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 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 29, 2015 

Murder trial begins

The State of Nebraska versus Vencil Ash trial with jury held its first full day of court on Tuesday. Vencil Ash is charged with the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. He was previously found guilty of the murder in July 2012. However, the Nebraska Supreme...

 
 By John Verser    News    January 29, 2015 

Miss Nebraska talks total body wellness on Kimball visit

Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson said it was important for young people to pay attention to total body wellness in order to be the best they can be. Swanson told students at Mary Lynch Elementary that Frid...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 29, 2015 

Kimball planning commission looks at housing study

The City of Kimball Planning Commission received an update on the comprehensive housing study at its Jan. 19 meeting. Hanna:Keelan is the firm that is handling Kimball’s comprehensive plan, which includes a housing study. This extensive housing...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 29, 2015 

New ambulance needed, commissioners told

Kimball County Commissioners were told a new ambulance was needed at their regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 20. Ambulance Director Carla Goranson brought along Mike Schadegg of Schadegg Motors to help explain that the county ambulances are in...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 29, 2015 

Kimball City Council gets MEAN update

The Kimball City Council received an update on the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska from City Administrator Daniel Ortiz at a short meeting held Jan. 20. “I will be attending a meeting for Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, MEAN, this week so...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Woten named to dean's list at Black Hills State

The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

SPNRD board begins new year with new board member

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors began the year by welcoming a new member into its fold, while choosing Keith Rexroth to continue his role as chairman. Phil Grabowski of...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Unemployment rate has slight jump locally

The unemployment rate for Kimball and Banner counties showed a slight increase in December, according to numbers released Friday by the Nebraska Department of Labor. In Kimball County, the December 2014 unemployment rate was 2.6 percent. That was a h...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Kimball speech team takes first place at Gering

The Kimball Speech team was at it again on Saturday and won yet another Class C/D championship at Gering. In addition to the team title, Kimball also brought home the runner-up trophy in the novice...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Storytime fun at the library

Students in the preschool storytime group at the Kimball Public Library get a first-hand look at guinea pigs brought in by Robin Tjosvold, left, last Wednesday. Kale Dea, in red at right, is one of...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Club Next

Youngsters learned about static electricity at the Club Next program held last Tuesday. Club Next is held at the Kimball Public Library as a partnership between the library and the Kimball/Banner...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Beautifying the Wheat Growers Hotel

Four Kimball High School students, Soroya Estrada and her sister Estrella Estrada, Jessica Williams and Alecia Lee, did not want to leave school on the first day of winter break in December. They...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 22, 2015

Anderson-Faden excited in new role as commissioner

History was made last November in Kimball County when Daria Anderson-Faden became the first-ever female to be elected county commissioner here. She was recently sworn into office. Anderson-Faden is a...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

CELEBRATING A BIG WIN

Kimball fans and members of the girls basketball team are jubilant after the Lady Longhorns erupted for 28 fourth quarter points to come back for a win at Bridgeport. Kimball scored 45 points in the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 22, 2015

School board hears various updates

The Kimball Public School board of education heard various updates on students’ accomplishments at its Jan. 12 meeting. Each board of education meeting reserves a time slot on the agenda to review what is called, “Pride in Excellence.” This...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 22, 2015

Binod hopes to help members as new chamber director

After two years, the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce has hired a new chamber director. Larissa Binod is the newly hired chamber director, and will be in the chamber office from 10 a.m. to 2...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    January 22, 2015

Veterans History Project: Kenneth W. Mueller

Kenneth Mueller (Ken) has been a part of this community for nearly all his 92 years! He was raised on a farm north of Potter. He graduated high school and knew of the war raging in Europe and in the Pacific. Right out of high school, he used the...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

Kimball High speech team wins at Scottsbluff, Gordon-Rushville

The Kimball High School speech team is off to a fantastic start to the season, reports sponsor Jenn Dillinger. Kimball won the Class C/D championship in Scottsbluff on Jan. 10. Individual awards went...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

Todd Oliver and Friends to perform Jan. 30 in Kimball

Nationally known for his amazing real-life talking dogs and comedy, Todd Oliver and Friends presents an all new show filled with his canine companions Irving and Lucy, plus a "real" cast of...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

Banner FFA livestock management, floriculture teams compete; livestock management squad to compete at state

The Banner County High School FFA's livestock management and floriculture teams competed last week in Scottsbluff. The livestock management team placed second and qualified for state.  Members of...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

MSM donates to Mary Lynch Elementary through 'Receipts for Cash'

Markus Wood, left, presents a $1,000 check on Friday to the second grade class of Amy McManigal at Mary Lynch Elementary School. The class collected $100,000 in receipts and turned them into Kimball...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

Banner County 'Winter Formal' royalty

Banner County High School announced its "Winter Formal" royalty at halftime of Saturday's boys basketball game against Minatare. Pictured, from left, are: Rebecca Brown, queen; Tyson Dahlgrin, king;...

 
 News    January 22, 2015

5 local students named to UNK dean's list

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Five local students have been named to the dean’s list. They are: Amanda Harrison of Harrisburg, Dee...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    January 15, 2015

Vencil Ash re-trial set for week of Jan. 26

Vencil Ash was brought to the Kimball County District Courthouse once again, this time on Jan. 6 to prepare for his upcoming re-trial. Ash was present for a 404 hearing, which allows for the submission of evidence that reflects on the defendant's cha...

 
 News    January 15, 2015

A SPECIAL RETIREMENT VISITOR

Outgoing Kimball County Commissioner Larry Brower, right, had a special visitor at his retirement open house Friday afternoon in the county courthouse. Brower's mother, Miriam, who is 108 years old,...

 

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