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Articles from the August 27, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 27, 2015

Former Kimball man cited on 5 counts of child abuse

Timothy Sinks, 23, formerly of Kimball, was issued a court citation on Aug. 4 based on a recent Department of Health and Human Services intake evaluation. Sinks is cited with five counts of child abuse, stemming from allegations made on July 6 of thi...

 

A ROCKIN' HOMECOMING

Did KISS visit Kimball High School for homecoming week on Monday? No. These students, from left, Arica McCloud, Ali Hunsaker, Danika Daum and Kailey Dickerson, dressed up as the popular rock band for...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 27, 2015

Council nixes event center repair bids, seeks new plan

The Kimball City Council rejected a pair of bids for renovation of the Kimball Event Center and decided to seek a new repair plan at the Aug. 18 regularly scheduled meeting. The council expected a cost of just under $700,000 for upgrades according...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 27, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Johnson serves the community through a variety of ways

Virgil Johnson began serving his community long before coming to Kimball County and landing in Dix 20 years ago. Johnson, the pastor at Dix Bible Church, spent time as a missionary in Africa. He...

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIBBON CUTTINGS

The Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings last week for the one-year anniversary of Beer & Loathing and the grand opening of Monkey Ranch Buffalo Tours...

 

South Platte NRD information session planned for Sept. 15

Prior to its public hearing on Sept. 15 on the Districtwide Ground Water Management Area rules and regulations, the South Platte NRD has a planned information session to provide information that has been presented to the South Platte NRD board over...

 

Mary J. Mendoza

Mary J. Mendoza, 60, of Scottsbluff, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, with Pastor Dennis Payton officiating. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the...

 
 By John Verser    News    August 27, 2015

Flooding causes need for detour on CR49

The Kimball County Commissioners inked an agreement with a local landowner for temporary use of a portion of his land while a road is repaired. The commissioners approved an agreement with Troy Carruthers to use a portion of his land surrounding...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    August 27, 2015

Veterans History Project: Richard 'Dick' Ament, U.S. Navy

Richard (Dick) Ament was on the verge of high school graduation in Marcus, Iowa. He knew the Country was at war in several different parts of the world. He also knew that once he left school, the Selective Service System could quickly snatch him up....

 

Class of 1965 members named Potter Days grand marshals

The 2015 Potter Days grand marshals are the members of the Potter High School graduating class of 1965. Twenty-four of the 37 graduates will be celebrating their 50-year class reunion the weekend of...

 

Highlighting new school personnel at Mary Lynch

Kelli Patterson School teaches at: Mary Lynch Elementary School. Year in teaching: 12th. Grade teaching: Kindergarten. Hometown: Kimball. Family: Rich, husband; Emma, daughter. Why did you get into...

 

Highlighting new school personnel at Potter-Dix

Chelsey Sullivan School teaches at: Potter-Dix High School. Year in teaching: First. Grade/subjects teaching: English. Hometown: Wymore. Family: Ethan, husband. Why did you get into teaching? I enjoy...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 27, 2015

Fighting cancer at the Relay For Life

Preliminary funds raised from the 2015 American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Kimball total more than $6,000, according to chairperson Fran Wallin, whose goal was to raise $7,500. The event was...

 

Shootout at the Kimball Korral

This mounted rider takes a shot at a balloon last weekend at the second annual 'Shootout at the Kimball Korral' held at the Kimball County Fairgrounds. The event featured riders from the Cowboy...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Longhorns will see plenty of new faces in 2015

The Kimball football team lost a lot of talent from its 2014 team, but coach Nick Kuxhausen sees reasons for optimism about his 2015 squad. "We have got a lot of really good talent this year,"...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Kimball volleyball returns key experience

Experience abounds for the Kimball volleyball team in 2015. The Lady Longhorns did not lose a single player from a year ago to graduation, so this season the team will be full of returning,...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: 'Competitive' season expected for KHS cross country

Kimball cross country coach Tiffany Johnson expects it to be a very competitive season for her 2015 team. "Our numbers are looking good," she said. "It takes four people to make a team, six for a...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Young Kimball team will hit the links in 2015

It will be a whole new world for the Kimball girls golf team this season. Third-year coach Nora Robinson lost a pair of seniors from last year's squad and has two newcomers filling out this year's...

 

Fall Sports: Coyotes return 'core,' eye second straight playoff berth

After a solid 2014 season, which ended with a playoff berth, the Coyotes again hope to find the right touch despite the loss of several key players. "I think we have a good core of kids coming back...

 

Fall Sports: Experience big for Lady Coyotes in 2015 season

Though the Potter-Dix volleyball team enters this season going from Class D1 to D2, not much else will look different to Lady Coyotes' fans. After going 17-13 over the last campaign and winning the...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Cross seeks discipline from Wildcats in 2015

Everyone will likely get plenty of playing time for the Banner County football team in 2015. The Wildcats have just eight players on their six-man football team roster, although three return from...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    August 27, 2015

Fall Sports: Cooper enthusiastic about Lady Wildcats' season

First-year coach Bethany Cooper is optimistic about the upcoming volleyball season for Banner County. The Lady Wildcats have a young group even through they return nine players from last year's squad....

 

Fall Sports: Banner County cross country

Josh Boston, left, and Courtney Knisley make up the Banner County cross country team this season. Knisley, a sophomore, eyes a return trip to the state meet after making the cut a year ago as a...

 

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