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Articles from the October 7, 2021 edition

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30 x 30, Bindweed Have Local Attention

The Kimball County Commissioners encountered lengthy discussions on several items at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Topping the list of lengthy discussions was bindweed, which is abundant and located throughout the city and county. Rick Wrangler,... Full story



"I have the cream of the crop," Dar Gardner stated when referring to the 69 RV trailers parked in Stahla's North Court RV Park. She has 70 total spots and will have that last one filled this week....



As the housing market has skyrocketed in neighboring Colorado, the lower home prices, cost of living and relaxed life style in the western part of Nebraska have become appealing to a select number of...



The Kimball Concert Association will host David Shannon on Thursday, Oct. 14. Shannon grew up in Ireland and has been signing professionally for more than 25 years. He is renowned for his engaging style and charming personality. He recently released... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    October 7, 2021

Community Supper Oct. 14 At The School

Good morning! Hope this finds you all enjoying some fall weather. Little quieter in the Valley, or so it seems. On this Saturday, October 9th, there will be a class at the BF Farm in Bayard. “Paint and Cider With Kelly” will run from 1-3 p.m....



The 2021 Potter-Dix High School Homecoming Royalty are, from left, attendant Niko Koon, queen Kendal Nielsen, king Thomas Muldoon, attendant Jared Anton and Ana Manning. The crownbearers are Tulsa...



Demolition derby cars went after one another in front of a large crowd on a warm Farmers Day afternoon. Here are the results. Chain Up: 1-#83 Andrew Grentz, 2 #17 Jeff Paxton, #40J Mike Saballa-Kirk... Full story


Gun Raffle Winners

Here are the Plains Historical Society 2021 gun raffle winners. 2062 Firstier Bank 355 Lola Huston-Elizabeth, CO 640 Victoria Craeger-Alliance, NE 773 Bill Vezina-Travers City, MI 923 Keith Wasielewski-Bushnell 140 Bill’s Trucking-Kimball 714...



The patriotic quilt made by Jan Sears for the Farmers Day Quilt Show was raffled off and Jeff Nelson was the winner.... Full story


Operation Christmas Child

Trinity United Methodist Church is presenting an opportunity for everyone to participate in Operation Christmas Child. The church has committed to fill 500 “shoeboxes” for Christmas presents to boys and girls around the world. If interested in... Full story


Kimball Football Homecoming

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Kimball Sharks youth football team will play the Pine Bluff Hornets in Kimball at the Keith Staehr Field. The homecoming football game will feature a KHS cheer halftime dance performance, a mini cheer camp, and the KHS band.... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    October 7, 2021

Wise, Heeg Return To State

Payton Wise and Katie Heeg are taking Longhorn Nation back to State. Wise qualified by winning her third straight District C-5 individual championship Monday with a round of 80 at Four Winds Golf... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2021

No. 2 Coyotes Roll On, 70-6

The No. 2 ranked D-6 Potter-Dix Coyotes remain unbeaten as they had no trouble defeating the visiting South Platte Blue Knights, 70-6, on Homecoming Night in Potter on Friday. The winless Blue...


Tough Road Trip For P-D VB

After two straight wins on Sept. 25, Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball had three straight losses on the road to drop to 6-12. On Sept. 28, P-D traveled to Bayard for a triangular meet, and first faced off against host Bayard. The Lady Tigers...


Kimball VB Tastes Victory

The Kimball Lady Longhorns on Sept. 30 traveled to the WTC Volleyball Tournament at Mitchell and came away with their first two wins. In their first match against Bayard, Kimball lost 25-12 and 25-19. Seniors Amy Birkhofer and Tianna Stierwalt each h...


The Champs

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nebraska State High School Volleyball Championships.  The Nebraska Schools Activities Association would like to commemorate this milestone by having the...



The Kimball High School marching band proceeds down 2nd Street during the 2021 Farmers Day Parade....


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