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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

'Shop With A Cop' Just Won't Stop

"Shop With a Cop" will continue with or without the local Shopko store. Erin Heidemann, head of the "Shop With a Cop" annual event in Kimball, said there will continue to be a "Shop With a Cop" next...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

Friends & Neighbors: Retiring Treasurer Diana Quicke

She has put in 40 years of work for Kimball County and is so close to retirement she can almost taste it. Dec. 31 will be Diana Quicke's official last day as Kimball County treasurer. Beginning her...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

Longhorn Building's Future Debated

A building in Kimball that has served many purposes over the past century is nearing a turning point. The former Longhorn Restaurant building has been accepted by the City of Kimball but has yet to change hands from the previous owners, the Perry...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

Local Woman Arraigned On 4 Felony Charges

Shirrin Sharifpour, 37, of Kimball, was scheduled for an arraignment hearing Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Kimball County District Court before Honorable Judge Derek Weimer on charges of attempted murder,...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Potter-Dix Boys & Girls fall two nights

Potter-Dix Coyotes fall to Creek Valley and Paxton. The Coyotes faced the Storm last Friday Dec. 7, and fell 41-63. The following day Potter-Dix fell to Paxton 74-7, being out scored in the first period 27-3, 33-0 in the second quarter. Heading into...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Potter-Dix falls to Creek Valley and Paxton

Potter-Dix ladies fall to 0-4 on the season with the first two losses coming opening weekend against Dundy County and Morrill. Lady Coyotes lost to Dundy Co. 62-8 and Morrill 59-15. Potter-Dix looked to get a win over the Creek Valley Storm last...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    December 13, 2018 

Pro PBA bowler comes to Kimball

Kim Bowl hosted USB Certified Gold Pro Am Coach Mike Diaz of Lafayette, Colo., Friday Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1. Diaz, a two time titlist on the PBA50 Tour was originally scheduled to make his...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

JH Wrestling well under way

Kimball Junior High Wrestlers made the trip to Bayard at the end of November, with Trey Schindler leading the way for the team. In the Quarterfinal match Schindler won by fall over Owen Talton of Bayard Schindler also won by fall over Lucas Anderson...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

Kimball Co. woman sentenced last week in Cheyenne Co.

A Dix woman was sentenced to a 12 to 24 months in prison last week on a charge of attempted distribution of meth. Amanda Weinbender was sentenced Dec. 5 in Cheyenne County District Court relating to two incidents dating back to the fall of 2017. The...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 13, 2018 

Goodies of all colors, shapes and SIZES

Members of the Kimball Baptist Fellowship Teen and Tweens group have decided to open their hearts once again this Christmas season and bake some goodies to add to the Helping Hands Food Pantry...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 6, 2018

High honor for Rasgorshek

The 2018 recipient of the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department's prestigious Honorary Fireman Award has been selected. And the winner is ... Rodney Rasgorshek. Rasgorshek, of Kimball, has a place on the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 6, 2018

That wasn't really a close shave

A local bar and grill under new ownership threw in a twist for the month of No Shave November. Chute # 7 hosted the First Inaugural Beard and Mustache Competition on Friday, Nov. 30, to end No Shave...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 29, 2018

County board moves forward to purchase transit building

Following a Nov. 19 informational meeting, Kimball County Commissioners met in open session to determine if Kimball County should purchase and renovate a building for the local transit system during a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The board...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 29, 2018

Hometown bar has a big plans for the next couple months

The bar will be closed on Dec. 20 for their annual employee Christmas party, and closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas as well. To kick off the new year Beer and Loathing presents Sultry Sounds live on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. along with the annual...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 22, 2018

Shopping local increases local Christmas spirit

Christmas in Kimball is coming to town once again this holiday season and Santa's Helpers urge citizens to keep Christmas shopping at home, providing Christmas spirit at home. Santa's Helpers are...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 22, 2018

Local FFA members attend District 12 Leadership Development

The FFA District 12 Leadership Development events took place last Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Chadron with 25 Kimball FFA members in attendance. Local FFA members take pride in their community as well as looking to better themselves. The Parliamentary...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 15, 2018

State economic team tours Kimball

Members of the Kimball community joined the State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development business attraction and development team this past week, Wednesday Nov. 7 to learn from economic development leaders who are creating new...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 8, 2018

Early firearm hunting carries huge penalties for Kimball man

Two Kimball County residents face multiple charges, an open investigation continues. According to police reports, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at approximately 11 a.m., Deputy Jason Hottell of the Kimball...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 8, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Jennifer Blanke

Home is where the heart is... this motto rings true to many, no matter their differences. For Jennifer Blanke home is where ever the life and love for agriculture may take her. Born and raised just...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 8, 2018

County to purchase vacant building to house transit vehicles

Kimball County plans to purchase and renovate one long vacant Kimball building for a much needed Transit vehicle storage space. At the regular Nov. 5, County Commissioner meeting, Christy Warner, County Transit Administrator addressed the Commissione...

 

Lady Coyotes fall to Garden County in sub-district play

The Lady Coyotes’ season came to an end Monday, Oct. 29, in Sidney against the eventual Sub-District Champions, the Garden County Eagles, but came up short and lost in three sets 23-25, 20-25, 21-25 to finish the 2018 season with a 9-19 record....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 1, 2018

Potter-Dix Superintendent resigns following kangaroo meat uproar

A special Board of Education meeting was called to order last Wednesday Oct. 24 at the Potter-Dix Junior/Senior High School in Potter. After the uproar these past few weeks with the former Head Cook K...

 

Lady Coyotes 9-19 season ends with three tough losses

Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes add three more losses to their record, since last Tuesday night. Facing off with Hyannis at home the Lady Coyotes fell in three sets. CC George led the kills category with 10 followed by Kelsey Hoffman with four Erica Bogert...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 25, 2018

Don't let scams ruin your holidays

Kimball Police Department along with banks in the community urge residents to beware of new and old multi-billion dollar scams as well as counterfeit bills that may have made their way back into town. KPD Chief Andy Bremer urges residents to be...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 18, 2018

26 pounds of Marijuana confiscated in Kimball Co. in a string of I-80 traffic stops

According to a statement from the Nebraska State Patrol last Tuesday, Oct. 9, 81 pounds of marijuana and 5,000 THC vape cartridges were seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Kimball County. This was one of three traffic stops on I-80 which...

 

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