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Public works board discusses trees, bulk water rates

The Kimball board of public works discussed various upkeep projects during its Nov. 25 meeting. One topic of discussion was the growth of trees in the city. Many trees in the city are growing at a...

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

From left, Michele Daum, Danika Daum and Michael Ferguson greet the crowd while on the Kimball All-Class Reunion float during Saturday's Parade of Lights. The annual event, which also featured a...

 

Chamber has various 'fun' activities planned for December

The month of December is a festive time of year, and the Kimball-Banner Chamber of Commerce and its members have some contests planned to keep everyone on their toes this holiday season. The chamber has a couple fun and creative ideas for getting...

 

'Quarter Store' is once again open for business

With so many in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season, it Is no wonder that children along with adults want to get in on the giving action. Thanks to the Bushnell Calvary United Methodist...

 

Kimball cheerleaders take 5 trophies at Ventura Dance Invite

The Kimball sports seasons tends to be flooded with the excitement that surrounds football, basketball and volleyball, just to name a few sports. However, in the hustle and bustle of the "Longhorn...

 

Thanksgiving day prices increase an average of 37 cents from last year, Farm Bureau reports

The American Farm Bureau’s annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table was recently released. This year’s feast for 10 averaged $49.41, which is an increase of 37 cents from last year’s average cost. The big...

 

Potter-Dix takes second at district play production contest

Potter-Dix High School finished second in the District 1-6 Play Production Contest. Paxton won the contest and will advance to the state competition set for Dec. 10 in Norfolk. Other schools competing included Leyton, Minatare, Mullen and Stapleton....

 

Honoring Commissioner Larry Brower

Kimball County employees gathered Tuesday morning to watch as Commissioner Larry Brower received a plaque of appreciation for his 20 years as a county commissioner. A swell of appreciation and...

 

Janette (Navotny) Ukasick

Janette (Navotny) Ukasick, formerly of Dix, passed away Nov. 22, 2014, in her home at Florence, Ariz. Jan is survived by her husband, Dave; sons, Troy and Curt Ukasick and families; brothers Lonnie and John Al Novotny and families; and sister Nanci...

 

Dean Freeburg

Dean Freeburg, 63, formerly of Albin, Wyo., passed away Friday morning at Beehive Homes of Evanston, Wyo. Dean A. Freeburg was born March 21, 1951 to John W. and Verna Freeburg at Kimball. He grew up in Albin and graduated from Albin High School....

 

Delores Wickard

Delores Wickard, 80, of Kimball, and formerly of Bayard, died Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Kimball County Manor. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Church of Christ in Bayard. Burial followed at the East Lawn Cemetery in Minatare....

 

Whimsical Wonderland - Kimball Parade of Lights

Crowds gathered in downtown Kimball last Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights. This year's theme was Whimsical Wonderland. Many colorful and lit floats paraded through downtown. After the...

 

Kimball girls win, 61-60, at Hall of Fame Game

The Kimball High girls opened the season with an exciting 61-60 win over Scottsbluff in the exhibition Nebraska Schools Hall of Fame pre-season game played at Scottsbluff High Monday evening. Although...

 

Longhorns fall to Scottsbluff in Hall of Fame game

The Kimball High boys were simply out classed by a much larger and talented Scottsbluff team in the Nebraska School Hall of Fame pre-season game Monday evening at Scottsbluff High School and came up...

 

Deer season a success in Kimball area

The final tally is complete with 220 deer checked in at the Sportsman's Liquor check-in-station, according to owner Lisa Wangler. Wangler said they had more out of state hunters this year than any...

 

Kimball Tournament to open girls and boys basketball seasons this weekend

The basketball season officially opens this weekend for the Kimball High girls and boys as they host their own four team tournament on Friday and Saturday. The opening game in the girls bracket will...

 

Season preview: Dawning of a new Dea for Kimball boys basketball

With the resignation of Bruce Tjosvold at the end of last season, a new era of Kimball High Boy's Basketball is about to begin with the dawning of a new Dea! That new Dea is Luke Dea, the man who will...

 

Season preview: Kimball girls basketball lost five to graduation

Chauncey Pedersen is back to guide the Kimball High girl's basketball after taking over as the head man last year. It might be hard to equal his winning season of 13-11 last year as he will lose the...

 

Season preview: Senior leadership will key Kimball wrestling in 2014-15

The return of four senior letter winners, including state qualifier Damien Rutledge, will be the key to success this season for the Kimball High Wrestling program. Coach Wade Brashear is back for his...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    December 4, 2014

Season preview: Gifford looks for growth from young BC wrestling team

Veteran Banner County wrestling coach Bill Gifford looks for growth from his young squad as the 2014-15 season gets underway Friday. The youthful Wildcats sport a team of just three, and only one of...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    December 4, 2014

Season preview: Banner County boys to depend on senior leadership

Cole Wyatt takes over as the head boys basketball coach at Banner County, and feels that the Wildcats will compete for a conference title in 2014-15. Wyatt previously served as an assistant at Banner...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    December 4, 2014

Season preview: Hard work, enthusiasm keys for young Lady Wildcats

Banner County girls basketball coach Brittany Cooper looks for her team's hard work and enthusiasm pay off in 2014-15. The Lady Wildcats return three starters and six overall lettermen for the season...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    December 4, 2014

Season preview: Coyotes return plenty of experience for 2014-15

The Potter-Dix boys basketball team has plenty of experience in 2014-15, although coach Chad Miller said some of those will see new roles this season. The Coyotes return three starters and eight...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    December 4, 2014

Season preview: Lady Coyotes look to take advantage of athleticism

The Potter-Dix girls basketball team returns two starters and four additional lettermen as the Lady Coyotes look to improve on last year's 10-10 campaign. They begin the season Friday with a home...

 

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