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Don't add broken water pipes to your winter woes

It’s that time of year, when many families allow their faucets to drip during particularly cold days, nights and even weekends in an effort to prevent frozen pipes. This preventative measure can be...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Annual event is ready to grow with new leadership/same old charm

The Annual Ribs and More Cook Off will continue this summer, but will be guided by different hands. Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, Jowain Sherman, accompanied by members of the community, met with members of the James L. Eatmon Lodge and members of Kimball...

 

Kimball Speech brings hardware home from Perkins Co.

The Kimball High School Speech Team participated in the Perkins County invitational on Saturday, Jan. 27, and placed fourth overall with 46 points while taking four first place medals. The team worked...

 

Kimball Wrestlers Place Fourth at Mitchell Invite

A good effort by the Kimball High Wrestlers as they had four wrestlers finish in the medal grouping led by senior Garrett Pedersen's championship at 126 pounds, with the Horns finishing 6th in the...

 

Lady Coyotes take Minatare

The Lady Coyotes are still on a roll defeating the Minatare Lady Indians 34-21. After the first quarter action the game was tied with each putting up four points on the board, however, into the second quarter Potter-Dix was able to extend a small...

 

Mitchell Girls Run Past Kimball 71-15, suffer losses to Sutherland and St. Pats

No surprise that the Kimball girls lost to visiting Mitchell this past week, and no surprise that they won easily, as the Lady Tigers are undefeated on the season and ranked number 2 in the state...

 

PD falls to Minatare

With the 2017/18 season starting to come to a close, the Potter-Dix Coyotes lost another hard fought battle to the Minatare Indians at home, this past Saturday. The Coyotes were out- scored in the first quarter 14-7, and again in the second quarter...

 

Horns come up short for the weekend

Another tough weekend for the Kimball High Boys Basketball Team with losses to Sutherland and North Platte St Pats. On Friday night at home, it looked like the Horns were going to reap the win only to see it slip away in the closing minutes 50-42....

 

Jock Talk

The big attraction this week for Kimball High sports fans is the Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament and it gets underway this evening with first round play at the seeded team’s home sites. Now you Kimball fans are going to have to trav...

 

Potter-Dix's Nielsen has highest three-point percentage in MAC

One of the bright spots on the season for the Potter-Dix Coyotes is senior Dylan Nielsen. Averaging 11.1 points per game and 4.6 rebounds on the season is not the only highlight for Dylan. Nielsen has the highest three point percentage in the MAC Con...

 

Collision caused by poor driving conditions

Two Kimball residents, Frankie Back, 30, and Joshua Hack, 33, were killed in a collision at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Back lost control of...

 

Council approves appointment of Coleman, reject revised proposal for Underpass signage

Mike Coleman was successfully appointed to the Board of Public Works at the Jan. 16, 2018 Kimball City Council meeting with Council President Christy Warner casting the sole dissenting vote. Kimball...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 25, 2018

County officials tout NACO conference

Following a recent NACO conference that the Commissioners, as well as others, in the county offices attended, Robert Jenner the Veterans Service Officer had nothing but good things to say. “The meeting was really beneficial,” Jenner added he was...

 

Unless it is needed for the project to progress, Council rejects Underpass signage

Kimball City Council received a revised proposal for the long-awaited Underpass Project from HDR Engineering. The original proposal, for non-reimbursable elements to the underpass redesign, was reject...

 

New Mexican restaurant to open temporarily in local Event Center

Kimball will soon boast a Mexican restaurant once again, as Mi Sinaloa is relocating to the Kimball Event Center 3 days each week following Kimball City Council’s approval of a lease agreement for...

 

Longtime County treasurer, Quicke, has yet to file for office

With the incumbent filing deadline fast approaching, due no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Kimball County Clerk’s Office has been busy processing the necessary paperwork. “My office...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 25, 2018

Suspected impaired driving leads to arrest for driving with a suspended license

According to an arrest affidavit from the Kimball Police Department on Jan. 16 at around 7:48 p.m., Joshua J. Curry was arrested in Kimball County for driving on a suspended license. The arrest affidavit stated that on Jan. 16 at approximately 7 p.m....

 

Kimball wrestlers have strong day at Lingle

The Kimball High Wrestling Team had a strong showing at Saturday's Dogger Invite in Lingle with all five of their wrestlers earning places. The Cluff brothers had to battle it out for the top spot at...

 

Lady Coyotes nudged out of championship by Bayard

What started off to be the reality of another MAC Tournament Championship ended in runner-up spot for the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes. First round action was with the Lady Indians of Minatare last Monday with the Lady Coyotes taking a 10 win to head to t...

 

Banner ladies split week, take MAC tourney loss to Bayard

The Banner County Lady Cats traveled to Minatare on Jan. 13 and brought home a 55-34 win against the Lady Indians. Banner County led in the first quarter 10-6 and widened their lead in the second by 1...

 

Longhorns drop games to Perkins County and Bridgeport

The Kimball boys suffered losses to Perkins County and Bridgeport in SPVA Conference Tournament play this past week, leaving them at 4-9 on the season. Chase County is the conference champion in this...

 

Kimball girls fall to Sutherland 56-33 in SPVA play

Hershey claimed the championship of the girl's division of this year's SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament with a 36-32 win over top seeded North Platte St. Pat's. Chase County ended up third with...

 

Kimball Boys Win at Potter-Dix 68-29

An easy win for the Kimball boys at Potter-Dix in a Tuesday evening contest with the Longhorns coming out on top 68-29. Sophomore, Brendan Walker, got the Horns off to a good start with an 8 point first quarter scoring spree and ended up with 12 poin...

 

Potter-Dix Girls Avenge Lone Loss to Kimball

The Potter-Dix girls won out over Kimball 45-32 on their home court and with the win avenged their only loss on the season while running their record to 8-1 In the opening game of the season at the Kimball 4-team tournament, Kimball had defeated the...

 

Banner County's Dahlgrin racks up the double doubles

Lady Wildcat MaKenna Dahlgrin is spending her final season on the Banner County court racking up the double doubles. Her first this season was in the second game of the season, a 55-54 heartbreaker...

 

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