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Articles from the November 22, 2018 edition


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  • Kimball plans visioning workshop for the Longhorn

    Tonia Copeland|Nov 22, 2018

    As the Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) seeks applicants for Brownfield Assessment funds, Kimball begins the process of a local brownfield subject site – the Longhorn building. According to a recent press release, PADD received funds from the Environmental Protection Agency to assist communities throughout the panhandle to redevelop potential brownfield sites. Brownfield properties are those that may have, or have been proven to have, any hazardous substance which would make r...

  • Shopping local increases local Christmas spirit

    Dakota Kuhns|Nov 22, 2018

    Christmas in Kimball is coming to town once again this holiday season and Santa's Helpers urge citizens to keep Christmas shopping at home, providing Christmas spirit at home. Santa's Helpers are kicking off the spirit this weekend beginning with the Jingle Bell Market at the Eagles Club from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A Christmas Centerpiece Silent Auction will take place from 10-5 with winners announced at 5:30 following the close of the auction. Eagles Soup Supper will be held from 4-5:30 with the...

  • Local FFA members attend District 12 Leadership Development

    Dakota Kuhns|Nov 22, 2018

    The FFA District 12 Leadership Development events took place last Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Chadron with 25 Kimball FFA members in attendance. Local FFA members take pride in their community as well as looking to better themselves. The Parliamentary Procedure A Team received third place at the Chadron competition this past week. The Parliamentary Procedure B Team is composed of first-year members, many of whom are often anxious about the first contest. With great attitudes and effort the community is excited to what this group has in store for the...

  • Ben K. Radford

    Nov 22, 2018

    Ben K. Radford, 45, of rural Bushnell, died at his home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends can visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Ben's Tribute Wall and leave stories and condolences for the family. Memorials may be given in memory of Ben to the Frenchman Valley CO-OP, Ben Radford Memorial Fund in Kimball or Pine Bluffs. The services for Ben have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home. Ben Kevin Radford was born...

  • James "Jim" Robert Reeves

    Nov 22, 2018

    James "Jim" Robert Reeves, 52, of Dix, Ne died Nov. 12, 2018 in Denver, Colo. Jim was born on March 27, 1966 to Clark Leon Reeves and Rosetta "Paddy" Reeves in Gothenburg, where he grew up. Jim graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1984 where he was active in cross country and track. Jim went on to attend UN-Kearney, graduating with a teaching degree and masters degree in counseling. Jim loved working with young children and all students. He also had a passion for coaching cross country and...

  • Randomly Tonia

    Nov 22, 2018

    Though we should express gratitude as often as we feel grateful, this is the time of year that we focus on thanksgiving – not the holiday, but the action. Each year, as my family and friends gather, I experience awe at those around me and how grateful I am to have them in my life. As we eat, drink and chat I realize how much each one of them mean to me. Whether I see them daily or rarely, I appreciate all of my friends and family and am blessed for the time we get together. This year, recently, I have been thinking of even more for which I a...

  • Area Junior High wrestlers compete well

    Tonia Copeland|Nov 22, 2018

    Junior high mat men from the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming competed in Morrill on Friday, Nov. 16, with three young Longhorns earning first place. Trey Schindler's placed first in the 126-138 weight bracket and earned the Longhorns 24 team points. Schindler won the quarterfinal match by fall in 13 seconds over Petar Carlson of Hemingford before pinning Leyton's Kaleb Borges in 1:10 in the semifinal match. His championship was cemented with a win by fall over Parker Farrenkopf of Bridgeport in...

  • Jock Talk

    Nov 22, 2018

    The Kimball junior high winter sports is still underway and entertaining you fans, but the Kimball High School sports is ready to bust loose this next week with the basketball teams headed to Gering and I am not sure what format they will use. I know last time we went it was more like a scrimmage with no score kept on the score board, or in the book. The teams wore their practice uniforms and unless you knew the players, you were in the dark as to who was doing what. The girl’s game will start at 5:30 this Monday-November 26th, and the b...

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