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Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 25, 2016

Ortiz accepts position in Iowa

According to the The Daily Freeman-Journal of Webster City, Iowa, Kimball City Administrator Daniel Ortiz has accepted the position of city manager in that city. Since as early as February 2015 Kimball City Administrator Daniel Ortiz has been on shor...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 25, 2016

Debate heats up over Fitness Center's future

Discussion continues regarding the fate of the Event Center and the Fitness Center as the Kimball City Council struggles to balance a budget with a 40 percent decrease in sales tax. Efforts to balance the budget include council’s consideration for...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 25, 2016

County approves refund exceeding $40,000 after TERC negotiations

Following negotiations, more than $40,000 in tax revenue will be refunded to Inspection Oilfield Services (IOS), formerly known as Castronics. This was reported at the regular Kimball County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The rep...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 25, 2016

Where are they now: David Lockwood

Finance was an aspiration of David Lockwood's since 7th grade, now the Kimball High School graduate is living his dream. After graduation, Lockwood attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 25, 2016

Banner County back-to-school supplies include provided laptops

Inevitably children across the nation are pulled, sometimes kicking and screaming, back into the routine of school long before they feel summer is over. Back-to-school means so many things, depending on who you are, but for juniors at Banner County...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 25, 2016

KHS urges community to 'Get your glow on!'

The Seniors of Kimball High School (KHS) are putting together a Glow Run to raise money for the theater, and Friends of the Goodhand. Part of KHS teacher Jeri Ferguson’s curriculum is having the kids be more involved with the community. “They...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 25, 2016

Council reduces allowable grass height by half

Zoning changes are nearly complete as the Kimball City Council held the second of three public hearings on the matter at the most recent meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 16. Reasonable requests submitted from residents were honored, according to City...

 

Marjorie (Margie) Evans

Marjorie (Margie) Evans, 82, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Monday, August 22, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the First English...

 

Donald J. "Doc" Gerner

Donald J. "Doc" Gerner passed away August 21, 2016 at Spring Winds Assisted Living of Laramie, Wyoming in the company of his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary Della Gerner, his daughter, Cindy...

 

Elwin S. Roberds

Elwin S. Roberds, 75, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Monday, August 22, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

Dana L. Oehlertz

Dana Oehlertz, 60, of Lincoln, died in Norfolk, NE on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Services will be held at Indian Hills Community Church in Lincoln, NE. Dana Lucile Oehlertz was born at Fort Hood,...

 

Rants, raves and reality

I need the sun, it’s like I’m a sunflower or something, I need the sun for its dose of Vitamin D and to keep from getting seasonal affective disorder. So I do, truly, love summer but I am seriously RAVING about the recent trend towards cooler...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    August 25, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veter...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 25, 2016

Local VFW Post 2243 suffers low numbers, participation

Kimball’s VFW Post #2243 has been a Veteran’s of Foreign War member, chartered by congress, since October 1931. This long-lived and loved organization is in dire need of active members. Though the post has many members, the majority of those are...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 25, 2016

Jock Talk

A touch of Fall is in the air, but this might be the very best time of the year to play golf in Western Nebraska as well. Lots of golf happenings to still report on, and in fact, the Kimball High girl’s golf team, all two of them, tee off this...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 25, 2016

Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week: Marie Janicek

Lifelong Kimball woman, Marie Janicek, received this week's Yard of the Week. A bountiful multitude of perennial wildflowers has graced Marie's impeccably manicured yard throughout the summer....

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 25, 2016

Shooting gallery opens this Farmer's Day

Step right up, folks, and try your hand! A fun, new activity will be unveiled at the 90th Farmer’s Day in Kimball, brought forth by the Kimball Lion’s Club – an old-fashioned shooting gallery. “We thought it would be cool to have something...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 25, 2016

Baby photo's requested for Farmer's Day contest

My you have a beautiful baby! The Farmer’s Day Baby Photo Contest has been an annual favorite for decades, but since 2014 the contest has taken on a new format. According to Kim Sharples, coordinator for the contest, in 2013 parents would bring...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 25, 2016

85th Annual Potter Days September 1, 2 & 3

Potter Days kicks off its 85th year on September 1, 2016 with the crowning of Miss Potter Days at the Legion Hall on Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday’s events start at noon with burgers, pies, coffee and more at the Youth Center Stand followed by kids...

 

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