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Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

Reverse 911 system soon replaced

The local emergency alert system will soon be replaced following an address to the Kimball County Commissioners from Sheriff Harry Gillway last week, regarding the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program. The program, launched in...

 

Wellness center considered and meetings reduced

Amid discussion regarding ongoing costs associated with the Kimball Event Center, the Kimball City Council considered partnering with the Kimball County Board of Commissioners and Kimball Health Services to bring a wellness center to Kimball. The...

 

An agreement renegotiated

The Kimball City Council presented Keep Kimball Beautiful with an amended contract on Tuesday, Feb. 2 following Mayor Keith Prunty’s continued attempts to reach an agreement. Prunty began by stating that he had followed up with discussions from for...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Henry Heeg

Henry Heeg, Sr., comes from a long line of community "doers" in Kimball, and he is no different. Heeg, his family and extended families host the annual Vince's Corner Golf Tournament, one of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

Locals receive fraudulent calls

Last Friday, Feb. 5, Kimball resident Jody Childress Hardin received a call that registered as Washington, D.C., on her caller I.D. The caller left a message on Hardin’s answering machine, requesting her to return a call to them. When the woman...

 

Don Smith

Don Smith, 62 of Milford, formally of Grand Island, died on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Seward. To honor Don's wishes cremation was chosen, a private family inurnment will be at a...

 

Vernon E. Adels

Vernon Elmer Adels passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at home with his family present. Vernon was born March 8, 1930 in Kimball, Nebraska on the family farm. He was raised in Kimball and attended St....

 

Thomas William Reader

Born January 14, 1936 in Kimball, NE to Carl Edwin Reader and Winona Adams Reader. Thomas attended rural elementary schools and graduated in 1953 from Kimball County High School. In 1958 he graduated...

 

William Dickerson

William Alonzo Dickerson, 70, of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away in Fayetteville, Ark. on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Bill was born, grew up, and resided in the Kimball, NE, area all of his life. He was...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

Local teen awarded for heroism

A small group of residents, ambulance crew members and the Kimball City Mayor, joined one grateful Helen Kuhlman to honor 18 year old Garrett Pruett, of Kimball, who some have called a hero. The...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

War inspires commitment

Although the war began with Nazi Germany’s attack on Poland in September 1939, the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. Roosevelt worked to prepare our...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

Traditional gifts for Valentine's Day

Traditionally, in the United States – we celebrate Valentine's Day by giving flowers, cards and chocolate. However, have you ever wondered where these traditions may have come from? According to...

 

Lady Horns finish second at WTC

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns suffered two major losses at this year's Western Trails Conference Tournament canceling out their goal of winning two conference tournament titles this season. The...

 

Lady Coyotes dominated Garden Co.

The Potter Dix Lady Coyotes overwhelmed the Garden County Lady Eagles at home on Friday, Feb. 5, by a score of 61-27. Leading the pack for the Lady Coyotes was senior Anna McLaughlin. McLaughlin hit...

 

Jock Talk

The 2015-16 Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament was a strange, and upsetting, affair! It turned out to be a lot of fun for Gordon-Rushville as they won both the girl’s and boy’s team championships. There should be dancing in the...

 

Kimball boys fall to Mitchell in first round

Gordon-Rushville captured the championship of the Western Trails Conference Boy's Division Tournament in a surprise upset of number one seed Bridgeport in the title game, winning 40-34....

 

Coyotes suffer big loss to Garden County

Potter-Dix, 8-16 for the season, boys fell 60-34 to the Garden County Eagles, 11-13 for the season, on Feb. 5, at home. Leading for the home team was senior Cole Christensen with15 points to his credit, Christensen, netted one of four attempted...

 

Junior High basketball underway

Coaches Dane Wurdeman and Ben Ferguson are busy with games for the Kimball Junior High Boy’s Basketball Teams and there is some talent on this year’s teams. Wurdeman said “The toughest thing we have going for us is trying to match up with the h...

 

Lady Cats have a tough week

The Banner County Lady Wildcats suffered back-to-back losses last week, first to South Platte followed by Sioux County. Scoring was a big problem for the Banner County girls on Friday, Feb. 2, with just single digits for each of the Lady Wildcat...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016

Gillways offer camp host services

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway petitioned the Oliver Reservoir Advisory Committee (ORAC), of which he is a member, to consider him and his wife, Ann, for a possible position as camp hosts at...

 

KPS builds on technology

Throughout the school year Kimball Jr./Sr. High School has made some exciting advances with technology in the classroom, though they are not teaching technology as much as they are teaching core subjects using technology as a tool. “We are wading...

 

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