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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...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 29, 2015

WYNE improves patient care

Sometimes it pays off to get a little WYNE. The Wyoming-Nebraska (WYNE) state line committee has helped Emergency Medical Services (EMS) groups on both sides of the state line and improved patient care since its inception over two years ago,...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 22, 2015

Film to be shown Sunday highlights heroism of Nebraskan during World War II

The monthly movie at the Kimball Presbyterian Church will honor veterans a bit early. This Sunday’s 60-minute movie will tell the story of a Nebraska decorated veteran who served as a gunner in 58 missions during World War II. The Most Honorable...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 22, 2015

Farm Bureau considers taxes and valuations issue

Taxes and agriculture land valuations were the hot topic at last Thursday's annual meeting of the Kimball-Banner County Farm Bureau. Keynote speaker Jay Farris, director of grassroots programs at...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 8, 2015

Commissioners appoint Austin Garner as new VSO

The Kimball County Commissioners appointed Austin Garner as the new veterans service officer at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Garner recently returned to Nebraska after spending time in the Army overseas, where he was a flight paramedic....

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 8, 2015

Potter-Dix sweeps Creek Valley

POTTER - Potter-Dix found three different ways to win Thursday night. The Lady Coyotes (12-2) won a nip and tuck battle in game one, roared back from a 7-1 deficit in game two and jumped out to the...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 1, 2015

Horns rally late before falling to Bayard

Kimball roared back from a 12-0 fourth quarter deficit to take a 13-12 advantage, but the lead did not last long as Bayard came back to defeat the Longhorns, 24-13, last Friday at Keith Staehr Field....

 
 By John Verser    News    September 24, 2015

VSC to interview VSO candidates

The Kimball County Veterans Service Committee is one step closer to recommending a candidate as the next veterans service officer after a meeting last Thursday. The committee had received two applications for the position as of the Sept. 8 deadline,...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 24, 2015

Commissioners approve ambulance specifications

The Kimball County Commissioners approved a lengthy set of specifications for the potential purchase of an ambulance at last week’s meeting. The specifications approved number more than 80 pages and may be viewed by contacting the county clerk’s...

 

Banner falls in close 3-0 match to Lady Vikings

Banner County fought down to the wire in all three games Thursday night against Guernsey-Sunrise. The Lady Wildcats had the lead or were tied in all three games before ultimately falling to the Lady...

 

Banner County cancels remainder of football season

Injuries and lack of participation have ended the Banner County High School football season prematurely, and could put its future in doubt. Banner County activities director Kari Gifford confirmed Monday that the school canceled the remaining six...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 10, 2015

County taxes to see very slight increase in 2015-16

The property tax for Kimball County will see the slightest of increases in the current fiscal year. Property tax for land valued at $100,000 will go up 32 cents in a budget passed Tuesday by the county commissioners. The property tax request from...

 

Turnovers haunt Potter-Dix in opener

POTTER - Turnovers haunted Potter-Dix in a 52-34 loss Friday to Morrill. The Coyotes turned the ball over eight times, including six times in the second half, that led to their defeat in the 2015...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 3, 2015

Commissioners approve tourism board bylaws change

The Kimball County commissioners approved bylaw changes for the county visitors committee at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Prior to Tuesday, the bylaws required that two members of the seven-member visitors committee be involved in...

 
 By John Verser    News    August 27, 2015

Flooding causes need for detour on CR49

The Kimball County Commissioners inked an agreement with a local landowner for temporary use of a portion of his land while a road is repaired. The commissioners approved an agreement with Troy Carruthers to use a portion of his land surrounding...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Cross seeks discipline from Wildcats in 2015

Everyone will likely get plenty of playing time for the Banner County football team in 2015. The Wildcats have just eight players on their six-man football team roster, although three return from...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Cooper enthusiastic about Lady Wildcats' season

First-year coach Bethany Cooper is optimistic about the upcoming volleyball season for Banner County. The Lady Wildcats have a young group even through they return nine players from last year's squad....

 
 By John Verser    News    August 20, 2015

Evertson fired as county VSO

The Kimball County Commissioners fired Veterans Service Officer Shaun Evertson Tuesday after an almost hour-long closed session with members of the county's veterans service committee. Evertson, who...

 
 By John Verser    News    August 13, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Jones looking for Banner year as new principal

Charles Jones is looking for a banner year in his new position, and is happy to be closer to home. The veteran educator officially started his job as principal at Banner County School on Aug. 3....

 
 By John Verser    News    August 13, 2015

Commissioners could contract weed superintendent services

The Kimball County Commissioners discussed the possibility of moving its weed superintendent services to contract services at its Aug. 4 meeting. Dave Hottell, county highway and weed superintendent, said major changes need to be made in order to con...

 
 By John Verser    News    August 6, 2015

Fox tours high points to raise funds, awareness to fight Parkinson's disease

As Sam Fox criss-crossed the dirt roads leading to the Nebraska High Point, the 28-year old Rhode Island native said it looked like one giant party was ahead. It was. More than 40 people turned out to...

 
 By John Verser    News    August 6, 2015

Commissioners to evaluate veterans service officer

The Kimball County Commissioners will evaluate Veterans Service Officer Shaun Evertson’s job performance at their Aug. 18 meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted to send a letter to Evertson and to members of the county veterans service...

 

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