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Articles from the January 5, 2017 edition

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2016 in review part 2

The second half of 2016 was a whirlwind of activity in Kimball. Businesses opened, grew and closed, a fugitive from Florida was apprehended, Kimball hired a new doctor, lost an administrator and a police chief in the same month, and offered those...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 5, 2017

Oversized load

Although this huge quonset traveled only five miles, it traversed both dirt and paved roads, skimmed under the Interstate 80 overpass, inched up and over a hill of pasture and trudged through a field...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 5, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Andy Bremer

If you were to run into Andy Bremer when he was off duty, you might not realize he has been in law enforcement for nearly fifteen years. The consensus around town is that Bremer is not just an excepti...

 By Tim Nolting    News    January 5, 2017

Across the fence

When I chose 'Across the Fence' as the by-line for this column I envisioned neighbors casually leaning against a shared fence, spending a little time just visiting. Maybe the talk would be about the...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 5, 2017

Kimball ambulance service questions answered

Much of the public is still uncertain about the future of the ambulance service in Kimball. Though a new contract has been signed, a new partnership made, the service can remain vastly unchanged according to Kimball County Commissioner Tim Nolting....


Randomly Tonia

With the dawning of a new year many of us are cleaning out closets, cleaning out friends lists and just preparing in general for the new year. I have started a new year with lofty ideals and intentions for more years than I care to count. There is...

 By Larry Nelson    News    January 5, 2017

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 5, 2017

Jordan Cluff double winner for Kimball wrestling

The Kimball High wrestling team hosted Hershey and Chase County in a double dual wrestling match to close out the pre-Christmas part of the season with Jordan Cluff, a double winner for the home...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 5, 2017

Jock Talk

The Christmas break is over, a New Year has arrived and it’s time to get the area high school sports action up and going once again. It begins today (Thursday) with the Kimball wrestlers off to Mitchell for the Western Trails Conference...


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