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Low Gross, Low Net For Judy Daum At Four Winds

Judy Daum hauled in low gross with a 44 and low net with a 30, in Week 3 of the Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play at Four Winds. Jean Barrett continued with her excellent putting, only using the putter 14 times. Flag prizes were divided...

 

Ready To Take The Plunge

The Kimball City Council voted 4-0 to proceed with the opening of the swimming pool. The Health Directives from the Governor's Office have complicated matters with the pool, but it appears that by... Full story

 

Changes Made At School District

Reports throughout the community have indicated that two employees in the Kimball Public Schools’ district office at Kimball Jr/Sr High School are no longer employed in the district. Those reports have been confirmed. School board member Carrie...

 

New Man On The Beat

The Kimball County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy as of last Tuesday. Joseph Leitza was sworn in and began his career in law enforcement. After a week on the job, Deputy Leitza said he has "really...

 

Fourth Of July Festivities Set In Kimball

Gotte Park is the location for fire truck rides on the 4th of July, according to Kimball Fire Chief Andrew Bohac. The rides will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. The firemen will also have additional...

 

Banner Grads Get Their Ceremony

Banner County High School held graduation for the 2020 seniors on Saturday, June 20. In addition to graduation, scholarships were handed out and additional awards and honors were presented to the...

 

Potter Youth Proud As A Peacock

Organizers Peg Musil and Jennifer Thomas didn't let COVID-19 interfere with the group Youth Involved in Potter. According to organizers, indoors the kids have to wear masks but outside they can take...

 

Kimball Women's Golf Association Opens Season

The Kimball Women's Golf Association started league play in June with eight teams. The women played the front nine, it was a beautiful evening and the course was in excellent shape. Pattie...

 

We're Getting There

COVID continues to be a hot topic as the Kimball County Manor is planning a parade to help lift the spirits of their residents during this tough time at the manor. The parade is planned for June 26... Full story

 

The Story Behind Some City Renovations

The Economic Development Board met on Tuesday, June 9, with a quorum of members. Chairman Roger Wynne called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:30 am. The board had previously tabled the consideration of...

 

Power Restored After Kimball Fire

Days after a blaze in Kimball, the smell of smoke still permeated the neighborhood of 4th and Nadine as a result of a barn fire on Wednesday evening. Charles Maughan's barn/shed, along the alley... Full story

 

COVID-19 Roundup: First Case In Banner

As of Tuesday morning, Banner County was experiencing its first COVID-19 case. The person was described as a female in her 30s, and it was spread by close contact, according to Panhandle Public...

 

Plea Deal Made In Child Death Case

On July 7, Alexander Romero, 24, will be sentenced in district court on charges stemming from the death of his 7-month-old daughter, Aaliyah, in April 2019. The original charges of intentional child...

 

Three Fatalities In Area Accidents

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the wind on Saturday caused some major traffic accidents in the area. In a single vehicle accident on Interstate 80, the driver was trying to avoid some debris on the road, but ended up striking the debris. At...

 

What's Going On With The County Fair?

Some local decisions have been made for the Kimball-Banner County Fair to proceed with the COVID-19 situation, and the local fair board is following the recommendations of the governor's task force....

 

Kimball Superintendent Owens Says Goodbye From South Dakota

After two years at the helm of Kimball Public School system, superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Owens attended her last school board meeting via Zoom from her home in South Dakota, where she will retire. Each board member thanked her for her leadership...

 

Griebel's Recount Victory In The Cards

Six candidates from the school board election were slated in the May 12 primary to move on to the general election, but sixth place encountered a tie vote between Maggie Laughlin and Jennifer... Full story

 

Emerging From COVID-19 Restrictions

In local COVID-19 news, the Kimball Community Concert Association is looking forward to the 2020-21 season but like everything else, it may look different. The local association has asked members to keep an eye out for a survey which will ask a few...

 

Hats Off To Potter-Dix Graduates Of 2020

Graduation exercises were held for the Potter-Dix seniors on Saturday, May 30, on Combs Field. The 30 minute COVID-19 compliant ceremony included the presentation of scholarships and shared addresses...

 

EATMON WELL SERVICE

"We used to run 24 hours a day with two divisions and up to 12 rigs." said Liz Ferguson, owner of Eatmon Well Service, as she reflected on the golden days in the oilfield. The oil industry has always...

 

Thank You, Mrs. Flores

Cathy Flores, who is retiring after 43 years as a first-grade teacher in Kimball Public Schools, was treated to a birthday parade as well as a retirement parade this past week. A host of students,... Full story

 

Towing Mishap

Nathan Belden lost control of a pickup that he was driving on Highway 30 east of Kimball at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The pickup was towing another vehicle and fishtailed, thus causing the... Full story

 

Life Looking A Bit Normal

Some things in our lives are getting back to normal as the Panhandle continues to deal with the coronavirus. Topping the hit list for Kimball County is the reopening of the Kimball's Pizza Hut. After... Full story

 

43 Years In Same Grade, Same School District

"It was always about the kids," said long time teacher Cathy Flores, reflecting on her 43-year teaching career. Not many teachers will be able to beat Mrs. Flores' record and her exemplary dedication...

 

Memorial Day, 2020

On a cool and windy Memorial Day, a small crowd at Kimball Cemetery gathered near their cars to honor those "who gave it all." The 20-minute ceremony featured the "Star Spangled Banner" sung by Jenna...

 

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