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Articles from the April 9, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 9, 2015

Burglaries, thefts hit Kimball city, county

A number of burglaries and thefts are reported to have hit Kimball in the last few days. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway said many vehicles have been broken into over the past week. “Many vehicles have been broken into in the past week in...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 9, 2015

Celebrating 50 years: Hartung's, now LorRon, has been a downtown Kimball mainstay

Local shop keeper Lorna Evelyn of LorRon Department Store in downtown Kimball has seen her fair share of changes in the last 50 years. Many local businesses have changed owners more than once, some...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 9, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Levesque helps Mary Lynch Elementary with receipts for cash program

Local woman Jan Levesque is limited in the ways she can volunteer, but she has found a way to make a big difference in small ways - closing in on $1 million dollars in receipts pennies at a time....

 
 By John Verser    News    April 9, 2015

Roscoe brings attention to wounded warriors through bike ride

Randy Roscoe is on a mission. The El Paso, Texas, resident is riding his bicycle across the country to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project. He has ridden more than 12,000 miles in the last...

 

Commissioners look at improving courthouse

The Kimball County Commissioners discussed making improvements to the county courthouse at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners heard a preliminary report from architect Jerry Berggren of Berggren Architects in Lincoln about space...

 

Wesley M. Phillips

Wesley M. Phillips, 88, of Bushnell, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2015 after having complications with pneumonia. Friends may stop at Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday, April 2, from 4-6...

 

Donna Ione Jeck

Donna Ione Jeck, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Holiday Resort in Emporia, Kan. She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Madison, Kan., the daughter of Harry and Mamie Clopton Derbyshire. As a chil...

 

Paul Mockett

Paul Mockett passed away peacefully on March 30, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in San Francisco, Calif., but moved to Kimball at the age of 12. In Nebraska, he learned to run the family wheat farm along with his two siblings,...

 

Cleanup set for Saturday

The 2015 community cleanup, sponsored by Keep Kimball Beautiful, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce. Tasks will be assigned for areas of litter collection at that time and there will be a...

 

Bogert, Hicks to attend boys state

Sam Bogert of Dix, sponsored by Dix American Legion Post 292, will join nearly 400 high school juniors from across Nebraska by participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys' State, which will...

 

Gingerich selected to attend girls state

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit to Potter Post #291 has selected Sara Gingerich, a Potter-Dix High School junior, to attend the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Session in Lincoln...

 

Local students named to NSAA academic all-state

Several Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County students were named to the Nebraska School Activities Association’s Academic All-State awards, the organization recently announced. Six Potter-Dix students, five Kimball students and three Banner...

 

Plover Festival in Kimball adds contest for bird, landscape art

Artists of all ages are being invited to enter the inaugural Kimball Mountain Plover Festival Art Contest on Saturday, May 9, at Gotte Park in Kimball. The deadline to enter is May 1. The entries must portray one or more of three themes: mountain...

 

Unemployment rate jumps in Kimball County

Unemployment in Kimball County saw a slight jump in February, while unemployment in Banner County saw a slight decrease. Recently released unemployment numbers from the Nebraska Department of Labor showed that Kimball County’s unemployment rate inc...

 

The egg-citement of the big hunt

Egg-citement filled the air Saturday in both Kimball and Bushnell with Easter egg hunts in both towns. Youngsters filled City Park Saturday morning in Kimball for the Easter egg hunt sponsored by...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    April 9, 2015

Coyote 4x800 relay team breaks Class D meet record

The Potter-Dix boys 4x800 meter relay team broke the Class D meet record at the Bayard meet held last Thursday. The team of Jake Johnson, Samuel Bogert, Cameron Purcell and Cooper Hicks won the event...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2015

Kimball scores strong at Bayard C-D meet

The Kimball High Track Team had their strongest showing in the field events at the Bayard C-D Track Invite this past week with both boys and girls bringing home gold medals. Trent Rutledge won his...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2015

Bridgeport boys, Bayard girls win team titles

The Bridgeport boys and the Bayard girls took top team honors at the Bayard C-D Track Invite this past week. With a total of 17 schools scoring points, the Bayard girls tallied 64 points to capture the team title on their home grounds. Bridgeport...

 

Dahlgrin wins hurdles at Bayard C-D meet

Tyson Dahlgrin won the 110 meter hurdles to lead Banner County at the Bayard C-D meet last Thursday. Dahlgrin won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.88 and finished third in the 300 meter hurdles in 42.80....

 
 By Jan Sears    News    April 9, 2015

Seay to give program on folk music at Friends of Library meeting

The Friends of the Kimball Library invite the public to come to the library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, and enjoy a program by David Seay of Avoca, Nebraska. The program David will present is the “Tradition” in Traditional Folk Music. This...

 

A 300 game

Steve Kauffman, during regular league competition on Thursday night, April 2, bowled his first perfect game - a 300 game. He also had a 718 series (his first 700). A 300 game is 12 consecutive...

 

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