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Articles from the October 1, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 1, 2015

Successful 89th annual Farmers Day is in the books

Another successful Farmers Day is in the books with a standout parade, Fun Run, demolition derby, and Kimball Kamakazee Fly-in to name just a few activities held during the packed weekend. There was...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 1, 2015

Local livestock judging team to compete at national competition

A local livestock judging team will compete at a national competition in January. The team of Tyler Shaw of Kimball, Rowdy Keller and Clay Keller, formerly of Kimball, and Payton Flower of Scottsbluff, won district by a landslide and took second plac...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 1, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Joy of running led to O'Brien starting annual Farmers Day Fun Run

The 1970s and 1980s bring several things to mind - disco, big hair and running. Wait? Running? Running was a popular activity during the time, according to local retired teacher Patrick O'Brien, for...

 

Main Street Market named retailer of the year

Panhandle Coop Association, doing business as Main Street Market Kimball, Scottsbluff and Torrington, Wyo., was honored with the most prestigious award Sept. 18 in Omaha at the CenturyLink Center in...

 

CONCRETE WORK

The Best Concrete Solutions, a contractor hired by the City of Kimball, works this week on the wall of the large drainage ditch that runs north of Kimball. During the last big rainstorm, one section...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 1, 2015

Honor flight veterans make stop in Kimball

More than 20 veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were escorted by nearly as many guardians on their way through Nebraska for their Honor Flight. Riders with the Nebraska...

 

Kathryn G Rasmussen

Kathryn G Rasmussen, 91, of Kimball, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Kimball County Manor. Kathryn Rasmussen was born to Carrie and Charles Petersen Nov. 6, 1923, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Her mother,...

 

Kimball, Banner students have strong showings at state fair

There were 14 participants in the state fair with ties to Kimball and Banner counties. The following are the results for each participant. Sarinda Bateman of Kimball: Blue Ribbon for 4H Consumer and...

 

Yes, you can even recycle blue jeans

Blue Jeans. Neil Diamond sang about them in 1979. All have worn them. Once banned from schools, jeans are now a wardrobe staple. But what happens to old jeans? Hand me downs, maybe. Give them to someone who can use them, good idea. Some retail stores...

 

Celebrating Farmers Day 2015

A parade, plenty of food, games and fun, a K9 demonstration, demolition derby and even a wedding reception - yes, a wedding reception - were part of the 89th annual Farmers Day celebration last...

 

Lady Coyotes win home tournament

Potter-Dix swept through the competition to win its own tournament last Saturday. The Lady Coyotes (9-2) defeated Pine Bluffs, Crawford and Morrill on their way to a 3-0 day and tournament...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 1, 2015

Horns rally late before falling to Bayard

Kimball roared back from a 12-0 fourth quarter deficit to take a 13-12 advantage, but the lead did not last long as Bayard came back to defeat the Longhorns, 24-13, last Friday at Keith Staehr Field....

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 1, 2015

Potter-Dix comes out strong, but falls to Hay Springs

POTTER - Potter-Dix started out hot but ultimately fell to Hay Springs, 58-16, last Friday. The chilly night started out well for the Coyotes (0-4) as they quickly got on the scoreboard. With only three minutes off the clock, quarterback Noah Nelson...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 1, 2015

Kimball harriers run at Ogallala, Scottsbluff in busy week

It was a busy week for the Kimball cross country teams last week with meets in Ogallala and Scottsbluff. The Kimball boys finished sixth in Scottsbluff and eighth in Ogallala, while the girls...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2015

Girls golf prepping for district

The Kimball girls golf team finished out the regular season at the Bridgeport Tournament where Lila Moore shot 136 and Natasha Selves 160. Hard to believe but the girls golf season is almost over as...

 

3 Banner runners medal

Three Banner County cross country competitors medaled in their respective divisions at last Tuesday's meet in Scottsbluff. Courtney Knisley medaled with a 19th place finish in the varsity girls race....

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 1, 2015

Lady Longhorns have tough week against larger schools

It was a tough week for the Kimball volleyball team as the Lady Longhorns fell in home matches to Alliance, Gering and Sidney. "We were disappointed that we did not win these games," said Kimball...

 

Lady Wildcats fall to Hyannis

Shay White serves during a match held earlier this season. The Banner County volleyball team fell at Hyannis last Friday in its lone match of the week. The Lady Wildcats (1-8) lost by scores of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2015

Scramble closes out golf league play for the season

A year-end combined scramble closed out league play for both the Thursday Men’s Association and the Four Winds Men’s Association this past Sunday at the Four Winds Golf Course. A total of 24 golfers participated and the pairings were evidently...

 

Lady Coyotes split pair of matches in Paxton tourney

The Potter-Dix volleyball team split a pair of matches last Tuesday in the Paxton Invitational. The Lady Coyotes (9-2) opened play with a 25-10, 17-25 and 25-16 win over Wauneta-Palisade. Alexus Rozel...

 

Winning a 'Wally' at Julesburg

Rodney Rasgorshek of Kimball was awarded a coveted Wally on Saturday, Sept. 19. Rasgorshek won the Race of Champions and was the Super Pro points leader at the Julesburg dragstrip. He competed...

 

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