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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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Here Comes County Fair Week

With six years of 4-H experience under her belt, Dakota Vrbas, 14, has set her goals and looks forward to a successful Kimball-Banner County Fair. Beginning Aug. 8, 119 exhibitors from 66 area familie... Full story

 

THE CARTER CANYON FIRE

A large wildfire south of Gering destroyed three homes as August began on Monday and damaged several others as it continued to spread through the dry vegetation in Nebraska’s Wildcat Hills. As of Mo...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    August 4, 2022

For Sale: Wheat Growers Hotel

Kimball's landmark Wheat Growers Hotel, a treasure chest of local history and lore, is on the market. Wheat Growers devotee Ed Avila, a former owner who reacquired the property 1½ years ago,... Full story

 

Bushnell Fire Department Gets $5,000 Grant

Bushnell Volunteer Fire Chief Klent Schnell explained the process that the fire department personnel used to secure a $5,000 grant for the fire department from Plains All-American. Schnell said that... Full story

 

Time Capsule Found At New Hospital Site

In 2000, the first grade classes at Kimball's West Elementary School filled and buried a time capsule which was to be opened in the year 2025. No one knew that before the time capsule would be opened...

 

Kimball-Banner County Fair Schedule

Wednesday August 3 5:30 pm Archery competition (Location: Kimball golf course/Trap house) Monday, August 8 8:00 am – 10:30 am – Clothing Judging (Location: Plains Historical Society Museum) 8:00 a... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 4, 2022

Grateful For Volunteers Fighting Wildfires

Good morning, back here in a heat wave. Still not as hot as it was, and people in Texas or Missouri have the heat plus the humidity, so there is that. With a few rain showers that are hit and miss, it was really no surprise that the lightning... Full story

 

Tourism Director Rocha Moves On

Kimball County Tourism Director Jessica Rocha submitted her resignation to the Kimball County Commissioners at the August 2 regular county board meeting. Rocha will continue until August 12 as the County Tourism Director. She has been in the...

 

Women's Golf Association In Home Stretch

The Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play has three more weeks to complete its regular season. On July 13, Week 7 was match play on the front nine, with Shellon Anderson taking home the winning honors with a 47. Phyllis Greenwood earned the...

 

LONGHORNS GETTING IN SHAPE

Kimball freshman volleyball players work on weights and conditioning this week. The girls are Grace Moore, Kambree Hottell, Addy Olsen and Hannah Kilgore. Kimball High volleyball will begin its... Full story

 

LONGHORNS GETTING IN PLAYING SHAPE

New Kimball head football coach Darrell Howitt watches members of the 2022 Longhorns football and volleyball teams work on conditioning Tuesday morning at Gotte Park. Kimball football will open its... Full story

 

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