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Articles from the November 19, 2015 edition

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 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 19, 2015

Shuddersome tales

"The thumping of a heartbeat. The creek of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer...Specters,...

 

Grand jury finds no criminal conduct

A Kimball grand jury, convened on Nov. 9, found no criminal conduct in the death of Jesus Estrada-Perez, who was found hanging in a Kimball jail cell Aug. 1 and died days after. Estrada-Perez, a student at the University of Minnesota, was described...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 19, 2015

PADD hosted brownsfield seminar

Discussion, led by the Panhandle Area Development District (PADD), addressed Kimball’s blighted and underutilized properties, at a meeting hosted by the City of Kimball at City Hall on Tuesday, Nov 10. Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty, along with city...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 19, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: The Noltings

No doubt, most of the public recognizes a couple from Bushnell who have resided in the Kimball County area for less than a decade, whether it be from Tim Nolting's service on the Kimball County...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 19, 2015

Abraham Lincoln visits Kimball

The person and character of the greatest U. S. President came alive with a presentation by John Voehl, a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, who has been presenting as Abraham Lincoln for several years. Voehl approached Kimball...

 

Robert D. Dunkin, Sr.

Robert D. Dunkin, Sr., 81,of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Kimball...

 

Mary L. Lauchenauer

Mary L. Lauchenauer, 74, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Mary’s Tribute Wall and leave...

 

Robert E. Christiansen

Robert E. Christiansen, 61, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Mel Daves offi...

 

Fifth Annual Shop with a Cop

Local volunteers are getting into the spirit of the season as they prepare for Kimball’s 5th Annual Shop with a Cop, which has been scheduled for Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. Letters from Jim Reeves, school counselor at Mary Lynch, will be sent home on Nov....

 

Carpet installation imminent

After more than a year, the wait is nearly over for the Kimball Public Library. In anticipation of new carpet installation, they are hosting a book sale/garage sale on Nov. 28 and again Dec. 5 in the west room of the library. Sales such as this for...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 19, 2015

Mayor responds to Letter to the Editor

Kimball Mayor, Keith Prunty responded to the letter to the editor submitted by J. Pete Scales of Pocatello, Idaho, and published in the Nov. 5 edition of the Western Nebraska Observer. Scales voiced his concern over a letter received by his sister,...

 

Xana gets dressed up

Kimball Police Captain Andy Bremer and K9 Xana show off the new bullet and stab protective vest received through the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Xana's protective vest is...

 

Kimball Area Foundation Benefit

Members of the late Dr. Doug McConnell family attended the Kimball Area Foundation fundraising event, directed by Jan Sears, last Saturday evening at the local event center in Kimball. Approximately...

 

One season win for longhorn football

Despite the 1 win-8 loss season for the Kimball High Football Team, there was good effort, good attitude, and progress of the younger players, leaving a positive outlook for next year. The season got...

 

THREE WINNERS FOR KIMBALL AT HEMINGFORD WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

The Kimball Junior High Wrestling Team had four medalists and three gold medal winners at the Hemingford Tournament this past week. First place winners for Kimball were Bradley Lee, Todd Hunsaker,...

 

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS OPEN BOUNCE BALL SEASON

The Kimball Junior High Girl's Basketball season is off and running with two games under their belts at the time of this writing. Kimball opened the season hosting a tall and talented Pine Bluffs team that already had 5 games behind them when they...

 

Jock Talk

Good News about Good Wins for former Kimball High athletes now involved in sports at the college level. Let’s start with football first as the seasons come to an end for both Jake Reader and Jonathon Withrow. Jon Withrow’s Dakota Wesleyan team...

 

Operation Christmas Child

Kimball residents are invited to participate in the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts, Nov. 16 – 23. To participate, fill a shoebox with a special, age-appropriate item for a needy child – a doll or soccer...

 

Photo of the Week

Did you say cheese? - Banner County by Rick Forepaugh...

 

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