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Anderson-Faden, Engstrom win county races; Prunty is new mayor

Daria Anderson-Faden and Larry Engstrom won election to the Kimball County Commission, and Keith Prunty will be the new mayor of the City of Kimball after Tuesday's midterm election. The proposed tax...

 

Glenn: Attitude is everything

A month ago the Kimball High School civics class received $6,000 in KENO funds to bring motivational speaker and best selling author Sam Glenn to Kimball. On Oct. 30 in the high school auditorium,...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 6, 2014

Hershey students thank Kimball fans

Students from Hershey High School want to thank Kimball fans for the generosity they showed during a recent football game. On Oct. 17, the Longhorns traveled to Hershey for a game in which students and others in the stands wore orange ribbons in...

 

Commissioners vote to renew wireless contract with Viaero

Kimball County decided to renew its contract with Viaero wireless during Monday’s meeting of the county commissioners. The meeting was held Monday instead of the usual Tuesday date, due to the election. Before deciding to renew the wireless...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 6, 2014

Committee seeks input on Oliver Reservoir

The local advisory committee for Oliver Reservoir seeks input from Kimball County citizens. The committee held a public meeting last Thursday in which citizens were able to voice their thoughts and concerns. Those who could not attend may still...

 

Students discuss first voting experience

Several new faces cast their ballots for the first time on Tuesday. Jeri Ferguson, a Kimball High School civics teacher, led several of her students into the Kimball Event Center Tuesday to vote in...

 
 By John Verser    News    November 6, 2014

Kimball voters mirror those from state, region

Kimball County voters mirrored those of voters across the state and region in many non-local races. For governor and lieutenant governor, Kimball County voted heavily in favor of Republicans Pete Ricketts and Mike Foley. The two won 909 votes in the...

 

Public works board hears update on KKB

The City of Kimball board of public works heard an update on Keep Kimball Beautiful at its Oct. 28 meeting. Larissa Binod, director of KKB, told the board that 117,660 pounds of materials were diverted and recycled from July through September. The...

 

Mildred Van Aelstyn

Mildred Van Aelstyn, age 97 of Sidney, and a former Kimball resident, passed away at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care, Tuesday evening, Oct. 28, 2014. Graveside interment will be at...

 

Gordon G. French

Gordon G. French, 89, of Dix, died at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care on Sunday, Nov. 2. Funeral services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball....

 

Congressman Adrian Smith to keynote KHS Veterans Day program

Congressman Adrian Smith is the keynote speaker for this year’s Kimball High School Veterans Day program. “We’re extremely honored that Congressman Smith has accepted our invitation to speak to our area veterans during this very busy election...

 

KJHS Students of the Quarter

For each quarter of the school year, three students from both the 7th and 8th grades are honored as "Students of the Quarter." These students are nominated by their teachers and then selected by the...

 

WNCC choir performs for Kimball students

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, students at Mary Lynch Elementary School and Kimball Junior Senior High School got to see the WNCC Varsity Vocalise, directed by Rita Stinner, perform several musical sets....

 

Fun at the Kimball Halloween Parade

Children in Kimball and the surrounding area dressed in costumes varying from spooky to princess as they trekked through downtown businesses late Friday afternoon during the annual Halloween parade....

 

Fall Festival Costume Contest

Children of all ages, such as the ones pictured above, participated in the costume contest at the fall festival last Saturday. It was held at the Kimball Event Center and included games, food, prizes...

 

Kimball falls in sub-district finals

The season came to an end for the Kimball High Volleyball Team on Monday evening with the Lady Longhorns losing in 3 sets to Bridgeport in the sub-district championship match. Kimball had defeated Hem...

 

Tough second quarter hurts Coyotes in playoff loss to Paxton

A tough second quarter put Potter-Dix behind early and the Coyotes could not recover in a 52-40 loss at Paxton last Thursday to open the football playoffs. The Coyotes took a 12-6 first quarter lead, but the Tigers outscored them 34-0 in the second...

 

Kimball football team puts together winning season

It was a winning year of football for coach Nick Kuxhausen and his staff with 6 wins and only 3 losses for Kuxhausen in his second year as the head man. The Longhorns were so close to making the state playoffs in the year of the new format where the...

 

Lady Longhorns fall to Sidney in regular season finale

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns lost to Sidney in four sets in the regular season final match played on the Kimball home court this past week but gave good effort against the larger Class B school. Coach Vicki Mitchell said, “We came out tough and...

 

Lady Coyotes win regular season finale

Potter-Dix rolled to a 3-0 win over Creek Valley Oct. 28 in its final home contest of the season. The Lady Coyotes won 25-23, 25-18 and 25-15. Regyn Hicks led the team offensively with 16 kills, four blocks and two aces. Alexus Rozelle added 10...

 

Banner County tops Minatare in volleyball

Banner County posted a win against Minatare in its five matches played last week. The Lady Wildcats picked up the 2-0 (25-13, 25-22) win Oct. 28 in the Leyton tournament. They also lost 2-0 (25-10, 25-19) to host Leyton and 2-1 to South Platte...

 

Kimball Head Start visits fire department

Children who attend Head Start in Kimball made a visit to the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department last week. In the top photo, a firefighter demonstrates the use of his mask to children. The children...

 

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