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Good morning to you all, here in Banner County and to all of our surrounding friends and neighbors. It has been quite awhile since I have felt as well as I do today. Both physically and emotionally.

As far as years go we all know about the ups and downs, it is called Life. Well, my life in 2013 was relatively calm until the last month. I had lost a favorite aunt earlier in the year, but other than that, I was looking forward, prepared actually, for the Christmas holidays. Well, things change in the blink of an eye, don’t they?

My childhood friend was in a vehicle that was hit by a drunk driver and remains in a coma. It has been over a month in days, but seems so much longer for me. My mom passed away as well as a dear friend, Dona Buchanan; we have had the flu, and strep. I definitely have been doing some self searching. Here we go, 2014!

We as Banner County residents have lost another friend and neighbor with the passing of Harold Brown. Harold has been a life-long member of Banner County since his birth here in 1929. He will be greatly missed and our sincere sympathy goes out to his family. Well, as we start off 2014 we have school and all of the activities there that keep us forever busy. The Christmas break came to a halt Dec. 7 as the buses rolled and excited parents sent them off for the beginning of second semester. Teacher and faculty were on task Monday.

For sports on schedule for this week: high school wrestling competition in Gordon Thursday, and at Garden County Saturday. Both start up times are 9 a.m. For high school basketball, game at Hay Springs, Friday, time, 3:30 p.m.; at home Saturday, vs. Hemingford, game time 1 p.m. and at Hyannis (varsity only) Monday, time, 5 p.m.

Speech practice has also began and that team will be at Bridgeport on Saturday. No time available on this one, so for more information please call the school at 308-436-5262. Safe travel to you all.

The regular school board meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday this month due to calendar conflicts. The meeting will be held in the school cafeteria and will begin at 7 p.m., everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. The driver’s examiner will be giving the first driver’s test of the new year; one out of 12. If you need to be there the time is 9-11:30 ,Wednesday. Good luck.

Birthday folks here in the Burg for this week include: Lori Hostetler, Steve Brown, David Baker, Paula Johnson, Charlene Malm, Perry McNees, Lita Delcamp, and Sally Weeks. Folks missed on the calendar last week include:Bethany Cooper, Jennifer Bohnsack, Royce Ammon, Brandon Blickenderfer, Brady Lind, Teagan McGowan, Ariel Whelchel, and Heath Johnson. Happy Birthday to each of you!

One anniversary celebrated the third and that was Mr. & Mrs. Jake Knaub, congratulations!

I do not have much going on in the valley as of right now. The Midwest Theater will be playing the movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The movie is listed PG. Monday, Kimball Library will begin an adult Winter reading program entitled “Hot Reads for Cold Nights.” Register at the library 208 S. Walnut or call 308-235-4523. You may call this number for Jan Sears if you need info for the Children’s Story time which will begin on Wednesday. Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. The second session of a cake decorating class will be on Tuesday at the Kimball Health Center, north side, 301 S. Howard. This class is entitled “Specialty Cake Basic Decorating” and is brought to you through WNCC. Classes will run through Jan. 28.

For more information please call Linda Roelle at 308-254-7407. Have a safe and warm week everyone, we are off to another year. Leave your news, at 436-7152, 641-1335, or write to Take care until next time. Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod)


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