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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 13, 2019 

A Gift From Heaven Found Oceans Apart

In a family celebration held on St. Patrick's Day, a local family experienced a shocking day filled with many emotions that had nothing to do with their event. A month prior, John and Jennifer...

 

Tough Enough Cowboys

The winners of the 11th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo placed first in only one event and outpaced the runner-up team by just 10 seconds in total time. JDS Livestock placed overall first but only won the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 13, 2019 

Fresh Fruits & Veggies Since 2013

Bountiful Baskets has been operating in Kimball since December of 2013 when Hilary Cook started it and Erin Heidemann came on board shortly after 2013. Bountiful Baskets is not a business, it is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit,...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 13, 2019 

Here's To Kimball's Hall Of Fame Fans

The Four Winds Golf Course will come alive this weekend with the holding of the annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament hosted by the Thursday Night Men’s Golf League. This is one of the favorite events each year held at the Four Winds with lots of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 13, 2019 

All-Star Anthony Shines

Kimball High grad Zane Anthony made sure he closed out his High School football career in fine fashion with an outstanding performance in helping his West Team win over the East Team, 6-0, Saturday...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 13, 2019 

Kimball All-Stars Back On Court

Kimball High grads of the 2019 class were preforming again this past weekend in All Star events. Kate Reader and Izaac Reuter played in the select Mid Plains Area All Star Basketball games held...

 

Blind 'Navigator' Steering In Right Direction

Sugar Valley Rally participants Earl and Tony Johnson arrived in Kimball on Friday afternoon, May 31 for the required pit stop and needed refreshments. The Scottsbluff father/son duo were driving...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 6, 2019

Kimball Ranch Rodeo

Tis the season once again for some tough and dirty kind of fun, as cowboys and cowgirls from surrounding areas saddle up to partake in the 11th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo this Saturday, June 8, at...

 

Jury Finds Kenneth Childs Not Guilty

It took close to 90 minutes for a Kimball County jury of 6 women and 6 men to acquit Kenneth Childs of the one charge of Subornation of Perjury. Subornation of perjury is “persuading” or “convincing” someone to lie on the witness stand in an...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 6, 2019

Wet Roads, Rainy Days, A Need For Sunshine

Wet ground, rainy days are making it hard for many around the county to manage to do items, including county the road and weed department. County Weed Superintendent Rick Wangler addressed the Board of Commissioners this past Tuesday, with little...

 

Community Blood Drive Needs Donors

As summer approaches there is always more of a need for blood and according to Donna Linn, donations are always a little bit slower during the summer months. Donna Linn has organized the Kimball Community Blood Drive for the passed eight years....

 

Folks, Falconer Flock To Banner Days

Banner County people flocked to see and hear Richard Brown speak about his past career -- he is a retired falconer. According to Brown, "Falconry is the taking of wild game with a trained raptor. It...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 6, 2019

Jock Talk

It was an All Star Basketball night this past Saturday at Cougar palace in Scottsbluff with the staging of the 2019 Panhandle Prep All Star Basketball games featuring both girls and boys of Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with even a South...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 6, 2019

A Seven Win Season For Kimball Boys Golf Team

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team wrapped up another successful season with seven teams wins, including both conference championships and the District title! For the three seniors on the team, this...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 6, 2019

World Qualifier 8-Ball Continues

Two Kimball APA 8-Ball Teams made the trip to North Platte this past weekend for the World Qualifier Tournament to compete with teams from all across the state of Nebraska for a chance to play in Las Vegas, Nevada. Line Um Up and Chute No. 7...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 30, 2019

In Honor Of Our Fallen Heros

Mother Nature held back the breeze for just long enough Monday morning for the 2019 Memorial Day program earlier this week. John Beaty, VFW Post 2243 Commander, welcomed those in attendance and it...

 

'O'Brien Spirit Of Healthcare Award' A Reality

Long-time resident Jim O'Brien celebrated his 80th birthday on Saturday at the Eagles. He was caught off guard by a presentation to him from the Kimball Hospital Foundation. Jim served 18 years on...

 

Local Greenhouse Ready For Business

Mike's Greenhouse on the corner of Burg and 2nd Street has just about any plant the weekend gardener might need or want. For the past five years, Mike Schepker along with helper Karen Munoz (his mom)...

 

Kimball Gets Some Spring Cleaning

The City of Kimball employees have been hard at it in order to get the town shaped up for the summer season. The Street Department is "kind of the city custodians" according to Jim Shoup, Street...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 30, 2019

So Many Stories Over The Years

After last week’s story on Brady Kilgore bringing home three medals from the Nebraska State Track Meet and informing you readers about Jay Staehr doing this himself back in 1994, I asked for you readers to come up with some of your own memories of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 30, 2019

WEATHER LIMITS STATE GOLF TO ONE DAY

The 2019 Nebraska Boy's State Golf Tournament did not play out as planned thanks to some nasty weather that cancelled out the two day format, limiting it to just one day and 18 holes of play. The Clas...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    May 30, 2019

Wisley Takes Another First In Pool Series

The second "Take The Buckin' Pool Tournament" is in the books, and managed to have a pretty good turnout even with all of the lake-goers of Memorial Day weekend. The Jon Howton Memorial proceeds were...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Restoration Of Titan 1 Missile Gets A Look

The Titan I Missile on display at Gotte Park remains a bit of an attraction, but it has seen better days. Some are trying to bring those days back. A local plan of action has been taken to attempt to...

 

Mary Lynch Offers 2019 Summer Camp

Kimball Public School Summer Camp will be a great learning opportunity for Mary Lynch students. The new program centers on Investigation. The camp is for kindergarteners through 6th grade with a variety of different age appropriate topics and activit...

 

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