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Articles from the July 27, 2017 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 27, 2017

Council considers Event Center's future, $1.6 M landfill cell

The Kimball City Council met on July 11 to discuss, among other things, the future of the Kimball Event Center as the municipality enters the 2017-2018 budget planning period. During the budgeting...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 27, 2017

Mountain Lion sighting confirmed at Oliver Reservoir

Attention all campers, and lake goers, please pay close attention to what you are doing and where you are at Oliver Reservoir. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating a report of a mountain lion spotted at the lake. Local law...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 27, 2017

County board to hire weed assistant

Never ending weeds here in Kimball County, Rick Wangler, County Weed Superintendent, addressed the board at the Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 18. Wangler stated he feels like he’s taking one step forward and two steps back trying to keep up...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 27, 2017

Raising the academic bar

A few teachers represented a concerned and proactive group of Kimball educators at the recent Board of Education meeting following a discussion last month about increasing academic standards. Cynthe...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 27, 2017

New daycare to open in Kimball

Kimball welcomes a new business that is in the business of caring for and teaching young children. The Alphabet Academy has made its way to Kimball and is ready to care for local children aged 6 weeks and older. Director Lindsey Lynch spoke to the...


Abigale Howard

Abigale M. Howard, 26, of Bushnell, died on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Kimball Cemetery with Brian Gray officiating. There...


Elvera B. Rasmussen

Elvera Blonien Rasmussen of Hay Springs, NE passed away at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs on July 18, 2017 at the age of 88. A Vigil will be held on Monday July 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs. Mass of Christian...


Letter to the Editor

Money was scarce, and times were hard, but when things got tough, we did without and cut back on our lifestyles. We didn’t look to the government to make up the difference. People with food stamps weren’t buying junk food or trading them for... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Roughing It

Believe it or not there is a black market for horse hair, actually a very large one at that. The clippings of mane and tails are used for many different things, including jewelry, belts, horse tack, pottery, and even hair extensions for show horses....


Yard of the Week: 13 Dowd Ct.

This week's Pride of Kimball, Yard of the Week, goes to Pat Quillen at 13 Dowd Court. Pat's home features several gorgeous mature trees surrounded by hostas and other shade-loving perennials in a...

 By Larry Nelson    News    July 27, 2017

Veteran's 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 Dakota Kuhns    News    July 27, 2017

CAPWN offers youth support in Kimball and neighboring counties

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) is dedicated to encouraging and sponsoring innovative youth programs. CAPWN has youth programs to offer the 11 counties of the Nebraska Panhandle, including Youth Shelter and Group Home, Rural...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 27, 2017

Area couple hopes to expand Gymkhana

Another hot, dusty, and fun-filled summer day at the Whartman Arena rolled around once more this summer, this past Sunday July 23. Adults and children of all ages, horses, trailers, the arena just eas...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 27, 2017

Cross Country walker rests at Kimball's Brookside Farm

Another walk across the country, Erin Parete is making her way east to west across America. From her starting point in Rhode Island on March 25, 2017, Erin Parete is more than half way done with her c...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 27, 2017

Jock Talk

A field of golfers turned out for the Ladies Panhandle Senior Golf Tournament Monday at the Four Winds Golf Course. The format of the day was a 4-person scramble and some of our local Kimball ladies fared well. Alene Schilz was a member of the...


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