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Articles from the November 19, 2020 edition

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Judy Anderson of Kimball freely and proudly admits she is a "fabric-a-holic" although, being a "fabric-a-holic" has come in quite handy the past few months. As a well-known area seamstress, Judy put... Full story


City Administrator Choice On Fast Track

Two candidates for the Kimball City administrator job spent Monday morning touring the town and visiting the city services, then at 5 p.m., a special joint meeting of the City Council and Board of...


COVID Cases Surge In Area

As of Monday of this week, the Panhandle jumped into the middle of the severe COVID-19 spread range, and the Panhandle is also making national headlines as the cases and spread of COVID-19 have skyrocketed in this area. Kimball County has certainly...



Two properties, 123 Front St. and 605 S. Myrtle St., were determined to be "unsafe properties" at the Oct. 20 Kimball City Council meeting and will require some attention by the owners. At left is...



Members of Trinity Methodist Church in Kimball help unload USDA Farmers to Families food boxes from the delivery truck this past week. The program offers boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy...



Mary Lynch Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Ben Ferguson and some of his students explain at a recent Kimball School Board meeting why they like the new program “Beyond Text...

 By Barb Cross    News    November 19, 2020

Time For Some Food, Folks, Fun in Banner County... And Especially Thanks

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here is a little bit of news, a few notes, and a little nonsense. Pretty slow around here. Tomorrow, Friday, November 20th, is the deadline for applications for the Conservation Stewardship program....


LaVeta K. Beyke

LaVeta K. Beyke, 97, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Burial will be held at 10:00... Full story


Sheri Lynn Anderson

Sheri Lynn Anderson, 57, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 6, 2020. Sheri was born August 6, 1963 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, a daughter of Gilbert and Dona (Haddix)... Full story


Ernest L. Huerter

Ernest L. Huerter, 89, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit... Full story


Kimball Junior High Wrestling Held With Restrictions

The Kimball Junior High Invitational Wrestling Tournament went off as scheduled this past Monday although the numbers were down considerably, according to Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. Smith... Full story



The Nebraska rifle season for deer hunters opened this past Saturday and will run through this Sunday with one big change this season. There will be no check-in locations this year, and hunters will...


Shoe Drive Returns As Park Fundraiser

Nate and Heather Entingh of Kimball are looking for used shoes, any kind of shoes or boots, this includes work boots, high heels, gym or tennis shoes, any type and any brand, except shoes with... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    November 19, 2020

Kimball About To 'Believe In Magic of Christmas"

Christmas in Kimball 2020 activities begin Thanksgiving week, kicking off the local holiday season. This year's theme is “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.” Like just about everything else this year, COVID left its mark on the planning. For one... Full story


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