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More rate increases coming

The Board of Public Works approved Resolution 2016-6 outlining changes in waste water rates provided by the City of Kimball during their regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 24. The resolution outlined a two tier rate increase for both inside and...

 

Light at the end of the IOS tunnel

Rumors of Castronics / Inspection Oilfield Services (IOS) closing its doors are untrue, says Andy Swisher, Area Manager. Despite the fact that oil prices are still low, IOS is not out of the game and...

 

Event Center's fate yet to be decided

The fate of the Kimball Event Center and the Kimball Fitness Center was discussed during the last budget workshop on Aug. 25 along with the proposed budgets for each of the City of Kimball departments. According to expense worksheets provided by the...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Kevin Moeser

Sometimes you just need a nudge. Kevin Moeser, who just celebrated one year as an EMT, would not be where he is today if he had not received that nudge from Clean Harbors co-workers Brad Reader and...

 

City budget planning nears its completion Unexpected expenses must be anticipated

In the final budget workshop prior to setting the 2016-17 budget, the Kimball City Council balanced five departments' budgets without planned shortfalls, leaving those departments with little wiggle...

 

Mary M. Keeler

Mary Margaret (Magers) Keeler, 96, of Kimball, was called home to meet her Savior on Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2016. A graveside service at the Kimball Cemetery will be held at 9:30 a.m. on...

 

Dorothy Mae Engstrom

Dorothy Mae Engstrom, widow of Carl Raymond, and number one fan of John Wayne passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. She was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Archer, Wyoming, the second daughter of...

 

No pain, no... well, pain

A new doctor specializing in pain management is coming to Kimball. Dr. Timo Quickert, MD, is an interventional radiologist and pain management specialist from Johnstown, Colo. Dr. Quickert will be seeing patients in the new Kimball Health Pain...

 

Raves, rants and reality

I want to RANT about friends, not just my friends, but ALL friends. Do you appreciate the close friendships that develop in a small town? I’ve lived in Kimball around 30 years but I’ve spent a good bit of time living outside of our fair town as...

 

Randomly Tonia

After searching high and low for months for “pink camo” seat covers, my mom had all but given up. She searched at all of the Big Box stores; she hunted at the name-brand outdoor store, she even had me search online at every outlet imaginable. In...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    September 1, 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 

Kimball High School offers alternative education for students

Since the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, students at Kimball Jr. Sr. High School have had an alternative solution for graduation. VALTS, the Valley Alternative Learning Transitioning School, located at the Harms Center in Scottsbluff, is that...

 

Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week: Helmut and Leta Liesch

Helmut and Leta Liesch's manicured front lawn is surrounded by beds of playful Shasta daisies, showy petunias and geraniums mixed with perennial bushes and golden sundrops. More petunias, daisies and...

 

IOS expecting a significant tax refund

Inspection Oilfield Services/PCI/Castronics (IOS) found a resolution, correction and refund to their 2015 personal property tax at the Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC) in Grand Island earlier this summer. The total amount of refund due...

 

Horns battle with Centura defense in season opener

The Kimball Longhorns traveled to North Platte on Thursday, Aug. 25 for their season opener against the Centura Centurions of Cairo, in a non-conference game and brought home a hard fought 14-6 loss. Head coach Nick Kuxhausen said that among the few...

 

Longhorn lady golfers improve on previous experience, host Western Trails Conference

Kimball High School's lady golfers began their season on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Sidney and followed up with a second competition on Thursday in Bayard. Lila Moore, shot a 66-67=133 at Bayard and...

 

Youthful Wildcats struggled to read opponents, continued competing

The Banner County football traveled to Cody for their season opener, an away against the Cowboys. Though the Wildcats put up a good fight, they came home with a devastating 80-19 loss. “The challenges that we faced is being able to simulate what...

 

Coyotes suffered discouraging defeat

The Potter-Dix Coyotes took the road, Friday, to take on the Arthur County Wolves at Arthur County High School. A tough game for the Coyotes as they opened their season with a 0-69 conference loss. The Coyotes struggled to get their ground game...

 

Jock Talk

High School Fall Sports are underway and you fans will have a full slate of activities to attend. Girl’s Golf has already had three tournaments which the Kimball High two-golfer team took part in. In fact, Kimball hosted the Western Trails...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    September 1, 2016

TeamMates celebrates 25 years

With the 25th Anniversary of the program nearing, the local TeamMates chapter hosted a bowling party to kick off the new year last Saturday, Aug. 27. The group hopes to add 25 new mentors to the...

 

Runners were all A-Glow at inaugural KHS Glow Run 5K

An unexpected turn out was welcomely received at the Kimball High volleyball Glow Run last Saturday evening. Nearly one hundred people ran and walked in the 5K event that started at the high school,...

 

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