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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

From summer sealing to winter plowing - City talks streets

As the City of Kimball prepares to chip seal more than 20,000 square yards of Kimball streets, they considered the local snow removal plan for the coming winter. As far as chip sealing local streets, council approved sealing 10 blocks as opposed to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

School hesitates to buy new drum set

Kimball School’s instrumental music teacher, Kristi Hiles-Smith, requested a new set of timpani, the kettle-like drums in progressive sizes. “The timpani that we have are over 40 years old, so I thought that it is perhaps time that we try to...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    Sports    July 26, 2018

Kimball Cheer team brings home superior rating, two All Americans

Kimball High School Cheer team received a Superior trophy for their tremendous skill and attitude while competing against more than 200 cheerleaders at a camp, held in Fort Collins, Colo., last week....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 26, 2018

Kimball's own competes in Stars and Stripes Championship in Reno, Nev.

Stars and Stripes Championship Tramp and Tumbling was held in Reno, Nevada this past weekend with one of your local Kimball young ladies competing. Thirteen year-old Jayden Paxton of Kimball had her f...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 26, 2018

Jock Talk

I promised you readers a final story on Dillon Wise and his second day at the Ambassador Junior Golf Tournament held in North Platte, but things didn’t end so well for Dillon. After sitting in 2nd place after the first day of play with his round...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Chamber brings back Business After Hours

After nearly two years, Business After Hours is back in Kimball and revamped. The Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce held the first Business After Hours since November of 2016 on Thursday, July...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Local kiosk still not functioning

A statement has been released from the State of Nebraska regarding the JUSTICE system, which is currently not fully functioning. The statement said that public access kiosks in the courthouses across Nebraska are temporarily down due to a needed...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 19, 2018

Frisbee Golf area to be completed this weekend

Mayor Keith Prunty, with the help of Adrian Fuss, drilled holes in Gotte Park this past weekend for the new frisbee golf course. Posts were added on Monday with the help of Kimball street department...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 19, 2018

Young Potter-Dix actors strut their stuff

Children in the Potter and Dix areas took their time to shine, performing "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch," on July 13 in Potter. In addition to the show, there was a silent auction and all proceeds...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Kimball's graduating class of 1953 celebrates their 65th reunion in Kimball

Summer can bring vistors from all across the county together, for many different things, one of which is class reunions. The Kimball County High School class of 1953 held their 65th Class Reunion...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Plains Historical Society seeks volunteers

The High Plains Historical Society seeks volunteers for the next few weeks, and some to continue after, as they plan to open the downtown museum for two to three afternoons a week beginning this August. Additionally, volunteers are needed for...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 19, 2018

Council considers buying a vac truck

Kimball City Council heard a request from the Kimball Water Department for a vac truck, which would be shared by all Kimball utility departments, as needed. The truck currently being considered includes a piece that will turn water mains off safely,...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Farmer's Day fundraiser this weekend

Dig out your poodle skirts and letterman jackets, ladies and gentlemen, the 2018 Farmers’ Day fundraiser is a Rockabilly Luau, this Saturday, July 21. This event is 5:30-11 p.m. at the Ag Society Hog Barn, with parking at Gotte Park, meal is at 6...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 19, 2018

State to provide scratch tickets for local fundraiser

The Friends of the Goodhand Theatre are currently selling raffle tickets to fund remodeling at the theater. Tickets will be sold through the end of the month, according to board member Keith Prunty. The drawing is scheduled for August, 18....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 19, 2018

Anthony and Wise compete in Nebraska junior golf tournament

A pair of Kimball's finest High School-age golfers took part in this year's Nebraska Junior Golf Tournament held in Columbus this past week. Dillon Wise and Zane Anthony both shot higher scores than...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 19, 2018

Kimball volleyball hosted Gold Medal Squared volleyball camp

Kimball High School hosted the Gold Medal State volleyball camp July 9 through July 12 with 19 student athletes attending from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., including one eighth grade student from Arizona,...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 19, 2018

Jock Talk

The Glow Ball 4-person scramble golf tournament was held this past weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course with 16 teams entered. The event was sponsored by the local Masons chapter, and was termed a success with everyone having fun. The format had gol...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 12, 2018

Z&S awarded Kimball County contract

At the the Kimball County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, July 3, County Road Superintendent Dave Hottell addressed the roads in the northwest part of the county have been neglected due to minimal equipment operators. Hottell has...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 12, 2018

Kimball Transit system administration award winning

The Kimball County Transit Service received two awards at the annual Nebraska Association of Transit Providers Managers Conference. Christy Warner, Transit Administrator received the "Rookie Manager...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 12, 2018

Kimball sees increase in sales tax revenue

The City of Kimball has seen an increase in sales tax compared to this same time last year. According to Amy Sapp, Special Projects Coordinator, this could be attributed to both an increased number of seasonal workers in the area, as well as,...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 12, 2018

Youth leadership program brings young adults home

4-H consists of members ages 8-18 to show off different and unique talents. Although many think 4-H is just about showing animals and sewing, it is much more than that. It involves photography, robotics and many other projects for youth to enjoy. In...

 
 By Contributed    News    July 12, 2018

Box Tops for Education – A Winning Program

During the 2017-2018 school year, Mary Lynch Elementary raised over $1,000.00 through the General Mills Box Tops for Education Program. This program pays submitting schools ten cents per valid (not...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 12, 2018

4-H introduces inaugural 4k walk/run

As fair time approaches it is time to take off your boots and lace up your sneakers. Wait, what? That’s right, a new Kimball-Banner County Fair event will have participants walking and running through the streets instead of riding horses. The...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 12, 2018

Vince's Corner Golf Scramble termed a success

The 2018 Vince's Corner A-B-C-D Double Draw Golf Scramble was held this past weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course and it was a "Hot Time" for the 124 golfers involved as the temperatures rose to the...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    July 12, 2018

Gilliand Gazebo moved to new location

About 10 years ago, Wilma Gilland told her husband Bruce, "I need a structure of some kind where I can meet with my kids when we have golf practices and when we hold our lunches ect.," Bruce, the man...

 

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