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Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Restoration Of Titan 1 Missile Gets A Look

The Titan I Missile on display at Gotte Park remains a bit of an attraction, but it has seen better days. Some are trying to bring those days back. A local plan of action has been taken to attempt to... Full story

 By Sarah Paisley    News    May 23, 2019

Banner Students Learn 'Ins & Outs' About Livestock

Third and fourth graders from area schools were invited to participate in the Nebraska Extension Animals Inside and Out Program held at Morrill County Fairgrounds in Bridgeport on May 15th. Ninety-one youth from schools in the Southern Panhandle,...


Mary Lynch Offers 2019 Summer Camp

Kimball Public School Summer Camp will be a great learning opportunity for Mary Lynch students. The new program centers on Investigation. The camp is for kindergarteners through 6th grade with a variety of different age appropriate topics and activit...


Underpass Update: It's Up To Mother Nature

Last week the contractor poured  the southeast and northeast paved swale that will be part of the decorative features between the rock slope and the new sidewalk - as well as completing the southeast sidewalk curb and pouring several pedestrian... Full story


Ed De Franco

Ed De Franco passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Betty, on May 17, 2019. A Memorial will be held at a later date. Ed was born on April 30th, 1942 in Akron, Ohio to Edward & Barbara De Franco. Ed developed a love for driving when he...


Connie Gossett

Connie Gossett passed away on May 14, 2019 at her home in Granbury, Texas. Her husband, Jim Gossett, was with her. She is also survived by a daughter, Carol Lindell (wife of Blake Lindell), a son, Cra...


Don & Harriett Stull

Donald D. and Harriett M. Stull of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor, Don on May 17, 2019 and Harriett on January 8, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23,...



These members of the armed forces from Kimball and Banner counties made the supreme sacrifice in wartime action for the United States. World War I Neeley, Chas. V. World War II Bickel, Robert K....

 By Jim Orr    News    May 23, 2019

Weather Or Not, Service Set For Monday

Nothing like some late May snowfall to delay preparations for the annual Kimball County Memorial Day Service at Kimball Cemetery. But organizers hope to have everything in order for the star-spangled ceremony next Monday, May 27. Kimball Mayor Keith... Full story


From Dix To Vietnam

The year, 1968. The country, this country, was deep in political upheaval, assassinations, drugs and demonstrations. Lyndon B. Johnson was President, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Vets Get Close Look At Warren AFB

"A small way to give back to our local veterans," sKimball Mayor Keith Prunty said many times in the past few months. Prunty also said it countless times during the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Brick By Brick, Memorial Plans Proceed

VFW Post 2243 plans to create a Kimball/Banner County Veterans Memorial at Gotte Park to pair with the service flags on the south side of the park. Locals will have the opportunity to honor their...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019

2019 High School Sports Almost In The Books

The 2019 Nebraska State Track Meet is in the books, and we have local athletes who not only wrote their names into the State books, but also into their own school record books as well. Kimball High sent two athletes to this year’s State Meet and...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019

Kilgore Wins Gold

A memorable last track meet for Brady Kilgore as he closed out his Kimball High School athletic career at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium. The recent Kimball... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019

Buescher Takes Second At State

Mallorie Buescher, a young lady with Kimball ties, closed out an exciting senior season of tennis with a runner-up finish in the Nebraska Class B State Tournament held in Lincoln. Mallorie is a...


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