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 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...

 
 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...

 

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