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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...

 
 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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Vets Get Close Look At Warren AFB

"A small way to give back to our local veterans," sKimball Mayor Keith Prunty said many times in the past few months. Prunty also said it countless times during the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Brick By Brick, Memorial Plans Proceed

VFW Post 2243 plans to create a Kimball/Banner County Veterans Memorial at Gotte Park to pair with the service flags on the south side of the park. Locals will have the opportunity to honor their...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 16, 2019

Schools Benefit Nicely From Foundation

Large and generous grants, awards and donations from the Kimball Public School Foundation to benefit PreK-12 grade students and the community for many years to come. At the May 13 Board of Education regular meeting the Kimball Public School...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 16, 2019

New Principal At Mary Lynch July 1

In addition to her love of children, Jamie Soper will take on an additional fulfilling task come mid summer. Beginning July 1 Soper is set to replace the retiring Mary Lynch Principal Mike Mitchell...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    May 16, 2019

3 On 3 Tourney Benefits Flood Relief Efforts

A Kimball Student Council 3 on 3 basketball tournament was held this past Sunday, April 28 with proceeds being donated to the flood relief in eastern Nebraska. A total of $260 was raised between...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 9, 2019

Mock Trial Ends With Hung Jury

Mary Lynch fifth grade students made the rounds of the Kimball County Courthouse early this week with a different outlook on the experience. Students were gathered for an afternoon of detailed job dut...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 2, 2019

Rollover Deadly Near Bushnell

A deadly passenger vehicle crash near Bushnell caused one fatality on Sunday, April 28, at approximately 3:15 p.m. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on I-80 east of Kimball when the vehicle veered...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 2, 2019

Potter-Dix Announces 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

With graduation just around the corner, Potter-Dix will host its 2019 Graduation ceremony and celebration this Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Announcements made earlier this week of the 2019 Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The 2019 Valedictorian...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    May 2, 2019

Pool Players Raise The Bar For Helping Cindy

The first of a four pool tournament series concluded late Saturday night, April 27. It was a benefit for Cindy Warren, who is formerly of Kimball. With entry fee money and donations from both Chute...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019

Nolting 'Goes For It,' Resignation Official

As of last Tuesday, April 16, Kimball County Commissioner Timothy Nolting's resignation became official from the Board of Commissioners. "My work in public service through the county has been one of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019

Early Education Gets Close Look In Panhandle

A new collaborative report - “The Nebraska Panhandle: An Assessment of Birth-Grade 3 Care and Education” - was released at a special luncheon and panel discussion in Gering last Wednesday, April 17. In attendance were representatives of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019

Underpass Update: Wall Work Continues

Last week, the crews made progress on the retaining walls, pouring the southeast wall and the footing for the northeast wall. Crews will continue to work on the retaining walls along the east side of the project. It is intended to have both walls...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Not Your Everyday Plastic Surgeon

"One slice of a pizza." That's how Dr. Bill Wyatt, the newest doctor at Kimball Health Services, refers to the industry of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is cosmetic in many minds across the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Suspect Faces Child Abuse Death Charge

More details are emerging regarding a 23-year-old Kimball man who faces class 1B felony charges after an infant died at Denver Children’s Hospital. Alexander J. Romero, the father, was initially arrested April 2 on lesser charges, but additional...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Underpass Work Proceeds

Work on Kimball’s underpass continues Since construction began April 1, crews completed removal of old facilities along the east side of the roadway and began work to build the reinforced concrete retaining wall that will parallel the roadway...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

Attorney General's Office To Assist

An arrest was made last week, April 2, regarding a child abuse case that occurred Sunday, March 31, in Kimball, according to Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer. A man identified as Alexander Romero has been placed in custody and is currently charged...

 

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