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City Approves Liquor License; Hinton Eyes Former Mad Dog's Location

The City Council voted in favor to recommend a Class C liquor license application put forth by Bob Hinton concerning Mad Dog’s Sports Bar for approval by the state. The council heard comments from Hinton who assured the council that if granted the...

 

Shop With A Cop Receives $4,500 In Keno Funds

Chief of Police Mark Simpson stood in front of the City Council the night of December 4, to ask for support for the Shop with a Cop program by way of a $4,500 grant. “Before you make a decision,...

 

Chamber Board Votes Funds To Assist With Derrick Restoration

The Board of the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night, December 10, to help out the local efforts to get the oil derrick put back up through a...

 

Business Boosters Plan Holiday Hayride

The Kimball Business Boosters Club will be putting on a hayride downtown December 19, at 5:30 p.m., according to member Carol Brown. “We’ll start in front of the Chamber of Commerce building. The...

 

DOVES Program Continues

The DOVES program, which sits next to the city office, offers the emotional and mental support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that might not be found elsewhere, according to the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 13, 2012

Small But Effective

There is always a need for those who think big. Several of Kimball’s prominent, vocal residents and a few of its civic leaders, however, have made a point of the little things people can do to improve the community’s outlook. From clean up...

 

Armed With A Camera

Recently a photojournalist came under fire for snapping pictures. R. Umar Abbasi happened to be in a New York subway station when one man pushed another onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train following a brief argument. In the wake of the...

 

An Example

All too often in Washington, partisan gridlock seems to be the name of the game. But last week, in a reassuring display of will, the Senate put aside its differences to pass important legislation for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and...

 
 By Dale Yung    Opinion    December 13, 2012

The No-Brainers

I am writing on behalf of the no-brainers. They are the people that voted to destroy the rest areas--those nice, well built buildings that were paid for by the taxpayers of Nebraska and used by everone that traveled the Interstate. There are some...

 

Report For December 13, 2012

Traffic: TR12-463 Cora Lee, Kimball, NE. Failure to Signal TR12-464 Stephen F. Laws, Gering, NE. Speeding TR12-465 Tamera Blome, Sterling, CO. Speeding TR12-466 Jonathan Vaughan, Ft. Collins, CO. Speeding TR12-467 Trevor Eirich, Bayard, NE. Speeding...

 

Ensuring A Safe Food Supply

Often during the holiday season, we take time to reconnect with family and friends over a meal. We’re able to do so because hardworking folks in rural America deliver the most abundant and affordable food supply on earth. It’s also the safest foo...

 

More Nebraskans Voted Early In November Election

Of the 804,245 people who voted in Nebraska during the November 6 general election, nearly 26 percent voted early. It’s a number that continues to grow with each election cycle, says Secretary of State John Gale. “While most Nebraskans still like...

 

State Patrol Begins Holiday Campaign

Beginning Friday, December 14 and continuing through January 1, 2013, the Nebraska State Patrol will take part in a nationwide effort to remove impaired drivers from our roadways.  The “You Drink & Drive You Lose” campaign utilizes education...

 

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense

This past week has been pretty busy and aren’t they all this time of year? Students ended the week, some of them anyway by holding a 4-H meeting right after school in the cafeteria. Seven girls went over sewing machine mechanism recognition and...

 

Bushnell Bits

The Texas Trail Museum is holding their annual grocery raffle. Buy a ticket (or two…or ten…) for the chance to win $200 in groceries at the Texas Trail Market in Pine Bluffs. All proceeds go to support the museum. Tickets are $1 apiece and are...

 

A Boy Called Slon-Ha

He was the only son born to his Hunkpapa Sioux parents and the source of considerable pride for them. It was an honor for his parents to have been blessed by the birth of a son and he would continue to bring honor to his parents and himself in later...

 

Library News

The movie at the library on Saturday afternoon was a success. We enjoyed having about 30 children attend and the movie was very good. Vacuuming up the popcorn...well it got done. The Sentimental Production DVDs are on the shelf and waiting for your...

 

Neighborhood Notes

Police Meet And Greet The Kimball Police Department will be hosting a “meet and greet” Friday, December 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Public Library meeting room. Join them for refreshments and meet all the new officers. E-Waste...

 

On The Edge Of Common Sense

Henry David Thoreau wrote a whole book about a pond and never got wet.  He simply took the time to ponder. I, too, find myself pondering life’s mystery; like what is the purpose of a dewclaw? To measure the dew? Why do horses have canine...

 

Home Country

It was Herb who discovered it. He went into the Read Me Now bookstore to ask Sarah if she had the latest Farmer’s Almanac (he always plants vegetables in the bowels of something) and found she had hired a Santa’s helper to talk to the children....

 

No Till Notes

My trip to Pierre, South Dakota went well considering the wintery conditions I drove through on my way there. We had a couple of inches of snow here in Alliance and as I drove north through the Hay Springs and Rushville area they had significant...

 

Gas Prices Fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30 per gallon Monday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34 gallon, according...

 

Ag Business Webinar

Social media has become an exciting way to enhance a farm or food business’s marketing activities, allowing the owner, or manager, to connect directly with customers in new and meaningful ways. Often, it’s these connections, or relationships,...

 

Kimball FFA Team Win Purples At Contest

The beat goes on. The Kimball High School Future Farmers of American chapter won top honors in Senior Parliamentary Procedure for the 11th year in a row at the District 12 Leadership Contests on...

 

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