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Articles from the March 17, 2022 edition

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Missile Project Meetings Begin

The City of Kimball has released information on a series of online trainings for small businesses to learn how to team up and or bid on government contracts for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent project – or the “missile project” as it is... Full story


Mary Lynch Principal Resigns

The Kimball School Board voted to accept the resignation of Mary Lynch Principal Jamie Soper at its regular monthly meeting on March 14. Soper has been principal for the past two years, and her resignation will be effective at the end of the 2021-22...



While a stop at the local gas pump this past week might have sent area drivers into a meltdown, one can hope that the price has topped out. Some state lawmakers or governors from such states as...


Estimate: 30% Of Locals Recycle

Spud Rowley from Kimball Recycling estimates that about 30% of the Kimball area residents recycle. To increase that percentage, here is a list of items that can be recycled using the Alley Bins or stopping at Kimball Recycling on Highway 30: ... Full story



An incorrect caption ran under this photo with the article about Kimball Ace Hardware opening that ran on Page A1 of the March 10 print edition. This is the correct caption: Kimball Ace Hardware...

 By Barb Cross    News    March 17, 2022

It's Time, Daylight Time, For Some Banner County News

Happy St. Paddys Day and good morning Banner County! Here is hoping that you all are in the right time zone this morning. I would have sent a reminder in last week’s paper but I forgot, so there you go. If it wasn’t for someone else mentioning...


Jeanine Lucille Batt

Jeanine Lucille Batt, 77, of Pine Bluffs passed away March 11, 2022. Jeanine was born September 10, 1944 in Sterling, Colorado to Eli and Rose (Wilder) Blue. She married LeRoy Batt July, 6 1966 in... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    March 17, 2022

Football Longhorns To Return Vs. Hyannis

The local high school sports calendar soon turns to spring sports – girls and boys track, boys golf and trap shooting – but it's never too early to talk some football. And there's some football... Full story



Young and old gathered recently at the Kimball Visitor Center just south of I-80 to enthusiastically welcome the Freedom Convoy into Kimball. The convoy proceeded to Washington, D.C., picking up... Full story


Banner Senior Qualifies For State Speech

Banner County senior Kairyn Miller won first place at District Speech in Crawford on March 4. Kairyn will now compete at State Speech in Kearney on March 18. She will be performing a Serious Prose...


Potter-Dix Speech: Champions Again

The Head Coach is Chandell Oleson and the assistant coach is Morgan Boots Chandell has been the head coach for 5 years and has had the privilege of working with Morgan for 4 of those years. In 2019...


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