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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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Lots Of Local Candidates

The elected offices in Kimball and Kimball County had a multitude of candidates filing prior to the deadline on Monday, March 2. The primary election will be May 12 and the general election Nov. 3. A full slate of individuals filed for the three... Full story

 

Child Abuse Trial Continues

Day 2 of the child abuse trial continued this week in Kimball County District Court. Alexander Romero, 24, is charged with felony child abuse that was committed intentionally and resulted in death. Romero’s 7-month-old daughter died in April 2019....

 

Taking The Lead

Lindsay Forepaugh grew up on a small farm in western Oregon, settled in Midland, Texas, with her husband, yet now they reside in Banner County. How does an Oregonian end up on the Monkey Ranch in...

 

Casino Night In Kimball

The Kimball Hospital Foundation’s second annual Casino Night at the Kimball Event Center drew about 180 people to support the foundation’s fundraising efforts to purchase a new heart defibrillator...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 5, 2020

Banner County Notes: March Is On Track In Harrisburg

Good morning, Banner County! Here we are in the first week of March and track practice is upon us. Watch out for those kids out running here and there. They usually are pretty good about wearing a safety vest, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra...

 

Bonnie Lee Keser

Bonnie Lee Keser, age 91, passed away at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on February 27, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday March 5, 2020, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in...

 

Florence Irene Moler

Florence Irene Moler, 83, of Kimball, entered heaven on February 26, 2020. Following her wishes, cremation has been held and there will be no services. The cremation services for Florence have been...

 

Ellen Marie Wright

Ellen Marie Wright was born July 25, 1951, in Kimball, NE, to John and Verla (Sharpe) Bohac. Ellen married James Wright May 8, 1988. Ellen loved spending time with her kids and grandkids and extended family. She always had an open heart and extended...

 

Back In Business In Dix

Dix residents celebrated the Re-Grand Opening of the Dix Post Office this past week with cookies and coffee. Post Office employees on hand included retailer Judy Petersen, Postmaster Karen Miller and... Full story

 

Three Kimball Principal Candidates Interviewed

Interviews were conducted Tuesday for the new Kimball Junior/Senior High School principal. The position will be vacated in June by Mo Hanks. The field of five applicants was narrowed to three individuals for the interview process. Their names were no...

 

Kimball County's New Emergency Alert System Up

The new alert system Panhandle Alert is up and running as of March 1, according to Linda Williams of the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office. The website boasts “Panhandle Alert is the official emergency notification system used to communicate with...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 5, 2020

Jock Talk: Uncertain Future For Longhorns Basketball

The basketball season from Kimball High came to an end this past Thursday at the boys subdistrict finals and, sorry to report, Kimball lost to Bridgeport 45-43 in overtime. Happy to report, however, it was an exciting and well-played game and the... Full story

 

Scrappy Horns' Season Ends With OT Loss

The Kimball High boys saw their basketball season come to an end in an exciting, and well played, subdistrict championship overtime loss to Bridgeport. The fans were treated to high school basketball...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 5, 2020

Subdistrict Semifinals End Of Road For Coyotes

Potter-Dix was paired against the Arthur County Wolves on Feb. 24 to start the D2-11 Subdistrict Tournament in Ogallala, and the Wolves team that had struggled all season with just two wins gave the...

 

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