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Articles from the October 9, 2014 edition

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Homecoming Royalty

Ivana Valle was crowned homecoming queen, while Damien Rutledge was crowned homecoming king at halftime of Friday's football game. Pictured, from left, are: Alexis Gawith, Michael Ferguson, Ivana...

 

Homecoming fun

It's Spiderman, Batwoman, a tooth and Nerds? Or maybe it's a bunch of Kimball High School students dressed in quite an array of costumes last Thursday for Costume Day, which was held during...

 

City budget sees huge jump

It is the beginning of a new fiscal year, and the City of Kimball recently passed a new budget. The budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is $24,809,594.95, a huge jump from the roughly $8 million the city spent last year. “The budget that is propos...

 

Crash causes city to lose power Sept. 30

Just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 30, a vehicle struck an electrical pole near the cemetery and caused a power outage through parts of Kimball for five or more hours. The driver fled the scene of the accident. The city was without power until almost 6 a.m....

 

Train cars derail last week in Kimball

Three railroad workers investigate the train car derailment that occurred Thursday, Oct. 2. No other information was available as of press time....

 

Smoke detector safety promoted during fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week 2014 is this week, and local fire departments are spreading awareness by talking about this year’s theme, which emphasizes smoke detector safety. The Kimball Fire Department visited Mary Lynch Elementary school and taught...

 

IRS mandates changes in operations of golf course pro shop

The Kimball City and County Park and Recreation Executive and Operating Boards met Sept. 30 for the purpose of looking at management proposals for the Four Winds Golf Course Pro Shop. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently told the city and...

 

City to make electrical repairs Thursday, Oct. 9

The City of Kimball’s Electric Department will finalize some repairs to the city’s electric distribution system. The repairs stem from last week’s accident that damaged a utility pole and caused a power outage around 1 a.m. last Tuesday. While...

 

Booster Club apparel

Tammy Land, Laurie Spicer and Megan Spicer sell Booster Club apparel during last week's volleyball game....

 
 By John Verser    News    October 9, 2014

State treasurer touts office budget cuts, transparency during re-election bid

Don Stenberg touted his office’s transparency and reduction in spending as two reasons why he should be re-elected state treasurer during a stop last week in Kimball. Stenberg, the incumbent, faces two challengers in the race - Democrat Michael J....

 

Richard Takeshi Yanaga

Richard Takeshi Yanaga, 63, of Kimball, died Sept. 26, 2014 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., following a brief illness. Richard was born Aug. 12, 1951 in Denver, Colo., the son of...

 

British documentary filmmaker, author to speak Oct. 19 at Kimball Public Library

British documentary film maker and author Tim Slessor will be in Kimball on Sunday, Oct. 19, to speak at the Kimball Public Library as part of Chadron State College's pilot Practitioner-in-Residence program. Doors will open to the public at 2 p.m. Ti...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 9, 2014

Gilliland inducted into Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame

Kimball's Bruce Gilliland was inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame this past Monday evening in ceremonies held at the Country Club of Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bruce, who turned age 97...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 9, 2014

Walker headed to state golf tournament

Kimball's Jaycie Walker added two more major accomplishments to her list of golfing goals by earning top ten medals at both the Best in the West Tournament held at Gering this past week and then her...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 9, 2014

Longhorns trample Cambridge, 33-6

The Kimball High football team treated a homecoming crowd to a 33-6 Longhorn victory this past Friday evening extending their season record to 4 and 2. On a near perfect football evening, Jon Withrow...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 9, 2014

Special teams hurt Wildcats in loss to Minatare

Special teams set the tone early on Friday night. Minatare scored touchdowns on a pair of kickoff returns and a punt return in the first quarter and went on to defeat Banner County, 66-31. The...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 9, 2014

Lady Longhorns fall to Burns

The Burns Lady Broncs Volleyball Team came to Kimball this past Thursday evening and demonstrated why they are 12-3 on the season and coming off a championship of the always tough Potter-Dix...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 9, 2014

Kimball runners race to personal best times at Gothenburg

The Kimball High Cross Country Team ran at Gothenburg this past week and the coaches were elated that every runner ran a season best personal best time. In a large field of 24 teams and l45 boys,...

 

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