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 By John Verser    News    February 26, 2015

Old Bushnell Bar building demolished Saturday

Wilma Lockwood-Sigette has fond memories of the old Bushnell Bar building. Wilma's mother, Virginia Haywood, operated a cafe there many years before it was a bar. Now the building is gone. The old Bus...

 

Potter man dies in I-80 wreck

A Potter man died Friday morning as the result of a two-vehicle accident on I-80 in Kimball County. According to a Nebraska State Patrol report, Christopher Maas, 26, was heading eastbound on I-80 in a 2014 Chevy Silverado about 7:30 a.m. when he...

 

Huff proposes K9 unit for Kimball police

Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff hopes the police department will soon have a K9 unit. Huff proposed the establishment of the K9 unit at last Tuesday’s city council meeting. Huff, along with Captain Andy Bremer and Officer Preston Walls, told the c...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Tickling the ivories came natural to Patricia Randolph at an early age

Kimball is a place of hidden talents. People with talents big and small inhabit Kimball, and some even share their talents with others. Patricia Randolph is a talent nestled in Kimball and she tries...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 26, 2015

Mary Lynch fifth graders learn skills through the stock market

Bears and bulls are popular animals among fifth grade students at Mary Lynch Elementary School in Kimball. The animals, which also double as stock market terms for bad and good markets, are just some...

 

KHS speech earns several 'superior' ratings

The Kimball High School speech team had some fantastic performances against some very tough competition on Saturday at the Ogallala Invitational, said coach Jen Dillinger.  While no team awards were given at this meet, superior performances are...

 

Planning commission recommends Verizon cell tower to city council

The Kimball planning commission approved a permit for a cell phone tower at its meeting on Feb. 18. The commission members approved a conditional use permit for a Verizon Wireless cell phone tower. If approved by the city council, the tower will be...

 

Rebecca, Kuba to perform March 5

Two wonderful performers - an acclaimed Broadway Theater vocalist, Rebecca, and a spectacular vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Kuba - will present a varied program of pops, jazz and...

 

A fun visit to the dentist's office

Kimball Family Dentistry invited Mrs. Nora Robinson's and Miss Emily Imel's kindergarten classes to the office in honor of Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Adrian Fuss and his team had some...

 

No hardware for Keller this year at state

Kimball's Clay Keller failed to bring home any medals from the State Wrestling Tournament, but the young freshman had a good showing none the less and will use the experience of wrestling at State in...

 

Stull sparks Longhorns to road win over Mitchell

Colton Stull rang the bell for 21 points in sparking the Kimball High boys to a 53-40 win at Mitchell Friday night. With the win in the final regular season contest for both teams, Kimball avenged...

 

Kimball girls scare state-ranked Hemingford

Kimball's Lady Longhorns took care of business in winning their first round sub-district tournament pairing with Bridgeport, coming out on top 47-33, and almost pulled the upset of the season in a...

 

Sutherland ends Lady Coyotes' season in subdistricts

OGALLALA – Though the Potter-Dix High Lady Coyotes made a furious comeback attempt in the fourth quarter of their D1-12 semifinal game at the Auditorium in Ogallala last Tuesday night, their season...

 

Lady Wildcats' season ends with loss to Leyton

SIDNEY – For the top-seeded Leyton Lady Warriors, it was mission accomplished in their first postseason game of 2015. The Warriors (10-11) found little resistance in their 40-21 win over the No. 4...

 

Banner boys open subdistricts with win against Knights

Tyson Dahlgrin posted a double-double to lead Banner County to a 44-26 win against South Platte on Monday night in the first round of sub-district play. The Wildcats (6-13) took on Minatare Tuesday ni...

 

Coyotes fall to Minatare to end regular season play

Potter-Dix wrapped up regular season play last Friday with a close 63-55 loss to Minatare. The Indians (18-2) took a narrow three-point lead to end the first quarter, before the Coyotes (6-14) narrowed the gap to 26-25 at halftime. The margin...

 

2 perfect games highlight foundation bowling tournament

Two bowlers turned in perfect 300 games and will have a share of $1,000 in prize money from the Kimball Hospital Foundation’s 9 pin no-tap bowling tournament. Robert Gardner and Scott Smith, both of Kimball, rolled their 300 games during the first...

 

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