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Articles from the December 9, 2021 edition

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Breakfast with Books (and santa)

No doubt, Santa Claus brought out the smiles Saturday during the Breakfast with Santa event, above, at Kimball Public Library. Next up in Christmas in Kimball festivities are the Christmas Movie... Full story


Tom & Karen Southard Court

After a solid win by the Longhorn girls varsity basketball team, Kimball Public Schools dedicated the gym court to Tom and Karen Southard. The dedication took place on Dec. 5, 2021, just short of a ye... Full story


Board Of Regents Candidate Williams Visits Kimball

A luncheon was held Nov. 16 in Kimball for candidate Matt Williams, who is running for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents District 7. Williams serves in the Nebraska Legislature and will...


County Addresses Personnel Matter

The Kimball County Commissioners ended their Dec. 7 meeting by entering into an executive session to discuss "imminent/potential litigation regarding personal matters." The executive session lasted...

 By Jim Orr    News    December 9, 2021

Windmill Workers' Donation Energizes Food Pantry

Employees of RES, who work on windmills in the Kimball area, have donated truckloads of food to Kimball Food Pantry – a record donation to the charitable organization that helps those in need. Not...



The recent Grandparents Day at Mary Lynch Elementary School was a treat for younger and older folks alike. The popular event once again was well-attended....


Katharine E. Nelson

Katharine E. Nelson, 100, of Gering, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Heritage Estates in Gering. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Agnes... Full story


Richard Marshall

Richard L. Marshall, 75, of Kimball, passed away on November 28, 2021. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4 at Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Stoney Vance officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Fond... Full story



Marvin Moench, formerly of Kimball, passed away on November 22, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Tucson, AZ. Additional information is pending.... Full story


'Work In Progress' Begins For Wrestlers

Kimball took on the Bayard Tigers on Dec. 2. The final score was Kimball 15, Bayard 42. At 106 Matthew Johnson, pinned Trace Shaw (1:24). At 120 Cody Brinkman, won by forfeit. At 138 James McGinnis,... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2021

Strong Start For Girls Hoops

Despite dropping their first game of the season, the Kimball Lady Longhorns quickly rebounded and took their next two contests to start their season strong. On Thursday, the Lady Longhorns traveled...

 By Chad Miller    Sports    December 9, 2021

Young Longhorns Showing Grit From The Get-Go

Bayard 67, Kimball 26 Thursday, Dec. 2 We had only seven players to open this season of a three-game stretch of back-to-back-to-back games, four freshmen and three sophomores. Junior Kyle Fraser was...


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