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 By Barb Cross    News    March 4, 2021 

Ice And Snow Greet The Lamb Of March

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope you are enjoying some of this warmer weather, and holding the fort down against this wind! March sure has came in like a lamb although I still have snow in my yard, and ice. We here in Banner...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 25, 2021

It's Time To Watch The Flowers Grow-Banner County

Well good morning Banner County, friends and neighbors! Much better looking out this window this week. We still have snow but the the extreme cold has moved on and early Monday morning the March winds were helping to finish off the month of...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 18, 2021

I Cannot Tell A Lie About The Cold in Banner County

Good morning ! Baby it’s cold outside! The weather is definitely of the utmost importance to most all of us right now. As well as it should be. I don’t know if anyone has started calving yet, but I sure hope not, as it is supposed to gradually...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 11, 2021

Add Love, Subtract Hate

Good morning, and what a cold one it is! While we have, it is nothing compared to some areas surrounding us. Just the cold. The kids up here at the school will be doing a little traveling in it, too. Today, Thursday February 11th, the junior high bas...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 28, 2021

Lots Of Cancellations, But Banner Students Plenty Busy

Good morning friends and neighbors! Little snow this past weekend to finish off January, I guess. Sure was cold at the beginning of this week. There are more event cancellations than there are events. One that is hanging in there is the dog wash...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 21, 2021

Banner County Students Will Leave You Spellbound (Jan. 28)

Good morning Banner County! Did half of Wyoming blow your way this past week? We sure did have a few days (and nights ) of nonstop high winds didn’t we? It was just extra cold and a big annoyance at our house, but I know there was a lot of...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 14, 2021

Banner County Students On The Move These Days

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Our beautiful weather has been great, but we sure do need some moisture, right? However, for our students traveling for sports or other school competitions, it has been especially nice. As usual,...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 7, 2021

It's A New Year With School Days, Birthdays, Cancellations in Banner County

Well here we go again, hopefully a better New Year! School here resumed Tuesday, January 5th. For myself it was nice to have the days a little bit more scheduled for our senior, but not quite as nice for the husband that went off of vacation. As far...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 31, 2020

Tomorrow The First Blank Page Of 365-Page Book-Banner County

Good morning and Happy New Year! We have a few events here to mention so I will get right to them. The winters market will take place Saturday, January 2nd at the Monument Mall in Scottsbluff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And on the 4th, your used medical...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 24, 2020

Bummer Of A Year Ends in Banner County

Here is a very little News, a few Notes, and a little Nonsense! Most of all I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many wishes for a great New Year! This has sure been one bummer of a year. Still we have a lot to be thankful for. Just...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 17, 2020

On The Lookout For Christmas Star in Banner County

Good morning! Here we are a few short days before Christmas 2020. If you hurry, you still have time to grab a gift tag off of the Western Nebraska Veterans Home Sharing Tree at Uptown Swank, or drop off your gift at E & H CPA’s 2041 Broadway in Sco...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 10, 2020

Banner County Writer Says The Grinch Influences My Sister & Was Spotted On Street Corner

Good morning Banner County! You know how some days or weeks seem to drag and at other times they seem to fly by? Well this week was a fly-by one for me. It seemed like I went from Monday to Saturday. Boom. I am thinking that this one is going to be...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 3, 2020

Banner County Residents Expecting Changes This Holiday Season

Good morning Banner County, neighbors near and far. Here we are in December, and I am wondering after spending months and months and many holiday celebrations in very uncustomary ways how many December customs will be altered or cancelled. Christmas...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 26, 2020

Big Fine For Killing Big Horn Sheep

Good morning. Here is hoping that you all will be stuffed with turkey and all sorts of goodies over the Thanksgiving weekend! The weather is decent and thankfully we still are able to move about at a fairly normal pace. More and more restrictions...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 19, 2020

Time For Some Food, Folks, Fun in Banner County... And Especially Thanks

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here is a little bit of news, a few notes, and a little nonsense. Pretty slow around here. Tomorrow, Friday, November 20th, is the deadline for applications for the Conservation Stewardship program....

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 12, 2020

Impact Of COVID Felt In Banner, Surrounding Counties

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping that you all have been enjoying this great weather. I sure have, crunchy leaves underfoot and all! There was a little bit of a setback Monday morning waking up to snow, however, not much to grumble about...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    November 5, 2020

Not Time Yet To Comment On Banner County Elections

Good morning, beautiful this week. Quite an important week for all of us, elections! This little letter will come to you before I know any election results, so I must refrain from any comments until later. Not everyone can be happy whatever those...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 29, 2020

Greetings From Banner County Winter Wonderland

Good morning Banner County! I don’t care what part of the county you live in, I am betting that you awoke to a winter wonderland on Monday morning! We had at least a foot here. All I can say is that I am thankful for the moisture and that the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 22, 2020

What!? 10 Fridays Till Christmas!

Good morning! Here we are in the last week of October! My how the time is flying, rather we are having fun or not. Someone said “only 10 more Fridays until Christmas “and I thought, hold on wait a minute, did I miss Halloween and Thanksgiving?...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 15, 2020

Wind Blows Through, Life Carries On In Banner County

Good Morning and Happy Fall y’all! I have had my doubts as to what season we were in here this past month or so, but it blew in this past weekend for sure. Wow, the wind we had here this past Sunday was outrageous. Needless to say the horseshoe...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 8, 2020

Banner County Homecoming This Friday

Good morning everyone! Beautiful time of the year that is for sure. I love the fall season, but not the Halloween stuff quite so much. However, to each their own, right? Here at the school house there will be NO School ... one day only! That would...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 1, 2020

Annual Banner School Book Fair Oct. 5-12

Good morning, Banner County friends near and far. Beautiful today, and for the first time in many days we have clear skies, no smoke! We are having a few cool days here and there, but the lawn mower and the pumpkins are still competing for first plac...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 24, 2020

What? Christmas Items Being Sold In September!

Hello there and good morning! Here is hoping that everyone had a great week and is ready for another one. While I am expecting the weather to change here before to long I find myself still mowing and watering the yard. Corn harvest has not started...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 17, 2020

Banner County Looks At Farmer's Day Events In Kimball

Good morning! Beautiful summer day in store for us today. Maybe not tomorrow! I found this quote the other day: “ The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from summer cottons into its winter wool.” – by Henry...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 10, 2020

Seems Like Mother Nature Is Having A 2020 Year, Too in Banner County

Good morning everyone, friends near and far. Here is hoping that you all had a great weekend and that the cold front that moved in for a few days is not going to be our “new normal” for a while yet. I love the fall but hate the cold weather. I...

 

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