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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition

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Life Looking A Bit Normal

Some things in our lives are getting back to normal as the Panhandle continues to deal with the coronavirus. Topping the hit list for Kimball County is the reopening of the Kimball's Pizza Hut. After... Full story


43 Years In Same Grade, Same School District

"It was always about the kids," said long time teacher Cathy Flores, reflecting on her 43-year teaching career. Not many teachers will be able to beat Mrs. Flores' record and her exemplary dedication...


Memorial Day, 2020

On a cool and windy Memorial Day, a small crowd at Kimball Cemetery gathered near their cars to honor those "who gave it all." The 20-minute ceremony featured the "Star Spangled Banner" sung by Jenna...


Golf Carts On City Streets Possible

The monthly meeting of the Kimball City Council was held on May 19 at 6 p.m. on the Zoom platform. The council discussed and voted on a variety of subjects from the Kimball Handyman Project and golf carts on local streets to streamlining the...

 By Barb Cross    News    May 28, 2020

Banner County Notes: Slowly But Surely, We're Getting There

Good morning everyone! I hope this finds you all in good health and looking forward to the warm months ahead. Here at home things are starting to open up somewhat, the church and bank at least. I have had no reason to go to the courthouse so do not...


Patti Kaye Morton

Patti Kaye Morton, age 39, passed away May 23, 2020, after a 16-year medical battle. She used her borrowed time to move to Kimball, making it her home to raise her only daughter, Riann Morton. Patti... Full story


Gerald Patrick Barkell

Gerald Patrick Barkell, 62, of Lodgepole, Nebraska passed away on May 11, 2020, from complications of cancer. Gerald was born to Larry and Joyce Barkell on November 23, 1957, in Kimball, Nebraska. He... Full story


Community Blood Drive June 8 At Sagebrush

The Kimball Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, June 8, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sagebrush (formerly the Kimball Event Center). Oorganizers noted that donating blood is still safe to do and is considered an essential gathering by the...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2020

Local Sports Starting To Open Up A Bit

Thanks to the COVID-19 scare ,there was no end of the school year awards night this year at the Kimball High so the Kimball High athletes missed out on this annual tribute as well. We published an entire list of accomplishments the graduating class... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2020

Oh, Brother! Millers Shoot The Lights Out

Braylon Miller and Braxton Miller, sons of Mr and Mrs. Chad Miller, were both recent state qualifiers in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest. The Kimball brothers shot in their local...


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