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Articles from the August 17, 2017 edition

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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 17, 2017

Total solar eclipse 2017

As you have probably already heard Monday Aug. 21 will be one of the most amazing events to remember. A total solar eclipse will be making its way across the state, and of course everyone around the line of totality is expecting many different...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 17, 2017

Higher utilities due to increased usage and longer billing period

Following a recent increase of complaints about high utility bills, with some nearly doubling, Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean sheds some light on causes, including longer billing cycles....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 17, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Clint Cornils family

Arthur Cornils emigrated to the United States in the late 1800s, along with four of his brothers, following the Franco-Prussian war. His mother was a nurse during the war and she did not want her...

 

Zion Lutheran celebrates 100 years

Zion Lutheran Church will be celebrating 100 years on the Colorado prairie this Sunday, though the congregation can be traced back to the Spring of 1913 when Rev. M.E. Mayer of Burns, Wyo., was asked...

 

Gordon W. Whartman

Gordon W. Whartman, 88, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, July 14, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Kimball Presbyterian...

 
 By D    Opinion    August 17, 2017

Roughing It

Fair, the word brings back a lot of memories for me as well as many past 4-H and FFA members. Fair is that special time of year when it seems to be all hurry up and wait for parents as well as all the kids. This is my first year of being a parent of...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    August 17, 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 Tonia Copeland    News    August 17, 2017

Yard of the Week: 702 S. Burg

When Carl Stander moved into his home at 702 S. Burg in Kimball one year ago, one of the first orders of business was to remove a large dying tree – one of a matching set. In its place Stander...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 17, 2017

26th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success

The 26th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic was held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and was termed "A Huge Success" by Kerry Ferguson, the man in charge. A total of 112...

 

Randomly Tonia

I recently attended a community meeting focused on Kimball’s future, our strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities for Kimball and potential threats to our growth. The meeting was well atte...

 

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