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Articles from the June 11, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 11, 2015

City cracks down on unattended vehicles

Vehicles left unattended on public property in Kimball must now be moved in a shorter time frame. The Kimball City Council voted at its June 2 meeting to consider vehicles abandoned if left unattended on any public property within the City of...

 

Rallying in Kimball

Many classic cars stopped through Kimball on Saturday for the annual Sugar Valley Rally. The precision time event is second only to the Great Race in terms of number of antique auto rallyists, and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 11, 2015

State nixes poultry, birds from fairs and all other events

Due to a recent avian flu outbreak, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture canceled all poultry events across the state for the remainder of the year. This includes local, county and state fairs as well as swap meets, exotic sales and live bird...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 11, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Tessa Shaw, from baking in grandma's kitchen to her own side business

Good things happen in grandma's kitchen. Tessa Shaw, a native of Kimball, grew up watching her grandmother bake and decorate cakes for others. "She taught classes at WNCC and here in Kimball," Shaw...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 11, 2015

School board looks at graduation requirements, other policies

The Kimball Board of Education looked at several policy reviews at Monday’s meeting. Though they voted to clean up the graduation section of the handbook at the meeting, the board will further review the graduation requirements at a future meeting....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 11, 2015

Banner County Historical Day set for Saturday

All roads lead to Harrisburg is the theme for the 126th annual Banner County Historical Day, which is set for Saturday. The Banner County Volunteer Fire Department will host a pancake feed at the fire hall beginning at 7 a.m., and they will be...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 11, 2015

KSF providing books for local children

In support of early learning and literacy, the Kimball Public Schools Foundation has been providing books to area youngsters since May 2008. Books are offered to children from birth to 6 years of age, and in the first month of operation 11 books...

 

A LOOK BACK: It's a big blizzard out there

Henry Stahla and Roy Mullin stand atop this horse-pulled sled in downtown Kimball in the aftermath of the great January 1949 blizzard. The winter of 1948-49 is widely considered one of the worst on...

 

Kimball team advances to pool nationals

Good Times I from Good Times in Kimball will advance to the American Poolplayers Association's (APA) 8-Ball National Team Championships in Las Vegas after winning one of two available spots offered...

 

'Bioblitz' set for June 19-20 at Oliver Reservoir

The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory will host a “Bioblitz” at Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area June 19-20. The event begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 19, and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. The Bioblitz is a more than 24-hour celebration of...

 

Engagement: Kara Brighton and Justin Fornstrom

Kara Brighton and Justin Fornstrom would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. Kara, of Cheyenne, Wyo., is the daughter of Kraig and Judie Brighton of Kimball. She received a...

 

College Corner: UNK dean's list

Dee Snyder, Victoria Reader and Hannah Stull, all of Kimball, Amanda Harrison of Harrisburg and Ty Ottoson of Potter were each named to the dean’s list at the University of Nebraska-Kearney for the spring 2015 semester. To be named to the dean’s...

 

Wheat tour is June 23 in Kimball County

The University of Nebraska winter wheat plot tours June 23-24 in the panhandle will give producers an opportunity to learn more about new wheat varieties and other topics relevant to producers in western Nebraska. In Kimball County, the tour of...

 

Simonton named Van Pelt Bakken Scholarship winner

Banner County High School graduate Juewl Simonton, a member of the class of 2015, has been awarded a $1,000 Banner County School Foundation Van Pelt Bakken Scholarship. Simonton is the daughter of...

 

Bush gives safety, health tips during reading program

What does it take to become a doctor?  "About 15 years of school and a whole lot of work," Dr. Trevor Bush told about 50 children and parents at the Kimball Public Library's Summer Reading...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 11, 2015

Hanks, Dahlgrin participate in hoops all-star games

It's All Star time! The summer All Star High School sports games are underway and we have some of our immediate area young athletes involved. Jessica Hanks, recent Kimball High grad, was busy this...

 

2015 season opens at Julesburg Dragstrip

A total of 268 entries raced at the Julesburg Dragstrip over the May 30-31 weekend. On Saturday, 125 cars competed for the Colorado State Championship in their respective classes. On Sunday, 143 cars...

 

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