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Articles from the September 17, 2020 edition

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RV Park Gets New Look, New Life

With a few months of the camping season under their belt, High Point RV Park, located just off the I-80 Kimball exit, celebrated with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 12. Owners John and Karen... Full story

 

HE MADE A DIFFERENCE HERE

The AmeriCorps Maple 50 team, which has been working in the Kimball area for the past month, suffered the loss of one of its team members, Andre Garcia. Jessica Rocha from the Visitors Center reported that Andre had a rapidly progressing medical...

 

School Board Approves Budget

The Kimball School Board met Monday, Sept. 14, for a public hearing on the Property Tax Levy for 2020-21 and for the General Fund and Special Building Fund request. The board later conducted their regular meeting. Charts showing valuations, property...

 

County Taxes Nearly Level

The Kimball County Commissioners conducted a public hearing to receive comment on the proposed Kimball County Budget and a public hearing for setting the Final Property Tax Request. By a 3-0 vote, the commissioners approved the tax request for...

 

Idaho Woman Dies In Banner County Accident

A woman was killed in a Saturday evening rollover at 7:20 p.m. on Highway 71 in Banner County at mile marker 36. Although the crash is still under investigation, the Nebraska State Patrol reported that the vehicle was southbound and crossed the...

 

GOING OLD SCHOOL

The Plains Historical Society opened its doors Friday afternoon for the public to take a look at work done on the old high school and museum exhibits. The open house brought dozens of people out to...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 17, 2020

Banner County Looks At Farmer's Day Events In Kimball

Good morning! Beautiful summer day in store for us today. Maybe not tomorrow! I found this quote the other day: “ The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from summer cottons into its winter wool.” – by Henry...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Cindy Rasmussen has been living in her home at 314 S. Washington St for about 12 years. It was her father’s house and she lived there as a child, moved away and then came back to her hometown. She...

 

Longhorn Golfers WTC Champs

The Kimball Lady Longhorn golf team racked up another win in capturing the championship of the Western Trails Conference Tournament held at Mitchell this past Thursday shooting the low team score of...

 

Banner Falls To Crawford; Coach Sees Slow Progress

The Banner County Wildcats traveled to Crawford on Friday, Sept. 11. Although the final score was 53-0, in which the Wildcats lost, the one positive, according to Banner County's coach, was that at...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Longhorn Boys Third In Kimball Cross Country Invite

Kimball’s Boys cross country team was able to earn a third place showing at the Kimball Invitational on Friday, with sophomore Matthew Johnson and senior Connor Cluff leading the Longhorns runners... Full story

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Longhorns Volleyball Breaks Into Win Column

It has been a slow start for Kimball’s Lady Longhorn Volleyball team, coming into last week without a win, and full slate of tough competitors ahead. Coach Ferguson’s team started the week on the road against Bridgeport and Garden County, and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Potter-Dix Volleyball Wins Twice In Tough Week

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball team had a busy week, traveling to Kimball for a Triangular on Thursday, then traveling for a Quadrangular at Bridgeport on Saturday. On Thursday, the Lady Coyotes lost their first match to a sharp Mitchell team...

 

That's A Wrap For Women's Golf Association Season

The Kimball Women’s Golf Association concluded their golf season with a dinner at the Sagebrush followed by awards, checks and final standings. The traditional end of the season “Horse Race” Tournament was won by Klinginsmith/Keeler, Anderson/R...

 

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