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Articles from the October 6, 2016 edition

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 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 6, 2016

Local producers going organic

We all know there is a lot of farmland in Western Nebraska but what you might not know is that there are at least 16 certified organic farming operations in Kimball County and at least two more in...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 6, 2016

What will be on our state ballot

Although this year’s Presidential election does seem to be on the minds of everyone, there is one issue that will be on all Nebraska ballots come Tuesday, Nov. 8, that you may, or may not know about. It is the Nebraska Death Penalty Referendum,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 6, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Kimball Volunteer Fire Department

In cities across the nation there are elite groups of men and women who train to protect life and property in one of the scariest and most devastating of circumstances, fire. Often times these people...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    October 6, 2016

Local scouting organization hosted award ceremony and graduation

One Tuesday, Sept. 13, Cub Scout Troop #31 recognized local scouts, their parents and leaders among other family members and friends, with an awards ceremony and dinner. The ceremony began with an...

 

Janice J. Snyder

Janice J. Snyder, 78, of Gering and formerly of Banner County, died at Heritage Estates in Gering on Monday, September 26, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30,...

 

Jerry L. Andersen

Jerry L. Andersen, 85, of Kimball, Nebraska passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Trinity United...

 

Hugh D. Uglow

Hugh D. Uglow, 80, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Calvary United...

 

Albert "Al" W. Madden

Albert "AL" Warren Madden, 70, of Greybull, Wyoming passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at South Big Horn County Hospital between Basin and Greybull, Wyoming. Al was born June 26, 1946 in...

 

Gloria Barkley

Gloria Rae Barkley, 87 of Kimball passed away September 27, 2016 at the Kimball County Manor. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Private...

 

Raves, rants and reality

Benjamin Disraeli was a wildly distinguished British politician and novelist who lived through nearly all of the 1800’s. Although it’s likely that most Americans won’t remember him from European history or simply never learned of him at all, yo...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    October 6, 2016

Veterans 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 Dawn Fossand    News    October 6, 2016

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Kimball leaders, focused on substance abuse prevention, met on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to devise a 3-5 year vision for prevention efforts in Kimball County. The group's most recent meeting saw 18 members of...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 6, 2016

KHS seniors to receive college prep assistance

After the first successful year of Apply2College, seniors at Kimball High School will once again have the opportunity to participate in the college preparation process. According to high school...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 6, 2016

Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week: Bill and Tami Bohac

Bill and Tami Bohac were nominated and awarded the final Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week. The Bohac's yard contains flower beds nestled neatly inside the manicured lawn. The garden beds are flush...

 

Lady Coyotes shut down the competition

It was another clean sweep for the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes last week as they rolled past both Bayard and South Platte in straight sets on Sept. 27 and notched another win against South Platte on Sept....

 

Kimball runners achieve personal records at Gothenburg

The Kimball Cross Country team had one of its most successful meets yet at Gothenburg on Thursday, Sept. 29, with many runners achieving personal records from a field of 210 runners. Of 21 teams...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 6, 2016

Longhorns Fall to Bridgeport 45-20

It was a night of big plays for the Kimball Longhorns but in the end a big and powerful Bridgeport Team prevailed to win 45-20 in the contest played at Keith Staehr Field. Bridgeport got on the score...

 

Lady Horns fall to Burns 3-2

The Kimball Lady Longhorns battled the aggressive Burns Lady Broncs on Thursday, Sept. 29, but ultimately could not best their opponents, who won 3-2. "Burns wasn't particularly that much tougher, we...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 6, 2016

Audience revisited bygone eras with the Farmer's Day musical

The Kimball Community Theatre group presented a musical for Farmer's Day at the Plains Historical Society's Fraternal Hall in downtown Kimball on Friday, Sept. 23. "Melodies to Remember: Songs...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 6, 2016

2016 Demolition Derby results

The 2016 Farmer's Day Demolition Derby was, once again, a huge success according to event organizers Mark Vowers and Doug Lukassen, who expected nearly 30 entries. Two winners, from a field of 22...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 6, 2016

Former Chief of Police released from duties Thursday, Oct. 6

Former Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff's last day as an employee of the City of Kimball was Thursday, Oct. 6, according to City Administrator Daniel Ortiz. No information is currently available...

 

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