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 By John Verser    News    January 8, 2015

Kimball Health Services inks deal with Regional West

Kimball Health Services has a new affiliation. KHS announced late Monday afternoon that it has signed a joint operating agreement with Regional West Health Services of Scottsbluff. The agreement is effective immediately, according to a press...

 

A Banner County sunset

The sun sets over the hills in Banner County, north of Harrisburg, on a recent evening. This photo was taken on a county road just off U.S. Hwy. 71....

 

Winter storms hit area

Kimball experienced some rather intense snow that began close to Christmas. Chris Hammer, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, said that Kimball received roughly five inches of snowfall and experienced temperatures that dropped...

 

Financial education courses begin Jan. 14-15 at Kimball library

What questions do you have about your budget, getting started with investments, or retirement planning? Kimball Public Library has resources to help you find answers with our books, DVDs and online resources. The “Smart Investing @ your library...

 

Kimball Junior High Students of the Quarter

For each quarter of the school year, three students from both the seventh grade and eighth grade are honored as "Students of the Quarter." These students are nominated by their teachers and then...

 

Mohr tabbed Lions Club Student of the Month for December

Congratulations to Kimball High School's December Student of the Month, Justin Mohr. Justin has been a "jack of all trades" in high school, participating in many organizations and on many teams. He...

 

New year provides opportunities to make changes

It is no secret that new year resolutions tend to go unfulfilled. This often happens because people do not know where to begin with their resolutions and therefore do not have the motivation to follow through. There are several places in Kimball...

 

West Nebraska Blood Center needs O types

The West Nebraska Blood Center is currently in need of both O positive and negative blood types, and as always, the center is accepting donations of all blood types. Although 65 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood and blood...

 

Woten earns scholarship at Black Hills State

Katelyn Woten, a business administration-accounting major from Potter, was awarded the business scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at Black Hills State University. Students were recognized for...

 

Ila J. Williams

Ila J. Williams, 77, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Ila Joy Williams was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on May 4, 1937, the daughter of Reuben and...

 

Melody Farrar

Melody Farrar, 58, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball with Sister Anne Hall and Pastor Ed Hunzeker...

 

Leland R. 'Butch' Downer

Leland R. "Butch" Downer, 67, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Dec 6, 2014 at his home in Wauconda, Wash.. Memorial services and inurnment were held Dec. 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Tahoma National...

 

Evelyn Mae Bennett Revel

Evelyn Mae Bennett Revel 82, died Jan. 5, 2015 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 18, 1932 in Pittsfield, Mass., to Walter and...

 

Esther May (Wood) Phillips

Esther May (Wood) Phillips, 83, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, Jan. 4, 2015. Please join us in celebrating Esther's life at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Calvary United Methodist...

 

Baluska receives scholarship to Chadron State

Diane Baluska of Kimball, daughter of Charles and Chris Baluska, received a scholarship to Chadron State College. Diane received the Newman-Stryker scholarship for $9,800. Diane is a senior at CSC studying elementary education. Chadron State...

 

Wildcats split games in Sioux County tourney

The Banner County boys basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend at the Sioux County tournament. The Wildcats (1-6) opened the tournament with a win against Crawford, and fell narrowly...

 

Lady Wildcats drop 2 in Sioux County tourney

The Banner County girls basketball team dropped games to Crawford and host Sioux County at the Sioux County tournament over the weekend. Crawford 61, Banner County 15 Crawford (9-1) jumped out to the...

 

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