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Articles from the March 12, 2020 edition

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Event Center Renamed

The Sagebrush, formerly known as the Kimball Event Center, is in the process of becoming a reality for some local individuals. Rich and Kelli Patterson and Kevin and Dawn Moser received approval to... Full story



Workers from Anderson-Shaw made quick work of finishing the south side of the new Kimball County Transit building this past week. In less than two hours, they completed half of the wall, then took a... Full story


Dan Dean Stepping Down At City Hall

Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean has submitted his resignation, effective May 7, to Mayor Keith Prunty and Kimball City Council. He is retiring. Dean has been the administrator for a little more... Full story


Hung Jury In Child Abuse Trial

After seven days, more than 100 exhibits, 10 prosecution witnesses and four defense witnesses, the Kimball County jury of two women and 10 men could not agree on the fate of Alexander Romero. Romero...


Early Dismissal Wednesdays Coming To Schools; Farrar Update

The 2020-21 school calendar was approved by the Kimball school board at its regular meeting on Monday, March 9. According to the calendar, each Wednesday throughout the year will have a 2 p.m. dismissal time. That time will be used for professional...

 By Barb Cross    News    March 12, 2020

Banner County Notes: Friday The 13th, Full Moon & Makeup Snow Day All At Once

Good morning, Banner County. Spring is in the air and snow is on the ground, skifts anyway. I hope that is all we get and will be exchanging the snow for rain. This past Sunday evening it rained pretty hard for a while there. My little dog Norman...


Reva Jean Loeks

Reva Jean (Swayze) Loeks died Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Kimball, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 11 a.m., at Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Gillming officiating....


Romona Marcella Shaw

Romona Marcella (Brauer) Shaw, age 91, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Sidney, NE. Romona was born on September 23, 1928 to Richard and Frieda (Kragel) Brauer and graduated from Sidney High Sc...


Everett L. Johnson

Everett L. Johnson, 89, died at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff on Friday, March 6, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at St....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

Several Longhorns Make All-WTC Teams

The selections for the Western Trails All Conference basketball and wrestling teams have been released after vote by the conference coaches. Kimball High senior Carli Wurdeman was given All Conference honors for her senior and final season, and... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

Jock Talk: Wrestlers, Coach Bohac, Breckyn Kiefer All Impress

The NEUSA District 1 Wrestling Tournament was held this past weekend in Scottsbluff and the Kimball Wrestling Club had several wrestlers do very well. In the PreK-K division at 32-36 pounds, Decker Culek won both of his matches with pin times of :08... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

A Bit Short, But Some Positives

The 2019-20 season for the Kimball High girls basketball team shows 8 wins and 13 losses, a bit short of what Coach Chauncey Pedersen was hoping for, but in all fairness, it was a season where it...


Kimball Health Services Addresses COVID-19 Pandemic; No Confirmed Local Cases

Kimball Health Services issued this news release on Thursday, March 12, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: Health providers and staff at Kimball Health Services and the Pine Bluffs Health Clinic want the public to have the latest and most accurate... Full story


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