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Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 9, 2017

Farming the wind

Kimball's wind farm, located just northwest of the city, will soon be decommissioned and replaced with 12 new turbines. 2017 marks 15 years of operation for the local wind farm, the first...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 9, 2017

Kimball celebrates 150 years of statehood

The 150th birthday of the State of Nebraska was celebrated in the district court room of the Kimball County court house on March 1. More than 100 people of all ages attended the celebration including...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 9, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Kyla Ramsey

One Kimball County youth chosen as a finalist in the National American Miss Nebraska Pageant. Kyla Ramsey, 11, of Dix will travel this month to Omaha to compete in the pre-teen division of the...

 By Harry Gillway    News    March 9, 2017

Sheriff's Corner: The good and the bad of social media

I’m a little frustrated by all the negativity through social media lately. No, it’s not just what’s going on with the ambulance or the Sheriff’s Office. It’s much more than that and I wonder what is causing this hate with people. I suspect...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 9, 2017

City owned properties reviewed at recent meeting

Kimball City Council members reviewed the status of six properties owned by the City of Kimball during the recent Kimball City Council meeting, on Feb. 21. Each of these properties have been used in the past for a variety of purposes and may be used...


Daniel E. Kinnison

Daniel Elston Kinnison, 93 of Kimball, Nebraska died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Kimball County Manor. Cremation has been held and his memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 2 pm...


Letter to the editor: Farmers Day pre-planning begins

Hello All – I am delighted to announce that this year marks the 91st Kimball Farmer’s Day, which will take place on Saturday, September 23. In addition to the main Farmers Day Events in September, the committee will host a Fun Night sometime...

 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Shame on us

For those of you who do not know, I will put on record that I enjoy my job and one of my greatest joys is writing a weekly opinion piece. Buckle up readers, this week is a doozie. As I said, I truly enjoy my job, I feel that I’m somewhat good at...

 By Larry Nelson    News    March 9, 2017

Veteran's History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 9, 2017

The real fans show up year after year

High School sports are a large part of what holds small towns together and the fans that show up event after event play such a large part in the success of these programs. You have the Family Fans...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 9, 2017

Jock Talk

Western Nebraska didn’t fare so well at the Nebraska State Girl’s Basketball Tournament, with none of our teams getting past the first round. I am speaking of Mitchell, Sidney and Potter-Dix. Sidney came the closest, losing by just four points,...


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