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Articles from the January 7, 2016 edition

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2015 in review

Looking back at the events of 2015, it is safe to say the events in and around Kimball have been exciting. We will revisit an appearance from Miss Nebraska, hiring a new Chamber of Commerce directors and then another as well as an assistant for the...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 7, 2016

Sunday accident brought new life

A two vehicle accident east of the Dix exit on Interstate 80 sent two adults and a child to area hospitals Sunday, Jan. 3 around 7:30 a.m. According to Kimball Sheriff’s Deputy, Brandon Loy, the early morning accident occurred in the east bound...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 7, 2016

Kimball Country Club 1926 - 2015

December 31 marks the end of 2015 and the end of the Kimball Country Club, after nearly 90 years of association. On Thursday, Dec. 31, Kimball Country Club board members presented Mayor Keith Prunty...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 7, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Sue Leininger

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the fire that destroyed the nationally registered historic stone building located at 126 S. Chestnut after nearly 115 years of operation. Once the "old stone...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 7, 2016

Friends of the Goodhand Theater experience much local support

According to Mayor Keith Prunty, the recent response from Kimball and the surrounding communities to reopen the Goodhand Theatre, has been very positive. The first informal meeting was held on Dec. 3, and the hopes are to have a functioning digital...

 

Nathan C. Grossnicklaus

Nathan Clay Grossnicklaus, 43, of Merryville, La went home to be with Jesus December 24, 2015. Nate was born in York, NE on August 21, 1972 to Gene and Mabel "Snookie" Grossnicklaus. He spent most of...

 

Lloyd A. Rohde

Lloyd A. Rohde, 87, of Kimball, died at the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 2,...

 

Thomas Edward Culek, Jr.

Thomas “Tom” Edward Culek, Jr. of Kimball, Nebraska passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Nebraska. Cremation has...

 

Joann Steele Thompson

Joann Steele Thompson passed away November 30, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX after a recurring battle with cancer. Memorial services for Joann Thompson will be held at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball, Nebr. on...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 7, 2016

Daum earns national praise

Kimball's Mike Daum is drawing national praise from several national sports sources for his basketball playing abilities as a red-shirt freshman at South Dakota State University. The 6'9" former...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 7, 2016

Ferguson a leader for Hastings College

Kimball’s Kendall Ferguson is proving to be a leader and a mainstay for the Hastings College Men’s Basketball Team. Although he is listed as a senior and a starter, the 6’5” former Kimball High standout is actually more like a red-shirt fresh...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 7, 2016

Jock Talk

With our local high school teams idle this past week, and longer, the local sports scene has been quiet for our athletes, coaches, and fans. Not the case for a couple of our former Kimball High basketball standouts however and I enjoyed catching up...

 

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