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Articles from the November 26, 2015 edition

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Bells will be ringing

Calling all volunteers. Salvation Army Bell Ringers are needed at Kimball's Main Street Market from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday beginning Friday, Dec. 4 and ending Dec. 19. The Red...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 26, 2015

NDEQ to inspect Annex

At last week’s regularly scheduled Kimball County Commissioners meeting, Brian Hilbert, Project Manager and Environmental Scientist from Panhandle Geotechnical and Environmental (PG&E) approached the board with an update to the proposed physical...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Maida Gotfrey

With an armor of strength and perseverance garnered from tragedies she has endured throughout her life, Maida Gotfrey, chooses to keep moving forward by serving others in her community and...

 

Council awaits refined designs

Designers continue to refine the initial design to cut costs and come within a reasonable budget for the Kimball Event Center renovation project, this the Kimball City Council heard from City Administrator Daniel Ortiz at their regular meeting on...

 

Equipment rental costs settled

Kimball City Council passed resolution 2015-10, setting rental rates for city-owned equipment to private sector businesses and citizens at their regular meeting, Nov. 17. The item was tabled during the previous council meeting for further review by c...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 26, 2015

Combined boards approve funding of $176,000

At the most recent Kimball Park and Recreation Board meeting, the Park and Recreation Superintendent, Jeremy Williams addressed both the County Commissioners and the City Council for money to purchase several pieces of equipment to replace older unit...

 

Christmas opening in Kimball this weekend

Don't let the chill in the afternoon air keep you home on Saturday, Nov. 28, as this weekend begins the Christmas season in Kimball. The local Eagles club invites everyone in from the cold for some...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 26, 2015

Kimball VSO boosts benefits by 100 percent

During last week’s commissioner’s meeting, County Veteran’s Service Officer (V.S.O.), Austin Garner addressed the board with an update on his ongoing progress concerning Kimball County’s 444 veterans. According to Garner, within this past mon...

 

Olga J. Mistarka

Olga J. Mistarka, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 16, 2015 at the Kimball County Manor, Kimball, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 30, 2015 at...

 

Winter Preparation

On one of the biggest travel days of the year, drivers may face treacherous conditions as a winter storm is expected to begin Wednesday night. The storm, accompanied by arctic air, is expected to drop...

 

Randomly Tonia

What is it that comes to mind first when you are asked, “What are you thankful for?” The health, happiness and safety of my loved ones – these are the first three thoughts that come to mind when I express gratitude. I too can echo the...

 

FERGUSON HOME FOR SHORT BASKETBALL BREAK

Kendall Ferguson and his Hastings College team mates had a three-game past week schedule but were given a short break to spend Thanksgiving with their families today before heading back to Hastings...

 

LADY LONGHORNS COMPLETE SUCCESSFUL VOLLEYBALL SEASON

The 2015 Kimball High Volleyball Season will go into the books as one of the most successful in the history of the sport for the Lady Longhorns with an overall win-loss record of 17-10. The junior...

 

Winter sports practice begins

Kimball High athletes were busy this past week as the Nebraska Winter Sports practice officially got underway on November 16....

 

Jock Talk

Are you ready for the High School Winter Sports tip-off? Better get ready because the Kimball High girl’s basketball team is ready to entertain you on the home court this Monday, (November 30) in a Nebraska Hall of Fame exhibition game with Scottsb...

 

Biesecker signs with Southeast Community College

There were lots of smiles, pats on the backs, high fives, and congratulations galore Monday at High Noon when Kimball's Madison Biesecker signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Southeast...

 

A good year for Kimball deer hunters

It was a bountiful year for Kimball area deer hunters with a grand total of 226 deer checked in at the Sportsman's Liquor check-in location. According to Lissa Wangler, owner of Sportsman's Liquor,...

 

Local Pool League Champions Crowned

Several local pool players were recently recognized for winning the Summer Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-Ball and 9-Ball Pool Leagues. Winning teams each session advance to...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    November 26, 2015

I-80 accident kills two

A single vehicle accident on Interstate 80 claimed the lives of a Scottsbluff couple Nov. 12. The accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m., when the driver of an eastbound 2012 Buick Enclave, Kelly Rose, 57, fell asleep. The vehicle left the roadway...

 

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