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Career academy courses considered at Banner County schools

Banner County students may soon have the chance to earn dual credits or even graduate as a certified welder or certified nursing assistant. Banner County Principal Charles Jones reported to the Board of Education on Monday, Oct. 10, that the...

 

Third time's a charm? The local Ag Society hopes so

Can you imagine Kimball County without a fair? That is the question asked by Kimball Ag Society board member Doug Lukassen as he began talking about the ag society’s mill levy request, on ballots again this November, for the third time in four...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Ryan Behrend

Born and raised in Harlan, Iowa, Dr. Ryan Behrend always knew he wanted to go into a medical field, but it wasn't until a chance encounter that he decided to become a chiropractor. "I came out here...

 

Kimball Board of Education rescheduled upcoming meeting in favor of parental involvement

With a Western Trails Conference competition scheduled for the same date as the regular November board meeting, the Kimball Board of Education considered options for rescheduling during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 10. “The WTC honor...

 

Marion Vasco Selover, Sr.

Marion was born August 7th, 1918 to Edward and Blanche Selover on the family homestead south of Kimball, Nebraska. He grew up with three sisters. He attended a small country school near their home...

 

Zoa "Toe" A. McCloud

Zoa "Toe" A. McCloud, 76 of Gering, passed away at home with her family at her side on Friday, October 14, 2016. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Dugan Kramer...

 

Vonda Havice

Vonda Havice, 59 of Greeley, Colorado and originally from Kimball, Nebraska died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home in Greeley. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 21,...

 

Gerald R. Schildhauer

Gerald R. Schildhauer, 70, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Monday, October 10, 2016. Celebration of life will be held at the Kimball 4-H Building on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from noon until 2:30 p.m. Friends are invited to dress casual...

 

Letter to the editor

The Littlest pumpkin in the patch was feeling very blue. He looked up at his friend and said: “I want to be big like you! I’ll be left in the pumpkin patch, nobody will choose me, to be their jack-o-lantern on Halloween, for all to see. Nobody ev...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    October 20, 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war. In...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 20, 2016

Blessing the new ambulance

Dozens arrived at the Kimball County Fairgrounds hog barn to bless the new Kimball County Ambulance on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Refreshments were served and attendees were treated to a tour of the new rig...

 

Barker leads Kimball to state cross country

The Kimball High boy's cross country team is headed to Kearney and the State Cross Country Championship Meet! With senior Brandon Barker leading the way, the Longhorns ran to a team third place finish...

 

Lady Coyotes sweep the week

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes swept the Minuteman Activities Conference tournament hosted at Bayard on Saturday, Oct. 15. The first game pitted the Potter-Dix girls, ranked first in their district,...

 

Lady Horns gain a win at SPVA

The Kimball Lady Longhorns split the week beginning with a 3-0 loss against Chase County in Kimball on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Jannel Fiehtner led scoring for the Lady Horns with three points with one ace, followed by Justine Heeg with two points to her...

 

Jock Talk

What a fun day for Mrs. Southard and myself this past Thursday. We travelled to Bayard and took in the D-6 District Cross Country meet and talk about a large turnout of fans on hand to watch the runners. Cars were parked for long distances up and dow...

 

Lady Cats don't fare well against Lady Warriors - Sioux Co. or Leyton

The Banner County Lady Wildcats suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Sioux County Lady Warriors (11-9) in Harrison on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Banner County girls battled hard through the sets, with the attack led by Makenna Dahlgrin who racked up t...

 

Horns hurt at the hands o' the Irish

The Kimball Longhorns traveled to North Platte on Friday, Oct. 14, to battle the North Platte St. Pat’s Irish (6-2) for a tough loss, 63-14. The Irish gained an early and significant lead in the first quarter, scoring 35, but holding the Horns at...

 

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