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Articles from the June 4, 2020 edition

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Griebel's Recount Victory In The Cards

Six candidates from the school board election were slated in the May 12 primary to move on to the general election, but sixth place encountered a tie vote between Maggie Laughlin and Jennifer... Full story


Emerging From COVID-19 Restrictions

In local COVID-19 news, the Kimball Community Concert Association is looking forward to the 2020-21 season but like everything else, it may look different. The local association has asked members to keep an eye out for a survey which will ask a few...


Hats Off To Potter-Dix Graduates Of 2020

Graduation exercises were held for the Potter-Dix seniors on Saturday, May 30, on Combs Field. The 30 minute COVID-19 compliant ceremony included the presentation of scholarships and shared addresses... Full story



"We used to run 24 hours a day with two divisions and up to 12 rigs." said Liz Ferguson, owner of Eatmon Well Service, as she reflected on the golden days in the oilfield. The oil industry has always...


Thank You, Mrs. Flores

Cathy Flores, who is retiring after 43 years as a first-grade teacher in Kimball Public Schools, was treated to a birthday parade as well as a retirement parade this past week. A host of students,... Full story


Towing Mishap

Nathan Belden lost control of a pickup that he was driving on Highway 30 east of Kimball at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The pickup was towing another vehicle and fishtailed, thus causing the... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    June 4, 2020

Banner County Notes: Our World Is Starting To Come Back

Good morning, friends near and far! Here we are in June, and boy does it feel like it, great warm weather, some rain and thunder showers. Our world is starting to come back to us ever so little. School is out for the summer but Banner County School h...


Val Dwayne Snyder

Val Dwayne Snyder, 61 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Gering, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Visitation was held from 2 to 6 PM on Tuesday, June... Full story


Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker, 85, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church... Full story


Jon B. Webber

Jon B. Webber of Lincoln, Nebraska died May 27, 2020, at the age of 44 years. He was born in Franklin, Nebraska, to Donald and Catherine (Flax) Webber on March 4, 1976. Jon worked at NET in Lincoln as Assistant Chief Engineer. Survived by his... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 4, 2020

Here Come Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Nebraska got the word that adult and youth baseball/softball could begin practicing as of this past Monday, June 1. Ashley Thurin informed me that league play in Kimball for the youth programs will start up on June 18. At this time, the teams are... Full story


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