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Articles from the July 30, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

2 school board members moving, will resign in August

A pair of Kimball school board members will resign next month. Theresa Keller and Jarrod Schnell are both moving out of the district and their resignations will be effective in August. The board will appoint replacements until the next general...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

Calvert files suit against Village of Bushnell

A lawsuit filed against the Village of Bushnell will be heard in Kimball's District Court on Aug. 4 The plaintiff, Emerson F. Calvert, seeks a continuation of a temporary injunction until trial....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

KVFD to purchase 'blighted' house, raze it for parking

The Kimball Fire Department will soon see its location expand. Fire Chief Rick Wynne was given permission at the July 21 Kimball City Council meeting for the department to purchase a house adjacent...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Hicks teaches cross-fit classes in both Kimball and Sidney

Many 17-year-old seniors are contemplating how to spend the last year of high school. However, Potter-Dix High School senior Regyn Hicks is not. Hicks is teaching adults how to live a healthier, more...

 

Donica Enevoldsen to hold piano recital Sunday

On Sunday, Aug. 2, area residents will have an opportunity to hear an outstanding piano recital by Donica Enevoldsen. The recital will begin at 3 p.m. in the Harry McNees Auditorium at Kimball High...

 

First-ever Windblown Arts Festival set for Aug. 15 in Bushnell

The Village of Bushnell will be the place to be Aug. 15. The Sisters Grimm, Bushnell’s bookstore and coffee shop is hosting Windblown Arts Festival, with live music, food, crafts and more. There is no cover charge. Live music will feature Martin...

 

Benson receives award for 'building client relationships'

William Benson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Sidney recently won the firm’s Frank Finnegan Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an honor to receive recognition for building...

 

Riding through town

This mysterious man rode east into Kimball last Wednesday. Art Lamely rode his horse, Big John, on Hwy. 30 east to Sidney. He is originally from Broken Bow and said he has been riding across the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

Kimball council approves improvement requests

The Kimball City Council approved three Main Street Design and Improvement grant requests at its regularly scheduled meeting July 21. The first of the three requests came from the Kimball State Bank for landscaping improvements at 205 S. Locust...

 

KHS golf tourney set for Aug. 15 at Four Winds

The 24th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is set for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball. The event is a four-person scramble tournament open to players of all abilities, and a truly fun 18-hole event. Lunch...

 

Eugene H. Snyder

Eugene H. Snyder, 67 of Scottsbluff, formerly of Banner County, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Heritage Estates in Gering after a courageous battle with lung cancer with his loving wife Rita...

 

GOLDEN BROOM AWARD WINNER

Keep Kimball Beautiful has given the Golden Broom Award to Arne Christensen, owner of the Kimball Bakery, for the new mural that was painted onto the south-facing bakery wall. Presenting the award...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

KKB receives 24K grant

Kimball recently received nearly $24,000 in grant money from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for the Keep Kimball Beautiful campaign. The NDEQ awarded more than $2,257,000 in grants through the Waste Reduction and Recycling...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 30, 2015

Students learn, print designs at Maker Space Camp

It did not take students long to learn design skills and more at last week's Maker Space Camp at the Kimball Public Library. Students learned design work and more at the camp, and their designs were...

 

6 represent Kimball at RYLA Camp

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership training program sponsored by Rotary International that promotes, encourages, and rewards outstanding young people who want to become better leade...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

The McGinnis family is plenty busy at fair time

A mother of four is always busy, but becomes even busier at county fair time. That is certainly the case for Julie McGinnis, whose four boys will show their fair share of livestock next week at the an...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

The Kimball Banner County Fair kicks off Tuesday

All is fair in Kimball and Banner counties, as participants, contestants, vendors and entertainers prepare for the 97th Annual Kimball-Banner County Fair. The fun begins Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 30, 2015

Plenty of entertainment at the county fair

Cowboy wit, classical country and a billboard charted hit titled “You Can Leave.” All this and more for two nights of entertainment at the Kimball-Banner County Fair. The Flying W Wranglers will kick off the shows on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.,...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 30, 2015

Nice ending for Panhandle Junior Golf participants

The final event of the 2015 Panhandle Junior Golf Tour took place this past week at the Gering Golf Course and once again Kimball entries fared well. Nate Dvorak of Scottsbluff won the boys high...

 

Kimball Junior Golf Program participants hone their skills in the summer

Participants in the Kimball Junior Golf Program honed their skills this summer. The program, led by Wilma Gilliland, gives children the opportunity to learn the game and improve their...

 

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