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Articles from the August 22, 2013 edition


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  • Shaske family shares touching story at Relay for Life

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Aug 22, 2013

    “Anyone affected by cancer has suffered a loss. But they have also gained something, as well.” These words were spoken to a crowd assembled under the pavilion at Gotte Park Friday night by someone whose very existence has been shaped by the often-deadly disease, Ms. Jodie Shaske. With cancer survivors and caretakers filling the tables around her, she told her own tale, a portion of which is included below. “I want to visit with you as a friend and as a sister in this life we all share with... Full story

  • Surveillance proposal would implement audio recording system at local parks

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 22, 2013

    The City of Kimball is looking to beef up security measures at local parks after a slew of summer incidents through the use of surveillance cameras with audio. According to Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff, the potential placement of the new camera system serves as a way to expand the continued efforts of the Kimball Police Department to keep crime in the city parks low. “What we’ve been looking at is a slew of vandalisms that have been going on in the city parks, both City Park and Gotte Park. Over the summer, we’ve given numerous tresp... Full story

  • Local break-in leads to several firearms being stolen; sniper rifle, AK-47 among stolen items

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 22, 2013

    A burglary occurred at 201 North Myrtle this past weekend at which time several firearms were carried off. “The burglary happened some time after 9:00 p.m. Friday evening. It was discovered at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon after the homeowner’s returned home,” Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff said. Though the homeowners, Jay and Ashley Thurin, had some concerns that someone was targeting their house and knew what items were concealed inside, Huff’s main concern rests with the items that were taken. “There were six long guns take... Full story

  • Vista Villa Art event showcases artists' fine works

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 22, 2013

    The walls of Vista Villa were filled with the works of Carla Goranson, Fern Yung, and Jack Lockwood this past Saturday when it opened its doors for the Canvas for Carla Art Show. Goranson's pictures hung on canvases in the hallway, depicting local wildlife, the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery, and various other scenes that she has come across through her travels and vacations. According to Goranson, photography has been a long held passion in her life. "I took photography with Don...

  • Local rodeo star Nick Stull earns a full ride to college

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 22, 2013

    Nick Stull, recent graduate of the Kimball Jr./ Sr. High School, is no stranger to the rodeo arena, and many residents of the city have witnessed him riding on top of a bucking bronco, holding on with all he has to not be thrown. Unlike most young men in the modern world who dream of being doctors, scientists or writers, Stull seems to have always been drawn to the rodeo life, destined to ride bucking broncos. “I’ve been around it all my life, and it just always looked like fun,” Stull said....

  • Lorene Shaw

    Aug 22, 2013

    Lorene Shaw, 95, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Ken Boston officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be made to the Andy Shaw Memorial Fund or Calvary United Methodist Church in Bushnell. The services... Full story

  • William Curtis Shepard

    Aug 22, 2013

    Born February 1st 1976 – Moved on to glory August 1st 2013. William was preceded in death by his Grandfather Paul Wilfred Burns, Grandmother Opal Faye Burns, his Uncle Dale Klemmetsen, and his Father Gary Vincent Shepard. Bill grew up on a small family farm south of Kimball Nebraska with his two brothers, and his mother and father. Bill was always outgoing, and lived life according to his own rules. After graduating from Kimball High School in 1995, he was not quite sure what to do or where to go. Sometime around 1997 he moved in with his e... Full story

  • Robert L. Eddy

    Aug 22, 2013

    Robert L. Eddy, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Flag presentation by Ron Scott, Commander, Kimball VFW Post #2243. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be given in memory of Coach Robert Eddy to the Potter/Dix Schools... Full story

  • Joel Lee "Jodi" Howton

    Aug 22, 2013

    Joel Lee “Jodi” Howton, 63, of Gering, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in her home. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery in Pine Bluffs. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory. In lieu of flowers a memorial for Jodi Howton has been established in care of Steve, Michelle, and Carolyn Howton at P. O. Box 671, Gering, Nebraska 69341. Jodi was born April 19, 1950 in Pine Bluffs, WY to Howard and Bernice Floy. She graduated from Sheridan, WY high school. She worked at her most recent and fav... Full story

  • Max R. Tracy

    Aug 22, 2013

    Max R. Tracy, 80, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Virgil Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral. To view the obituary and leave condolences for the family friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com . Memorials may be made to the family. The services for Max have been entrusted to the Cantrell... Full story

  • Patricia K. Dunkin

    Aug 22, 2013

    Patricia K. Dunkin, 60, of Kimball, died at Sterling Regional Medical Center in Sterling, Colorado on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church in Kimball with Reverend Amanda Esping officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be given in Pat’s memory to either the Boy Scouts of America or the American Cancer S... Full story

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