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Articles from the September 10, 2020 edition

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Prunty Selects Brower For Top Job

After months without a city administrator, Annette Brower has been picked for the position by Mayor Keith Prunty. He will ask for approval for Brower's appointment from the city council at the next... Full story


Yard of the Week

Parker Frederick, the 11-year-old grandson of Barb and Barry Frederick, nominated their yard for Yard of the Week. Barb and Barry's acreage and residence reflect a beautiful setting along Lodgepole... Full story



The unique building now housing Johnson Construction has 85 years of business experience in Kimball. The two-story building was built in 1935 by Farmers Co-op Oil Co. The May 2, 1935 edition of the...


Public Can Comment On County Budget Sept. 15

The Kimball County Commissioners will hear comments from the public on the proposed 2020-21 budget on Sept. 15. The public hearing will open at 9:15 and remain open for 15 minutes in the Commissioner’s Room on the first floor of the Courthouse....



On a warm September afternoon the Longhorn Homecoming Royalty 2020 were crowned....



Crowned Miss Potter 2020 was Kendal Nielsen, daughter of  Dean and Tonia Nielsen. The royalty reigned during Potter Days and will represent Potter in area events this fall. The Potter Beta Sigma Phi...


Banner County Takes The Field

The new Banner County Wildcats football team played their first game last Thursday on their home field. It was an accomplishment and a challenge. The Wildcats had six freshmen and sophomores and one... Full story


2 More Tourney Titles For Kimball Golf

The Kimball girls golf team picked up a pair of team championships this past week and Payton Wise added a pair of medalist honors to her season as well. The Kimball girls won their own Invitational To...

 By Mike Motz    News    September 10, 2020

Tough Competion For Longhorns

The Kimball Longhorns volleyball team hosted Leyton's Lady Warriors on Tuesday, Sept. 1, dropping the match three sets to one. The Lady Warriors started hot, building a lead in the first set with grea...

 By Mike Motz    News    September 10, 2020

Potter-Dix Football Starts Season 2-0

Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team improved to 2-0 on the young season with an impressive 61-32 road win against the Sioux County Warriors. Sioux County started the game with a good drive highlighted by two fourth down conversions and grabbed an...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 10, 2020

Longhorns Run Into Leyton, Drop Homecoming Game

Leyton’s Warrior Football team traveled from Dalton for a Friday early afternoon contest against the Kimball Longhorns. The Warriors defeated the Maywood / Hayes Center Wolves in a dominating performance, while the Longhorns were coming off a 66-6...

 By Barb Cross    News    September 10, 2020

Seems Like Mother Nature Is Having A 2020 Year, Too in Banner County

Good morning everyone, friends near and far. Here is hoping that you all had a great weekend and that the cold front that moved in for a few days is not going to be our “new normal” for a while yet. I love the fall but hate the cold weather. I...


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