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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019 

Hefty Hike Proposed For Nebraska Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

If you think Nebraska has high enough taxes on alcohol with beer currently at 31 cents per gallon, it may be time to think again. A proposed sales tax increase would hike the cost of wine, beer, spirits and tobacco to reduce property taxes throughout...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019 

Activate Kimball Effort Reaches Out To Schools

Activate Kimball – a project between the Kimball Area Foundation, city of Kimball, Panhandle Public Health District and Kimball Health Services – hopes in the near future that a possible partnership with the schools will be agreed upon. Members...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019 

Couple Loses Home To Fiery Blaze

A structure fire at 304 Berg St., a manufactured home, displaced two occupants Feb. 7 when resident Randy Harmon attempted to thaw frozen pipes with a flame as he has done many times before. Harmon...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019 

Changes To Nebraska Child Passenger Safety Law In Focus For 31st Govenor's Ag Conference

Changes in the Nebraska's Child Passenger Safety Law that became effective Jan. 1 were discussed Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Kimball Head Start. Christy Warner of the Kimball County Transit, Kimball Police...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019 

Memories & Love Tales from Kimball Couples

February is a special month. We bring attention and awareness to the prevention of heart disease in the America. Along with drawing attention to this diseases, we also celebrate hearts in a different...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    February 14, 2019 

What A Week For Area High School Sports

An interesting and exciting week of area High School sports. I, and all of you fans, were treated to some unusual scores and other happenings. Pine Bluffs came to Kimball on a Tuesday evening and once again both their girls and boys are having great...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    February 14, 2019 

Jordan Cluff, Toby McManigal In An Omaha State Of Mind

Kimball will have two wrestlers involved in this year's Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament being held this weekend at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha that starts today (Thursday). Jordan Cluff, a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Lady Hornets Slip Past Kimball Girls, 51-49

The fans were treated to some top notch girls basketball this past Teusday night on the Kimball court with the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets pulling out a 51-49 win in a contest that was exciting from start to finish. It was Senior Parent Night for the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Pine Bluffs Hornets Sting Kimball Boys

The Pine Bluffs boys came to Kimball this past week boasting an enviable win-loss record of 14-1 and went back home with one more win giving the fans a view of just how talented they are. The Hornets came out on top 78-51 in a display of long range...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    February 14, 2019 

KWC Seventh, Grapplers 15th At Sidney

Wrestling this past weekend was just east down the road in Sidney, with the Tri-State Grapplers and Kimball Wrestling Club competing. KWC placed seventh out of 37 teams with 282 points. The Grapplers placed 15 with 170 points. KWC Results 1st-2nd 53...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Kimball Boys Win, 66-56, Over Hemingford

The Kimball boys put 4 quarters of basketball together and finished out the 4th quarter in securing a 66-56 win at Hemingford this past Friday night. The Longhorns got it rolling with 20 points in...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 7, 2019

Kimball's Night For Amy A Success

An evening full of hugs, laughter, friends, family and fun all circled around one thing this past Saturday night. It was a benefit for Amy Sapp, Kimball's special project coordinator. After Sapp was i...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 7, 2019

Commissioners Approve Mining Request

Apex Sand and Gravel, along with Paul Reed Construction, will continue to work in the Kimball County area this year. Apex received an approval for a conditional use permit application at the Kimball County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5. The...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 7, 2019

Hats Off To The King

The hearts of young children, enormous in size and just as kind, are eager to please the ones the respect the most. Between the many students at Mary Lynch Elementary, along with the teachers and...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament of 2019 is in the books and it played out just like it was supposed to with the number one seeded teams winning it all. The Mitchell girls and the... Full story

 

K-Town Takedown Draws 220 Wrestlers

The K-Town Takedown wrapped up this past Sunday afternoon after a long eventful day. Kimball hosted their home meet with 200 wrestlers from the surrounding areas. Out of the 22 teams in attendance. Ki...

 

Lady Horns Medal In WTC

The Kimball High girls brought home medals from their third place finish in winning the consolation championship at this year's Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament, completed this past Sat...

 

Bateman Pins Three, Places Third

Stephen Bateman, Kimball heavyweight, took 3rd place at the combined Western Trails and SPVA Conference Wrestling Tournaments held in Bridgeport this past week. Bateman had a good day in taking 3rd place honors at 285 pounds winning 3 matches and los...

 

Potter-Dix Boys, Kimball Girls 2nd In P-D JV Tourney

Potter-Dix hosted a JV tournament last week. The tournament included girls teams from Burns, South Platte, Kimball and Creek Valley. The boys teams in the tournament were Burns, South Platte,...

 

Kimball Boys Lose To Bayard, One And Done In WTC

The Kimball High boys failed to get past the first round in Western Trails Conference Tournament play this past week, losing at Bayard 40-31. With the first round loss, the Longhorns were eliminated from advancing to additional play at Cougar...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 31, 2019

Airport Gets New Lights, Beacon

When flying into Kimball, pilots will be navigated by new LED lighting along with some new systems put in place. A lighting project was completed at the Kimball Municipal Airport in December. All...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 31, 2019

Shutdown Ends, FSA Extends Ag Deadlines

The USDA-Farm Service Agency is back at work following the government shutdown. According to the Nebraska state office, the FSA has been hard at work since returning and extending deadlines for agricultural programs. The office also stated in an...

 

Jock Talk

Kimball’s Mike Daum had another big week of basketball as he led his South Dakota State team to wins over North Dakota State and the Omaha Mavericks. His Jackrabbitts won over North Dakota State, 87-69, and Mike had 30 points, shooting 11/15 from... Full story

 

Longhorns Outfight The Irish

A disappointing Friday night loss on the road at Sutherland, and a very satisfying win at home Saturday night over visiting North Platte St Pats. That was the weekend story for the Kimball High boys. The Longhorns lost 38-30 to the Sutherland...

 

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