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CELEBRATING JULY 4 IN STYLE

Swimming and fireworks were among the many popular activities on July 4 in Kimball....

 
 By John Verser    News    July 9, 2015

Over 560 in town for Kimball All-Class Reunion

Smiles and laughter dotted the faces throughout Harry McNees Auditorium Saturday night - the only appropriate place for the program of the Kimball High School All-Class Reunion. More than 560 KHS grad...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 9, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: KHS instrumental in the lives of Kerry, Jeri Ferguson

Kimball High School, 1980. Flashback – Kerry Ferguson attended kindergarten through seventh grade at the District 5 school west of Kimball, near his home along Lodgepole Creek. "Fun for me was...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 9, 2015

'Penny war' at manor raises funds for Deshler nursing home in need

After spring floods devastated a nursing home in Deshler, employees at the Kimball County Manor turned to a 'penny war' as a fun way to help out. May floods caused the evacuation of residents from...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 9, 2015

July 14 meeting to discuss underpass designs

Should the original and historic design of the underpass on Hwy. 71 just north of downtown be rebuilt or should the facade be updated with a more modern design? The City of Kimball will host a public...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 9, 2015

New projects underway at veterans service office

The Kimball County Veterans Service Office is busy with three new initiatives. The first is the Stuff-A-Shirt program, which is designed to give the homeless and transients a clean shirt and other hygiene items. Sheana Hendrickson, KCVSO...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 9, 2015

Bid approved to replace track surface

The Kimball Board of Education held a special meeting June 30 to review and vote on bids to replace the all-weather track at the high school. The condition of the all-season track is deteriorating, according to a report given to the board by...

 
 By Polly Taylor    News    July 9, 2015

Pine Bluffs police seek man in roadside incident

An unknown white male driving a white minivan approached an 11-year-old juvenile female Monday, July 6, in the Beech Street and I-80 overpass construction area on the east side of Pine Bluffs, asking if she needed a ride, according to Pine Bluffs...

 

Investigation underway for 20-plus minors in possession

More than 20 minors were found in possession of alcohol Saturday around 10:30 p.m., according to Kimball County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brandon Loy. Loy, with Deputy Travis Terrill, cited many of the minors, though some were released without...

 

Fern Stahla

Fern Stahla, 104, of Brush and formerly of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Monday, July 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at the...

 

Josephine "Josie" C. Vernon

Josephine "Josie" C. Vernon, 86, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Father...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 9, 2015

Garden walk slated for this weekend

The second annual Kimball Garden Walk, sponsored by the P.E.O. Chapter GN, will feature four new yards this Saturday, July 11 from 8-11 a.m. Each yard on the self-guided tour is unique, according to organizer Carol Walker, with water features, low-ma...

 

Super hero training camp at the library

Every hero has a story, and the Kimball Public Library sure had plenty of heroes last week to wrap up its annual summer reading program. There were more than 60 children registered in the library's...

 

Teams from Kimball, Banner counties compete at state 4-H contest

The senior 4-H livestock judging team from Kimball consisting of Tyler Shaw, Rowdy Keller, Clay Keller and Payton Flower placed second out of 32 teams at the state 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held in Lincoln on June 30. Individually, Tyler Shaw...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 9, 2015

KHS students experience Europe

History, culture and classical music. Six Kimball High School students experienced that as they traveled central Europe from June 7-18 with Education First Tours. Though the trip was not...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 9, 2015

Good turnout for All-Class Reunion golf tourney

A total of 56 golfers and 14 four-person scramble teams turned out for the Kimball High All Class Reunion Golf Tournament held this past Saturday at the beautiful Four Winds Golf Course. Once again...

 

Vogel transfers to play hoops at Dakota State

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State University Lady T's basketball coach Jeff Dittman has announced the signing of Shelby Vogel of Kimball High School in Nebraska.  She will be transferring from Doane...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 9, 2015

Kimball hosting state junior amateur golf

The Four Winds Golf Course will come alive with young golfers this upcoming week as the Four Winds Golf Course will be the site of the 47th Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship and the 15th Nebraska Girl’s Amateur Championship. Tournament play...

 
 By Jan Sears    Sports    July 9, 2015

'Bookin' It' at the Kimball Library 5K fundraiser

The 5K run to raise money for the library carpet fund was held on July 4 at 7 a.m. and 44 contestants showed their athletic abilities and their heart. They ranged in age from 5 to 82. There were...

 

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