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Articles from the November 29, 2018 edition

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  • Christmas Opening in Kimball

    Nov 29, 2018

  • County board moves forward to purchase transit building

    Dakota Kuhns|Nov 29, 2018

    Following a Nov. 19 informational meeting, Kimball County Commissioners met in open session to determine if Kimball County should purchase and renovate a building for the local transit system during a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The board received comments for and against renovating an existing building, located at 223 S. Chestnut Street, in Kimball, commonly known as the Weather Wise building. Additionally, this public hearing was to determine if the County should use the financial assistance being sought from the Federal Transit...

  • Local family feeds spirits and stomachs on Thanksgiving

    Desyree Nelson|Nov 29, 2018

    With much to be grateful for, one Kimball family showed appreciation with an open invitation to share a meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Alecia Klein and her uncle held a delightful dinner for anyone in the community to enjoy on Thanksgiving evening, opening the invitation through social media. One person said that there was an enormous amount of food including turkey, stuffing, pies, and much more. Klein said that 36 people joined them this year to share a meal and interact with one another. This is something her family does every year on...

  • Hometown bar has a big plans for the next couple months

    Dakota Kuhns|Nov 29, 2018

    The bar will be closed on Dec. 20 for their annual employee Christmas party, and closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas as well. To kick off the new year Beer and Loathing presents Sultry Sounds live on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. along with the annual Balloon/Money Drop at midnight with over $150 in cash and prizes that will drop after the countdown! The second annual Meat Raisin’ or Jerky Competition is set for Saturday, Jan. 26. Over $500 in cash and prizes will be given away. There will be loose or ground category and a strip category, and a...

  • Where are they now?

    Tom Southard|Nov 29, 2018

    Ireland Olson, daughter of Rick and Shelly Olson, of Kimball, and Melissa Olson of Ephraim, Utah, recently completed her Basic Combat Training and was in the graduating class number 69-18 held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on Nov. 16, 2018. The 2016 graduate of Kimball High School, where she graduated with honors, enrolled at Southeast Community College in Beatrice following her high school graduation and began her pursuit of becoming a nurse in the medical field. At the completion of 13 months, she...

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Harry Gillway|Nov 29, 2018

    One word…. Civility. Politics have gotten so out of hand this year and so much hatred abound on both sides. Politics have never been so bad. I watched a show on the Smithsonian Channel the other night where it showed the debate between John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon. They disagreed but were still civil with each other and even complimented each other genuinely. I remember civics and history classes where the teachers did an excellent job presenting both sides and explained the great things both sides did. I have a great respect for the D...

  • St. Paul's celebrates 100 years

    Nov 29, 2018

    St. Paul's was organized in 1918 soon after World War I came to a close. On November 24 of that year a meeting was held in the farm home of Benjamin Hilpert. Pastor O.W. Juengel, of Sidney, presented a constitution which was discussed and adopted. With joy in their hearts, ten men signed the constitution as charter members: Benjamin Hilpert, Theodore Seibel, Arthur Schubarth, Arthur Oberndorfer, Ray wills and five Mueller brothers, John, Frank, Art, Hugo and Oscar. Of these, descendants of...

  • LTTE: Thanks for the years

    Nov 29, 2018

    Thank you, the people of Kimball County, for giving me the honor of serving you the past four years as a Kimball County Commissioner. I worked to do the best job possible, considering the vastness of the reaches of the county programs. While working within these programs, I enjoyed and was most fulfilled by meeting and working with you, the county residents. The time has gone far too quickly, and yet, as I approach the final month of being your county commissioner, the experiences and memories that I carry forward will be invaluable. While I...

  • LTTE: Honor Flight

    Nov 29, 2018

    The Honor Flight Board would like to thank all who make our flights for Veterans possible. We could not do any of this without all of you. We extend our appreciation to the Patriot Guard Riders of NE and CO, American Legion Riders of NE and CO, Tim Lordino and Law enforcement of NE and CO for the escort to Denver. GMC of Chadron, Paris Fisher Auto Sales, Wahlstrom Ford, and Eagle Chevrolet for the use of their vehicles. Big Bats for gas cards, the Fire Departments who hang their big flags as the escort proceeds. Rita Horse who helps plan the...

  • Kimball Junior High places several wrestlers in top spots at Perkins Co.

    Tonia Copeland|Nov 29, 2018

    Young wrestlers from Kimball earned top billing at the Perkins County Junior High meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Three Longhorns took first place with four in second place and two earning third. Kimball's Matthew Johnson earned first place in the 62-72 weight bracket and 18 team points with his first round win by fall in 25 seconds over Hershey's Aden Bates. He followed up with a round two win by 7-2 decision over Garden County's Wyland Lobner and a third round win by fall in 2:26 over Kevin Dannatt...

  • Firearm season is complete

    Nov 29, 2018

    According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner, preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is 5 percent behind last year’s pace. From Sept. 1 through Nov. 26, there were 47,532 deer checked, compared to 49,923 in 2017. Mule deer buck harvest decreased slightly, with 8,575 taken, compared to 8,609 in 2017. This is still the second highest recorded mule deer buck harvest on record, bodes well for Nebraska. The average age of bucks is also very good, with 59 percent of bucks estimated at age 3 o...

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Nov 29, 2018

    The week all area sports fans have been waiting for has arrived. It’s the tip off of the High School Winter Sports Season! The Kimball High wrestlers open it up today (Thursday) in a dual at Bayard with mat time at 6 p.m. The girls and boys basketball teams start tomorrow (Friday) at home, in their annual four school tournament which involves Dundy County, Potter-Dix, and Morrill. The Potter-Dix girls get it all going with their game with Dundy County at 3 p.m. followed by the boys game between these two schools at 4:30. At 6 p.m. it is the K...

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