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Articles from the April 7, 2016 edition

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Light it up Blue

The Light it up Blue Autism Awareness Run/Walk was Saturday April 2 at Gotte Park in Kimball. Some of the biggest misunderstandings come from lack of awareness about Autism and we hope to change...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 7, 2016

Students can earn college credits while in high school

Imagine graduating high school having already earned college credits or high school credits in German, psychology, economics or medical terminology. That is a possibility at Kimball High School, according to Guidance Counselor Chauncey Pedersen. A...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 7, 2016

Little so sure as taxes

United States founding father Benjamin Franklin, famously said that “the only things certain in this world are death and taxes” If there is any “good news” regarding the annual tax day event, this year we will have until the April, 18...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 7, 2016

Long-awaited project inching forward

The long-awaited Kimball underpass project is taking small baby steps forward as local residents along chose, and Kimball City Council members voted on, a final design for the historic underpass located on Chestnut Street. The chosen design will...

 

Friends and Neighbors: The Kirbys

Jeremy and Cheryl Kirby, and their three children Cody, 16, Emma, 11 and Kylee, 8, made a "pit stop" in Kimball a couple of years ago, but what began as a brief stay turned into a decision to stay in...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 7, 2016

Kimball Event Center not the right fit for the proposed wellness center

After further investigation into a possible wellness center at the current Kimball Event Center, the Kimball County hospital has decided not to go forward on the combined project with the Kimball City...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 7, 2016

Current weather increases the potential for wheat rust

Driving along Highways 30 and 71, as well as along, Interstate 80, it is hard to miss the beautiful green color of the local winter wheat in our area, mainly due to the amount of moisture of late. But that moisture can cause damage to this midwest...

 

Leland R. Smith

Leland "Lee" R. Smith, 47 of Gering passed away Sunday March 27, 2016 at Regional West Medical Center. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 3:00...

 

Karen J. Zerr

Karen Jo Zerr, 61 died Monday, March 28, 2016 at her home in Garden City. She was born July 8, 1954 in Sidney, Nebraska the daughter of Richard & Bette (Bauer) Wistrom. Karen grew up on a farm...

 

Robert D. Fornstrom

Robert D. Fornstrom, 69, of Pine Bluffs, died at his home in Pine Bluffs, on Friday, March 25, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

Barbara Rosendahl

Barbara Rosendahl, born June 30, 1926 deceased March 4, 2016. Barbara was born in Kimball. She attended St. Mary's College of nursing in San Francisco. She returned to Kimball to work at Kimball...

 

LTTE: Great emergency service in Kimball

This comes as a public expression of gratitude to our amazing, caring, wonderful Kimball Volunteer Fire Department. After 10:00 p.m., on March 29, I returned to the kitchen and living room areas of the house – after teaching evening piano lessons...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    April 7, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 7, 2016

Kimball boys third at Bayard meet, one point shy of win at Storm invite

The Kimball Boys finished third in the team standings of the Bayard C-D Invitational Track and Field Meet this past Saturday scoring 65.5 points, just a half point behind second place Bayard with 66....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 7, 2016

Lady Coyotes open track season strong

The Potter Dix Lady Coyotes had a strong showing at Bayard finishing fourth with 57 points. Alexus Rozelle captured two gold medals in winning the shot put at 37'11" and the discus with a winning...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 7, 2016

Longhorn golf season in full swing

Kimball High's varsity boy's golf team for the opening tournament held at Bayard this past Tuesday. Left to right are Zane Anthony, Dillon Wise, Jordan Greenwood, Izaak Reuter, Tyler Magninie....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 7, 2016

Banner County girls strong in throws

With a limited squad of just eight individuals, the Banner County High track team struggles to score points but the girls had a good showing in the throws at Bayard. MaKenna Dahlgrin finished second...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 7, 2016

Jock Talk

We finally got the outdoor track season underway this past week and the Kimball Longhorns were put to the test with a meet on Saturday at Bayard and a meet in Chappell on Monday. Both days were pretty nice, especially for Western Nebraska. The Horns...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 7, 2016

State bound, Kimball High School FFA team

The Kimball High School FFA Chapter members left yesterday (Wednesday) for the 88th Annual Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln at UNL East Campus, where they will compete and receive honors for their accomplishments on April 6, 7 and 8....

 

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