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Kimball PD holds women's self defense class

Kimball PD holds women's self defense class

One out of every five American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims... Full story

Kimball County least healthy in the state

A recent report has declared Kimball County to be the least healthy in the state of Nebraska. The report, conducted annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranks the overall health... Full story

New business moves into old Kimball Laundry building

A picture of one's family on a phone case, a shirt with a graphic for a local event, a blanket that needs dry cleaning, all of the aforementioned have something in common: they are all services that...

Wrestling career winding down for Kimball's Shawn Nagel

The wrestling career for Kimball's most decorated wrestler ever is winding down, and what a career it has been. It all started back in Federation wrestling when Shawn was just a little bitty guy, and ...

Longhorn tracksters' times improved

A total of 17 area teams including Kimball, Potter-Dix, and Banner County took part in the Bayard C-D Track Invite this past Saturday and the marks were very good as the athletes enjoyed unusual nice ... Full story

Glenda (Barrett) Koenig

Glenda Koenig passed away on March 31, 2014 in Lincoln, NE. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be buried with her parents in Kimball, NE. Glenda Christine Barrett was born July 12, 1954 in... Full story

Effie Jean (Papple) Aikens

Effie went home to be with Jesus, Friday, April 4, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born January 9, 1942 to Pauline (Brown) Papple and Frederick William Papple in West Branch. Effie was the youngest... Full story

Doris R. Anderson

Doris R. Anderson, 90, died on March 30, 2014 at the Kimball County Manor, Kimball, Nebraska. Doris was born on March 9, 1924 to Carl and Gertrude Lindeburg, on her parents farm outside Galton, Colorado. Doris was one of four children. When Doris... Full story