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Articles from the April 28, 2016 edition

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 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 28, 2016

County investigates alternatives for ambulance

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners opened their latest meeting, Tuesday, April 19 to a packed board room, with dozens of citizens and interested parties on hand to hear and discuss the Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 28, 2016

Review the original opening night movie at The Goodhand

Imagine the excitement of opening night at the Goodhand Theatre in Kimball, May 1954, a night some may well remember – the smell of popcorn and the excited voices of the crowds waiting in line for tickets to see “Money from Home,” starring Dean...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 28, 2016

Council considers kennels

Dogs running at large is becoming a concern for the Kimball City Council, as board member James Schnell and Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty broach that subject as well as dog kennels within city limits at the latest council meeting, April 19. “Last Frid...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 28, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Roger Gillming

Roger Gillming is a nonconformist when it comes to his role as retired after spending a total of forty years in homiletics, the study of composing and delivering a sermon, and helping with the...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 28, 2016

Kimball FFA is in the house - the greenhouse, that is

Audrey Hepburn once said, "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." That very sentiment is echoed in the FFA Creed, "I believe in the future of agriculture," and enacted in the Kimball High...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    April 28, 2016

Local coalition may be formed to prioritize substance abuse prevention

Substance abuse prevention is the focus of a newly formed coalition in Kimball County. Five representatives from Kimball County, Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority and Kimball Public Schools met last month to discuss youth substance abuse...

 

Helen T. Selover Grubb

Helen Theodora Selover Grubb was 17 when she scored 99 points to win the honor of Healthiest Girl in Kimball County and went on to compete in the state contest. Little did she know that she'd be...

 

James C. "Whitey" Westby

James C. “Whitey” Westby, 76, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday April 24, 2016. Cremation has been held and a gathering of family and friends will be held at the Kimball 4-H Building on Thursday from Noon until 3:00 p.m....

 

LTTE: Regarding the Kimball County Ambulance

Patience is encouraged as fact finding on the ambulance precedes any action. Arriving at a hasty and poorly researched decision is not in the best interest of the residents of the county. Please be assured that I will pursue a well thought out...

 

Randomly Tonia

I had the opportunity to attend a conference last week in Denver and I must be honest, I knew I would learn a lot, but I didn’t expect to have any fun (well, except for the shopping, the food, and the people-watching). With a conference name like...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    April 28, 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 28, 2016

Kimball vocal and instrumental music programs rocked the District Music Contest

Kimball competed in the 2016 District Music contest with more than 800 high school performers competing individually and as a group in both vocal and instrumental contests. Contestants from Banner...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 28, 2016

Kimball golf team wins Perkins County tournament

Kimball took the top two individual places in winning the team championship at the Perkins County golf tournament held at Grant this past week scoring their low team score of the season of 319....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 28, 2016

Withrow and Rutledge collect gold at Morrill

A solid day for the Kimball High Track Team at the George Calvert Invite held at Morrill this past Saturday. Although Mitchell won both the boy's and girl's team titles, and Bridgeport was runner up...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 28, 2016

Jock Talk

What a difference a day makes when it comes to weather and spring sports in Western Nebraska. Our Kimball golfers had a cold and dreary day at Grant this past week, then had a near perfect day at Scottsbluff on Monday. Didn’t matter as the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 28, 2016

Another win for Kimball golf team at Scottsbluff

The Kimball High boy’s golf team had back-to-back team wins this week taking the Perkins County title during play last week and then capturing the Division Two championship of the Scottsbluff Invite at the Scottsbluff Country Club this past...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 28, 2016

Mitchell champs of Kimball Junior High meet

It appears Mitchell is going to have a strong track and field program for a few more years as their junior high track team took top team honors in winning the Kimball Junior High Invite this past week. The Mitchell team won the combined team...

 

Dead Eye Shooters took top three at the 2016 Nebraska State 4-H BB Gun and Air Rifle Match

The Kimball Dead Eye Shooters took the top three finishes in both Air Rifle and BB Gun at the 2016 Nebraska State 4-H BB Gun and Air Rifle Match, held April 2 and 3 in Wayne. In doing so, the team...

 

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