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Articles from the October 10, 2019 edition

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 By Jim Orr    News    October 10, 2019

The Seeds Have Been Sown

The theme for the 2019 Kimball Farmer's Day celebration was "Sowing Seeds of Success." That phrase may apply to the event itself. Some new events this year, such as the bike race and cornhole tourname... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    October 10, 2019

Winter Blast Expected To Grip Area Till Friday

Kimball County’s early blast of winter-like weather this week was expected to bring 3 to 4 inches of snow, icy roads and hazardous travel conditions through Friday morning, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne warned. All of which followed a te...


Key New Extension Educator Starts Here

Jason L. Weigle has been appointed Extension Educator in Community Vitality for the Nebraska Extension that serves Kimball County and is based in Sidney. His appointment was announced by Extension...


A Classic Ride

Mark Nelson drives a vintage yellow Minneapolis-Moline tractor down 2nd Street during this year's Farmer's Day Parade. The classic brand name was last used in 1974, and this G-1000 model was part of... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    October 10, 2019

The Beat Goes On In Banner As First Snowfall Approaches

Good morning Banner County, at least so far. As I write this, we are preparing for our first winter snow. Yuck. I am never ready, and won’t be until about Dec. 24. Too bad, too sad for me; here it comes anyway! Here are a few things going on that...

 By Claire Smith    News    October 10, 2019

Potter Community Cleanup Lives Up To Its Name

The Village of Potter sponsored a fall community cleanup event this past weekend to help residents and businesses get rid of unwanted household and nuisance items for free. Initially held in May...


58 Run In Farmer's Day Races

A total of 58 brave runners ran in this year's Farmer's Day Fun Run, according to Tiffany Johnson, who heads up the project. There were only six runners in the 5-mile race won by Dennis Schildhauer... Full story


Cross Country Team Travels 193 Miles To Canceled Meet

No cross country to report this week thanks to lack of communication from Gothenburg to Kimball. Coach Tiffany Johnson took her cross country team all the way to Gothenburg this past Thursday afternoon (193 miles) only to arrive and be told the meet...


Super Sophomores Soar

Kimball will have two golfers in next week's girls state golf tournament at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte as Payton Wise and Katie Heeg both earned top 10 finishes at the district...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 10, 2019

Lady Coyotes Spike Storm

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyotes travelled to Chappell Friday to take on rival Creek Valley and won three sets to one against a tenacious Lady Storm team that battled throughout the match. Potter-Dix...


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