Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Barb Cross
The Observer 

Remembering 9/11; Banner County Candidates Event Scheduled


September 15, 2022

Good morning. Here we are in the middle of September with Labor Day and 9/11 behind us.

Over this past weekend I heard a short remembrance speech about that awful day, September 11, 2001. I know we all remember exactly what we were doing at the moment we first heard the news.

I had flashbacks of the 9/11 Memorial in Washington that we visited a few years ago and other destinations of destruction on that awful day. Does not seem that long ago.

Movie wise, going back even further to 1986 Tom Cruise starred in “Top Gun .” Recently, after 36 years, “Top Gun Maverick” has been released. I watched it earlier this summer and if you missed it and are still interested, it will be playing at the Midwest Theater the 16-18. The first two dates it will show at 7:30 p.m. and on the 18th it’s at 1:30 p.m. Lots of action.

Other local entertainment options include the Veterans Fishing Derby on Saturday the 17th at Fort Robinson and the United Way of Western Nebraska Duck Draw. More information can be found at http://www.uwwn.org.

The folks up in Alliance will be celebrating on both the 17th & 18th during their annual Dobby’s Fall Festival. Lots going on here and for the details go to https://dobbysfrontier-town.com/.

Closer to home in Gering at the Legacy of the Plains Museum this weekend it is time for the annual Harvest Festival. Call them at 436-1989 or go to http://legacyoftheplains.org.

Two dates for the Farmers Market in Morrill if you are up that way are September 17th & 20th from 3-6 p.m. at the FOMO Park. The Western Nebraska Arts Center has a showing in the Main Gallery titled “Prairie People: Sod House Souls” and in the Bronson Gallery “A Retrospective of Judy Linquist.” Both will run through September 25th.

Speaking of sod houses. .. as I mentioned earlier, Flowerfield School is now in session. I was there one day last week and a young gentlemen came up to me and and said that he had figured out why the red rope was around a portion of the displays, and then he noticed the picture on the wall that is surrounded with curtains in an effort to make it appear to be a view of an outside landscape.

I checked out the artist. The last name was Miles. He then proceeded to tell me that maybe this person was a superhero and named off four superheroes, one being a Miles. News to me. So the students are not the only ones learning!

Here this week on Saturday the 17th the cross country team will compete in Alliance. On Monday, the 19th the high school volleyball team will play Kimball at home at 5 p.m. and earlier in the day some students will participate in County Government Day.

The annual Book Fair also begins and will continue for several days. On Tuesday the FFA Edge Conference will be in Gering with several students attending. Safe travel and good luck to all of you.

Since this election year is our chance to make some changes here at home, I encourage you to head to the Double L Cafe on Sunday, September 18th for a “Meet the Challengers” opportunity. Candidates will be there from 1-3 p.m. to introduce themselves and answer questions. We have four incumbents running and six challengers.

The next Commissioner meeting is Tuesday, September 20th at 8:45 a.m..

Just a heads up.. the Autumn Equinox will take place on the 22nd and we will have an equal amount of day and night time. One thing I know for sure, the days are getting shorter!

Take care until next time. Barb Cross at 436-7152.


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