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Clerk's office begins busy season - office open for all pubic office filings

Kimball County Clerk, Cathy Sibal, and the entire county clerk's office began one of their busiest seasons last Friday, Dec. 1. It's not Christmas, it's filing season. The clerk began accepting...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

Murder suspect arrested in Kimball without incident

A murder suspect on the lam out of Laramie County, Wyoming was arrested without incident on Sunday, Dec. 2, shortly after 5 p.m. Just three hours prior, the Kimball Police Department, along with the...

 

Upcoming landfill cell expansion to cost $1M+

The landfill cell expansion, scheduled to be completed in the next 18 months, is expected to cost up to $1.6 million, but City Administrator Dan Dean reported to the Board of Public Works during...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

KHS students strive to honor military members year-round

Jeri Ferguson’s Civics class at Kimball High School continue working to make a difference. They hope to raise awareness of current military members and veterans. According to KHS senior, Justine Heeg, the Civics class is organizing a fundraiser...

 

Kimball One-Act showcases talent, excited for next production season

Kimball’s One Act students showcased their acting talents on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the District competition, narrowly missing the top three placements. Despite the fourth-place finish, Kennedy Lewis, Kaden Adrian and Paycen Harroun, all of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

KPD urges diligence against break-ins

Kimball Police Department reports that in the month of November they received eight calls regarding vehicle break-ins. Additional calls have been received regarding break-ins in area storage units and Plains Body Shop also had a related call. KPD...

 

Darlean Wilson Swain

Darlean was born on a cold, wintery night on Jan. 5, 1933, in Kimball, Nebraska. Her birth completed a family of nine, which included five brothers – Bill, Dick, Don, Bob and Melvin "Buss" Wilson, J...

 

Helen L. Soule

Helen L. Soule, 90, of Gering, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Monday, November 27, 2017. At Helen’s request, cremation has been held and private family services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit...

 

Glen E. Walker

Glen E. Walker, 89, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimba...

 

District beefs up safety measures at local schools

Kimball Public Schools has implemented changes to the safety protocol and separated safety and crisis teams following a self-assessment last March. At that time, one concern stood out. The school’s...

 

Lady Longhorns fall to Dundy County-Stratton in title game

The Dundy County-Stratton LadyTigers held off Kimball in the championship game of the Kimball 4-Team Tournament over the weekend to take top honors and Potter-Dix won over Morrill for consolation and...

 

Dundy County-Stratton boys Kimball tourney champs

Dundy County-Stratton ran past host Kimball in winning the championship of the boy's division of the Kimball four-team tournament this past weekend with Morrill winning over Potter-Dix for third...

 

Longhorns get wrestling season underway

The 2017-18 Wrestling Season is underway for the Kimball High Longhorns. They opened up with a home dual with Bayard on the final day of November and despite the losing score of 40-5, Coach Wade...

 

Lady Cats fell to Garden County in season opener

Banner County girls basketball had their first game at home last Friday night with Garden County. Despite a good battle, the Lady Wildcats were out-scored in that game 32-26. “The girls played hard but it was difficult for us to overcome having thr...

 

Lady Coyotes split Kimball and prep to battle the Storm

Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes made the trip to Kimball for a two-day tournament to begin their 2017-18 basketball season. The Lady Coyotes split the weekend with a loss to Kimball on Friday, Dec. 1, with a...

 

Coyotes hope to bounce back from tough season opener

Potter-Dix boys weren’t able to get much going at the first tournament of the season in Kimball. The Coyotes faced-off with Kimball in their first matchup Friday night, being unable to score sure didn’t help them out too much. Potter-Dix came...

 

Jock Talk

We got the High School Winter Sports Season officially off and running this past week with the Kimball High Wrestlers hosting Bayard for a dual and then going to Akron for Tournament action this past Saturday. The Basketball teams hosted their own...

 

Potter-Dix places second at D2-6 District

The Potter-Dix Play Production team competed in the D2-6 district contest on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and walked away just shy of top honors and a championship competition. Competing against six schools, the...

 

Hearing and Vision Screenings

The Kimball Lions Club recently conducted their yearly Hearing and Vision Screening for the students at Mary Lynch Elementary and Kimball Jr./Sr. High School. The screening is a free service offered...

 

Foundation's Holiday Spirit Trees help keep 25 years of memories alive

A community-wide tradition of honoring loved ones with a "Gift of Love" has reached its 25th year at Kimball Health Services. The Kimball Hospital Foundation invites residents to honor someone...

 

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