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School Reopening Plans Firm Up

Monday, July 27 the Potter-Dix School Board approved the proposed reopening plan in a 6-0 vote. School will start Aug. 19 with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal. The proposal included information about pre-test... Full story

 

End Of Summer School

For the past seven weeks, some Kimball students have improved their science, technology, engineering, math and literacy skills in the Elite Summer Camp. The morning program concluded on Friday the...

 

Lots To Chew On For Kimball City Council

Kimball City Council members had a full agenda to tend to in their July 21 meeting. The Economic Development Grant guidelines continue to be discussed and updated, but businesses are rapidly using the LB 840 money. Receiving Business Facade...

 

Horse 'Survives' Broken Leg

It isn't often that a metal, life-size horse is transported on an open trailer down Highway 30. The metal horse suffered an injury to his leg when he blew over during the last blizzard of the season...

 

FirsTier Bank Promotes Jared Reich

FirsTier Bank has announced the promotion of Jared Reich to Kimball branch president.  Jared has been proudly serving the community at FirsTier for just over 11 years. He grew up on a ranch and...

 

Regular Play Ends In Women's League

Bingo, Bango, Bongo was the Wednesday night game for the Kimball Women's Golf Association. The Pine Bluffs women took top honors as Alice Theobald and her partner Donna Loyd tied for first place....

 

Another Kimball County COVID Case

From Friday to Monday, 13 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Panhandle. Kimball County has one case and Scotts Bluff and Box Butte counties share the remaining 12. A male in his 50s is the latest Kimball County case and his exposure type...

 

Frenchman Valley Coop Building Flat Storage Facility

A huge project is in the works at the Kimball Frenchman Valley Coop on the north side of the railroad tracks. From a distance, a crane is visible but up close the boot pit is visible. Previously,...

 

Board Vote Did Not Compute

The Kimball School Board computer program Sparq erroneously stated at the last board meeting that a “motion failed” when in fact the motion passed. During the meeting, Travis Cook voted against approving the treasurer’s report due partly to the...

 

Yard Of The Week

Receiving the Yard of the Week award is Valerie O'Brien at 401 Chestnut in Kimball. The O'Briens purchased the house in 2016, but didn't make the final transition to Nebraska from Aurora, Colorado,...

 

Trial Set For Kenneth Childs

A Sept. 24 trial date has been set for Kenneth Childs of Dix. Childs is charged with making terroristic threats, which is a Class 3A felony, and false reporting, which is a misdemeanor. Childs is...

 

'Farmers To Families' Food Program In Kimball

The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program has come to Trinity Methodist Church in Kimball. The church is the local distribution entity. According to Carol Walker, the church receives enough food...

 

Kimball's New Superintendent Looking To New School Year

Kimball School Superintendent Trevor Anderson has a big job ahead of him, but he is ready for the challenge. Admittedly he knows he has to "hit the ground running" and he must "deal with the hand... Full story

 

The Drag Racer

Bransyn Kiefer sounds like a mathematical genius as he rattles off a multitude of numbers. The language he speaks is times, motor temperatures, head temperatures, reaction times, miles per hour, tire...

 

Man, Woman Test Positive Here

Panhandle Public Health District reported on Monday that Kimball County has two new cases of the coronavirus. Both cases are individuals in their 60s. One of them, a male, was exposed through travel. The other, a female, was exposed through close...

 

Superintendent, School Board Discuss Safety

More than 30 people packed into the two-hour Kimball School Board meeting on Monday, July 13, at the Kimball Jr/Sr High School. Five of the six board members were present with Lynn Vogel absent but on a phone connection, although unable to vote on...

 

Kimball Makes The List For Busy Buddies

What do you do when COVID-19 hits and your freshman year at college is cut short? Seth Varner and Austin Schneider decided to visit incorporated Nebraska towns and cities – all 531 of them. Seth...

 

Bale Fire Lasts Three Days Near Potter

Herb Stevens has been the Potter fire chief for 27 years, but he said, "This is one that you remember." He was talking about a huge bale fire south of Potter, just two miles from the Colorado state... Full story

 

1 New Case, All Others Recovered

On Monday, July 6, the Panhandle Public Health District announced 13 more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle of Nebraska. PPHD reported one case in Kimball County – a female in her 40s. The method of exposure was close contact. Kimball County has...

 

Man Gets 30-40 Years In Daughter Death Case

Alexander Romero appeared with his attorney Tuesday, July 7, in District Court for sentencing in a child abuse case in which his daughter died. In March, Romero was tried on intentional child abuse charges and it resulted in a hung jury. In May,...

 

More To It Than Meets The Eye

July 4th was a busy day for the Kimball Volunteer Department. Their day began at Gotte Park with fire truck rides and kids spraying fire hoses. Later in the day the firemen set up the fireworks on...

 

'Created By G' Enters The Business World

Lookout Bill Gates, here comes Giorgetta Varra! Giorgetta had her inaugural showing of her crafts, "Created by G" at the Potter CarBowl craft fair, and it couldn't have gone better. The Kimball...

 

Drive-By Parade Brings Together Loved Ones A Bit During Pandemic

Kimball County Manor had a "Drive by Parade" for their residents on Friday, June 26. The manor encouraged people to decorate their cars and have signs for the residents. The parade was led by the... Full story

 

2 New Confirmed Cases In Kimball County

Kimball County is currently faring better than other area counties with COVID-19 cases, and this is good for the health of residents and the economy. One positive case was identified in Kimball County...

 

A Time To Show Love Of Country

At certain times throughout our history, patriotism has been stronger than at other times but since 911, patriotism has skyrocketed. Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4 are perfect examples and ways to...

 

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