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Oil and gas commission discussed at Legislative hearing

SIDNEY-Several state senators were in Sidney on Tuesday for a Natural Resources Committee interim hearing. The hearing was part of two studies prompted by Legislative resolutions passed last session....

 

NONE INJURED AS TRAIN HITS TRACTOR

The Kimball County Sheriff's Office and Kimball's Emergency Medical Services responded to a call at approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday of a collision between a tractor and a train 2 miles east of...

 

New water well in store for Dix

For nearly a year the Village of Dix has been operating without one of its three water wells. The village’s back-up water well, drilled in 1954, succumbed to erosion sometime last fall. “Sargeant...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Tim and Pam Anderson have worked the Farmers Day parade for 25 years

After 25 years, Tim and Pam Anderson are retiring from the Farmers Day parade committee. "When we first moved to town Barb and Shorty Staab were running the parade and he had done it for well over 20...

 

Design chosen for underpass facelift

A facelift design for the underpass has been chosen. The Kimball city council voted for the first concept and the least expensive one at its Sept. 15 meeting. Three concepts were initially presented,...

 

GOING HIGH INTO THE SKY

Workers were high up on the new Verizon cell phone tower just off Hwy. 30 east of Kimball late Wednesday morning as they neared its finishing stages. It is the second cell phone tower to be installed...

 

Ella Mae Cederburg

Ella Mae Cederburg, 90, of rural Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at First...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 24, 2015

VSC to interview VSO candidates

The Kimball County Veterans Service Committee is one step closer to recommending a candidate as the next veterans service officer after a meeting last Thursday. The committee had received two applications for the position as of the Sept. 8 deadline,...

 

Voice of Democracy, Patriot's pen essay contest due Nov. 1

The annual Patriot’s Pen nationwide essay contest gives youth a chance to express their views in writing on a patriotic theme. “What Freedom Means To Me” is the theme for this year’s contest,...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 24, 2015

Commissioners approve ambulance specifications

The Kimball County Commissioners approved a lengthy set of specifications for the potential purchase of an ambulance at last week’s meeting. The specifications approved number more than 80 pages and may be viewed by contacting the county clerk’s...

 

Wyoming man arrested following pursuit that went through Kimball County

A pursuit that started in Wyoming last Wednesday, Sept. 16, ended in Nebraska after troopers use stop sticks to disable the vehicle. Just after 3 p.m., Nebraska law enforcement was alerted by the Wyoming Highway Patrol that they had discontinued a...

 

Glass can be re-used or recycled

Sunny, warm to hot days. Crisp mornings. Cool evenings. September is here. Autumn is knocking on the seasonal door. Fall reminds us that much colder weather is on the way. It forces us to plan ahead-urges us to can some of Mother Nature’s harvest...

 

SPNRD lowers tax levy for third straight year

While the traffic and construction may be a headache with the growth of Sidney and surrounding areas, one good side effect is a lower tax levy required by the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) to fulfill its budget needs. For the third...

 

Farmers Day 2015: Farmers Day offers something for everyone

The 89th annual Farmers Day promises fun for everyone. The annual event will have activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday. "We have a lot of favorites, and some exciting new activities," committee...

 

Farmers Day 2015: Demolition derby returns for 2015 Farmers Day

After a hiatus last year, the demolition derby is back. The demolition derby will be held during Farmers Day at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kimball County Fairgrounds. According to Doug Lukassen and Mark V...

 

Farmers Day 2015: Dominguez has enjoyed coordinating the parade

For most everyone, Farmers Day offers entertainment, a chance to catch up with old friends, and even make some new acquaintances. But, really, everybody loves a parade. For parade organizers, includin...

 

Farmers Day 2015: Annual 'Fun Run' set for Farmers Day

After 30 years of organizing the Farmers Day Fun Run, Pat O’Brien passed the baton to Kimball High School cross country coach Tiffany Johnson. Johnson has coordinated the event for the last four...

 

Banner County takes seventh at area range judging competition

The Banner County senior team finished seventh in the area range judging competition held last week in Cheyenne County south of Potter. Banner had six students in the competition. There were 127...

 

POINTS WEST COMMUNITY BANK CUSTOMER APPRECIATION LUNCH

Points West Community Bank in Kimball held a customer appreciation lunch last Wednesday. The bank also gave away a lawn mower and leaf blower....

 

Longhorns drop game at Chase County, falling 28-7

Kimball once again played tough against a ranked Chase County squad last Friday, but ultimately fell 28-7 in a chilly road contest in Imperial. “I thought the kids played really hard against a really tough team,” said Longhorn football coach...

 

Banner falls in close 3-0 match to Lady Vikings

Banner County fought down to the wire in all three games Thursday night against Guernsey-Sunrise. The Lady Wildcats had the lead or were tied in all three games before ultimately falling to the Lady...

 

Daum commits to WNCC volleyball

Danika Daum, Kimball High senior, has given verbal commitment to play volleyball at WNCC next year and will complete her commitment at a formal signing in late November. At this time Daum has no...

 

Lady Longhorns keep rolling

The Kimball volleyball team swept its competition last week. The Lady Longhorns rolled to wins last Tuesday against Hemingford and Gordon-Rushville, and then easily dispatched Pine Bluffs last...

 

Kimball girls take seventh, boys ninth at Alliance meet

The Kimball boys cross country team finished ninth and the girls took seventh at the Alliance meet held last Saturday at Skyview Golf Course. Mitchell won the boys 5,000 meter run, followed by Gering...

 

Lady Coyotes roll to 3-0 win against Burns

The Potter-Dix volleyball team continued its winning ways with a 3-0 win last Tuesday against Burns. The Lady Coyotes improved to 5-1 on the season with the 25-21, 28-26 and 25-14 victory. Alexus...

 

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