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Jury finds Vencil Ash guilty of first degree murder

At 7:15 p.m. Monday, a jury found Vencil Leo Ash III guilty of first degree murder in the 2003 death of Ryan Guitron. Monday's verdict ended the weeklong trial. Ash will return to court early next...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 5, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Gerners have helped with mentoring through TeamMates program for years

Kimball residents Don and Mary Gerner hope the TeamMates mentoring program has helped those they have mentored as much as it has enriched their own lives. The couple has been involved with the program...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 5, 2015

Hottell finds road solution

Dave Hottell on Tuesday told Kimball County Commissioners that a solution has been found on the overuse problem on County Road 17. Hottell, the county’s highway supervisor, said he spoke with the owner of a trucking firm from Wyoming regarding the...

 

Kimball High students see 'Unbroken' at historic Fox Theatre in Sidney

Senior and junior students in Jeri Ferguson's civics classes at Kimball High School were privy to a special showing of 'Unbroken' last Wednesday afternoon at the historic Fox Theatre in Sidney. The...

 

5 locals named to dean's list at University of Nebraska

Five local students were named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester, the university announced Jan. 29. Those named to the list include: - Benjamin Ray Hostetler of Kimball, a freshman economics major. - Rober...

 

Big game contest winner

Walter Schreinert, left, was the winner of the Western Nebraska Observer's contest to guess the correct score of Sunday's big football game. Schreinert guessed that New England would defeat Seattle,...

 

Lewis named to dean's list at WNCC

Western Nebraska Community College announced its fall 2014 dean’s list last Friday. Tiffany Lewis of Potter was named to the dean’s list. Students on the dean’s list have a 3.4 to 3.9 GPA....

 

Happy retirement, Linda!

Linda McGinnis retired Friday after spending 26 years at Main Street Market in Kimball. A reception was held for her Friday afternoon, and many members of the community dropped by to wish her well...

 

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Biggs

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Biggs, 95, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Mary Elizabeth Biggs was born on Aug. 22, 1919, the daughter of Marion and Anna Lora...

 

Antoinette J. Morris

Antoinette J. Morris, a former resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., who was residing at the Kimball County Manor and Assisted Living, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. She was born May 20, 1932, the daughter of the late Bernard and Julia (Milcarek)...

 

Clay Keller wins at Mitchell tournament

Kimball's Clay Keller claimed the championship in the 132 pound weight class at the 18 team Mitchell Wrestling Tournament this past weekend as the Longhorns finished 11th in the team standings with...

 

Schnell named region's top wrestling official

Kimball's Klent Schnell has received his share of awards during his illustrious career with the sport of wrestling and the Kimball High grad was recently honored as the Western Nebraska Wrestling...

 

Lady Longhorns looking to end losing streak

After compiling a 9-4 win-loss record, the Kimball High girl's basketball team has lost five straight contests and is looking to end that slide this week in WTC Tournament play. The Lady Longhorns los...

 

Kimball boys fall to Sutherland, St. Pats

The Kimball boys suffered basketball losses to Sutherland and St. Pats this past weekend leaving them at 5 wins and 11 losses. The Horns give good effort each time out but have been going up against...

 

Coyotes fall at home to Pine Bluffs

POTTER – With a talented sophomore center getting much of the attention for the Pine Bluffs High boys' basketball squad, the Potter-Dix Coyotes found out the Hornets are more than a team with just...

 

Dahlgrin has huge game for Wildcats in win over Morrill

Banner County dominated in the second and third quarters, led by an extraordinary effort by Tyson Dahlgrin, to roll to a 67-51 win against visiting Morrill on Saturday. Dahlgrin scored 35 points and pulled down 21 rebounds for an easy double-double...

 

Banner girls fall to Morrill

The Banner County girls dropped a 51-31 game on Saturday to visiting Morrill. The Lady Lions (9-9) took a 16-10 first quarter lead and held a 30-16 advantage at the half. Morrill also outscored Banner 25-15 in the second half. Ashlynne Hanan led the...

 

Lady Coyotes fall to Pine Bluffs, top Minatare

POTTER – After a busy week that culminated in a MAC championship last Saturday, the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes just might be dog tired. Despite their busy schedule of late, the Lady Coyotes found...

 

Wildcat matters compete at Mitchell Invite

Garrett Grubbs and Brandon Blickensderfer took to the mats for Banner County on Saturday at the Mitchell Invitational. Grubbs opened the championship round with a win against Dylan Ernesti of Hemingford, and then dropped a quarterfinal contest to...

 

Kimball boys, girls junior varsity basketball teams have solid week

The Kimball Junior Varsity basketball teams provided fans with some exciting play again this past week. At Sutherland on Friday night the Kimball boys had no problem in winning a two quarter contest...

 

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