Banner News


Good morning Banner County! Harvest is well under way and completed in many parts of the county. With temperatures dropping a good 20 degrees a day or two this week, we are just hoping to get the wheat all in and be done with it. Last week was a busy one, still working on summer clean-up and thinking about fair and school.

We ended the week with the potluck at the Harrisburg Community Church. Many folks are pretty busy at this time so the attendance was smaller than usual, but still really good. The food and fellowship were not to be beaten. Also over the weekend my granddaughter and I took a girls’ night out and went to the movie. We had a great time and listened to some good “oldies” while we were at it. The movie was “Jersey Boys” about the story of the 60s music group “The Four Seasons.” We also had a birthday in the park Sunday afternoon where our youngest grandson celebrated his first birthday. He started out with one finger poking into the cake and ended up with a fistful. The weather was beautiful though and we all had a great time. From my stand point I love watching my kids get squirted with the water balloons by their kids and get a little smeared with cake frosting!

There was a baby shower at the Harrisburg Community Church this past Wednesday for Hollie Gilbert. A pleasant time was enjoyed by all. Hollie and Carl are looking forward to baby Gilbert who is due to arrive in about a week. Others celebrating a birthday close to home this week include: Ruthie Brown, Bobbie May, Laura Monsees, Shelly Cross, Sarah Mason, Brittany Smith, Christopher Talkington, Bob Gifford, and Josh Cox. Happy Birthday! Couples celebrating an anniversary are Mr. & Mrs. Ben McGowan, Eric Anderson, Chris King,and Jack Revelle. Congratulations!

If you like County Fairs, all you need to do is look just a little bit and at this time of year you can find one. They are in progress all around us. The Kimball-Banner County Fair begins with clean-up at the fair grounds on Monday, Aug. 4. Our club is involved in this, but if you are unable to help, after the fair there is always plenty of work to be done. Those of you that are independent are appreciated with clean-up help also! Time is 5 p.m. The Fair itself will run Aug.5-11 with two PRCA Rodeo events, 4-H breakfast, night show, animals and exhibits. Monday, Aug. 11 will be sale day. Hope to see you there! Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. the “Miss Scotts Bluff County Fair Scholarship Pageant” will be held. This pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Nebraska pageant. I am not sure where this is held, for more information please call 623-1828.

Sunday, Aug. 3 there will be a FREE Sprouts concert/movie at the Midwest Theater. ‘The Frontier String Ensemble’ from Omaha will perform. This ‘Sprouts’ music education program was originally developed in Omaha by Scottsbluff native Ruth Meints for children. It is a 5-year program and will be coming to Scottsbluff soon.

At the Midwest on Wednesday, Aug. 6 they will be showing the movie “Monty Python Live (Mostly)”. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. and advance ticket sales, members, and students cost is $13 and non-member tickets are $15.

Well folks that is all for now. Have a great week and take care until next time. Please send news to or call me at 436-7152, or 641-1335. Barb Cross ( Mrs. Rod ).


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