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Articles from the January 7, 2021 edition

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Shopko Building Nears Sale

With fingers crossed, the Shopko building at 1217 Highway 71 will no longer be called the Shopko building, as it appears that it will be sold. According to Red Diamond Realty, the building has been... Full story


Flower Haven Finds Buyer

The Flower Haven in Kimball changed ownership Jan 1. Joe and Andrea Harroun purchased the local business from Kay McBride, who owned Flower Haven since 1988 and will stay and continue to help Andrea with funerals and holidays through Memorial Day....


Manor Staff, Residents Vaccinated

On Dec. 30, the Kimball County Manor became one of the first nursing homes in the area to have residents and staff get the COVID-19 vaccination. According to Director of Nursing Sarah Stull, 31 out... Full story



COVID-19 vaccinations for those 75 years and older are now underway in Kimball and the surrounding area. Panhandle Public Health reported that as of Jan. 4, "2,108 people in the eligible population ha... Full story



Purchases and major decisions made by the Kimball City Council 65 years ago continue to have an impact on residents today – and the water tower south of town is a perfect example of lasting...

 By Barb Cross    News    January 7, 2021

It's A New Year With School Days, Birthdays, Cancellations in Banner County

Well here we go again, hopefully a better New Year! School here resumed Tuesday, January 5th. For myself it was nice to have the days a little bit more scheduled for our senior, but not quite as nice for the husband that went off of vacation. As far...


Jackie 'Jack' Cook

Jackie "Jack" Cook, 74, of Kimball, Nebraska passed away at the Kimball Health Services on Monday, December 28. 2020. Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial serv... Full story


Loren David Gotfrey

Loren David Gotfrey joined his Lord and Savior on January 1, 2021, at the age of 60. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Crossroads Community Church in Pine... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    January 7, 2021

High School Schedules Get COVID Changes

Local high school sports returned this week with some basketball games rescheduled in recent days due to virus safety precautions. On Monday, the Potter-Dix basketball teams travelled to Morrill, where the boys won, 57-53, and girls lost, 62-14. See...

 By Tom O'Brien    News    January 7, 2021


'Twas the day after Christmas And all through the town, They searched and they searched But she couldn't be found.  Dear Midgey had wandered Away from her home, And now she was out there Cold,...

 By Jim Orr    News    January 7, 2021


When several inches of snow fell on the Kimball area overnight last Monday and Tuesday, city road crews were out and about clearing streets before many people woke up. In the photo, a plow clears...


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