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  • Spirit Ride

    Jun 28, 2018

  • Growing bigger with every year

    Tonia Copeland|Jun 28, 2018

    The fourth annual Potter Car Bowl, scheduled for June 30, will feature new events and added activities for crowd favorites. New this year is the Pine Wood Derby. According to organizer Drew Enevoldsen, Cub Scout Troop 105 was recently organized and will be participating in their first derby at home. This derby will not be just for kids, but also past scouts and adults interested in competing. Youth aged 5 – 14 are asked to bring their own weights and paint, but cars can be built on site, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., for those who don’t have one. Ene...

  • State chamber president's focus - economic development

    Dakota Kuhns|Jun 28, 2018

    Throughout the years, Nebraska State Chamber President Brian Slone has always known Nebraska as home. Growing up in the small towns of Western Nebraska, Gordon and Gering, Slone has been close to the small community aspect of life. Graduating from Gering High School, Slone attended college at the the University of Nebraska, at a young 29 years old Slone worked in Washington D.C., where he was legal advisor to the IRS Commissioner and served as a House Ways and Means Committee staff member under...

  • 90 years in Kimball County

    Desyree Nelson|Jun 28, 2018

    9 years ago, the Kimball FFA Chapter was chartered. In that time, the chapter has had many accomplishments with several students and alumni receiving their state and American degrees. In addition to celebrating this milestone, Kimball’s chapter also boasts the oldest alumni group in the state and members continue to provide the chapter with support today in various ways. Though the members of this group do not actually have to be Alumni of FFA, the local alumni is largely comprised of past members and parents. Kimball’s strong alumni gro...

  • Carol Baldwin

    Jun 28, 2018

    Carol Baldwin, 78, passed away June 23, 2018. Carol was born December 6, 1939 to Flora and Henry Pence. Carol married Lowell, May 4, 1957 and has lived in the Fort Lupton area since 1976. She helped operate Baldwin Pump & Supply in Fort Lupton for many years. She enjoyed helping her husband with working on his strip racing cars. Carol spent 40 years traveling back to Lake McConaughy where they owned a second home. Carol loved traveling, spending time in Arizona, Texas, Mexico and California...

  • Gayle Hendrickson

    Jun 28, 2018

    Gayle Hendrickson, 81, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Caryl Miller officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. The family will be present from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. to greet friends. Ple...

  • Bymer certified Bridge Inspector Team Leader for Kimball County

    Dakota Kuhns|Jun 28, 2018

    Kimball County Highway Department's own, Randy Bymer, is finally a certified Bridge Inspector Team Leader after a long process that began in 2013. Bymer needed five years of field work training, followed by online courses, and a full two-week course in Lincoln for the National Highway Institute for Safety Inspection for In Service Bridges (NHI), which he completed in April of this year. When field work began, Mike Sims and Bymer were working with Larry McCaslin, of Scottsbluff. McCaslin has been...

  • Learning the love of reading

    Desyree Nelson|Jun 28, 2018

    Scottsbluff students performed "Storyland" at the Kimball Public Library on Wednesday, June 20. The actors and actresses dressed in costumes, traveling from one library to another to perform during summer reading programs. "I really love being involved in this group because I like meeting new people," Eric, a performer from Mitchell, said. Eric participates in the Scottsbluff reading program this summer and is excited for the adventures and children that await them. The production was based on...

  • Wise golfers' win honors at Kearney Junior Golf Classic

    Tom Southard|Jun 28, 2018

    Kimball had 4 young golfers participate in the recent Kearney Junior Classic Golf Tournament with the sister-brother duo of Payton and Dillon Wise bringing home trophies for their play. Payton Wise, competing in the girls' 13-15 age group, won top honors with her rounds of 95-89 in the two-day event for a total of 184. Had she played in the 16-18 age group, she would have finished 3rd as 3rd place n this age division was 194. The winning score was 168 and 2nd was 181. Payton will be a freshman...

  • Annual Andy Shaw tourney another big success

    Dakota Kuhns|Jun 28, 2018

    Through the sun, the wind and the rain, the 12th Annual Andy Shaw Memorial Softball Tournament was again successfull. Teams from Kimball, Scottsbluff and Cheyenne joined the fun at the ball fields, this past weekend. Elevated, formerly known as The Zone, were back to defend their 2017 title. The Outlaws, Engstrom Farms, Moonshiners, and Shockers were the local teams challenging the defenders, along with Mixed Nuts, Smash n' Dash, One Hit Wonder, Cockriders and Yank Deez. The Saturday morning...

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Jun 28, 2018

    It is Teammates Golf time this Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and you can still get your 4-person scramble team entered if you call the Four Winds Pro Shop. Your $60 entry fee per player will get you lunch at the Trap Shoot building at 11:30, then a rules meeting at the Pro Shop at 12:30 and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers will be competing for some fabulous prizes to be awarded to the top four teams, plus flag prizes on all 18 holes. Everyone will get an attractive gift at the time of signup, as well. Your chance to enjoy a day of...

  • Kimball County Manor Luau

    Jun 28, 2018

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