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Articles from the September 12, 2013 edition

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"This is going to be one of the worst days of my lifetime."

12 years later, Klark Byrd still remembers the feeling of shock he felt on the morning of September 11, 2001. The former Kimball resident can still smell the smoke, the burnt foliage and airplane... Full story


Kimball rail spur project now facing increased public scrutiny

A recent update on the rail spur project that has long been in development by the City of Kimball gave little comfort to local residents who have waited years for its completion. According to Mayor James Schnell, the project, as it stands, cannot...


Concussion recovery focus could shift to the classroom

With the sports season in full swing at the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School, local residents and young athletes alike turn their attention to the excitement on and off the field as players battle for a...


Advocacy groups urge caution concerning GMOs

This is the second segment of a three-part feature on genetically modified organisms. The third, and final, portion of the series will be centered on a tour of the Monsanto facility in Gothenburg,... Full story


Chamber of Commerce examining the best way forward in 2014

Since the resignation of Jeanette Rabender from the post of Executive Director of the Kimball/Banner County Chamber of Commerce earlier this year, many have wondered what will become of the chamber...


Longhorns fumble and stumble in 48-7 loss at Hershey

Kimball fumbled the first snap from center at Hershey Friday night and five plays later the hosting Panthers were on the board after completing a 15 yard pass and with the clock showing 9:23 in the... Full story


Potter-Dix struggles in Garden County encounter

The Coyotes could not stop, could not contain Garden County running back Tristen Jackson Friday night. He carried for 203 yards and two touchdowns, leading a backfield that rushed for more than 300 yards against the usually stingy Potter-Dix...


Gaye M. Russell

Memorial services will be held at Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball,NE at 10:30 am on Thursday Sept 19th 2013. With Pastor Amanda Esping officiating. Graveside services will be at the Kimball Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband... Full story


Shirley M. Kind

Shirley M. Kind 72, of Watertown passed away on Monday Sept. 2, 2013 at home. Shirley was born on Oct. 5, 1940 in Scottsbluff, NE the daughter of Philip Jr. and Anna (Littau) Strauch. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School in Nebraska. She... Full story


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