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 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 20, 2014 

Locals have photos displayed at Main Street Market

Photographs that represent the community is what Panhandle Coop wanted for its photo contest held over the spring and summer. That is what they got. Anyone in the area was welcome to enter so long as...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

Live on stage

Members of the Kimball High School One Act Play rehearse Monday night for their performance of Sillyheart. They will host their debut performance Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Kimball High School...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 20, 2014 

America Recycles event combines fun, education for children

The lords and ladies of Kimball were encouraged to attend this year's America Recycles event at Mary Lynch Elementary held last Friday. The elementary school eco club, which has played a big role in...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

High above the sky

Tracy Williams Pleiss, a Kimball native, flew in a brand new, state of the art helicopter into town Monday. She works for Midwest MedAir, which assists AirLink when things are busy or weather is...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 20, 2014 

Those with gambling issues can get help locally

Gambling can be a fun recreational pasttime and proves to benefit the community in different ways. However, due to the nature of gambling, the risk and the possibility of reward, some people become addicted. Three percent of Nebraskans have a...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

2014-15 KHS FFA members

Members of the Kimball High School Future Farmers of America for the 2014-15 school year are as follows. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Ryan Soper, Connor Moore, Sebastian Portillo, Nicholas...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

Performing live in Bushnell

Martin Gilmore, a musician out of Colorado, performed last Saturday at The Sisters Grimm in Bushnell. Gilmore played and sang a variety of tunes, from bluegrass to folk and even a few Irish songs. He...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

New FFA Greenhands

Several Kimball High School students received the Future Farmers of America's Greenhand Degree at a ceremony held last Thursday. To earn the honor, first-year FFA members must demonstrate knowledge...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

Bogert named to all-state chorus

Samuel Bogert, a student at Potter-Dix Schools, was selected for the 2014 Nebraska All-State Chorus. Bogert, a Tenor II, is the son of Chris and Elizabeth Bogert of Dix. Approximately 3,000 students across the state audition for the Nebraska...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

KAF honorees

The Kimball Area Foundation honored Dr. Doug McConnell and his daughter, Larissa Binod, for their contributions to the foundation at the annual fundraiser banquet held Nov. 7. Jan Sears, KAF...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

Ferguson tabbed October Student of the Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School's October Student of the Month, Michael Ferguson. Michael has been very active during his time at Kimball Public Schools. At this point in time, Michael has...

 
 News    November 20, 2014 

5th annual Ladies Night Out

Larsen's Jewelry Store held its 5th annual Ladies Night Out last Thursday. The theme for this year's event was an 'Oriental Evening.'...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 13, 2014

Veterans honored at Tuesday ceremony

There was a low rumble of chatter in the High School auditorium Tuesday - the kind of rumble that can be associated with many of Kimball’s community events. This event was different in that...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 13, 2014

Several local law enforcement officials are veterans

Veterans pepper careers of all kinds throughout the country. One career in particular where a lot of veterans can be found in the law enforcement field. The Kimball Police Department has three officers who are veterans. They are Captain Andy Bremer,...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 13, 2014

Kimball Area Foundation raises funds, presents grants at annual benefit

The Kimball Area Foundation is looking for a big project that it can sink its teeth into, said President Jan Sears. Friday's annual benefit dinner and auction will contribute to that goal. Although...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 13, 2014

City council discusses landfill, event center roof

The Kimball City Council discussed ongoing projects at its Nov. 4 meeting. Mayor James Schnell introduced the first topic for discussion, which was the landfill’s permit renewal. City Administrator Daniel Ortiz talked about the recent inspection...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 13, 2014

Safety is a priority for hunter education instructors

Many things have changed about the hunter safety course over the years, but the message has not. That is the message delivered by those instructors who teach the course. Locally, that falls into the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 6, 2014

Anderson-Faden, Engstrom win county races; Prunty is new mayor

Daria Anderson-Faden and Larry Engstrom won election to the Kimball County Commission, and Keith Prunty will be the new mayor of the City of Kimball after Tuesday's midterm election. The proposed tax...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 6, 2014

Glenn: Attitude is everything

A month ago the Kimball High School civics class received $6,000 in KENO funds to bring motivational speaker and best selling author Sam Glenn to Kimball. On Oct. 30 in the high school auditorium,...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 6, 2014

Hershey students thank Kimball fans

Students from Hershey High School want to thank Kimball fans for the generosity they showed during a recent football game. On Oct. 17, the Longhorns traveled to Hershey for a game in which students and others in the stands wore orange ribbons in...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 6, 2014

Commissioners vote to renew wireless contract with Viaero

Kimball County decided to renew its contract with Viaero wireless during Monday’s meeting of the county commissioners. The meeting was held Monday instead of the usual Tuesday date, due to the election. Before deciding to renew the wireless...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 6, 2014

Committee seeks input on Oliver Reservoir

The local advisory committee for Oliver Reservoir seeks input from Kimball County citizens. The committee held a public meeting last Thursday in which citizens were able to voice their thoughts and concerns. Those who could not attend may still...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 6, 2014

Students discuss first voting experience

Several new faces cast their ballots for the first time on Tuesday. Jeri Ferguson, a Kimball High School civics teacher, led several of her students into the Kimball Event Center Tuesday to vote in...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 6, 2014

Kimball voters mirror those from state, region

Kimball County voters mirrored those of voters across the state and region in many non-local races. For governor and lieutenant governor, Kimball County voted heavily in favor of Republicans Pete Ricketts and Mike Foley. The two won 909 votes in the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 6, 2014

Public works board hears update on KKB

The City of Kimball board of public works heard an update on Keep Kimball Beautiful at its Oct. 28 meeting. Larissa Binod, director of KKB, told the board that 117,660 pounds of materials were diverted and recycled from July through September. The...

 

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