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Disturbance call leads to felony arrest

Officer Mike Winget of the Kimball Police Department responded to a disturbance of unknown nature near Fifth and Jefferson streets on Sunday Oct. 1, just before 11 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, Winget was approached by Caleb P. Boman, 27, of...

NMPP urges City to update net metering policy for consumer-owned alternate energy sources

As alternate sources of energy become more commonplace, the City of Kimball is considering an update to the net metering policy. Net metering allows a consumer to “bank” energy produced by personal solar panels or wind turbines that goes unused...

Kimball Friendship Center receives $1,500 grant

Kimball Friendship Senior Center recently received a $1,500 grant from the Immanuel Vision Foundation, part of more than $230,000 in grants given. The Immanuel Vision Foundation in Omaha gave $1,500...

Winners of the 2017 Farmers Day Baby Photo Contest

Newborn to 11 months: 1st: Jessalyn Snyder, daughter of Dillon and Hannah Snyder 2nd: Oliver Fish, son of Josephine Fish 3rd: Liam Young, son of Chantel Clark and Yancy Young 12-20 months: 1st: Kaci...

Veteran's History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

Big changes in store for Longhorn football next season

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, a meeting - open to the community, was held to talk about the idea of stepping Kimball Football down from eleven-man to an eight-man team. “Not one person spoke negatively about going to eight-man,” Kimball Activities...

Horns outscored at home game Friday night

Same things over and over again, for the Kimball Longhorns, Friday night under the lights, Bayard handed the Longhorns another loss on the season at home this past Friday. Once again Kimball was out...

Lady Horns split week with losses at P-D triangular and a win against Morrill

Lady Longhorns Volleyball played a triangular with Potter-Dix and Bayard on Oct. 3. The first game was against Bayard, Kimball lost in two games, the first set Bayard came away with a 25-19 win, the...

Longhorn runners compete at two conferences back-to-back

Kimball Cross Country got their share of a workout this past week as the teams headed into Thursday to run their SPVA Conference Meet, and then right back at it on Friday, for their WTC Conference...

Jock Talk

Kimball suffered one more loss this past Friday losing 35-13 to visiting Bayard, but this was one of those games where Kimball actually dominated in many categories but still came up short on the scoreboard. A big night for Mitch McKibbon, Bayard...

Letter to the Editor - A letter from weary solar eclipse travelers

This letter was sent to Mayor Prunty and shared with WNO later. Mr. Keith Prunty, I sent you a letter and it was returned to me because I did not have your name. The massage I want to convey is that Mr. Hernandez helped us. Ben and I are seniors...

Letter to the Editor - Commitment to community and the Farmer's Day experience

I just wanted to share with you how impressed I was with the ELITE OILFIELD presence in the Farmers Day Parade. I am very proud of Mark Green, Spencer Teasley and their team for all they did to show Kimball what young Entrepreneurs can do when they...

Steve Allison

Memorial services for Steven Allison will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of Moorcroft, WY with Pastor Monte Reichenberg officiating; inurnment to follow ...

Charles D. Winter

Charles"Bryan" Winter, 56, of Dix, died at his home on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball...

Zane R. Pavlica

Zane Richard Pavlica, 67, of Burns, passed away on October 7, surrounded by his loving family. Zane was born in Colorado Springs on June 29, 1950, to Alex and Vyrna Pavlica. He graduated from Burns...

Roland E. Hendricks

Roland Eugene Hendricks, 65, passed away in Scottsbluff, NE, on October 1, 2017, following a heroic battle with Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). A Candle Light Memorial will be held Friday, October...

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