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Murder trial begins

The State of Nebraska versus Vencil Ash trial with jury held its first full day of court on Tuesday. Vencil Ash is charged with the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. He was previously found guilty of the murder in July 2012. However, the Nebraska Supreme...

 
 By John Verser    News    January 29, 2015

Miss Nebraska talks total body wellness on Kimball visit

Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson said it was important for young people to pay attention to total body wellness in order to be the best they can be. Swanson told students at Mary Lynch Elementary that Frid...

 

Kimball planning commission looks at housing study

The City of Kimball Planning Commission received an update on the comprehensive housing study at its Jan. 19 meeting. Hanna:Keelan is the firm that is handling Kimball’s comprehensive plan, which includes a housing study. This extensive housing...

 

New ambulance needed, commissioners told

Kimball County Commissioners were told a new ambulance was needed at their regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 20. Ambulance Director Carla Goranson brought along Mike Schadegg of Schadegg Motors to help explain that the county ambulances are in...

 

Kimball City Council gets MEAN update

The Kimball City Council received an update on the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska from City Administrator Daniel Ortiz at a short meeting held Jan. 20. “I will be attending a meeting for Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, MEAN, this week so...

 

Mary (Sterle) Greb

Mary (Sterle) Greb, 87, of Grand Island, died Saturday, Jan. 24, at Golden Living Center-Lakeview ACU, due to complications from Alzheimer's. Mary Louise (Sterle) Greb was born on June 19, 1927, in...

 

Woten named to dean's list at Black Hills State

The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to...

 

SPNRD board begins new year with new board member

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors began the year by welcoming a new member into its fold, while choosing Keith Rexroth to continue his role as chairman. Phil Grabowski of...

 

Unemployment rate has slight jump locally

The unemployment rate for Kimball and Banner counties showed a slight increase in December, according to numbers released Friday by the Nebraska Department of Labor. In Kimball County, the December 2014 unemployment rate was 2.6 percent. That was a h...

 

Kimball speech team takes first place at Gering

The Kimball Speech team was at it again on Saturday and won yet another Class C/D championship at Gering. In addition to the team title, Kimball also brought home the runner-up trophy in the novice...

 

Storytime fun at the library

Students in the preschool storytime group at the Kimball Public Library get a first-hand look at guinea pigs brought in by Robin Tjosvold, left, last Wednesday. Kale Dea, in red at right, is one of...

 

Club Next

Youngsters learned about static electricity at the Club Next program held last Tuesday. Club Next is held at the Kimball Public Library as a partnership between the library and the Kimball/Banner...

 

Beautifying the Wheat Growers Hotel

Four Kimball High School students, Soroya Estrada and her sister Estrella Estrada, Jessica Williams and Alecia Lee, did not want to leave school on the first day of winter break in December. They...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    January 29, 2015

Lady Coyotes top Leyton to win conference tourney title

Potter-Dix went up against rival Leyton for the third time this season in Saturday's Minuteman Activities Conference tournament championship game. And for the third time, the Lady Coyotes came out on...

 

Kimball boys fall to Perkins in SPVA play

The Kimball boys wound up 6th in the 8 school SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament losing 69-43 to Bridgeport in first round play as reported last week, and then falling 45-42 to Perkins County in...

 

Kimball girls take fourth place at SPVA tournament

After winning 49-31 over Maxwell in first round play of the SPVA tournament as reported last week, the Kimball High girls suffered two defeats in play at the North Platte Community College, and ended...

 

Dead Eye Shooters open 2015 season strong

The Kimball Dead Eye Shooters 4-H Club has started its season off with a bang.  Several members of the club have participated in competition held in Rushville and Mitchell.  Youth participated in BB gun, Sporter Air Rifle and Precision Air Rifle...

 

Keller brothers were silver medalists at Dogger Invite

Senior Rowdy Keller and freshman Clay Keller brought home silver medals and runner-up top finishes from the Lingle-Ft. Laramie Dogger Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. The two-day...

 

Grubbs takes fourth at Dogger Invite

Garrett Grubbs finished fourth to lead Banner County at the Dogger Invitational held last Friday and Saturday. Grubbs topped Marshal Hill of Saratoga and Antonio Murillo of Gering to win his first two matches in the championship round. In the...

 

Coyotes fall to Warriors in third place game

Though the top prize had already escaped their grasps, the Leyton Warriors and Potter-Dix Coyotes still had a long-standing rivalry to settle. Though the Warriors couldn’t defend their MAC title of a year ago, they took the upper hand in their...

 

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