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Articles from the March 11, 2021 edition

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Vaccinations Continue, But 5 New Cases Here

According to Panhandle Public Health District, five new cases of COVID-19 were reported since March 1 in Kimball County. The PPHD’s risk dial remains in the yellow or moderate category for the Panhandle. However, Kimball, Scottsbluff, Box Butte... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    Sports    March 11, 2021

Spring Sports Is In The Air

Here comes the Kimball spring sports season – a year after COVID-19 wiped out the track and golf seasons and two years since the last competitions. "After taking last year off, all schools will... Full story

 

Kimball Panhandle FFA Capital For A Day

Students from across the Panhandle attended the District 12 FFA contest in Kimball on Wednesday. Over 180 students from 20 different schools participated in various competitions, including Meat...

 

Kimball Bracing For Power Outages

On Friday, March 12, and Monday, March 15, the City of Kimball will have its regular power source, Western Area Power Administration, shut off for updates. Still, the City’s power plant will operate its generators to power the city, although the...

 

FAST ACTING FIREFIGHTERS

The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a grassfire just off the south lanes of Highway 71 on Monday afternoon. They contained the flames quickly despite the warn, dry conditions over...

 

Schools Expect COVID Relief Funds

The Kimball School Board met for a full agenda on Monday evening. The board approved the items on the agenda, the minutes of the past two meetings, board bills and the treasurer’s report. Superintendent Trevor Anderson’s report explained that...

 

THE FFA COMES TO KIMBALL

Livestock judging participants look at the hogs during the FFA District 12 contest in Kimball. See story on Page A1 and another photo on A5....

 

LAND-FINISHING BEFORE THE SNOW

On Monday afternoon, Dave Roberts works a field for Mike Reuter. Roberts was land-finishing on cornstalks just east of Kimball. Other area farmers were busy putting fertilizer on their fields before...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 11, 2021

Sometimes You Never Know The Value of Moment Until It's A Memory

Good morning Banner County! The beautiful spring tease is about to cool off by about a 15/20 degree drop, but it sure has been nice to have such great weather. Along with that change we will also be springing forward with our clocks beginning on Sund...

 

District 12 FFA CONTEST

Banner County High School freshman Jacob Parsons takes the written test for the Meat Judging contest at the District 12 FFA Contest in Kimball. See story on Page A1....

 

Antonia C. Bourlier

Antonia C. Bourlier, 94, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, March 1, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in... Full story

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 11, 2021

Coyotes Enjoyed Record-Breaking Year

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team had its best season in 13 years, finishing with an 18-5 record, a D2-11 Sub District title, and a trip to the D2-5 District final before falling to the Loomis Wolve...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    March 11, 2021

P-D Speech Team Heads Back To State

The Potter-Dix High School speech team is heading back to State. The Coyotes, five-time State champions since 2002, qualified for the D1 state competition at Kearney High School on March 19 after winn...

 

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