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 By John Verser    News    December 18, 2014 

5 accidents reported on icy I-80 Monday in Kimball County

Five accidents were reported Monday as icy conditions enveloped the area. No serious injuries were reported from any of the accidents. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway said the first accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. when a tractor...

 
 News    December 18, 2014 

A Christmas Concert Performance

New Dimension members show off their choreography skills during their performance at the Kimball Junior/Senior High Christmas concert held last Tuesday. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Audrey...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 18, 2014 

City 'fortunate' to have landfill; changes are ahead

One man's trash is another man's treasure. However, sometimes that trash is still just trash and that means someone has to take care of it. Kimball is fortunate to have a landfill a mile away from...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 18, 2014 

More than 40 children buy Christmas gifts through 'Shop with a Cop'

Children bundled in coats were ushered into the fire hall before the sun had a chance to rise last Saturday morning. The children and their parents were greeted by warm smiles and a hot breakfast...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 18, 2014 

Christy Warner follows mother's footsteps in serving on city council

One of the newest members of City Council is Christy Warner. She was elected to the position in November. Warner was born and raised in Kimball and her family owns OFP Services. She did leave when...

 
 By Harry Gillway    News    December 18, 2014 

Sheriff's Corner: Don't drink and drive, call us for a ride

The season is upon us once again and again I want this to be a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. For seven years now, as your sheriff, I have offered to give a ride home (in Kimball County) for anyone who has had a bit too much to drink...

 
 News    December 18, 2014 

A Christmas concert performance at Kimball Junior/Senior High

Kimball Junior/Senior High School held its annual Christmas concert last week. Various choral acts and musical groups performed in the concert....

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 11, 2014

School district budget 'on the right track,' auditor says

The Kimball Board of Education meeting Monday touched on the use of funding for the benefit of the district. The district was audited by Rauner & Associates. Julie Peetz, of Rauner & Associates, presented that the district had a deficit of $166,153....

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 11, 2014

'Manor Tree' spurs Christmas gift giving to local seniors

Upon entering Points West Bank in Kimball, one will see a display of small silver gift boxes topped with bows. These boxes are a part of the Manor Tree program the bank is hosting. During the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 11, 2014

New mayor, city council members sworn in

The Dec. 2 Kimball City Council meeting brought in a new mayor and council members while other said their farewells. The meeting was called to order by then-Mayor James Schnell. Schnell presented an...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 11, 2014

Brower honored, Kimball County Commissioners look at road conditions

Kimball County Commissioner Larry Brower was honored at the Dec. 2 meeting. Brower was awarded a plaque for his 20 years of service. Kimball County Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell asked the commissioners if they had heard any complaints about...

 
 News    December 11, 2014

Friends of the Library receives $1,006 from MSM Receipts for Cash program

Jeri Rutledge, left, and Markus Wood, right, of Main Street Market, present a $1,006 check to Jan Sears of the Friends of the Kimball Library. The Friends of the Library earned the money by...

 
 News    December 11, 2014

Autry named Kimball VFD 'Fireman of the Year'

Jordan Autry was named the Fireman of the Year for the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department its annual Christmas party. Autry was named Fireman of the Year by the department chiefs for his...

 
 News    December 11, 2014

Kallie Bush tabbed Lions Club Student of the Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School's November Student of the Month, Kallie Bush. Kallie has participated in many activities throughout high school. She has been playing clarinet in band since she...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 4, 2014

Public works board discusses trees, bulk water rates

The Kimball board of public works discussed various upkeep projects during its Nov. 25 meeting. One topic of discussion was the growth of trees in the city. Many trees in the city are growing at a...

 
 News    December 4, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

From left, Michele Daum, Danika Daum and Michael Ferguson greet the crowd while on the Kimball All-Class Reunion float during Saturday's Parade of Lights. The annual event, which also featured a...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 4, 2014

Chamber has various 'fun' activities planned for December

The month of December is a festive time of year, and the Kimball-Banner Chamber of Commerce and its members have some contests planned to keep everyone on their toes this holiday season. The chamber has a couple fun and creative ideas for getting...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 4, 2014

'Quarter Store' is once again open for business

With so many in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season, it Is no wonder that children along with adults want to get in on the giving action. Thanks to the Bushnell Calvary United Methodist...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    December 4, 2014

Kimball cheerleaders take 5 trophies at Ventura Dance Invite

The Kimball sports seasons tends to be flooded with the excitement that surrounds football, basketball and volleyball, just to name a few sports. However, in the hustle and bustle of the "Longhorn...

 
 News    December 4, 2014

Thanksgiving day prices increase an average of 37 cents from last year, Farm Bureau reports

The American Farm Bureau’s annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table was recently released. This year’s feast for 10 averaged $49.41, which is an increase of 37 cents from last year’s average cost. The big...

 
 News    December 4, 2014

Potter-Dix takes second at district play production contest

Potter-Dix High School finished second in the District 1-6 Play Production Contest. Paxton won the contest and will advance to the state competition set for Dec. 10 in Norfolk. Other schools competing included Leyton, Minatare, Mullen and Stapleton....

 
 News    December 4, 2014

Honoring Commissioner Larry Brower

Kimball County employees gathered Tuesday morning to watch as Commissioner Larry Brower received a plaque of appreciation for his 20 years as a county commissioner. A swell of appreciation and...

 
 News    December 4, 2014

Whimsical Wonderland - Kimball Parade of Lights

Crowds gathered in downtown Kimball last Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights. This year's theme was Whimsical Wonderland. Many colorful and lit floats paraded through downtown. After the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    November 27, 2014

Kimball Health Services may seek a change in affiliation

The Kimball County Commissioners heard from Kimball Health Services about its affiliation agreements at a lengthy meeting held Nov. 18. Ken Hunter, CEO of Kimball Health Services, along with Jim Cederburg, Chairman of the Kimball County Hospital Boar...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    November 27, 2014

Kimball veteran recalls time spent in Korea

Raymond Little (Ray) of Kimball spent most of his growing-up years in Fort Collins, Colo. He was a scrappy kid, whose household could have been a little warmer. When he was 17, he had quit high...

 

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