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Articles from the November 20, 2014 edition

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Locals have photos displayed at Main Street Market

Photographs that represent the community is what Panhandle Coop wanted for its photo contest held over the spring and summer. That is what they got. Anyone in the area was welcome to enter so long as...

 

Live on stage

Members of the Kimball High School One Act Play rehearse Monday night for their performance of Sillyheart. They will host their debut performance Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Kimball High School...

 

America Recycles event combines fun, education for children

The lords and ladies of Kimball were encouraged to attend this year's America Recycles event at Mary Lynch Elementary held last Friday. The elementary school eco club, which has played a big role in...

 

High above the sky

Tracy Williams Pleiss, a Kimball native, flew in a brand new, state of the art helicopter into town Monday. She works for Midwest MedAir, which assists AirLink when things are busy or weather is...

 

Those with gambling issues can get help locally

Gambling can be a fun recreational pasttime and proves to benefit the community in different ways. However, due to the nature of gambling, the risk and the possibility of reward, some people become addicted. Three percent of Nebraskans have a...

 

Janice Fay (Caine) Gumbir

Janice Fay (Caine) Gumbir, 73, entered eternal glory on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at her home in Peetz, Colo. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling,...

 

Kathryn M. Hafeman

Kathryn M. Hafeman, 86, formerly of Kimball, died at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, Nov., 19 at... Full story

 

2014-15 KHS FFA members

Members of the Kimball High School Future Farmers of America for the 2014-15 school year are as follows. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Ryan Soper, Connor Moore, Sebastian Portillo, Nicholas...

 

Performing live in Bushnell

Martin Gilmore, a musician out of Colorado, performed last Saturday at The Sisters Grimm in Bushnell. Gilmore played and sang a variety of tunes, from bluegrass to folk and even a few Irish songs. He...

 

New FFA Greenhands

Several Kimball High School students received the Future Farmers of America's Greenhand Degree at a ceremony held last Thursday. To earn the honor, first-year FFA members must demonstrate knowledge...

 

Bogert named to all-state chorus

Samuel Bogert, a student at Potter-Dix Schools, was selected for the 2014 Nebraska All-State Chorus. Bogert, a Tenor II, is the son of Chris and Elizabeth Bogert of Dix. Approximately 3,000 students across the state audition for the Nebraska...

 

KAF honorees

The Kimball Area Foundation honored Dr. Doug McConnell and his daughter, Larissa Binod, for their contributions to the foundation at the annual fundraiser banquet held Nov. 7. Jan Sears, KAF...

 

Ferguson tabbed October Student of the Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School's October Student of the Month, Michael Ferguson. Michael has been very active during his time at Kimball Public Schools. At this point in time, Michael has...

 

5th annual Ladies Night Out

Larsen's Jewelry Store held its 5th annual Ladies Night Out last Thursday. The theme for this year's event was an 'Oriental Evening.'...

 

Bountiful opening weekend for deer hunting

The opening weekend of the Nebraska Firearm deer season proved to be bountiful with 101 deer checked in at the Kimball check-in station located once again at Sportsman's Liquor Store. The cold...

 

Kimball Little League Football

Little league football teams coached by Jared Hunsaker and Troy Hill competed this fall....

 

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