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Articles from the August 19, 2021 edition

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Wildlife Specialist Job Could Be Cut

With cost-share federal funds eliminated from the USDA Wildlife Specialists budget, Kimball County and other area counties are looking at a price increase or the loss of the wildlife specialist. Five counties help fund the costs for specialist Matt... Full story


Bets Placed On Racino

An overflow crowd attended the joint meeting of the Kimball City Council and the Kimball County Commissioners. The officials and public heard a presentation in which developer Canterbury Park...



When the new school year opens next Monday, Aug. 23, in Kimball, it will open with these new teachers. From left are Jolie Dorrell, 4th grade; Jack Birky, social sciences; Mark Jefferis, art;...



Cheryl and Charlie Paul have been presented with the Yard of the Week award. In just two short years, the Pauls have spruced up the property just south of the stop light. Highlights of their yard are...


Kimball Community Concerts Return !

The Kimball Community Concerts are back after a year-long absence due to COVID-19. The concerts will start Sept. 18 with Presidio Brass – a combination of a brass quintet, piano and vocals. Their unique sound is captivating audiences throughout... Full story


Pioneer Family Spirit: Barretts Have It

Since the 1950s, the Aksarben Foundation has been celebrating Nebraska farm families with its tradition of awarding Pioneer and Heritage Farm Family Awards. Banner County residents Dan and Linda Barre... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    August 19, 2021

We Really, Really Need Some Rain; School Opens In Banner

Good morning Banner County! Boy have we had our share and then some of fires here this past month. Another one in the northwestern corner this past week. We really, really need some rain. School has officially started here and in a number of other...


Potter Days A 'Red, White & True' Event

The 90th annual Potter Days, named “Red, White and True,” is scheduled for Sept. 4-5 and sponsored by the Potter Lions Club. A preliminary event on Sept. 2, includes the Potter Days queen crowing at 7 p.m. at Railroad Park. Here’s the schedule:...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    August 19, 2021

Fall Sports Arrive Next Week For Longhorns

The Kimball Longhorns 2021 fall sports seasons gets underway next Tuesday, Aug. 24, when medal winning Payton Wise and the Kimball girls golf team tee off at Sidney in their first competition since... Full story


The Association Concludes Regular Season Golf Play

Regular league play for the 2021 Kimball Women’s Golf Association has concluded with weeks 9,10, and 11 in the books. Shellon Anderson shot low gross with a 45, and Kathy Robinson and Alene Schilz tied for low net, with each registering a 34 for...


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