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Good morning Banner County.  At least for most of us Monday started out much cooler and probably not all that bad. However, a fire west of us a few miles kept the volunteer fire department busy  beginning  Sunday afternoon and all through the night. The fire was still under investigation as I wrote this the fire burned well over a thousand acres. It was still burning  Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. so none of this is final as far as the amount of damage that was done. Area firemen came to assist as the fire spread quickly throughout the hills and trees were ablaze for an approximate 3 mile wide/ 3 mile deep spread. Thanks to all who helped in the extended effort to control the fire.

The cooler weather and possibility of rain was very welcome. It cooled down to the low 50’s Sunday evening and has been cool & rainy all week. Hopefully it will dry out and be nice for Friday. More on that in a minute. Congratulations to Hollie & Carl Gilbert and the new addition to their family. Dalton John was born last Friday and I don’t have any particulars as of yet. I know mom and little one are home and being welcomed by big brother Collsen and big sister Bailey, and both are doing well. 

The school year has started off to a great start here in Harrisburg with 28 new students and a total of 155 pre-K through 12. We also have four new teachers, three in the elementary end and one in high school, a new receptionist, and a new guidance counselor. Welcome to each of you! Speaking of welcomes, you all are invited to the school OPEN HOUSE tonight, Thursday, Aug. 28th. FREE hamburgers & hotdogs will be served to everyone and parents have an opportunity to meet the new staff and check out the many great improvements that were made to the building over the summer months.  The building will be open from 5-7 p.m., please come and check it out!

I know I always say this, but it is surely true- I can not believe this month is over and it is almost the 1st of September!  The 1st is this coming Monday and is Labor Day. All local businesses will be closed and school will be also. For the remainder of the week the students will be celebrating Homecoming Week.  Craziness will be everywhere with a volleyball game being played Thursday evening at 5 p.m. This will be a tri-meet and I do not know the other schools involved.  Friday, Sept. 5th will be the Homecoming game vs. Maywood at 7 p.m. and the bon fire will follow in the parking lot . Saturday, Sept. 6 will be the Homecoming dance, at the school 8-11 p.m., grades 7-12.

We are wishing well our friends and neighbors Dina Cashler and Maxine Brown. Both whom we miss seeing!  Birthdays this week include: Karen Wayman, Noah Gifford, Whitnie Adrain Olsen, Francella Johnson, Vicki Grubbs, Ann Brown, Dave Soule, and Mary Helen Addleman. Happy Birthday! Anniversary celebrants this week are Mr. & Mrs.’ Chris Olsen, Lee Malm, Rod Van Pelt, Bo Reichenberg, Vince Davis, and Scott Delcamp. Congratulations!

The YMCA in Scottsbluff weight room area has re-opened, but they are still working on the pool. It will be completed soon and will re-open for your pleasure. At the Midwest Theater this week Aug. 29-31 the movie ‘Get On Up’ will play on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. This movie is rated PG and is about the life of singer James Brown. The Western Nebraska Arts Center hosts Yelana Khanevskaya with a reception free and open to the public from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 5th. The gallery is free to the public Tuesday - Thursday 9 am. - 5 p.m. & on week-ends 1-5 p.m. The address is 106 E. 18th St. in Scottsbluff.  At Bridgeport Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 the  Camp  Clarke Raiders Fall Rendezvous will be held and a whole lot of shootin will be going on! The black powder shooters will be joined by hawk and knife throwers at various times throughout the week-end.

There will be a Friday Night Creek Walk and a breakfast cook-off will be held on Saturday morning. Saturday there will a Mountain Man Walk open to adults and children over 5 years old. This walk is comparable to an obstacle course Mountain Man Era Style. Of course during all of this there are scheduled shoots with the Camp Clarke Raiders Muzzle Loading Club!  Well, all I have for now. Take care until next time and contact me at 436-7152, 641-1335, or Barb Cross ( Mrs. Rod )


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