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Articles from the February 19, 2015 edition

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 By John Verser    News    February 19, 2015

Second-year Kimbots excited for opportunity at state meet

The Kimbots are headed to state. The Kimball Robotics Club, also known as the Kimbots, will compete in the First Lego League State Championships Saturday at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in...

 

9 arrested in 2-county drug bust

Law enforcement officials made nine arrests last Wednesday on drug charges. The Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING), along with the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office, Kimball Police Department, Sidney Police Department, Cheyenne...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Perry-Jay has lived the full life in Kimball

Kimball has a long history, and it would not have that history if it was not for the residents that choose to call it home. One of Kimball's longtime residents is Louise M. Perry-Jay, a mother,...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 19, 2015

Veterans History Project: Harold D. "Spike" Steele

Harold "Spike" Steele was a subject of the draft. He was on the farm in Banner County, minding his own business when the "greetings" letter arrived. Soon, he would be headed to Fort Logan, Colo., for...

 

Commissioners discuss phone systems

The Kimball County commissioners heard a proposal about a phone system at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The assessor, district clerk, and sheriff’s offices requested sidecar telephones. These phones are programmable so that they allow a...

 

2 injured in 1-vehicle accident

At least two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday night near Bushnell. A truck hauling hay left Hwy. 30 at the curve near the town. One person was lifeflighted from the scene while another was transported to Kimball Health Services,...

 

Roy Edward "Ed" Soule

Roy Edward "Ed" Soule, 67, of Gering and formerly of Bushnell, died at his home in Gering on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Roy Edward Soule was born on Jan. 22, 1948, the oldest of four children born to...

 

Margaret 'Marge' Louise Elliott

Margaret (Marge) Louise Elliott blessed Heaven as an angel on Friday morning, Feb. 13, 2015. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 1-5 p.m. to sign the register book and...

 

Kimball High School show choir takes gold

The Kimball High School show choir, New Dimension, received a gold rating at the Imperial NCDA Show Choir competition on Monday, Feb. 9. Kimball placed fourth out of 17 show choirs. This competition...

 

Kimball, Banner County junior high students compete in MATHCOUNTS regional

A team of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Gering Junior High School in Gering has won the regional finals of the MATHCOUNTS contest. Students from Kimball Junior/Senior High School and Banner County High School also participated in the...

 

Kathy Narjes fills final seat on SPNRD board

The South Platte NRD board is full again following the appointment to fill the vacancy left by former Subdistrict 6 Director Tom Biggs, who retired at the end of 2014. No one filed for the seat in...

 

Teen Challenge opens boys ranch in Alliance

Teen Challenge is opening up a Boys Ranch in Alliance. Teen Challenge was founded in 1961, and the network currently consists of 250 centers in the U.S. and over 1,000 worldwide. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a Christian therapeutic boarding...

 

Banner ties for top spot in soils section at Western Regional Envirothon

The Banner County FFA tied for the top spot in the soils test at the Western Region Envirothon competition. A team from Sidney took the overall title after winning six of seven categories and will...

 

Kimball wins WTC, Bridgeport meets

The Kimball High School speech team was crowned the Western Trails Conference champions at the conference meet at Bayard High School last Wednesday.  Individual awards went to the following...

 

Wedding Guide 2015: A look at wedding trends

Weddings are a time of joy, however, they can also be a time of stress. Not only must a bride take into account her own tastes, she must learn to describe what she wants or collect pictures in order...

 

Withrow, Cajero sign with Dakota Wesleyan

Jonathon Withrow and Enrique Cajero signed their letters of intent to attend Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota this week while their families and Kimball High football coaches...

 

Clay Keller qualifies for state wrestling

Kimball High's Clay Keller is headed to the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament! Keller captured second place in the 132 pound weight class at the C-4 District Tournament held at Mitchell with the...

 

Lady Horns fall, 53-37

The Kimball girls lost 53-37 to state ranked Hemingford on the winner's home court this past week with turnovers leading to Kimball's downfall. The Lady Longhorns gave up the basketball 33 times on...

 

Kimball boys hoops team falls to state-ranked Hemingford

The Kimball boys ran up against a red hot Hemingford ball club this past week and came up on the short end of the stick losing 56-34 to the number 10 C-2 state ranked Bobcats. The hosting Bobcats...

 

Coyotes use treys to hold off Wildcats

POTTER - Potter-Dix went downtown to hold off Banner County on Friday night. The Coyotes (6-13) hit seven three-pointers, including four in the third quarter, to take a hard-fought 54-48 win over the...

 

Lady Coyotes roll to 48-19 win against Lady Wildcats

Potter-Dix jumped out to a big first quarter lead and went on to a 48-19 win against visiting Banner County on Friday in the regular season finale for both teams. The Lady Coyotes (15-4) opened sub-di...

 

Coyotes drop 61-57 decision to visiting Peetz

POTTER – Though it may not have ended as smoothly as they would have liked, the Peetz High Bulldogs' withstood a tenacious late-comeback attempt by the Potter-Dix Coyotes to edge their cross-state...

 

Peetz upends homestanding Potter-Dix

POTTER – When Jodi Schumacher of Peetz High School nailed a 3-pointer late in the final quarter last Tuesday night, a big smile suddenly overwhelmed her face. Though Schumacher didn't have her best...

 

Lady Wildcats top Minatare to open sub-district play

Banner County opened the sub-district playoffs on Monday with a 43-32 win against Minatare. The win pitted the fourth-seeded Lady Wildcats against top-seeded Leyton on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats (3-16) jumped out to a big 13-2 first quarter lead in...

 

Grubbs, Blickensderfer wrap up wrestling season

Banner County wrestlers Garrett Grubbs and Brandon Blickensderfer wrapped up the wrestling season at the district tournament over the weekend. In the 152 weight class, Grubbs opened the championship bracket with a win by fall against Destin Stondley...

 

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