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Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition

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The Smithsonian Arrives

The Smithsonian Institute, in cooperation with Humanities Nebraska, is sponsoring the exhibit "Crossroads: Change in Rural America."  The Plains Historical Society of Kimball County was selected,...

 

The Flowerfield School

The Flowerfield School experience has been a right of passage for Panhandle fourth-graders since 1987. Flowerfield School is part of the Banner County Museum complex located in Harrisburg, just 25...

 

Nine Wind Turbines Proposed

The first Kimball County Commissioners board meeting of September on Tuesday addressed public hearings, roads, budgets and inventories for the county. County Zoning Administrator Sheila Newell briefly explained that the Kimball County Planning Commis...

 

Weimer Gets His Day In Court (Supreme Court)

On Aug. 31, Judge Derek Weimer of Sidney was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court. Judge Weimer is the district judge of the 12th District, which includes Kimball, Cheyenne and Banner counties, and nine other Panhandle counties. There are...

 

GOING OLD SCHOOL

Flowerfield School in Banner County is a special place, a throwback to 1880s school days that 2021 students get to experience. See story and photos, Page B8....

 

RETURN OF A BUSHNELL TRADITION

The Bushnell Rural Fire Disrict celebrated 100 years of service to the area with a hog roast and live music during Bushnell Day 2021. The event, which hadn't been held for years, was a success and...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 9, 2021

Busy Days In The Burg And These Parts

Good morning Banner County! Beautiful here in Western Nebraska right now. We need more rain, but then so do many states in the Midwest all the way to California. Here is a little bit of what is happening in our neck of the woods. Story time is...

 

REMEMBERING A FIRE CHIEF

Former Dix Fire Chief Wayne Elliott, whose funeral was on Monday, was honored with a lengthy procession from Kimball to Dix led by the Red Knights motorcycle club and and area fire trucks and...

 

Melvin C. Fornstrom

Melvin C. Fornstrom, 87, of Pine Bluffs died at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at St. Paul's...

 

MOVING AHEAD

Coaches say they have a promising group of players on the Kimball Junior High football team, which is representing Longhorn Nation on the gridiron this fall as the high school program sits out the...

 

Kimball Invite Friday For XC

Longhorns cross country returns to Four Winds Golf Course this Friday to host the annual Kimball Invitational. The meet follows the local XC team’s meet last Saturday at Gering. In that meet, three Kimball runners enjoyed Top 10 finishes in the...

 

Lady Longhorns Seek First Win

Lady Longhorns Seek First Win Kimball’s Lady Longhorn volleyball team went 0-4 on the new season as they headed into Tuesday’s matchup this week at Bridgeport to face the home team and Garden County. Kimball has won one set so far, against...

 

MORE SUCCESS FOR LADY LONGHORNS GOLFERS

The wins just keep coming to the Kimball girls golf team of Payton Wise, pictured putting at right, and Katie Heeg. After a great showing at the Kimball Invite, the duo travelled to the Creek Valley...

 

Donna Linn, Susie Abramson Win Race Horse In 5 Holes

The Four Winds Women's Golf Association's undisputed race horse winners were Donna Linn and Susie Abramson. With steady nerves and great putting, it took only five holes for them to eliminate all...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 9, 2021

P-D Wallops Warriors

The Sioux County Warriors traveled to Potter on Friday for their first game of the season against the D6 powerhouse Potter-Dix Coyotes, and had no answers for the overwhelming Coyotes offense and defense. The Coyotes piled up the points in the 62-8...

 

PSP Antelope Stampede Bike Race Sept. 18 In Kimball

The first annual P2P Antelope Stampede will occur on Sept. 18. The Antelope Stampede is an open event bike race on mostly gravel roads. Jon Heidemann, the event director, had initially planned to...

 

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