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Articles from the January 21, 2016 edition

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Repair or resell Kimball Event Center

A continual need for updates and repairs to the Kimball Event Center in addition to waning reservations for the facility has some Kimball City Council members questioning if further investments are wise. Roofing, at a cost of approximately $100,000,...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 21, 2016

Kimball man arrested for burglary, check forgery

Dakota Lee, 21, of Kimball, was arrested Jan. 14 by police Chief Darren Huff for burglary, and possession of a forged check according to an affidavit received by the Kimball Police Department. Lee...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 21, 2016

Juvenile Justice and public education

Kimball county has been receiving Juvenile Justice grants from the State of Nebraska, for the last few years according to County Attorney, Dave Wilson. The state receives the funding through a federal program called the Juvenile Justice and...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 21, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Erika Loy

Activity and involvement are a way of life for 29-year-old Erika Loy. Loy, the Extension Assistant and officer manager at the Kimball Banner County Extension Office doesn't go to work each day for...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    January 21, 2016

Kimball Health Services given clean bill of financial health

A recent audit found that Kimball County Health Services is in great health financially. CEO of Kimball Health Services, Ken Hunter, along with CFO, Melissa Prante, presented the Kimball County Commissioners board with the results of their in-house...

 

Wilma P. Vencil

Wilma P. Vencill, 84, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the E-Free Church in Kimball with Pastor H...

 

Lady Longhorns 10-2

With two more wins over the weekend, the Kimball High Lady Longhorns ran their season record to 10-2. Latest victims of the Kimball ladies were Bridgeport on Friday (71-42) and Gordon-Rushville on...

 

Kimball boys fall

The Kimball High boys suffered losses to Bridgeport and Gordon-Rushville the past weekend in their final tuneup for the SPVA Conference Tournament that takes place this week. The Longhorns fell to...

 

Lady Coyotes add 2 wins

Potter-Dix got off to a slow start Friday night, but kicked things into high gear in the second quarter and went on to roll past cross-county rival Leyton, 47-32. The Lady Warriors (6-4) opened with...

 

Kimball picks up win at Potter

Kimball picked up wins at Potter-Dix this past week in contests featuring the neighboring communities. The stands were full and were treated to some good high school basketball as the Class D-2...

 

Split weekend for Kimball JV

It was a split weekend for the Kimball High junior varsity basketball teams with both the girls and boys dropping close contests to Bridgeport, but both girls and boys getting wins over Gordon-Rushville. The Kimball girls lost to Bridgeport on...

 

Coyotes fall to cross-county rival

Zach Hellie scored 27 points as Leyton used a strong second quarter to defeat cross-county rival Potter-Dix, 54-41, on Friday night. Hellie led the Warriors (5-5) on both sides of the floor with a...

 

Jock Talk

I covered a lot of basketball this past week, 11 games total, before getting back in the saddle again Monday for the start of the SPVA Conference Tournament play. I enjoyed getting to take in a game at Potter once again after limiting my writing to...

 

Lady Horns roll past Perkins Co. in SPVA

The Kimball Lady Longhorns had an easy win over Perkins County in first round play of the South Platte Valley Athletic Conference Tournament play that began this past Monday. In a game hosted by number two seed Kimball, the hosts won out 63-21 over...

 

Wildcats struggle through tough losses

The Banner County Wildcats hosted the Crawford Rams for a non-conference match up in Harrisburg and despite their efforts, the Rams walked away with a 52-15 win. The Banner County boys started the...

 

Lady Wildcats split weekend

The Banner County Lady Wildcats suffered a tough loss, 60-21, to the Crawford Lady Rams on Friday, Jan. 15 in a non-conference game. MaKenna Dahlgrin was named player of the game against the Crawford ladies and she led in scoring with 10 points to...

 

Kimball cheer team wins

The Kimball High School dance and cheer team competed in the state Cheer and Dance Competition in Cairo, Nebr., on Sunday, Jan. 17. The team placed first in the Pom division and took second place in...

 

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