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Articles from the September 15, 2016 edition

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Local doctor performs nearly 500 "hug screenings" in Uganda

Imagine a country the size of Oregon with nearly 40 million residents. Now, imagine half of them are 16 years of age or younger, few have ever received medical care for any reason and most of the...

 

Appraisal contract approved for Kimball Co.

The Nebraska Department of Revenue approved the $162,575 contract for Stanard Appraisal Services, Inc. to complete work for the Kimball County Assessor’s Office. This information was received by Sherri Winstrom, Kimball County Assessor and relayed...

 

It's great to be Queen, search begins for 2016 royalty

What young lady, aged 16 to 19, wouldn’t want a $250 scholarship, $75 in Chamber Dollars, and a pedicure or manicure? That is what the 2016 Farmer’s Day Queen will be awarded once chosen. Applications are currently being accepted for the position...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Yundi Hu (Cece)

New foreign exchange student, Yundi Hu (known here as Cece), may have been born a city girl but she is enjoying small town living and is very happy to be part of the Mark and Tiffani Anderson family....

 

Albert Elenberger

Albert Elenberger, 91, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Friday, September 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Kimball Presbyterian...

 

Gene Strasheim

Gene A. Strasheim, of Colorado Springs, passed away on August 31 after a long illness, ending a life filled with family and friends who loved him for his wit, humor, playfulness and compassion. Gene w...

 

John J. Berg

John J. Berg, 73, of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Kimball, NE died on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson. Services for John will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday,...

 

Marthajane "Jane" Merryfield

Marthajane "Jane" Merryfield, 80, of Kimball, died at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,...

 

Alan D. Jackson

Alan Dale Jackson, 77 died Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016 at his home in Niangua, MO, near Springfield. A memorial service was held at that time. He was born July 13, 1938 in Dix, Neb. to Elton G. Jackson and Neva M. (Wright) Jackson. He was preceded in...

 

Raves, rants and reality

There are so many great items to RAVE about this week, that it makes my heart sing (hope you don't mind me borrowing your saying, Larissa). I want to first start with Sunday's Fun Day at Beer &...

 

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...

 

Yard of the Week

The home of Chauncey and Stephanie Pedersen on the corner of 700 S. Webster in Kimball blooms in fall colors with cheery yellow wild sunflowers, Black-eyed Susans, butterfly bushes and a currant...

 

Wildcats win latest battle with 59-51 victory over the Coyotes

After two tough losses to begin the season, the Banner County Wildcats walked away with their first win over the Potter-Dix Coyotes on Friday, Sept. 9. "The game was a good battle, both teams played....

 

Potter-Dix struggles to overcome inexperience

Bouncing back from two tough weeks of opening play, the Potter-Dix football team put up a fight against neighboring Banner County in league play. Athletes have been working on pursuit and tackling fundamentals in practice this season, according to he...

 

Kimball hosts WTC cross country

Runners converged on Four Winds Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 9 for the Western Trails Conference cross country meet. Teams competing at the Kimball site were Banner County, Bayard, Bridgeport,...

 

Lady Coyotes get pair of wins

The Potter-Dix Coyotes volleyball squad put a couple more notches in the win column this weekend as they took part in the Gordon-Rushville tournament. The Coyotes defeated Mitchell 2-1. Scores for the games were 25-21, 21-25, 23-25. The Ladies also...

 

Lady Wildcats drop two

The Banner County Lady Wildcats took part in the Bayard Triangular, last week, and came up a bit short. Banner County squared off against the Bayard Tigers and lost 2-0. Scores for those games were 3-25, 19-25. The ladies also played against Sioux...

 

Lady Horns struggle with tough competition, long week of play

The Lady Longhorn Volleyball team's struggle with consistency cost them two more wins when they traveled to Potter for the Sept. 8 triangular with Mitchell and Potter-Dix, in just two sets each. "Our...

 

Jock Talk

Starting off with a bit of golf today, be sure and call the Pro Shop at the Four Winds before heading out as they have been sanding and plugging the greens and you might find limited holes in use. Four Winds Pro Chad Wise said there will be open...

 

Demolition derby to return with a bang

The Kimball Ag Society will once again host a Demolition Derby, its largest fundraiser, at the Kimball Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 24 beginning at 3 p.m., with a beer garden opening at 1 p.m. Last year there were 25 participants, 15 the year...

 

2016 "experimental" year for Farmer's Day Mud Volleyball

2016 will be the inaugural year for the Kimball Farmer’s Day Mud Volleyball tournament, on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Kimball County Fairgrounds. This year is “experimental” according to event coordinator Regan Hinton, who hopes for at least...

 

Commissioners approve updates to courthouse ladies room

On September 6, the Kimball County Commissioners met for their regular bi-monthly meeting covering many aspects of the county’s welfare. In commissioner reports Board member Daria Faden reported a possible art contest to decorate the shuttle, as...

 

Ambulance Task Force representative presents findings to County

Kimball County Commissioners Board and Kimball County Ambulance Task Force look into possible interfaculty services to better serve Kimball County. Members of the Kimball County Ambulance Task Force presented their findings on September 6 to the...

 

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