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 By John Verser    News    February 26, 2015 

Old Bushnell Bar building demolished Saturday

Wilma Lockwood-Sigette has fond memories of the old Bushnell Bar building. Wilma's mother, Virginia Haywood, operated a cafe there many years before it was a bar. Now the building is gone. The old Bus...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

Potter man dies in I-80 wreck

A Potter man died Friday morning as the result of a two-vehicle accident on I-80 in Kimball County. According to a Nebraska State Patrol report, Christopher Maas, 26, was heading eastbound on I-80 in a 2014 Chevy Silverado about 7:30 a.m. when he...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 26, 2015 

Huff proposes K9 unit for Kimball police

Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff hopes the police department will soon have a K9 unit. Huff proposed the establishment of the K9 unit at last Tuesday’s city council meeting. Huff, along with Captain Andy Bremer and Officer Preston Walls, told the c...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 26, 2015 

Friends and Neighbors: Tickling the ivories came natural to Patricia Randolph at an early age

Kimball is a place of hidden talents. People with talents big and small inhabit Kimball, and some even share their talents with others. Patricia Randolph is a talent nestled in Kimball and she tries...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 26, 2015 

Mary Lynch fifth graders learn skills through the stock market

Bears and bulls are popular animals among fifth grade students at Mary Lynch Elementary School in Kimball. The animals, which also double as stock market terms for bad and good markets, are just some...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

KHS speech earns several 'superior' ratings

The Kimball High School speech team had some fantastic performances against some very tough competition on Saturday at the Ogallala Invitational, said coach Jen Dillinger.  While no team awards were given at this meet, superior performances are...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 26, 2015 

Planning commission recommends Verizon cell tower to city council

The Kimball planning commission approved a permit for a cell phone tower at its meeting on Feb. 18. The commission members approved a conditional use permit for a Verizon Wireless cell phone tower. If approved by the city council, the tower will be...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

Rebecca, Kuba to perform March 5

Two wonderful performers - an acclaimed Broadway Theater vocalist, Rebecca, and a spectacular vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Kuba - will present a varied program of pops, jazz and...

 
 News    February 26, 2015 

A fun visit to the dentist's office

Kimball Family Dentistry invited Mrs. Nora Robinson's and Miss Emily Imel's kindergarten classes to the office in honor of Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Adrian Fuss and his team had some...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 19, 2015

Second-year Kimbots excited for opportunity at state meet

The Kimbots are headed to state. The Kimball Robotics Club, also known as the Kimbots, will compete in the First Lego League State Championships Saturday at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

9 arrested in 2-county drug bust

Law enforcement officials made nine arrests last Wednesday on drug charges. The Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING), along with the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office, Kimball Police Department, Sidney Police Department, Cheyenne...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 19, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Perry-Jay has lived the full life in Kimball

Kimball has a long history, and it would not have that history if it was not for the residents that choose to call it home. One of Kimball's longtime residents is Louise M. Perry-Jay, a mother,...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 19, 2015

Veterans History Project: Harold D. "Spike" Steele

Harold "Spike" Steele was a subject of the draft. He was on the farm in Banner County, minding his own business when the "greetings" letter arrived. Soon, he would be headed to Fort Logan, Colo., for...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 19, 2015

Commissioners discuss phone systems

The Kimball County commissioners heard a proposal about a phone system at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The assessor, district clerk, and sheriff’s offices requested sidecar telephones. These phones are programmable so that they allow a...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

2 injured in 1-vehicle accident

At least two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday night near Bushnell. A truck hauling hay left Hwy. 30 at the curve near the town. One person was lifeflighted from the scene while another was transported to Kimball Health Services,...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Kimball High School show choir takes gold

The Kimball High School show choir, New Dimension, received a gold rating at the Imperial NCDA Show Choir competition on Monday, Feb. 9. Kimball placed fourth out of 17 show choirs. This competition...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Kimball, Banner County junior high students compete in MATHCOUNTS regional

A team of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Gering Junior High School in Gering has won the regional finals of the MATHCOUNTS contest. Students from Kimball Junior/Senior High School and Banner County High School also participated in the...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Kathy Narjes fills final seat on SPNRD board

The South Platte NRD board is full again following the appointment to fill the vacancy left by former Subdistrict 6 Director Tom Biggs, who retired at the end of 2014. No one filed for the seat in...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Teen Challenge opens boys ranch in Alliance

Teen Challenge is opening up a Boys Ranch in Alliance. Teen Challenge was founded in 1961, and the network currently consists of 250 centers in the U.S. and over 1,000 worldwide. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a Christian therapeutic boarding...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Banner ties for top spot in soils section at Western Regional Envirothon

The Banner County FFA tied for the top spot in the soils test at the Western Region Envirothon competition. A team from Sidney took the overall title after winning six of seven categories and will...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

Kimball wins WTC, Bridgeport meets

The Kimball High School speech team was crowned the Western Trails Conference champions at the conference meet at Bayard High School last Wednesday.  Individual awards went to the following...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 19, 2015

Wedding Guide 2015: A look at wedding trends

Weddings are a time of joy, however, they can also be a time of stress. Not only must a bride take into account her own tastes, she must learn to describe what she wants or collect pictures in order...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 12, 2015

Preparations for all-class reunion underway

Preparations are underway for the Kimball High School All-Class Reunion. The twice a decade event will be held July 3-5, and include a cruise night, individual class get togethers, fireworks and more. Kim Baliman, head of the committee organizing...

 
 News    February 12, 2015

WINNING AGAIN

The Kimball High School speech team placed first out of 15 teams at the Sutherland Invitational on Saturday.  Individually, three Kimball students took first place. Kennedy Lewis took first place in...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 12, 2015

City approves permit for cell phone tower

The Kimball City Council approved a conditional use permit for a cell tower belonging to Viaero Wireless at its Feb. 3 meeting. A public hearing was held before the council approved the request for a cell phone tower from Viaero Wireless. Viaero...

 

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