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Articles from the October 1, 2020 edition

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The Kimball Public Library Book Sale started the 94th Annual Farmer's Day off on Friday afternoon with a large crowd of bookworms getting a bag of books for bargain prices. Following the book sale...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020

Longhorn Golfers Off To District

The Kimball High Girl's Golf Team closeout out the regular season this past week with tournaments at Ogallala and Bridgeport and moved into District Tournament play this past Monday back at Ogallala....

 By Jim Orr    News    October 1, 2020

County On Fast Track To Fill That Seat

The process is in place to swiftly fill the sudden vacancy on the Kimball County Board of Commissioners. Just a few days after former Commissioner Vice Chairman Brandon Mossberg submitted his letter to resign Sept. 22 for “family reasons,” the...

 By Jim Orr    News    October 1, 2020


The Sept. 24 grand opening of Kimball Transit Service's gleaming regional headquarters building in downtown Kimball drew quite a crowd of dozens of visitors and dignitaries for the ribbon cutting,...



The Kimball Nutrition establishment held its open house on Saturday, Sept. 19, in the renovated Longhorn Building. Owners Brittanie Shaw and Kye Hudson have nutrition stores in Scottsbluff and Gering...

 By Barb Cross    News    October 1, 2020

Annual Banner School Book Fair Oct. 5-12

Good morning, Banner County friends near and far. Beautiful today, and for the first time in many days we have clear skies, no smoke! We are having a few cool days here and there, but the lawn mower and the pumpkins are still competing for first plac...


Joshua James Warren

Joshua James Warren, a senior, 17, of Bridgeport, Nebraska, was suddenly taken from us extremely too soon. His Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the... Full story


Marvin J. Smith

Marvin J. Smith, 79, of Bushnell, passed away at the Medical Center of the Rockies on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Cremation will be held and family memorial services will be held at a later date. F...


Gale J. Gehrke

Gale J. Gehrke, 94, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Friday, March 20, 2020.  Private family burial services were previously held in the Kimball Cemetery.   A Celebration of Gale’s... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

P-D Football Powers To 4-0 Start

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated start and moved to 4-and-0 on the season by defeating the favored Arthur County Wolves at Combs Field Friday night. The two high-powered...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020

Junior High Football Offers Hope

The Kimball High football program is suffering right now with a low number of athletes checked out which in turn results and not being able to match up with their opponents and the losses keep piling up. The Horns had to drop to the 8-man game...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Kimball XC Competes at Ogallala

Kimball's Longhorn Cross Country team traveled to Ogallala on Thursday, and the boys squad placed 14th overall in the team competition. Kimball's top finisher was sophomore Matthew Johnson in 53rd place with a time of 20:14.7 followed by freshman...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020


In this crazy year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as might be expected, the number of Runners for the annual Farmer's Day Fun Run were way down, according to the organizer Tiffany Johnson. There were only...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Lady Longhorns Go 1-3 On Week

Kimball's Lady Longhorn Volleyball team has had a tough time getting wins, but were able to grab one this week in the three matches they played. Last Tuesday the 22nd, Kimball traveled to Hershey and were overpowered by the Lady Panthers in straight...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Longhorns Lassoed By Plainsmen, 70-28

Kimball's Longhorn Football team continued to struggle as the fell 70-to-28 to the Perkins County Plainsmen in a game that saw the visitors take an early lead and pull away for a lopsided victory. Plagued by five turnovers, with four in the first...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Lady Coyotes Have Tough Week

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team has had success so far in the season, but went through a difficult week, losing four of five matches, with the last two losses coming at a home tournament on Saturday. The week started well for the Lady...


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