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Articles from the September 17, 2015 edition

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City looks at $25 fee for scheduled disconnects who have paid bill

The Kimball Board of Public Works suggested to charge a $25 fee for residents scheduled for utility disconnection but who pay before their utilities are disconnected at its Sept. 8 meeting. The board is scheduled to vote on the matter at its next...

 

LEARNING PROPER FLAG FOLDING

Youngsters intently watch as veterans Walt Witt, left, and Joe Hernandez show them proper flag folding techniques at the weekly Club Next after school program at the Kimball Public Library. The theme...

 

School board keeps tax rate level

The Kimball Board of Education held its first regular meeting with new members Heather Norberg and Carrie Tabor on Monday night. Norberg and Tabor were chosen to replace former board members Jared Schnell and Theresa Keller, who both resigned last...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Racing has always run in the blood of Kimball 8-year old

Eight-year-old Bransyn Kiefer, already a champion drag racer, won the Junior Dragster Challenge Aug. 29 at the Julesburg (Colo.) racetrack. The prize? A coveted Wally – an named in honor of the...

 

A look at the City of Kimball budget as process wraps up for fiscal year

This budget process for the City of Kimball is nearly complete. The public hearing for the budget was held Tuesday. The budget for the coming fiscal year shows proposed shortfalls built into the budget that can be attributed to funds that are coming...

 

Grant provides Kimball K9 with 'ballistic' vest

The Kimball Police Department’s K9 Xana has been awarded a ballistic vest thanks to the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.. The vest was sponsored by animal lovers, Henry and Martha Moret of Colorado. K9 Xana’s vest will be emb...

 

Arlene Koester

Arlene Koester, 76, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be...

 

Lynda C. Wasielewski

Lynda C. Wasielewski, 61, of Bushnell, died at her home in Bushnell on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Cremation has been held and there will be no services held at this time. There will be a private burial...

 

Nancy Jo (Hickman) Hoffmann

Nancy Jo (Hickman) Hoffmann, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in North Platte. Nancy was born March 7, 1944, to Ellis and Carol (Prine) Hickman in Kimball. She was the oldest of three children,...

 

Veterans History Project: Donald C. Larson, U.S. Army

As was the case much of the time, the Cheyenne County Selective Service System was doing its job, drafting young men to help fill the ranks of the Army, mainly. After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, the manpower needs of the military were very...

 

Kimball Kamakazee Klub remote control airshow is Sept. 27

Kimball Kamakazee Klub is hosting a Remote Control Airplane Fun Fly on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Kimball County Airport R/C field. The field is three miles south and a one half mile west of Kimball’s only stoplight. Rick Kirby, event coordinator...

 

'Coffee with a Forester' set for Sept. 29 in Kimball

Nebraska Extension in Kimball-Banner Counties is hosting a “Coffee with a Forester” workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to address some questions about the status of trees this year, how to keep a tree healthy and also talk about proper tree pruning....

 

ARCPLC Farm Program signup deadline is Sept. 30

Enrollment in the 2014 and 2015 Average Revenue Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARCPLC) Farm programs will end on Sept. 30, according to Robert J. Nagel, Kimball County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director. Nagel said this is the third and...

 

GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING

The Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ribbon cutting last week at The Smokehouse restaurant, located at 209 S. Chestnut in Kimball. Pictured, from left, are chamber...

 

Kimball Concert Association ticket sales underway Sept. 23

The membership campaign for the Kimball Concert Association will begin Sept. 23, 2015. Admission to the concerts are by membership only. Concerts are held in the Harry E. McNees Auditorium at the High School at 7:30 p.m. several times throughout...

 

Lady Longhorns win tourney in solid week

The Kimball volleyball team posted a 5-1 record last week, including a win at the Gordon-Rushville tournament last weekend. The Lady Longhorns opened the week Tuesday at Garden County, where they spli...

 

Banner County cancels remainder of football season

Injuries and lack of participation have ended the Banner County High School football season prematurely, and could put its future in doubt. Banner County activities director Kari Gifford confirmed Monday that the school canceled the remaining six...

 

Kimball has strong showing in own meet

Kimball had a strong showing in its own cross country meet held last Friday at Four Winds Golf Course. The Kimball boys finished third in the meet, while the Kimball girls took fourth place. In the...

 

Longhorns fight hard but fall to Mitchell

Kimball battled Mitchell tough until the final gun, but the visiting Tigers came away victorious with a 35-21 win over the Longhorns Friday night at Keith Staehr Field. The teams each stalled on...

 

Banner runners perform well at Kimball Invite

Courtney Knisley finished 13th to lead the Banner County cross country team last Friday at the Kimball Invitational. Knisley finished the girls varsity race in a time of 24:15. Josh Boston finished...

 

Lady Wildcats have tough week

It was a tough week for the Banner County volleyball team as the Lady Wildcats dropped four matches. Banner opened play last Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Hay Springs at a triangular held in Hemingford. The Lady Wildcats fell 25-12 and 25-18. Behind...

 

Potter-Dix volleyball splits at Mitchell

MITCHELL - Despite stepping up three classes, the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes proved they were every bit the equal of their opponents at a Mitchell Triangular Thursday night. The Lady Coyotes first...

 

Coyotes fall to Caliche

Potter-Dix dropped its football game Friday night to visiting Caliche (Colo.) by a 48-6 score. The Coyotes fell to 0-2 with the defeat. They are back in action Friday with a 6:30 p.m. game against...

 

Lady Coyotes sweep Minatare, Caliche

In addition to Thursday’s play at Mitchell, the Potter-Dix volleyball team also swept Minatare and Caliche (Colo.) in play last week. The Lady Coyotes rolled to a 3-0 win at Minatare last Tuesday. They won 25-9, 25-5 and 25-5 to take the match...

 

Hunter safety classes begin Sept. 28

A hunter safety class will be offered for those age 11 and up on Sept 28, Sept. 30 and Oct 2. The classes begin at 6:30 p.m. each night and there is no cost to attend. The course, presented by Joe Singleton, will be given at the McConnell Sale Barn,...

 

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