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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 22, 2018 

Spelling Bee

Kimball's fourth through eighth grade top spellers all competed for the top prize last Thursday Feb. 15. A writing test was issued to all students, the top finishers in that were issued an oral...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 22, 2018 

Kimball Ranch Rodeo present Donkey Basketball

Do you like the thrill of rodeo? The laughter of a circus? If so, then this next event in Kimball is going to be just what you are waiting for - Kimball Ranch Rodeo is proud to present Donkey Basketball. Yes you read right, real life donkeys with...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 22, 2018 

Mars selected as Nebraska Young Artist of the Year

One of Kimball's own, Nathaniel Mars, has just received notice from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts that he has been selected as a 2017 Nebraska...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 22, 2018 

Following two-year hiatus, GED program returns to Kimball

The level of education one has achieved often dictates job availability, the amount of wages earned and even the career path available. For those who have not earned a high school diploma, the future...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Our world is changing and it breaks my heart to see what’s happening. The shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida was horrific and I pray for the victims and their families. Schools and churches were safe havens for kids and people, not an...

 

Smith addresses big topics with Kimball youth

A new $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, federal tax cut legislation and a little advice on student loans were among the topics covered as Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) visited Monday with Kimball High...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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... Full story

 
 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...

 

Kimball has the feel of small town with big city perks

Small communities occasionally lack the services of larger, urban areas. But the lack of bus lines and taxis aren’t a problem in Kimball. The Kimball County Transit Service continues expanding servi...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Community input considered in search for superintendent

More than a dozen community members, parents and grandparents in the Kimball School District joined Marcia Herring of the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) last Thursday morning at the Kimball High School to talk about the importance of...

 

Local store closes three days for needed redesign

Stock up soon, and get everything on your list. Kimball’s Dollar General Store will be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 a.m., and this week there will be no truck...

 

Banner Schools welcome new superintendent

Dr. Evelyn Browne will join the Banner County School District as superintendent of schools beginning July 1, as the Banner County School Board approved her contract at their recent board meeting....

 

Don't add broken water pipes to your winter woes

It’s that time of year, when many families allow their faucets to drip during particularly cold days, nights and even weekends in an effort to prevent frozen pipes. This preventative measure can be...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Annual event is ready to grow with new leadership/same old charm

The Annual Ribs and More Cook Off will continue this summer, but will be guided by different hands. Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, Jowain Sherman, accompanied by members of the community, met with members of the James L. Eatmon Lodge and members of Kimball...

 

Kimball Speech brings hardware home from Perkins Co.

The Kimball High School Speech Team participated in the Perkins County invitational on Saturday, Jan. 27, and placed fourth overall with 46 points while taking four first place medals. The team worked...

 

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