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Articles from the December 14, 2017 edition

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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 14, 2017

All that noise Saturday morning must have been Shop-with-a-Cop!

Shop-with-a-Cop was another bright spot in the holiday season. With all the help from the Nebraska State Patrol, Kimball Sheriffs Department, Kimball Police Department, Dix Volunteer Fire Department,...

 

Quarter Store a local mainstay for children of all ages

In the eleventh year Kimball's Quarter Store continues to grow at St. Hilda's Episcopal Church in Kimball and hopes to expand to neighboring Pine Bluffs, Wyo., next year. "When we started it was a...

 

Edith M. True

Edith M. True, 89, of Kimball, Nebraska died at Kimball Manor on Monday, December 11, 2017. Memorial service will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at Kimball Manor in Kimball, Nebraska at 10:00 a.m....

 

Laurence A. Hansen

Laurence Hansen, 83 of Rapid City, Nebraska and a former Potter area resident died Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 in Rapid City. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 15, 2017 in the Potter Cemetery with Pas...

 

Hannah Biesecker signs to play Volleyball with the Knights

North Platte Community College Head Recruiter was in town this past week to conduct the signing of a letter of intent by Kimball High senior, Hannah Biesecker. With the signing, Hannah will now become...

 

Garrett Pedersen Gold Medal Winner at Banner County Tournament

Kimball High senior, Garrett Pedersen, had a career best day this past Saturday, as he captured the championship of the 120 point weight class at the Banner County Invitational Wrestling Tournament. P...

 

Banneer County Wrestling

Deven Sullivan, Banner County's sole wrestler, works to control his opponent at his home tournament. He placed fourth on his home mats, winning by decision over Bryce Seier of Morrill and Dustin...

 

Close losses for the Lady Cats lead up to a big win

Following the first three games for the Banner County season, the Lady Cats traveled to Colorado to bring home their first win. The Lady Wildcats hosted the Minatare Indians on Friday, Dec. 5, following their loss to Garden County, and battled down...

 

Lady Longhorns enjoy winning weekend

A winning weekend for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns as they won on the road Friday night at Perkins County 55-39 and won over Morrill in front of the hometown fans 67-61 Saturday evening. With the...

 

Jock Talk

This is pretty much the final weekend of Kimball High sports activities before the Christmas break and it finds the boys and girls basketball teams on the road with a trip to Hershey, Friday evening, for games beginning at 3:30 for the JV teams, foll...

 

Longhorns fall to Perkins County...win over Morrill

The Kimball High Longhorns were blasted 63-36 on the road at Perkins County Friday night, but came back to win at home over Morrill Saturday evening 57-44 and evened their early season mark at two...

 

Lady Coyotes on their way to another winning season

The Creek Valley Storm came to town last Friday looking for a win over conference rival, but those plans didn’t quite unfold the way the Storm expected. Potter-Dix shut out Creek Valley 16-0 in the first quarter and only allowed them to score 11...

 

Coyotes struggle to find rhythm

While the Lady Coyotes are getting off to a great start to the season the boys from Potter-Dix are struggling to find some rythm and scoring. With Creek Valley coming to town last Friday, the Coyotes were only able to put eight points on the board to...

 

Kimball Junior Varsity open with wins

The Kimball Junior Varsity basketball teams opened the season this past weekend with wins for both the girls and boys. The girls won at Perkins County 23-10 in 2 quarters of play, led by Jenna Greenwood with 8, including 1 trey. Megan Spicer had 5...

 

Dea hopes athleticism and experience can overcome Longhorn's lack of depth

Another great year is to be expected for Longhorn Basketball under head coach Luke Dea once again. Last year Kimball finished Runner-Up in the SPVA Tournament, made a finals appearance in C2-12...

 

Pedersen prepares for tough season following loss of key starter

As the 2017/18 basketball season has just kicked off, fifth year head coach of the Lady Longhorns Chauncey Pedersen, is ready to get the season underway with four returning starters and six returning...

 

Experienced grapplers and tough newcomers expected to be contenders for Kimball's wrestling club

Kimball's wrestling club could feature a few top contenders this season with six returning starters and two tough newcomers under the skilled guidance of returning head coach Wade Brashear. Brashear,...

 

Potter-Dix ladies boast strong leaders despite graduating two

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes are heading into this season with high hopes and head coach Lance Juelfs stepping in as his first year at Potter-Dix. Juelfs isn't new to the coaching game as he had plenty...

 

Coyotes coach excited to return key players and add new talent

Head Coach of the Potter-Dix Coyotes, Ryan Mumm is excited to have four returning starters this season, all returning letter winners as well: Seniors JT Herboldsheimer at Guard, Connor Williams at...

 

Lady Cats boast experience, coachability and work ethic

The Banner County Lady Wildcats begin their second year under the guidance of head coach Chad Miller with assistant coach Jessica Oprin. Following last year's sixth place MAC conference finish, the...

 

Lone Wildcat wrestler prepares for his first year on mats

Veteran wrestling coach Bill Gifford and assistant Martin Olsen will coach a sole Banner County wrestler this season, newcomer Deven Sullivan. Sullivan, wrestling at 145, practices every weekday...

 

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