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Increased interest in WNED

Interest in the Western Nebraska Economic Development Inter-local Cooperation Agreement (WNED) is increasing, according to Kimball City Administrator Daniel Ortiz. Ortiz told members of the council of that increase in interest at the Dec. 1 meeting....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 10, 2015

Commissioners consider new ambulance

Consideration of purchasing a new rescue vehicle for the Kimball County ambulance service has been ongoing for four years, according to director Carla Goranson. Recently the issue was moved to the fro...

 

City Council approves appointments and Keno grant

The Kimball City Council approved a Keno grant for Shop with a Cop, discussed changes in PADD, and welcomed back Rosie Russell as city clerk at the Dec. 1 meeting. Police chief Darren Huff requested $4,500 in the form of a Keno grant for the local...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 10, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Laura Whelchel

Choosing to trade a somewhat urban lifestyle in Colorado for a more peaceful rural life in Banner County fits the Whelchel family just fine. Laura, her husband, Dave, and two children are glad they di...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 10, 2015

Mary Lynch reaches $1 million goal

Kimball's Mary Lynch Elementary School has reached the million dollar mark in the "Receipts for Cash" program with Main Street Market. According to teacher Amy McManigal, who is in her third year of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 10, 2015

Park and rec to replace inoperable vehicles

At the most recent Kimball Park and Recreation Board meeting, Nov. 17, 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...

 

JoAnn Steele Thompson

JoAnn Steele Thompson passed away November 30, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX after a recurring battle with cancer. JoAnn Mardelle Christensen Steele Thompson was born June 12,...

 

Randomly Tonia

I have always, I mean almost always ... that is usually, at least sometimes, lived a super organized life – regardless of what friends and family might say. I do actually prefer putting in the small amount of effort that is required to have a...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    December 10, 2015

Veterans History Project

From an early age, Russell Brady faced life challenges. His mother had passed away (tuberculosis); his father was seriously injured in an accident; he lived in an orphanage. When America was attacked, he joined the US Army. Russell enlisted on 8...

 

Potter-Dix One-Act team competes at state

Cast and crew of "Eurydice," the One-Act play presented by Potter-Dix High School are shown here following their Dec. 2 first place performance. At press time the One-Act team was on the road to the...

 

KIMBALL GIRLS TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

The Kimball High girls are off and running, winning their own Kimball Invitational Tournament this past weekend leaving them with a 3-0 record, counting the early exhibition win over Scottsbluff in...

 

Daum Signs with WNCC

Danika Daum signed her letter of intent this past week to officially declare herself a Cougar, and a member of next year's WNCC Volleyball program. Western Nebraska Community College Coach Binny...

 

Wildcat wrestlers win two of four at Crawford

Wildcat wrestlers competed well in the Crawford Invitational, a round robin tournament, on Friday, Dec. 4 with freshman Trenten Eskew and senior Garrett Grubbs finishing second in their weight brackets. Eskew, wrestling at 106 pounds, began his day...

 

Banner County Wildcats gain experience on court

With just five athletes on their roster, the Wildcats forfeited the varsity game against the Coyotes but played out the junior varsity game. According to coach Cole Wyatt because the Banner County boys are down to just five players, they have...

 

Jock Talk

The High School Winter Sports Season is off and running. We had a full schedule of events this past week with the Kimball High Wrestlers hosting their own dual with Bayard and then participating in the Akron, Colorado Tournament and they will be at...

 

KIMBALL WRESTLERS OPEN SEASON ON HOME MATS

The Kimball High Wrestlers got the season underway on the home mats this past Thursday hosting Bayard. The visiting Tigers got the win 42-18 with Kimball having one lone win on the mats and two wins...

 

KIMBALL BOYS FALL TO DUNDY COUNTY IN TITLE GAME

The Kimball High boys swept past McPherson County 68-20 in first round play of the Kimball Invitational Tournament this past weekend but fell to a scrappy Dundy County-Stratton team 67-48 in the championship game. The Dundy County-Stratton team had...

 

Lady Wildcats end week 0-2

The Banner County Lady Wildcats lost a close game when they hosted Garden County on Friday, Dec. 4 and followed with a second tough loss to Potter-Dix on Saturday. MaKenna Dahlrin, sophomore starter...

 

JUNIOR HIGH WRESTLERS HAVE BEST OUTING

The Kimball Junior High Wrestling Team had their best performance of the season, according to coach Klent Schnell at the Bayard Tournament this past week. "Our young men wrestled the best they have...

 

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