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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 14, 2017 

All that noise Saturday morning must have been Shop-with-a-Cop!

Shop-with-a-Cop was another bright spot in the holiday season. With all the help from the Nebraska State Patrol, Kimball Sheriffs Department, Kimball Police Department, Dix Volunteer Fire Department,...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Lady Coyotes on their way to another winning season

The Creek Valley Storm came to town last Friday looking for a win over conference rival, but those plans didn’t quite unfold the way the Storm expected. Potter-Dix shut out Creek Valley 16-0 in the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Coyotes struggle to find rhythm

While the Lady Coyotes are getting off to a great start to the season the boys from Potter-Dix are struggling to find some rythm and scoring. With Creek Valley coming to town last Friday, the Coyotes...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Dea hopes athleticism and experience can overcome Longhorn's lack of depth

Another great year is to be expected for Longhorn Basketball under head coach Luke Dea once again. Last year Kimball finished Runner-Up in the SPVA Tournament, made a finals appearance in C2-12...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Pedersen prepares for tough season following loss of key starter

As the 2017/18 basketball season has just kicked off, fifth year head coach of the Lady Longhorns Chauncey Pedersen, is ready to get the season underway with four returning starters and six returning...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Potter-Dix ladies boast strong leaders despite graduating two

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes are heading into this season with high hopes and head coach Lance Juelfs stepping in as his first year at Potter-Dix. Juelfs isn't new to the coaching game as he had plenty...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Coyotes coach excited to return key players and add new talent

Head Coach of the Potter-Dix Coyotes, Ryan Mumm is excited to have four returning starters this season, all returning letter winners as well: Seniors JT Herboldsheimer at Guard, Connor Williams at...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

Murder suspect arrested in Kimball without incident

A murder suspect on the lam out of Laramie County, Wyoming was arrested without incident on Sunday, Dec. 2, shortly after 5 p.m. Just three hours prior, the Kimball Police Department, along with the... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

KHS students strive to honor military members year-round

Jeri Ferguson’s Civics class at Kimball High School continue working to make a difference. They hope to raise awareness of current military members and veterans. According to KHS senior, Justine...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

KPD urges diligence against break-ins

Kimball Police Department reports that in the month of November they received eight calls regarding vehicle break-ins. Additional calls have been received regarding break-ins in area storage units...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 

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...

 
 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...

 

What makes the holiday season special to you?

Holidays are just around the corner. Wow, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone, seems like it was just a month or so ago that we were celebrating New Years Eve. But no matter how fast or...

 

MAC All-Conference Volleyball selections named

Minuteman Activities Conference (MAC) Volleyball 2017 First Team selections are in. Trinity Langley of Potter-Dix, Payje Misegadis from Creek Valley, Madelyn Watchorn of Leyton, Audrey Juelfs,...

 

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