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At 3 pounds, 13 ounces, the tiny newborn Rayah Dye was sent home from a Denver hospital on hospice. Rayah's mom, Tiffani, said the medical personnel repeatedly told her and her husband that Rayah...


Highway 71 Becomes Snowstorm Truck Stop

A late October snowstorm last weekend covered the Panhandle and shut down I-80, forcing truckers to pull of the interstate, line up on Highway 71 and fill area parking lots. The National Weather...

Greetings From Banner County Winter Wonderland

Good morning Banner County! I don’t care what part of the county you live in, I am betting that you awoke to a winter wonderland on Monday morning! We had at least a foot here. All I can say is that I am thankful for the moisture and that the...


The New Guy

The Selection Committee appointed Rich Flores last week to complete the Kimball County commissioner term of Brandon Mossberg, who is moving out of the county. Other candidates who interviewed for the...

Panhandle Remains At High Risk

Kimball County’s most recent active COVID-19 case number is 7, but the Panhandle remains in the middle of the high spread category on the risk dial. Last week, the case count was 42. This week, as of Tuesday afternoon, Kimball County has... Full story

Kimball JH Football Wins 2 Of 3

The Kimball Junior High football season came to a close this past week with a win over Morrill. Here we’ll look back to cover the final 3 games on the schedule. Kimball 32, Bayard 6 The Shorthorns won 32-6 over Bayard on the road. Kimball led...



The Potter-Dix Coyotes ended their undefeated regular season in a spectacular fashion, dominating the Creek Valley Storm in Chappell, 66-13, in a one-sided game that proved the Coyotes were not only...


Kimball's Malson Runs 77th In Third State Meet

We can close the door on one more Fall Sport for Kimball High School with the completion of the 2020 Nebraska State Cross Country races held at the Kearney Country Club Golf Course this past week. As... Full story


A Look At Kimball Girls Golf Over The Years

As I was writing stories on the Kimball High girls golf team qualifying for the State Tournament this past week, I was curious as to just how many Kimball High girls teams had experienced this honor....

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