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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

Pine Bluffs toddler drowns at Oliver

Despite heroic efforts at the scene, in the ambulance and at hospitals, 3-year-old Bentley Graves died following an accident at nearby Oliver Reservoir, according to Kimball County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Loy. The Kimball County Sheriff’s dispatch...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

Landfill prepares to close and cap cell

The Kimball Board of Public Works heard from two separate, but interconnected, entities at their regular board meeting Tuesday, June 23. Larissa Binod, director of the Kimball Recycling Center and Kee...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

KKB answers to board nuisance violation

Although the Board of Public Works does not oversee nuisance violations, more than half an hour was spent at the recent meeting discussing that very issue, though the issue was also not on the agenda. “Because of the large financial support the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

Friends and Neighbors: The Staehrs feel blessed to call Kimball home

Most graduates have been asked the question at least once: Who is your favorite teacher and why? The names of many Kimball teachers have filled in that blank because of their fun teaching style, the i...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

Regional economic development plan

The City of Kimball was invited, as was nearly all the Panhandle municipalities, to join an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Economic Development Purposes. Council authorized Mayor Keith Prunty to sign the agreement, effectively joining the City...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Ribs 'N More winners

Winners from the 13th Annual Ribs and More Cook-off held Saturday at Gotte Park in Kimball. Ribs Brown Pump and Septic - 1st Mike Sellers - 2nd Steve Pinkerton - 3rd Beans Mike Sellers - 1st Steve...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Up it goes

Workers put the finishing touches on a new Viaero cell phone tower west of Kimball Tuesday, June 30....

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Fundraisers planned for Spicer

AJ Spicer, the Kimball teen recently injured in a single-vehicle roll over is currently being treated at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. An update on Spicer's condition was unavailable to...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Suspect apprehension and evidence recovery

Kimball's new K-9, Xana, assisted in a multi-agency operation based on a Kimball County Sheriff's Office warrant on Friday, June 26. Xana can offer assistance in both evidence recovery and suspect...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Two candlelight vigils held last weekend in support of AJ Spicer and family

Friends, family and community members gathered at two separate candlelight vigils last weekend to show support for AJ Spicer and his family. Spicer, a recent Kimball High School graduate, was...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Anniversary day at Wolf Auto

Wolf Auto in Kimball held a barbecue lunch for the community, hosted a car show and more for its 19th anniversary last Friday....

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Rodeo queen

Lyndsey Soule is the 2015 Old West Trail PRCA Rodeo Queen from Crawford. On Saturday, June 20, Lindsey Soule competed for the Old West Trail Rodeo Queen Title, where she won the horsemanship, onstage...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

District governor visits

The Kimball Lions Club is the oldest in the state of Nebraska and will celebrate 95 years in September. The new district governor visited the club last week. Pictured, back row, from left, are:...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

First Annual Potter CarBowl

Potter held its first-ever CarBowl on Saturday with a golf tournament, duckpin bowling tournament, car show, tractor show, miniature bull riding and the ever-popular melodrama....

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Rammunition

Don Lonsdale of Kimball takes a photo of his grandson, 6-year-old Hunter, in front of the monster truck "Rammunition" on Saturday at Maddox Motors in Sidney. The monster truck was there for a...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

All-Class Reunion: Welcome home, friends

Cruising Main. That's how we spent our free time in high school in Kimball. Driving up and down Highway 30, affectionately called Main, music blaring and friends honking horns as they passed with each sweep of the drag. Kickin' off the Fourth of July...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

All-Class Reunion: Activities abound for All-Class Reunion weekend

What started out with a chance to play in the band led by local legend Harry McNees, is now an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and reminisce while enjoying something for everyone. Event...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

All-Class Reunion: McNees instrumental in beginning All-Class Reunion, Robinson recalls

Occasionally someone comes along who is dynamic and energizes nearly everyone they contact. In Kimball, one of those people would be the late Harry McNees. A long-time and beloved band teacher,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

All-Class Reunion: Beguin recalls decades teaching, coaching in Kimball

Jerry Beguin, longtime Kimball teacher and coach, arrived when the town was stuffed with workers in the oil filed and for Boeing. All those workers meant schools bursting with their children. Fifty...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

All-Class Reunion: Building relationships key for McBride's longterm success

Building relationships over the years has paid off for one local business with four generations of Kimball High School graduates - so much so that many of its orders come from KHS graduates who now...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 2, 2015 

All-Class Reunion: Rutledge looks back at Kimball's booming days

Jeri Hays (Halstead) Rutledge graduated from Kimball High School on a Thursday, she recalled, as was customary at the time. Rutledge, a 1975 graduate in a class of around 90, said that students were...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

Kimball teen seriously injured in Monday wreck

A Kimball County teen was seriously injured in an accident Monday night. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Kimball County Dispatch received a call of an accident from an unidentified passerby on County Road 48 north of town. According to...

 
 News    June 25, 2015

HOG HERDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

Lacey Klinkhammer, left, and Monica Wasielewski show their hogs as part of the 13th annual FFA Alumni Progress Show held over the weekend at the county fairgrounds. The annual event had competitors...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 25, 2015

New group offers help to area veterans

The issue of homeless veterans may not appear to be a problem throughout rural parts of the country, but Chad Werner said it is a bigger problem than it appears to be. Werner, resource specialist for Southwest Wyoming Recovery Access Programs...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Wallin keeps Relay For Life going in Kimball County

Though she won her personal fight, Fran Wallin has continued battling cancer for more than a decade. Diagnosed in November of 2001, Wallin had just completed treatment when her friend Carolyn Brown...

 

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