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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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Kimball Public Schools began its 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and according to Kimball Superintendent Elizabeth Owens, several new programs will be implemented. More classroom time will... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    August 22, 2019

Manor Appeals Probation Notice

Kimball County Manor is appealing a disciplinary action notice by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services following the May 30 death of manor resident Marllene Goodon due to an accident...


Man's Death An Apparent Overdose

An open case exists regarding the unintended death of a 21 year-old male in Kimball on Aug. 11 due to what police are calling an apparent drug overdose. The Kimball Police Department said it continues to investigate the apparent overdose. An autopsy...



The Lukassens were reconized at the Kimball-Banner County Fair as a 100-year farm family. This is their story. Theodore Lukassen was born in Holland in April 1864. At the age of 18 he came to the...


Potter Days Dedicated To Dedics, The Grand Marshals

Dale and Lyllian Dedic have been selected as grand marshals for Potter Days 2019. They will reign over the celebration from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1. Dale was born in Sidney and raised in Potter, graduating...


Farmer Klent Schnell Gives $2,500 To Bushnell Johnson Fire District

Kimball County farmer Klent Schnell recently was awarded an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation of $2,500 and gave it to a local nonprofit organization – the Bushnell Johnson Rural Fire District. It’s a story that began last summer....


Deanna M. Bleyle

Deanna M. Bleyle was a strong, generous, independent woman and some might say a pioneer. This was the woman who brought comfort and love without strings attached, who was caring and kind but at the...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 22, 2019

Just About Time For 19th Hole For Four Winds Men

The Four Winds Men’s Monday-Tuesday Golf League has all but wrapped up its golf season with only the men’s combined scramble remaining this Sunday afternoon. The year-end scramble for the Four Winds Men was held a week back with six teams involve... Full story


Evertson, Daum Win Horse Race Going Away

Dar Evertson and Judy Daum crushed the remaining team on hole No. 7 to win the Horse Race Scramble competition Aug. 14 in the Women's Golf League Association. The two-person scramble type of set-up...


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