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 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...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Roughing It

Let me begin by saying that I prefer to write about the fun events, the good news and the easy-to-read features of small town life. I do not enjoy writing negative articles about anyone or anything, nor do others in this job position. Regardless of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 5, 2018

Local business builds friendships

Community members at the Kimball Senior Friendship Center invited Scott Mallory, of Carr Spirits, to present the local business' story and product. Mallory joined the group on Wednesday, March 28, to...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 5, 2018

Hopes to bring a new look to both Gotte and City Park this summer

The summer of 2018 might be a busy one for local park crews and volunteers, if plans and projects for the local parks move forward as quickly as Mayor Keith Prunty hopes. A public follow-up meeting...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 29, 2018

KPL maintains services, remains at current location

Citizens may have heard a rumor going around town that the Kimball Public Library could be moved into the Kimball Event Center, but such is not the case. According to Rosa-Ellen Williams, President of the Kimball Public Library Board of Trustees, dur...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 29, 2018

Citizens and local organization focus on park and rec improvements

The Lions Club of Kimball is taking major steps to make improvements to the ball fields this summer, with president, Sonny, and secretary, Kathy Porter leading the way. The Parks and Recreation Board...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 29, 2018

Kimball Transit readies for Transit Week

Last Tuesday, March 20, the Board of Commissioners met with Dan Osborne, from Top Coat, Inc. to discuss and consider a proposal to chip seal a few different roads in Kimball County. The sections of roads include; four miles south and two and a half...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    March 29, 2018

Coyotes return lots of track and field talent

Spring-time is here, at least according to high school sports. Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes Track and Field team is gearing up for another great season. Head Coach, Dale Frerichs, is entering his second...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    March 22, 2018

Kimball youngster named 2018 Nebraska Wrestling Champ

He might be little and silly but he is also your new 2018 Nebraska USA Wrestling State Champion from Kimball, Trajan Johnson! Johnson won the trip to State with a fourth place district placing in...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 15, 2018

Wind energy close to powering up in Kimball

Tuesday, March 13, John Brown, Chief Development Officer of Kimball Wind Energy was on the agenda to present and review a slide presentation of the Kimball Wind Energy Project, however, Brown was unab...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 8, 2018

Three arrested last week in Kimball WING sting

Three Kimball County residents, Misty Duzich Jefferson, 50, Matthew Duzich, 42, and Daniel Valdez, 24, were arrested on various drug charges on Thursday, March 1. According to the arrest affidavit,...


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