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Articles from the August 18, 2016 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016

Hunsaker exits board, local ranchers donate meat for meals

The Kimball Board of Education began their regular meeting with an exit speech from longtime board member Jared Hunsaker and heard about a new program that bridges the local ranching community and sch...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 18, 2016

Windblown Art Festival

An eclectic mix of song and poetry usually found in larger venues will be gracing a prairie stage in peaceful Bushnell this weekend. Deb Carpenter-Nolting and husband Tim Nolting have been a large part of the Bushnell Days festival for many years. De...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Shauntae Daily

The sport of shooting may not be getting the recognition it deserves nationally, but here in Kimball, another young lady is making a name for herself in the competitive shooting circuit. Shooting...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 18, 2016

Banner County School Board readies for upcoming year

Seventeen new computers for every junior and a new 30 passenger bus approved for purchase by the Banner County Board of Education during the regular meeting on Aug 8. According to Lana Sides, superintendent, every junior that attends Banner school...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 18, 2016

Master Nebraska storyteller to perform at Kimball Public Library

“The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley” comes to the Kimball Public Library tonight, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m., when Charlotte Endorf will bring the story of Annie Oakley, one of America’s Wild West legends, to life. Oakley, born Phoebe Ann...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016

CAPWN exits Chapter 11 proceedings

More than two years ago Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) board member announced that the organization needed to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Following that announcement the board and staff at CAPWN began making changes....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016

Farmer's Day nominations open

The Farmer’s Day committee is ready to take nominations for the 90th Annual Farmer’s Day Grand Marshal, Outstanding Farmer and Outstanding Homemaker. According to Assunta Calise, the committee will entertain nominations through Sept. 9 for the...

 

Billy P. Evans

Billy P. Evans, 93, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2016 at the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may...

 

Charles Lyon

Charles Lyon, 87, of Sidney Nebraska went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, extended care. Memorials have been designated to the Evangelical Free Church. Charles Frederick Lyon was born September 16, 19...

 

Phyllis L. Shaul

Please join us in remembering Phyllis Loraine Shaul on Saturday August 13, 2016 at 10:00 at “the farm” located in Banner County approximately 13 miles south of Gering NE or 26 miles north of Kimball NE. Please let your presence be your memorial....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    August 18, 2016

Fischer joins Kimballites for coffee and conversation

"My job is to look at policy," stated United States Senator Deb Fischer to a group of nearly 20 Kimball citizens at an informal get-together at the Java Blend on Monday of this week. "How does this...

 

Letter to the editor

40 Years I think that this is a good time to recognize excellence in education. 40 years ago this teacher began her career straight out of NU as a 1st grade teacher in Kimball. She taught alongside a veteran that helped her grow into the teacher she...

 

Letter to the editor

For the past few weeks our community is being brought up to speed on how the City Budget is in dire straights. I attended the City Budget meeting held a couple weeks ago, and was so glad to see many people from all around our City and County...

 

Randomly Tonia

Just last week I had to go get my son to complete a project here at the office. When I picked Mr. up, well after noon, he was just beginning his chores and was still only half dressed, which reminded me of our recent back-to-school shopping trip. I...

 

Pride of Kimball

A glorious pop of color takes the place of grass as vibrant perennials bloom between walkways and provide a cheery welcome to LaVeta Beyke's home. Showy Asian Lilies standing tall in a sea of bright...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016

Chamber distributes more than $77K in Chamber bucks to be used locally

Are you short on cash and need an oil change, chiropractic adjustment, groceries, gasoline, flowers sent to your cousin out-of-town or a student subscription for your college student? Chamber Bucks may be the answer for you. According to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016

Community blood drives gives citizens a chance to "Be A Hero"

For more than ten years Kimball Health Services has partnered with United Blood Services and will be hosting a blood drive today, August 18 from 2 – 5:30 p.m. at Kimball Health Services. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made by calling...

 

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