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Articles from the September 21, 2017 edition

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Local man arrested for child enticement

On Tuesday Sept. 12, Officer Michael Winget of the Kimball Police Department was dispatched near Fourth St. in reference to an individual who was potentially molesting children at City Park....

 

Dudney named Grand Marshal

It’s that time again – Farmer’s Day 2017 is this weekend and the committee has a full weekend of family-fun events scheduled throughout the community. Though the weather threatens a bit of...

 

Council bids farewell to Russell, passes budget

Kimball City Council reluctantly approved Rosie Russell’s resignation and appointed Katherine Terrill the acting City Clerk at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Council also set...

 

Local school district budget accepted

The Kimball Board of Education set their 2017-18 budget and final tax request at the Sept. 11 regular board meeting. Though the total amount of taxes requested has changed, those fluctuations are due...

 

Kimball's got talent too

The town of Kimball can sure sing, and sing they did this past Saturday evening at the Kimball Event Center. Karaoke night at the Kimball Event Center was hosted to answer local kids’ cries of,...

 

Dickinson honored at annual meeting

Rick Dickinson was recently named the Nebraska Rural Water District Operator of the Year, according to County Commissioner Tim Nolting, an honor handed out just once a year to only one individual...

 

Herbert S. Johnson

Funeral services for Herbert S. Johnson, age 99, who died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at The Residency in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace...

 

Roughing It

So many fun events this weekend, I am excited to be able to enjoy the whole weekend and most of all the events this year. It seems like every other year we have something else going at least one of...

 

Alleys are not for mattresses

Kimball Police Department and the City of Kimball wish to remind residents that old mattresses and other big household items should be taken directly to the Kimball Landfill. These items do not go...

 

Construction to begin on I-80 in Kimball Co.

According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, work is scheduled to begin on Interstate 80 in Kimball County on Sept. 18, weather permitting. In a news release sent by the department,...

 

Vandals sought for weekend damage

Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept.17, Kimball Police Department received a call about two vandalized vehicles at a shop on the west side of town. Investigation continues. Garrett and Dalton Pruett are...

 

Kimball Cross Country earned best times at Alliance

Kimball Cross Country got some good things done in Alliance this past Saturday, Sept. 16. A beautiful day, perfect temperature, not to hot not to cold. Nearing the end of the season with only five mee...

 

Lady Horns split triangular at Hemingford

Lady Longhorn Volleyball had a Triangle Tournament in Hemingord last Tuesday, Sept. 12. Kimball. faced off in two games, one with Hemingford and the second with Gordon. First game with Hemingford...

 

Junior High program suffers lack of numbers

Kimball has very limited athletes this year for Jr. high football, when we are all ready to go we have 20 kids out. We got all the boys out in the jr. high with the exception of 7 or 8. Just not a lot of boys in these 7th and 8th grade classes. This...

 

Tough competition brought out girls golf best

Kimball girls golf was at it again last Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Gering tournament. Unlike some of the tournaments the girls have been to so far this year, Gering had a good tournament of bigger...

 

Rough night for Kimball football program

Kimball Football had a rough night last Friday, Sept. 16, in Imperial when the Longhorns took to the field to look for their first win against a tough team in Chase County. The Kimball Longhorns were...

 

Lady Coyotes hand Creek Valley their first loss 3-1

Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes matched up with undefeated Creek Valley this past Saturday, Sept. 16, in front of their home crowd for a conference game. Coach Brad Hicks is very pleased with how the girls ar...

 

Potter-Dix Coyotes fell to Sioux County 72-30

The Potter-Dix Coyotes lost this past Friday night’s game in Harrison with Sioux County with a final score of 72-30. The Coyotes, who are 1-3 on the season, will face conference rival the Minatare...

 

Jock Talk

High School sports in our Westen Nebraska smaller schools is becoming a numbers games. The numbers seem to be shrinkng. Banner County is finding it hard to field a team in six man football and has had to cancel games. Potter-Dix is struggling to put...

 

Yard of the Week: 507 Locust

Kim and Chuck Christensen were awarded the Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week this week. The Christensen's lawn is thick, even and beautifully maintained, thanks in large part, according to Kim, to...

 

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