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Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

With Valentine’s Day behind us and a few days off from school it sure has been nice to just enjoy being home. We (I) have under taken a re-modeling project that I am getting really tired of and will be glad to have completed. Hopefully that will...

 

Bushnell Bits

The village meeting was pretty short again this month, but some helpful reminders were mentioned. The landfill fee is increasing by two dollars a month, to $13. The postal service meeting to gather input on preferred window hours will be held Tuesday...

 

Fort Mitchell And The Road

“The Gap” threaded through the wind-cut spires and time-worn edifices of nature’s carved cathedrals in the towering sandstone walls of Scott’s Bluffs. North of the bluffs, reaching to the banks of the Flatwater (Platte), lay a rugged expanse...

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

Good morning Banner County, neighbors near and far. What a busy week last week was--Music students at Chadron, District FFA at Gordon, and District wrestling at Sutherland…Not to mention basketball. As these particular sports seasons are starting...

 

Bushnell Bits

For those of you who missed the Kimball Concert Association’s show on Sunday night, the Thuringer Salon Quintet gave a beautiful performance. It’s too bad the weather deterred people from coming. The Lions Club pancake feed was a success, as...

 

Wasicu Wakan

Born in Racine, Wisconsin on February 14, 1849 to Irish immigrant parents, Valentine Trant M’Gillycuddy would become one of the wests most notable military surgeons, government agent of the Pine Ridge, Sioux Reservation and influential statesmen.... Full story

 

Telling Stories

The Kimball High School boys basketball team recently dropped by West Elementary to visit with kindergarten and grade school students. The children took turns reading stories to the varsity...

 

Years Ago

Feb. 2012 Kimball’s junior high boys lost two heartbreakers to Bridgeport on Monday. The 7th graders dropped a tight two point contest, 29-27--a game coach Dane Wurdeman characterized as hard fought all the way. “We just couldn’t get shots to...

 

Rural Free Delivery

The United States Post Office Department was created in 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin being named the first Postmaster General. However, it was not until 1896 that Rural Free Delivery was begun as... Full story

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

Who believes that underground chipmunk Punxsutawney Phil anyway? Little snow here this past week and looking like warmer weather for at least a few days. Rain would be nice. This past weekend I had a chance to finally visit for a few minutes with...

 

Bushnell Bits

The Bushnell Lions Club is having a pancake feed Saturday, February 9. Stop in from 11-1 or 5-7 for orange juice, pancakes, and sausage. $5 for adults, children 5 and under are free. Johnsons Surplus will be open Saturday, February 9 and every...

 

Hinton Named Kimball High Student Of The Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School’s January’s Student of the Month, Regan Hinton. Regan has always been a strong-minded and committed student at Kimball High School with a 3.97 GPA. She has...

 

Dull Knife's Quest, Part Two

On January 8, 1879 three Cheyenne Chief’s, with Dull Knife’s band, were taken from the barracks where they were being held at Fort Robinson. Capt. Harry Wessells hoped that by removing the leaders from the Cheyenne people that they would relent a... Full story

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

I hope everyone enjoyed the terrific warm weather that we had over the past week. Although we have had more average temperatures for the last several days, I think it will warm up again somewhat. My yard is full of tumble weeds. I have no use for...

 

Bushnell Bits

The Abundant Grace Free Store will be holding a garage sale on Saturday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their location in Kimball (northeast corner of the intersection at the stoplight). They will be selling sewing machines, television sets,...

 

Kimball Woman Records 100th Blood Donor Visit

Don and Connie Onigkeit prove that one does not have to run into burning buildings or serve in the military to be a hero and save a life, but rather one can be a hero to someone by simply donating blood. The Kimball couple has been donating blood...

 

Banner County Releases First Semester Honor Roll

The following Banner County School students earned High Honor Roll for first semester: Rebecca Brenner Dalton Jordan Cole Carey Megan Gifford Teresa Monsees The following Banner County School students earned Honor Roll for first semester: David...

 

Years Ago

January 2012 Kimball’s police chief, Mark Simpson, was assigned to investigate an incident that took place on Friday, January 13. A Scottsbluff man, Rodney Ingensoll, 45, suffered a gunshot wound. The Kimball County Ambulance Service and the...

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

Boy oh boy, has this month been a busy one! It seems like when school is in session we are all in perpetual motion, and believe me sometimes my personal motion is pretty s-l-o-w! The nicer weather has sure helped my attitude although I would dearly...

 

Bushnell Bits

Since I was unable to attend the village meeting last week, here’s a quick summary I got from board chairman Tim Nolting. He said the meeting was short and they only covered a few items of business. The board accepted a bid on the metal roofing...

 

Dull Knife's Quest (Part One)

On the night of September 9, 1878 the last remnants of Northern Cheyenne, under the leadership of Chief’s Dull Knife and Little Wolf, jumped the Darlington reservation on the northern banks of the Canadian River. The 700-mile journey, that they... Full story

 

Cards Of Thanks

Thank you all for giving me so much support while I was so ill at RWMC. Thank you first of all for all the prayers. So many of you made phone calls, sent beautiful cards and notes and I received so many pretty flowers. Some of you were there several...

 

Potter-Dix Announces Honor Roll

First Semester A Honor Roll A honor roll students have a 94 or above in each class. 12th Grade Luke Johnson Connor Wolff 11th Grade Katelyn Woten 8th Grade Emmalea Bush Brooke Glass 7th Grade J.T. Herboldsheimer Audrey Juelfs Dylan Nielsen Kaden...

 

Years Ago

January 2012 Kelly Meehan-Ash, 24, is being tried as an assessory to murder in connection with the murder trial of Vencill Ash III. When the trial for Ash III was pushed back in date, the Meehan-Ash case was likewise rescheduled. Meehan-Ash made a re...

 

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