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Articles from the July 25, 2013 edition


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  • Kimball County Sheriff takes in the destruction left in Moore, OK

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Jul 25, 2013

    Crumbled cars line the streets, debris is all that remains in the place where houses once stood and families are still trying to sift through the devastation left behind by one of the biggest tornadoes ever recorded. They dig through the rubble, searching for pictures reflecting better times that preceded the deadly storm. All that was left was the city’s water tower and a lone American flag blowing weakly in the passing gusts of wind: This was what Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway found h... Full story

  • Accident at Nadine Street and Route 30 in Kimball between pickup and bicycle leads to boy's hospitalization

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Jul 25, 2013

    A young boy was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Route 30 and Nadine Street in Kimball last week stopping traffic for over half an hour, as first responders treated the victim. The truck, a maroon Chevrolet S-10, driven by Sean Drake, of Kimball, was headed eastbound on Route 30, when according to Drake, a child on a bicycle darted out into traffic from Nadine Street. “He came out from the side street yelling, “My brakes don’t work, my brakes don’t work,” said Drake. “He was b...

  • Kimball-Banner County Fair opening date nears for people in the area

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Jul 25, 2013

    With the summer season in full swing, it is once again time for the Kimball-Banner County Fair Days. The 95th Kimball-Banner County Fair Days are set to take place between August 6 and August 12th in Kimball. According to Doug Lukassen, Secretary of the Kimball County Ag Society and President of the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, the fair will offer several new events this year including a pedal tractor pull event the evening of Sunday, August 11. "Each age group is a separate division... Full story

  • AmeriCorps volunteer team helps at High Point Welcome Center, teaming up with Keep Kimball Beautiful for the week

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Jul 25, 2013

    An AmeriCorps crew arrived in Kimball this past week in order to aid Keep Kimball Beautiful in several projects throughout the city with the hopes of helping to improve the curb appeal in order to attract visitors to the region. AmeriCorps crew Cedar One, led by Hannah Davis of Alpine, Texas, arrived in Kimball July 17, and immediately got to work cleaning up the property that houses the new High Point Welcome Center, according to Cedar One member Zack Hall. “We cleaned up the welcome center t...

  • Daum going the extra mile prior to his senior season

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Jul 25, 2013

    Many athletes think their regular in-season schedule is rough. Classes, social calendar, practices and games all amount to a pretty tenuous schedule. That being said, some choose to go the extra mile and make their chosen sport a year-round experience. Kimball High School senior Mike Daum is one of those select few. Daum and his AAU team, the Rocky Mountain Fever ,continued their summer schedule last week, as they headed west to Anaheim, California for the Double Pump Best of the Summer tourname... Full story

  • Wesley Eugene Brothers Sr.

    Jul 25, 2013

    Wesley Eugene Brothers Sr, age 78, of Gillette, WY went home with the Lord on July 15, 2013 surrounded by his family. Wes was born August 18, 1934 in Kimball, Nebraska to Floyd and Hilda Brothers. He was raised and educated in Dix, Nebraska and graduated from Dix High School in 1953. On April 18, 1955 Wes married the love of his life Sharon Ann Teare, together they raised a family of seven. A hard working man, Wes farmed and worked for Arco Oil and Gas of which he retired after 27 years. He... Full story