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Schildhauer Named Fireman Of The Year

The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department 2012 Christmas Banquet and awards night, was held at the Eagles Club on December 8. Awards presented were as follows.  Dan Schildhauer...

 

Farrar, City Council Say Farewells

City Administrator Harold Farrar attended his last city council meeting the night of December 4. Farrar was sent off with a showing of gratitude and appreciation from Mayor James Schnell. “It’s...

 
 By Dave Faries    News    December 13, 2012

Evertson Nominated For Service Academies

Brian Evertson recalls the moment his mother came to Kimball High School during lunch and handed him a letter. “I opened it and the top part said something like ‘thank you for your interest,’” the senior student said. Evertson assumed--for a...

 

Restaurants

I find it a tad bit disconcerting to open a menu and see “onion rings” on the first page, when its cover promised fine Mexican cooking—like buying a ticket to see Killer Mike in concert and disc...

 

Drinks

It occurs to me that, for the approaching holidays, a specific regional wine might be in order. That’s right, something from near the Sea of Galilee, where (if a certain Good Book is consulted) water runs like sweet red vintage stuff. Yes, wine...

 

New On DVD

The premise—a toy coming to life—isn’t revolutionary. But Ted breaks from the family movie norm. As a child, John Bennett wished his favorite teddy bear would be his friend forever. Now an adult, he’s stuck with an emotionally disturbed,...

 

Potter-Dix One Act Crew FInishes In Top Five At State

The Potter Dix one act play team took home fourth place at state competitions Thursday, December 6, at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney for their play, “MacBeth: A Tale of Darkness”....

 

Holiday Lighting Contest

December 20 is the deadline to register your home in the Residential Lighting Contest. There are many beautifully decorated homes around and the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce appreciates all who enter the contest or even just share...

 

Four Place At Banner County Wrestling Tournament

Kimball took home two second place medals while the Wildcats finished with a couple of thirds at the Banner County Tournament. Over some nine hours and 275 matches between wrestlers from 14 teams on...

 

Kimball Girls Throttle Perkins County To Remain Unbeaten

Bad things usually happen when a team slips into cruise control. But the Longhorns held such a comfortable lead Friday night that a 10-0 Perkins County run in the game’s waning minutes just scratche...

 

Longhorns Boys Outlast Plainsmen

Kimball did just enough to hang on for a 48-45 win over Perkins County on Friday. But point guard Zach Rockhold-O’Brien knows ‘just enough’ generally results in some form of punishment....

 

Potter Dix Boys Fall To Creek Valley, Paxton

The Potter-Dix Coyotes couldn’t keep up with the Paxton Tigers in their December 8 game. The Tigers quickly took the lead in the first half of the game, scoring their first 4 points before Trevor...

 

Potter Dix Girls Split In Weekend Play

The Potter-Dix Varsity Girls team started off strong against the Paxton Tigers on December 8. Unfortunately, they could not keep the momentum going the rest of the game. Kaidee Livingstone put the...

 

Athletes Of The Week

Caleb Reuter Kimball forward Caleb Reuter battled the big Perkins County back line effectively enough to tally a double-double. The senior scored 11 points and nabbed a team leading 10 rebounds on...

 

Bowling League Results

Sunday Doubles Rowley’s 33 Barrett’s 33 Pile’s 27 Martin’s 24 Eggli’s 22 HG Chris Rowley 232 Austin Pile 212 Cristy Rowley 179 Jessie Eggli 152 Jack & Jill Weebowls 35 Sunshine Painting 30 The Cutting Edge 28.5 Castronics 28 BCBS 28 21st...

 

APA Registering Teams For Spring

The Kimball Area APA Pool Leagues are now accepting team registrations for the upcoming Spring Session. Registration deadline is Thursday, December 27th.  Play begins in January and runs through May. APA Pool Leagues that are available include...

 

Years Ago

One Year Ago December 2011 Potter-Dix earned fourth place in last week’s state one-act competition, held in Kearney. “It was a good competition and we gave our best performance ever,” said the cast’s coach, Beth Bogert. Indeed, only two...

 

Junior High Girls Wrap Up Basketball Season

Kimball’s junior high girls 7th Grade squad ended their season with a 3-6 record. They began their final three game swing with a 29-16 win over Bayard, Alex Reader (12 points) and Kaylyn Nelson (6 points) doing much of the damage. They were helped...

 

Imogene Anderson

Imogene Anderson, 91, of Scottsbluff, died at The Residency in Scottsbluff, on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Brad Brauer officia...

 

Susan Withrow

Susan O. Withrow, 63, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Memorial services were held on Saturday, November 24 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Private family burial was...

 

Helyn Wheeler

Helyn Wheeler born March 22, 1917, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2012. Helyn was born to Frank and Clara Evertson in Kimball. She married Ervin Wheeler of Potter. Helyn resided in Potter for 72 years before moving to Denver to...

 

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