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Articles from the January 3, 2019 edition

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 By Jim Orr    News    January 3, 2019


Local shoppers continue filling their vehicles with items bought at Kimball's Shopko Hometown store, but they soon could be filling up with something else – more gasoline at the fuel pump -- if the... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    January 3, 2019

Job Rate Better Here Than Across Neb., U.S.

Kimball County fares well when it comes to unemployment rates across Nebraska and the United States. The latest State Department of Labor figures show the county’s unemployment rate at 2.5 percent for November – an improvement from 2.7 percent...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 3, 2019

Brandon Mossberg Joins Board Today

The newest member of the Kimball County Board of Commissioners is ready to take his first steps in office and express his thoughts and opinions relating to the county. Today – Thursday, Jan. 3 --...


Paramedic Michael Downey Named KMS Employee Of Year

A talented paramedic with a knack for not only emergency medicine but also for finding things is the Kimball Health Services Employee of the Year for 2018.  Michael Downey, a paramedic who's also...


The Calm Before The Storm In Nebraska Politics

Now that the New Year has finally arrived, it is safe to say that this is the calm before the storm. The new biennium Session is scheduled to begin on Jan. 9, so the political fireworks are about to begin. There will be several hotly contested bills...


Louise Danielson

Louise Danielson, 83, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Hod Boltjes officiating....


Claude H. Constable

On Christmas Eve afternoon, Pastor Claude Harvey Constable, 85, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, entered into eternal life at Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Cheyenne. Claude was the first born...


Glen R. Yung

Glen Raymond Yung passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, in York, Nebraska. He was born December 8, 1933, in Kimball to August and Alice (Burkey) Yung and grew up on a farm south of Kimball. Glen...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 3, 2019

Wilma Gilliland: Kimball Golf Legend

When you mention "Wilma" to anyone in Kimball, a last name is not needed – at least to anyone who has lived here for any period of time or anyone who is associated with the game of golf. Kimball's... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 3, 2019


The holiday break is over and the second half of the season for winter sports gets underway this week. In fact, there is basketball on tap this evening (Thursday, Jan. 3) at the Kimball High gym as the Longhorns host Class B Sidney with the JV games...


Kimball Wrestling Club Results From Rumble At The Rock

Here are the Kimball Wrestling Club’s results from the 2018 Rumble at the Rock wrestling tournament for regional wrestling clubs. Pre K-K 38-40 Able Kuhns was 4th and scored 4.0 team points. Round 1 - Dash Lentfer (Mitchell) won by decision over Ab...


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