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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 bi...

 
 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.... Full story

 

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...

 

Walking to raise awareness and funds

2,918 miles. That is how far two young people are walking to raise awareness for suicide prevention and raise funds for the Make-A-Wish – Oregon Foundation. Amanda Autrey and Kolton Rackham lived...

 

Santa's Helpers begin holiday season activities just in the 'Nick' of time

The second annual Santa’s Helpers Wreath Contest & Silent Auction is underway. Anyone interested in decorating a wreath for this year’s silent auction, is asked stop by the City of Kimball. Just...

 

Kraficzk makes APA's US Amateur Championship

Kimball local makes US Amateur Championship-American Poolplayers Association (APA) in Tampa, Fla. The youngest player in the 2017 Championship tournament, Seth Krafczik won his spot in Flordia by...

 

Six done just one more to go

A quest of all seven summits Colorado native Chris Bombardier who suffers from Hemophilia type B is reaching his goals one climb at a time. Hemophilia is when blood can't clot properly, excessive... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 16, 2017

Annual Veterans Day program honored area vets past and present

Veteran's, friends, family, students, and staff filled the High School auditorium Wednesday, Nov. 8 for the annual Veteran's Day Program put on by the Kimball High Civics Class. The morning began...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 16, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Mahlon Gingerich

There is a new face to the Kimball Police Department but not so new to the Kimball community. Mahlon Gingerich, grew up in Dix, working with his father, Sam, in the tree business. During high school G...

 

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