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 By Barb Cross    News    June 10, 2021 

Things Pretty Slow, But We're On The Go

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far! Well summer has arrived hot and hot! A little rain and just like that everything is green! I hope you all are loving it. Here at home things are moving in the fields and pretty slow, but on the go...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 3, 2021

Hot Fun In The Summertime

Good morning Banner County! Well, after several days of cloudy unsettled weather we woke up Monday morning, Memorial Day, to beautiful blue skies and with what appears to be summer on its way. I certainly hope so because area swimming pools are...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 27, 2021

Remembered For Sacrificing Everything

Good morning Banner County! This week ends with Memorial Day. In the Bluffs and surrounding areas there will be Memorial Ceremonies in many cemeteries and at the Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. We will remember those who sacrificed everything so we...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 20, 2021

Moving On, Up And Forward

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here we are in the middle of May and the school year will be over for most of our area students by the end of the week. Our last day for the kids is Thursday with a 1 p.m. dismissal. Hooray ! Senior...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 6, 2021

Here Come Graduation & Mama's Day

Good morning, Banner County! Here we are on the home stretch as far as senior graduation 2021 goes! Hallelujah! However, before all of that, the kids have high school track at Leyton this Friday, May 7th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Then they will...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 29, 2021

Spring Has Sprung Around Here (Banner County)

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I do believe spring has finally sprung! We sure have had some beautiful weather here lately. The folks in Torrington are thinking spring as the South East Wyoming Art Association is inviting all...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 22, 2021

Here Come Arbor Day & Earth Day, But What Season Is It?

Good morning! Whatever season we are in today, I hope that it is a good one. We have a few options this week to get out and enjoy ourselves as long as a snowstorm does not pop up and cancel them out. That is still a possibility for this time of...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 15, 2021

Student Artist Makes This Grandmother Proud

Good morning! Here is hoping that you didn’t get blown away or sand blasted by the crazy winds that have been annoying us lately. Can’t even begin to call that kite flying weather. This past weekend was a half & half, one beautiful day, and one...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 8, 2021

Karen Valdes Named Young Educator of Year

Good morning Banner County! Beautiful here the past few days, and a great Easter weekend, hope yours went well. Congratulations to former Banner County School graduate, Karen Valdes in being named the “Young Educator of the Year 2021.” Karen is...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 1, 2021

Super Great: Our Church Buildings Are Open For Easter

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far! Beautiful weather just in time for Easter. We still have a little snow piled here and there, but I suspect that the high temperatures and high winds will take care of that. As far as Easter, our churc...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 25, 2021

Spring Is In The Air While Snow Is On The Ground

Good morning and Happy Spring! She arrived in spite of all of our snow, hallelujah! You know last week I knew we were missing school on Monday. However, I didn’t know the same was going to be happening on Tuesday and Wednesday. School on Thursday a...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 18, 2021

Winter Arrives All At Once, Shuts Down The Burg

Good morning and I hope you are enjoying the heat wave! This past weekend we were given our “winter” season all at once as our entire area and quite a ways beyond was hit with blizzard conditions and lots of snow and cold. Everything here in the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 11, 2021

Sometimes You Never Know The Value of Moment Until It's A Memory

Good morning Banner County! The beautiful spring tease is about to cool off by about a 15/20 degree drop, but it sure has been nice to have such great weather. Along with that change we will also be springing forward with our clocks beginning on Sund...

 
 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...

 

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