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Articles from the October 13, 2016 edition

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Huff resigned

Former Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff’s last day as an employee of the City of Kimball was Thursday, Oct. 6, according to City Administrator Daniel Ortiz. Huff tendered his resignation, dated October 7, 2016, and addressed to the Kimball Mayor...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 13, 2016

Community agreeable to appraisers

According to Sherry Winstrom, County Assessor, Stanard Appraisal Services Inc., began reappraising rural residential properties on September 19. Three groups, with each group consisting of both Kimball County and Stanard employees, then went out...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Emily Stull

Kimball loves to see her children come back home. Past Kimball graduate Emily Stull did just that. Like many Kimball graduates, Emily Stull moved away to attend college following high school...

 

Santa's Helpers prep for upcoming season

Santa’s Helpers are busy preparing for his annual trek to Kimball and they have a busy and fun-filled season planned! “We are bringing back a lot of events that I used to do when I was at the Chamber,” board member Kim Baliman said. “We reall...

 

Preparation is key for winter driving

Winter weather is coming, sooner rather than later. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway shared some important winter driving safety tips. Preparing ahead of time is key, and Gillway added that getting your car serviced is important for the winter...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 13, 2016

Diverse discussion and typical business for commissioners

Although normal business was quite typical for the Kimball County Board of Commissioners, discussion and action items for the Board proved to be more diverse during their first bi-monthly meeting of October. The first item up for discussion was the...

 

Kenneth L. Bowman

Kenneth L. Bowman, 83, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Monday, October 3, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Kimball Cemetery with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Friends may call at the...

 

Letter to the editor

A school superintendent told his assistant superintendent, “Next Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Halley’s Comet will appear over this area. This is an event which occurs only once every 75 years. Call the school principals and have them assemble their...

 

Letter to the editor

I need my sugar fix first thing in the morning. If you give me a spoon full of cane sugar or beet sugar, makes no difference. It tastes and looks exactly the same. How can that be? One is a green stock and one is a brown beet. We are in sugar beet...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Relationships Shouldn’t Be Scary. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we want our community to think about what makes a relationship scary. Reading this, you might think you don’t need this information but it may be...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    October 13, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 

Longhorns mark their first win of the season

The Kimball Longhorns (1-6) logged their first victory of the season against the Bayard Tigers (1-6) on Friday, Oct. 7 with a final score of 42-28. Sophomore Izaac Reuter was able to complete half of his passes against the Tigers, for a total of 55 p...

 

Lady Coyotes shut out week

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes, ranked third in class D-2 rankings for Nebraska, racked up three more wins last week, bringing their season to 21-1 going into the MAC tournament, scheduled for Saturday,...

 

Barker takes SPVA and WTC

The High School ran the SPVA meet in Grant on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and then we turned around and ran Western Trails Conference in Kimball on Friday, Oct. 7. Kimball placed 3rd at SPVA out of 7 teams...

 

Lady Horns bring home a win from Morrill

The Kimball Lady Longhorns fell to Bayard and Potter-Dix during a home triangular hosted on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Lady Horns put up a fight against Bayard first. Leading the attack for the Horns were...

 

Jock Talk

What a good week for Kimball High Athletics! The Kimball boys won their first football game of the season with a convincing 42-28 victory at Bayard. The Lady Longhorns volleyball team picked up a win at Morrill, and the Boy’s cross country team...

 

Banner County Wildcats fell to Hyannis

Banner County suffered a 67-28 loss to the Hyannis Longhorns on Friday, Oct. 7. No stats were available for this game. Our problem we had against Hyannis was self-inflicted mistakes, turnovers, penalties and missed tackles,” coach Charles Jones...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 13, 2016

Fireman's Open House and Fire Prevention Week

The second week of October every year marks Fire Prevention Week throughout the country. Originally the event was created to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people,...

 

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