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Articles from the May 20, 2021 edition

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Class Of 2021 Starts Anew

Addressing a packed gym for the Kimball High School Graduation Exercises, Principal Danielle Reader said the school was thrilled that conditions were "as normal as possible," especially considering... Full story


Recall Effort: It's Over

The Kimball County Clerk’s Office confirmed Tuesday that the City of Kimball mayoral recall effort is over. The allowed time for signed petitions supporting a recall lapsed May 14. The effort sought to remove Mayor Keith Prunty from office. The...


Rain Affecting Road Work

Randy Bymer, Kimball County highway superintendent, updated the Kimball County Commissioners on the county roads at their May 18 meeting. He said wet conditions were putting a damper on work to be done. The department has been grading and graveling...


A Banner Day For Six Graduates

Six students graduated from Banner County High School on Saturday, May 15. The 2021 graduation marked the 101st commencement exercises for Banner County High School. Superintendent Dr. Evelyn Browne...



Cleanup at the Kimball Park and Rec Area was Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nineteen community volunteers plus the grounds crew worked on the softball fields, golf course and trap range....



In a special presentation this month to the Kimball School Board, high school English students Grace Anderson and Aaron Gillming explained their assignment named "It's More than Just Tractors and...

 By Barb Cross    News    May 20, 2021

Moving On, Up And Forward

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here we are in the middle of May and the school year will be over for most of our area students by the end of the week. Our last day for the kids is Thursday with a 1 p.m. dismissal. Hooray ! Senior...


Beverly Ann Atkins

Beverly Ann Atkins passed away on May 14, 2021 at Kimball Health Services after a protracted bout with multiple myeloma cancer. A graveside service for family and church members will be held at... Full story


Donald D. Maxted

Donald D. Maxted, 91, of Kimball, died at Kimball County Manor on Friday, May 14, 2021. Funeral services for Don were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Trinity United Methodist Church in... Full story


Guy F. "Jeff" Bush

Guy F. "Jeff" Bush, age 85, passed away of natural causes Thursday, May 5, 2021 in Kimball. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 22 at the Light Memorial Presbyterian Church... Full story



Kimball High School senior golfer Jesse Heide-Sieren earned a ticket to the State golf tournament by shooting a round of 83 and placing sixth at District. The Class C-5 District Golf at Court House and Jail House Rock Golf Course on Monday, May 17,... Full story


Heeg, Allen-Van Pelt & Johnson State Bound

Kimball's Longhorn track and field team competed at the C-9 District Meet in Sutherland on Thursday, May 13, and qualified three athletes to compete at the State Meet in Omaha this Friday and Saturday...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 20, 2021

Coyotes Send 7 To State

Potter-Dix's Coyote Track and Field team traveled to Chappell last Wednesday to compete in the District D-9 Meet, and the Coyotes qualified seven athletes to travel to the State Meet in Omaha on...


Kimball Class of 2021 Scholarships & Awards

CHRISTIAN ALLEN -VAN PELT USMC Distinguished Athlete Valley City State University Scholarship Lion's Club Student of the Month Stipend JARED BARNES Crossroads Co-op Scholarship EWC Scholarship Kimball...


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