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Articles from the January 17, 2013 edition

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Nuisance Property Once Against Stirs Council Debate

Debate over a nuisance abatement property at 4152 E. Front Street turned slightly aggressive at the City Council meeting the night of January 15th. Kimball Chief of Police Mark Simpson reported his findings to the council which last discussed the... Full story

 

Police Chief Proposes Placing Resource Officers At Public Schools

Kimball Police Chief Simpson addressed the Board of Education about a proposal of a School Resource Officer for Kimball Public Schools at their meeting January 14. “What a School Resource Officer does for you is that it brings an officer to the...

 

Updates On Rail Spur, Other Programs

Economic Development Director Larissa Binod gave a brief update on the rail spur project to the Community Development Agency at their meeting January 15. “I have worked with our new engineering firm CRS and a representative from Union Pacific on a...

 

Probation For Murnahan

Maria Murnahan was sentenced to three years probation for one count of burglary, a class 3 felony, by Judge Derek C. Weimer Thursday, January 10. Murnahan’s attorney, Audrey Elliott, cited to Judge Weimer that Murnahan had had no other contact...

 

Editorial: Hagel's Strengths

Some label Chuck Hagel unfit for the role of defense secretary. They express concern over his stance on Israel or call him soft on the use of force. Others refer to a distant remark seen as insensitive to homosexuals. Certainly he has raised eyebrows...

 

Once Upon A Time, ESPN Saved Television

Over the past week I spent several otherwise valuable hours watching “Playmakers” for the sixth or seventh time. For those unfamiliar, ESPN put out “Playmakers” as a mini-series—or, rather, a soap opera for men—back in 2004. It explored...

 

Letters To The Editor

I wrote a letter to the editor a few weeks back. If you remember, I had asked what had been accomplished by our Economic Development Director. As if by magic, there appears the suggestion by her that there is “new life” for the rail spur...

 

Court Report

Traffic: TR13-8 Wrustler Frye, Harrisburg, NE. No DL TR13-9 Trixie Cable, Kimball, NE. No operator’s license TR13-10 Lester Dewitt, Gering, NE. Speeding TR13-11 Angel Hernandez, Show Low, AZ. Speeding, no proof of registration TR13-12 Christopher S...

 

Sheriff's Corner: Gun Control

This is one Sheriff’s open opinion and want it to be known to the people of my county. I’m sure most sheriffs feel the same way as I do. I am adamantly opposed to any thing that infringes on our Constitutional rights; gun control is one that’s... Full story

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

Greetings to all in Banner County, friends near and far. My wish for us all is a little more moisture, not quite such freezing temperatures. The snow with blowing winds caused an earlier school closure last Friday in at least two schools, including...

 

Bushnell Bits

The Firemen’s Meeting is Thursday, January 17. The village board meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17 instead of January 10. Family Night is Saturday, January 19. Join your neighbors in the community center for a potluck supper. The...

 

The Schoolchildren's Blizzard Of 1888

This past week has been one of unseasonably mild weather. With temperatures having been in the above average range of upper thirties and lower forties, our light jacket days came to an abrupt halt this past Friday when a well-predicted cold front...

 

Library News

The library display cases contain a collection of ‘topsy-turvy’ dolls or two-headed cloth dolls. Most of the collection is variations of Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma and the wolf in various sizes and colors. The other dolls include Oriental,...

 

FFA Planning Fundraisers To Aid Local Chapters

The Nebraska FFA Foundation, along with corporate sponsors and county Farm Bureaus, are working together to provide extra incentives to raise funds for local FFA chapters. This year, $20,000 in matching funds will be distributed to chapters,...

 

Cards Of Thanks

The family of Laura Nelson wishes to express their deep appreciation to the community for the outpouring of support given through cards of sympathy, in heartfelt letters and with the generous contributions to Mom’s memorial.   These donations...

 

Kimball County Family Farmers Eligible To Apply For Loans

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Kimball County Office announced that family farmers in seven counties in Nebraska are eligible to apply for low interest Farm Service Agency (FSA) Emergency (EM) loans due to physical and production losses caused by drought...

 

More Kimball FFA Students Qualify For State

Kimball’s Ag Sales team took first and the Floral Design team finished second at the January 9 Career Development Events competition held in Scottsbluff. The Ag Sales team consisted of Brian...

 

Kimball Graduate Authors "Healing" Book

Former Kimballite, Rochael Soper recently published “Out of Hell and Into Healing”, a book written from personal experience of the struggles that often accompany growing up with an alcoholic...

 

Group Looks To Preserve Kimball's Personal Histories

The newly founded Oral History Committee of Kimball is looking to revive the discontinued Prairie Rhythms Oral History Project that was started in the early 1990s under the new name of the Prairie Tales Oral History Project. “Several people were...

 

Snyder Earns Student Of The Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School’s December Student of the Month, Colton Snyder. Snyder is very active in school as well as in his community. FFA has been an important part of his high school...

 

County Approves Ambulance Service Association With NEMSA

The Kimball County Board Commissioners approved a request by Kimball County Ambulance Director Carla Goranson to join the National Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA). The request came from a need for coverage by EMTs as they work in the...

 

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