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Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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Mo Hanks Leaving Kimball

The Kimball School Board accepted the resignations of two employees, junior/senior high school Principal Mo Hanks and teacher Kathleen O'Brien, during a special board meeting at noon Monday, Jan. 27,... Full story


Kimball City Council Seat Remains Open

The vacancy on the Kimball City Council will remain vacant for at least another month. After reviewing letters from people interested in the position, Mayor Keith Prunty requested that Kathy Porter...


Mayor Like What He Sees In Real Estate Market

Mayor Keith Prunty reported at the Jan. 21 Kimball City Council meeting that only about 26 houses are for sale in the area – quite an improvement over times when the market had many more properties for sale. The market has been holding pretty...


Inside: 'Heartland' Farm And Ranch Special Section

In today's edition, we celebrate the importance of agriculture with the release of the special farm and ranch section "Heartland." It is appropriately called Heartland as agriculture is the heart of...

 By Jim Orr    News    January 30, 2020

Golden Waves LLC Expands

A Kimball agricultural business has expanded with the purchase of a mobile grain cleaner truck from a Colorado operation. The local company, Golden Waves LLC of 600 S. Burg St., purchased the truck from Greenbank Inc., a wheat and seed mobile...

 By Barb Cross    News    January 30, 2020

Times Just Keeps Flying And I Don't Get It

Well, here we go again. This is the final week of January 2020. Time just keeps on flying and I don't get it. I am not having that much fun. On top of that, it has felt more like spring and I would...

 By Jim Orr    News    January 30, 2020

Transit Building A Work In Progress

Restoration work carries on at the new Kimball County Transit Service building – a $1.16 million project at Chestnut and 3rd streets hoped to give downtown a needed pick-me-up once it opens this spring. Transit service administrator Christy Warner...


Brookside Farm Much More Than A Picture Perfect Setting

Brookside Farm is a half mile north of Kimball and sits on the banks of Lodgepole Creek. It's much more than a picture perfect setting. The farm, also known as the Gridley-Howe-Faden-Atkins...


Ranch Sorting A Passion For Local Duo

"Hey, why don't you come to this sorting event with me? I think you will get a kick out of it," Frank Stauffer asked Trish Lukassen, who has since become his ranch sorting teammate. Although she had... Full story


MR. 253

Kimball's Greg McDaniel has been notified that he is being awarded a special award recognizing him as having the highest average rolled by an adult male in the nation for the 2018-19 season. Greg...


On The Road Again

I traveled to North Platte on Saturday to take in the final day of this year’s SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament held at the Mid Plains Community College site and got to witness both Kimball teams secure wins after dropping their first round... Full story


Connor Cluff Finishes Fourth At Chadron

Connor Cluff at 126 pounds was Kimball's top wrestler at the Chadron Invitational Tournament this past Saturday with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, and finishing 4th in his class. Stephen Bateman at 2...


Kimball Girls Beat Perkins County, Place Fifth At SPVA

After falling to Hershey in first round play of the SPVA Conference Tournament, as reported last week, the Kimball Lady Longhorns came up with a big win over Perkins County on Saturday at North Platte to take 5th place honors. In the 12 noon game at...


Boys Split With Hershey, Sutherland; Take Fifth At SPVA

The Kimball boys wound up 5th in SPVA Conference Tournament play after suffering a 49-29 first round loss at Hershey, and coming back to win 55-43 over Sutherland in Saturday consolation play at Mid...


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