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 By Barb Cross    News    December 1, 2022 

Turning The Page To Christmas; Historical Society Hosts Carry-In Dinner

Good morning Banner County. Here is hoping that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, survived Black Friday, and are ready for some much colder weather. Leftovers are always a plus. I don't do Black...

 

Talking Turkey, Talking The Burg; Plans In Works For Dinner Theater

Good morning Banner County! Happy Thanksgiving to each and all. Here is hoping that you all spend this day with family and friends and eat too much. The Guadalupe Center will be hosting its 39th Thanksgiving in the Valley meal Today, Thursday,...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 17, 2022

Thankful Elections Over, But Thankful We Can Vote

Good morning, here is hoping that your week is going well. With Veterans Day behind us, we are looking toward Thanksgiving. But until then ....today, November 17th. there is a “Veteran’s Hiring Event” taking place from 1-3 p.m. at the Healthy...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 10, 2022

Elections Are Over, And It's Time To Move On

Good morning, this week blew in with strong gusty winds and a time change. Both were unwanted by yours truly. Elections are over (yeah!), but since that was Tuesday, and this is Thursday, nothing for me to report. Hopefully everyone voted and we can...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 3, 2022

ELECTION TIME BANNER COUNTY

Well, here we are in November, and this year is a special November because it is an Election Year! Man will I be glad when that is over with. Bet a few of you feel that way also! Voting will take place here at the courthouse from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Tu...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 27, 2022

Time For Cool Weather & Halloween

Good morning, little on the cool side around here, but no snow they were predicting. Good for that, although we are quickly approaching November. At this point, Halloween has been celebrated in various places in several ways and this Friday, October...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 20, 2022

We're Running Out Of October

Good morning! Sure seems like we are running out of October! Harvest and planting are well under way and I am sure the beet harvesters are thankful for the cooler weather. There will be a Boo Bash Costume Ball at the Weborg 21 Centre, located at...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 13, 2022

Second Meet & Greet For Banner County Challengers On Oct. 16

Discussion at the Alliance Public Library with best selling author Tosca Lee will be on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. Books placed in Nebraska about a pandemic are described as “ frighteningly and chillingly believable.” The books are...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 6, 2022

A Little Rain Was Wonderful

Good morning. Many of us received a little rain this past weekend, and it was wonderful! Hope you fell into that category. However, the rain did not stop the horseshoe tournament that took place Sunday afternoon at the Museum grounds. Lots of fun and...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 29, 2022

U.S. Rep. Smith Visiting Banner County Oct. 3, Will Take Questions

Good morning, and happy fall to you all, as the saying goes. This past weekend gave us some perfect fall days that were absolutely beautiful., great for all of the action for Farmer’s Day or to visit the Adams Family Pumpkin Patch. This week is...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 22, 2022

Gearing Up For Election, Closing In On September

Good morning. While we are busy planting and working the fields, fighting fires and gearing up for the upcoming election we find ourselves closing in on September. I was in one of the stores in the Bluffs recently and as the aisles progressed from...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 15, 2022

Remembering 9/11; Banner County Candidates Event Scheduled

Good morning. Here we are in the middle of September with Labor Day and 9/11 behind us. Over this past weekend I heard a short remembrance speech about that awful day, September 11, 2001. I know we all remember exactly what we were doing at the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 8, 2022

Elementary, High School Kids To Dress Like Each Other

Hello, here is hoping you a a great Labor Day weekend. As warm as our weather is this was probably not your last chance to barbecue, hit the lake, camp, or have other summer type of fun. We diffenately need some rain, but other than that I am good fo...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 1, 2022

Lots Going On In Banner County

Good morning, goodbye August and hello September! Man has the summer flown by and our first taste of fall finds many of our surrounding neighbors celebrating their own special communities. Today,...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 25, 2022

Remembering Bill Nelson, His Stories & His Horseshoe Playing

Good morning, here we are in the last week of August. Boy has the summer flown by. We still have some great weather in store for us, but school and schedules sometimes are a bummer. Besides regular school, Flowerfield will be beginning in a few...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 18, 2022

It's Opening Day At Banner County School

Good morning, Banner County. With a little rain over the weekend, Monday morning started out cloudy and cool. Kimball received over an inch and since it was fair time that came as no surprise to me. Seemed to happen on schedule when our kids were all...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 11, 2022

Here's To A Week Of County Fairs

Good morning! And here is to a week of county fairs and balloons in the air! Hot again, but not quite into the three digits. The Old West Balloon Fest started yesterday, August 10th, with a night...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 4, 2022

Grateful For Volunteers Fighting Wildfires

Good morning, back here in a heat wave. Still not as hot as it was, and people in Texas or Missouri have the heat plus the humidity, so there is that. With a few rain showers that are hit and miss, it was really no surprise that the lightning...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 28, 2022

'Tis The Season For Christmas Music?

Good morning! here we are at the end of July. Wow, with only August left it sees like this summer has simply flown by. I want it to last for about three more months, but know that won’t happen. We still have time for the lake, barbecues, gardens...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 21, 2022

Hotter Than A Hootchie-Cootchie

Good morning, sure is hotter than a hootchie-cootchie, right?! Take care out there. Tonight, July 21st, Bands on Broadway are at the 18th Street Plaza from 6-9 p.m., and in Chadron Bands on Bordeaux...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 14, 2022

The Heat Is On; Harvest Is Happening

Good morning, wheat harvest is happening in Banner and Kimball counties, and others I am sure. Still green in places but it won’t be long. I heard on the radio that over the weekend the weather temperature highs were well into the three digits...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 7, 2022

Summer Heating Up & Flying By

Good morning, here is hoping you had a great 4th of July. Sure was hot enough. We will start this week off with the Bands on Broadway series featuring Gabriel the Brute, and the 43rd Army Band. They were recently at Fort Rob, so if you missed them, h...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 30, 2022

Before The Harvest, Time For Some June & July Fun

Good morning, and here we are in the last week of June. The summer season has just arrived and is slipping away way to fast. I know of some harvest crews that are moving in around the Kimball area, so here before long we will see them here. The...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 23, 2022

These Are The Days For Wind, Summer Fun

Good morning! Well, wind is the word of the day. Took one of our stock tanks and folded it up like a taco shell. Not to mention sucking all moisture out of everything. So, let’s have a calmer week! Today, June 23rd, if you or anyone you know might...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 9, 2022

Kimball Ranch Rodeo Part Of A Busy Week In Area

Good morning, beautiful here this morning. Clear blue skies and after a wonderful rain – everything is washed and looking refreshed. Best way to start off another week, and it looks like it could...

 

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