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Articles from the October 27, 2016 edition

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Longhorn Stampede

A new mural supporting the Kimball Longhorns has been painted on the east side of the A&L building across the street from Firstier Bank. The idea started last fall when A&L contacted the school that...

 

Community rallies behind Kimball Event/Fitness Center and Diversion program formalized

Kimball Event Center discussion resumed at the recent Kimball City Council meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Board member Christy Warner is leading a committee of 12 members dedicated to saving the facility after budget cuts were made that could shut it...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    October 27, 2016

Kimball County goes tobacco free

According to the new Kimball county handbook and as of January 1, 2017 when the handbook takes effect, “All Kimball County owned facilities shall be designated as tobacco free and tobacco use shall be prohibited except in designated tobacco...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Michele Daum

Michele Daum approaches her job at the Kimball County Manor with understanding, high energy and a positive attitude. Daum, who is the social services director for the facility, is in charge of all...

 
 By Hollie Clark    News    October 27, 2016

Civics class forum a learning experience for all

Due to the upcoming election, the senior civics class at Kimball High School helped to better inform the public by hosting a political forum on Thursday, Oct. 20. The idea was to give the students, as well as members of the community a chance to...

 

Norma Sterle Feckner

Norma (Sterle) (Lewis) Feckner of Jefferson City, Mo., died Friday, September 2 at the Villa Marie Care Facility, she had been dealing with an ongoing illness since June. Norma was born in Pine Bluffs, Wyo., to Joe and Rose (Klobuchar) Sterle on...

 

Betty J. Newell

Betty J. Newell, 88, of Kimball died October 10, 2016 at the Kimball County Manor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with...

 

Rev. Dwight W. Kemling

Reverend Dwight Wilbur Kemling passed away on October 14, 2016 in his home. Dwight was born on January 12, 1925 in Grant, NE to Laura (Goltry) and Wilbur Kemling, the 4th of 7 sons. He was married to...

 

Teresa Kay Whitaker

Teresa Kay Whitaker, 68, of Kimball died Saturday October 22nd at her home. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 10:30am at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Pastor Barry Johnson officiating. In honor of her love for...

 

Letter to the editor

My husband and I stopped at the Welcome Center near Kimball last Friday, 10/14 for some information about the Sandhills region and other points of interest in the area. We were returning to Omaha from Cheyenne after visiting Panorama Point the...

 

Raves, rants and reality

I want to RAVE about my favorite holiday, Halloween. Also known as Samhain and All Hallows’ Eve, this awesome holiday is soon approaching, to the delight of children everywhere. Kids of all ages, myself included, will be happily dressed in...

 

Randomly Tonia

As a youngster I was able to participate in 4-H for a short time. Though I don’t remember why I didn’t continue along the 4-H path, I do clearly remember the positive impact the program had on me. I joined a sewing club and my sister joined a...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    October 27, 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 veter...

 

Hernandez honored for going above and beyond - recruitment was a huge success

After dodging fellow VFW member Walt Witt for years, a family request put Kimball's Joe Hernandez on the path to receive another commendation. "I have been a member since 1954 or '55 – 67 years or s...

 

Barker state cross country metal winner

Kimball High senior, Brandon Barker closed out a fantastic cross county season with a 5th place finish in the Nebraska State Class D Cross Country Meet held at the Kearney Country Club Golf Course thi...

 

Longhorns fall to state ranked Valentine 40-0

The 2016 football season came to an end Friday evening for the Kimball High Longhorns as they fell to the state ranked Valentine 40-0, but the score doesn't tell the entire story as the young Horns...

 

Lady Longhorns take two of three at WTC

The Lady Longhorns fought hard against Gordon Rushville Mustangs in game one of the Western Trails Conference tournament on Oct. 22 but ultimately lost in three close sets. Kimball 25 18 33 Gor/Rush 2...

 

Lady Coyotes continue winning streak

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes won handily against the Leyton Warriors on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in two sets before handing the same fate to their hosts, the Banner County Lady Wildcats. Dawson Sharman and...

 

Jock Talk

This week is all about a SHOUT OUT FOR BRANDON BARKER! What a great job by the Kimball High senior as he closed out his high school cross country career with a 5th place medal winning performance at the Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney....

 

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