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Potter-Dix Homecoming Royalty

Ryley Hicks was crowned Potter-Dix High School homecoming queen and Sammie Gingerich was crowned homecoming king Friday night at halftime of the football game against Garden County. Pictured, from...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 16, 2014

Accounting error leads to change in operation at head start

Head start and early head start in Kimball and Scotts Bluff counties will see a change in the group that administers the programs. An accounting error in the 2010-2011 fiscal year by Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, which runs the...

 

Kimball school board approves changes to football lighting

The Kimball school board approved a fix for lighting at the football stadium at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. The board discussed in a previous meeting how the lighting was considered dangerous. As a result of this dangerous situation, several...

 

KHS students to collect for food pantry on Saturday

In an effort to stock to Kimball Community Food Pantry, students from Kimball Public Schools distributed plastic sacks and flyers to each residence in Kimball on Saturday, Oct. 11. Starting at 9 a.m....

 

Shoe decorating contest to help those with cancer

Kimball resident Fran Wallin was traveling recently when she came upon an interesting contest. Wallin, who heads the local Relay For Life, saw the pink shoe decorating contest and wanted to bring it to Kimball to highlight those suffering from...

 

Council approves housing study, changes in zoning for RV park

A public hearing for an amendment to the City of Kimball zoning ordinance to amend district C-4 traveler services district conditional uses was held at the Oct. 7 city council meeting. The rezoning of the property on which now sits a future RV park...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 16, 2014

State administrator talks taxes, water at local Farm Bureau annual meeting

Nebraska Farm Bureau Chief Administrator Rob Robertson spoke on the organization's commitment to agriculture and what it was doing to overcome challenges in the state at last Thursday's annual...

 

Merlin Eugene Quillen

Merlin Eugene Quillen, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in...

 

Kimball Volunteer Fire Department open house

Many are residents dropped into the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 8 for its annual open house....

 

Banner County takes third at regional, qualifies for state in land judging

Competing at what the organizing soil scientist deemed a special site, 85 students from across the Panhandle tested their skills in the West Region Land Judging Contest, vying for three team spots at...

 

Walker closes out golf season with state tourney appearance

Kimball High senior Jaycie Walker closed out her high school golf career at the Nebraska state Class C state Tournament held at the Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus this past Monday-Tuesday and although she didn’t finish in the top 15 medal...

 

Lady Longhorns back on track with 3-win week

The Kimball High Volleyball Team is back on the plus side of the win column after registering three wins this past week to run their season record to 10-9. In a triangular at Potter-Dix they handled B...

 

Longhorns fall to state-ranked St. Pats team on the road, 37-3

North Platte St. Pats showed why they are ranked #3 in the state C-2 football rankings with their convincing 37-3 win over the visiting Kimball High Longhorns this past Friday evening, thus running...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 16, 2014

Garden County rallies late to top Potter-Dix

Potter-Dix gave unbeaten Garden County all it could handle for more than three quarters. But in the end, the visiting Eagles scored the final 16 points of the game to spoil the Coyotes' homecoming...

 

Kimball runners run back-to-back conference meets

A challenging week for the Kimball High Cross Country team this past week as they ran at the SPVA Conference meet on Thursday and then the Western Trails Conference race on Friday. No problem) as most...

 

Banner County falls at Arthur

Banner County dropped a close 48-38 game at Arthur County last Friday. Coach Heath Johnson said the game was even closer than the final score indicated. "The game as a good one...while the loss...

 

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