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Articles from the October 8, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 8, 2015

Is Kimball County the unhealthiest in the state? Maybe, maybe not

Kimball County was recently named the unhealthiest county in Nebraska, based on information gathered by CountyHealthRankings.org – even though the ratings included data from just 78 of 93 counties in the state. According to the report, local...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 8, 2015

Governor touts manufacturing during Friday stop in Kimball

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts touted manufacturing in a brief Kimball stop last Friday afternoon. The governor visited and spoke at George Risk Industries, a manufacturer in Kimball for 50 years. It...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 8, 2015

Sulu named state's top Spanish teacher

Kimball High School can boast another award-winning educator in Spanish teacher Patricia Sulú. Sulú was named the "Spanish Teacher of the Year" by the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Spanish...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 8, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Stahla's years of service include long stint with fire department

Keeping busy has never been an issue for Larry Stahla. The Kimball resident has been involved in a number of activities over the years, and remains active in many of them today. "I have been involved...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 8, 2015

Commissioners appoint Austin Garner as new VSO

The Kimball County Commissioners appointed Austin Garner as the new veterans service officer at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Garner recently returned to Nebraska after spending time in the Army overseas, where he was a flight paramedic....

 

FSA fall crop reporting deadline is Nov. 15

Producers of perennial forage and fall-seeded small grains must submit their 2016 acreage report for those crops to their county Farm Service Agency and to their crop insurance agent by Nov. 15, 2015 according to Robert J. Nagel, Kimball County Farm...

 

South Platte NRD conservation trees now available

Fall is here and the South Platte Natural Resources District is ready to receive orders for conservation trees. Conservation trees and shrubs are a great way to buffer noise and provide privacy and beauty to the landscape. Every year the Natural...

 

Potter native Wendall Gaston to run for Legislature

Wendall Gaston, a former three-term Sidney mayor and long-time pharmacist from Sidney, recently announced that he will be a candidate for the open seat of the 47th District of the Nebraska Legislature in 2016. Gaston is currently serving his fourth...

 

Katheryn Nelson

Katheryn Nelson, 93 of Potter, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care. Katheryn Moore (Hagemeister) Nelson was...

 

Arne R. Christensen

Arne R. Christensen, 86, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Arne Ray Christensen was born in Kimball on Oct. 26, 1928, the son of Niels and Laura (Timm)...

 

Carolyn (Howard) Thompson

Carolyn (Howard) Thompson left this world to meet her Lord on Sept. 27, 2015 while residing at the Golden Living Center, at the age of 87 years. She had been battling cancer, which had gone...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 8, 2015

Open house, presentation at school are events for fire prevention week locally

The National Fire Protection Association established Fire Prevention Week to memorialize the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 – a blaze that burned more than 2,000 acres over the course of two days, took more than 250 lives and left 100,000 homeless. At...

 

Banner takes 34th, Kimball 44th at state range judging

Banner County finished 34th and Kimball took 44th at the state range judging competition held last week in Scottsbluff. The Banner County team consisted of Savannah Jordan, Jacque Stauffer, Bailee...

 

Kellers earn grassland award

Two local families were recently recognized for their excellence in conservation practices at the 2015 Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Annual Conference held at the Younes Conferenc...

 

Pile tabbed KHS 'Student of the Month'

Congratulations to Kimball High School's September Student of the Month, Christopher Pile. Throughout high school, Chris has been involved in many activities. For four years he has been playing saxoph...

 

Working on the Jim Robinson Memorial

Gene Mohr's first period shop class works daily on the design for the Jim Robinson Memorial at the west parking lot of the Kimball Junior/Senior High School. Students, with Mohr's supervision and...

 

Gingerich named to advisory council

Sara Gingerich of Dix was one of 21 members named to the Youth Advisory Council for Congressman Adrian Smith. Gingerich is a senior at Potter-Dix High School. The congressman's office announced the...

 

Medicare Part D workshop set for Oct. 29

Medicare Part D drug coverage costs the government and beneficiaries far less than originally projected by using competition between insurance companies to improve quality and reduce costs. People with Medicare can learn about Part D and find out how...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 8, 2015

Longhorns rally for 14-13 win at Cambridge

Kimball rallied for its first win of the season last Friday in Cambridge. The Longhorns erased a 13-0 deficit and came back for a 14-13 victory. "I thought the guys played really well," said Kimball...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 8, 2015

Kimball volleyball rolls to 3-0 win at Burns

The Kimball varsity volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 win at Burns last Thursday in its only action of the week. The Lady Longhorns won 25-14, 25-18 and 25-17 to improve to 11-4 on the season. The...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 8, 2015

Potter-Dix sweeps Creek Valley

POTTER - Potter-Dix found three different ways to win Thursday night. The Lady Coyotes (12-2) won a nip and tuck battle in game one, roared back from a 7-1 deficit in game two and jumped out to the...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 8, 2015

Kimball boys finish seventh, girls take 11th place at Gothenburg Invitational

The Kimball boys cross country team finished seventh and the girls placed 11th at the Gothenburg Invitational last week. "We were pleased with how are runners competed at Gothenburg, especially...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 8, 2015

Kimball junior high football teams fall to Mitchell

In Kimball Junior High football action to report, Kimball suffered losses to Mitchell with the 7th grade falling 24-0 and the 8th grade losing 40-26. Coach Dane Wurdeman said the 7th grade team “Had a tough loss.” “Mitchell has a really nice...

 

Lady Wildcats pick up second win

The Banner County volleyball team picked up its second win of the season last week as it topped Sioux County in the Morrill tournament. The Lady Wildcats opened play in the Saturday tournament with a 2-1 win over Sioux County. They won by scores of...

 

3 Banner County runners medal at Bayard meet

Banner County had three runners medal last week at the Bayard cross country Invitational. Courtney Knisley finished seventh in the varsity girls race with a time of 21:46. She once again medaled in the meet. Knisley was not too far behind the...

 

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