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Articles from the February 16, 2023 edition

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Fund Would Help Kimball With Growth

LB 712, known as Create the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Deployment Fund, was introduced by Sen. Brian Hardin of 48th District that includes the Kimball area. Sen. Steve Erdman from the 47th District, along with six other senators, have signed... Full story


No Vaping, Tobacco For Those Under 21

John Heidemann and Jim Shoup were awarded the 2022 Community Environmental Impact Award from the South Platte Natural Resources District. The Kimball City Council approved the placement of the award on the wall of the park shop/bathroom building in...



The City of Kimball and Keep Kimball Beautiful received more than $172,000 in grants to combat waste and litter reduction and help with recycling and scrap tire cleanups. Nebraska Department of... Full story



Kimball County Manor received hundreds of balloons Tuesday for its residents on Valentine's Day. Family Dollar/Dollar Tree gave customers an opportunity to purchase balloons for the manor, and the... Full story


A Look At Golf Pro Chad Wise's Career

As a junior in high school at Lincoln East, Chad Wise was offered a full-ride scholarship to play golf at the University of Nebraska. On his way to the signing at the university, Wise was involved in a 34-car pile-up on 70th Street in Lincoln. Wise r... Full story


Golf Course Changes Getting A Look

The Kimball City/County Park & Recreation Executive Board met on Feb. 7 with the main item on the agenda to approve or amend the Management of (Four Winds) Golf Course Contract as presented by the City/County Park and Recreation Board. The current...


Blue Skies And Spring Is In The Air

Good morning Banner County! Blue skies and spring in the air, every few days anyway. Hopefully melting some of this snow. This past week ended with the Super Bowl – yeah Chiefs! – and the potluck and annual meeting at the Harrisburg Community... Full story



Central Banner 4-H Club members Isaac Olsen, 15, and Luke Olsen, 12, medaled at the State 4-H Indoor Archery Shoot held in Columbus from Jan. 27-29. Isaac placed first in the Young Adult Freestyle... Full story


Anderson Releases Annual School Report

Superintendent Trevor Anderson’s annual report released at the school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, revealed successful NSCAS Performance Data for the 2021-22 school year. Based on proficiency percentages, the English scores for Kimball student...


Rita Wagner

Rita Wagner, age 79, died Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at her winter home in Overton, Nevada. She was born August 18, 1943 in Sidney, Nebraska to Frank Andrew and Kathryn G. Petersen Rasmussen. On Novemb... Full story


Edward J. Killham

Edward J. Killham, 97, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023... Full story


ON TO STATE: Johnson, McGinnis, Schindler

The Longhorn Wrestlers competed at their district tournament on Friday and Saturday. Feb. 10-11, in Sutherland. After the dust cleared Kimball finished with 3 state qualifiers. Senior Matthew Johnson... Full story


Horns Basketball Up For The Challenge

Hemingford – Friday’s game in Hemingford was one of those games that in a way you want to just forget about and move on from but we all know you can learn some of your greatest lessons from your most difficult defeats. It was the first game...



The Kimball Longhorns girls basketball team hosted their final home game of the season last Tuesday against the Pine Bluffs Hornets. The Longhorns second half shooting drought led the Hornets to victory with a final score of 46-34. The team holds a... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 16, 2023

Coyotes Looking Strong

Potter-Dix's Coyote boys basketball team is winding down their regular season in strong fashion, with wins against Peetz, Arthur County, and a two-point victory over Arthur County. They have one more...


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