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Articles from the February 27, 2020 edition

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Extreme Makeover

The "old Longhorn" building on the northeast end of Chestnut Street in Kimball is getting a total, top to bottom makeover – in its basement and first and second floors. Shane Hayes, who recently... Full story

 

New Special Projects Director Ready To Go

The city of Kimball has selected Elyse Schlake to be the city's special projects director/economic developer. She will start her position Monday, March 2. "I am really excited about this...

 

Smell Of Success

Fifth-grader Trey Cook out-spelled all of his competition on Monday afternoon at the Kimball Spelling Contest. Trey now has the opportunity to complete in the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on March...

 

Superintendent Contract OK'd; Absence Of Farrar Felt

The Kimball school board unanimously approved a contract for the next Kimball Public Schools superintendent on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in a special board meeting. The 5-0 vote of approval for Trevor Anderson’s contract took 5 minutes to conduct. The...

 
 By The Observer    News    February 27, 2020

Kimball Candidates Filing; Deadline March 2

The deadline for throwing your name in the hat for school board or other public offices is quickly approaching. According to Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal, 5 p.m. Monday, March 2, is the deadline for non-incumbents to file for offices. Current...

 

Smithsonian Rural Exhibit Coming To Kimball Museum

Preparations are already beginning for an event which will take place in September 2021. The event, which will be at the Fraternal Hall at 2nd and Chestnut streets in Kimball, is an exhibit that involves the Plains Historical Society and is...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 27, 2020

You Can Kiss It Goodbye

Good morning Banner County, and here we are kissing the month of February goodbye. We even have an extra day and it still is short and has gone by pretty fast. It is still yet to be seen as to whether March will bring us kite flying weather or high...

 

Marlene Joanne Hilkemeier

Marlene Joanne Hilkemeier passed away February 14, 2020, in Glendale, AZ. Mar was born to Henry and Lorna Stahla on September 8, 1954, in Kimball, NE. She attended Kimball Public Schools in Kimball....

 

Arvid J. Kjos

Arvid J. Kjos, 93, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist...

 

Kimball Woman Still In Hospital After Rollover

Nebraska State Patrol reports that poor visibility due to blowing dirt was the reason for a two-vehicle accident on Highway 71 in Banner County at mile marker 39 on Monday morning, Feb 24. One vehicle reportedly had slowed down due to the poor...

 

Bogus $50 Bills Passed In Sidney

Sidney convenience stores have been hit with fake $50 bills recently. As of Tuesday, three of the bills have been passed off. Usually the perpetrator tries to catch the business when it is very busy and people are standing in line. It is done very qu...

 

Jock Talk: Turnover Coming For Kimball Sports

The Kimball High boys basketball team had its final home game this past Friday highlighted by the honoring of the senior players and their parents prior to tip off. With 8 senior boys on the 12 member roster, I think it is safe in saying that next... Full story

 

Longhorns Cruise Past Morrill, Advance To Final

The Kimball Longhorns advanced Tuesday night, Feb. 25, to the Subdistrict championship game with a convincing 57-41 victory over rival Morrill in Gering. Next up is a showdown with No. 1 seed...

 

Lady Longhorns Fall In Subdistrict Final, Season Ends

The Kimball High Girls Basketball season came to an end this past week in the sub-district finals losing to South Platte 45-17. The Lady Longhorns had advanced to the championship game by virtue of their first round win over Perkins County, 46-31....

 

Bad Break For Bateman At State Wrestling

No medals for the four wrestlers who represented Kimball High at the 2020 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, but a lot of experience, and a lot of memories, some good and some bad, for the young...

 

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