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Tough competition for the top of the Longhorn class

Late in the afternoon on Monday, May 8, Kimball High School Counselor Chauncey Pedersen announced that, after weeks of evaluation by Kimball High School administration, Audrey Day and Taylor Muldoon...

 

Franklin urges future Coyotes to try everything

As seniors at Potter-Dix High School prepare for the 2017 commencement ceremony, one in particular is preparing for her last role as a student leader. Payton Franklin, Potter-Dix Valedictorian, began...

 

Jordan looks both at the past and into the future

As she leads the 2017 graduating class of Banner County High School, valedictorian Savannah Jordan looks back at the formative junior high years, the friends she will miss and all the support she has...

 

Recent theatre performance was the "best in my time here"

The Kimball Community Theater’s melodrama “The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux” served as a perfect cap to the Farmers Day festivities Saturday night. The production, directed by Tom O’Brien, was... Full story

 

Vista Villa Art event showcases artists' fine works

The walls of Vista Villa were filled with the works of Carla Goranson, Fern Yung, and Jack Lockwood this past Saturday when it opened its doors for the Canvas for Carla Art Show. Goranson's pictures...

 

Local talent takes over downtown coffee shop

A little before 5 p.m. last Friday, a tall man with a beanie and guitar in hand walked towards the popular local coffee shop, Java Blend. He took the handle to the door and a faint ‘ding dong’ from the bell that hangs on the door filled the...

 

"A Salute to Broadway" - Big city talent, small town feel

The bright lights of New York City may be thousands of miles away, but this weekend, anyone who attended “A Salute to Broadway” would have never known. Entering the room, there were hardly seats... Full story

 

Restaurant Review: Anong's Thai Cuisine

Anong’s Thai Cuisine opened on March 16, and you can tell. Two or three bites into our appetizers, a waitress arrived with the entrees, forcing an untidy moment as several hands shoved plates... Full story

 

Drinks: Dalmore 12 Year Single Malt

Once upon a time, Dalmore 12 year old scotch ranked as the best single malt for the price conscious. When the distillery changed its aging process, splitting evenly the spirit’s time in bourbon and sherry casks, Dalmore disappeared from shelves....

 

Restaurant Review: Java Blend

Eight years ago, Java Blend was what its name implied. Owner Rebecca Brown gambled that Kimball coffee drinkers--enough of them, anyway--wanted something more than drip grind from Sysco and opened a...

 

Drinks: Five Trails Sassy Apple Wine

Yeah, I know—“Sassy Apple.” It sounds like one of those contrived car colors from that groovy era around 1970: Lemon Twist, Sub-lime and Vitamin C. My first car was a Dodge Challenger painted Plum Crazy, a supposedly hip shade of purple. But... Full story

 

Restaurant Review: Peyton's Island Time

A very brief and unfortunately illustrative era comes to an end on April 11, when downtown Kimball’s best sit down restaurant locks its doors. Yes--Peyton’s Island Time is waiving goodbye....

 

Drinks: Empyrean's Collapsar Oatmeal Stout

When Empyrean first began pouring their oatmeal stout, reactions amounted to a resounding ‘not bad, but….’ You see, acifionados of the style have become accustomed to muscle-bound fillers, densely flavored and bitter in temperament....

 

Restaurant Review: Dozo

The menu at Dozo reads at times like one at a college bar. For starters, you can sample hot wings drizzled with lava sauce, “dynamite” mussels, “firecracker” shrimp and spicy chicken nuggets....

 

Drinks: 2010 Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni

The 2010 growing season in Tuscany was marred by heavy rains in the early months. But folks at the Castiglioni estates claim perfect September conditions saved the harvest. One result: their Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni. The blend of Cabernet... Full story

 

Restaurant Review: The Oven

Believe it or not, The Oven boasts of an impressive collection of vintage wines. Nothing odd about a restaurant serving fine labels, you say? Well, this prominent Lincoln destination is known for its...

 

Drinks: Empyrean Chaco Canyon Ale

Chaco Canyon is perhaps the least intriguing of Empyrean’s lineup. It’s the light hitting shortstop or the tame top 40 song turned out by an edgy band. Of course, mainstream beers often reach a broader market, especially when they approach with a...

 

Restaurant Review: Pal's Pub

Pal’s Pub has no kitchen and employs no cook. It is instead a gathering spot, a tavern so friendly the bartender and other guests share familiar laughs—even if one is a newcomer. Few local spots w...

 

Drinks: 8 Seconds Canadian Whiskey

Obviously the name 8 Seconds pays homage to rodeo tradition. But this Canadian whiskey prefers to D up rather than provide a ride worthy of the dirt arena. While the label promises equal measures of hard work and finesse, the 30 or so oak-aged...

 

Restaurant Review: Golden Spur Steakhouse

You could be forgiven for not expecting much more than flabby steaks and starters emptied out of a frosted plastic bag. Steakhouses wedged between an interstate highway hotel and an all-night Shell... Full story

 

Drinks: Budweiser Black Crown

While American beer drinkers learned the beauty of craft and foreign brews, Budweiser stood fast as a bulwark for the lowest common denominator. As tastes changed toward more intricate and flavorful brands, Budweiser refused to budge from their...

 

Library News

It was nice to have a long weekend. I took advantage of the time and went to Lincoln for a quilting class by a favorite teacher and visited my grandchildren (and their parents). It was very windy driving back to Kimball. A few of us enjoyed the...

 

Restaurant Review: Nathan Detroit's

Trout amandine prepared by a skilled chef almost melts in your mouth. So what if gourmands are dismissive of the old-school restaurant classic? Jean Giono once complained “never with butter, never...

 

Drinks: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager

Samuel Adams never met a season it couldn’t match to a limited run beer. Since the original Boston Lager hit the market in 1985, the popular brewery has produced Holiday Porter, Summer Ale,...

 

New On DVD: Argo

“Based on true events” is generally the set up for a long, hard fall, as Hollywood plays roughshod with a story that would sell itself if left alone. Not in this case, however. Argo chronicles...

 

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