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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...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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....

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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,...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

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 John Verser    News    May 21, 2015

Kimball graduates 29 in class of 2015

Rowdy Keller spent more time preparing Saturday's co-valedictorian speech than any in high school, he said. The roughly two-minute speech at the Kimball High School graduation ceremony bookended a...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 21, 2015

21 receive diplomas from Potter-Dix

A brief presentation of photographs of the soon-to-be graduates showed on-screen their transition from babies to young children and teenagers, and started Saturday's graduation ceremony at Potter-Dix...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 21, 2015

13 graduate from Banner County High School as class of 2015

"This place will always be home," said Dalton Jordan, valedictorian for the Banner County High School class of 2015. Jordan was one of three speakers at Saturday's commencement that said farewell to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

New superintendent excited about coming to Potter-Dix

Veteran teacher, principal and superintendent Mike Williams is excited to become superintendent at Potter-Dix Public Schools. He replaces longtime superintendent Kevin Thomas, who will retire at the e...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Local shooters to compete at nationals

For three young ladies, a summer of fun begins with a national championship competition. These young shooters will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2015 NRA Open Air Gun Championships, scheduled...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Comprehensive plan discussed at open house

More than two dozen attended an open house/community listening session, including residents, city officials, personnel and council members on Monday at the Kimball Event Center. City Administrator...

 
 News    May 21, 2015

Tours set locally for Nebraska Wildflower Week

Kimball County Tourism, in conjunction with PrairieAdventure Tours, is offering prairie wildflower tours in celebration of Nebraska Wildflower Week, May 30 through June 7. Tours will be led by local rancher and biologist Shaun Evertson.  Tours will...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Rodriguez takes part in 'Honor Flight'

Lupe Rodriguez, 82, a local Korean War veteran, recently returned from a memorable trip to Washington D.C. Veterans from northern Colorado and Nebraska, including Rodriguez, were given the...

 
 News    May 21, 2015

Memorial Day ceremony set for Pleasant Hill Cemetery

The public is invited to the Memorial Day Services beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is located 14 miles south of Stegall, at the intersection of Stegall Road and County Road 40 in Banner County. For...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Memorial Day ceremony set for Kimball

The local Memorial Day ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at the Kimball Cemetery. Rev. Carla Gunn will officiate the ceremony with Joyce Witt acting as master of ceremonies. Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty will speak and will give the clo...

 

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