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Articles from the February 18, 2021 edition

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South Platte Natural Resource District is gearing up for the recreation season at Oliver Lake. The SPNRD usually has a public meeting to explain and clarify rule changes and upcoming enhancements,... Full story


Snowy Road Conditions Upset Some Residents

Highway Superintendent Randy Bymer reported at the Kimball County Commissioners meeting Tuesday that some people were upset that the county road graders weren’t out on Sunday or Monday after the snow. Bymer said it was a “bad call on his...


Report At Icy Lake Not A Tragedy

At 5:15 p.m. Sunday, the Kimball Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatch received a call reporting that an individual had fallen through the ice at Oliver Lake. According to Sheriff Harry Gilway, the reporting individual may not have seen the entirety of...


Vets Bricks Arrive For Gotte Park

The long awaited veterans bricks have arrived and the VFW #2243 is moving forward with their Gotte Park project. Although Brian Howard said the brick project took longer than they expected and they...


Four New COVID Cases In Kimball County

Cases in Kimball County decreased significantly in the past week with four new cases of COVID-19 being reported to Panhandle Public Health District. Most of the cases in the area, 68%, are contacted through community spread, according to the data...

 By Barb Cross    News    February 18, 2021

I Cannot Tell A Lie About The Cold in Banner County

Good morning ! Baby it’s cold outside! The weather is definitely of the utmost importance to most all of us right now. As well as it should be. I don’t know if anyone has started calving yet, but I sure hope not, as it is supposed to gradually...


Eileen 'Edith' (Neal) Sell

Eileen "Edith" (Neal) Sell, 80, went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 14, 2021, at her home in Gering, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on... Full story


Patsy L. Kasten

Patsy Lou Kasten, age 89, of Potter, NE passed away in Sidney on Tuesday, February, 9, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 18, 2021 in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church... Full story


Janna Elaine Haun

Janna Elaine Haun, 81, died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Community Hospital in Torrington, WY.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences... Full story


Edythe Mae Schwindt

Edythe Mae (Minaker) Schwindt, 91, of Kearney, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society – St. Luke's in Kearney and will be sadly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at... Full story


Cletus Gerhard Lockhorn

Cletus Gerhard Lockhorn, 77, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 12, 2021. He was born on August 4, 1943 in Sherman County, Nebraska, to Gerhard and Mary (Muegerl)... Full story


Freshman Wyatt Cords Scores 19

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team was unable to improve its record over the last week, dropping a contest on the road against Morrill and then falling at home to Pine Bluffs. Kimball traveled...

 By The Observer    News    February 18, 2021

McGinnis, Cluff Qualify For State

The Kimball Longhorn wrestling team is sending two wrestlers to the NSAA State Championships in Omaha this week – sophomore James McGinnis at 126 pounds and senior Conner Cluff at 132. McGinnis placed third and Cluff placed fourth at the Class D...


Wildcats Learning, Still Win A Couple

After five years of no boys basketball, Banner County has put seven young guys on the court this season to re-start their program. The team consists of five freshman, one sophomore and one junior....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 18, 2021

Potter-Dix Girls, Boys Beat Peetz

 Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams hosted the Peetz Bulldogs on a frigid night last Tuesday, but it was more likely the Bulldogs’ delayed start to the season that caused the cold shooting of the visitors rather than the weather. The girls...


Longhorn Proud

Kimball Public Schools and Longhorn Nation proudly salute this winter's student-athletes with the special tribute due to Senior Parents' Night being canceled during severe weather. Presented here are...


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