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Articles from the February 7, 2013 edition

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Budget Shortfall, Need For Upgrades Makes West Elementary Expendable

Superintendent Troy Unzicker had little room to maneuver as he stood in front of a crowd of concerned citizens the night of January 30, at McNees Auditorium to discuss the fate of West Elementary. "We're all reluctant to close the building,"...

 

City Again Takes Up Issue Of Nuisance Properties

Kimball's City Council heard updates on the city's nuisance abatement properties by Police Chief Mark Simpson at their meeting February 5. According to Simpson, the property located at 207 S. Walnut Street, owned by Mike Schadegg, has shown...

 

Judge Considers Price's Motion To Suppress

Jacob Price came before Judge Derek C. Weimer in Kimball District Courtroom the afternoon of February 5 with his attorney Cassie Baldwin for a motion to suppress the case against him. Price was charged on November 3, 2012 for his alleged involvement...

 

It Seems You Can't Turn Either Way

Despite Wall Street’s newfound optimism and other indications of stuttering economic growth, close to 15 million Americans remain out of work according to reasonable estimates. This figure accumulates the unemployed, the long term unemployed and...

 

Editorial: Standing On Principle

Over the weekend, Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy resigned. The decision came suddenly, after reports surfaced regarding improper use of his state-issued mobile phone. Apparently Sheehy logged more than 2,000 calls to four women, one of whom admits t...

 

Maybe There Is No Answer

With the recent tragedies and shootings around the nation, I find myself like most of you wondering "Why?". I do not wonder why it happens, because most of the time there is no good reason or even a reason that will in any way soothe the pain...

 

Court Report

Traffic: TR13-52 James Fallis, Ft. Collins, CO. Speeding. TR13-53 Jozenn Walters, Olney SPGS, CO. Speeding. TR13-54 Corey Olson, Appleton, WI. Speeding. TR13-55 Sherri Everton, Scottsbluff, NE. Speeding. TR13-56 Ruben Cuellar, Rock Springs, WY....

 

Rural Free Delivery

The United States Post Office Department was created in 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin being named the first Postmaster General. However, it was not until 1896 that Rural Free Delivery was begun as... Full story

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

Who believes that underground chipmunk Punxsutawney Phil anyway? Little snow here this past week and looking like warmer weather for at least a few days. Rain would be nice. This past weekend I had a chance to finally visit for a few minutes with...

 

Bushnell Bits

The Bushnell Lions Club is having a pancake feed Saturday, February 9. Stop in from 11-1 or 5-7 for orange juice, pancakes, and sausage. $5 for adults, children 5 and under are free. Johnsons Surplus will be open Saturday, February 9 and every...

 

Library News

Wyoming book author C. M. Wendelboe will be at our library to talk about his books on THIS Thursday, February 7, 2013 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...

 

Rollover Accidents Common On Area Roads

With winter upon us and the changing weather conditions, it is important to remember safe driving habits to avoid potential dangers on the roads, dangers such as rollover accidents. According to Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway, there are on...

 

Hinton Named Kimball High Student Of The Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School’s January’s Student of the Month, Regan Hinton. Regan has always been a strong-minded and committed student at Kimball High School with a 3.97 GPA. She has...

 

Tourism Director, City Plan For Lincoln Highway Celebration

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Lincoln Highway that stretches from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California passing right through Kimball along the way. The 100th anniversary...

 

Keep Kimball Beautiful Awarded Two Grants

Keep Kimball Beautiful has received two grants from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The first of the grants was for $40,362 for the litter reduction and recycling with the second being $13,702 for the public education grant....

 

Restaurant Review: Tacos Mexico

Tacos Mexico presents a dubious face. A plasticized banner strung outside advertises their breakfast burritos, calling to mind thoughtlessly prepared, Americanized things stuffed with sage sausage...

 

Coppola's 2010 Silver Label Pinot Noir

Fans of the movie “Sideways” know that Pinot Noir is a moody, unreasonable grape. It is thin skinned, despises all manner of weather and, finally, is quite willing to wither or rot if not treated with the greatest sensitivity by man and nature....

 
 By Dave Faries    Sports    February 7, 2013

Daum Scores 21 As Kimball Boys Capture Seventh Consecutive WTC Crown

Kimball’s seventh consecutive Western Trails Conference title on Saturday did not come as easy as the 42-28 score line would indicate. Bridgeport outscored the Longhorns 14-7 in the second period...

 
 By Dave Faries    Sports    February 7, 2013

Kimball Girls Edge Mitchell In Overtime Thriller, 63-61

The final seconds came and went, and then returned to impose their agony so often on Tuesday night, the Longhorns’ 63-61 overtime win at Mitchell could only be measured by frayed nerves and frantic moments. “It was tense,” admitted Kimball... Full story

 

Athletes Of The Week

Mike Daum Kimball center Mike Daum dominated the WTC tournament. In the title game against Bridgeport he registered a double-double, with 21 points and 12 rebounds. The day before he punished Bayard... Full story

 

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