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That's Holiday Jazz

The Dix Elementary Christmas Concert was held on Thursday, Dec. 14, with Chris Stevens directing. This year's concert featured instrumental pieces including "Feliz Navidad" and "We're Going on a...

 

Proposed eligibility requirements face strong opposition at recent school board meeting

How do we raise the bar for academics locally? That is the question the Kimball Board of Education has asked themselves for a number of years. Following a presentation by local teachers at the end of...

 

Two plead guilty to harboring an alien for financial gain

Two managers of the Kimball Super 8 motel pled guilty in federal court in Omaha to harboring an unlawful immigrant for financial gain and conspiracy, according to federal authorities. Vishnubhai...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 21, 2017

KPD goes back to interviews

Kimball Police Cheif Andy Bremer was forced to relieve the department’s newest hire, Mahlon Gingerich, of his position last week, just weeks after his conditional offer. “Mahlon was not able to complete the parameters of the conditional offer...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 21, 2017

Care Packages from the Kimball High Civics Class

"This was all the kids idea" said Jeri Ferguson, the KHS Civics teacher said. After the Veteran's Day Program that the Civics class put on for our communities local Veterans, the Senior Civics class...

 

Inaugural toy drive serves many throughout the Panhandle

A&L Sales and Service hosted a toy drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Dec. 15, in memory of co-owner Lindsey Chavez's father, George Armstrong. This is the first of many planned toy drives at A&L,...

 

Kimball's 2017/18 FFA Chapter

Kimball's FFA Chapter is pictured above from their 2017/18 Greenhand ceremony. Front row, from left, are Brayden Lukassen, Hannah Marks, Tristen Cook, Zachary Wagner, Greg Wilke, Tayla Schutz and...

 

Longhorns lose at Hershey...win at Bayard

The Kimball High boy's suffered a loss at Hershey on Friday evening, but regrouped in big fashion to win at Bayard on Saturday, leaving their season record even at 3-3 at the Christmas break. The...

 

Win-loss weekend for the Lady Longhorns

The win-loss weekend for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns came with a 49-30 loss at Hershey Friday night, and a 56-47 win at Bayard on Saturday. The Kimball girls will take a 4-2 record into the...

 

Coyotes best Leyton for first win of the season

The Coyotes got their first win of the season againts Leyton last Tuesday Dec. 12 and according to coach Ryan Mumm that was the best game they have played to date this season. “Dylan Nielsen and Connor Williams both had nice games scoring 14...

 

Potter-Dix rack up two more wins

5-1 overall and 2-0 in district, not a bad way to start the season for the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes. Just like the Coyotes the girls for Potter-Dix also added a W last Tuesday night againts Leyton. The Potter-Dix girls out scored Leyton 54-34. The...

 

Jock Talk

Coach Klent Schnell helped me out with some stats of his Kimball Junior High Wrestling Team so we can give you readers a recap of the recent 2017 season. Schnell said, “We started out with 11 wrestlers and finished with 8 due to injuries,...

 

Kimball boys JV now 4-0

The Kimball Boy's Junior Varsity ran their record to 4-0 with wins at Hershey and Bayard this past weekend. It was a nail biter at Hershey Friday night with the young Horns winning our 36-34 with a...

 

Lady Horns JV split the week

The Kimball girls were leading going into the 4th period at Hershey but were outscooed 14-6 in the final quarter and lost 35-33. Jenna Greenwood had 7 points and was 3/3 at the foul line. Sierra...

 

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