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Articles from the March 26, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015

Layoffs hit IOS again; sale of company announced

The local Inspection Oilfield Services site went through a third round of layoffs Monday, the same day the sale of the company was announced. According to multiple sources, at least 12 employees from both day and night positions lost their jobs this...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015

Ash gets life in prison

Vencil Ash was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon in Kimball County District Court. Ash was found guilty early last month in the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. Tuesday in court, he was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possib...

 

Kimball Prom Royalty

Justin Mohr, son of Gene and Chari Mohr, was voted prom king and Kallie Bush, daughter of Doran and Krissy Bush, was voted prom queen at the Kimball High School prom held Saturday in the Kimball...

 

Potter-Dix Prom Royalty

Members of the Potter-Dix High School prom royalty were announced at Saturday's prom. Jourdan Langley was named queen and Cameron Purcell was named king. Pictured, at front, are ring bearers Austin...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 26, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Medicine came naturally for new KHS physicians assistant Jonna Beyer

Medicine and giving a helping hand came naturally for Jonna Beyer. The Donnelly, Minn., native was just 5 or 6 years old when she was pouring hydrogen peroxide on her father's hands after he came home...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015

Council encourages KKB to be more financially independent, tables Keno grant

The Kimball City Council tabled a request for a Keno funds grant from Keep Kimball Beautiful at last Tuesday’s meeting. KKB sought a grant in the amount of $4,000 at the meeting. “We are here tonight to go over a Keno grant application for the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015

Council, public works board looks at utilities in joint meeting

Members of the Kimball City Council, Mayor Keith Prunty and members of the Kimball Board of Public Works joined together last Thursday to discuss utilities. Each utility department supervisor presented a list of needs and accomplishments, but one...

 

County Government Day

Kimball County Clerk Magistrate Michelle Woods, right, "swore in" Kimball High School senior Justin Mohr at the Annual County Government Day in the Kimball District Court....

 

Mystery dinner theater to benefit library carpet fund

Who committed the murder? Come find out in the performance of The Sour Grapes of Wrath to be held at 6 p.m. April 25-26 at the Kimball Event Center. The mystery dinner theater will benefit the Kimball Public Library’s carpet fund. Tickets are $20...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015

Kimball council buys lighting with ACE refund

The Kimball City Council decided at its regularly scheduled meeting held March 17 to use the city’s ACE refund for lighting. The city received an annual return on the Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) investment of just more than $3,000. To...

 

Delores Wann

Delores Wann, 87, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday. Memorial services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s paper....

 

Sydney Nicholos Hubbard

Sydney Nicholos Hubbard, 26, of Kimball, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. His Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Sidney Park in Sidney. The family requests that this be a celebration with...

 

Nicholas William Wackel

Nicholas William Wackel, 92, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born to the late Fred and Erma Wackel, March 29,1922, in West Point, Nebraska. Nick graduated from...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015

Fire department battles small grass fire

The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 2:30 p.m. last Sunday. The Kimball Ambulance Service was also dispatched as a precaution. Witnesses at the scene, Mia...

 
 By Jan Sears    News    March 26, 2015

Library gains grants, momentum for carpet fund

The Kimball Public Library is gaining momentum toward the purchase of new carpet, and could use your help to reach that final goal. The library’s carpet fund has approximately $11,000 on hand and will need at least $20,000 to recarpet all of the...

 
 By Wade Brashear    News    March 26, 2015

How does one catch a leprechaun?

Editor's Note: Wade Brashear won first place in the adult division in the Kimball Business Boosters' essay contest on how to catch a leprachaun. His essay is included below. A "pot of gold" at the...

 

Birding tours set to begin next week

The birds of Kimball County will be highlighted during a six week series of Watchable Wildlife Tours sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Kimball Area Tourism Department, funded in part by the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund....

 

Main Street Market presents 'Receipts for Cash' checks

Main Street Market presented checks for $1,000 to Keep Kimball Beautiful and New Hope Assembly of God through the "Receipts for Cash" program. MSM gives a $1,000 check for each $100,000 of receipts...

 

Kimball High School speech team open house

The Kimball High School speech team hosted an open house last Thursday in which its district performers gave the audience a look at many different categories included in competition, including Oral...

 

Potter-Dix claims district speech title

Potter-Dix rolled over its competition on the way to yet another district speech title last week. Potter-Dix will also send eight individual competitors and two teams to the state competition this wee...

 

Scenes from the 2015 Kimball High School Prom

Justin Mohr was crowned king and Kallie Bush was crowned queen on Saturday at the 2015 Kimball High School Prom....

 

Scenes from the 2015 Potter-Dix High School Prom

Cameron Purcell was crowned king and Jourdan Langley was crowned queen on Saturday at the 2015 Potter-Dix High School Prom....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 26, 2015

Kimball has strong showing at Chadron indoor meet

Some real bright spots by the Kimball High Track Team in a strong showing at the Chadron State College High School Indoor Track and Field Meet held this past Saturday. At the meet that attracted 16...

 

Potter-Dix has 6 named All-MAC; Banner County has 3 named to list

The All-Minuteman Activities Conference basketball selections were recently announced, and Potter-Dix and Banner County were each well represented. Potter-Dix had four girls and two boys named All-MAC, while Banner County had two boys and one girl....

 

Competing on the big mat

Cameron McGinnis of Kimball finished third in the 50 pounds weight class at the Nebraska State Federation Wrestling Championships held Saturday in Grand Island. McGinnis was one of five Kimball...

 

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