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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 17, 2018 

Commissioners consider National Motto, hear Walking Trail request

Retirement is in the air for Bev Schnell, Kimball County Manor Administrator. Schnell advised the Commissioners as to her retirement at their regular board meeting on Monday, May 14. At the end of May, Schnell will be headed into retirement...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 17, 2018 

Upgrades planned for Kimball parks

Kimball City Council discussed the March 30 meeting of the Park Planning Group. A number of improvements were considered and a plan was made to complete them in the next few months. Two local companies have been contacted to replace the wooden post...


Work continues at the Kimball Walking Trail

Volunteers, the City of Kimball and Kimball County are making a difference in our community by creating the Kimball Community Trail, located at the city property south of town. Many local citizens...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 17, 2018 

Kimball boys district golf champs

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team shot their best team score of the season en route to winning the C-5 District Golf Championship they hosted this past Tuesday. The Longhorns put together a very good t...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 17, 2018 

Longhorns have three state track qualifiers in four events

The Kimball High Track Team ended up with 3 State Track qualifiers, in 4 events, from the Class C-9 District Meet held at Sutherland this past Thursday. Brady Kilgore, a junior, qualified in 2 events...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 17, 2018 

Kimball golfers runner-up at Bayard

For only the second time this season, the Kimball High Boy’s Golf Team failed to win a tournament they were involved in. The Longhorns ended up 4 strokes back of Bridgeport at the Bayard Tournament this past week. The winning Bridgeport Team shot 3...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 17, 2018 

Jock Talk

The District competition for both track and boy’s golf are completed and the state competitions are ready to take place. State track in Omaha is this weekend, May 18-19, and state golf for Class C golfers will be in Kearney this coming Tuesday-...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 10, 2018

A tribute to Moms

A mother of five, ages 15 down to 18 months old, Jen Shaw of Kimball feels grateful for and blessed by the love of her family. After moving to Kimball in November of 2014 Jen began to raise her family...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 10, 2018

A tribute to Moms

The day before Mother's Day, one Kimball mom will be handing her graduating son his diploma. As a member of the local board of education Carrie Tabor will present her oldest child, Nicholas, with his...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 10, 2018

Kimball golfers take top honors at their Kimball Invite

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team picked up yet another win in capturing the Team Championship, and the individual medalist honors, at the Kimball Invitational Tournament held this past Friday at the F...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 10, 2018

Bemis sets new school triple jump record at Bayard B-C-D meet

Kimball had some highlights at the Bayard B-C-D Track Invite this past week, but none brighter than the winning triple jump mark by freshman, Sam Bemis, which also established a new Kimball High...

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Jock Talk

It’s District competition time. The Kimball High Track Team will be at District in Sutherland today (Thursday), with a start time of 10 a.m. Mountain Time. Two of the Longhorn tracksters will be looking for return trips to the State meet in Omaha...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 10, 2018

Jordan Greenwood and team headed to national golf

Kimball's, Jordan Greenwood, and his Southeast Community College Men's Golf Team is headed to the National Junior College Golf Tournament being held in Foley, Alabama, after winning the recent...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    May 10, 2018

Students pull together in a big way to lend support to community, local family

Kimball High School students picked up around businesses on Tuesday, May 1, to give back to the community for all the support the school receives. They combined the hard work with a fundraiser and a...

 By Tom Southard    News    May 10, 2018

2018 Athletic Banquet

A large turnout this past week for the annual Kimball High Booster Club Banquet and Awards Night. Jeri Ferguson served as the Master of Ceremonies and kept things moving right along. Dave Klinkhammer...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 3, 2018

Improvements planned for Oliver Reservoir this summer

There are more potential improvements to come at Oliver Reservoir in the coming months including, improvements to the boat ramp and a dump station is in the works according to Galen Wittrock of the So... Full story

 By Desyree Nelson    News    May 3, 2018

High School Political forum saw increased attendance

The Kimball High School Civics class put together the Political Forum on Monday night. The crowd was plentiful as the entire room was full with some people standing and more chairs being taken out of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 3, 2018

Spring recital set for Sunday

The public is invited to another exciting spring recital featuring selected students of Patricia Randolph this Sunday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the Kimball Baptist Fellowship Church located at Sixth and Oak Street. Students performing include Bailey Ba...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 3, 2018

Council considers pros and cons of accepting Longhorn

After approval by the Planning Commission, the matter of a dog kennel license was discussed at the April 19 regular City Council meeting. Kathy Chapman addressed the board to ensure they understood that she was not seeking a commercial kennel...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 3, 2018

Great weather brings out great showing at Best in the West

The Outstanding performance at the 2018 Best in the West Track and Field Meet should go to those who delayed the running of the meet one day to give the athletes, and fans, a chance to perform, and...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 3, 2018

Chase County SPVA track champions

Chase County showed off their power in winning both the boy’s and girl’s divisions of the SPVA Conference Track and Field championship held at the Sidney Track facility this past Friday. In the Women’s division they scored 160 points, with St....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 3, 2018

Kimball boys defend conference golf titles

Make room for two more trophies in the Kimball High Athletic Trophy case, as the Kimball boys brought home top honors from both conference golf tournaments this past week! The Longhorns successfully...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 3, 2018

Jock Talk

The spring sports season for our area athletes is fast drawing to a close. This week’s schedule has the Kimball High Boy’s Golf Team in action on the home course at the Four Winds tomorrow (Friday) and this is a chance for you fans to get out...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 3, 2018

Kimball girls third at Burns Junior High Track Meet

Another strong showing by the Kimball Junior High girls at this past week’s Laramie County Junior High Track Invite held in Burns. Torrington won the girl’s division with 128.5 points, with Burns 2nd with 110. Kimball finished 3rd in the 11...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 26, 2018

Where are they now? Cristina Moore-Urrutia

Editor's note: We are reprinting a past story this week, as Cristina Moore-Urrutia is in charge of an Air Force band, and this week the Offutt Brass Ensemble will perform in Kimball. Former Kimball...


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