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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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Some Restrictions Easing

Nebraska Gov. Pete Rickets announced some easing of the restrictions in relation to COVID-19. On May 4, some establishments will be back in business. Religious services, funerals and weddings will be allowed on May 4 and do not have to follow the 10-... Full story

 

Sagebrush Gets Liquor License

Kimball City Council conducted its monthly meeting by way of Zoom on Tuesday, April 21. In addition to council members using this method, residents may also use Zoom or dial in by telephone and...

 

More Than 1,000 Early Ballots Sent Out

Although the polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 12, they may not be busy at all due to the response to the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Kimball County Clerk's Office, they have sent...

 

What's Old Is New Again

More than 100 years ago, the world, the United States and Kimball County dealt with a raging flu pandemic. With no vaccine or antiviral drugs to treat it, the Spanish flu was deadly and spread...

 

Kimball's John Aguiniga Beats COVID-19

Before contracting COVID-19, 55-year old Kimball resident John Aguiniga was the picture of health and vitality. "I was never sick and had never spent a day in the hospital," he said. "I thought I was...

 
 By Jessica Rocha    News    April 30, 2020

Help Businesses Stay Open During Virus: Play Business Bingo!

This past month has managed to pass by quickly, even if I didn’t have any idea what day of the week it was all month! Working from home has presented plenty of challenges, but has also let me find some creative outlets. I have enjoyed creating...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 30, 2020

Banner County Notes: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping to find you doing well, especially during these somewhat stressful times. Daily, I think of how much worse the situation could be, and I am thankful. It seems like maybe soon at least a little bit of our...

 

Eldora Marie Wheeler

Eldora Marie Wheeler, 93, of Sterling, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Sterling. Private family services will be held at a later date in Potter, NE. Eldora was born on May 2, 1926 south of...

 

Susan Marie Schaeffer

Susan Marie Schaeffer, of Chadron, Nebraska, formerly of Dix, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday April 4, 2020 at Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, due to complications from diabetes. Susan was born to Herbert H. and Carolyn M....

 

Lawrence 'Duane' Tobler

Lawrence "Duane" Tobler passed away Feb. 22, 2020. Duane was born January 2, 1930 in Sidney, NE to Lawrence and Florence (Shaw) Tobler. He grew up in Dix Nebraska and played high school football on...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 30, 2020

Linn Aces No. 3; Daum On All-Decade Team

STEVE LINN and his hole-in-one at the Four Winds this past week is my lead story this week. Steve got his first ace on April 22 on hole number 3 using a 7 iron from the blue tees while playing in a three-some with Pat O’Brien and Dennis Hoffman. An... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 30, 2020

Missing Our Spring Sports

With all of the spring sports canceled, I thought maybe we could take a look back at last year by repeating a story I wrote when our Kimball boys golf team won its fourth consecutive District Golf Tit...

 

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