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Articles from the January 22, 2015 edition

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Anderson-Faden excited in new role as commissioner

History was made last November in Kimball County when Daria Anderson-Faden became the first-ever female to be elected county commissioner here. She was recently sworn into office. Anderson-Faden is a...

 

CELEBRATING A BIG WIN

Kimball fans and members of the girls basketball team are jubilant after the Lady Longhorns erupted for 28 fourth quarter points to come back for a win at Bridgeport. Kimball scored 45 points in the...

 

School board hears various updates

The Kimball Public School board of education heard various updates on students’ accomplishments at its Jan. 12 meeting. Each board of education meeting reserves a time slot on the agenda to review what is called, “Pride in Excellence.” This...

 

Binod hopes to help members as new chamber director

After two years, the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce has hired a new chamber director. Larissa Binod is the newly hired chamber director, and will be in the chamber office from 10 a.m. to 2...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    January 22, 2015

Veterans History Project: Kenneth W. Mueller

Kenneth Mueller (Ken) has been a part of this community for nearly all his 92 years! He was raised on a farm north of Potter. He graduated high school and knew of the war raging in Europe and in the Pacific. Right out of high school, he used the...

 

Kimball High speech team wins at Scottsbluff, Gordon-Rushville

The Kimball High School speech team is off to a fantastic start to the season, reports sponsor Jenn Dillinger. Kimball won the Class C/D championship in Scottsbluff on Jan. 10. Individual awards went...

 

Todd Oliver and Friends to perform Jan. 30 in Kimball

Nationally known for his amazing real-life talking dogs and comedy, Todd Oliver and Friends presents an all new show filled with his canine companions Irving and Lucy, plus a "real" cast of...

 

Banner FFA livestock management, floriculture teams compete; livestock management squad to compete at state

The Banner County High School FFA's livestock management and floriculture teams competed last week in Scottsbluff. The livestock management team placed second and qualified for state.  Members of...

 

MSM donates to Mary Lynch Elementary through 'Receipts for Cash'

Markus Wood, left, presents a $1,000 check on Friday to the second grade class of Amy McManigal at Mary Lynch Elementary School. The class collected $100,000 in receipts and turned them into Kimball...

 

Banner County 'Winter Formal' royalty

Banner County High School announced its "Winter Formal" royalty at halftime of Saturday's boys basketball game against Minatare. Pictured, from left, are: Rebecca Brown, queen; Tyson Dahlgrin, king;...

 

5 local students named to UNK dean's list

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Five local students have been named to the dean’s list. They are: Amanda Harrison of Harrisburg, Dee...

 

Kimball wrestlers perform well on home mats

The Kimball High wrestlers hosted Lingle and Southeast this past week and had perhaps their best outing of the season to date according to coach Wade Brashear. Kimball won over Lingle 28-18 and lost...

 

Kimball girls beat Maxwell to win in first round

The Kimball Lady Longhorns won out 49-31 over Maxwell in first round play of the SPVA Conference basketball tournament in a contest played at Kimball's home court Tuesday evening, and advance now...

 

Longhorns fall to Bridgeport in first round play

The Kimball High boys lost to Bridgeport in first round play of the SPVA Conference Tournament in a game played at Bridgeport Monday evening, dropping them into the losers bracket where they will...

 

Kimball JV boys win 3 games

In Kimball High junior varsity basketball action this past week the Kimball boys set the tone for some exciting hardwood play. On Tuesday of last week they battled a good Potter-Dix club through three quarters of play to win 46-43 as the young Coyote...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 22, 2015

Lady Coyotes rout Minatare, advance in MAC tourney

Potter-Dix used its swarming defense to create plenty of offensive opportunities on Monday. The Lady Coyotes (10-2) stormed out to a 13-2 lead and went on to thump visiting Minatare, 57-25, in the...

 

Lady Longhorns post 3-win week

A good week of basketball for the Kimball High girls as they went 3-0 in this time frame and ran their season record to 8-4. It started on Tuesday of last week in a home game for the Lady Longhorns...

 

Coyotes win at Garden County; Wildcats fall at Bayard

The Potter-Dix boys basketball team opened the Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament on Tuesday with a 53-39 win at Garden County, while the Banner County boys fell in their opening round game by a 56-39 score at Bayard. Potter-Dix 53, Garden...

 

Grubbs takes third, Blickensderfer finishes fourth at Cheyenne East JV tourney

Garrett Grubbs took third place in the 145 weight class and Brandon Blickensderfer finished fourth in the 106 weight class at the Cheyenne East JV Invitational held Saturday. Blickensderfer received a first round bye, then went on to win by fall agai...

 

Kimball boys get 2 wins for the week

The Kimball High boys won two out of three of their basketball encounters this past week to run their season record to 5 and 7 prior to Monday's SPVA Tournament loss to Bridgeport. Last week, the...

 

Lady Coyotes top Leyton, Hay Springs

The Potter-Dix girls basketball team continued its winning ways last week with victories against Leyton and Hay Springs. The Lady Coyotes also dropped a game at Kimball on Jan. 13. Potter-Dix 51, Leyton 43 A strong second quarter lifted Potter-Dix...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 22, 2015

Wildcats fall behind early in loss to Indians

Things looked good briefly early on for Banner County before Minatare took control for the rest of the game. The visiting Indians quickly erased a 4-0 deficit as they went on to defeat the Wildcats,...

 

Potter-Dix falls at Leyton, defeats Hay Springs

The Potter-Dix boys basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend. The Coyotes (4-7) dropped a game at rival Leyton on Friday, and then rebounded with a win against Hay Springs on Saturday. They also lost at Kimball on Jan. 13. Leyton 54,...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 22, 2015

Lady Wildcats roll to 57-25 win against Minatare

A pair of big runs carried Banner County on Saturday night. The Lady Wildcats opened the game on a 10-0 spurt and used an 11-0 run to end the third quarter as they thrashed visiting Minatare, 57-25....

 

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