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Fun at Potter Days

The 85th annual Potter Days was held over the weekend with a parade, barbecue, fireworks and more. The Potter High School class of 1965 served as the grand marshals of Saturday's parade. Potter Days...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 10, 2015

County taxes to see very slight increase in 2015-16

The property tax for Kimball County will see the slightest of increases in the current fiscal year. Property tax for land valued at $100,000 will go up 32 cents in a budget passed Tuesday by the county commissioners. The property tax request from...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Shoup proud of street department crew's work in Kimball

Recently named Kimball street superintendent Jim Shoup has worked as the interim superintendent for the last year and has been a part of the city street crew since 2006. To be a street superintendent,...

 

Kimball Baptist Fellowship starts twice-monthly food pantry

The Kimball Baptist Fellowship recently began a project that has been on the hearts and minds of the small congregation for more than a year. They recently started a food pantry. According to Pastor...

 

Roadwork begins along I-80 locally

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 7 on two sections of I-80 from Reference Post 21.49 to Reference Post 24.50 (east of Kimball) and from Reference Post 33.20 to Reference Post 35.69 (west of Potter), according to the...

 

City approves budget with slight millage increase

The Kimball city council approved its annual budget during the regular board meeting on Monday, Sept. 1. “In terms of the budget, we discussed that and they gave their final recommendations to move...

 

Council members question items during budget workship

The Kimball city council reviewed a potential budget during a budget workshop meeting held Aug. 26. Board members voiced concerns and considered changes for each department. “My (concern) is going...

 

Beverly (Muhe) Keys

Beverly (Muhe) Keys, 85, of Gillette, Wyo., and formerly of Kimball, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, of natural causes. She was born May 7, 1930, in Sioux City, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at First Assembly...

 

SPNRD looks at water use in the southern panhandle

In the 2014 South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Water Usage Report, the average amount of water used daily by people living in the District boundaries of Kimball, Cheyenne, and Deuel counties is 287 gallons of water a day. Taking a...

 

Street work to begin soon in Kimball

The City of Kimball annual seal coat street improvement project is expected to begin within the next week. The contractor, Top-Kote, will begin the project each morning at approximately 7 a.m. Residents along the following streets are requested to...

 

Beautifying the Wheat Growers Hotel in Kimball

On Monday, Gene Mohr and his two sons, Justin and Jaden, helped the Spanish Club hang up their murals at the historic Wheat Growers Hotel. Last spring, the Spanish Club had made the paintings and...

 

Applicants sought for Farmer's Day queen

Applications for the 2015 Farmer’s Day Queen Contest are available at the Kimball-Banner Chamber Office, Kimball High School, Banner County School and the Potter-Dix School. Applicants must be between 16-19 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2015, must be...

 

Nominations sought for Farmer's Day dignitaries

The 89th Annual Farmer’s Day is September 25-27, and nominations are needed for grand marshal, outstanding farmer and outstanding homemaker. Nominations are due in by Monday, Sept. 21. To nominate someone, state their name and a brief description...

 

Celebrating the 85th annual Potter Days

From the parade to the barbecue to sand volleyball, Potter was the place to be over the weekend. The 85th annual Potter Days had something for everyone. See additional photos in this week's...

 

Longhorns drop 36-28 game at Southern Valley

The Kimball Longhorn football team came back from an early deficit but ultimately fell at the Southern Valley Eagles, 36-28, last Friday night. "We've been having a lot of ups and downs in the last...

 

Kimball opens season with exciting 3-2 victory

The Kimball volleyball team won last Thursday's season opener by topping Bridgeport, 3-2. It was an intense game with both the Longhorns and the Bulldogs playing their hearts out, chasing each other...

 

Injuries bite Banner in season opening loss

It was a tough season opener for the Banner County football team last Friday. The Wildcats lost a pair of players to injury and had to forfeit the second half after falling behind 25-0 at halftime in a road contest against Maywood/Hayes Center....

 

Turnovers haunt Potter-Dix in opener

POTTER - Turnovers haunted Potter-Dix in a 52-34 loss Friday to Morrill. The Coyotes turned the ball over eight times, including six times in the second half, that led to their defeat in the 2015...

 

Lady Coyotes roll to 3-0 win against Morrill to kick off 2015 campaign

Potter-Dix rolled to a 3-0 win against Morrill to open its volleyball season last Friday. The Lady Coyotes won 25-14, 25-18 and 25-17. Dawson Sharman led the way offensively with 12 of the team's 25...

 

Kimball cross country teams have solid opening to season

Kimball opened the cross country season last Friday at Gering, and coach Tiffany Johnson was pleased with her team’s initial output. The boys varsity team finished 12th and the girls varsity team took 11th place. “For only being our first meet,...

 

Lady Wildcats open season 1-2

The Banner County volleyball team opened its season with a 1-2 record last week. The Lady Wildcats opened the season at home last Thursday with a 2-0 win against Minatare. They won 25-11 and 25-23. MaKenna Dahlgrin led the team offensively with...

 

Gifford pleased with Banner County's initial cross country meet

Banner County opened its cross country season last Friday at Gering, and coach Kari Gifford was pleased with her team’s initial efforts. Courtney Knisley finished 45th in the varsity girls race with a time of 24:43, while Josh Boston finished 95th...

 

Kimball golfers improving

On the subject of golf, Kimball High held their home girls golf tournament this past week with 27 girls participating. Gering won team honors with a team score of 416, Bayard had 466, and Sidney...

 

Kiefer wins at Julesburg

A pair of Kimball residents had strong showings at the Julesburg drag races Aug. 29-30. Bransyn Kiefer took first place in the junior dragster 1 category at the race. Kimball's Rodney Ragorshek also...

 

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