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Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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Student Voices added to agenda alongside Pride in Excellence

Kimball High School student Natasha Selves addressed the Kimball School Board at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 12 regarding the perspective of Kimball High School students. Selves address is...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 15, 2018

Benefits of four day work week considered

Could working four 10 hour work days save money compared to five 8 hour days? At the Kimball County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 6, County Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell, along with the Commissioners, discussed if that change, from f...

 

On deadline

Today, Thursday, Feb. 15, is the final day for incumbents to file for public office. The Kimball County Clerk’s Office is open until 5 p.m. and is ready to take last minute incumbent filings. This deadline includes anyone currently holding an...

 

Panhandle Health Group governing board considers closing the agency

As the governing board of Panhandle Health Group considers closing the agency, which provides mental health services throughout the Panhandle, consumers are invited to a public meeting at the Platte River Room in the Gering Civic Center today,...

 

Vernon L. Oeltjen

Vernon L. Oeltjen, 78, died at the Kimball Health Services on Friday, February 2, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Park Terrace Community Center at...

 

William "Bill" Edward Morris

William "Bill" Edward Morris, 79, died on February 6, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. His funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

Vera M. Kelley

Vera M. Kelley, 93, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at...

 

Kimball and Banner County explore a co-op for student athletes

With declining numbers in area schools, Kimball and Banner County school districts are exploring a cooperative agreement for volleyball, girls and boys basketball. “They contacted us and asked if we would be interested in co-oping with them for...

 

Kimball wrestlers perform well at SPVA Tournament

A good showing by the Kimball High Wrestling Team at last week's SPVA Tournament held in Grant. Garrett Pedersen brought home the gold medal by winning the 126 pound weight class and appears to be...

 

Jordan Cluff State Qualifier

Jordan Cluff is headed to Omaha and the 2018 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament! The Kimball High junior earned his spot in this year's state tournament by finishing 3rd in the C-4 District...

 

Kimball Boys Lose to Pine Bluffs and Hemingford

The Kimball boys suffered a pair of losses this past week, losing on the road to a very powerful Pine Bluffs team 74-40, and coming up short on the home court Friday night, 72-61 to leave them 4-14...

 

Lady Longhorns Lose to Pine Bluffs… Win Over Hemingford

A split week for the Kimball Lady Longhorns as they suffered a loss at Pine Bluffs, with the Lady Hornets winning 63-38, but coming back Friday night on the home court to win 57-50 over Hemingford. The Lady Longhorns were up against a lot of height...

 

Jock Talk

The Kimball Winter Sports Season is about to kiss us good-bye. The girl’s sub-district basketball tournament is taking place this week and the Kimball boys close out the regular season tomorrow (Friday) night when they host Mitchell. They will...

 

Lady Coyotes roll over the Lady Bull Dogs

Potter-Dix Ladies ran right over the Peetz Lady Bull Dogs last Tuesday night with a 51-10 final. The Lady Coyotes finished the first quarter with a 13-4 lead over the Lady Bull Dogs and didn’t stop there, shutting out Peetz 17-0 in the second quart...

 

Kimball JV teams get wins over Sutherland

Kimball’s junior varsity teams provided the most excitement for Kimball fans Friday evening as they picked up wins over visiting Sutherland. The Kimball JV girls won a 2 quarter game that went into overtime, 22-20. Emma Martin and Jenna Greenwood...

 

Marcia R. Allen

Marcia Renee Hammer Allen, 60, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 14, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was at home with loved ones by her side, just as she wished. Funeral services will...

 

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