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Articles from the May 14, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball cemetery goes high-tech with new kiosk

The Kimball cemetery went high-tech this April when the original Kimball cemetery directory was replaced with a digital kiosk. The kiosk shows the area where graves are located by section, lot and...

 

Learning 'Stop, drop and roll'

Banner County elementary students learned a variety of safety measures during the annual Farm Safety Day, organized by the Kimball-Banner County Extension Agency. Above, students learned the "Stop,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

School board approves HVAC bid for Mary Lynch

The Kimball Board of Education approved a bid for the new HVAC system at Mary Lynch Elementary School during its regularly scheduled meeting held Monday. After considering five bids from area providers, the board approved a $94,000 bid from Best...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Perry's love for the elderly is a good fit as Vista Villa director

Longtime Kimball resident Judy Perry is the new executive director of both Vista Villa and Park Terrace living facilities. Perry was hired for the position in September 2014. Perry, who grew up in...

 

Farm Bureau scholarship winners announced

The Kimball/Banner Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its agricultural scholarship to five members of the class of 2015. Three students have been selected from Kimball High School and two from B...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball council purchases materials for summer road repairs

The Kimball City Council approved the purchase of materials needed for road repairs this summer at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 5. The council heard from Adam Vath, of the firm of M.C. Schaff & Associates of Scottsbluff, regarding a bid...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball Dance Club for children is off to a hopping start

What are a group of mothers in Kimball to do when they struggle to find a fun and inexpensive activity for their children? They dance. Local moms Katie Culek, Tiffani Dea, Jill Ferguson, Erika Loy and Carrie Tabor comprise a board and with that...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Summer school sessions set locally

Area schools have planned summer school for the coming year. While Banner County Schools do not have summer programs or summer school planned, both Kimball and Potter-Dix have planned summer school. Potter-Dix classes will be held for two weeks in...

 

Elizabeth "Liz" P. Adels

A graveside service for Elizabeth “Liz” P. Adels will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Kimball Cemetery with Pastor Dan Hinton as preacher. Friends and family will gather at the Kimball Eagles Lodge, located at 218 S. Chestnut St., at...

 

Angela S. Chambers

Angela S. Chambers, 48, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Memorial services will held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at the First Christian Church in Cheyenne, Wyo....

 

Simmons W. Cook Jr.

Simmons W. Cook Jr., age 88 and lifelong resident of Sidney, passed away at the Sidney Regional Medical Center, Monday afternoon, May 4, 2015. Simmons Wallace Cook Jr., the son of Simmons Wallace Sr....

 

Entrepreneurship Camp set for this summer

Explore your business personality, talents and hobbies. Learn how to turn these interests into a business idea. Campers will be challenged to think about business needs in their communities and how to market local businesses.  Meet local...

 

Congressman Smith's 'mobile office' to be in Kimball, Banner counties May 19

Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith will be able to meet with a representative of Congressman Smith’s office at a series of “mobile offices” on Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19.  A “mobile office” allows...

 

Mohr receives Oregon Trail foundation scholarship

During the recent board of directors meeting, the Oregon Trail Community Foundation awarded nearly $64,000 in Scholarships to regional students. Receiving $2,000 each from the Clara E. Muehlberger Scholarship was Ashleigh Galles of Hemingford,...

 

Day tabbed May Student of the Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School's May Student of the Month, Sanford Day. Sanford has participated in many activities throughout high school. He was part of the golf team as a freshman and...

 

3 with local ties graduate from Chadron State

Three local students graduated from Chadron State College at the spring commencement exercises held last Saturday. Dr. Margaret Crouse was the speaker at the graduate ceremony in Memorial Hall at 8 a.m. Crouse is retiring after 36 years on the...

 

Stull receives bachelors degree from UNK

Hannah Stull of Kimball was one of 685 who received degrees last Friday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney commencement ceremonies. Stull graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in psychobiology. Graduate and undergraduate...

 

Mountain Plover Festival

The Green Valley Homesteaders provided entertainment at the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's Mt. Plover Festival last Saturday. The festival was moved to the Kimball Event Center when heavy rain...

 

Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner students named to spring academic all-state list

Students from Kimball, Banner County and Potter-Dix high schools were named to the Nebraska School Activities Association’s Spring 2015 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Banner County students who...

 

6 locals graduate from UNL

Nearly 3,000 degrees were awarded during commencement exercises May 8 and 9 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including six from either Kimball, Potter or Harrisburg. Shawn Robert Nagel of Kimball graduated from the College of Arts and Science...

 

Ashlynn Kuhns wins 'Our Little Miss' pageant

Ashlynn Kuhns, a 7-year old Kimball resident, won the 'Our Little Miss' pageant preliminary competition in Cheyenne, Wyo. She also won the "living doll" award. She advances to the regional...

 

Farm Safety Day at Banner County

The Kimball/Banner County Extension Office held its annual Farm Safety Day last week for Banner County elementary students. They attended a variety of sessions throughout the day on topics such as...

 

Potter-Dix wins Cheyenne County Invite

Potter-Dix breezed through its competition Friday to win both the boys and girls divisions of the Cheyenne County Invitational in Sidney. The Lady Coyotes totaled 192 points to easily win over second...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 14, 2015

Bridgeport wins Kimball tourney, Longhorns finish second

Eric Stevens shot the low medalist round of 79 sparking his Bridgeport team to the top finish at the Kimball High Invitational Golf Tournament this past week with Kimball finishing in the number two...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 14, 2015

Hunsaker breaks own school pole vault record

The highlight of the Bayard B-C-D Track Invite for Kimball High was the win in the pole vault by Ali Hunsaker who had a career best winning height of 9'0" which also improved on her own Kimball High...

 

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