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Articles from the September 29, 2022 edition

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It takes volunteers who make Farmers Day happen every year, and 2022 was no exception. Many of the volunteers are individualswho have served the community for decades. With over 30 years of... Full story


The Farmers Day Meeting

Farmers Day weekend began with a Kimball City Council meeting to address agenda items that were postponed from the council meeting on Tuesday. The council dealt with an annexation, consideration of a future annexation, and set the property tax...


2020 Law Enables Council To Meet Without A Traditional Quorum

On Tuesday, with only two Kimball City Council members present along with the mayor, a law enacted in 2020 was used for the council to conduct an official meeting, according to city attorney Matt Turman. Turman explained how and why a meeting could...



The Kimball County High School Class of 1972 reunited during the Farmer's Day celebration. Here's everyone who attended. Sitting, from left: Patty Hake Schumacher, Amorilys Johnson, Patty Niemann,... Full story


Doctor Returning To Kimball

Dr. James Broomfield, formerly of Kimball Health Services, says he will be returning to town as the primary care physician and medical director at Arrow Medical Center. The center will be opening an office in Kimball in four to six weeks, he said.... Full story


The Antelope Stampede

Jax Anderson, in top photo, appears to be re-thinking his decision to enter into the pie eating contest during this month's 2nd Annual Antelope Stampede Bike Race in Kimball. Jax won the kid's pie... Full story



Doug and Sandy Lukassen of Kimball County were recognized Saturday as Outstanding Farmer for the Farmer's Day Parade in Kimball. The Lukassens have been long-time supporters of 4-H and FFA programs...

 By Barb Cross    News    September 29, 2022

U.S. Rep. Smith Visiting Banner County Oct. 3, Will Take Questions

Good morning, and happy fall to you all, as the saying goes. This past weekend gave us some perfect fall days that were absolutely beautiful., great for all of the action for Farmer’s Day or to visit the Adams Family Pumpkin Patch. This week is...


Banner County Election

The 2022 campaign season continues to be a busy one in Banner County, where lots of folks want change in local government. A lunch with the candidates is planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Banner County Museum. The county Republican... Full story


Richard A. Addleman

Richard A. Addleman, 70, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Friday, September 9, 2022. Cremation has been held. The family will greet friends at 416 Madison Street in Kimball from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022. Please “Come As You... Full story


Marlene Kay Weed

Marlene Kay Weed (Christensen), age 62, was born July 29, 1960, at the Kimball County Hospital in Kimball, Nebraska, to Lloyd and Gwen Christensen. She lived in the Bushnell area and attended... Full story


Frederick John Baltensperger

Frederick John Baltensperger,74, of Gering passed away Saturday, September 17th, 2022, at his home in Gering, NE that he shared with his wife. His funeral service will be held at 1p.m. on Tuesday,... Full story


LaVerne Elizabeth Gadeken

LaVerne Elizabeth Gadeken, 77, of Scottsbluff, died unexpectedly, Friday, September 23, 2022, at her home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the Kimball... Full story


Death Notice

Mary L. Kimzey, 91, of Cheyenne and formerly of Kimball, died at the Life Care Center in Cheyenne on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Cremation has been held and memorial services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home.... Full story



Kimball travelled to Morrill on Friday night to hand the Lions (0-5) a stunning defeat, 46-12. On Friday, Sept. 30, the Bridgeport Bulldogs (4-2) will come to Longhorn Country to face the now 1-4... Full story


6 Longhorns Record Personal Records At Ogallala

On Thursday, the Kimball cross country team will travel to Gothenburg, and then they run in the Western Trail Conference meet at Hemingford on Monday. Next Thursday afternoon, the runners travel to... Full story


Kimball Volleyball Beats Storm

With a win under their belts against the Creek Valley Storm on Monday, the Kimball Longhorns volleyball team went west to take on the Pine Bluffs Hornets on Tuesday. Thursday is the start of WTC at Morrill, where the Longhorns are seeded seventh and...


Lady Coyotes Keep On Winning

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball team continued its torrid start to the season over the last week, notching five more match wins while suffering their first loss of the season. The week moves Potter-Dix to 16-1 on the season. The week’s...


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