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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 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 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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 
 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...

 

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....

 
 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...

 

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