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Articles from the July 18, 2019 edition

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CLEANUP TIME

In the period from the 1950s and 1990s when this little town was booming from the discovery of oil and the building of missile sites, Kimball had service stations located up and down Highway 30 ...

 

Staff Size, Costs Down In Schools

The Kimball Public Schools board of education met for its regular board meeting on Monday, July 13. While the regular business meeting was conducted in quick fashion, of special notice was future financial savings to the district. Much of the reason...

 

Kimball Banner Chamber Carries On Without Home

The Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce is temporarily a chamber with no office space. According to Kimball-Banner County Chamber board member Annette Brower, Century 21 Realty has purchased the building where the chamber was located The...

 

New Firm Joins Kimball Realty Scene

Patty Haiar is not new to Kimball, but she has opened a new real estate office here – Kimball Realty at 110 W. 2nd St. in downtown Kimball. Haiar previously worked for L.E.S. Realty in Kimball and...

 

Mark Down July 27 For Downtown Concert Rockabillaque

Maybe you have driven to Sidney or Scottsbluff to partake in their community concerts downtown. Maybe you moved here from another community and enjoyed going downtown or to the park on a Friday or Saturday night to relax with the locals while...

 

Grower Preparations In Full Swing For Approaching Harvest

As harvest inches closer and closer, preparations for harvest are in full swing. Located just east of Highway 71 in central Banner County, Justin Stauffer said that they are currently preparing machinery for harvest. “We had a little hail, but noth...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 18, 2019

Kimball Man Arrested in Drug Bust

A local drug bust July 10 led to a search warrant and an arrest of Daniel Valdez of Kimball. According to an arrest affidavit, at approximately 12:31 p.m., a call was transferred to a Kimball police officer from a unknown caller. The officer stated...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 18, 2019

Rides, Fares Up For Kimball County Transit

Rides are up in Kimball County, as well as Deuel County, for the Kimball County Transit. Christy Warner, County Transit Administrator, addressed the Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 16, at their regular meeting regarding the increases...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 18, 2019

New VSO Officer Hired

The members of the Veterans Service Office Committee and the Kimball County Board of Commissioners have announced the hire a local veteran, Robbie McDonald, to take the open position of Veterans Service Officer for Kimball County after nearly a year...

 

Kimball Gets 2 Movies under stars

Mark your family calendar for two Movies in the Park this summer, July 20 and Aug. 17. The movies will begin at dark, so don’t be late. The Goodhand Theatre will play “Wonder Park” on the 20th of July, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and...

 

July 21 Organ Recital Features Nathaniel Mars

Area residents will have a special opportunity to hear major organ repertoire performed by Nathaniel Mars in an organ recital at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 601 S. Locust St. in Kimball, on Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. Fellow student Ethan Bemis will...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 18, 2019

Summer Tournaments In Full Swing

The Vince’s Corner ABCD Double Draw Scrambler was held this past weekend and hard to believe this was the 10th annual for this very popular event. A lot of the names you may not recognize as this tournament brings them in from all over. And yet...

 

Klinginsmith Wins Three Weeks In A Row

With results for three weeks of the 2019 Women's Golf Association play in the books, Pattie Klinginsmith captured low gross score all three weeks, although she had to share week three with Phyllis...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 18, 2019

Many Golfers, Many Miles At Vince's Corner Tourney

The weather was good, the golf course was great, and the 10th annual Vince's Corner ABCD Double Draw Scramble was termed a huge success this past weekend. A total of 128 golfers made up the 32...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 18, 2019

Glow Ball Tourney Take Another Shot

A annual event put on by the Jame L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge #294 of Kimball that is one of a kind around the area, the second annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament is set to take place this Saturday, July 20, the tournament was originally set to take place...

 

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