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Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

Today is non-incumbents' deadline to file for office

With the first filing deadline past and the final one looming, incumbents planning to run for office, have filed and non-incumbents must do so by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 1. At the time of this writing, 27 candidates have filed for various...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

No contraband found at Kimball High School

The difference a year makes can be huge. During a full school lockdown on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Kimball Police Department, along with Kimball Public Schools, Kimball County Sheriff’s Office, the Deuel County canine unit and the Nebraska State...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

District hires new superintendent

After interviewing three candidates, a new leader for Kimball Public Schools has been hired and is expected to start July 1, 2018. Dr. Elizabeth Owens, of Ivanhoe, Va., will be taking over as Kimball Public Schools’ Superintendent. The Kimball...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 1, 2018

Second Annual Redneck Gala was a big success

Mullets, muck boots, tattoos, slippers, bibs, long underwear, you name it, you saw it last Friday night at the Kimball Event Center. The 2nd Annual Redneck Gala was once again a success, a great meal...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

Aaron Davis urges others to focus on family and live life to the fullest

Kimball has not invited a speaker to the school in three years, until last Wednesday, Feb. 21, when Aaron Davis, who prefers to be called a thought provoker instead of a motivational speaker, spoke...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 1, 2018

Road Dept. decides on 4 10-hr. days

Kimball County Weed Department will be getting another pickup to spray weeds this coming season. The County Commissioners opened one sealed bid for the purchase of one used 4x4 pickup for the weed department at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb....

 

Dollar General Re-Grand Opening

Kimball’s own Dollar General has undergone some major changes in the past few weeks. Many of the locals were first in line to see this transformation. With walls painted and isles changed around,...

 

Services will continue for PHG consumers, transition to last through June

After decades of service, Panhandle Health Group, formerly Panhandle Mental Health Center, will be closing its doors across the Panhandle, following a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Gering. “The consumers should have been prepared better....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

Local artists recognized and displayed

Several local artists have recently been recognized regionally this month, first at the Cheyenne Camera Club 2017 Awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Cheyenne and at the West Nebraska Art Center’s 36th Annual IMAGE exhibit in Scottsbluff....

 

Coyotes take MAC Speech - Champs for nearly three consecutive decades

Following countless hours of practice, Potter-Dix earned first place at the Minuteman Activities Conference Speech competition, held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Potter-Dix. "People, and even the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 1, 2018

Longhorns end Season with Sub-District loss to Bridgeport

The season ended for the Kimball High boy's basketball team with a 57-46 loss to Bridgeport in sub-district tournament play, closing out their year with a record of 4 wins and 16 losses. Bridgeport...

 

Youth wrestling results

Mitchell Wrestling Club Tournament Results for Kimball Wrestling Club 6 & Under 32-34 Angus Moeller’s place is 1st and has scored 19.50 team points. Round 1 - Angus Moeller (Kimball Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Carson Stroud (Alliance Wres...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 1, 2018

Junior High boys short on numbers

The Junior High boy’s basketball program is short on numbers and thus, resulted in short on wins this past season. “We take 13 players combined to the games,” said Coach Dane Wurdeman. “The 7th graders are having a hard time scoring and...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 1, 2018

Jock Talk

State Tournaments are about all that remains of the High School Basketball season, and already, the wrestling is complete and spring sports practice has officially gotten underway. What’s more, we have some March competition scheduled for you...

 

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