Banner County Notes: Our World Is Starting To Come Back

Good morning, friends near and far! Here we are in June, and boy does it feel like it, great warm weather, some rain and thunder showers. Our world is starting to come back to us ever so little. School is out for the summer but Banner County School...


"We used to run 24 hours a day with two divisions and up to 12 rigs." said Liz Ferguson, owner of Eatmon Well Service, as she reflected on the golden days in the oilfield. The oil industry has...

Towing Mishap

Nathan Belden lost control of a pickup that he was driving on Highway 30 east of Kimball at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The pickup was towing another vehicle and fishtailed, thus causing the... Full story

Griebel's Recount Victory In The Cards

Six candidates from the school board election were slated in the May 12 primary to move on to the general election, but sixth place encountered a tie vote between Maggie Laughlin and Jennifer... Full story

Thank You, Mrs. Flores

Cathy Flores, who is retiring after 43 years as a first-grade teacher in Kimball Public Schools, was treated to a birthday parade as well as a retirement parade this past week. A host of students,... Full story

Here Come Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Nebraska got the word that adult and youth baseball/softball could begin practicing as of this past Monday, June 1. Ashley Thurin informed me that league play in Kimball for the youth programs will start up on June 18. At this time, the teams are... Full story

Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker, 85, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church...

Val Dwayne Snyder

Val Dwayne Snyder, 61 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Gering, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Visitation was held from 2 to 6 PM on Tuesday, June...

Jon B. Webber

Jon B. Webber of Lincoln, Nebraska died May 27, 2020, at the age of 44 years. He was born in Franklin, Nebraska, to Donald and Catherine (Flax) Webber on March 4, 1976. Jon worked at NET in Lincoln as Assistant Chief Engineer. Survived by his... Full story

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