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Owens Submits Resignation

All six of the Kimball School board members were present to accept the resignation of Superintendent Elizabeth Owens at the Monday night, Dec. 9, meeting. Owens will complete her second year as leader... Full story


The Show Must Go On; Jingle Bell Market Defies Storm

Local crafters gathered at the Eagles Club last weekend after they had to cancel their original date due to the winter storm after Thanksgiving. The craft show, Jingle Bell Market in its fourth season...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 12, 2019 

Mo Hanks Back On The Bench

It's been 13 years since Mo Hanks coached High School basketball, but he is back at it as the Kimball High boy's head coach. Despite the years away from coaching, Mo knows the game and he knows the... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 12, 2019 

Trey Schindler Wins Silver In Wrestling Opener

The Kimball High wrestling season got underway Saturday at the Chuck Annand Invitational in Akron, Colorado. Kimball was scheduled to open at home this past Thursday in a dual with Bayard, but had to cancel out due to lack of numbers by both teams....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 12, 2019 

Longhorn Boys Third In Kimball Tournament, Potter-Dix Rebuilding

The Dundy County/Stratton boys followed the same route as their girl's team in winning over Morrill in the championship game to give them a pair of tournament titles this past weekend as they carried...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 12, 2019 

Dundy County Girls Win Kimball Tourney; Longhorns Third

The Kimball High girls fell to Dundy County-Stratton in 1st round play of the Kimball Invitational Tournament this past weekend with the DC/Stratton Lady Tigers going on to defeat Morrill in the champ...


Storm Belts Kimball Area

Last weekend's severe post-Thanksgiving weather that brought widespread power outages presented challenges for many residents and the departments of the city and county of Kimball that serve them.... Full story


A New Era For Kimball Bakery

Kimball Bakery is under new ownership. "What a great fit, and the timing was perfect," new owner Mary Sue Gates said. She said her "goal this week is to learn and then to slowly implement change."...


Opening Near For Karen's Kitchen

Dreams do come true, and for Karen Hewitt her Karen's Kitchen "is that dream." "I always had this dream, I always knew that someday I would have my own restaurant," she said. Karen Hewitt and her...


Winter Sports Open This Weekend

The weekend you Kimball High winter sports fans have been waiting for has arrived and it all begins this evening with the Kimball High wrestlers hosting Bayard on the Longhorn mats with mat time at 6 p.m. Coach Wade Brashear has built the numbers up... Full story


Kimball Splits With Leyton In Jamboree Games

KIMBALL BOYS WIN, 49-23 A good showing for the Kimball High boys in the Jamboree game at Leyton Monday evening as they won 49-23. The Jamboree game is a game allowed by the NSAA for all Nebraska...


Ruth Phillips: Mom The Hero

Heroes comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. At 88 years old, Ruth Phillips is the matriarch and family hero to her eight adult children. The eight children have a true devotion to their mother. They...


Carol's Nut List Ends Long Run

Carol's Nut List is in the history books. It is the end of an era of nuts and candy in Kimball. Owner JoAnn Mueller made her last sales of nuts and candies on the 21st and 22nd of November. On those...


Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Wraps Up

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season came to an end this past weekend and a total of 247 deer were checked in a Sportsman’s Liquor, the local check-in station in Kimball. As reported last week after the opening weekend of 134 checked in, another...


A Look Back

As we close out the 2019 Fall Sports seasons, we asked Kimball High Coach Jeri Ferguson to give us her thoughts on the Lady Longhorn Volleyball season. Here are her comments. "The 2019 season began...


Time To Get Inside For Some Winter Sports

Winter sports practice officially got underway for Nebraska high schools this past Monday and it certainly is time to get indoors and out of the cold weather. Wade Brashear is back to head up the Kimball High wrestling program and assistant Bob Culek... Full story


Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Under Way

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season opened up this past weekend and area hunters were finding the deer population plentiful as they filled their permits. Lisa Wangler at Sportsman's Liquor Store...


The Senior Circuit

Kimball golfer Bob Kellner stole the spotlight this past week to take senior golf honors with his play at the Four Winds Golf Course. Smooth swinging Bob, who is 86 years young, fired a round of...


Winter Sports Practices Begin Monday

We are at a lull in the area school athletic happenings, but we do have some junior high sports taking place, and the high school sports practice officially begins Monday, Nov. 18, for the winter sports, which includes boys and girls basketball and... Full story


Hall Of Famer

Dale Hendrickson, a name well known by all of our area sports enthusiasts, is headed into the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame! This same energetic individual who has done so much, not only for the...


Winter Sports Open With Promising Young Wrestlers

The Winter Sports Season has begun, at least on the Kimball Junior High level. The junior high wrestling team opened the season at the Banner County Tournament in Harrisburg this past Saturday and then hosted their own tournament this past Tuesday.... Full story


Where Have All The Students Gone?

While sitting in a medical center in Fort Collins this past week while my wife was getting her eyes checked, I picked up a magazine and found myself reading a very interesting article about how the...


One Win Season For Kimball High Football

The 2019 Kimball High Football season did not turn out like it was forecast as the Longhorns won only 1 game and lost 7, due in large part to injuries to key personnel and lack of numbers. The Horns won over Southwest on the road in their second...


Bryant Knigge: 100-Mile Man

Congrats going out to Kimball’s Payton Wise for her selection to the 2019 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls Golf Super State/All State Team! What a very special honor for the young sophomore who shot new school records this season and captured 3rd...


Malson Completes Second Run At State

Kimball High sophomore Chantel Malson had the honor of running in her second State Cross Country meet this past week and despite finishing farther down the list than she wanted, her running career is... Full story


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