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 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

Student Voices added to agenda alongside Pride in Excellence

Kimball High School student Natasha Selves addressed the Kimball School Board at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 12 regarding the perspective of Kimball High School students. Selves address is...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 15, 2018 

Benefits of four day work week considered

Could working four 10 hour work days save money compared to five 8 hour days? At the Kimball County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 6, County Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell, along with the Commissioners, discussed if that change, from f...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

On deadline

Today, Thursday, Feb. 15, is the final day for incumbents to file for public office. The Kimball County Clerk’s Office is open until 5 p.m. and is ready to take last minute incumbent filings. This...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

Panhandle Health Group governing board considers closing the agency

As the governing board of Panhandle Health Group considers closing the agency, which provides mental health services throughout the Panhandle, consumers are invited to a public meeting at the Platte...

 

Vernon L. Oeltjen

Vernon L. Oeltjen, 78, died at the Kimball Health Services on Friday, February 2, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Park Terrace Community Center at...

 

William "Bill" Edward Morris

William "Bill" Edward Morris, 79, died on February 6, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. His funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

Vera M. Kelley

Vera M. Kelley, 93, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

Kimball and Banner County explore a co-op for student athletes

With declining numbers in area schools, Kimball and Banner County school districts are exploring a cooperative agreement for volleyball, girls and boys basketball. “They contacted us and asked if...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Kimball wrestlers perform well at SPVA Tournament

A good showing by the Kimball High Wrestling Team at last week's SPVA Tournament held in Grant. Garrett Pedersen brought home the gold medal by winning the 126 pound weight class and appears to be...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Jordan Cluff State Qualifier

Jordan Cluff is headed to Omaha and the 2018 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament! The Kimball High junior earned his spot in this year's state tournament by finishing 3rd in the C-4 District...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Kimball Boys Lose to Pine Bluffs and Hemingford

The Kimball boys suffered a pair of losses this past week, losing on the road to a very powerful Pine Bluffs team 74-40, and coming up short on the home court Friday night, 72-61 to leave them 4-14...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Lady Longhorns Lose to Pine Bluffs… Win Over Hemingford

A split week for the Kimball Lady Longhorns as they suffered a loss at Pine Bluffs, with the Lady Hornets winning 63-38, but coming back Friday night on the home court to win 57-50 over Hemingford. The Lady Longhorns were up against a lot of height...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Jock Talk

The Kimball Winter Sports Season is about to kiss us good-bye. The girl’s sub-district basketball tournament is taking place this week and the Kimball boys close out the regular season tomorrow (Friday) night when they host Mitchell. They will...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Kimball JV teams get wins over Sutherland

Kimball’s junior varsity teams provided the most excitement for Kimball fans Friday evening as they picked up wins over visiting Sutherland. The Kimball JV girls won a 2 quarter game that went into overtime, 22-20. Emma Martin and Jenna Greenwood...

 

Community members discuss park improvements

What is your vision for the local parks? Perhaps you would like to see updated landscaping, new equipment, accessible play equipment for the very young or disabled youth or renewed basketball, tennis...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 8, 2018

Kiwanis considers Kimball's potential

A new addition to the community may be on its way to Kimball sooner than you think. A meeting was held last Wednesday night at the WindBreak Bar and Grill to consider bringing a Kiwanis Club to town. “Kiwanis brings the world together – one...

 

Council considers housing needs and Event Center

Time is of the essence when it comes to funds for rural workforce housing. This and a new Kimball Event Center committee was discussed at the special City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 5. State...

 

Velma E. Foster

Velma Evelyn Foster went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29, 2018 after a brief illness at the home of her sister, Esther Walker, in Castle Rock. She is preceded in death by her husband, R...

 

Elsie M. Vogel

Elsie M. Vogel, 76, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the First English Lutheran...

 

Holly Jo Wittstruck

Holly Jo Wittstruck of rural Martell passed away unexpectedly at home on January 31, 2018 working on a suduko puzzle. She was born January 22, 1955 to George and Kathryn (Brothers) Killham at...

 

Lady Longhorns first round winner over Bayard

The Kimball Lady Longhorns achieved one of their goals of their season by winning their first round game in WTC Conference Tournament play by winning over seeded Bayard 44-43 on the Lady Tigers' home...

 

Kimball boys give favored Bridgeport a scare

The Kimball High boys were the number 7 seed in this past week’s WTC Conference Basketball Tournament and went on the road to Bridgeport to battle number 2 seeded Bulldogs on their home court and lost 43-35, but not before giving the host school a...

 

Mohr and Pedersen honored at Senior Parent's Night

Jaden Mohr and Garrett Pedersen were honored at the recent Kimball High Senior Parent's Night as the two senior members of this year's Kimball High Wrestling Team. Mohr, on the left, and Pedersen, on...

 

Jock Talk

The basketball season is drawing to a close for our area high schools and tomorrow night (Friday) is the final home game for the Kimball High girls. It is also going to be Parent’s night for the senior girls and for the senior cheerleaders and thei...

 

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