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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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Local veterans honored

Kimball County veterans gathered at the Harry E. McNees Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 12 for the annual Kimball High School civics class Veterans Day program. See page 8 for more phot...

 

Gumdrops and Candy Canes

Santa’s Kimball helpers are ready to light up the town with the annual Parade of Lights and Christmas Lighting and Decor contest. The deadline to enter in the lighting and décor contest is Dec. 13 for either a residential entry or a business...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 15, 2018

State economic team tours Kimball

Members of the Kimball community joined the State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development business attraction and development team this past week, Wednesday Nov. 7 to learn from economic development leaders who are creating new...

 

Where are they now? Rebekah (Williams) Franklin

Given devastating news when she was young and full of hope, Kimball graduate Rebekah (Williams) Franklin could have given up – and she nearly did, instead she chose to grow, and to offer hope to...

 

VFW Post 2243 raising funds for local memorial

Kimball veterans are raising money for the newly erected memorial in Gotte Park. The space in front of the flagpoles will eventually be filled in with memorial bricks honoring the county’s veterans. VFW Post 2243 is selling bricks in two sizes,...

 

Motorists urged to slow down and be cautious driving this winter

Winter is upon us and drivers and reminded to travel with safety in mind. Reduce speed of travel. The City of Kimball has a new tool meant to keep drivers mindful of their speed of travel, an...

 

Joan H. Kjos

Joan H. Kjos, 81, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Trinity United Methodist...

 

William "Bill" Crow

My best friend and partner of 14 years, William “Bill” Crow, lost his battle with cancer on Oct. 19 at 10:50 p.m. He died peacefully at home with me. I will miss him greatly....

 

Richard A. Wallin

Richard A. Wallin, 68, of Wichita, Kans., formerly of Kimball, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. Funeral and a full obituary will be at a later date....

 
 By Tom Southard    News    November 15, 2018

A break even season for Kimball Football

After a winless season in 2017, the Kimball High football team ushered into a new era of 8-man football with a break-even season going 4 wins and 4 losses in 2018. The Horns came close to going 5-3 lo...

 

A good opening firearm weekend for Kimball area deer hunters

The Firearm Deer Season that opened this past weekend kept the Nebraska Game Wardens busy checking in kills at at the Sportsman's Liquor in Kimball. It also kept owner Lisa Wangler busy filling out...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference released their football and volleyball All Conference selections for this season this past week. Kimball garnered several honors including senior Zane Anthony being named the 8-man Offensive Player of the Year! Zane was...

 

Winter Sports action coming soon

Head Coach Chauncey Pedersen kicks off the start of another Kimball Basetball season with 20 girls out for the team for the 2018-19 season...

 

Junior High wrestlers perform well in Hemingford

Caleb Schaeffer led the young Longhorns on the mats last Thursday, Nov. 8, in Hemingford with a first place win and 20 team points on the board. Schaeffer pinned Colter Gerard of Edgemont Jr. High in round one in just 42 seconds and followed up with...

 

Kimball Youth Food Drive

On Saturday, Nov. 10, several students and adults from the Kimball Community helped collect over 2,100 pounds of non-perishable food and household items that were donated by members of the Kimball...

 

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