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 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...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 3, 2020

Fighting Fire Was A Team Effort in Banner County

Good morning, Banner County! Wow, what a week. As you are aware many acres in the northeastern part of the county were on fire this past weekend. The fire south of Terry Brown and way too close to...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 27, 2020

Days Of Blood Red, Hot Pink Sunrises in Banner County

Good morning! We are still having mornings that are pretty dulled by all of the surrounding fires, usually burning off by noon. There have been some blood red/hot pink sunrises too if you might have noticed. Hot days for awhile yet, but they sure...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 20, 2020

School Once Again In Session ... And Actually In The Building

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here we are in the middle of August and school once again is in session, and actually in the building! Good luck to each and everyone of you in this c...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 13, 2020

143 Students Expected At Banner County School This Year

Good morning Banner County! After a few weeks of local County Fairs, ready or not here comes “back to school!” I think I am ready. However, we have one more exciting summer event to look forward to and that is the Hot Air Balloons that arrived...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 6, 2020

It's Back-To-School And County Fair Time For Banner County

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Hope you are all well and enjoying the weather. County Fairs are starting up in some areas and finishing up in others. The Kimball/Banner County Fair will be running totally different this year and...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 30, 2020

Flowerfield School, Grasshoppers In Banner County News

Good morning! Not much going on here this morning, and I am not complaining about that. Very little news at this time. People are pretty busy in the fields and all of the local Farmers Markets are in full swing. Areas that I am aware of are...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 23, 2020

Banner County Notes: County Fairs Looking Different This Year

Going, going, gone! And August is upon us. Can you believe it? Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope if you are in the middle of wheat harvest that the recent hail storms have missed you. Quite a lot of it south of Gering on Sunday...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 16, 2020

A Good Time For Thursdays & Harvesting Wheat

Good morning everyone! And a beautiful morning it is! I find that if I get myself out of bed early enough it really is beautiful out there. Way before it becomes so blasted hot. Great weather for harvesting wheat, though. The Harrisburg Community...

 
 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...

 

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