Articles from the May 28, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 28, 2015

Cooler temps have hurt crops; rain has helped some, hurt others

Recent cooler temperatures and increased moisture have benefited a few local farmers, but presents a delay that could be costly for others. According to Farm Service Agent Bob Nagel, the increased rainfall has delayed some farmers from planting...

 

Whooing uniquely in Kimball County

These long eared owls, approximately 13 inches in size, were recently seen nesting north of Kimball. The person who reported the sightings has seen other types of owls in the last 20 years, but not...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 28, 2015

Bowling resigns as economic development director

The City of Kimball will soon be seeking a new economic development director as Wilson Bowling resigned. It is not known at press time why he resigned from the position. According to City...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 28, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Gillilands instrumental in supporting golf in Kimball

It may be difficult to imagine that prior to moving to Kimball with her husband Bruce and their son, Stephen, Wilma Gilliland knew little of golf. The young couple met and began dating in Mt. Vernon,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 28, 2015

County agrees to help city, villages during disasters

The Kimball City Council dispatched all the items on its agenda in 20 minutes in its May 19 meeting. The council passed ordinance 723, meant to clarify the municipal code regarding the hours of sale for alcoholic beverages, at the meeting. “It’s...

 

Security force members highlight in-town field trip for second graders

On May 15, second grade students from Mary Lynch Elementary School were treated to a field trip to various Kimball businesses. During lunch at Gotte Park, several members of FE Warren Security Forces...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 28, 2015

Spread the word about All-Class Reunion, organizers urge

The All-Class Reunion will be here soon, and chairman Kim Baliman urges locals to share the word about the July 3-5 event. Baliman said they have received about 170 registrations for the event as of...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 28, 2015

Sheriff's office to get communications equipment upgrade

The Kimball County commissioners agreed to purchase new communication equipment for the sheriff’s office at the May 19 regularly scheduled meeting. The new logger, at a cost of $14,590, will replace one which is seven years old and is...

 

Leo D. Buddecke

Leo D. Buddecke, 76, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 1-5 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Memorial services for Leo will be...

 

Virgil Erwin Hilkemeier

Virgil Erwin Hilkemeier, 80 of Moorcroft, Wyo., and formerly of Kimball, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, in Moorcroft at the First Presbyterian Church. Services were arranged by Gillette Memorial Chapel,...

 

Shirley J. Jurgens

Shirley J. Jurgens, 54, of Gering, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Shirley was born Dec. 10, 1960, at Rapid City, S.D., to Jerry James and Zoa (Burton)...

 

2 local women complete 'Annie's Project' course

Seven farm and ranch women from western Nebraska successfully completed the six-week Annie's Project course offered this spring in Scottsbluff, in the process becoming better business partners by...

 

The final field trip of the year

Students from Mary Lynch Elementary in Kimball took a short field trip to Gotte Park on Thursday, May 21, the last day of school for Kimball students this year....

 

Potter-Dix announces year-end awards

The following awards were presented at the Potter-Dix Junior/Senior High awards night held earlier this month. Potter American Legion Post 291 Scholastic Award (top GPA for each class): Coby Hicks, junior; Emmalea Bush, sophomore; and Payge Hoffman,...

 

College Corner: Graduation and Awards

Lyle Douglas Janicek of Kimball graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this spring with a bachelor of landscape architecture degree from the College of Architecture. Shayla Havlat of Kimball graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 28, 2015

Kimball junior golf program for children kicks off in June

The Kimball Junior Golf Program will once again be available to children ages 4-18 for the entire month of June. According to chairman Wilma Gilliland, participants can join the program at any time...

 

Keller named Lions Club 'Student of the Year'

Rowdy Keller, a member of the Kimball High School class of 2015, was named the Kimball Lions Club 'Student of the Year.' Keller, who earned the club's student of the month award for January, received...

 

Junior high students of the quarter

For each quarter of the school year, three students from both the seventh grade and eighth grade are honored as "Students of the Quarter" at Kimball Junior High. These students are nominated by their...

 
 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 28, 2015

Potter-Dix boys 4x800 wins state title

OMAHA, Neb. – About a year ago, somewhere along the road between Omaha and Potter, four recently adorned NSAA track and field medalists began to dream of greater achievement. They didn't so much...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2015

Withrow medals at state track meet

Jaden Withrow brought home a Nebraska State Track medal by finishing 8th in the boys Class C Division long jump. The talented young sophomore had a best jump of 20'6.5" to finish in the number 8 spot...

 

Dahlgrin has top 10 finishes in 110, 300 meter hurdles at state

Tyson Dahlgrin ended his high school athletic career on a strong note. The Banner County senior earned points in both hurdles events to place at the state track meet last week in Omaha. Dahlgrin...

 

Coyotes take fourth place tie at state track

It was a stellar two days for Potter-Dix at the state track meet in Omaha last week. The boys team not only won state in the 4x800 meter relay, the Coyotes tied for fourth place in the team standings....

 

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