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Hearing and Vision Screenings

The Kimball Lions Club recently conducted their yearly Hearing and Vision Screening for the students at Mary Lynch Elementary and Kimball Jr./Sr. High School. The screening is a free service offered...

 

Foundation's Holiday Spirit Trees help keep 25 years of memories alive

A community-wide tradition of honoring loved ones with a "Gift of Love" has reached its 25th year at Kimball Health Services. The Kimball Hospital Foundation invites residents to honor someone...

 

Veterans Day dance well attended

More than 200 people showed up to support the local VFW and Kimball Area Foundation this past Saturday night for the 1st Annual Veteran's Day Dinner & Dance. Dinner entertainment was featured by...

 

Kimball Rodeo Royalty Selected for 2017-2018

The Kimball-Banner Counties Fair Grounds in Kimball was the place to be Aug. 26 as beautiful young ladies from our area displayed the best of their talents in horsemanship, personal interviews,...

 

Coyotes show small steps of improvement

For Potter-Dix football players, the season is going to be measured in small improvements. "We're focusing on the little things," said Coyote Coach Dale Frerichs. "We're looking for improvement." Down...

 

Community meeting to address economic development

Join the City of Kimball and the State of Nebraska Economic Development as we host a community meeting on August 10 at 5:30pm at the Event Center and again on August 31 at 11:30am for those that missed the first one. The meetings will be used in...

 

Potter's Combs an initial Hall of Fame inductee

To many, he was simply "Coach." To others, "Mr. Combs." But to all within the Potter community, Al Combs was for many years held in high regard, both within the confines of the school and in the...

 

Sidney High School takes top honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest

A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Gering at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The first place team was...

 

Lady Coyotes dealt first round loss at State D2 Championships

Potter-Dix went into the Nebraska State Volleyball Tournament last week on a roll and with high hopes for a good showing. The Lady Coyotes entered the tournament with a 32-1 record and the third seed...

 

Lady Coyotes shut down the competition

It was another clean sweep for the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes last week as they rolled past both Bayard and South Platte in straight sets on Sept. 27 and notched another win against South Platte on Sept....

 

Longhorn ladies golf wraps up on a positive note

With nine tournaments completed the Kimball Girl's Golf team has had a positive improvement year. At the start of the year, Lila Moore was getting back into the swing of things but struggling a...

 

This calf is special, and that's no bull

Cowboy isn't just your average calf. From the very beginning, he was destined for great things. "I was cow sitting for a friend of mine while he went on vacation," said Cowboy's owner Kurt Brower of...

 

KKB embraces and appreciates volunteers as community partnerships continue to grow

Keep Kimball Beautiful (KKB) has cultivated a number of community partnerships in our efforts to impact the local environmental education/stewardship, provide opportunity for recycling, honor nature spaces and promote our community. The Keep Kimball...

 

Local 4-Hers show their stuff, or rather, they speak it

Area 4-H students tackled a different kind of showmanship Thursday evening as they participated in the 2016 4-H South Panhandle Speech Contest held at the Cheyenne County Community Center in Sidney....

 

Hyannis rallies late to end Potter-Dix's season

Hyannis rallied late to upend Potter-Dix in the District D2-6 finals on Friday by a 44-39 score. The Lady Coyotes led for much of the game, but foul trouble hurt them down the stretch. Three...

 

Potter-Dix girls claim second straight MAC title

Potter-Dix advanced to the championship game of the Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament for the second consecutive year with a 53-38 win over Bayard on Thursday at the Sidney Middle School...

 

Potter-Dix Coyotes make play for MAC title

Cross-county rivals Potter-Dix and Leyton matched up Monday night, Jan. 18, for the second time in four days. The Warriors took the first stanza Friday night by a 54-41 score. The second verse, howeve...

 

Lady Coyotes remain undefeated

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes rose to 5-0 on Friday after defeating Caliche (Colo.) in a 59-32 smashing. Junior Alexus Rozelle led the way with 14 points, adding to 11-point performances from teammates Dawson Sharman and Cortney Lewis for the win. In...

 

Coyotes drop to 1-4

The Potter-Dix boys basketball team fell to Caliche (Colo.) on Friday in a 67-30 loss. The loss drops the Coyotes to 1-4 overall, though the squad still sits at .500 among D2-11 teams at 1-1. Outscored by nine points in the first period, the Coyotes...

 

Potter-Dix wins MAC One-Act competition

The Potter-Dix High One Act team earned first place at the Minuteman Activities Conference Play Production Contest on Nov. 23. The conference's eight schools had teams competing in Potter, where three...

 

Potter-Dix beats Crawford, 3-1, to earn championship berth

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes volleyball team on Thursday evening earned a trip to the Nebraska state championships by defeating the Crawford Lady Rams, 3-1 (25-12, 19-25, 25-20, 25-15), in the...

 

It's a win: Coyotes over Wildcats, 3-0

The Potter-Dix varsity volleyball team continued its winning ways on Monday night as the squad eliminated Banner County, 3-0, in the first round of D2-11 subdistrict playoff action at Bridgeport. The...

 

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