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Articles from the July 15, 2021 edition

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Schedule Full For County Fair

The Kimball-Banner County Fair is a little less than three weeks away and the schedule is full. Today, Thursday, July 15, is the deadline for all pre-entries due in the Extension Office. Monday, Aug, 2 at 5 p.m., pre-fair cleanup is on the calendar.... Full story


Five New COVID Cases In County

Panhandle Public Health District remains diligent in its fight against COVID-19. With a slight uptick of cases, Kimball County reported five cases in the 14 days prior to July 12. Kimball County has a 30% vaccination rate. Cheyenne County, with a...


Kimball's Bad Break

Havoc for a few business owners ensued when a 6-inch water main broke on the 200 block of Chestnut Street. On Sunday, about 11:30 p.m., water was spotted bubbling up through cracks in the asphalt in...



Drew and Sheryl Biesecker at 210 West 9th St. received the Yard of the Week for their stunning array of flowers. Having lived in their house 23 years, the Bieseckers have done all the yard and... Full story


Kimball County Dealing Well With Prairie Dogs

Matt Anderson from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recently met with the Kimball County Commissioners to provide a summary of the past year's predator control. For the past 13 years, Anderson has targeted badgers, raccoons, red...

 By Jan Sears    News    July 15, 2021


Kimball County 4-H'er Giacomo Varra works on his entomology project along with Nathan Rice, UNL Extension educator. First Giacomo "invented" a new insect. He detailed how big it would be and how many...

 By Barb Cross    News    July 15, 2021

Seems Like School Is Just Around the Corner

Good morning and nice to see that some wheat harvesting has gotten under way. I feel deeply sorry for the folks who were affected up by Alliance this past week by the the huge hail. Corn fields looked like someone had gone through them with a...


New Tardy Policy Discussed At School Board Meeting

The Kimball School Board reviewed the 2021-22 handbooks for Mary Lynch, the Jr/High School and the staff at their regular meeting on July 12. In reviewing the handbooks, a few errors existed, and the approval process has been postponed to the August...


Merlyn L. Heidemann

Merlyn L. Heidemann, age 91, of Potter, NE passed away at his home on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in the Prairie West Church in...


Jim McKinney

Jim Stewart McKinney, loving husband, father and grandpa, was born August 23, 1948, in Sidney, Nebraska, to Paul and Virginia McKinney. Jim grew up and attended school in Dix, Nebraska, and graduated... Full story


Thomas Allwin

Thomas C. Allwin, 58, formerly of Kimball and most recently of St. Peters, MO, died Friday, July 2, 2021, at Delmar Gardens in O'Fallon, MO. He was born on October 11, 1962, in Kansas City, MO, the... Full story


36 Teams, 144 Golfers

Prizes, games, food and lots of golf were on the agenda at the annual Vince's Corner ABCD Double Draw Scramble on July 10 and 11. Four Winds Golf Course hosted the 144 players who composed the 36... Full story


Longhorn Trap Team Competes At State

The first-year Kimball Longhorn trap team competed in the State Trap Shoot – a virtual meet from June 11-20. North Bend Central won the meet and Kimball came in second. Only these two schools...


Weeks 5, 6 In The Books For The Association

The low gross was crowded for Week Five of the Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play as three individuals tied each with a 49, including Sally Plover, Phyllis Greenwood and Daria Faden. Plover captured low net with a 32. Plover, along with...


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