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Tough Enough Cowboys

The winners of the 11th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo placed first in only one event and outpaced the runner-up team by just 10 seconds in total time. JDS Livestock placed overall first but only won the...

 

Blind 'Navigator' Steering In Right Direction

Sugar Valley Rally participants Earl and Tony Johnson arrived in Kimball on Friday afternoon, May 31 for the required pit stop and needed refreshments. The Scottsbluff father/son duo were driving...

 

Jury Finds Kenneth Childs Not Guilty

It took close to 90 minutes for a Kimball County jury of 6 women and 6 men to acquit Kenneth Childs of the one charge of Subornation of Perjury. Subornation of perjury is “persuading” or “convincing” someone to lie on the witness stand in an...

 

Community Blood Drive Needs Donors

As summer approaches there is always more of a need for blood and according to Donna Linn, donations are always a little bit slower during the summer months. Donna Linn has organized the Kimball Community Blood Drive for the passed eight years....

 

Folks, Falconer Flock To Banner Days

Banner County people flocked to see and hear Richard Brown speak about his past career -- he is a retired falconer. According to Brown, "Falconry is the taking of wild game with a trained raptor. It...

 

'O'Brien Spirit Of Healthcare Award' A Reality

Long-time resident Jim O'Brien celebrated his 80th birthday on Saturday at the Eagles. He was caught off guard by a presentation to him from the Kimball Hospital Foundation. Jim served 18 years on...

 

Local Greenhouse Ready For Business

Mike's Greenhouse on the corner of Burg and 2nd Street has just about any plant the weekend gardener might need or want. For the past five years, Mike Schepker along with helper Karen Munoz (his mom)...

 

Kimball Gets Some Spring Cleaning

The City of Kimball employees have been hard at it in order to get the town shaped up for the summer season. The Street Department is "kind of the city custodians" according to Jim Shoup, Street...

 

Mary Lynch Offers 2019 Summer Camp

Kimball Public School Summer Camp will be a great learning opportunity for Mary Lynch students. The new program centers on Investigation. The camp is for kindergarteners through 6th grade with a variety of different age appropriate topics and activit...

 

From Dix To Vietnam

The year, 1968. The country, this country, was deep in political upheaval, assassinations, drugs and demonstrations. Lyndon B. Johnson was President, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were...

 

Fixer-Upper, Kimball Style

Jim Cederburg and his wife, Donna are technically retired, but... they have spent the last twelve years buying and "fixing up" dilapidated houses throughout Kimball. The whole process started when...

 

Plains Historical Museum is Looking For YOU!

Do you have a couple hours during the week? Do you like meeting new people? The Plains Historical Society Museum is looking for you. As summer approaches, the Plains Historical Society is making...

 

Potter-Dix School Board Hires New Principal

Potter-Dix School Board met in regular session on May 13. The school board unanimously agreed to approve the resignation of and settlement agreement with Principal Jane Brown, they also approved the non-renewal of the employment of Jerry Brown due...

 

Harmons Praise Small Community

The afternoon of February 7, 2019 will replay in Sandy and Randy Harmon’s mind forever. That is the day they lost everything in a house fire, but today they are thankful and feeling blessed. Sandy’s philosophy is: “First of all, material...

 

Underpass Project Starts To Take Shape

The underpass is showing signs of new life. Previously, the contractor had worked on the storm sewer and the pipe on both sides of the underpass on the east side of the roadway. The workers had...

 

Yard Of The Week

Yard of the Week committee members, left to right, are Dakota Kuhns, Dawn Moser, Bob Kellner (recipient), Beth Huddleston and Kim Baliman. Bob Kellner received the first yard of the week for 2019....

 

Kimball Senior Civics Class Cleans Up Nicely ... In More Ways Than One

The Community Clean Up Day organized by the senior civics class as a "thank you" to the businesses and the community for their support over the past year was held Wednesday afternoon, April 24....

 

A Beautiful Day To Hunt ... Easter Eggs

Of the hundreds of kids in four age groups who scrambled from behind the starting line to collect more than 2,000 Easter eggs at the Kimball High School practice field, only four were lucky enough to...

 

Potter-Dix School Board Hearing Cancelled

The Potter-Dix School Board scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, April 17, but the hearing was cancelled earlier that afternoon. The hearing regarded a personnel matter. Previously, the board had not offered Principal Jane Brown a contact, and she...

 

USCGC Kimball In Open Waters

If you live in the city of Kimball or Kimball County, you might think that a ship named Kimball would be local attraction and perhaps cruise the open waters of Oliver Lake. But then you might be...

 

STAYING IN HIS LANE

The Dalles, Ore., is a world away from Kimball, but professional bowler Greg McDaniel made the move from there to Kimball. In August 2015, McDaniel purchased the local bowling alley, the Kim Bowl. He...

 

Moisture Needed In Panhandle, At Least Before Storm

An estimated 60 acres of pasture burned on Sunday afternoon, April 7, near Kimball, according to Kimball Fire Chief Rick Wynne. The fire along Road 29W, which occurred before the April 10-11 storm... Full story

 

FFA ... It's A Family Tradition For Many

The hard work for the FFA Alumni pays off when they "watch kids be successful after they graduate and leave the program." This is the reason why Sandy Lukassen, Amber Wilke and other alumni spent...

 

Liver And Onions: A Treat

Liver and onions was on the menu as Shirley Whartman stepped up to get her meal. Over 45 lunches of liver and onions were served at the Kimball Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, March 28. Liver...

 

Potter-Dix Speech Team Takes State

They endured a rocky start to this year's speech season, but the Coyotes overcame many struggles. According to Potter-Dix head speech coach Chandell Oleson, "The year started out rough and scary...

 

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