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Articles from the October 23, 2014 edition

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RESURRECTING THE OIL DERRICK: Kimball oil derrick has a new home

Those driving down the I-80 will no doubt have a new landmark in their line of vision near Kimball. Last Wednesday, the Kimball oil derrick was raised and placed on land out by the golf course. The...

 

Got junk? 'Upcycle' it by creating art or other objects

America Recycles is an event that cities and communities participate in country wide on or around Nov. 15. This initiative was set forth by Keep America Beautiful and the local Keep Kimball Beautiful...

 

Food drive success: Students collect over 1,000 pounds of food for pantry

On Oct. 11, 30 students and five adults from the Kimball community distributed 1,000 bags and flyers to houses and apartments in Kimball. A week later, on Oct. 18, another group of 30 students and...

 

Geraldine Brown

Geraldine Brown, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Burial was held in the...

 

Businesses owned, operated by women are thriving in Kimball

There are many differences between Kimball and other places. One of them is the way Kimball treats those looking to start a business. Where most places make it a hassle for a woman to start a...

 

Sam Glenn to speak Oct. 30 in Kimball

The Kimball High School senior civics class is bringing a special speaker to Kimball in the form of nationally renowned speaker Sam Glenn. Glenn is a well-known speaker, author and winner of multiple awards such as “Best Speaker of the Year....

 

British author speaks at Kimball Public Library

Tim Slessor, author and BBC documentary filmmaker, visited the Kimball Public Library last Sunday. Slessor entertained his audience with a comedic take on the relationship between British and...

 

Kimball-Banner 4-H annual awards

The Kimball-Banner 4-H Club held its award ceremony on Sunday at Kim Bowl. In addition to those pictured, awards included First-year members Alex Anton, Aiden Drake, Ethan Evans, Kyle Evans, Kylie...

 

Muneio qualifies for state

Ryan Muneio will be Kimball High's lone state qualifier after finishing 9th at the D-6 District Cross Country meet held at Grant this past Thursday. The top three teams and top 15 individuals in both...

 

Top rushers, then and now

John McConnell, left, who set a Kimball High career rushing record, was on hand Friday at Hershey to watch Jonathan Withrow add to his career rushing stats with his 30 carry and 193 yard effort in...

 

Horns hook Hershey, playoff hopes alive

The Kimball High Longhorns picked up their biggest win of the season Friday night at Hershey coming from behind to win 24-21 on an 8 yard sweep-left by senior running back Jonathon Withrow with 7 seco...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 23, 2014

Wildcats roll to big win over Cody-Kilgore

HARRISBURG - Banner County closed out the home portion of its schedule in style. The Wildcats outscored visiting Cody-Kilgore 41-18 in the second half as they rolled to a 60-24 victory on Friday...

 

Lady Longhorns take sixth at SPVA Conference tourney

Chase County emerged as champions of the SPVA Conference Volleyball Tournament held at Sutherland this past Saturday. Chase County won in two sets over Maxwell for the team title while North Platts St...

 

Potter-Dix throttles South Platte, 56-12

Potter-Dix rolled to a big 56-12 road win last Friday at South Platte. The Coyotes scored all of their 56 points in the first half to improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in district play. “We played really well and got a lead early and then played the...

 

Potter-Dix volleyball posts 3-3 week

Potter-Dix posted a 3-3 volleyball record in matches plaits last week. The Lady Coyotes picked up two wins against Garden County and one against South Platte. They also dropped matched to Wallace, Creek Valley and Bayard. In a tri-match Oct. 13 at Wa...

 

Banner County falls to Creek Valley

Banner County dropped its lone volleyball match last week, falling 2-0 to Creek Valley. The Lady Wildcats lost 25-9 and 25-8. MaKenna Dahlgrin led the team offensively with four kills, and she also had a team-high two digs. Taylor Evans paced Banner...

 

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