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Articles from the August 20, 2015 edition

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 By John Verser    News    August 20, 2015

Evertson fired as county VSO

The Kimball County Commissioners fired Veterans Service Officer Shaun Evertson Tuesday after an almost hour-long closed session with members of the county's veterans service committee. Evertson, who...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 20, 2015

New projects to serve as greeting at KHS

When longtime Kimballite Jim Robinson passed away last winter, his family asked that all memorial donations be given to the Kimball School Foundation. That money is now being used to update the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 20, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Freeburgs are keeping a century-old family tradition alive

In 1912, a Union Pacific Railroad engineer stationed in Cheyenne homesteaded 640 acres in Kimball County, just north and west of Bushnell. That man, Dave H. Sonday, and his wife, Etta, were deeded...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 20, 2015

Sasse talks government overreach, security in Kimball stop

Senator Ben Sasse made a stop in Kimball County during his first trip back to the panhandle after his election last fall. Sasse, a first-term Republican, visited with locals last Wednesday at the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 20, 2015

Dead Eye Shooters to help with 'Shootout' event

Local 4-H participants with the Dead Eye Shooters club will get the chance to help with the second annual Shootout at the Kimball Korral, a mounted shooting competition to be held Saturday and Sunday at the Kimball County Fairgrounds. The event...

 

Recycling trivia from KKB

August. Hot summer days, back to school, fair time, and garden harvests. In honor of back to school month, Keep Kimball Beautiful has a challenging trash trivia quiz. Give it a try. Questions 1. Fireplaces contribute to global warming by adding...

 

Lionel D. 'Lonny' Wickard

Lionel D. "Lonny" Wickard, 82, of Bridgeport and formerly of Bayard, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 at Skyview at Bridgeport. Lonny was born July 6, 1933 at Minatare to Frank "Short" and Bernice...

 

Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' Bateman

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Bateman, 78, of Kimball, passed away at her home in Kimball on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Kimball Evangelical...

 

Mary Mendoza

Mary Mendoza, 60, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.  Funeral services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball.  The complete obituary will be published when available....

 

Highlighting new school personnel at Banner County

Brandi Tallmage School teaches at: Banner County. Year in teaching: First. Grade teaching: Kindergarten. Hometown: Potter. Family: Shelly Tallmage, mother. Monte Tallmage, father. Why did you get into...

 

Highlighting new school personnel at Kimball High School

Lindsey Maas School at: Kimball High School and Mary Lynch Elementary School nurse. Year in profession: Second year of nursing. Hometown: Kimball. Family: Luke Maas, husband. Why did you get into...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 20, 2015

Annual wheat harvest 'average,' says FVC official

The 2015 wheat harvest began when the first load was delivered to the Kimball elevator July 13. The harvest lasted just short of a 30 days, according to Drew Biesecker from Frenchman Valley Cooperative. He said the harvests brought in this year were...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 20, 2015

Kimball summer school deemed a 'success'

Summer school was a success, the Kimball Board of Education was told at its Aug. 10 meeting. Jamie Soper, director of special services for the district reported that summer school was a success with 27 attending the math jumpstart and 30 for the...

 

Windblown Arts Festival

Several acts graced the stage at the first-ever Windblown Arts Festival held last Saturday in Bushnell. Those who performed include Martin Gilmore, Ryan Head, Ben Treffer, Deb Carpenter-Nolting and...

 

Businesses pass NSP tobacco checks

Eight businesses passed the Nebraska State Patrol tobacco checks for the area that were held in July, the NSP announced this month. The NSP conducted the Synar checks in an effort to enforce laws prohibiting the sale or distribution of tobacco...

 

Cross, Klinkhammer repeat as rodeo royalty

The Kimball Library was a busy place last Saturday as two beautiful and charming young women competed for the title of 2016 Kimball Rodeo Princess. Judges for the contest this year were Julianne...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 20, 2015

Ferguson team wins top honors at foundation tourney

A Ferguson loaded team emerged champions of the 24th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course. The team of Charles, Kendall and Michael...

 

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