Articles written by Barb Cross

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 By Barb Cross    News    September 21, 2023 

Fall Is In The Air, Farmers Busy

Good morning this beautiful fall morning in Nebraska! Hope we have this kind of weather for the next 90 days, and then spring! Everyone is still pretty busy and farmers are still trying to get wheat planted while beans, corn and beet harvest is...

 By Barb Cross    News    September 14, 2023

Homecoming Week For Wildcat Nation

Good morning! lots of rain and somewhat cooler. Kind of a mix of spring and fall. Nice football weather for the most part. This week – today Thursday, September 14th – there will be another pre-school program at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center ho...

 By Barb Cross    News    September 7, 2023

Flowerfield School Opens!

Good morning and Happy September! Wow did we ever have rain this past Sunday. Puddles everywhere. Hopefully that will help with the next plantings. Did anyone make it to the Horizon Music Festival this past weekend? I was lucky enough to go for a...

 By Barb Cross    News    August 31, 2023

Local News Centers Around Harvest; Remembering John Jones

Good morning, Banner County, here is a little News, Notes and Nonsense. Local news is still centered around harvest as we are in need of rain for the next crop planting and the harvesting of the remaining summer crops. School, of course, has started...


Living In The 'Gone Baby Gone' Category

Good morning, sure has heated up around these parts. We seem to be having June and July in August, which fits pretty well into the “Gone Baby Gone” category. Hard to believe September is just around the corner. Summer street markets are still...

 By Barb Cross    News    August 17, 2023

School Starts; Flowerfield Begins Soon; Community Sale At Museum

Good morning! Boy, oh boy, has the summer flown by! Although it is the middle of August, I am going to push it for as long as I can. A few cooler days at the beginning of this week felt good but also gave us a little taste of what is to come. School...

 By Barb Cross    News    August 10, 2023

Be Careful Out There On The Roads This Harvest Season

Good morning, nice to have a few cooler days this week. The combines are still all over the place, some fields are finished and some have not started. Be careful out there, the roads are narrow and the harvest equipment is wide! I know of one fellow...

 By Barb Cross    News    August 3, 2023

Kimball Banner County Fair, New School Year Right Around The Corner

Holy Cow, August is here! The summer is sure flying for someone who is not having that much fun. Wheat harvest here in Banner County has looked pretty good, and in Scotts Bluff County, and Kimball, it has looked good at least in places. I recently...

 By Barb Cross    News    July 27, 2023

Combines & Crews Try To Beat The Weather

Good morning! Harvest is getting underway, so please no more rain for just a little while. Although we all are so thankful for the rain, it sure would be nice to get a few of those crops in! More to follow soon, right? Combines and the crews with the... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    July 20, 2023

Trombonist Isaac Olsen Performs In Europe; Wyatt Reichenberg A Champ

Good morning! Well summer is definitely here and isn’t it grand? Hot weather, weeds and all, I sure would rather have the heat to complain about instead of the cold! One of my very best friends would not agree with me at all and I understand, but... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    July 6, 2023

Going Away BBQ For Pastor Bob On July 8

Good morning and here is hoping you had a blast on the 4th, celebrating our great country! I was with friends at the rodeo, something that my family has done for over 40 years, seldom missing an atten...

 By Barb Cross    News    June 29, 2023

Enjoy The Holiday, Family & Freedom

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far! As we all are aware, our weather situation has been pretty violent with destructive rain, wind hail and tornadoes. Several times all at once....

 By Barb Cross    News    June 22, 2023

Summer Is Here With A Heatwave & Fun, Fun, Fun In Every Direction

Good morning! Well summer is officially underway and boy has it arrived with a heat wave. With 90 degree plus pretty much all of this week, well here we go! Today is Thursday, June 22nd and we are looking at a busy weekend. Today at the Leid Library...

 By Barb Cross    News    June 15, 2023

April Fools? It's The Middle Of June

Good morning Banner County! Well here we are smack dab in the middle of June and a good part of the time it feels like April. This past Monday was even chilly. Hummm ... must be in Nebraska! Heading down south to our neighbors in Kimball, the city... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    June 8, 2023

Does Late Spring Green Mean There's A Chance For Some Wheat Harvest?

Good morning! With all of the rain that we have been having...Wow! Is it ever green out! I returned this past week from a short visit to the desert and all of the green was an awesome sight indeed. Maybe there will be a chance for some wheat harvest...

 By Barb Cross    News    June 1, 2023

This Is The Week! Banner County Historical Day!

Good morning Banner County, neighbors and friends near and far. Memorial weekend has come and gone, bringing typical cloudy wet weather with it. Remembrance of our lost ones,especially those lost in service to this country never lessens whatever the...

 By Barb Cross    News    May 25, 2023

Circle June 3 On Your Calender For Historical Day

Good morning! beautiful weather and lots of green, thanks to the rain. Here today I am sending off the last little news letter for the month of May and I can’t hardly believe it. Time is going way too fast when at the same time some days seem to... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    May 11, 2023

Days Of Rain, Mother's Day And Graduation

Good morning, beautiful May! We are so thankful for the recent rainfall. More is predicted over the next few days, so hopefully there will be more. This week is filled with school graduations and Mom’s Day. In honor of those moms, the Midwest...

 By Barb Cross    News    May 4, 2023

Busy Week At Banner County School As Year Nears An End

Good morning, and happy May! I don't know about you, but I can not believe it is May already, I think I am about a month behind. Everyone is talking about school getting out, graduations and summer. About time for all of that, yet somehow I feel like... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    April 27, 2023

Kids Hit The Road May 3 For NHS Highway Cleanup; Spring Concert May 4

Good morning! Good to see a few tractors in the fields and more getting ready! Beautiful weather we are having but still awfully dry. With the appearance of MAY, well I am thinking it won't be long be...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 20, 2023

Prom Season Is Here, And So Are Blue Skies ... At Least For Awhile

Good morning to you and yours. Beautiful clear blue skies here this morning, at least for awhile. The school students have been busy, as always. Today, April 20th, there is District Music at WNCC, an all-day event. Tomorrow through Sunday is the... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    April 13, 2023

Students On The Road Again For Some History, Ag

Good morning! For the first part of this week we skipped Spring and jumped right into Summer; well, that is OK by me! We had a beautiful day for Easter and I hope you enjoyed it completely. The folks in Morrill are getting into the season mode by...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 6, 2023

Getting Ready For Easter In The Burg

Well, this week we are experiencing winter, spring, and quite possibly summer. Time will tell. I really have the urge to rake the yard and plant some tulips. Even the grass is trying to “green-up,” but there is still winter kill and snow....

 By Barb Cross    News    March 30, 2023

Off To Another Week We Go; Make It A Fun One With Spring Events

Good morning, through gloomy skies wanting snow, off to another week we go. Here we are in the last week of March and heading into April, already!  My how the time does fly, whether we are having fun or not. However, try for the “fun” if at all... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    March 23, 2023

Don't Know If Mother Nature Got The Memo, But It's Spring!

Good morning. I hope this finds you all doing well. St. Paddy’s Day is over and the first day of Spring was officially the 20th of March, a few short days ago. I don’t know if Mother Nature got the memo, so we will just leave it at that. The... Full story


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