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Articles from the January 26, 2017 edition

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Keno money for kids and more

More than $5,000 in Keno money was requested, and subsequently dispersed during the Jan. 17, 2017 Kimball City Council meeting, most of which will be used to help the youth of the area. Chari Mohr...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 26, 2017

Kimball County agrees to "Live Healthy"

The second meeting of 2017 for the Kimball County Board of Commissioners held on Jan. 17 was a lighter load than their typical meeting. Commissioner Daria Faden reported early in the meeting that Jamie Soper, sponsor of the Substance Abuse Coalition...


Where are they now: Carey Story

Carey Story, son of Don and Sheila Story, blends his teaching degree with a love of the outdoors, the agriculture background he embraced, his interest in economics and the home-grown hospitality of...


Kimball speech starts the season with a big win

The Kimball High School speech team competed on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Scottsbluff against seven other schools from the C and D division, and Kimball came away with a first place win. Nicholas...

 By Tim Nolting    News    January 26, 2017

Across the fence

This week I would like to say “Thank You” to all of you who have taken the time to read my stories, reminiscences and retellings of historical people and events in the Heartland of this great nation. I have personally enjoyed sharing these with...


James W. McDowall

James W. McDowall, 85, of Kimball, passed away at the Kimball County Manor on Monday, January 23, 2017. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date. Friends may...


President Trump, time and Nebraska sunsets

There is so much I want to say about last Friday’s Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President of the United States, and yet so much has already been said that I find it might be easier to attempt a lengthy commentary on the less...

 By Larry Nelson    News    January 26, 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... Full story


Kimball one to six year plan - underpass projects replace rail spur work

City of Kimball street department superintendent Jim Shoup reported to the City Council that two projects were deleted from last year's one to six year plan and two different projects replaced them.... Full story

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 26, 2017

History of adult coloring

The history of adult coloring is longer than one might first expect.   Although the first adult coloring book was published in 1961, it was far from the likes of what we are seeing on the store shelves today. That first venture into adult coloring...


Unsafe properties targeted for clean-up

Kimball City Council recently took another step forward on properties deemed unsafe within city limits. During the recent City Council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 17, council considered properties at 106...


Kimball crowns two champions at Lingle

A very good day on the mats for the Kimball High wrestling team this past weekend as they had five wrestlers place and brought home two first place medals. The usual two-day tournament was shortened...


Kimball boys runner-up at SPVA tournament

The Kimball High boys played themselves proud in finishing second in the SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament held this past week. After a first round win over Chase County in a game played on...


Lady Longhorns suffer pair of close losses in SPVA Tournament

Still hurting from the loss of Alex Reader, as they will be the balance of the season, the Kimball High Lady Longhorns suffered a pair of 4 point losses during SPVA Conference Tournament play this past week. In first round play they hosted...


Jock Talk

A couple of long road trips to North Platte this past week to cover the SPVA Conference Tournament. Had some fog to battle on the trip home on Thursday but the roads were alright. I saw a lot of good basketball and talked to a lot of old friends. I... Full story


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