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 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 2, 2020 

Drive-By Parade Brings Together Loved Ones A Bit During Pandemic

Kimball County Manor had a "Drive by Parade" for their residents on Friday, June 26. The manor encouraged people to decorate their cars and have signs for the residents. The parade was led by the... Full story

 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 2, 2020 

2 New Confirmed Cases In Kimball County

Kimball County is currently faring better than other area counties with COVID-19 cases, and this is good for the health of residents and the economy. One positive case was identified in Kimball County...

 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 2, 2020 

A Time To Show Love Of Country

At certain times throughout our history, patriotism has been stronger than at other times but since 911, patriotism has skyrocketed. Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4 are perfect examples and ways to...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 2, 2020 

Team Mates Tourney Aces It; Daum On ESPN

The annual Kimball Chapter of the Team Mates fundraising Golf Tournament was held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and, according to Stephanie Kitchens, the program coordinator, it was a huge success. “This was one of our best...


Low Gross, Low Net For Judy Daum At Four Winds

Judy Daum hauled in low gross with a 44 and low net with a 30, in Week 3 of the Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play at Four Winds. Jean Barrett continued with her excellent putting, only using the putter 14 times. Flag prizes were divided...


Ready To Take The Plunge

The Kimball City Council voted 4-0 to proceed with the opening of the swimming pool. The Health Directives from the Governor's Office have complicated matters with the pool, but it appears that by... Full story


Changes Made At School District

Reports throughout the community have indicated that two employees in the Kimball Public Schools’ district office at Kimball Jr/Sr High School are no longer employed in the district. Those reports have been confirmed. School board member Carrie...


New Man On The Beat

The Kimball County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy as of last Tuesday. Joseph Leitza was sworn in and began his career in law enforcement. After a week on the job, Deputy Leitza said he has "really...


Fourth Of July Festivities Set In Kimball

Gotte Park is the location for fire truck rides on the 4th of July, according to Kimball Fire Chief Andrew Bohac. The rides will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. The firemen will also have additional...


Banner Grads Get Their Ceremony

Banner County High School held graduation for the 2020 seniors on Saturday, June 20. In addition to graduation, scholarships were handed out and additional awards and honors were presented to the...


Potter Youth Proud As A Peacock

Organizers Peg Musil and Jennifer Thomas didn't let COVID-19 interfere with the group Youth Involved in Potter. According to organizers, indoors the kids have to wear masks but outside they can take...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 25, 2020

Four Winds Family Plan

The three-man team of Mitch-Preston-Taylor Brown captured the championship of the 2020 Father's Day Golf Classic winning by 3 strokes over the defending team of Kenny-Jeff-Jordon Greenwood. The Brown... Full story


Kimball Women's Golf Association Opens Season

The Kimball Women's Golf Association started league play in June with eight teams. The women played the front nine, it was a beautiful evening and the course was in excellent shape. Pattie...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 25, 2020

A Great Kimball Golf Weekend

What a great golf weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course this past Saturday-Sunday. Amazing the number of people that turn out for this annual golfing attraction, not only in the number of 3-man teams, which ended up at 35 when one team did not show,...


We're Getting There

COVID continues to be a hot topic as the Kimball County Manor is planning a parade to help lift the spirits of their residents during this tough time at the manor. The parade is planned for June 26... Full story


The Story Behind Some City Renovations

The Economic Development Board met on Tuesday, June 9, with a quorum of members. Chairman Roger Wynne called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:30 am. The board had previously tabled the consideration of...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Play Ball! Kimball Ball Diamonds Busy Again

It is nice to see all the activity again at the Kimball baseball/softball diamonds! The state associations have given the OK for Nebraska youth to have practices, and game competition will follow... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Adam Bohac Making Big Impact

Adam Bohac, who was a standout athlete for Kimball High during his prep days and went on to play basketball for the University of Nebraska, has been named to the "50 Impactful Coaches" list in a...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Full Field Of 36 Teams For Father's Day Golf Classic

The first big tournament of the season will happen this weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course as the Annual Father’s Day Classic event is set for its two-day format on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s play will tee off with a shotgun start at 12...


Power Restored After Kimball Fire

Days after a blaze in Kimball, the smell of smoke still permeated the neighborhood of 4th and Nadine as a result of a barn fire on Wednesday evening. Charles Maughan's barn/shed, along the alley... Full story


COVID-19 Roundup: First Case In Banner

As of Tuesday morning, Banner County was experiencing its first COVID-19 case. The person was described as a female in her 30s, and it was spread by close contact, according to Panhandle Public...


Plea Deal Made In Child Death Case

On July 7, Alexander Romero, 24, will be sentenced in district court on charges stemming from the death of his 7-month-old daughter, Aaliyah, in April 2019. The original charges of intentional child...


Three Fatalities In Area Accidents

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the wind on Saturday caused some major traffic accidents in the area. In a single vehicle accident on Interstate 80, the driver was trying to avoid some debris on the road, but ended up striking the debris. At...


What's Going On With The County Fair?

Some local decisions have been made for the Kimball-Banner County Fair to proceed with the COVID-19 situation, and the local fair board is following the recommendations of the governor's task force....


Kimball Superintendent Owens Says Goodbye From South Dakota

After two years at the helm of Kimball Public School system, superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Owens attended her last school board meeting via Zoom from her home in South Dakota, where she will retire. Each board member thanked her for her leadership...


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