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Articles from the February 14, 2013 edition

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School Board Decides To Close West Elementary

The fate of West Elementary was decided by the Board of Education at their February 11 meeting. The decision was made to close West Elementary at the end of the school year. Discussion of West Elementary started with a statement from Kimball...

 

Superintendent To Step Down

The Board of Education accepted the resignation of current Superintendent of Kimball Public Schools Troy Unzicker at their February 11 meeting. Unzicker will be leaving Kimball Public Schools at the end of the current school year in order to take...

 

Downtown Restaurant Shuts Down--Again

The Longhorn Restaurant has officially closed its doors for the last time, at least under the most recent owners. The restaurant closed last week due to financial concerns, according to former employee Kim Randles. “We want to thank all of the...

 

Kimball Police Train With MILO Simulation Programs

It starts in the stairwell of an office building with guns drawn. You charge up the stairs with other officers in tow. A gun shot thunders in the distance as screams start to swell, echoing throughout the hallway. With each step, the shots get louder... Full story

 

Editorial: Finally, Some Action

In just over four months, celebrants in dozens—if not hundreds—of automobiles will pass through Kimball, Bushnell, Dix and Potter on their way to the Lincoln Highway centennial festivities in Kearney. Only four months in the future, participants...

 

Can The Ham

Karl Rove is no friend of democracy. To suggest so would be much like calling the History Channel an educational outlet. How many episodes of “Pawn Stars” or “American Pickers” do you have to watch to hear one reference to George Washington...

 

Say So Yourself

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Was there no better thought in your head, Than to simply buy a card that says “I love you”? Let me start out by saying I like Valentine’s Day. I always have. Perhaps it’s because it is a day when people give...

 

Court Report

Traffic: TR13-89 Gladys Hundley, Kimball, NE. No operator’s license TR13-90 Kristina Tracy, Kimball, NE. Speeding. TR13-91 Scott Mayer, Scottsbluff, NE. No operator’s license Criminal: None New at Time of Press District Court: CI13-6 Toni Nelson...

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

Good morning Banner County, neighbors near and far. What a busy week last week was--Music students at Chadron, District FFA at Gordon, and District wrestling at Sutherland…Not to mention basketball. As these particular sports seasons are starting...

 

Bushnell Bits

For those of you who missed the Kimball Concert Association’s show on Sunday night, the Thuringer Salon Quintet gave a beautiful performance. It’s too bad the weather deterred people from coming. The Lions Club pancake feed was a success, as...

 

Wasicu Wakan

Born in Racine, Wisconsin on February 14, 1849 to Irish immigrant parents, Valentine Trant M’Gillycuddy would become one of the wests most notable military surgeons, government agent of the Pine Ridge, Sioux Reservation and influential statesmen.... Full story

 

Library News

This is another busy week at the library with Library Board Meeting this evening at 5:00 and the Oral history Project meeting tomorrow afternoon and the photography contest entries coming in. The entries for the photography contest have been great an...

 

Telling Stories

The Kimball High School boys basketball team recently dropped by West Elementary to visit with kindergarten and grade school students. The children took turns reading stories to the varsity...

 

Kimball Company Finds Its Target

At the heart of any good business is a focus on quality and a belief in the product. There’s certainly no lack of that at American Bullet. American Bullet is exclusively a Kimball business that located at 4360 E. Highway 30 here in town. According...

 

Police To Hold Self Defense Training For Women

The Kimball Police Department will be holding a course on women’s combat skills at the Kimball Junior-Senior High School on March 30 and April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It’s going to be ten hours of training for physical conflict with an...

 

Reinninger Backs Out Of Dispute Over Sports Bar

The old troubles of Mad’s Dog’s Sports Bar have come to an end as previous owner Greg Reinninger has signed away any part in the business including anything that was left behind when the business closed down. “I signed everything over to Tom...

 

Restaurant Review: Wonderful House

Wonderful House occupies an enviable space. The destination restaurant in Scottsbluff is a multiple winner of the local paper’s annual “best of” survey. It attracts near full house crowds at...

 

Drinks: Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila

Sauza Hornitos reposado remains one of the best tequilas on the market, when price point is taken into consideration. While brands with bigger names and flashier livery demand $50 or more per bottle, it’s possible to find this aged, 100 percent...

 

New On DVD: Flight

Few films are as bracing, wrenching and morally trying as Flight. Yet it is hardly a thriller. Some may even reel from a viewing of this Denzel Washington tome. The veteran actor plays an airline...

 

Around The Area

February 14 Scottsbluff: Bearfoot in concert, Midwest Theater (7:30 p.m.) $ Cheyenne, Wyo.: “Exit the Body”, Godfrey Playhouse (7:30 p.m.) $ February 15 Cheyenne, Wyo.: “Exit the Body”, Godfrey Playhouse (7:30 p.m.) $ February 16 Cheyenne,... Full story

 

Longhorns Win Come From Behind Thriller

Time can slow to a crawl. It certainly appeared to as Darbi Klinkhammer drove into the lane, forced her shoulder between frantic defenders and arched a shot toward the net with just five seconds on... Full story

 

Kimball Boys Sink Sailors In Home Finale

Throughout the opening eight minutes of Saturday’s 63-40 Kimball win, visiting Sutherland looked like potential giant killers. They connected on four of five three point attempts and rushed out to...

 

Three Banner County Wrestlers Earn Trip To State

Who says there is strength in numbers? Banner County will send three of its five man wrestling squad to Class D state competition in Omaha this weekend after the trio qualified during the district meet at Sutherland. “We did a pretty good job,...

 

Athletes Of The Week

Danika Daum Kimball freshman Danika Daum stamped her name all over the subdistrict first round contest against Mitchell. She led the Longhorns with 22 points, grabbed 13 rebounds--a... Full story

 

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