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Articles from the January 18, 2018 edition

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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...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 18, 2018

Public asked to assist with the search for a superintendant

Members of the community are invited to join the Kimball School Board of Education, as well as, the Nebraska Association of School Boards to assist in the local superintendent search. The invitation sent from the Kimball School Board reads: “The...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 18, 2018

Grants and loans available for new and existing business

Did you know there is money that is not being spent? Last Wednesday eight different organizations from around the panhandle were represented as area leaders took the time to communicate what...

 

Dan Lee Ramsey

Dan Lee Ramsey, age 28, resident of Worland, WY, died on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Kemmerer, WY, in a single car accident. Dan was born on February 4,1989, in Cheyenne, WY, to Gerald Lee Ramsey and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Community impact is everyone's responsibility

Last week’s edition showed Beer and Loathing being handed the Community Impact Award by the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce. Heather and I would like to thank this community for that honor and for giving us a shot here in Kimball, making...

 

Letter to the Editor - Kimball displays ongoing support of community events

I moved to Kimball in the fall of 1979 and right from the start, I learned how generous and how supportive the Kimball community is of Kimball High School programs. During my first year in Kimball as a member of the marching band, we had to go out...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 18, 2018

Kimball Co. online sale surpasses Board expectations

A recent online auction brings more than the Kimball County Commissioners expected. After the decision to sell the 1994 770 DH Motor Grader, a 2000 Back Sloper, and a 1981 John Deere 4440 tractor, the Board of Commissioners’ hopes were not high as...

 

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...

 

Kimball boys suffer losses to Bridgeport and Gordon-Rushville

The Kimball Boys suffered a pair of losses on the home court over the weekend, losing to Bridgeport 56-41 Friday night and falling to Gordon-Rushville 47-26 on Saturday. A taller Bridgeport club with...

 

Potter-Dix ladies have another winning week

No surprises when it comes to Lance Juelfs' Lady Coyotes on the season. The Potter-Dix ladies came out of last week with three wins, including wins over Kimball, Leyton and Hay Springs. Potter-Dix...

 

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...

 

Kimball girls fall to Bridgeport and Gordon-Rushville

The Lady Longhorns are having a hard time putting points on the scoreboard as they suffered two weekend losses on their home court and have lost their last 5 games to leave them with a record of 4 wins and 7 losses after a 3-1 start to the season....

 

Kimball wrestlers place fourth at Chase County Invite

Kimball took four wrestlers to the Chase County Invitational Tournament this past Saturday and all four placed in the top six medal group. Garrett Pedersen at 120 and Connor Cluff at 113, both went 4 and 1 on the day and finished 3rd. Cluff had 2...

 

Coyotes suffer three losses in tough week of play

A tough week for the Potter-Dix boys ends in three losses. The first of three came against Kimball last Tuesday at home when Kimball outscored the Coyotes 16-7 in the first quarter, and 19-6 in the second. Heading into half time with a score of...

 

Jock Talk

If you want to take in any Kimball High basketball this weekend, you will need to head for North Platte and the Community College gym as that is where the SPVA Conference Tournament will be finishing up after the first round play and Monday and...

 

JV boys rack up two more wins

Racking up 2 more wins for the Kimball Boys JV Basketball Team running their season record to 7-2. On Friday they won over Bridgeport 46-35 and on Saturday they defeated Gordon-Rushville 54-33. In the win over Bridgeport, Colton Mielke nailed a pair...

 

Lady Longhorns fall to Chase County in SPVA Tourney play

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns had a good effort against a good Chase County Lady Longhorn team Monday evening in first round play of the 2018 SPVA Conference Tournament, but they came up short as the visiting team from Imperial won out 61-39. This...

 

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