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 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Duckpin tourney at this weekend's Potter Car Bowl

From gear heads to cowboys, everyone is meeting in Potter this weekend and events begin tonight, Thursday, June 22, with the Potter Melodrama "The Stinky Feet Gang," a hilarious wild west show, at...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Board of Ed considers increased expectations and random drug testing

The Kimball Board of Education discussed increasing academic expectations as well as providing additional support to struggling students during High School Principal Eugene Hanks’ report at the June 12 board meeting. “Is there anyway we can...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

New arena in Potter opens to public this weekend with gymkhana

Potter residents see a new arena in the area. Callen and Whitney Whartman began building the arena on their land just east of Potter in 2015. Though the arena is ready to use, the Whartmans are...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Friends and Neighbors:Yesenia Flores

A long wait for just the right moment; a little nudge forward and Yesenia Flores, Yessie, has completed her journey – traveling to Omaha a permanent resident and coming home to Kimball a naturalized...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

Additional activities planned for annual Oliver Reservoir 5K

What better way to kick of the 4th of July holiday than with a fun day at the lake while supporting your local veterans office? For several years Kelleigh Huff organized the Oliver Reservoir Fun Run, but when she relocated, Sheana Hendrickson...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

Local writing contest deadline nears

Do you or anyone you know enjoy writing? A Six Corners of Nebraska Contest, “Future Great Writers of Nebraska” is just the thing to showcase your best work. The Panhandle Southwest region is taking entries from writers ages 13 to 25 through July...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Veteran's History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 22, 2017 

Yard of the Week: #8 Dowd Court

John Freed and Gloria Rutledge has built a back yard paradise at their home. A brick paving stone walkway meanders through a neatly manicured lawn with beds of annuals and perennials bursting with color. Half of their back yard is xeriscaped with...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Another banner year for Kimball's Ranch Rodeo

The Kimball Ranch Rodeo was a booming success. Top finishers in each category are listed below. Top Horse- Dave Burton of the Cowpuncher Cartel Team. Top Hand- Clint Sterkel of the Bunkhouse Trailer...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Swimming pool safety reminders

As the pool wrapped up its first few days of Summer 2017 business, everyone was pretty busy. The first day open the facility recorded a total of 78 swimmers, though management was forced to close...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Jason Hottell

Born in 1985, Jason Hottell has spent his life in the Kimball area and graduated high school here. "The best part of Kimball, and it could be the worst, is knowing everyone," he said. Being a Deputy...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Summer brings out the good, the bad and the noxious weeds

Summer brings out the weeds in western Nebraska and Jeff Lampmann, Inspection Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture joined Kimball County Weed Superintendent Rick Wangler at the recent Kimball County Board of Commissioners meeting,...

 

Yard of the Week: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

The parishioners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball have worked incredibly hard to make the outdoor space at the local church clean and inviting. The all-volunteer effort included planting 20...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 8, 2017

Kimball Ranch Rodeo gives locals something to whoop and holler about

Grab your boots and your spurs, it's time for the 9th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 10, beginning at 5:30 at the Kimball Fairgrounds. Kimball will be full of cowboys, cowgirls, horses and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 8, 2017

­Concession stand cannot be used as it stands

With further research done on the proposed renovation of the outdoor concession stand under the Kimball High School stadium, the Kimball Board of Education is no closer to making a decision on the matter. Board members asked last month for more infor...

 

City negotiates wheeling rates for local wind farm

At a recent emergency meeting for the Kimball Board of Public Works, the board negotiated the following terms for the wheeling rate, the rate that is charged to transport electrical energy. Sandhills Energy has agreed to make a one-time, upfront,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 1, 2017

Hundreds attend 2017 Memorial Day ceremony

Rising once again after declining membership and participation threatened its existence, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2243 teamed up with auxiliary members and the Kimball County Veterans...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 1, 2017

City buys power at reduced rate

The board received a presentation about the Kimball Power Plant regarding ways to improve the system that runs hot water from the power plant to the electric shop, through the coils under the floor to heat the shop. Keep Kimball Beautiful director...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 1, 2017

Parvovirus kills

Two days after receiving the first of three parvovirus (parvo) vaccinations, given by local veterinarian, Mimi Shaw, one puppy from a recent litter returned to Prairie Animal Hospital showing signs of the deadly virus. Though the pup had received its...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 1, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Kim Purifoy

Blending medication management and education is just one way that Kim Purifoy is changing diabetes treatment at Kimball Health Services. A family nurse practitioner from Cheyenne, Kim specializes in...

 

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