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Lady Horns Nipping At .500

A split weekend for the Kimball High girls as they won big at Sutherland on Friday night, but lost like every other team has done to North Platte St. Pats on Saturday. The Lady Longhorns are still hovering around the .500 mark with their 7 win, 8 los...

 

Local Grapplers Show Well At River Valley Ruckus Tourney

It was another long weekend for the local wrestlers as they made the trip to North Platte this past weekend for the River Valley Ruckus Tournament. Four of Kimball's wrestlers were picked for dual tea...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Hand Grenade Found In Kimball Attic

When cleaning out your attic what do you expect to find? Possibly some family history, some possessions from your childhood. What about a real hand grenade from World War II? It happened in Kimball....

 

Kimball Rallies For Amy Sapp

A big rally benefit for motorcycle crash victim Amy Sapp, the Kimball economic developer and special projects coordinator, is set for 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kimball Event Center. And...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Merged Ambulance Service Saving Kimball Some Cash

Since Kimball ambulance service paired with Regional West’s ambulance service, Kimball County has saved money. Ken Hunter, Kimball Health Services CEO, and Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Delaplane met with the county commissioners at their regular...

 

Wild Horse Rights And The Story Of Frank Robbins

For nearly a century, the U.S. Government, American Wild Horse Campaign, and many others have fought for and against the rights of wild horses roaming the Red Desert of Wyoming. A Wyoming Federal Cour... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Schools Close, Start Late Due To Winter Weather

As a cold front rolled through Monday evening, Jan. 21, school and office closures or late starts were announced for many in the Nebraska Panhandle on Tuesday morning. Closures included Banner County schools, Creek Valley, ESU 13 Head Start/Kimball...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Mountain Lion Tracks Reported Near Reservoir

Once again we have a “big kitty” in our area. What appears to be mountain lion tracks at Oliver Reservoir were found after a snowstorm earlier this month. No reports of a mountain lions have been made this year, but the tracks don’t lie....

 

Tom Checks Out Youth Wrestling And Its Big Crowds

The SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament play was completed this past week and the Bridgeport boys and North Platte St Pats girls emerged as champions. The Kimball boys finished 7th after losing 60-59 to Perkins County in double overtime, and the... Full story

 

Perkins Double Trouble For KHS

It was a disappointing loss in an action packed and exciting SPVA Tournament game for the Kimball High boys as they lost 60-59 in double overtime play this past Thursday evening at the College in North Platte. After a first round loss to Bridgeport,...

 

Three Longhorns Medal At Dogger Invite

The Kimball High Wrestling Team had three medal winners at the Dogger Invitational Tournament held in Lingle, Wyoming, this past weekend. Jordan Cluff at 120 and Toby McManigal at 220 both finished in the runner-up spot at their respective weights,...

 

Lady Horns 5th In SPVA

A 49-25 first round loss to Chase County and a 61-26 win over Perkins County left the Kimball High girls in 5th place in this past week's SPVA Conference Tournament play and leaves them with a season...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

THE MISSILE REBUILD

The 2019 Annual Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce banquet took place this Monday, Jan. 14, with the featured presentation's topic expanding upon how the future missile base project could... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

The Name Is Marine Pvt. Pedersen

Garrett Pedersen, a 2018 Kimball High School graduate, has a newly achieved goal he aimed to achieve for many years. As of last week, he is officially a Marine, Pvt. Pedersen. "Honestly, I have...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

Stop Sign Violation Leads To Meth Bust

A stop sign violation led to methamphetamine charges involving 10 to 27 grams for two Scottsbluff residents. According to the arrest affidavit, on Dec. 27 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Nebraska State Trooper I. Jaramillo was stationary observing the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

Kimball Men Face Sentencing

A Kimball man, Shane Serrano, has been scheduled for sentencing for terroristic threats made against Kimball police officers in July 2018. Judge Derek Weimer on Jan. 8 scheduled the sentencing in Kimball County District Court. The sentencing is...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

A Good Step Forward

A truck stopped in Kimball at the Beer and Loathing bar Friday, Jan. 11, to pick up donated shoes for Funds2Orgs. According to owner Heather Entingh, there were a total of 44 bags this time around...

 

Cluff And Rohde Runers-Up At Imperial

Jordan Cluff and Izaak Rohde highlighted Kimball's efforts at the Chase County Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past Saturday as both went 4 and 1 on the day and finished in second place....

 

Local Track Athletes Honored On All-Region Teams

More off-season, All Region awards, offered up this past week by the Star-Herald as they announced their 2018 All-Region Track and Field Teams. In the girls division, Kimball had Hannah Biesecker in the long jump and Samantha Bemis in the triple...

 

Longhorns Fall In SPVA Opener, Face Perkins Thursday

The Kimball boys lost to Bridgeport 47-24 in first round play in the SPVA Conference Tournament on Monday night, dropping them into the losers bracket while No. 2 seed Bridgeport advanced into the...

 

Kimball Wrestling Club 6th At Battle In The Bluffs

Kimball Wrestling Club, Tri-State Grapplers and the Banner County MatCats were at it again last weekend before a huge crowd in Scottsbluff at the Battle in the Bluffs Wrestling Tournament. Kimball... Full story

 

Potter-Dix Boys Lose To Leyton, Improve Vs. Hay Springs

The Potter-Dix Coyotes continue to struggle on offense, but Coach Ryan Mumm is starting to see some improvements as the season continues. Potter-Dix played the Leyton Warriors last Friday, Jan. 11, and came up short in the away game, 58-15. Anthony T...

 

Lady Longhorns Slip To 5-6 After Weekend Games

It was a two-loss weekend for the Kimball High girls with both defeats coming on the road. On Friday night, they fell to Bridgeport, 55-45, and on Saturday they went down, 41-28, at Gordon-Rushville....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 10, 2019

City Repairs Wind Damage ON its own

Tens of thousands of dollars have been saved by the city of Kimball due to efforts of the city line crew and the power plant, Mayor Keith Prunty said. After abnormal early morning high winds on Dec....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 10, 2019

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Kimball County Transit Services could oversee transit services in Chappell and Deuel County in the near future. KCTS administrator Christy Warner approached the Kimball County Commissioners at their...

 

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