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Articles from the October 30, 2014 edition

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Truck overturns at roundabout

A Sidney man was injured Tuesday when a tractor trailer hauling beets that he was driving tipped over while going through the Kimball roundabout. Robert Johnson was maneuvering the tractor trailer...

 

Mayor, commissioner candidates seek votes at forum

Candidates for Kimball mayor and county commission answered questions at a forum last Thursday hosted by a Kimball High School civics class. The forum was put on by one of Jeri Ferguson’s civics classes. The students spent time researching...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 30, 2014

Smith talks government, answers questions during visit with KHS students

Congressman Adrian Smith talked about his work and answered questions about a variety of topics during a visit last week with a Kimball High School government class. Smith, a Republican from Gering,...

 

Kimball provides KENO funds to Bushnell

The Kimball City Council provided KENO funds to the Village of Bushnell and discussed the roof of the Kimball Event Center at the regularly scheduled Oct. 21 meeting. Bushnell approached the city council for KENO funds at the meeting. The village req...

 

Commissioners approve bids for courthouse work

County commissioners have been planning on some changes to the courthouse, and in order to move forward they accepted bids for the construction of a counter and room divider on the third floor of the courthouse. The county has been working to move...

 

Planning commission discusses housing study

The City of Kimball Planning Commission discussed the upcoming housing study at its Oct. 20 meeting. The meeting opened with a public hearing on whether or not to add specific conditional uses to the C-1, C-4, C-5 and C-6 zoning districts. The...

 

Ronald E. Evelyn

Ronald E. Evelyn, 81, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in...

 

Gayland "Dean" Jackson

Gayland “Dean” Jackson, 78, of Pierce, Colo., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. Dean was born in Dix to Elton G. Jackson and Neva Wright Jackson on March 25, 1936. He was the second of six children. In 1945, the family moved to Kimb...

 

George N. Haines

George N. Haines, 92, long-time resident of Kimball, went to his Lord and Savior on Oct. 24, 2014 at his residence in Greeley, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at...

 

Kimball Area Foundation Dinner and Auction set for Nov. 7

The Kimball Area Foundation 4th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction is set for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. The Kimball Area Foundation Fund has been in existence for several years. It was established as an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation...

 

Think Pink

These six shoes have been decorated to raise funds as part of breast cancer awareness month and to raise funds for Festival of Hope, which helps cancer patients in Western Nebraska and Eastern...

 

City economic development wins award for website

The City of Kimball Economic Development received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of general purpose website for communities with populations of less than 25,000 from the International Economic...

 

Quilts for the needy

First English Lutheran Church quilters made 34 quilts for Lutheran World Relief. They will be given to the needy in third world countries....

 

Operation Christmas Child boxes must be returned by Nov. 24

The deadline to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child is approaching. They must be filled and turned in by Nov. 24. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the Samaritans Purse organization, and provides toys, clothes and more to needy...

 

Horns come from behind to clip Bridgeport

Trailing 32-12 at one point in the ball game, Kimball mounted a great come from behind surge to win over visiting Bridgeport in the season finale Friday night at Keith Staehr Field to win 33-32 in...

 

Kimball takes third at WTC Conference tourney

A winning week of volleyball for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns as they ran their season record to 14 wins and 12 losses. It started with a dual win at Grant as they handled Perkins County in 3...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 30, 2014

Coyotes roll past rival Leyton, into playoffs

POTTER - Potter-Dix ended its home portion of the schedule in style. The Coyotes grabbed the early lead and went on to roll to a 46-12 win over rival Leyton last Friday. Potter-Dix (5-3) also...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    October 30, 2014

Coyotes get rematch with Tigers to open playoffs

Potter-Dix will meet up with Paxton for the second time of the 2014 season on Thursday. This time, however, one team will advance and one will go home. The Coyotes (5-3) travel for a 6 p.m. MDT contest Thursday to open the first round of the...

 

Wildcats fall in season finale

Turnovers haunted Banner County in its football season finale. The Wildcats fumbled seven times and lost six of them in a 69-25 loss at Sioux County last Friday. “We fumbled the ball seven times, lost six of them, and three of those were inside...

 

Lady Coyotes defeat Banner, Leyton

The Potter-Dix volleyball team posted a 2-0 record last week with wins against Banner County and Leyton. The Lady Coyotes swept opponents in the Leyton triangular on Oct. 21. They rolled to a 25-7 and 25-13 win against Banner County. Regyn Hicks led...

 

Banner falls in trio of volleyball matches last week

The Banner County volleyball team fell in three matches last week. The Lady Wildcats lost to Leyton and Potter-Dix in the Leyton triangular, and also dropped a road match at Sioux County. The Lady Wildcats fell 25-15 and 25-9 to host Leyton on Oct....

 

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