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Articles from the March 10, 2016 edition

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 By Dawn Fossand    News    March 10, 2016

Transitioning home is difficult for vets

“What can we as community members do to thank your community’s veterans?” This is the question asked by Kimball County Commissioner, Daria Anderson Faden. Learning more about military culture and becoming better prepared to serve the veterans...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    March 10, 2016

KHS students study diversity and cultural unity

Four Kimball High Students attended the annual Nebraska Cultural Unity conference at the University of Nebraska Kearney on Feb. 26 along with Spanish instructor, Pat Sulu. Multicultural Affairs at...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    March 10, 2016

Kimball hosts district FFA competitions

The Kimball High School FFA members spent their "day off" from school, Wed., Mar. 3 – working hard at a Career Development Event (CDE) held at the Kimball Banner County fairgrounds and at the high...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    March 10, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: The Porters

After arriving in Kimball in 2009, Sonny and Kathy Porter proved their commitment to community growth and development through their service to Kimball and their local business. They both admit that th...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    March 10, 2016

March is colon cancer awareness month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month according to Sara Hoover, C.F.O. and Accreditation Coordinator of the Nebraska Panhandle Public Health District located in Scottsbluff. The Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program and Panhandle Public Health Dist...

 

Holding a grudge!

Kimball Lions Club held their annual 9 Pin No Tap bowling tournament over a two weekend period in February. This is the main fundraiser for the oldest Lions Club in the state of Nebraska. The funds...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 10, 2016

Kimball speech two time champions

The Kimball speech team continues collecting the wins with their most recent conference championship in Bridgeport on Monday, March 7. Individual SPVA conference awards went to: Duet Acting: Connor...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 10, 2016

Local artist wins first

Alycia Vrbas, 12, encouraged by longtime photographer Kim Sharples, joined the Cheyenne Camera Club and entered a photograph, “Spring Colors,” in the Cheyenne Artists Guild (CAG) show recently....

 

Vira "Vi" K. Colson

Vira "Vi" K. Colson, 76, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Friday, March 4, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Pine Bluffs Baptist...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    March 10, 2016

Veterans History Project

Raymond Little (Ray) spent most of his growing-up years in Fort Collins, CO. He was a scrappy kid, whose household could have been a little warmer. When he was seventeen, he had quit high school. His mother sent him to the Post Office in Fort...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 10, 2016

Kimball boys record 7-14 season

The 2015-16 basketball season for the Kimball High boys was a losing season as far as wins and losses go, but it will be remembered also as a season of aggressive play and all-out effort! The Longhorns ended up with 7 wins and 14 losses. They were...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 10, 2016

Local graduate continues to Daum-inate

Mike Daum continues to excel for South Dakota State University. This past week he was named to the All Summit League Team, was selected to the All New Comers Team, was named Freshman of the Year for...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 10, 2016

Jock Talk

Yep, you can always tell when spring sports season has arrived in Western Nebraska by the weather! If we get some snow, rain, cold and wind, spring sports season has arrived. None the less, Kimball High track coach Gene Mohr has a nice turnout this...

 

Western Trails All Conference basketball teams selected

The listings of this season’s Western Trails All Conference Basketball Teams were announced this week after voting by the conference coaches. Kimball had three players named to the All Conference 1st Team with senior Danika Daum and sophomore Alex...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 10, 2016

Local Pool Teams Advance to APA Championship

Several local pool players were recently recognized for winning the Fall Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-Ball and 9-Ball Pool Leagues. Winning the Wednesday 8-Ball title was...

 

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