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Articles from the September 30, 2021 edition

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Farmers Day 2021

The people who bring Farmers Day to Kimball every year are the volunteers. It takes dozens and dozens of people willing to give their time and energy to make a successful Farmers Day. This includes...

 

Kimball's Other Guest Exhibit

Kimball Public Library has an educational exhibition of the events and circumstances of Sept. 11, 2001. The poster exhibits from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, titled "September 11, 2001: The Day that...

 

ROGER DOHSE, GRAPE GROWER

Heading north out of Kimball on Highway 71, the last thing in late summer that you would expect to see is a group of people picking grapes from a vineyard and rocking to their music. About three...

 

SUPER SOUP SUPPER

A large crowd attended the annual Farmers Day soup supper at the Kimball senior center on Friday evening.... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 30, 2021

September Out The Door, But Youth Group Ready To 'Ignite'

Well folks, just like that, September is out the door and here comes October! Man how the time sure does fly. Beautiful time of the year and for this weekend the Autumn Adventure Play Zone is open at the Riverside Zoo with a giant pyramid, hay maze,...

 

Gayle Marie Grimm

Gayle Marie Grimm, 79, of Gering, passed away at home on September 21, 2021. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 27 and her funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, both... Full story

 

Donald E. Buddecke

Donald E. Buddecke, 77, passed away September 21, 2021 in Fort Mohave, AZ. He was born in Kimball on Dec. 16, 1943 to Catharine and Antone Buddecke and was 1 of 13 children. Kimball was his home for o...

 

Helen S. Policky

Helen S. Policky, age 101, of Sidney, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Kimball. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Prairie West Church in Potter with Pastor Warren... Full story

 

Longhorns XC Competes In Ogallala

The Kimball Longhorn cross county team was in action at the Ogallala Invite on Sept. 23. In the varsity girls division, Chantel Malson competed against the Ogallala, Cozad, Gothenburg, McCook and Chadron girls. She ran in 26th place with a time of...

 

It's Miller Time At 40th Annual Fun Run

Braxton MIller, the rising Kimball junior high runner, beat all competition and all ages in the 40th annual Farmers Day Fun Run's 2 mile race last Saturday. Miller won handily with a time of 13:54....

 

No. 2 Potter-Dix Wins Shootout, 68-50

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team is ranked number 2 in the Six-Man standings and has had little trouble with their competition early in the season. But they Coyotes had a true test on Friday as they traveled to Arthur to match up against the...

 

WTC Tourney Time For VB Longhorns

Kimball’s Lady Longhorns volleyball team play in the WTC Tournament at Mitchell this week. The first round opponent is Bayard at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The tournament follows a stretch in which the team remained winless before hosting Pine Bluffs on...

 

Images of Farmers Day-Hamburger Feed

Considered to be the heroes of the hamburger feed, Ryan McElroy, Brian Williams and Gene Golding endure the heat and smoke to cook hundreds of hamburgers....

 

Images of Farmers Day-Royalty

From left, Farmers Day attendant Katie Heeg, queen Payton Wise and attendant Charlotte Hargreaves pose for a royal photograph....

 

Images of Farmers Day-Bike Race

Delilah Lukassen, 3, gets a little extra help from her dad, Colby, while little sister, Millie, 1, gets a free ride....

 

Images of Farmers Day-Parade

Kimball volunteer fireman Mark Nelson and his daughter, Nova, occupy the antique fire truck that led the procession of Kimball fire trucks....

 

Images of Farmers Day-Derby

Former demolition derby driver Michael Sabola raises the green flag to start the event. He participated in every previous derby but was unable to this year as he is fighting cancer...

 

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