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Articles from the August 12, 2021 edition

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Horse Track, Casino For Kimball?

A joint meeting of Mayor Keith Prunty, the Kimball City Council and Kimball County Commissioners was scheduled to hear a presentation from developer Canterbury Park Holdings for a proposed Resort Hotel and Casino Development. The development would in... Full story


Grade Sizes At Mary Lynch Discussed

The Kimball School Board received the Mary Lynch administrator’s report listing current enrollment. The largest classes for the 2021-22 school term will be the kindergarten class and the sixth-grade class, both reporting 40 students. The total...



In one of the last events of the day at the Kimball Banner County Fair, Emily Whitney claimed Grand Champion in the barrels for the senior division. See more photos and a story from the fair on Page...


Wildfire Scorches Banner County

Winds, rough terrain and hot dry weather contributed to the massive wildfire which started in Banner County and spread into Morrill County. The fire started Thursday evening from a lightning strike...


Father C.P. Varghese Arrives At St. Jospeh's Catholic Church

As the youngest in a devout Catholic family of seven, Father C.P. Varghese always knew what he wanted to do with his life. No dramatic moment occurred, but from the age of 7, the new priest at St....



Yard of the Week was awarded to Don and Sherri Olson this time around. The Olsons moved from New Jersey to Nebraska 19 years ago after discovering Nebraska was in the top five states to retire in....



A group of 4-H beef showmen set up their animals for the judge to view this past week during the Kimball Banner County Fair. See more fair coverage and photos on Page A8....

 By Barb Cross    News    August 12, 2021

We Can Not Thank The Firefighters Enough

Good morning! I hope you are well and handling the smoke as best as possible. Fire is always a terrible thing and at this point the fire just east of here has been at it for close to a week. Many firefighters have been on the scene 24/7. I am sure we...


Nancy L. Peters

Nancy L. Peters was born June 10, 1954, to Alice N. (Rubottom) and Edward F. Stanton in Alliance, Nebraska. She was the oldest of four children. Nancy attended Alliance public schools and completed... Full story


Timothy Dale Lukassen

Timothy Dale Lukassen of Dix, Nebraska, passed away October 26, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Family and friends are invited to share a time of fellowship and a celebration of Timothy's life... Full story


Fair Keeps 'Em Busy

Tuesday was the first day of the Kimball-Banner County Fair with the Fashion Revue and Clothing Judging comnpleted. Horses were on the agenda for Wednesday as about 30 kids showed their horses,...


Images From The Kimball Banner County Fair

Residents of Kimball County Manor patiently waited for a quick look at the Mares and Foal parade on Saturday afternoon. As they got closer to the residents, the horses bolted for the open area to the...



Union Pacific built the steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014, in the 1940s. Eighty-one years later, it left Cheyenne on a 10-state tour, stopping in Kimball on Thursday. The Big Boy was built to cross...


Scorecard Playoff Settles Classic

Teams from Sidney and Kimball took top honors at the 30th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic at Four Winds Golf Course on Saturday. An impressive 16-under-par 56 earned the Shelter... Full story



James Schnell, who was instrumental in starting Kimball's youth wrestling program, recently was inducted into the Nebraska USA Wrestling Circle of Honor for his contribution to the sport as a coach,...


Public Hearing Notice Kimball County Planning Commission

The Kimball County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m., August 23, 2021, at the 4-H Meeting Room, 4-H Building, 415 S High School Street, Kimball, Nebraska. The purpose of this hearing is to accept comments on a request for a... Full story


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