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Articles from the January 19, 2017 edition

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 News    January 19, 2017

New faces featured at annual Chamber meeting

The Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Jan. 9, 2017, featured an Italian buffet. Pastor Alan Foutz of the Kimball Presbyterian Church delivered the Invocation and President Josh...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 19, 2017

Kimball school board updated annual appointments

Traditionally, the Kimball school board uses the first meeting of each new year to reappoint officers, board committees, media and financial affiliates. This year was no different. At their Jan. 9 regular meeting, the Kimball Board of Education...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 19, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Dr. Kim Matteo

Naturopathy is her calling, but at one time Dr. Kim Matteo had chosen a much more traditional healing path, that of a surgeon. Matteo began researching natural healing with the birth of her second...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    January 19, 2017

Across the fence

Charlie and Oliver were partners in the cattle business. Oliver had been at it for some time and knew the ‘ropes’ when it came to gathering wild Spanish cattle, building a herd and trailing them to market. Oliver was truly a man of vision and...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2017

Carrie "Jo Ann" Moench

Carrie "Jo Ann" Moench, 78, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Monday, January 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2017

Elton "Roy" Theorine

Elton "Roy" Theorine, 65, of Kimball, died at his home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with...

 
 Obituaries    January 19, 2017

Frank Calise

Frank Calise, 46, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Cantre...

 
 Opinion    January 19, 2017

LTTE: The Bridge Builder

An old man, going a lone highway came at the evening cold and gray, to a chasm, vast and deep and wide, through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; the sullen stream held no fears for him, but he turned when...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    January 19, 2017

An obsession of "Nevermore"

Edgar Allen Poe was born on this day, January 19, 1809 in Boston, MA. I don’t remember how old I was, whether I was in high school or college, but I do remember the first time I read, “The Raven.” I can equate the experience to being forced to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Opinion    January 19, 2017

Randomly Tonia

My grandma used to watch us when my mom worked and we were too young for school. Our time together was short, usually just a few hours. Still, we often had lunch with her and then she would rest in her chair and watch her stories. I would get a big C...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    January 19, 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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 19, 2017

Kimball boys, Potter-Dix girls secure wins

The Kimball High Boys and the Potter-Dix Girls emerged winners in contests between the two schools this past week. The Potter-Dix girls won out 51-41 over Kimball with the Lady Coyotes out scoring...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 19, 2017

Escajeda finished third at Chase Co. invite

Kimball senior Eric Escajeda was the Longhorn's only medal winner at the Chase County Invitational Wrestling Tournament held this past Saturday in Imperial. Escajeda brought home the third place...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 19, 2017

Kimball boys run record 7-2 with weekend wins

The Kimball High boys went on the road this past weekend and picked up two more wins at Bridgeport and Gordon running their season record to 7-2. No problem at Bridgeport on Friday night with the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 19, 2017

Jock Talk

It’s SPVA week for the Kimball High basketball team and Kimball fans lucked out in that they didn’t have to travel for first round play as both the Kimball girls and boys were first round hosts. There was a delay in the boy’s game which was...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 19, 2017

Lady Horns win at Bridgeport, fall to Gordon-Rushville

A win and a loss for the Kimball High girls the past weekend. The win came Friday night at Bridgeport with the Lady Horns coming out on top 45-40 and the loss came Saturday night at Gordon-Rushville 64-44. The Kimball girls are now 4-5 in the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    January 19, 2017

Coyotes battle through tough weekend

The Potter-Dix Coyotes faced a tough opening weekend following the holiday break. The Potter-Dix club began with an away game against the Bayard Tigers on Friday, Jan. 6 and came home with a 60-29 loss. The Coyotes faced a deeper Bayard bench which...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 19, 2017

Junior varsity boys get wins

Kimball’s boy’s junior varsity team pick dup wins at Bridgeport and Gordon-Rushville and are not 4-3 on the season after winning their last 3 times out. At Bridgeport Friday night they prevailed 61-49 with 10 players scoring. Beau Hanks scored 9...