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Council discusses snow removal

The Kimball City Council considered residents’ complaints about snow removal as well as designating emergency snow routes following recent winter storms. “Every year whenever we have snow we start fielding calls from residents, concerns and...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 14, 2016

Left out

Of the eleven counties represented by the Region I Office of Human Development, one county stands out – Kimball. Kimball County Commissioner Daria Anderson-Faden attended a Region I meeting in December, and reported to the board her findings...

 

Huff urges - clean sidewalks

The season of snow is upon us, and worse, ice. Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff reminds citizens that, by ordinance, sidewalks in the business district are to be cleared of snow, ice or other substances within five hours after a storm stops. If a...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 14, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Katie Ryan

Substitute teacher, passionate volunteer, Champion of Record and self-described apple connoisseur, Katie Ryan came to Kimball nearly a decade ago as part of her grieving process, after losing her husband, Patrick, of 29 years. Now she fills many role...

 

2015 in review part 2

In the second half of our two-part Year in Review, we will revisit a successful All-Class Reunion, a winning design for the new look of the historic underpass and a new water well for the Village of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 14, 2016

Settlement issued to former Kimball family

Mathew and Waneta Scott, formally of Kimball, received a $185,000 insurance settlement from a local business, following a claim filed in Woods County, Minn. District Court. The claim stated the...

 

Safety first in Kimball

Kimball was recently named among the top 10 safest cities in Nebraska by Consumer Affairs based on data collected from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the national Census Bureau, though...

 

Longhorns win at Mitchell

The Kimball boys put it all together at Mitchell Saturday night to secure a 70-55 win over the taller Tigers. This was certainly the highlight of the week for the Longhorns as they also suffered...

 

Lady Longhorns have a tough week

A tough week for the Kimball High girl's basketball team. After a three week layoff for the Christmas Holiday break, the Lady Horns returned to action with a three night consecutive schedule facing...

 

Bridgeport wins WTC

Bridgeport captured the 2016 Western Trails Conference Wrestling Championship hosted by Kimball this past week with Mitchell a distant runnerup in the team scoring. Bridgeport won the team title with 234 points with Mitchell scoring 148.5, followed...

 

Jock Talk

The Kimball High Basketball Teams faced some very strong competition this past week and they have more of the same this week. The Kimball boys had to start off the new year facing Sidney on the road and Sidney is ranked number 3 in the State Class B...

 

Lady Wildcats split their week

Banner County coach Brittany Cooper said the Lady Wildcats were working on getting back into shape mentally and physically as quickly as possible coming back from break. She added that the team was lo...

 

Coyotes bring in a double win

With four upperclassmen scoring in the double digits, the Potter-Dix Coyotes squeaked past the Bayard Tigers 59-50 in their first home conference game following a two-week break on Jan. 8. The Coyotes closed the first quarter barely ahead, 11-10 but...

 

Wildcats continue improving

The Banner County Wildcats continue to improve despite two losses last week. The Wildcats first traveled to Hay Springs for a non-conference game against the Hawks on Jan. 8. The first quarter began...

 

Wildcat grapplers wrestle at WTC

Prior to the mandatory break for student athletes, the Banner County Wildcats wrestled at the Sutherland Invitational. Trenten Eskew finished fourth overall in the meet, and as a team, the Banner County grapplers placed 15th with 21 points....

 

Lady Coyotes remain undefeated

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes remain undefeated after a successful weekend on the court. First the Potter-Dix girls hosted Bayard’s Lady Tigers on Jan. 8 and ran away with their sixth consecutive win. The Potter-Dix girls racked up sixteen points in...

 

Kimball JV return from break with mixed results

The Kimball Junior Varsity Basketball Teams had a busy week just like the varsity but not a lot of high lights. The boy’s JV started out at Sidney and got chewed up pretty good by the larger school losing 72-31. Brandon Barker scored 12 points...

 

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