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Articles from the April 8, 2021 edition

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Mayor Recall Petition Filed

Two Kimball citizens have launched a petition drive to recall Mayor Keith Prunty. In November 2014, Prunty was elected mayor. He was re-elected in 2018. The recall process requires strict adherence to the Nebraska state statutes 32-1303 through...


Hospital Officials Make Their Pitch

Kimball Health Services presented its proposal Tuesday for a new hospital to the Kimball County Commissioners. The primary portion of the funding ($23 million) for the new hospital would come from a...



Friendly and entertaining, Kimball resident Bev Wilson laughs and chuckles when she tells stories about her 60 years of attending the state bowling tournament. On March 29, Bev Wilson, 88 was...


Matter of Speaking

Xavier Thomas-Lewis of Kimball High School placed fifth in Class C2 informative speaking during the recent Nebraska State Speech Competition in Kearney....


Matter of Speaking

Banner County School students Haddie Grubbs, a senior, and Kairyn Miller, a junior, earned a trip to State with a third place finish at District. At State, they did an excellent job with fifth place...


Matter of Speaking

Potter-Dix speech team member Zack Rotert became the D1 state champion in humorous prose with a stellar performance at State. Also of note for the Coyotes, who finished sixth among 22 teams, were...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 8, 2021

Karen Valdes Named Young Educator of Year

Good morning Banner County! Beautiful here the past few days, and a great Easter weekend, hope yours went well. Congratulations to former Banner County School graduate, Karen Valdes in being named the “Young Educator of the Year 2021.” Karen is...


Potter-Dix Royalty

Here's to Potter-Dix Prom Royalty for 2021. In front are crown bearers Luke Halstead, left, and Emerson Frerichs. In back, from left, are attendant Brandon Mendoza, queen Mary Kasten, king Kyle Evans...


Dustin Wallace

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Dustin Wallace, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 39 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas after an extended illness. Dustin was born in Scottsbluff,... Full story


Weather Interrupts Fishing Off Handicapped Pier

The recent cold and snowy weather took a toll on the handicapped-accessible dock at Oliver Lake west of Kimball. Galen Wittrock from the South Platte Natural Resource District said, "Ice shoved the...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    April 8, 2021

Jax Thurin Puts Up Multiple-Title Week

What a week up-and-coming local wrestler Jax Thurin of the Tri-State Grapplers enjoyed. At the Eads, Colo., Junior Olympic Tournament on Saturday, March 27, he wrestled in the 10U division _ winning... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    April 8, 2021


After a break in the action this past week, the Kimball Longhorns, Potter-Dix Coyotes and Banner County Wildcats are getting back at it. The Longhorns returned to track and field competition Tuesday... Full story


Kimball Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt officials estimated that 300 children participated in the Saturday, April 3, event at Gotte Park. The New Hope Assembly Church youth group organized and hosted the... Full story


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