
93 Across The Fence: County Fair
92From the Superintendent’s Desk
92From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
92From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
92Observations Only: Reality check
92A Halloween Story: The scary dream
92Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
92Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
92Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
92Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
91Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
91Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
91Across the Fence: Building Barns
91From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
91A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
91Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
91In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
91Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
91A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
91Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
90The ghost of Ayn Rand
90A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
90From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
90Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
90The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
90Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
90The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
90Observations Only: Gone away
90Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
90Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
90Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
89The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
89Across the Fence: On The road
89From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
89Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
89Observations Only: Temptation
89Teen Voice: The need to get away
89Observations Only: The shadow of error
89Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
89Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
89Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
88Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
88Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
88Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
88Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
88Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
88Observations Only: Indifferent love
88Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
88Teen Voice: Silence
88Observations Only: A sad week
88Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
88No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
88Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
88Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
88Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
88No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
87Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
87Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
87Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
87Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
87Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
87Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
87Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
87No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
86Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
86Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
86Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
86Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
86A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
86Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
86Teeing Off: Persistence
86Observations Only: The need to understand
86Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
86Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
86Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
86No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
86Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
85Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
85Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
85Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
85Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
85Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
85Teeing Off: Around the Green
85Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
85Lyman Review: Devil calf
85Totally Random: My journey, life after living
85At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
84Teen Voice: Today’s television
84From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
84The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
84Observations Only: Divine spirit
84A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
84Anno Domini: On this remembering day
84Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
84
83Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
83Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
83Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
83Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
83Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
83A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
83Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
83Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
83From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
83Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
83Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
83Building Bridges: Love your enemies
83Across the Fence: Amanda
82Completely Different: Tales from the mat
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
82From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
82Observations Only: Critical thinking
82Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
82Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
82Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
82A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
82Observations Only: Beginnings
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
82Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
82Observations Only: Divine prompts
82Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
82Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
82Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
82Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
81Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
81Observations Only: Journey's end
81Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
81Observations Only: A gift of serenity
81Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
81Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
81Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
81Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
81Lyman Review: The love goat
81Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
81Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
81Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
81History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
81Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
81Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
81
81Reach out for challenges
80Being a Nebraskan – border to border
80Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
80A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
80Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
80Observations Only: Curious things
80Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
80A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
80Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
80Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
80Teen Voice: Remember what you have
80Observations Only: A good daughter
80Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
80Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
80Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
80Teen Voice: My rebellion
80Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
80No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
80Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
80No-til Notes: Changing plans
80In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
80No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
79The Block
79Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
79Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
79Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
79The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
79A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
79Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
79Lyman Review: One mean chicken
79Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
79Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
79Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
79Across The Fence: A day For thanks
79Anno Domini: We gather together
79Teen Voice: The gift of caring
79Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
79Be kind through communications
79No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
79Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
78Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
78Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
78Observations Only: Curious things, part II
78Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
78Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
78Across the Fence: The Pony Express
78Observations Only: A matter of paradox
78Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
78Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
78Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
78SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
78Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
78At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
77From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
77Observations Only: Uneventful flight
77Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
77Observations Only: A matter of matter
77Observations Only: Off to the races
77Observations Only: The awful truth
77A Small World: Savoring county fair days
77Teen Voice: Stress test
77Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
77The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
77In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
77
77Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
76Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
76Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
76A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
76Observations Only: Just around the corner
76Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
76Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
76The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
76A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
76Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
76Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
76Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
76No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
76Prairie Dogs
76Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
75Observations only : Sisters of the world
75Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
75Observations Only: Giving up
75Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
75Teen Voice: Catfished
75Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
75Observations Only: Expect the best
75Teen Voice: Being a girl
75The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
75Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
75Observations Only: The visit
75Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
75Across The Fence: Last Christmas
75Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
75New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
74Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
74It's no surprise
74Observations Only: The meeting
74Teen Voice: Serendipity
74Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
74Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
74A Stray Moment: Without a net
74Observations Only: The vision
74Observations Only: Final moment
74View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
74Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
74At the Monument: Junior Rangers
74Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
74
74At the Monument: Night Sky
74No Till Notes: Final Stop
74Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
73Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
73Across the fence: Something worth remembering
73Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
73Observations Only: A new direction
73A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
73Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
73Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
73Observations Only: Good and evil
73Observations Only: Choices
73Teen Voice: Body image
73
73Observations Only: Saint Marge
73Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
73Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
73 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
73Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
73Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
73Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
73At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
72Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
72Observations Only: Going home
72Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
72The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
72Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
72Observations Only: Willfulness
72Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
72Observations Only: Waiting time
72Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
72Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
72Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
72Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
72Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
72
71It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
71Observations Only : The orphanage
71A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
71The hills, part 1: Mustangs
71A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
71Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
71A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
71Observations Only: Scourge of violence
71From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
71Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
71Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
71Observations Only: A fine line
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
71Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
71The Good Life: The two different types of business people
71Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
71Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
71Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
71Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
71Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
71Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
71Linked Lives
71Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
70A last look at the Nebraska Zone
70Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
70Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
70A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
70Observations Only: Blue chip stock
70Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
70Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
70Our View: The elephant in the room
70From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
70Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
70The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
70Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
70Teeing Off: The thing about state
70Totally Random: October, the pink month
70Teen Voice: Self-expression
70Observations Only: A day in August
70Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
70Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
70In the Hills: Explore the state parks
70Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
70Letter to the editor
69Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
69The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
69From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
69Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
69Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
69Observations Only: Sister odyssey
69Observations Only: North Powder
69Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
69Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
69From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
69Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
69Observations Only: Sister lost
69Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
69The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
69Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
69Totally Random: Life’s ripples
69Teen Voice: The rivalry
69Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
69Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
69What’s really going on with our water?
69Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
68Time keeps flowing like a river
68Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
68Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
68A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
68Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
68A Stray Moment: God Knows
68Completely Different - The magic of spring
68The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
68Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
68Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
68A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
68Observations Only: The vigil
68Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
68Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
68No-Till Notes: Looking Back
68At the Monument: Art in National Parks
68No-till Notes: Moving forward
68Website Resources
68Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
68Fourth of July meetings
68Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
68Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
67Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
67Age of reason
67Observations Only: The joy of money
67Observations Only: Extreme measures
67The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
67Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
67Teeing Off: Mind Gym
67Totally Random: Happy Halloween
67Observations Only: One more time
67Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
67Observations Only: The last goodbye
67Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
67Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
67Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
67Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
67Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
67For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
66Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
66Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
66Trash cans
66Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
66Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
66Observations Only: Painting a picture
66A Stray Moment: The last time
66Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
66Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
66Teen Voice: Living within our means
66Guest Voices…
66Teen Voice: Shadow art
66Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
66Teen Voice: The Other Side
66Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
66Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
66Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
66At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
65A Small World: Time traveling
65Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
65Observations Only: Saturday delight
65Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
65Teen Voice: The more the merrier
65Teen Voice: Not just another ride
65The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
65Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
65Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
65Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
65Teen Voice: Where is the love?
65In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
65Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
65Lyman Review: Branding Time
65Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
65Their View: Goal post move unfair
64Completely Different: Your local government and you
64The zombie apocalypse and you
64From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
64From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
64A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
64From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
64Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
64Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
64Totally Random: Trusting the fates
64Religious freedom must be protected
64Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
63Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
63Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
63Observations Only : Mission accomplished
63My mini Pen and me
63Observations Only - Two ages of man
63Economic development update
63Silence please
63Teen Voice: The road of hatred
63Observations Only: No thank you
63Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
63Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
63Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
63Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
63Observations Only: The last toothpick
63At the Monument: That old (historic) building
63Support emergency services personnel
63Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
63Synchronicity:What brings me back
62Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
62Do You Tube?
62Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
62The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
62Observations Only: Together again
62Observations Only: Surprises
62Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
62Teen Voice: Equality
62I'm falling for Tumblr?
62Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
62Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
62Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
62Observations Only: Hog wash
62Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
62Our View: Community responsible for kids
62Teen Voice: To the future
62Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
62Lyman Review: Dog fun
62Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
62Letters to the Editor
62Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
61Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
61SELL-OUT!
61Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
61Home of the Brave
61Remembering When
61Observations Only: Spider adventure
61Teen Voice: Happy news
61Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
61Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
61Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
61Lyman Review: Winter's dog
61Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
61Teen Voice: Cyber War
61Teen Voice: Footprints
61Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
61Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
60The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
60 Taking a big risk
60Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
60Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
60Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
60From the Hill: More Work Ahead
60Nature Notes: Love is in the air
60View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
60Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
60Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
60No-Till Notes: Back in the field
59View from the block
59Life's curve balls
59Welcome to Gering
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
59LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
59Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
59Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
59No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
59At the Library: March into a good book
59Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
59Totally Random: Where does it go?
59At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
58Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
58Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
58Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
58Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
58Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
58The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
58The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
58Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
58Why you should visit the zoo in February
58Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
57We need a few good people
57Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
57Observations Only: What's in a word?
57Observations Only: Counting chickens
57LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
57Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
57Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
57Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
57Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
57No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
56Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
56Letter to the Editor
56Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
56Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
56Completely Different: The Quest
56Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
56Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
56Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
56Teen Voice: Inspire me
56Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
55Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
55Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
55The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
55Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
55Teen Voice: What is love?
55Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
55Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
55Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
55Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
54Teen Voice: March Madness
54Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
54Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
54From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
54Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
54No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
53Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
53From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
53Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
53Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
52Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
52Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
52Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
52From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
51Our view . . .Sports Complex
51Seeing the works of the master
51Timing makes perfect
51Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
51Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
51Rural America and immigration reform
50Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
50Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
50Practice safe barbecue basics
49Permission to remember
48Social time has important benefits
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
48Greetings from the State Capitol
47Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
47Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
46My Thanksgiving prayer
46Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
44Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
43Our View: Bravo OTD committee
43Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
41Our View: Visionaries wanted
36Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
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31Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
6Letter to the Editor
4Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
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