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Articles from the November 12, 2020 edition

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Fire Consumes 300 Acres

A large grass fire erupted between Kimball and Dix last week. Along with the Dix Fire Department, the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department helped stamp it out. The fire started just north of I-80 and... Full story


KHS Revises COVID Rules

Rising COVID-19 cases in the area have Kimball Health Services introducing a set of new guidelines. The clinic requests that if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, call and receive instructions and an appointment before coming to the...


Downtown Fitness Center Opens

Kimball Fitness Center hosted Business After Hours in conjunction with its grand opening Nov.6 in the renovated Longhorn Building. The event included food, drinks, live music and door prizes with...


'Shop With A Cop' Event Gets New Identity

As “Shop with a Cop” approaches its 10-year anniversary change is coming according to organizer Erin Heidemann. Erin said the “big changes” include a name change. The event will now be called “Holiday Heroes.”  The name Holiday Heroes...


Many High School Students Quarantined

Maintaining a six-foot distance, the practice gym was the setting for the Kimball School Board regular monthly meeting on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Board members were stationed six feet apart while most...



A long standing Halloween tradition continued this year as Mary Lynch elementary students from pre-K through the sixth grade walked across the street to show off their costumes to the residents at...

 By Kylie Lohrer    News    November 12, 2020


Kimball Health Services has announced that Kylie Lohrer's photo of a cowboy and his horse at sunset was selected as the favorite photo in the 2020 Kimball Health Services Photo Contest. "We received... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    November 12, 2020

Impact Of COVID Felt In Banner, Surrounding Counties

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping that you all have been enjoying this great weather. I sure have, crunchy leaves underfoot and all! There was a little bit of a setback Monday morning waking up to snow, however, not much to grumble about...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 12, 2020

Cody-Kilgore Ends Coyote Season

The Potter-Dix Coyote Football team had their season end Friday night with a 42-8 loss against he Cody-Kilgore Cowboys at Combs Field in Potter. The Coyotes could not stop the lightning and thunder...


Six Longhorns Gain Postseason Honors

The Western Trails Conference has announced their All Conference selections for volleyball and football and Kimball has six athletes to receive recognition from all conference coaches.  In volleyball, senior Megan Spicer was named All Conference and... Full story


Lennis L. Anderson

Lennis L. Anderson, 81, of Scottsbluff, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Kimball Cemetery with Owen Ander... Full story


Robert 'Bob' T. Kellner

Robert "Bob" T. Kellner, 87, of Kimball, died at the Kimball Hospital on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Windbreak at the... Full story


Elizabeth A. Shandera

Elizabeth A. Shandera, 88, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. Joseph's... Full story


Timothy Dale Lukassen

Timothy Dale Lukassen of Dix, Nebraska passed away October 26, 2020, from COVID-19 complications. He was born October 25, 1953 in Kimball. Tim loved horses and was the Horseman of the Year at the... Full story


Irene Dickinson

Irene Dickinson passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the age of 98. Irene was a resident of Kimball County Manor and former resident of Bushnell and Dix, Nebraska. She was born Irene Gemelke... Full story


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