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Articles from the March 5, 2015 edition

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 By John Verser    News    March 5, 2015

Kimball residents to see 13 percent electric rate increase

Kimball residents will soon see an increase in electric rates. The Kimball Board of Public Works unanimously passed a 13 percent hike in electric rates at its meeting last Thursday. The rate increase will go into effect April 1. Daniel Ortiz, city...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 5, 2015

No one injured as fire destroys home south of Bushnell

No one was injured during an early morning house fire Monday approximately 14 miles south of Bushnell. An aging farm house occupied by Garrett Purdy, his fiance Katelyn Duggan and their 2-year old...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 5, 2015

Contaminated soil from New York to be incinerated at Clean Harbors

Half of a shipment of contaminated soil is on its way to Kimball. Approximately 1,000 tons total is being shipped from Niagara Falls, N.Y. to Clean Harbors in Kimball for incineration. Half the soil, from the Love Canal clean-up, will be incinerated...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 5, 2015

Special prosecutor appointed in Mannon case

A special prosecuting attorney has been appointed in the case of a Kimball man who was arrested earlier this year on drug related charges. Paul Schaub, Cheyenne County Attorney, has been appointed special prosecuting attorney in the state’s case...

 

A big three-point play

Rick Perry, right, treasurer for the Kimball Banner County Farm Bureau, presents a $195 check to Kimball Junior/Senior High Principal Gene Hanks for the three-point program during the basketball...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 5, 2015

Commissioners approve new shuttle bus, golf course liquor license

The Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new shuttle bus for the county. Under the agreement, the county will pay just over $10,000 and the federal government will pay more than $41,000 for the bus. Erika Loy, county...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 5, 2015

School board approves Mary Lynch HVAC plan

The Kimball school board approved an HVAC plan for Mary Lynch Elementary School at a special-called meeting last Wednesday. The board was presented with four different HVAC options for Mary Lynch Elementary School by Specialized Engineering...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 5, 2015

Chamber to focus on membership in 2015

The Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce will focus more on its membership in 2015. “One of my main things that I want to focus on is the membership, and how the board and how the director can provide you with more value to your...

 

Renate O. Forsling

Renate O. Forsling, 72, of Hay Springs, and formerly of Kimball, died at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs on Monday, March 2, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday,...

 

Alice Carol Spencer

Alice Carol Spencer, age 89, passed away the evening of Feb. 7, 2015 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. She was born on Oct. 26, 1925 to Vernon Anker and Mary Sophia (Larson) Nelson i...

 

Leland Lee Hall

Leland Lee Hall, 89, formerly of Kimball, and of La Porte, Colo., died March 2, 2015 at the McKee Hospital in Loveland, Colo. He was the father of Jean Jackson of Kimball. Leland was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Wayne County, Ill., to Leo and Etta Hall and...

 

Larson, Lerwick Livestock receive outstanding service to ag awards

Two agricultural producers, Rick Larson and Lerwick Livestock Inc., have been recognized with 2014 Outstanding Service to Panhandle Agriculture Awards from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

 

Kimball native Brady Land qualifies for NCAA D2 indoor track championship

Kimball native Brady Land was one of three members of the indoor track and field team at the University of Nebraska-Kearney to qualify for the 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor track championships to be...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 5, 2015

Longhorns' season ends with loss to Bobcats

The season ended for the Kimball High boys basketball team in a 59-42 loss to state ranked Hemingford in first round play of the C2-l2 sub-district tournament. With the loss, the Longhorns closed out...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 5, 2015

Lady Longhorns were sharpshooters in 2014-15 season

The 2014-15 season for the Kimball High girls basketball program may have come up a bit short of the expectations of coach Chauncey Pedersen with 11 wins and 13 losses, but there were some positive...

 

6 bowlers roll perfect games at foundation bowling tourney

Two Kimball bowlers joined three from Sidney and one from Cheyenne to share $1,000 in prize money at the Kimball Hospital Foundation’s 9 pin no-tap bowling tournament. Robert Gardner and Scott Smith of Kimball, Randy Richards, Shawn Jallen and...

 

Slow start hurts Wildcats in subdistrict defeat

A tough start hurt Banner County in a 63-47 loss to Minatare last Tuesday in the sub-district playoffs. The Wildcats (6-14) were outscored 17-2 in the first quarter in the defeat. The Indians (20-2) used the strong start to advance, holding leads of...

 

Coyotes fall to Sutherland

Sutherland used a strong third quarter effort to defeat Potter-Dix in the sub-district playoffs last Tuesday. The game was knotted at 21-all entering the second half when the Sailors (10-13) outscored the Coyotes 25-5 in the third quarter en route...

 

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