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Articles from the February 16, 2017 edition

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 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Tax exemption requests heard

The Board of Equalization met on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for their regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting. Scheduled for that meeting was a public hearing and discussion of Permissive Exemption Applications for both the Kimball County Hospital...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Commissioners consider Kimball County roads and bridges

Kimball County Commissioners held a public hearing to receive comments about the proposed One and Six Year Road Improvement Program during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. With no comments from the public, after some additional discussion...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Mike Winget

Mike Winget is living his childhood dream, right here in Kimball. Since the beginning of this month Winget is the newest member of the Kimball Police Department (KPD). Winget grew up with two... Full story

 
 By Harry Gillway    News    February 16, 2017

Sheriff's Corner: Immigration

The other day I checked Facebook and a friend had posted a video from a Veteran Marine, Steven Gern working as a contractor in Iraq. What he said made perfect sense and reasonable about the 90 day imm...

 
 Obituaries    February 16, 2017

Harold D. Steele

Harold "Spike" D. Steele, age 94 of Potter, NE passed away at Kimball County Manor Monday, February 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 11th in the Prairie West...

 
 Obituaries    February 16, 2017

Ruth D. Brown

Ruth D. Brown, 85, of Scottsbluff, NE passed away on February 7, 2017 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A visitation was held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and Funeral Services were held...

 
 Obituaries    February 16, 2017

Verna Buckius

Verna L. Buckius, 75, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Cremation has been held and family arranged memorial services was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February...

 
 Obituaries    February 16, 2017

Douglas E. Tomich

Douglas E. Tomich, 71, of Kimball, died at the Medical Center of the Rockies on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Following Doug's wishes, his body was donated to the State of Nebraska Anatomical Board....

 
 Obituaries    February 16, 2017

Amanda D. (Milton) Cronkhite

Amanda Danielle (Milton) Cronkhite passed away suddenly at home after a lingering illness, Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Amanda was born January 22, 1983 in Denver, to Colin and Wanda (Hoskin) Milton....

 
 Obituaries    February 16, 2017

Gary Randles

Gary Randles, 71, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    February 16, 2017

Dream a little dream

I awoke at 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, remarkably aware of every detail of the seemingly quite long dream I had just had. The possible reasons for why I had dreamed what I had kept me awake several hours, or as is the way it goes, until a half hour...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 16, 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

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 16, 2017

Unlawful dumping = big costs

Disposing of unwanted items alongside county roads is a growing concern, is considered littering and is unlawful by Nebraska revised state statute 28-523. With hundreds of miles of county roads in...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Hunter's Hornets Sting Kimball Longhorns 86-41

Hunter Thompson and the Pine Bluffs boys put on a show to behold in winning over Kimball this past week 86-41. The defending state champs, ran their undefeated season record to 18-0 with the win and... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Hemingford and Hershey

A tough weekend for the Kimball High girls suffering losses to Hemingford and Hershey to leave them at 5-13 heading into the sub-district tournament play. On Friday night on the road at Hemingford, they lost 55-29 and in their final home game of the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

No state contenders for Kimball wrestlers

No state tournament qualifiers this year for the Kimball High wrestling team despite some outstanding efforts by the Longhorn squad, according to coach Wade Brashear. "The NSAA C-4 District Tournament... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Pine Bluffs 59-36

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns were just the latest team to suffer a loss to the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets as the defending Wyoming State Champions remained unbeaten to run their season record to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Kimball boys suffer weekend losses

Two more losses over the weekend for the Kimball High Boy's Basketball Team. The Horns lost at Hemingford 55-34 on Friday, and fell to Hershey at home Saturday night 73-44. This leaves Kimball with a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Jock Talk

WOW! Hunter Thompson gave basketball fans a look at how a Division One recruit can play the game when his Pine Bluffs boy’s team invaded Kimball this past week and took home an 86-41 victory. It was their 42nd consecutive win by the way, as the...