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Articles from the October 15, 2015 edition

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City freezes KKB funding as agreement remains unsigned

The City of Kimball has frozen its contributions to Keep Kimball Beautiful until a working agreement between the two entities can be reached. City Administrator Daniel Ortiz updated the council regarding the drafted agreement between the city and...

 

BCHS homecoming royalty

Chelsea Knisley was named Banner County High School homecoming queen and Garrett Grubbs was tabbed homecoming king in a brief ceremony after Friday's volleyball match against Arthur County. Pictured,...

 

Kimball school board looks at snow removal

The Kimball Board of Education debated options for snow removal, including the potential purchase of a pickup truck and snow blade, during its regularly scheduled meeting held Monday night. Superintendent Marshall Lewis outlined several options,...

 

Friends and Neighbors: KHS sophomore to sing as part of national FFA chorus in Louisville

Leisha Casimiro does not remember a time when she has not been singing. Soon, the 16-year old daughter of Patrick and Melanie Casimiro will be singing halfway across the country. The Kimball High...

 

Grand jury to convene Nov. 9 in Estrada-Perez's death

Nov. 9 is the day a grand jury will convene in the case of a Minnesota man who allegedly attempted suicide while in custody in the Kimball County Jail and later died. Jesus Estrada-Perez, 28, was...

 

CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTINGS

The Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings at Wind Break Bar and Grill and Inspection Oilfield Services....

 

Council discusses meter reading system

The Kimball City Council discussed the purchase of a new meter reading system last week in its first meeting of the new fiscal year. “Several of you have asked me to kind of bring back to the council every month or so a specific capital...

 

Banner Capital Bank acquires Oregon Trail Bank

Roger Wynne, President/CEO of Banner County Bank Corporation of Harrisburg, has announced Banner’s acquisition of Oregon Trail Bank in Guernsey, Wyo. Banner County Bank Corporation is a locally owned bank holding company which owns Banner Capital B...

 

Nancy A. Smith

Nancy A. Smith, 73, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Nancy Ann Smith was born in Schuyler on January 7, 1942, the daughter of Louis and Edna (Bohac) Wurdeman....

 

Cheryl Jean (Toombs) Rasgorshek

Cheryl Jean (Toombs) Rasgorshek, 66, of Lincoln passed away at home on Tuesday morning, Oct. 6, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on March 22, 1949, in York to Wayne and Maxine...

 

Earl "Bud" Klassen

Earl “Bud” Klassen, 84, of Kimball, died at Ft. Collins Health Center in Ft. Collins, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Robert Karnish...

 

Banner County Schools using local beef, pork for meals when possible

Consuming locally produced food is a growing trend and this movement has become so popular that it has inspired a new word – locavore, meaning someone who prefers to eat food grown locally or food that has not traveled far to market. In rural...

 

New York pastors visit Wyoming, Panhandle

From Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod sponsored a pastoral conference in Cheyenne. Pastors from Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado hosted clergy from New York, including Long...

 

Masonic Lodge holding coat drive for children

The James L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge 294 in Kimball is holding its annual 'Free Coats 4 Kids' drive. To drop off a coat for a child, visit the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce, Jen's Barber...

 

Kimball school to hold public forum Oct. 21

The opportunity to listen to community priorities and expectations has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21, by the Kimball Board of Education. The public session will take place at 901 S. Nadine St., the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School Student Center,...

 

Neil Diamond tribute Oct. 22 is first community concert for 2015-16 season

“A Tribute to Neil Diamond” featuring Denny Diamond and his sons, Spenser and Lucas, sometimes referred to as “the jewels,” is the first community concert for the 2015 season. This tribute band is well known for their fun family show. It feat...

 

Incorrectly using green dumpsters leads to landfill woes

This landfill is a dump! As local contractor Z & S Construction, along with subcontractors, cover the filled cell, landfill supervisor Jim Schulte is moving mountains to clear up needed topsoil...

 

Kimball native earns distinguished young alumni award at Chadron State

Kimball native Dr. Eric Barp and his wife, Jennifer, each received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Chadron State College last weekend. Dr. Eric Barp is now a foot and ankle surgeon in...

 

BCHS land judging finishes seventh

The Banner County High School FFA land judging team finished seventh at the district competition held last week in Sheridan County. The team of Jacque Stauffer, Savannah Jordan, Cole Blanke and...

 

Open house, demonstration highlight Fire Prevention Week

Members of the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department hosted their annual open house for the public last Wednesday night. Those who attended the event had the chance to enjoy free food and beverages, look...

 

Lady Wildcats win pair of matches

The Banner County volleyball team picked up a pair of wins last Tuesday before dropping a tough homecoming contest to Arthur County. The Lady Wildcats opened a home triangular last Tuesday with a...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 15, 2015

Kimball cross country shows well at conference meets

The Kimball cross country teams performed well in a pair of conference meets last week. The Kimball boys finished third in the SPVA conference meet and took fourth at the Western Trails conference...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 15, 2015

Longhorns fall to state-ranked North Platte St. Pat's

The state-ranked North Platte St. Pat's football team made things tough for Kimball last Friday, as the visiting team rolled to a 49-0 win at Keith Staehr Field. "There's not much else to say except t...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 15, 2015

Kimball volleyball posts 2-1 week

The Kimball volleyball team posted a pair of wins last week as the Lady Longhorns topped Bayard in a triangular and win at home against Morrill. Kimball is now 12-5 on the season. In Thursday's...

 

Garrett, Golding win golf tourney

The two-person team of Ty Garrett and Gene Golding won top honors at the Four Winds Fund Raiser Golf Tournament held this past Sunday. In the third year of this annual affair it has grown in popularity with 52 golfers, or 26 teams, taking part this y...

 

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