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 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 7, 2017 

Clerk's office begins busy season - office open for all pubic office filings

Kimball County Clerk, Cathy Sibal, and the entire county clerk's office began one of their busiest seasons last Friday, Dec. 1. It's not Christmas, it's filing season. The clerk began accepting...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017 

Murder suspect arrested in Kimball without incident

A murder suspect on the lam out of Laramie County, Wyoming was arrested without incident on Sunday, Dec. 2, shortly after 5 p.m. Just three hours prior, the Kimball Police Department, along with the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 7, 2017 

Upcoming landfill cell expansion to cost $1M+

The landfill cell expansion, scheduled to be completed in the next 18 months, is expected to cost up to $1.6 million, but City Administrator Dan Dean reported to the Board of Public Works during...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017 

KHS students strive to honor military members year-round

Jeri Ferguson’s Civics class at Kimball High School continue working to make a difference. They hope to raise awareness of current military members and veterans. According to KHS senior, Justine Heeg, the Civics class is organizing a fundraiser...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    December 7, 2017 

Kimball One-Act showcases talent, excited for next production season

Kimball’s One Act students showcased their acting talents on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the District competition, narrowly missing the top three placements. Despite the fourth-place finish, Kennedy Lewis, Kaden Adrian and Paycen Harroun, all of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017 

KPD urges diligence against break-ins

Kimball Police Department reports that in the month of November they received eight calls regarding vehicle break-ins. Additional calls have been received regarding break-ins in area storage units and Plains Body Shop also had a related call. KPD...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 7, 2017 

District beefs up safety measures at local schools

Kimball Public Schools has implemented changes to the safety protocol and separated safety and crisis teams following a self-assessment last March. At that time, one concern stood out. The school’s...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Lady Longhorns fall to Dundy County-Stratton in title game

The Dundy County-Stratton LadyTigers held off Kimball in the championship game of the Kimball 4-Team Tournament over the weekend to take top honors and Potter-Dix won over Morrill for consolation and...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Dundy County-Stratton boys Kimball tourney champs

Dundy County-Stratton ran past host Kimball in winning the championship of the boy's division of the Kimball four-team tournament this past weekend with Morrill winning over Potter-Dix for third...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Longhorns get wrestling season underway

The 2017-18 Wrestling Season is underway for the Kimball High Longhorns. They opened up with a home dual with Bayard on the final day of November and despite the losing score of 40-5, Coach Wade...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Lady Cats fell to Garden County in season opener

Banner County girls basketball had their first game at home last Friday night with Garden County. Despite a good battle, the Lady Wildcats were out-scored in that game 32-26. “The girls played hard but it was difficult for us to overcome having thr...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Lady Coyotes split Kimball and prep to battle the Storm

Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes made the trip to Kimball for a two-day tournament to begin their 2017-18 basketball season. The Lady Coyotes split the weekend with a loss to Kimball on Friday, Dec. 1, with a...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Coyotes hope to bounce back from tough season opener

Potter-Dix boys weren’t able to get much going at the first tournament of the season in Kimball. The Coyotes faced-off with Kimball in their first matchup Friday night, being unable to score sure didn’t help them out too much. Potter-Dix came...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 7, 2017 

Jock Talk

We got the High School Winter Sports Season officially off and running this past week with the Kimball High Wrestlers hosting Bayard for a dual and then going to Akron for Tournament action this past Saturday. The Basketball teams hosted their own...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 7, 2017 

Potter-Dix places second at D2-6 District

The Potter-Dix Play Production team competed in the D2-6 district contest on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and walked away just shy of top honors and a championship competition. Competing against six schools, the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

Parade of Lights spread cheer for all - Heralded Kimball's 2017 Christmas season

The Kimball Parade of Lights lit up the streets of downtown Kimball like the stars in the North Pole on a Christmas night. A total of 11 floats decorated in Christmas spirit rolled through Second...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

County to purchase new truck and grader

Kimball County will soon boast a new road grader, being built for the Kimball County Road Department, as well as, a new pickup truck for the Kimball Sheriffs Department. Commissioners opened sealed bids for a 2015 or newer road grader, during the Nov...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

New communication system for the KCSO

The Nebraska Statewide Radio System is a must for all Sheriff's departments along Interstate 80 in the state of Nebraska, according to Kimball County Sheriff, Harry Gillway, and Kimball is now one of...

 

Civics students given real life lesson in civil responsibility

Kimball High students take a first hand lesson in civics with a request to Kimball City Council. The Kimball High School civics class, along with teacher Jeri Ferguson, sought $3,000 of Keno funds...

 

Food Bank for the Heartland targets rural food insecurity - mobile food bank to be in Harrisburg

In an effort to address food insecurity in the Panhandle, the Food Bank for the Heartland will host a mobile food pantry in Harrisburg on Friday, Dec. 1. According to a recent news release, the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

Pumpkin Pie, whipped cream and Thanksgiving go hand-in-hand

How fast can you eat a piece of pumpkin pie? 22 fourth graders all tried their best to finish their piece of pie first, but it was Alison Johnson that demolished hers first with a time of 49 seconds....

 

Kimball and Gering play practice scrimmage

The Kimball Longhorns got the basketball season underway Monday evening with a practice scrimmage with the Gering girls and boys. The Nebraska School Activities Association allows all Nebraska High Sc...

 

Jock Talk

The lull between the fall sports and the winter sports is about to end as far as our Kimball High schedules are concerned. The Longhorns had an exhibition type night with Gering coming to Kimball for the NSAA Hall of Fame Jamboree this past Monday...

 

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