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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 17, 2017 

Total solar eclipse 2017

As you have probably already heard Monday Aug. 21 will be one of the most amazing events to remember. A total solar eclipse will be making its way across the state, and of course everyone around the line of totality is expecting many different...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 3, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Martha Mossberg

Tomorrow, Friday Aug. 4, Martha Mossberg turns 100, though for 90 years the family celebrated on Aug. 11, as she believed that was her birthday. She needed her birth certificate to take a cruise to Al...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 3, 2017

Bike Week nears, share the road safely

As hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders make their way to Sturgis, SD, this week is a good time to remind everyone how many people will be on the roads. Whether it is Bike Week or not there are things we all can do to keep ourselves and...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Roughing It

A lot like my last column I will repeat a similar set of life lessons that some people forget sometimes. Respect, treat others the way youwant to be treated. Good sportsmanship, is when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    August 3, 2017

Kimball's Co-ed softball season complete

Just like years past the Kimball Co-Ed Softball League came to an end Friday night, July 28, under the lights with Team Autolok coming out on top for the 2017 regular season, followed by High West...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    August 3, 2017

Final Gymkhana scheduled this weeked

It will be a busy day at the Whartman Arena next Sunday, with their last gymkhana of the summer series, as well as hosting another NBHA NE 05 barrel race to follow after. Gymkhana times have changed...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 27, 2017

Mountain Lion sighting confirmed at Oliver Reservoir

Attention all campers, and lake goers, please pay close attention to what you are doing and where you are at Oliver Reservoir. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating a report of a mountain lion spotted at the lake. Local law...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 27, 2017

County board to hire weed assistant

Never ending weeds here in Kimball County, Rick Wangler, County Weed Superintendent, addressed the board at the Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 18. Wangler stated he feels like he’s taking one step forward and two steps back trying to keep up...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Roughing It

Believe it or not there is a black market for horse hair, actually a very large one at that. The clippings of mane and tails are used for many different things, including jewelry, belts, horse tack, pottery, and even hair extensions for show horses....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 27, 2017

CAPWN offers youth support in Kimball and neighboring counties

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) is dedicated to encouraging and sponsoring innovative youth programs. CAPWN has youth programs to offer the 11 counties of the Nebraska Panhandle, including Youth Shelter and Group Home, Rural...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 27, 2017

Area couple hopes to expand Gymkhana

Another hot, dusty, and fun-filled summer day at the Whartman Arena rolled around once more this summer, this past Sunday July 23. Adults and children of all ages, horses, trailers, the arena just eas...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 27, 2017

Cross Country walker rests at Kimball's Brookside Farm

Another walk across the country, Erin Parete is making her way east to west across America. From her starting point in Rhode Island on March 25, 2017, Erin Parete is more than half way done with her c...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 20, 2017

Local couple opens farmer's market at Gotte Park

Get your organic locally grown produce, Tuesday evenings from 5 - 7 at Gotte Park. Owen and Natalie Elders of Kimball have started a small farmers market to help encourage the community. “This is not money making, we want to encourage everyone to...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 20, 2017

Friends and Neighbors:

"Small Town Strong" is more than a motto, it's a way of life and for Kimball's Mike and Denise Petko, it's the way of life demonstrated in every way throughout the community of Kimball. Born in...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 20, 2017

Protest over Village equalization

Following the equalization of Kimball County properties during the reappraisal process that began late last year, a total of 42 protests were filed with the Board of Equalization. Protests began on Monday, July 10 and continued throughout Thursday,...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 13, 2017

Commissioners decide to leave Bindweed off the noxious weed list - for now

Rick Wangler, Kimball County Weed Superintendent, came before the Kimball Board of Commissioners on Thursday, July 6, to discuss the effects of Bindweed throughout the county. Placing Bindweed back on the noxious weed list in Kimball County was a...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 13, 2017

2017 Legion season comes to a happy end

After a hot and humid couple days in Alma, Neb., the Kimball Junior Legion Baseball came to a close this season with the boys playing in the Class C Area Tournament. The ball players started off the t...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 6, 2017

100 + years farming and ranching in Kimball County

For more than 100 years the Engstrom family has farmed the ground in Kimball and Banner County, raising cattle and children on the Nebraska prairie, and last weekend they celebrated the occasion with...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 6, 2017

Masons rededicate James L. Eatmon Lodge in Kimball

After more than 100 years the Masonic Lodge in Kimball is still going strong and was rededicated on Wednesday, June 28, during the Grand Master's Road Tour. The Grand Master of Mason's of Nebraska...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 6, 2017

Kimball Legion team coming together nicely

Kimball's Junior Legion team played a double header with Sidney at home last Thursday, June 29. Pitching for Kimball is really coming along nicely, according to parent, Bernie Walker. "The kids are re...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 29, 2017

Welcome Center sees an influx of visitors across the Panhandle

The High Point Welcome Center was busy this past Thursday, June 22, as the first of five tour groups rolled through town. This report was given to the Kimball County Board of Commissioners at their recent meeting, Tuesday, June 20. Four more tours...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 29, 2017

VSO offers resource fair for veterans

The Veterans Service Office of Kimball County will be hosting a Resource Fair, Thursday July 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Kimball’s VFW to assist veterans, those who currently serve and family. This Resource Fair offers those who are interested...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 29, 2017

11th Annual Andy Shaw Memorial Softball Tourney

After a rough, dirty and hot weekend at the ball fields The Zone, a team out of Scottsbluff came out on top, with Dripping Gold from Scottsbluff finishing in second place and Autolok, one of our home...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 29, 2017

Kimball Legion team continues to improve

After a little misunderstanding and some confusion Kimball and Alliance Legion teams were finally in the same town at the same time. Kimball coaches thought the game was in Alliance and Alliance...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017

New arena in Potter opens to public this weekend with gymkhana

Potter residents see a new arena in the area. Callen and Whitney Whartman began building the arena on their land just east of Potter in 2015. Though the arena is ready to use, the Whartmans are...

 

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