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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 2, 2016

Tornado activity and severe weather

Area residents began calling the Kimball County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon, concerned that a tornado had touched down at or near the Four Winds Golf Course, according to Kimball County Sheriff...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 2, 2016

Residents be vigilant, snake season is upon us

Kelsey Herzberger, who works for the United States Post office here in Kimball, called 911 on Saturday, May 21, to report seeing a rattlesnake in the road on Crestwood Drive. The dispatcher on duty called an officer and the response was to advise...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 2, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Aashlyn Rawlings

Kimball's Aashlyn Rawlings, along with her brother and some friends, went on quite the adventure this past week. Rawlings met Shia LaBeouf the star of "Transformers", "Holes", and Disney's "Even...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 2, 2016

'On Your Mark, Get Set, Read' Summer reading program begins

Kimball Public Library's six-week summer reading program got off to a great start. As of Friday, May 27, 60 youth were registered from Kindergarten through sixth grade, according to director, Jan Sear...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 2, 2016

The Carpenter Center to offer youth tumbling classes in Kimball - registration set for this weekend

Nearly 100 interested parties prompted the beginning of a new youth tumbling class in Kimball, according to Bob Nemnich Executive Director of the Terry and Hazeldeane Carpenter Intergenerational Center in Terrytown. The Center offers similar classes...

 

Sheila G. Taylor

Sheila Gay Connell Taylor, age 62, died in Omaha on May 10, 2016 with her family at her side. Sheila was born on March 15, 1954 in Lincoln, the middle child of Richard and Bonnie (Barnett) Krueger....

 

Lavonne E. Christensen

Lavonne E. Christensen, 69, of Potter, died at Sidney Regional Medical Center on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Prairie West...

 

Janet R. Dickenson

Janet R. Dickenson, 74, of Kimball, died at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Cremation has been held and private family services will be held in New York at a later date. The arrangements for Janet have been...

 

Randomly Tonia

This past weekend I read news stories about several tragedies involving young children. And you can bet that Facebook was alive with people ready to sling blame. Dozens of memes and posts popped up on my news feed blaming the mothers, specifically,...

 

LTTE: Kimball law enforcement - protect and serve

I’m writing this to tell the people in Kimball what a Wonderful group of people they have in their Sheriff’s department and also their Police department. On the 20th of May, my sister and I were on our way to Colorado to attend my...

 

LTTE: Many thanks to many Kimballites

I’m writing this letter because I am so amazed at the town of Kimball and all they have done for my dad, Whitey Westby, before and after his death. If it were not for all of you, I don’t know what I would have done. I want to thank Heather and...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 2, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 2, 2016

Greenwood 2nd at state golf - Kimball takes 6th

Kimball's Jordan Greenwood finished just 2 strokes from winning the 2016 Nebraska Class C Boy's Golf Tournament that took place this week at the Kearney Country Club Golf Course. The outstanding...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 2, 2016

Jock Talk

With the exception of some All Star Games, summer camps, and summer league play in various sports, the area High School sport season is over. It ended with the boy’s state golf tournaments and Kimball sent their team to the Class C Tournament held...

 

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