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Articles from the March 4, 2021 edition

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Power Plant Switching On

The Kimball Power Plant will be brought on line to help out during a planned shutdown of a power station outside of town, but according to Mayor Keith Prunty, "We just don't know what is going to... Full story

 

Taylor Schmid Joins Kimball Police Department

Kimball's most recent addition to the police department has always wanted to serve the community in a police officer's capacity, and she has finally taken the leap.  For the next couple of months,...

 

Courts, Roads, Electricity On Commissioners' Agenda

Clerk of the District Court Deb Diemoz presented information on LB 102 to the commissioners. LB 102 would force the court system’s consolidation in more rural areas. Diemoz opposes LB 102, which would affect District 12. The Board of Commissioners...

 

No New Virus Cases In County

Kimball County had no new COVID-19 cases for the past week, and the Panhandle Risk Dial is in the yellow or moderate zone. The last time the area saw yellow was in October 2020. Only Banner, Box Butte...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 4, 2021

Ice And Snow Greet The Lamb Of March

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope you are enjoying some of this warmer weather, and holding the fort down against this wind! March sure has came in like a lamb although I still have snow in my yard, and ice. We here in Banner...

 

Florian F. Brown

Florian F. Brown, age 88 of Nebr. City, NE passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home. Florian was born on May 31, 1932 in Rawlins County, KS, the son of Frank J. and Frances (Barenberg) Bro...

 

Dolores L. Harms

Dolores L. Harms, 84, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church...

 

Four Winds Shooting For March 15 Opening

Weather permitting, Four Winds Golf Course will open March 15, according to course Superintendent Jeremy Williams. Williams said “the greens are in good shape” due to constant watering during the winter. He worries about the tee boxes and... Full story

 

Kimball Cheer Team 2nd At State

Kimball cheerleaders captured second place at the Nebraska State Cheer competition in Class D Non-Building/Non-Tumbling, receiving the highest overall scores in their division. Representing Kimball...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2021

Potter-Dix Falls In District Final

Potter-Dix’s Coyote basketball team ended their impressive 2020-21 campaign with a loss in the D2-5 District Finals against a Loomis Wolves team featuring tough defense and a highlight-reel performance by junior Quinn Johnson. The Wolves got an...

 
 By The Observer    Sports    March 4, 2021

Kimball Season Ends At Sub District

Kimball's season came to an end in the first round of the C2-12 Sub District Tournament, as they matched up against number one seed Bridgeport and were overmatched. Kimball ends its season 0-16 but...

 
 By Jessica Rocha    News    March 4, 2021

LINCOLN HIGHWAY GETS SOME LOVE

The Lincoln Highway, much of which mirrors U.S. Highway 30, has recently been named as a National Scenic Byway. In mid-February, the Federal Highway Administration announced 49 new designations to the...

 

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