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Articles from the August 11, 2022 edition

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Hospital Buys Best Plumbing Building

Kimball Health Services acquired the Best Plumbing, Heating and Cooling building just to the east of the site of what will become the new Kimball hospital. On Aug. 1, Kimball County Hospital dba... Full story

 

A Closer Look At Missiles For Kimball

The public hearings for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Deployment and Minuteman III Decommissioning and Disposal began in Ft. Berthold, N.D., on July 19 and continued in Minot, N.D, Great Falls, and Lewiston, MT, until July 28. Kimball, New...

 

City Water Tank Work, Sales Tax Addressed

The City of Kimball Water Department said it planned to conduct routine maintenance on the water tank on Thursday, August 11. Due to the process, there may possibly be a small residual chlorine taste and/or smell for approximately one week. City...

 

Kimball Airport Runway Getting 280-Day Break, Facelift

The Kimball Airport runway will soon be closed for 280 days. During those 280 days, the 6,199 feet of the only runway will be getting a facelift. The runway and taxiway will be closed, however the helipad will remain open. According to Ryan McElroy,...

 

PROJECT TIME ARRIVES AT FAIR

As a member of Sweet Stitches 4-H Club, Ember White, 8, calmly and confidently waited to meet with the judge for an evaluation and ribbon placing of the dress she sewed as her project. Ember...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Troy Carruthers accepts Yard of the Week honors for his mom, Karen Carruthers at 611 Cedar St. in Kimball. Troy is joined by Samantha Johnson and Heather Entingh in the photo. Karen says she revamped... Full story

 

Kimball-Banner County Fair Schedule

Here's the remaining schedule for the Kimball-Banner County School Fair as it kicks into high gear. Thursday, August 11 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Swine Weigh-In 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – 4-H and FFA... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 11, 2022

Here's To A Week Of County Fairs

Good morning! And here is to a week of county fairs and balloons in the air! Hot again, but not quite into the three digits. The Old West Balloon Fest started yesterday, August 10th, with a night... Full story

 

Supply Chain Delays Slow HVAC Upgrades At Schools

Supply chain issues continue to plagued the HVAC project at both Mary Lynch and the Kimball Jr/Sr High. The Kimball School Board heard at its regular August meeting that neither building is expected to have air conditioning by the start of school,...

 

Dennis Lee Stricker

Dennis Lee Stricker, of Gering Nebraska, died peacefully August 2, 2022, at the age of 69, after a brief battle of pancreatic cancer in Ft. Collins at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. Dennis was born on April 11, 1953, to Charles and Anna Stricker... Full story

 

KIMBALL-BANNER COUNTY FAIR

TOP: Wyatt Cook politely listens to the judge critique his bread baking skills. Tuesday was the entry and judging of the Static Exhibits. BOTTOM LEFT: Audrey Ferguson models her sewing project at... Full story

 

15 UNDER WINS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Henry Heeg Jr., Henry Heeg Sr., Katie Heeg and Chuck Christensen fired a 15-under-par 57 to win the Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic on Saturday at Four Winds Golf Course. The 31st annual...

 

Comeback Kid River Mossberg Wins Bull Riding

After being stepped on by a bull and suffering a broken femur (thigh bone) in January, River Mossberg staged a comeback and received a winning score of 87 on his ride at Pine Bluffs Trail Days Rodeo.... Full story

 

Andreas, Garcia Win Trail Days Horseshoes

Here are the results from the horseshoes tournament on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Pine Bluffs Trail Days. Eight two-person teams participated. All players listed below are from Pine Bluffs except where noted. First Place Brian Andreas, Cheyenne, and...

 

JESS STRIKE 60-FOOT PUTT IN CONTEST FINALS

Jess Heidi of Kimball makes a 60-foot attempt in the putting contest finals at the Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic.  Heidi was one of three finalists in the contest sponsored by Wolf... Full story

 

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