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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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  • Local royalty represent Kimball and Banner Counties regionally

    Dakota Kuhns|Aug 9, 2018

    Your 2018 Kimball PRCA Rodeo has been represented well this past year, from Kimball's 2017 Farmers' Day parade to Cheyenne Frontier Days and many stops in-between. Nicole Delaplane of Kimball and Mckynna Deeds of Dix are your 2018 Kimball PRCA Rodeo Royalty. Kicking off this year's long road ahead, the young ladies started with a bang in the 2017 Farmers' Day parade, giving horse back rides at Gotte Park and followed up the rainy evening with the Demo Derby. Once snow fell and the air turned...

  • ACE funds used to build permanent tribute to veterans

    Tonia Copeland|Aug 9, 2018

    Flag poles now stand tall awaiting their flags in Kimball's Gotte Park. This project has been two years in the making, and is funded by approximately $8,000 in ACE returns. The poles, which stand 25 and 30 feet tall, required the bulk of the money at a total of $6,500 with about $2,000 for shipping the poles. The United States flag will fly at 30 feet and the other flags, one for each branch of the military and one Nebraska State flag, will fly at 25 feet. Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty hopes to pla...

  • Peace Corps volunteer addresses local Rotary

    Dakota Kuhns|Aug 9, 2018

    "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of shore, so let your sails carry you to the ends of the waters. Let your anchor hold your dreams straight and true." ~unknown For some, a chance to see the world and help others in the process, is a dream. The Peace Corps is a possible opportunity for those with the will to do so. The Peace Corps, according to the Peace Corps website, is a service opportunity for motivated change-makers to immerse themselves in a community...

  • Kimball Schools excited for the coming school year - welcome students back enthusiastically

    Desyree Nelson|Aug 9, 2018

    With students heading back to school next week, Kimball Public Schools announces some changes at both the Kimball Jr/Sr High School and Mary Lynch Elementary for this upcoming year. School will begin on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m., on that first day. Monday, Aug. 13, will be the first full day starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 3:35 p.m. According to Eugene Hanks, Kimball Jr/Sr High School principal, the high school has improved their school from the previous year by fixing the roof, building a new stage in the auditorium, p...

  • Complaint leads to arrest of complainant

    Dakota Kuhns|Aug 9, 2018

    Recently out on bond, William Shane Serrano, 32, of Kimball was arrested again for bond violation and other offenses,what appears to be his third arrest in just one month. Officer Henderson Bryson responded to a door bell ring, at the Kimball County Courthouse, at approximately 7:02 P.M. on or about Saturday, July 7, according to the arrest affidavit from the Kimball Police Department. Serrano of Kimball asked to speak with an officer pertaining to an assault on him by his wife, Sheena Erickson. According to the affidavit, when asked what...

  • June Holeman

    Aug 9, 2018

    June E. Holeman age 75 died August 3, 2018 at the Bryan LGH-East Hospital in Lincoln. June E. Holeman was born on June 11, 1943 to Leland H. and Evelyn M. (Bristol) Leach. June was raised on the ranch west of Arcadia and received her education at Spring Creek Rural School and Arcadia High School. She never lived more than a mile from the home place which she was raised on. Her passion of horses started at an early age. When she was three she rode her horse to town to get an ice cream cone. Boy...

  • Leah Joan Hof

    Aug 9, 2018

    Leah Joan Hof (Joan), 80, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Funeral services for Joan will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Mel Daves officiating. Burial will be held in the Peetz Cemetery in Peetz, Colorado at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for...

  • Fair Hay Contest

    Aug 9, 2018

  • Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success

    Tom Southard|Aug 9, 2018

    The 27th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic attracted 120 golfers, with 30 four-person teams taking part in the Saturday event held at the Four Winds Golf Course this past weekend. Kerry Ferguson, the Director of the Kimball Hospital Foundation, said, "This was one of our largest field of entries over the years and I want to personally thank everyone who played as well as all of the volunteers who worked hard to help make it a success. The weather held up until all golfers were...

  • Kimball's 10U team took third this season

    Dakota Kuhns|Aug 9, 2018

    Softball around Kimball is over for the 2018 season, from youth to adult leagues. Your Kimball Girls 10U team finished third for the season and also took third in the end of the season tournament. The team played 14 games throughout the long season from mid-May to the beginning of July. Kimball lost to just two teams during this season. For five of the girls this was their first year of softball, and though the season started off as a learning opportunity, it quickly turned into much more. "We...

  • 2018 Co-Ed Softball season comes to a close

    Dakota Kuhns|Aug 9, 2018

    As the 2018 softball season is wrapping up, the Kimball Co-Ed Softball League has also concluded with the End of the Year Tournament this past Saturday. Eight local teams have competed since the first of June finishing out the regular season July 27. After blazing hot sun, to the bounding rain and hail, the season came to a close with Moonshiners (Spud Rowley) taking first with a record of 11-3, Curley's the Shockers came in second with a record of 10-3, third was High West 10-4, Heidemann &...

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Aug 9, 2018

    The Kimball Recreation Area was a busy place this past Saturday with a softball tournament going on, the big Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf classic being held and some archery competition being held down by the Trap Club area. The number of vehicles and the number of people were amazing. -------------------------------- The next event scheduled now for the Four Winds Golf Course is a 4-person Yellow Ball Tournament and the date is August 25th, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start time. Cost is $240 per team or $60 per player, plus cart, if needed....