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Articles from the October 18, 2018 edition


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  • 26 pounds of Marijuana confiscated in Kimball Co. in a string of I-80 traffic stops

    Dakota Kuhns|Oct 18, 2018

    According to a statement from the Nebraska State Patrol last Tuesday, Oct. 9, 81 pounds of marijuana and 5,000 THC vape cartridges were seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Kimball County. This was one of three traffic stops on I-80 which led to five arrests within just three days. According to the NSP the first traffic stop was Saturday, Oct. 6, when a state trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Cadillac STS fail to move over for an emergency vehicle near mile marker 185. During the traffic stop the trooper detected the odor of mariju...

  • KVFD hosts Open House during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 18, 2018

  • PPHD gift may increase mindful motorists

    Tonia Copeland|Oct 18, 2018

    Kimball just received a gift that may keep on giving – drivers a real look at how fast they are going, that is. The Panhandle Public Health District sent a speed indicator to the City of Kimball last week with the expectation that, once aware of their speed, drivers will slow down for pedestrians and bicyclists. "We met with them about three weeks ago and they had some money to spend," City Administrator Dan Dean said. "The group thought about a couple of things. The gift was sent following a re...

  • KPD to enforce school permit laws

    Tonia Copeland|Oct 18, 2018

    Following complaints to the local authorities, Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer warns young drivers to follow the letter of the law with provisional permits. A School Permit is required for drivers under the age of 16 to operate a motor vehicle without adult supervision. These permits are offered to students residing or attending a school outside of a city of 5,000 or less but allow the student to only drive on the most direct route to school from the student’s residence, according to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. Previously the l...

  • Flags to go up soon marking City consumer's water pits

    Staff Report|Oct 18, 2018

    Citizens may have seen flags placed in Kimball alleys near electric meters and water pits this past week as the City of Kimball plans to trim vegetation around the meters soon. Trimming around the fixtures will enable crews to see them more easily and the flags will enable workers to find pits when the snow begins to pile up. Questions and concerns can be directed to the City of Kimball at 308-235-3639....

  • Janiece J. Wertz

    Oct 18, 2018

    Janiece J. Wertz, 83, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Friday, October 12, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Kimball Fellowship Baptist Church in Kimball with Pastor Dennis Payton officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Kimball Cemetery Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Please visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the online...

  • Farmer's Day is a great time for reunions

    Oct 18, 2018

  • Photo of the Week - Brant Boltjes

    Oct 18, 2018

  • Lady Horns take two losses and earn a win in SPVA tournament play

    Tonia Copeland|Oct 18, 2018

    The Lady Horns played in the SPVA Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 13, losing to Chase County and Bridgeport before winning against Perkins County. The Kimball ladies battled the Chase County Longhorns, ranked 89 in the state with a 16-10 record, for a 2-0 loss. No statistics were available for the game. The Lady Horns took a second 2-0 loss against the Bridgeport Bulldogs, 13-25 and 19-25. The lady Bulldogs boast a 15-8 record overall, to Kimball's 9-14. Kimball statistics were unavailable for...

  • Longhorns qualify three for state cross country

    Tonia Copeland|Oct 18, 2018

    Kimball runners competed in the district contest on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Bridgeport and qualified three for state – seniors Zachery Wagner, a three-time state qualifier, and Thomas Lenzen as well as freshman Chantel Malson. Wagner would have qualified all four years of high school but for a broken femur in his junior year, a season ending injury for the runner. He placed sixth in districts this year with his time of 18:08 and was followed by Lenzen in 11th place with a time of 18:31. Brady K...

  • Sutherland 44, Kimball 26

    Tom Southard|Oct 18, 2018

    The Kimball High football team saw their season record dip to the loss side Friday night at Senior Parent’s Night for the Horns losing to a hard hitting Sutherland Sailor Club 44-26. The Horns are now 3 and 4 on the season with their final game of the year set for tonight (Thursday) at Bayard. The Horns got down early as they fumbled the opening kickoff with the Sailors recovering at the Kimball 17 yard line and they quickly turned that into 8 points with Bennett Floyd going in from 10 yards out and scoring in the 1st quarter as Kimball was i...

  • Lady Coyotes take Minatare 3-0

    Dakota Kuhns|Oct 18, 2018

    The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes have had a couple of rough weeks since the end of September and their trials had them hoping to pick up some wins and a little bit of momentum. They seemed headed in the right direction with their Oct. 12 win, 3-0, against Minatare, but the next day brought back-to-back losses against South Platte and Leyton. Their loss to the Leyton Warriors was in the first round of MAC tournament play. The Lady Coyotes lost to Leyton in three sets, though Potter-Dix got the first win 25-19 and followed up with losses in the next...

  • Potter-Dix falls to Minatare

    Dakota Kuhns|Oct 18, 2018

    Potter-Dix faced off with the Minatare Indians in a conference match-up at home last Friday, Oct. 12. The Indians were able to hold the Coyotes scoreless until the fourth quarter of the game, while the Indians continued building their own points. The Minatare team out scored the Coyotes 74-0 at the end of the first half, 38 of those points coming from first quarter play, then adding another 36 to the board in the second. A slow third quarter for the Indians left Minatare only increasing their lead by eight points in the period, but again keepin...

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Oct 18, 2018

    The Fall Sports season is fast coming to an end. Kimball plays their final football game tonight (Thursday) with a 6 p.m. kickoff at Bayard. It will be a battle of 3 win-4 loss teams with the winner going to an even 4 and 4 season. The calendar also shows a junior high football game with Morrill at Kimball tonight at 4 p.m. State cross country in Kearney tomorrow (Friday) and Kimball has 3 qualified runners including freshman Chantel Malson in the Class D girl’s race, and seniors Zach Wagner and Thomas Lenzen in the boy’s race. Wagner ran 6th...

  • Family Fun Run

    Oct 18, 2018

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