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Articles from the December 8, 2016 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 8, 2016

A night to remember

More than 100 people filled the dance floor at the Kimball Event Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the inaugural Father-Daughter Christmas Ball, hosted by Santa's Helpers. The ladies, from Kimball,...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 8, 2016

Kimball Area Foundation raising funds for Kimball

The Kimball Area Foundation (KAF) is a non-profit charitable organization located in Kimball for the benefit of providing financial assistance to qualified people, groups and businesses from the Kimball and Banner County areas. Formed in 2005 with...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 8, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Regan Hinton

Following her own path and time schedule, Regan Hinton is a woman on a mission. A lifelong, multigenerational resident of Kimball, Regan is the oldest daughter of Regina Hinton and Bob Hinton, sister...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    December 8, 2016

Across the fence

In the year 1878 Dr. Elisha Barker Graham along with his wife, Mary Hutchison Graham and daughter Kate, relocated his medical practice from New York to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory. Dr. Graham's health...

 
 Obituaries    December 8, 2016

Gerald (Jerry) Wittrock

Gerald (Jerry) Wittrock, 88 of rural Lodgepole, Nebraska passed away November 28, 2016 at his home northwest of Lodgepole. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, December 5, 2016 in the...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    December 8, 2016

The weather disconnect

By the time you read this, the temperature should be past its first dip into single digits and making its way back up for slightly more pleasant, if not still blustery, seasonal weather. Weather, it’s what most polite people converse about when...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    December 8, 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 veter...

 
 News    December 8, 2016

Kimball music students honored

Leisha Casimiro was selected to participate in the 2016 NAfME All National Choir. This is an extremely high honor as there are only 250 students from the entire country that are selected. On November...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 8, 2016

Kimball boys tournament champs

The Kimball High boys got the basketball season off to a great start by winning their own four-school Kimball Invitational Tournament. The Longhorns ran past Morrill 71-39 in their first round...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 8, 2016

Lady Longhorns runner-up at Kimball Invite

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns made it to the championship of their own Kimball Invitational Tournament, but Dundy County-Stratton emerged as the girl's champion in the season opening action for the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Wildcats battle hard, fall during season openers

The Banner County Lady Wildcats hosted the Garden County Eagles on Friday, Dec. 2 for a close match-up resulting in a 29-34 loss. Leading the charge against the Eagles was Banner County’s MaKenna Dahlgrin who netted six field goals and one from...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 8, 2016

Injury a blow to Potter-Dix girls

A serious injury to junior starter Audrey Juelfs (see photo below) was a devastating blow to the Potter-Dix girls in the first game of the Kimball Invitation four-school tournament this past Friday...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Coyotes open season with tough loss

The Potter-Dix Coyotes opened their basketball season at the Kimball Invitational on Friday, Dec. 2 with a 69-5 loss against the aggressive Dundy County-Stratton Tigers. “In short, we struggled with every aspect of the game against Dundy Co. We...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 8, 2016

Wrestling season underway for Horns

The Kimball High wrestlers got the season underway this past week taking part in a dual with Bayard and the Akron, Colorado Tournament. At the Bayard Dual coach Wade Brashear said, "We had several...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    Sports    December 8, 2016

Sisters shoot hoops for cancer

What can you do, with your abilities, to help those in need? That question led two local sisters to help out those in need, from the basketball court. Kimball High School’s Kate Reader, a sophomore, and sister, Alex Reader, a junior, decided to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Horns to rely on speed and athleticism

The Kimball Longhorns begin their 2016 season with co-head coaches Nick Kuxhausen and Gene Mohr taking over for Luke Dea and just two returning starters, seniors Jordan Greenwood and Jaden Withrow....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Lady Horns return several game changers

The Lady Longhorns return veteran coach Chauncey Pedersen as they look to build on last year's 17-7 record as WTC and regular season runner-up and SPVA champions. Kimball has lead the region in team...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Longhorn matmen hope to build on successful 2015 season

Kimball wrestling coach Wade Brashear returns for a fifth year on the Longhorn mats with several key returning athletes, all of whom lettered in the sport, though the team was affected by several...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Coyotes look forward to a winning season

The Lady Coyotes, MAC Conference champs two years running, return to the court with a stacked roster of intense and competitive athletes and have added some promising newcomers as well. "We have all...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Coyotes look forward to a winning season

Coach Ryan Mumm returns for a second year at the Potter-Dix helm as the Coyotes' head coach with Ryan Coffey as assistant. The Coyotes finished their last season with an 8-13 record and as runner-up...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Lady Cats open season with positive attitude

Veteran coach Chad Miller takes over for the Banner County Lady Wildcats this season with Jessica Harvie assisting. The Lady Cats ended the 2015 season seventh in MAC conference and fifth in the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Wildcats return experience, gain numbers

Cole Wyatt returns for his third year leading the Banner County Wildcats basketball club after last year's 0-17 season with four returning letter earners and returning assistant coach Trey Mosbey. The...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 8, 2016

Fresh faces for the Banner County wrestling club

Veteran Banner County coach Bill Gifford returns for the 2016-17 wrestling season with a team of five matmen, including two returning athletes, and longtime assistant coach Martin Olsen. Senior Josh...