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Articles from the March 28, 2013 edition


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  • Police Chief Placed On Administrative Leave Following Allegations

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Mar 28, 2013

    Kimball Police Chief Mark Simpson, who has served the city of Kimball for approximately two years, is under investigation by city officials, according to Mayor James Schnell. “The Kimball County Sheriff asked Simpson to go on administrative leave because he made accusations,” Schnell said. “I have to do an investigation with City Administrator Ortiz to find out if they are of merit. We will do what the law requires and investigate.” The investigation stems from a letter received by the City of Kimball sent by Sheriff Harry Gillway... Full story

  • Through The Looking Glass

    Mar 28, 2013

  • Restaurant Review: Peyton's Island Time

    Dave Faries, Editor|Mar 28, 2013

    A very brief and unfortunately illustrative era comes to an end on April 11, when downtown Kimball’s best sit down restaurant locks its doors. Yes--Peyton’s Island Time is waiving goodbye. Obviously competition has been limited since The Longhorn’s sorry saga came to an end. But Peyton’s offers local diners something unavailable elsewhere, even when the market was a little more “crowded:” scaled up burgers, creative sides and—occasionally—a selection of quiches. On good nights,...

  • Drinks: Empyrean's Collapsar Oatmeal Stout

    Dave Faries, Editor|Mar 28, 2013

    When Empyrean first began pouring their oatmeal stout, reactions amounted to a resounding ‘not bad, but….’ You see, acifionados of the style have become accustomed to muscle-bound fillers, densely flavored and bitter in temperament. Empyrean’s effort drew furrowed brows due to its relatively easy nature and sweet disposition. The Lincoln-based brewery apparently learned from the early shrugs. Collapsar Oatmeal Stout rises from the glass with soothing hearthstone aromas: charred malt, dark roasted coffee, gritty dust—even a hint of...

  • The Kimball Pep Band Set The Tone Through A Successful Season

    Dave Faries, Editor|Mar 28, 2013

    The pounding of half a dozen basketballs on the hardwood echoed across the arena. Conversations held by players and coaches reached the stands, where spectators sat in an eerie quiet. On the rare evening when Kimball’s pep band cannot travel with the team, the very tone of the game changes. “You can’t get focused--something’s missing,” said Jessica Hanks, who plays basketball, volleyball and baritone. “It’s hard to warm up without music.” Fortunately for Kimball’s athletic... Full story

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