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Articles from the January 31, 2013 edition

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Ford Given 12 Months Probation

David Ford, Water Superintendent for the city of Kimball, was sentenced to 12 months probation by Judge Randin Roland on January 23, in the Kimball County court. Ford sat with his attorney Kristine R. Cecava who spoke on her client’s behalf before...

 

Site For Derrick Selected

A potential site for the oil derrick to be erected on has been picked out, according to Bob Abramson. The site picked is near the Four Winds Golf Course. “It’s just west of the golf course by the west well,” Abramson said. However, though a...

 

Ambulance Advisory Board Approved

The County Commissioners recently approved the creation of a Kimball County Ambulance Advisory Committee. The committee was put together by Kimball County Ambulance Service Director Carla Goranson. “My goal for the committee is to help them to...

 

Editorial: Out West?

Does Kimball really need two elementary schools? Logic would suggest a negative response, as students and staff from West will reportedly fit into space at Mary Lynch. But the thought of leaving Kimball with another empty shell must be a cause for...

 

A Middling Matter

A number of articles appeared in print recently cringing over the future of America’s vaunted middle class. Once upon a time, white collar jobs and well paid union labor—as well as a global war that left this country in a most enviable position...

 

Sheriff's Corner: Gun Safety Is As Important As Gun Control

This is a follow up on my Sheriff’s Corner about gun control. First, thank you to all the people who thanked me for the article and my stance. I’d be remiss if I didn’t address firearms safety and use. Tragic accidents happen and it is so impor...

 

Court Report

Traffic: TR13-48 Tara Kniss, Bayard, NE. Speeding TR13-49 Austin Morse, Wolverine, MI. Speeding TR13-50 Matthew Cabbage, Kimball, NE. No Operator’s License TR13-51 Benito Howard, Kimball, NE. Failure to yield Criminal: CR13-1 Estan Gibbons,...

 

Dull Knife's Quest, Part Two

On January 8, 1879 three Cheyenne Chief’s, with Dull Knife’s band, were taken from the barracks where they were being held at Fort Robinson. Capt. Harry Wessells hoped that by removing the leaders from the Cheyenne people that they would relent a... Full story

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

I hope everyone enjoyed the terrific warm weather that we had over the past week. Although we have had more average temperatures for the last several days, I think it will warm up again somewhat. My yard is full of tumble weeds. I have no use for...

 

Bushnell Bits

The Abundant Grace Free Store will be holding a garage sale on Saturday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their location in Kimball (northeast corner of the intersection at the stoplight). They will be selling sewing machines, television sets,...

 

Library News

Wyoming book author C. M. Wendelboe will be at our library to talk about his books on February 7 at 2:00 p.m. His first two books, “Death Where the Bad Rocks Live” and “Death Along the Spirit Road” are part of a series set in Pine Ridge. Wend...

 

Downtown Street Light Project Nearing Completion

The downtown area has undergone some remodeling in the past year with the street lights being changed to LED. The reason for the change was one of necessity, according to Bill Hinton, Superintendent of the Electric Department. “The old ones that...

 

Kimball Woman Records 100th Blood Donor Visit

Don and Connie Onigkeit prove that one does not have to run into burning buildings or serve in the military to be a hero and save a life, but rather one can be a hero to someone by simply donating blood. The Kimball couple has been donating blood...

 

Banner County Releases First Semester Honor Roll

The following Banner County School students earned High Honor Roll for first semester: Rebecca Brenner Dalton Jordan Cole Carey Megan Gifford Teresa Monsees The following Banner County School students earned Honor Roll for first semester: David...

 

Restaurant Review: Company Bar & Grill

If you ask most people, they will tell you that dishes prepared from scratch beat out frozen quick service meals every time—particularly if the cook works with fresh ingredients. In the hippest...

 

Strathisla 12 Year Single Malt Scotch

The Chivas name is dated, recognized by some of us—me, to be precise—from the days of shag carpeting and polyester. Yet they have longevity on their side. And in 1950 they purchased the Strathisla distillery, using its product to blend into...

 

New On DVD: The Imposter

Mention the documentary genre and most eyes will glaze over. But “The Impostor” is hardly your average show and tell. Rather, the docudrama could fit into the same category as, say, “The...

 

Around The Area

January 31 Cheyenne, Wyo.: “Nunset Boulevard”, Civic Center (7:30 p.m.) $ February 1 Kimball: Open Mic Night, Java Blend (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) Greenwood Village, Colo.: Comedian John Oliver, Comedy Works South (7:15 and 9:45 p.m.) $ Fort Collins,...

 
 By Dave Faries    Sports    January 31, 2013

Kimball Boys Hang On In Thriller

Heartbeats paused, eyes widened and minds raced as Quentin Baxter’s desperation shot sailed toward the net. Kimball held a scant two-point advantage thanks to Caleb Reuter’s free throw with four... Full story

 
 By Dave Faries    Sports    January 31, 2013

Kimball Girls Stroll Over Bridgeport

It was apparent from the beginning that visiting Bridgeport hoped to smother the Longhorns’ versatile guard, Darbi Klinkhammer. They double-teamed her inside the arc, the pressed her on the...

 
 By Dave Faries    Sports    January 31, 2013

Kimball Girls Sting Hornets

When Kimball’s high powered offense shifts into gear, the resulting speed and noise can be exhilarating--for local fans, if not for the opposing team. The Longhorns’ commanding 55-36 victory on Friday night at Pine Bluffs began as a back and...

 
 By Dave Faries    Sports    January 31, 2013

Reader, Reuter And Defense Secure Kimball Boys Win At Pine Bluffs

An ill-omen occurred before the Longhorns took to the court at Pine Bluffs on Friday night. Big center Mike Daum tossed an empty bottle toward a garbage can barely three feet from his seat. The clear plastic container bounced off the rim and onto the...

 

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