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 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...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 26, 2018

Kimball's GED program is ready for new students

GED classes are up and running smoothly in Kimball. Classes started the first week of April. “We have eight students right now attending classes,” said Daria Faden, Kimball’s instructor. New students interested in joining must go through...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 26, 2018

Volunteers needed

Senior volunteer hours are needed at the Senior Center, one-on-one helping seniors. The Aging Office of Western Nebraska is looking for members and non-members ages 60 and up to volunteer to help other seniors. Volunteer requirements include; valid...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    April 26, 2018

NHS inducts new members at KHS

The National Honor Society inducted three new members from Kimball High School's sophomore and junior classes on Monday, April 23. Sophomores, Alexander Flores and Carli Wurdeman, joined, junior Haile...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 26, 2018

Kimball division winner at Scottsbluff golf invite

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team picked up their fourth team championship of the season by winning the Division Two title at the Scottsbluff Tournament held Monday at the Scottsbluff Country Club...

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Jock Talk

The weather is still playing havoc with our area sports schedules and our Kimball High Track athletes had their meet at Morrill cancelled this past Saturday because of the winter-type storm that rolled into the area. Now, a select few that made the...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 26, 2018

Kimball girls third at Kimball Junior High Track Invite

Another strong showing by the Kimball Junior High girls at their own Invitation Track and Field Invite. The Kimball girls scored 66 points and finished 3rd behind a strong Mitchell team that won with 88.5 points, with Burns 2nd with 75.5 points....

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 26, 2018

Local family is grateful for community support

One local man has experienced a little taste from three neighboring states. Born in Littleton Colorado, then attended college at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, in 2009-2014. During college Zack...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 19, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Echo Kizzair

Born in Greeley, Colo., Echo Kizzair moved to Kimball at the age of four. She attended Kimball Public Schools until her eighth grade year, at which point she began working full-time and later became...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 19, 2018

Mitchell sweeps team titles at WTC Conference

Mitchell captured both divisions of the 2018 Western Trails Conference Track and Field Meet held at Morrill this past week. Bridgeport was runner-up in both divisions and Bayard finished 3rd in both c...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 19, 2018

Kimball golfers get season rolling with wins at Mitchell and Bridgeport

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team got the season underway with two wins this past week capturing the team titles at Mitchell with their team score of 323 and improving that score to 317 in winning the...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 19, 2018

Kimball Girls win Potter-Dix Junior High Invite

The Kimball girls captured the team title of the Potter-Dix Junior High Track Invite held at the Kimball site this past week, scoring 152 points to hold off Burns, who finished just a few points back...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 19, 2018

Jock Talk

The weather is still playing havoc with the area sports scheduling, but area school administrators have been moving events around and trying to get at least some of them held. I am to the point of wondering if it is even worth the time of listing...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 12, 2018

Kimball students ask public to join them for the political forum

The Kimball High School Civics class is busy once again before the end of the current school year. They will be hosting a Political Forum later this month for all public office candidates who will be on the primary ballot in May. Community members...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 12, 2018

Board of Ed purchases new math program and communications system

The Kimball School board met in regular session on Monday, April 9, to approve a new math series for the district and review and prioritize capital projects needed for the safety and security of the schools. Following months of assessment by a group...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 12, 2018

MVC joins Kimball Veterans Resource Fair

The Casper Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be in Kimball for the upcoming Veteran’s Resource Fair. They can provide any veteran, current service member, service provider or veteran family member with information on a variety of services, programs and...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 12, 2018

Jordan Greenwood enjoying college-style golf

Kimball's Jordan Greenwood is faring well with college golf as a member of the highly respected Southeast Community College Men's Golf Team. After an illustrious four year career as a four-time State...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 12, 2018

Kimball girls runner-up at Bayard junior high track

A good day on the track and in the field for the Kimball Junior High girl’s track team at the Bayard Invite this past Monday. Kimball finished runner-up and just 9.5 points back of the winning Bridgeport team in the final standings of the 17... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Jock Talk

A slow week of activities for the local sports teams due to weather postponements or cancellations. This week should get busy. The High School track team did not go to Grant this past Saturday due to the stormy weather, but are scheduled to compete a...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 5, 2018

Kimball Event Center is strong community asset

Kimball City Council heard they were doing a good job keeping costs down at the March 20 City Council meeting. Michael Hoback of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth, CPA, presented the audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Hoback reviewed the...


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