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Articles from the July 5, 2018 edition

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  • Lincoln Highway BBQ Fest deemed successful in its inaugural year

    Dakota Kuhns|Jul 5, 2018

    Throughout the past, the "Ribs n' More" cook off took place in June, donating the proceeds to a local organization. After Jowain Sherman passed the cherished baton to the James L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge this year, the Lincoln Highway BBQ Fest took its first form last Saturday at Gotte Park in Kimball. Teams set up camp early Friday evening with campers and smokers and were ready to get cookin'. Even with Mother Nature getting slightly in the way of the afternoon, teams kept the smiles on the...

  • D.C. Conference offers local students bigger dreams

    Desyree Nelson|Jul 5, 2018

    Washington D.C.’s junior leadership conference catches the eye of the Kimball’s Joseph Bremer, a sixth grade student at Mary Lynch Elementary. This summer Joseph took a trip to Washington D.C. after being nominated by Mr. Bernie Walker for the conference. Nominations are made based on student’s aspirations, according to Walker. This program began in 1985 with a teacher who wanted to give her students a chance to attend the second Inauguration of Ronald Reagan. While attending, the students were able to meet Congress members, see the monum...

  • Sandra "Sandy" A. Vavra

    Jul 5, 2018

    Sandra "Sandy" A. Vavra, 64, of Sidney, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Sandy's Tribute Wall and leave messages and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the family. The services for Sandy have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home. Sandra Ann Vavra was born in Cortez, Colorado on September 16, 1953, the daughter of Harlan and...

  • Clare May (Fenstrom) Bowlin

    Jul 5, 2018

    Clare May (Fenstrom) Bowlin passed away on June 23, 2018 at her home in Harrison, Idaho. She was born at her parents’ home in Bushnell, NE, May 1, 1929, the third daughter of Charles and Alice (Broehl) Fenstrom. She attended school K-12 at District 6 in Bushnell, NE, graduating valedictorian of the class of 1947. She attended Barnes Business School in Denver, Colorado. She married Eugene Francis Bowlin on June 16, 1949 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. They lived in Eugene, Oregon, while her husband finished Dental college; later moving to B...

  • Youth softball and baseball is in mid-swing

    Jul 5, 2018

  • Wrestling camp held in Kimball

    Jul 5, 2018

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Jul 5, 2018

    Come rain or shine, the Teammates Golf Tournament was determined to go on, and it did, complete with rain and shine. With a 1 p.m. start time, following lunch and registration, the rules were told to the golfers and Greg Robinson said we are getting you off a bit early, hoping we can beat the forecasted rain, but that didn’t happen. The rain came down in sheets with most golfers still about 5 holes from being done. After a 30 to 40 minute rain delay, the word went out to return to your holes remaining and GET ‘ER DONE! A total of 17 fou...

  • 2018 Potter Car Bowl

    Jul 5, 2018