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Articles from the January 15, 2015 edition

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Vencil Ash re-trial set for week of Jan. 26

Vencil Ash was brought to the Kimball County District Courthouse once again, this time on Jan. 6 to prepare for his upcoming re-trial. Ash was present for a 404 hearing, which allows for the submission of evidence that reflects on the defendant's cha...

 

A SPECIAL RETIREMENT VISITOR

Outgoing Kimball County Commissioner Larry Brower, right, had a special visitor at his retirement open house Friday afternoon in the county courthouse. Brower's mother, Miriam, who is 108 years old,...

 

Council accepts bid on event center roof repairs

The Kimball City Council approved a bid on the event center roof renovations at its meeting on Jan. 6. The meeting began with the discussion of the tabled item from the previous meeting. That item...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    January 15, 2015

Veterans History Project: Richard S. Ryder, U.S. Navy machinist's mate third class

In Early 1942, Richard Ryder and a few of his buddies went to the local recruiting office in Parkersburg, W. Va.. They were ready to sign up. It didn’t much matter which branch of service they were going into. Like so many young men at the time,...

 

Commissioners accept chalk drawing from Sam Glenn visit

The first commissioners meeting of the year was held last Thursday after the county's newly elected officials were sworn in. Larry Engstrom, who was re-elected, and newly elected commissioner Daria An...

 

Helen M. Henson

Helen M. Henson, 88, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with...

 

Leona E. Baluska

Leona E. Baluska, 88, of Bushnell, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Pine...

 

Melody Ann Farrar

Melody Ann Farrar left her pain and suffering behind Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2015. She fought a long and valiant battle. Melody Ann Farrar was born on June 20, 1956, in Kimball, the third of four...

 

Farm Bill informational meeting to be held Jan. 22

The Kimball County Farm Service Agency will host a Farm Bill informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 a.m. at Kimball Eagles Club, located at 216 S. Chestnut in Kimball. The meeting is free and open to the public.  Meeting attendees will...

 

Local students named to dean's, president's list at Chadron State

Several local students were honored on the president’s list and dean’s list at Chadron State College. The president’s list, which requires a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average, consists of 277 names. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit...

 

Honoring mentors in the TeamMates program

TeamMates mentors were honored last Friday at halftime of the Kimball girls basketball game against Mitchell. TeamMates, a mentoring program now in its 10th year in Kimball, was started by legendary...

 

Farmer's Day donation

Assunta Calise, right, Farmer's Day chairperson, receives check for $400 from Source Gas representative Frank Calise. The Farmer's Day Committee expresses deep appreciation for all those who have...

 

Happy retirement, Betty!

Betty Elliott, right, stands next to her husband, Rich, last Wednesday as she was honored during her retirement open house. Elliott retired from the Kimball/Banner County Chamber of Commerce, where...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 15, 2015

Lady Coyotes open post-break with 2 wins

The Potter-Dix defense smothered another opponent on Saturday. The Lady Coyotes (7-1) held yet another opponent below 30 points as they rolled to a 47-26 win against visiting South Platte. Potter-Dix...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 15, 2015

Coyotes roll past South Platte

It was all Potter-Dix from the opening tip. The Coyotes (3-5) used a hot start from Cameron Purcell to jump out to the early lead and Trace Sharman had the hot hand after that as they stomped South...

 

Lady Longhorns win at Chase County

The Kimball High girls ran their season record to 5 wins and 4 losses after a hard fought three-game weekend where they lost on the home court to Sidney and Mitchell but came back on Saturday night...

 

Keller brothers have strong showing on the mats for Kimball

The Kimball High Wrestling Team did not have one of their better performances at the Western Trails Conference Tournament held this past Thursday at Hemingford with only senior Rowdy Keller bringing h...

 

Kimball boys suffer trio of tough weekend losses

Three tough opponents coming off the Holiday break brought about three weekend losses for the Kimball High boy's basketball team. It started on Thursday night with class B Sidney coming to Kimball...

 

Kimball JV teams each get a win

Kimball’s junior varsity basketball teams got in three games each this past week with the girls winning one and the boys doing the same. The girls lost to Sidney 56-23 on Thursday night with Myriah Tyan scoring 10, Hannah Biesecker 6, Shauntae...

 

Grubbs takes second at Garden County Invite

Garrett Grubbs took second place in the 152 weight class at the Garden County Invitational last Saturday to lead Banner County in two events last week. Grubbs opened with a 9-7 win by decision...

 

Wildcats hold off Hay Springs for 53-50 win

The Banner County boys basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend, winning at home on Friday against Hay Springs and dropping a game at Hemingford on Saturday. Banner County 53, Hay...

 

Lady Wildcats fall to Hay Springs, Hemingford

The Banner County girls basketball team dropped games to Hay Springs and Hemingford over the weekend. Hay Springs 49, Banner County 27 Hay Springs jumped to the early lead and went on to defeat...

 

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