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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Local kiosk still not functioning

A statement has been released from the State of Nebraska regarding the JUSTICE system, which is currently not fully functioning. The statement said that public access kiosks in the courthouses across Nebraska are temporarily down due to a needed...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Kimball's graduating class of 1953 celebrates their 65th reunion in Kimball

Summer can bring vistors from all across the county together, for many different things, one of which is class reunions. The Kimball County High School class of 1953 held their 65th Class Reunion...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Plains Historical Society seeks volunteers

The High Plains Historical Society seeks volunteers for the next few weeks, and some to continue after, as they plan to open the downtown museum for two to three afternoons a week beginning this August. Additionally, volunteers are needed for...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Farmer's Day fundraiser this weekend

Dig out your poodle skirts and letterman jackets, ladies and gentlemen, the 2018 Farmers’ Day fundraiser is a Rockabilly Luau, this Saturday, July 21. This event is 5:30-11 p.m. at the Ag Society Hog Barn, with parking at Gotte Park, meal is at 6...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 12, 2018

Kimball Transit system administration award winning

The Kimball County Transit Service received two awards at the annual Nebraska Association of Transit Providers Managers Conference. Christy Warner, Transit Administrator received the "Rookie Manager...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 5, 2018

Lincoln Highway BBQ Fest deemed successful in its inaugural year

Throughout the past, the "Ribs n' More" cook off took place in June, donating the proceeds to a local organization. After Jowain Sherman passed the cherished baton to the James L. Eatmon Masonic...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 28, 2018

State chamber president's focus - economic development

Throughout the years, Nebraska State Chamber President Brian Slone has always known Nebraska as home. Growing up in the small towns of Western Nebraska, Gordon and Gering, Slone has been close to the...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 28, 2018

Bymer certified Bridge Inspector Team Leader for Kimball County

Kimball County Highway Department's own, Randy Bymer, is finally a certified Bridge Inspector Team Leader after a long process that began in 2013. Bymer needed five years of field work training, follo...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 28, 2018

Annual Andy Shaw tourney another big success

Through the sun, the wind and the rain, the 12th Annual Andy Shaw Memorial Softball Tournament was again successfull. Teams from Kimball, Scottsbluff and Cheyenne joined the fun at the ball fields,...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 21, 2018

Volunteers wanted for summer fun at Oliver

Guests at Oliver Reservoir will soon see a new Camp Host. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway was the Camp Host last summer, and a shining familiar light was seen from the small lake that was forgotten years ago with the increased number of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 14, 2018

Hundreds enjoyed the 10th Annual Ranch Rodeo

Buckles, boots and spurs filled the Kimball Banner County Fairgrounds arena Saturday evening as cowboys and cowgirls gathered to compete in the 10th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo. Organizers kicked off...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 7, 2018

Summer action at Oliver Reservoir is increasing

Oliver Reservoir saw a few boat loads of campers, fishers, over the course of the last holiday weekend. Boats, jet skis, campers, swimmers, horses, you name it, its probably been at Oliver these past...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 7, 2018

Rodeo fans get ready, 10th Annual Ranch Rodeo approaches

Get your spurs and load the pickup, it's time for the 10th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo. Yes, you heard right, the 10th annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 9, beginning at 5:30 at the Kimball Fai...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 7, 2018

Kimball Day Out fun in the sun

Cars, hot dogs and burgers, filled the air Saturday morning in downtown. Kimball's Day Out consisted of business and individual booths lined-up down Chestnut Street, the Kimball-Banner Chamber of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 7, 2018

Legion games at home next week

As we all know, ball field action in Kimball and the surrounding areas kicked off earlier last month. Your hometown Legion team is under way at home and on the road. On tap for this week, the ball players will travel north to play in the Gering...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 31, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Henderson Bryson

"Be the change you wish to see in the world," a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, rings true to many, but Officer Henderson Bryson's story lives out this positive outlook. Born and raised in Detroit, Mich.,...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 17, 2018

Commissioners consider National Motto, hear Walking Trail request

Retirement is in the air for Bev Schnell, Kimball County Manor Administrator. Schnell advised the Commissioners as to her retirement at their regular board meeting on Monday, May 14. At the end of May, Schnell will be headed into retirement...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 10, 2018

A tribute to Moms

A mother of five, ages 15 down to 18 months old, Jen Shaw of Kimball feels grateful for and blessed by the love of her family. After moving to Kimball in November of 2014 Jen began to raise her family...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 3, 2018

Improvements planned for Oliver Reservoir this summer

There are more potential improvements to come at Oliver Reservoir in the coming months including, improvements to the boat ramp and a dump station is in the works according to Galen Wittrock of the So... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 3, 2018

Spring recital set for Sunday

The public is invited to another exciting spring recital featuring selected students of Patricia Randolph this Sunday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the Kimball Baptist Fellowship Church located at Sixth and Oak Street. Students performing include Bailey Ba...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 26, 2018

Kimball's GED program is ready for new students

GED classes are up and running smoothly in Kimball. Classes started the first week of April. “We have eight students right now attending classes,” said Daria Faden, Kimball’s instructor. New students interested in joining must go through...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 26, 2018

Volunteers needed

Senior volunteer hours are needed at the Senior Center, one-on-one helping seniors. The Aging Office of Western Nebraska is looking for members and non-members ages 60 and up to volunteer to help other seniors. Volunteer requirements include; valid...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 26, 2018

Local family is grateful for community support

One local man has experienced a little taste from three neighboring states. Born in Littleton Colorado, then attended college at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, in 2009-2014. During college Zack...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 19, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Echo Kizzair

Born in Greeley, Colo., Echo Kizzair moved to Kimball at the age of four. She attended Kimball Public Schools until her eighth grade year, at which point she began working full-time and later became...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 12, 2018

Kimball students ask public to join them for the political forum

The Kimball High School Civics class is busy once again before the end of the current school year. They will be hosting a Political Forum later this month for all public office candidates who will be on the primary ballot in May. Community members...


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