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Red Knights help Kimball Ball Board

The Red Knights motorcycle club have out-done themselves again, with a fund raising event this past weekend. “The Red Knights were amazing, like always, and were such a big part in this fundraiser,” said Carrie Wynne of the Kimball Ball Board....

Citizens asked to move vehicles

The City of Kimball annual seal coat street improvement project will be Sept. 14. Residents along the following streets are requested to have all vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. off these streets during the project. If there are any obstructions...

Community-wide garage sales attract hundreds

The inaugural community-wide garage sales were a huge success according to organizers at the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of visitors from neighboring communities and states came to Kimball to shop. Shoppers came from...

Kimball Rodeo Royalty Selected for 2017-2018

The Kimball-Banner Counties Fair Grounds in Kimball was the place to be Aug. 26 as beautiful young ladies from our area displayed the best of their talents in horsemanship, personal interviews,...

Big lessons taught from a small incubator

Mrs. Amy McManigal's 6th grade students begin each year learning about life cycles, birth rates, death rates, populations and ecosystems. These large lessons capture the students' attention because...

Girl's Golf plays best tourney to date to Mitchell

The Lady Longhorns headed to Mitchell last Thursday, Sept. 7, for a golf tournament. Coach Culek was able to take four girls to the tournament, three of the four girls ended with a personal best score. “I am so proud of the dedication and...

Lady Cats struggle to find elusive win

The Banner County Lady Wildcats faced both Hay Springs and Hemingford on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for matching 2-0 losses. These losses could have been easily avoided, according to coach Angie Hilbert, who attributed them to a lack of communication and...

Jock Talk

The 2017 version of the annual 2-person, Triple Play Golf Tournament is now in the books and was termed a success by Four Winds Pro Chad Wise. A total of 22 teams participated in the event that Chad initiated as a memorial to his father and this...

Kimball volleyball gets first win in busy week of play

Two triangulars and a tournament last week provided a lot of action and tough competition for the Kimball volleyball program. The Lady Horns split the first triangular with one loss and one win at...

Horns first home game ends with loss

Friday night lights, had their first appearance at home this season when our Kimball Longhorns took to their own grid iron this past Friday, Sept. 8, to face-off with the Mitchell Tigers for a 50-14...

Letter to the Editor

Its hard to believe it’s this time of year again, with August coming to a close, Farmer’s Day is just around the corner. This year Farmer’s Day will be September 22nd-24th and the theme is Fun in the Sun! The Farmer’s Day Committee is...

Roughing It

I am a big history person, at least family history and things that are near and close to my heart. Like I have said before, I grew up in Laramie and have spent a lot of time north of Laramie, up in the Medicine Bow area. There are so many...

David L. Stecks

David Lloyd Stecks was born on May 2, 1937 in Kimball, Nebraska. His parents, Lloyd and Zoe Stecks of Bushnell, Nebraska have predeceased him. David graduated from Kimball County High School in 1954...

Gilbert Carmichael, Jr.

Gilbert Carmichael, Jr., age 75, was reunited with family and friends in heaven when God called him home September 11th, 2017. Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday,...

Herbert S. Johnson

Funeral services for Herbert S. Johnson, age 99, who died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at The Residency in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace...

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