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 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Board of Ed considers increased expectations and random drug testing

The Kimball Board of Education discussed increasing academic expectations as well as providing additional support to struggling students during High School Principal Eugene Hanks’ report at the June 12 board meeting. “Is there anyway we can...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Friends and Neighbors:Yesenia Flores

A long wait for just the right moment; a little nudge forward and Yesenia Flores, Yessie, has completed her journey – traveling to Omaha a permanent resident and coming home to Kimball a naturalized...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

Additional activities planned for annual Oliver Reservoir 5K

What better way to kick of the 4th of July holiday than with a fun day at the lake while supporting your local veterans office? For several years Kelleigh Huff organized the Oliver Reservoir Fun Run, but when she relocated, Sheana Hendrickson...

 

Letter to the Editor

I love wood. There are no two pieces of wood alike – no twins. I have had many dreams fulfilled in my life and a few dreams are still waiting in the future. One of my dreams was to have a rugged western wood fence. I built it. Many people stopped...

 

Letter to the Editor

I want to thank the City of Kimball for all the great help and support during LorRons Department Store “Quitting Business” sale over the last two months. I have had great help from the Chamber of Commerce, City of Kimball, the Economic...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Yard of the Week: #8 Dowd Court

John Freed and Gloria Rutledge has built a back yard paradise at their home. A brick paving stone walkway meanders through a neatly manicured lawn with beds of annuals and perennials bursting with color. Half of their back yard is xeriscaped with...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Big Red kicker and father join in on Father's Day fun at Four Winds

The 2017 Father's Day golf Tournament attracted a Nebraska sports name known by all. The noted Husker football kicker Drew Brown, who will be doing the kicking for the Big Red in his final season this...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 22, 2017 

What a Wise family

What does a Wise family do to celebrate Father's Day? If you are a member of the Chad Wise family, you spend it at the golf course, just like dad, Chad, does almost every day since he is the pro at...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Local Legion scores first win

Things are starting to come together for Kimball’s Legion Baseball team. The young ball players hosted Hershland last Tuesday night, June 12, and won the sole game 11-3. After getting off to a rough start this season Kimball was able to tighten up...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Jock Talk

The team of Heeg, Heeg and Heeg emerged as the champions of the 2017 Father’s Day Golf Tournament held this past weekend at the fabulous Four Winds Golf Course. It was Vince Heeg, Jr., Henry Heeg Sr. and Henry Heeg, Jr., scoring rounds of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Another banner year for Kimball's Ranch Rodeo

The Kimball Ranch Rodeo was a booming success. Top finishers in each category are listed below. Top Horse- Dave Burton of the Cowpuncher Cartel Team. Top Hand- Clint Sterkel of the Bunkhouse Trailer...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Swimming pool safety reminders

As the pool wrapped up its first few days of Summer 2017 business, everyone was pretty busy. The first day open the facility recorded a total of 78 swimmers, though management was forced to close...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Jason Hottell

Born in 1985, Jason Hottell has spent his life in the Kimball area and graduated high school here. "The best part of Kimball, and it could be the worst, is knowing everyone," he said. Being a Deputy...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Summer brings out the good, the bad and the noxious weeds

Summer brings out the weeds in western Nebraska and Jeff Lampmann, Inspection Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture joined Kimball County Weed Superintendent Rick Wangler at the recent Kimball County Board of Commissioners meeting,...

 

Thelma Brothers

Thelma G. Brothers, 93, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Pleasant View Cemetery...

 

Yard of the Week: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

The parishioners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball have worked incredibly hard to make the outdoor space at the local church clean and inviting. The all-volunteer effort included planting 20...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 15, 2017

Gering tourney proved too tough for Kimball Legion club

Kimball faced Ft. Morgan during the Gering tournament on Sunday, June 11. The young Legion team was defeated 11-1, but several players made key improvements. Brady Kilgore hit a single then added a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 15, 2017

Kimball High Golf team has record breaking season

The 2017 Kimball High Boy's Golf Team had a record setting season, and you can expect more of the same for the next two years it would appear. The Longhorns had two tournaments cancelled due to bad...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 15, 2017

Jock Talk

A big weekend of golf is on tap at the Four Winds Golf Course as it’s time once again for the Three person Father’s Day Scramble. Golfers will be teeing off at 12 noon on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday, so open golfers be sure and call the Pro...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 8, 2017

Kimball Ranch Rodeo gives locals something to whoop and holler about

Grab your boots and your spurs, it's time for the 9th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 10, beginning at 5:30 at the Kimball Fairgrounds. Kimball will be full of cowboys, cowgirls, horses and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 8, 2017

­Concession stand cannot be used as it stands

With further research done on the proposed renovation of the outdoor concession stand under the Kimball High School stadium, the Kimball Board of Education is no closer to making a decision on the matter. Board members asked last month for more infor...

 

City negotiates wheeling rates for local wind farm

At a recent emergency meeting for the Kimball Board of Public Works, the board negotiated the following terms for the wheeling rate, the rate that is charged to transport electrical energy. Sandhills Energy has agreed to make a one-time, upfront,...

 

Donald Onigkeit

Donald Gene Onigkeit, 62 of Kimball, Nebraska passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home after a five-year battle with cancer. His memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 8,...

 

Jean Winchester

Jean passed away on May 22 in Rosebud, Australia, which would be May 21 in the United States. Jean was born in Aberdeen, S.D. on August 7, 1942, to parents Lorna and Harley Winchester. Her mother had...

 

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