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Kimball and Banner County explore a co-op for student athletes

With declining numbers in area schools, Kimball and Banner County school districts are exploring a cooperative agreement for volleyball, girls and boys basketball. “They contacted us and asked if we would be interested in co-oping with them for...

 

Community members discuss park improvements

What is your vision for the local parks? Perhaps you would like to see updated landscaping, new equipment, accessible play equipment for the very young or disabled youth or renewed basketball, tennis...

 

Council considers housing needs and Event Center

Time is of the essence when it comes to funds for rural workforce housing. This and a new Kimball Event Center committee was discussed at the special City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 5. State grant money is now available for housing and LB840...

 

Kimball has the feel of small town with big city perks

Small communities occasionally lack the services of larger, urban areas. But the lack of bus lines and taxis aren’t a problem in Kimball. The Kimball County Transit Service continues expanding services throughout the area to include service to outl...

 

Local store closes three days for needed redesign

Stock up soon, and get everything on your list. Kimball’s Dollar General Store will be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 a.m., and this week there will be no truck delivering goods to the store. In those three...

 

Banner Schools welcome new superintendent

Dr. Evelyn Browne will join the Banner County School District as superintendent of schools beginning July 1, as the Banner County School Board approved her contract at their recent board meeting. Browne takes the helm from Lana Sides, who will...

 

Don't add broken water pipes to your winter woes

It’s that time of year, when many families allow their faucets to drip during particularly cold days, nights and even weekends in an effort to prevent frozen pipes. This preventative measure can be costly for everyone in terms of wasted natural...

 

Collision caused by poor driving conditions

Two Kimball residents, Frankie Back, 30, and Joshua Hack, 33, were killed in a collision at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Back lost control of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer she was southbound on...

 

Council approves appointment of Coleman, reject revised proposal for Underpass signage

Mike Coleman was successfully appointed to the Board of Public Works at the Jan. 16, 2018 Kimball City Council meeting with Council President Christy Warner casting the sole dissenting vote. Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty appointed Coleman to the...

 

Unless it is needed for the project to progress, Council rejects Underpass signage

Kimball City Council received a revised proposal for the long-awaited Underpass Project from HDR Engineering. The original proposal, for non-reimbursable elements to the underpass redesign, was rejected by Council at the end of last year because the...

 

New Mexican restaurant to open temporarily in local Event Center

Kimball will soon boast a Mexican restaurant once again, as Mi Sinaloa is relocating to the Kimball Event Center 3 days each week following Kimball City Council’s approval of a lease agreement for the business. The lease was discussed at the Jan....

 

Longtime County treasurer, Quicke, has yet to file for office

With the incumbent filing deadline fast approaching, due no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Kimball County Clerk’s Office has been busy processing the necessary paperwork. “My office is busy with the filing process,” Kimball County...

 

Banner ladies split week, take MAC tourney loss to Bayard

The Banner County Lady Cats traveled to Minatare on Jan. 13 and brought home a 55-34 win against the Lady Indians. Banner County led in the first quarter 10-6 and widened their lead in the second by 16 while keeping their opponents to 10, closing out...

 

Longhorns drop games to Perkins County and Bridgeport

The Kimball boys suffered losses to Perkins County and Bridgeport in SPVA Conference Tournament play this past week, leaving them at 4-9 on the season. Chase County is the conference champion in this year’s tournament play, winning out 43-41 over...

 

Banner County's Dahlgrin racks up the double doubles

Lady Wildcat MaKenna Dahlgrin is spending her final season on the Banner County court racking up the double doubles. Her first this season was in the second game of the season, a 55-54 heartbreaker...

 

Welcome to Kimball's first baby of 2018!

5 pounds and 14 oz. and 18 inches long. Kimball's first baby of 2018, Freya Dawn Seymour, has ten perfect fingers, ten little toes and a full head of hair. She was born at 12:52 in the afternoon on...

 

Family grateful to escape the house fire that took their home

One local family is grateful to have escaped a late-night house fire unharmed, though the blaze destroyed their home and belongings. The cause of the fire that destroyed the 206 N. Myrtle residence...

 

Students and parents have more options in education

More than a dozen Kimball students have opted to attend classes in neighboring districts this year. During the December Board of Education meeting High School principal, Eugene Hanks, reported to the board that 17 students currently opt into either...

 

BPW recommends engineering proposal for landfill expansion

The Kimball Landfill is one step closer to the needed cell expansion as the Board of Public Works voted to recommend an engineering proposal from Golder and Associates of Lakewood, Colo. The proposal was one of two received for the project, which is...

 

Lady Wildcats barely nudged out of wins by Hay Springs and Kimball JV, come back with win against Crawford

Returning from the holiday break, the Banner County Lady Wildcats were barely bested by the Hay Springs club, 46-45, in a non-conference game played on the road on Friday, Jan. 5. The Lady Cats were up in the first quarter 9-6, but their opponents...

 

Junior High ladies complete season with great attitudes

The Kimball Junior High Girls basketball team had a busy final week closing out 2017 early in December with three games to finish out the season. The seventh graders finished their season with a 4-5...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 4, 2018

Coach wishes to expand junior high wrestling program next year

Kimball’s junior high wrestling team ended the year with several grapplers placing at meets across the region. According to head Coach Klent Schnell, the year began with 11 wrestlers, but those were quickly reduced to eight due to injuries,...

 

Council rejects Mayor's appointment to City Treasurer and Board of Public Works positions

As the City of Kimball moves into the new calendar year, Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty is charged with appointing citizens to certain boards, committees and positions for the City of Kimball. Prunty appointed newcomer Mike Coleman as Board of Public...

 

Council approves new economic development programs, applauds term limits for committees

Term limits were discussed for committees and boards at the Dec. 19 Kimball City Council meeting, and though council members were in favor of some limits, they later voiced a need for long-term experi...

 

Kimball school board appoints interim superintendent

Kent Halley was hired as Kimball’s interim superintendent at the Dec. 11 Kimball Board of Education meeting, following the resignation of Marshall Lewis. Most recently from Mitchell, having served 10 years as high school principal there and 13...

 

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