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Articles from the February 25, 2021 edition

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POWER PLANT POWERS UP

Last week proved to be an enormous strain on the electrical grid as temperatures dipped and electricity demand increased. The Kimball Municipal Power Plant, which has not operated continuously since... Full story

 

Council Acts On Business Grants

The regular February Kimball City Council meeting included discussion on Business Facade Grants and Business Infrastructure Grants. Former Flower Haven owner Kay McBride asked for an explanation for d...

 

Anna Coleman Spells 'Plague' To Win Kimball Bee

The Kimball Spelling Bee began last Thursday with a practice round for 23 students and concluded an hour later with only two students left spelling. In the final round, Andrew Hawthorne, a...

 

More Vaccine On The Way; 4 New Cases This Week

Officials at Panhandle Public Health District said on Monday at their briefing that the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 80.2% effective after 14 days. Their data shows that 14.3% of adults in the Panhandle have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Th...

 

MARV DOES IT AGAIN

Receiving the prestigious Fireman of the Year award for the second time in his career with the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department is Marv Nelson. Marv always responds and is essential in helping to...

 

RALLYING FOR JAKE

Jake Reader, center, accepts a check from the Kimball High civics class and community to help with the expenses he and his wife are incurring as he fights Hodgkin's lymphoma. Next to Jake are his...

 

SALUTE TO FFA

It's National FFA Week. As part of the celebration, the Kimball, Potter-Dix, Banner County and other FFA chapters are featured in this week's "Salute to FFA" special section. Pictured is the Kimball...

 

BANNER SPEECH TEAM

The Banner County speech team has worked hard and steadily improved this year. At the Hemingford meet Feb. 20, the team placed sixth and three members medaled. Mycala Jones, junior, was fourth in...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 25, 2021

It's Time To Watch The Flowers Grow-Banner County

Well good morning Banner County, friends and neighbors! Much better looking out this window this week. We still have snow but the the extreme cold has moved on and early Monday morning the March winds were helping to finish off the month of...

 

William 'Bill' Henry Hotes

William (Bill) Henry Hotes was born October 30, 1929, on the family farm near Bloomfield, Nebraska, the eldest son of Henry Herman Hotes and Doris Alice Scheele. He departed this life to join his Lord... Full story

 

EYE IN THE SKY

Ron Leal, Director of Region 21 Emergency Management, recently purchased a drone with a thermal camera. Leal said the drone would help law enforcement in search and rescue operations. It will also be...

 

McGinnis, Cluff Compete At State

Kimball's Longhorn Wrestling team sent two members to the NSAA State Tournament last week to compete in the annual championships in Class D. Sophomore James McGinnis represented Kimball in the 126 pou... Full story

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 25, 2021

Coyotes Seeded First In Subdistrict

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team had two big wins going into subdistict tournament play last week, overpowering Leyton on Feb. 15 and then dominating Minatare on Feb. 19. The Coyotes earned the...

 

Kimball Boys Fall To Mitchell Before Subdistrict

The Kimball Longhorn boys basketball team continued its search for wins this season with its second matchup of the year against Mitchell last Friday, and the result was similar to the first game they played in the beginning of the month. Similar, as...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    February 25, 2021

Season Ends For Kimball Girls

Kimball’s Longhorn girls basketball team fell to North Platte St. Pat’s in the first round of the D1-12 Sub district Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 16, ending their difficult season with a 3-13 overall record. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Longhorns...

 

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