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Articles from the March 23, 2017 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 23, 2017

Regulating personal property for public safety

Just what is a borrow pit and how should it be used? The Kimball County Planning Commission has raised that question, and attempted to define it and regulate its use for the benefit of county...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    March 23, 2017

KHS Speech heads to State

The Kimball High School speech team competed in the district speech competition last week in North Platte and is sending 10 of 11 students to Kearney, today, Thursday, March 23 for the state...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 23, 2017

Routine search at KHS leads to several citations

The Kimball High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, March 15, during a routine search of student lockers and vehicles. Students were held in classrooms to prevent interaction with the...

 

Ronald D. Wasser Jr.

Ronald Dean "Ron" Wasser, Jr., 53, Lincoln passed away March 14, 2017. Born July 6, 1963 in San Diego, California to Ronald Dean and Betty Jeanne (Saddoris) Wasser, Sr. Ron was a graduate of Kimball...

 

Alfred S. Forsling

Alfred S. Forsling, 82, of Hay Springs and formerly of Kimball, died at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24,...

 

Wayne R. Marshall

Wayne R. Marshall, 88, of Kimball, Nebraska, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be...

 

Dorne O. Solberg

Dorne O. "Salty" Solberg passed away March 10, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 30, 1934 to Andrew Solberg and...

 

Empathy for all living things

There is a mountain lion on the loose in the Bushnell area, or so the rumors say. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website, mountain lions have been making a comeback in Nebraska since the 1990’s. Many of you may remember the...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    March 23, 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    March 23, 2017

Longhorns open track season at Chadron State indoor

Kimball High School opened up the track season at the Chadron State College Indoor meet this past Saturday and had some very respective marks in their first outing according to coach Gene Mohr. "We...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017

Jock Talk

I am sure by now you readers all know that the South Dakota State UniversityJackrabbits lost to number one seed Gonzaga 66-46 to end their season. Our Mike Daum didn't have his best game, but still...

 

VFW St Patty's dinner and dance a raging success

Although the local VFW post had been declining for the past several years,an influx of new members with fresh ideas has rejuvenated the Post. Last Friday, the VFW held a Saint Patrick's Day dinner...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017

High hopes for Kimball High track team

Coach Gene Mohr has high hopes for his Kimball High track team this spring with 29 boys and 15 girls checked out. The boy's sophomore class has the largest representation with 13 young men on the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017

Kimball returns entire state qualifying golf team

With everyone back on the Kimball High Boy's golf team that finished sixth at last year's Nebraska State Tournament, Coach Chad Wise is optimistic for an even higher finish this season. Last season...

 

Coyotes rebuild boy's golf program

In his second year coaching the boy's golf program at Potter-Dix High School, Ryan Mumm, is rebuilding with two new golfers. Sophomore Nathan Robinson joins junior Dylan Nielsen on the course this...

 

Frerichs takes the lead for the Potter-Dix track team

In his first year as head coach for the Potter-Dix track team, Dale Frerichs returns a slew of seasoned athletes and adds a few enthusiastic newcomers. Joined by assistant coaches Jerry Brown and...

 

Banner County opens season with small numbers but positive attitudes

With only three athletes returning out of the eight on the roster this season, the Banner County Track team will be concentrating on individual improvements for the upcoming season, and though her...

 

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