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 By Barb Cross    News    July 9, 2020 

Wendy Domina: One Fine Banner County Mechanic

Good morning Banner County! We have put July 4th, 2020 behind us with picnics, fireworks, family & fun. Not to mention the rodeo! Beautiful weather, wild horses,and no broken bones. Good all the way around. Hope you all enjoyed the weekend. We all...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 25, 2020

Banner Notes: Memories Rekindled Of Old Kimball Drive-In

Good morning! Beautiful morning here, clear blue skies and perfect weather. Here is a question for you. Whatdya call a Frenchman wearing sandals? Phillipe Phillape! Flip Flop season for sure. I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. It...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 18, 2020

Banner County Notes: Extension Offices Open With Safety Restrictions

Good morning Banner County! We are almost out of June but not finished celebrating. Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, June 28th. Bar-b-ques, fish fries, and water come to mind. The lakes are always popular, especially when our weather turns so...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 11, 2020

Wind Leaves Its Mark In Banner County

Good morning Banner County! Cooler here this week for sure but not so windy. Wow, the wind here this past Saturday was terrible. We personally did not have any serious damage and we did not loose our electricity. Parts of Banner County did though...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 4, 2020

Banner County Notes: Our World Is Starting To Come Back

Good morning, friends near and far! Here we are in June, and boy does it feel like it, great warm weather, some rain and thunder showers. Our world is starting to come back to us ever so little. School is out for the summer but Banner County School h...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 28, 2020

Banner County Notes: Slowly But Surely, We're Getting There

Good morning everyone! I hope this finds you all in good health and looking forward to the warm months ahead. Here at home things are starting to open up somewhat, the church and bank at least. I have had no reason to go to the courthouse so do not...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 21, 2020

It's Official: Banner School Year Over

Good morning Banner County! Well today, May 21st, is officially the last day of school for the 2019-2020 school year. What a weird year it has been. The first half was pretty much what most of us would consider “normal.” Then in March of 2020...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 14, 2020

Banner County Notes: Opening Up, Slowly But Surely

Good morning! From where I sit at the moment it is down right cold. However, knowing our weather, it may be 70 degrees by the time this reaches your hands. I sincerely hope so! Monday morning there were snow flurries reported in Cheyenne and...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 7, 2020

Banner School Board Doing That Zoom Thing

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. We still are under some pretty tight restrictions, but are able to sneak in a few family interactions. I am extremely lucky on that point because all but two of my grandkids and their parents...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 30, 2020

Banner County Notes: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping to find you doing well, especially during these somewhat stressful times. Daily, I think of how much worse the situation could be, and I am thankful. It seems like maybe soon at least a little bit of our...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 23, 2020

Banner County Notes: Some Sun And Nice Weather Would Help

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. With the COVID-19 virus and all of the changes it has brought on to our lives, April has slipped through our hands and soon it will be May flowers. Hopefully, anyway! No rain to speak of for April...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 16, 2020

Banner County Notes: Never Too Late To Try Harder!

Good morning! Here is hoping you all had a very nice Easter, if not a very unusual one. We sure did, but we have a lot to be thankful for. Have one kid still at home and two more that are close enough to come often, which sure helps. Plus we had...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 9, 2020

Banner County Notes: Good News, Yes, Here's Some Good News

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Other then the one bitterly cold day, which by the way included a 50 degree drop in temperature, we have been having some beautiful weather, finally! Yeah, I am so ready. I have some cucumber plants t...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 2, 2020

Banner County Notes: These Days, There's Something To Be Learned From 'The Blind Girl'

Good morning! Here we are into the month of April, no foolin’! As you all are aware, we have changes, challenges and cancellations daily as we work our way through this virus. I was surprised to see that most of the eating establishments in the Sco...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 26, 2020

Banner County Notes: Confident That All Will Be Well

Good morning! Our world just keeps changing, and getting smaller. Now the kids are out of school until the First of May, maybe longer. This is quite a challenge for our administration, teacher, and students. I may be nuts, but as of this moment I fee...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 19, 2020

Banner County Notes: Our Different World

Good morning! Are we not living in quite a different world at this minute then we were at this time last week? Yes, I am referring to the COVID-19 virus and the effects that it is having on all of us in one way or another. When this all started in...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 12, 2020

Banner County Notes: Friday The 13th, Full Moon & Makeup Snow Day All At Once

Good morning, Banner County. Spring is in the air and snow is on the ground, skifts anyway. I hope that is all we get and will be exchanging the snow for rain. This past Sunday evening it rained pretty hard for a while there. My little dog Norman...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 5, 2020

Banner County Notes: March Is On Track In Harrisburg

Good morning, Banner County! Here we are in the first week of March and track practice is upon us. Watch out for those kids out running here and there. They usually are pretty good about wearing a safety vest, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 27, 2020

You Can Kiss It Goodbye

Good morning Banner County, and here we are kissing the month of February goodbye. We even have an extra day and it still is short and has gone by pretty fast. It is still yet to be seen as to whether March will bring us kite flying weather or high...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 20, 2020

Community Basketball & Supper Set In Banner

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. This past week many folks celebrated Valentines Day, 4-H had beef weigh-in, and most schools had a day (or two) off for Presidents Day. Pretty busy weekend. This up coming week however seems a lot...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 13, 2020

Gabriel Temple Wins Banner Spelling And Geography Bees

Hello everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! It is tomorrow and what it means to me at this moment is … Well..we are almost half way through February, and how did that happen, Cupid?? Seriously, I do wish you all a special day, at least a nice one....

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 6, 2020

Banner County School Board Seats Up For Election

Good morning everyone this first week of February 2020. Wow, did this ever sneak up on me. I totally did not realize the date and forgot to mention ol’ Phil and his weather prediction for the next six weeks. I did see where he claimed six more...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 30, 2020

Times Just Keeps Flying And I Don't Get It

Well, here we go again. This is the final week of January 2020. Time just keeps on flying and I don't get it. I am not having that much fun. On top of that, it has felt more like spring and I would...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 23, 2020

Destroyed Building Once A Blacksmith Shop

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Beautiful out there this morning, blue and calm. No smell of smoke in the air, unlike one day this past week when the fire department was called to douse a fire which totally destroyed a storage...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 16, 2020

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Good morning on a beautiful day in the neighborhood! No wind, no snow, no complaints! A few events in the valley this week. Beginning tomorrow, Friday January 17, there will be another Farm Bill Education meeting out at the Panhandle Research and...

 

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