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Articles from the February 25, 2016 edition

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Horseshoe Hill, named for its shape, was not zoned for use by horses

Until this past week, one should not have been able to find a hoof print, let alone a horseshoe, on Kimball’s Horseshoe Hill, as it was zoned R-2, for residential use only. Horseshoe Hill, encompassing more than 125 acres of land was rezoned rural...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 25, 2016

Increased incidents prompt a serious reminder

Pay attention or pay the price. Passing stopped school buses is unlawful in every community, in every state, but it has always been an issue, according to Gregg Fossand, Transportation Director of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 25, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Sierra Starr

Like her name, ten year old Potter-Dix Elementary fifth grade student, Sierra Starr, is somewhat of a "star" these days. In addition to being named Potter-Dix's February student of the month, on Feb....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 25, 2016

County denies tax exemption for daycare

Kimball’s commissioners, acting as the Board of Equalization, voted to deny the Kimball Child Care Center tax “exempt” status during their Feb. 16 board meeting. The Kimball County Commissioners, along with Kimball County Treasurer, Sherry...

 

Lori DeMoe McIntyre

Lori Gay DeMoe McIntyre, age 56, passed away in Grand Forks, North Dakota in the early morning of February 13th after a courageous battle with a rare genetic form of early onset Alzheimer's Disease....

 

Helen O. Hager

Helen Onita Hager, age 95, of Kimball, NE passed away February 17, 2016 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services were held in McCool Junction, Nebraska at the First...

 

Alvin Robert Lukesh

Alvin Robert Lukesh, age 84 of Sidney, NE and former Kimball, NE resident passed away at his home Sunday, February 14, 2016. Alvin's wishes were for cremation to be held and no formal funeral...

 

Lorraine Matilda Volkmer

Lorraine (Frederick) Volkmer, 92, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2016 in Sidney, with family at her side. Lorraine was born August 14, 1923 in Kearney, NE to Louis and Anna Josephine...

 

LTTE: Is this the end of the local VFW post?

Our VFW Post 2243 cannot continue to function without new members. Only a handful show up for our meetings. Many of our former members have passed “Final Muster” and are now in eternity. Our Post is now in the twilight of its existence. Many of...

 

FFA is a way of life

As Chapter president of the Kimball FFA, senior Monica Wasielewski can't say enough about the leadership organization. "You get out of it what you put into it," she said. Her parents agree and they...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 25, 2016

FFA Alumni supports personal growth

Dedication to the youth is what the FFA Alumni is all about. The members garner support from entire communities and uses that support to provide for the Kimball FFA Chapter. The Alumni remains very active in the community, alongside the students of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 25, 2016

He had me at "I was in FFA."

Her passion for FFA was a large part of her four years of high school, and that passion continues on for Krystal Wilke. Wilke, the daughter of Byron and Amber Wilke, graduated from Kimball High School...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 25, 2016

This family's blood runs blue and gold

Byron Wilke was born and raised in Kimball and has a rich family history in the agricultural and livestock industry – in which Wilke is of the third generation – his own children, Dustin and Krystal, the fourth. After graduating Kimball High,...

 

Banner County FFA builds on classroom ed

In it's sixth year, the Banner County FFA Chapter includes 16 students with advisor Bill Gifford participating in range judging, land judging, job interview, public speaking, creed speaking, ag...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 25, 2016

Nebraska State FFA, cultivating strong leaders one chapter at a time

The sixth state chartered by the National FFA Organization, in 1928, Nebraska has cultivated 170 chapters across the state with more than 7,400 members, some with little or no agriculture background....

 

Kimball boys win over Mitchell 54-43 in final home game

In the final home court appearance for five senior boys, the Kimball High Longhorns finished the regular season play with a 54-43 win over visiting Mitchell Friday night. In fact, it was a complete...

 

Garett Pedersen finishes 1-2 at State

Kimball High sophomore, Garrett Pedersen, made his second trip to the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Tournament this past week. Last year he went as a spectator and to cheer on his teammate Clay...

 

Lady Longhorns fall to Mitchell in sub-district play

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns saw their season come to an end with a 59-47 loss in first round sub-district tournament play at Alliance this past week. With the loss, their hopes and plans for a trip to the state tournament also went out the door....

 

Jock Talk

The winter sports season for our area high schools is fast drawing to a close. The Wrestling season has already been completed for the most part with the state tournament held this past week. The team dual state tournament is still on the agenda I...

 

Potter-Dix ladies earned matching wins last week

The Lady Coyotes overwhelmed the Garden County Lady Eagles on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Oshkosh building on an early lead with each quarter netting double digit scoring. Leading the Lady Coyote pack was sophomore Trinity Langley with 12 points to her...

 

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