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School district budget 'on the right track,' auditor says

The Kimball Board of Education meeting Monday touched on the use of funding for the benefit of the district. The district was audited by Rauner & Associates. Julie Peetz, of Rauner & Associates, presented that the district had a deficit of $166,153....

 

'Manor Tree' spurs Christmas gift giving to local seniors

Upon entering Points West Bank in Kimball, one will see a display of small silver gift boxes topped with bows. These boxes are a part of the Manor Tree program the bank is hosting. During the...

 

New mayor, city council members sworn in

The Dec. 2 Kimball City Council meeting brought in a new mayor and council members while other said their farewells. The meeting was called to order by then-Mayor James Schnell. Schnell presented an...

 

Brower honored, Kimball County Commissioners look at road conditions

Kimball County Commissioner Larry Brower was honored at the Dec. 2 meeting. Brower was awarded a plaque for his 20 years of service. Kimball County Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell asked the commissioners if they had heard any complaints about...

 

James E. Robinson

James E. Robinson, 79, of Kimball died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery. Services were...

 

Paul M. McEntee

Paul M. McEntee, 88, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.  Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date.  Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave...

 

Clark Wicks

Clark Wicks, age 89 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney on Dec. 7, 2014. Funeral services for Clark will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in the First United Methodist Church of Sidney with the Rev. Tom Hyde officiating....

 

Friends of the Library receives $1,006 from MSM Receipts for Cash program

Jeri Rutledge, left, and Markus Wood, right, of Main Street Market, present a $1,006 check to Jan Sears of the Friends of the Kimball Library. The Friends of the Library earned the money by...

 

Autry named Kimball VFD 'Fireman of the Year'

Jordan Autry was named the Fireman of the Year for the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department its annual Christmas party. Autry was named Fireman of the Year by the department chiefs for his...

 

Kallie Bush tabbed Lions Club Student of the Month

Congratulations to Kimball High School's November Student of the Month, Kallie Bush. Kallie has participated in many activities throughout high school. She has been playing clarinet in band since she...

 

Kimball boys claim tournament title

The Kimball High boys opened the season with a pair of wins in capturing the championship of their own four team tournament this past weekend as new head coach Luke Dea saw his new role as the head...

 

Longhorn wrestlers open at Bayard, Akron

The Kimball High Wrestling Team got the season underway at a dual meet in Bayard this past Thursday and travelled to Akron, Colorado on Saturday to take part in the Chuck Annand Tournament Bayard won out 48-15 in the dual competition picking up...

 

Lady Longhorns open season 1-1, take third at Kimball tournament

The Kimball Lady Longhorns fell to a very good Dundy County-Stratton team 70-51 in first round play, but came back to win 51-13 over McPherson County to capture third place honors at the Kimball Tourn...

 

Inside defense helps Coyotes top Wildcats

HARRISBURG - Potter-Dix limited Banner County to just one inside first half basket as the Coyotes grabbed the early lead in a 52-31 win on Saturday. The Coyotes (1-1) held the Wildcats (0-2) to just...

 

Grubbs finishes third to lead Banner County wrestling

Garrett Grubbs took third place to lead the Banner County wrestling team in the Crawford Invitational last Friday. Brandon Blickensderfer also wrestled but lost in the fifth place match. “We looked good in some areas, and showed a real need for...

 

Strong start lifts Lady Coyotes past Lady Wildcats

Potter-Dix used its strong press and rolled out to an 11-0 first quarter lead en route to a 43-15 win last Saturday at Banner County. "The press helped us create some turnovers and get some early...

 

Lady Coyotes defeat Sedgwick County

The Potter-Dix girls basketball team opened its season last Friday with a 49-39 win against Sedgwick County (Colo.). The Lady Coyotes overcame a 10-4 first quarter deficit en route to the win. They outscored Sedgwick 17-8 in the second quarter for a...

 

Garden sweeps Banner in season opener

Banner County opened its boys basketball season last Friday with a 44-40 loss at Garden County. The Wildcats held a 26-24 halftime lead after outscoring the Eagles 18-4 in the second quarter. Tyson Dahlgrin had a double-double to lead the Wildcats...

 

Potter-Dix JV teams sweep Banner County

The Potter-Dix junior varsity teams swept Banner County on Saturday. The Coyotes topped the Wildcats 27-13, while the Lady Coyotes defeated the Lady Wildcats 13-8....

 

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