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Articles from the February 21, 2013 edition

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City Dismisses Economic Development Director, Cemetery Superintendent

The City of Kimball has parted ways with Economic Development Director Larissa Binod. Binod, who has worked as Economic Development Director for the City of Kimball since November 1, 2011, was terminated from her position on February 13. “I went in...

 

Search Begins For New Kimball School Administrator

The Board of Education has started the process of finding a replacement for departing Superintendent of Kimball Public Schools Troy Unzicker. The board held a meeting in the DL room of Kimball Junior-Senior High School Friday, February 15, in order...

 

High School Wind Turbine Up And Running

The wind turbine that was placed at the Kimball High School is now up and running. According to teacher Alan Held, since the turbine was officially turned on February 6 at 7:00 a.m., it has produced a modest amount of electricity for the school,...

 

Commissioners Must Delay Approval Of High West Request

A public hearing was held at the Board of County Commissioners meeting the morning of February 19, to decide whether or not to approve the Conditional Use Permit Application from High West Energy to add a communication tower within the HWE...

 

Editorial: We Need Less Gray

Nebraska’s open records statutes are designed to tread the treacherous ground between the public’s right to know and a governmental entity’s need for privacy in certain circumstances. It is a narrow and tricky path, indeed. The state prevents...

 

If The Next Pope Really Wants To Modernize...

Last week produced so much fodder I hardly know which direction to look for inspiration. There was the moment when cowardly politicians opted for a spot of vacation rather than confronting sequestration head on—a topic especially worthwhile, since...

 

Complacency

I have often heard warnings in my time about the obvious dangers of the world. Don’t walk alone at night in a strange neighborhood. Don’t play with fire. Don’t give out personal information on the internet. If a stranger offers you candy,...

 

Court Report

Traffic: TR13-93 Trevor Brown, Kimball NE. Barking dog-1st offense TR13-94 Brian Evertson, Kimball, NE. Speeding TR13-95 Stevi Broussard, Kimball, NE. Violate stop sign, No operator’s license Criminal: CR13-11 Shannon N. Moore, No proof of...

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

With Valentine’s Day behind us and a few days off from school it sure has been nice to just enjoy being home. We (I) have under taken a re-modeling project that I am getting really tired of and will be glad to have completed. Hopefully that will...

 

Bushnell Bits

The village meeting was pretty short again this month, but some helpful reminders were mentioned. The landfill fee is increasing by two dollars a month, to $13. The postal service meeting to gather input on preferred window hours will be held Tuesday...

 

Fort Mitchell And The Road

“The Gap” threaded through the wind-cut spires and time-worn edifices of nature’s carved cathedrals in the towering sandstone walls of Scott’s Bluffs. North of the bluffs, reaching to the banks of the Flatwater (Platte), lay a rugged expanse...

 

Library News

It was nice to have a long weekend. I took advantage of the time and went to Lincoln for a quilting class by a favorite teacher and visited my grandchildren (and their parents). It was very windy driving back to Kimball. A few of us enjoyed the...

 

Oil Derrick One Step Closer To Standing Tall Over Kimball

The process of getting the old oil derrick put back up has gotten one more step closer to reaching its completion. The Parks and Recreation Executive Board met February 13 to discuss whether or not to move forward with the location set aside for the...

 

Commissioners Authorize Web Program For Veterans

The Board of County Commissioners has approved to authorize their signatures on the Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Nebraska Department of Verteran’s Affairs and Kimball County for the implementation of the VETRASPEC program at...

 

Restaurant Review: Nathan Detroit's

Trout amandine prepared by a skilled chef almost melts in your mouth. So what if gourmands are dismissive of the old-school restaurant classic? Jean Giono once complained “never with butter, never...

 

Drinks: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager

Samuel Adams never met a season it couldn’t match to a limited run beer. Since the original Boston Lager hit the market in 1985, the popular brewery has produced Holiday Porter, Summer Ale,...

 

New On DVD: Argo

“Based on true events” is generally the set up for a long, hard fall, as Hollywood plays roughshod with a story that would sell itself if left alone. Not in this case, however. Argo chronicles...

 

Around The Area

February 21 Fort Collins, Colo.: Dance performance, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, Lincoln Center (7:30 p.m.) $ Denver, Colo.: Further in concert, Ogden Theatre (8 p.m.) $ February 22 Cheyenne, Wyo.: “Exit the Body”, Godfrey Playhouse...

 

Kimball Boys Win In Romp Over Mustangs

Almost everything Jordon Berger tossed toward the net on Tuesday night fell through, leaving behind just a swish of nylon. “I found my offense again,” the senior guard said with a laugh after...

 

Chadron Again Ends Kimball Girls Season

It’s an old story. For the fourth consecutive year, Chadron put an end to the Longhorns’ season, outgunning Kimball 57-29 in the subdistrict final. The last time Ken Smith’s squad escaped was in 2009. Since then the Longhorns have been...

 

Kimball Cheer Team Takes Third And Fourth At State Competition

For much of the year, cheerleaders rely upon seven or eight standard rallying cries and a few halftime routines. Charitable home crowds follow along with enthusiasm, forgiving the little mistakes... Full story

 

Athletes Of The Week

Mike Daum In the regular season finale at Mitchell, Mike Daum led the Longhorns with 23 points and 13 rebounds--another double-double--while blocking two shots. At Alliance in the subdistrict opener,...

 

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