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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition

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Kimball has the feel of small town with big city perks

Small communities occasionally lack the services of larger, urban areas. But the lack of bus lines and taxis aren’t a problem in Kimball. The Kimball County Transit Service continues expanding services throughout the area to include service to outl...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Community input considered in search for superintendent

More than a dozen community members, parents and grandparents in the Kimball School District joined Marcia Herring of the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) last Thursday morning at the Kimball High School to talk about the importance of...

 

Local store closes three days for needed redesign

Stock up soon, and get everything on your list. Kimball’s Dollar General Store will be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 a.m., and this week there will be no truck delivering goods to the store. In those three...

 

Banner Schools welcome new superintendent

Dr. Evelyn Browne will join the Banner County School District as superintendent of schools beginning July 1, as the Banner County School Board approved her contract at their recent board meeting. Browne takes the helm from Lana Sides, who will...

 

Don't add broken water pipes to your winter woes

It’s that time of year, when many families allow their faucets to drip during particularly cold days, nights and even weekends in an effort to prevent frozen pipes. This preventative measure can be costly for everyone in terms of wasted natural...

 

Daniel J. Culek

Daniel J. Culek, 61, of Kimball, died on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Kimball Cemet...

 

Robert A. Rutledge

Robert A. "Bob" Rutledge, 75, of Kimball, died peacefully, surrounded by his family at his home in Kimball on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Annual event is ready to grow with new leadership/same old charm

The Annual Ribs and More Cook Off will continue this summer, but will be guided by different hands. Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, Jowain Sherman, accompanied by members of the community, met with members of the James L. Eatmon Lodge and members of Kimball...

 

Kimball Speech brings hardware home from Perkins Co.

The Kimball High School Speech Team participated in the Perkins County invitational on Saturday, Jan. 27, and placed fourth overall with 46 points while taking four first place medals. The team worked...

 

Kimball Wrestlers Place Fourth at Mitchell Invite

A good effort by the Kimball High Wrestlers as they had four wrestlers finish in the medal grouping led by senior Garrett Pedersen's championship at 126 pounds, with the Horns finishing 6th in the...

 

Lady Coyotes take Minatare

The Lady Coyotes are still on a roll defeating the Minatare Lady Indians 34-21. After the first quarter action the game was tied with each putting up four points on the board, however, into the second quarter Potter-Dix was able to extend a small...

 

Mitchell Girls Run Past Kimball 71-15, suffer losses to Sutherland and St. Pats

No surprise that the Kimball girls lost to visiting Mitchell this past week, and no surprise that they won easily, as the Lady Tigers are undefeated on the season and ranked number 2 in the state...

 

PD falls to Minatare

With the 2017/18 season starting to come to a close, the Potter-Dix Coyotes lost another hard fought battle to the Minatare Indians at home, this past Saturday. The Coyotes were out- scored in the first quarter 14-7, and again in the second quarter...

 

Horns come up short for the weekend

Another tough weekend for the Kimball High Boys Basketball Team with losses to Sutherland and North Platte St Pats. On Friday night at home, it looked like the Horns were going to reap the win only to see it slip away in the closing minutes 50-42....

 

Jock Talk

The big attraction this week for Kimball High sports fans is the Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament and it gets underway this evening with first round play at the seeded team’s home sites. Now you Kimball fans are going to have to trav...

 

Potter-Dix's Nielsen has highest three-point percentage in MAC

One of the bright spots on the season for the Potter-Dix Coyotes is senior Dylan Nielsen. Averaging 11.1 points per game and 4.6 rebounds on the season is not the only highlight for Dylan. Nielsen has the highest three point percentage in the MAC Con...

 

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