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Articles from the April 4, 2013 edition


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  • Suspects Arrested After Complaints Of Terroristic Threats

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Apr 4, 2013

    The Kimball Police Department and the Kimball County Sheriff’s department were called to Motel Kimball Saturday night to investigate a report of terroristic threats that ultimately led to the arrest of two suspects. “There was a complaint of a terroristic threats made, the party was at Motel Kimball. The officer on duty requested assistance to back him up going and speaking to this individual. We proceeded to do so, and they did find a small amount of what they expected to be methamphetamine,” Sheriff Harry Gillway said. Bo Fernandez a.k.a...

  • City Allows Pursuit Of Location For Welcome Center

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Apr 4, 2013

    The County Commissioners will allow the Visitors Committee to pursue property after hearing the result of research into purchasing the old Burger King building near I-80 for the purpose of converting it into the new High Point Welcome Center. According to County Tourism Director Jo Caskey, she and her team met with the owner of the property Friday, March 29, in order to discuss possible options for leasing or buying the building. “He made a fairly generous offer to do the property as a contract for deed. He’s willing to amortize the deal at... Full story

  • Reach For It

    Apr 4, 2013

  • Restaurant Review: Java Blend

    Dave Faries, Editor|Apr 4, 2013

    Eight years ago, Java Blend was what its name implied. Owner Rebecca Brown gambled that Kimball coffee drinkers--enough of them, anyway--wanted something more than drip grind from Sysco and opened a storefront dedicated to espresso, cappuccino, cafe au lait...as well as unadorned brew. Or, as she explained, “it seemed like a good idea.” The concept borders on urban. Brown uses organic, fair trade beans grown in Brazil and roasted in Fort Collins, Colorado, to a point where bitterness and aci...

  • Drinks: Five Trails Sassy Apple Wine

    Dave Faries, Editor|Apr 4, 2013

    Yeah, I know—“Sassy Apple.” It sounds like one of those contrived car colors from that groovy era around 1970: Lemon Twist, Sub-lime and Vitamin C. My first car was a Dodge Challenger painted Plum Crazy, a supposedly hip shade of purple. But this apple wine from Five Trails in Paxton carries more credibility. With a nose almost akin to mulled apple with a faint leafy aura and impression of bruised fruit, it extends a promise of summertime and patios. The taste is pure, unsweetened apple—smooth and refreshing, with a noticeable flavor of skin... Full story

  • Spring Sports Season Opens

    Apr 4, 2013