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Articles from the January 12, 2017 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017

What her eyes saw - the beauty of the Panhandle

How does one choose a set of photographs to showcase all the history, wonder and beauty of the area surrounding them? That was the biggest challenge for Kimball's Kimberley Sharples as she narrowed...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017

Dan Dean is Kimball's new City Administrator

The Kimball City Council considered Mayor Keith Prunty’s appointment for City Administrator during a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Prunty offered the position to Dan Dean just prior to the new year, and Dean accepted the offer, but the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017

Where are they now: Patrick Faden

When high energy, creativity and a strong western Nebraska work ethic mix with an open mind and a desire to experience new cultures, one finds possibilities endless. Kimball native Patrick Faden...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    January 12, 2017

Across the Fence: Tools of the Trade

My grandpas, both Nolting and Zeek, and my dad were farmers, ranchers, horsemen and ‘Jacks of all trades.’ Out of necessity they were carpenters, plumbers, electricians, auto and tractor mechanics, welders, veterinarians and whatever else was...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 12, 2017

Kimball County will search for a new VSO

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2017 at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 5. Re-organization of the board is a routine event the first of the year, however the commissioners unanimously agreed to retain all seats and policies...

 
 Obituaries    January 12, 2017

Patrick S. Klein

Patrick S. Klein, 61, of Dix, NE, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 12, 2017

Valuation process nears completion

The first meeting of the Board of Equalization for 2017 was short and sweet. As is the custom, yearly re-organization of the board is set during the first meeting of the year. The board retained the same offices, with Larry Engstrom as Chairman and...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    January 12, 2017

Freeing yourself from bullies

According to the government website, stopbullying.gov, nearly half of children in grades 4-12 reported that they had been bullied at least once a month. Not many people would be terribly surprised by this information. Anti-bullying campaigns are not...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    January 12, 2017

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017

Celebrate!

Nebraska marks 150 years of statehood on March 1, 1867, but the state has planned a year long celebration including many programs and projects across the state. Planning for this once-in-a-lifetime event began in 2012 when a group of community...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 12, 2017

Kimball High boys fall to Sidney and Chase County

After a 4-0 start the Kimball High boys basketball team suffered back-to-back losses this past week losing to Sidney at home on Thursday evening 62-21 and losing on the road to Chase County Saturday...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 12, 2017

Kimball wrestlers compete at WTC and Garden County Invite

The Kimball High wrestlers were busy this past weekend competing at the Western Trails Conference Meet in Mitchell and then the Garden County Invite on Saturday. This Saturday they will be off to the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 12, 2017

Lady Longhorns suffer losses to Sidney and Chase County

The loss of their leading scorer certainly played a part in a pair of losses this past week for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns. Alex Reader suffered what appears to be a season ending knee injury in...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 12, 2017

Jock Talk

A tough weekend of basketball for the Kimball High girls and boys with losses to Sidney and Chase County. Both of these schools have talented teams and will be hard to beat by anyone on their schedules. In looking for excuses as to why the Horns...