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Articles from the November 14, 2013 edition

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  • The City of Kimball honors its veterans

    Daniel Thompson, Editor|Nov 14, 2013

    Fog sat in the cold crisp air as local residents and military veterans stood in the Kimball cemetery as the local VFW and Kimball Police Department honored veterans both present and past by raising 21 flags and giving a seven gun salute the morning of November 11. Though the air was biting and the sun was nowhere to be seen in the sky, veterans stood steady and proud as each shot rang in the distance, sending each flag up with honor and due diligence. Later in the morning, Jeri Ferguson's... Full story

  • Goodhand Theater transferred over to Forward Kimball Industries

    Daniel Thompson, Editor|Nov 14, 2013

    The City Council voted to transfer the Goodhand Theater over to the possession of Forward Kimball Industries at their meeting the night of November 5 in the City Council chambers. According to Kimball City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, the reasoning behind the transfer stems from FKI being better suited to find a buyer for the old theater. "Because of just the way and nature of how city government operates, it makes it a lot more difficult for us to try to market and sell a property and have to... Full story

  • The Village of Bushnell faces potential recall

    Daniel Thompson, Editor|Nov 14, 2013

    The Village of Bushnell may be headed for a recall election to take place early next year. On October 22, 2013, a recall affidavit put forth by Dwayne Brackeen, a resident of the Village of Bushnell, and accepted by Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal seeking the removal of Tim Nolting from the Board of Trustees for the Village of Bushnell. The affidavit states that the reason for the removal is that more than one board member has felt bullied by Nolting into voting his way, and that, due to Nolting’s actions, the village was threatened with a v...

  • Alice Louise Baker

    Nov 14, 2013

    Alice Louise (Fondell) Baker was born in Dawson, Minnesota on December 1, 1924, the daughter of , Selma and Clarence Fondell. She was raised and attended school in Dawson and graduated from the Dawson High School in 1942. Alice continued her education at North Park Junior College in Chicago, IL and St. Cloud State College in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She taught in Minnesota before moving to Cowdrey, Colorado where she met fellow teacher, Earl Baker whom she married on August 14, 1953. Earl and... Full story

  • Record performance in the 2013 Longhorn season

    Tom Southard, Reporter|Nov 14, 2013

    The 2013 Kimball High Football Team had some record breaking performances with two individuals writing their names into the school record books. It was a fruitful season for new head coach Nick Kuxhausen as he and his staff directed the Longhorns to a state playoff and a 4 win, 5 loss, overall season. The Horns had a rough start facing top ten ranked teams in their first three outings and were sitting 0-3 before they got their first win. They opened with a 37-0 loss at North Platte St. Pats,... Full story

  • Kimball High volleyball showing promise

    Tom Southard, Reporter|Nov 14, 2013

    The 2013 Kimball High volleyball season didn't play out like coach Vicki Mitchell and her girls were hoping, but the future certainly shows lots of promise! After a disappointing, first round loss in the sub-district tournament. Kimball saw their season end with a record of 12-13, but how close it was to being much better. Of the 13 losses, 4 were by 2 points, 4 were within 3 points, and 1 was within 4 points. Only 4 of the losses were by more than 4 points and they were twice to Class B...

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