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Potter Days Royalty crowned

Potter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsor the annual Potter Days Queen competition with three seniors at Potter-Dix High School. Vote ballots were sent to residents of Potter and Dix via mail and were...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Kimball schools boast six new teachers

As Kimball Public Schools brings in new students, it also attracts 6 new teachers onto the staff. Mary Lynch Elementary has three new teachers, and the Kimball High School also has three new...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

Kimball Schools excited for the coming school year - welcome students back enthusiastically

With students heading back to school next week, Kimball Public Schools announces some changes at both the Kimball Jr/Sr High School and Mary Lynch Elementary for this upcoming year. School will begin on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 a.m. and will end at 1 p....

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Dr. Elizabeth Owens

Kimball Public Schools hired a new superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Owens, formerly of Virginia. Her ancestors have been in Virginia for over 400 years. After growing up on a farm near the Appalachian... Full story

 By Desyree Nelson    Sports    July 26, 2018

Kimball Cheer team brings home superior rating, two All Americans

Kimball High School Cheer team received a Superior trophy for their tremendous skill and attitude while competing against more than 200 cheerleaders at a camp, held in Fort Collins, Colo., last week....

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 19, 2018

Young Potter-Dix actors strut their stuff

Children in the Potter and Dix areas took their time to shine, performing "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch," on July 13 in Potter. In addition to the show, there was a silent auction and all proceeds...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 19, 2018

Kimball volleyball hosted Gold Medal Squared volleyball camp

Kimball High School hosted the Gold Medal State volleyball camp July 9 through July 12 with 19 student athletes attending from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., including one eighth grade student from Arizona,... Full story

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 12, 2018

Z&S awarded Kimball County contract

At the the Kimball County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, July 3, County Road Superintendent Dave Hottell addressed the roads in the northwest part of the county have been neglected due to minimal equipment operators. Hottell has...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 12, 2018

Youth leadership program brings young adults home

4-H consists of members ages 8-18 to show off different and unique talents. Although many think 4-H is just about showing animals and sewing, it is much more than that. It involves photography, robotics and many other projects for youth to enjoy. In...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 5, 2018

D.C. Conference offers local students bigger dreams

Washington D.C.’s junior leadership conference catches the eye of the Kimball’s Joseph Bremer, a sixth grade student at Mary Lynch Elementary. This summer Joseph took a trip to Washington D.C. after being nominated by Mr. Bernie Walker for the...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    June 28, 2018

90 years in Kimball County

90 years ago, the Kimball FFA Chapter was chartered. In that time, the chapter has had many accomplishments with several students and alumni receiving their state and American degrees. In addition to celebrating this milestone, Kimball’s chapter...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    June 28, 2018

Learning the love of reading

Scottsbluff students performed "Storyland" at the Kimball Public Library on Wednesday, June 20. The actors and actresses dressed in costumes, traveling from one library to another to perform during...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    June 21, 2018

Meal program serves kids and adults throughout summer

Danessa Terrill, Food Service Director for Kimball Public Schools, is serving up free breakfast and lunch at Mary Lynch Elementary during the summer. Funding received for the program comes from...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    May 10, 2018

Students pull together in a big way to lend support to community, local family

Kimball High School students picked up around businesses on Tuesday, May 1, to give back to the community for all the support the school receives. They combined the hard work with a fundraiser and a...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    May 3, 2018

High School Political forum saw increased attendance

The Kimball High School Civics class put together the Political Forum on Monday night. The crowd was plentiful as the entire room was full with some people standing and more chairs being taken out of...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    April 26, 2018

NHS inducts new members at KHS

The National Honor Society inducted three new members from Kimball High School's sophomore and junior classes on Monday, April 23. Sophomores, Alexander Flores and Carli Wurdeman, joined, junior Haile...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    March 29, 2018

Kimball music students performed well at SPVA

Kimball vocal and instrumental students received 23 superior ratings and three excellent ratings at the Mar. 20 SPVA Conference competition in Sutherland. Local students performed 24 solos and duets...


Kimball Speech brings hardware home from Perkins Co.

The Kimball High School Speech Team participated in the Perkins County invitational on Saturday, Jan. 27, and placed fourth overall with 46 points while taking four first place medals. The team worked...


Inaugural toy drive serves many throughout the Panhandle

A&L Sales and Service hosted a toy drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Dec. 15, in memory of co-owner Lindsey Chavez's father, George Armstrong. This is the first of many planned toy drives at A&L,...


Kimball One-Act showcases talent, excited for next production season

Kimball’s One Act students showcased their acting talents on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the District competition, narrowly missing the top three placements. Despite the fourth-place finish, Kennedy Lewis, Kaden Adrian and Paycen Harroun, all of...


Kimball show choirs perform well at regional competition

Kimball High School's New Dimension took the stage on Nov. 4, at the Old West Choir Fest competition held in Scottsbluff. With 23 schools competing, New Dimension placed in the top 7, making it into t...


KHS students offered a grim reminder of consequences

The day started off like any other. Then following the normal announcements, Kerry Ferguson, Director of Community Relations and Foundation at Kimball Health Services, announced the statistics of...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 27, 2017

New daycare to open in Kimball

Kimball welcomes a new business that is in the business of caring for and teaching young children. The Alphabet Academy has made its way to Kimball and is ready to care for local children aged 6 weeks and older. Director Lindsey Lynch spoke to the...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    May 11, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Kim Adrian

Though a mother of two young men, one Kimball mom is known at Kimball High School as a second mom by many. Kim Adrian, mom to Nolan, who is graduating college at Chadron State and Kaden, a junior at...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    April 27, 2017

NHS inducts six new members at annual ceremony

Six new members were inducted into the National Honor Society during Kimball's annual NHS Induction ceremony – a momentous occasion for four sophomores, one junior, and one senior. Member Madison Wy... Full story


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