Banner County News

 


Good morning Banner County, friends and neighbors both near and far. A little snow in the area has made it seem more like December, and the trees were beautiful Saturday afternoon. Roads became pretty icy however, and no one likes that. The first official day of winter is Dec. 22, so we still have a few days of the fall season left, ha ha.

The elementary classes will hold their Christmas parties this Thursday, Dec. 17, and then they will go caroling Friday morning at Heritage in the valley. They will be there at 10 a.m. and return to school in time for lunch and early dismissal at 12:20 p.m.

They plan on not returning to school for the rest of this year. They have finished their first semester, have had enough for now, and need some time off. By the time they return to school on Jan. 4, many parents will feel exactly the same way.

Also, on Friday, Dec., 18, the high school basketball teams will be headed to Leyton for competitions which will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, they will play here at home versus Creek Valley, game time at 2 p.m. On that same date the high school wrestlers will be headed to Sutherland, and will hit the mats at 10 a.m. Central time.


On Monday, Dec. 21, no school, however the high school girls basketball teams will head to Sioux County for the annual winter-break games held there. Games will continue on the next day, Tuesday, Dec. 22, and games on both days will begin at noon. Safe travel to all of you. Beginning on the 23rd, no school and no sports.

Recently, several students from the Banner County One-Act Play attended district competitions in Hyannis. Those students were Abby Russell, Megan Gifford, Josh Boston and Bailee Underhill. They were coached this year by Hollie Reichenberg and Brandi Tallmage.

Another district competition was held for FFA Leadership Skills at Chadron. Competitors and the results were: Ayden Cross and Seth Dvorak in Creed Speaking - freshmen only, red; Jacque Stauffer sixth overall in Senior Public Speaking, blue; Sierria Flores sixth overall in Natural Resources Speaking, blue; Garrett Grubbs fourth overall, blue, and Megan Gifford, red, in Job Interview; and in Ag Demonstration, Paige Cross and Shay White fifth overall, blue, and Savannah Jordan and Cole Blankee eighth overall, red. These students are taught by Bill Gifford. Congratulations to each of you on a job well done.

More congratulations to these birthday folks: Sandy Adrian, Steve Gifford, Barb Stoddard, Cindy Zimmerman, Jeslyn Martinez and Lane Darnall. Happy Birthday!

The anniversary couple of the week is Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Groves, congratulations.

Also, belated congratulations and welcome to the community to grandchildren of Annette and Mark Knaub. Recently born to Jake and Ashley was daughter Addison, welcomed by big brother Trent, and to Jordan and Katlin daughter Colbie. There is nothing quite as nice as grandbabies!


The Harrisburg Community Church would like to welcome everyone to their Christmas Candlelight services on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

Well folks that is all I have for now. At this time next week it will be Christmas Eve, hard to believe. This year has gone so fast for me, and as the old saying about time flying when you are having fun, just does not apply this year. It has been a lousy year in many ways, and I for one will be glad to see it end. On the other hand, I do have much to be thankful for. So I will wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a safe, wonderful, peaceful time with friends and family in the days to come. Please send news to me at 308-436-7152, 308-641-1335, or to crosswords@embarqmail.com. Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).

 

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