Articles from the December 15, 2016 edition

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Sixth annual Shop with a Cop a success

The sixth annual Shop with a cop was once again a huge success according to organizer Erin Heidemann. More than 60 eligible students from Kimball and Dix were narrowed down to 43 prior to the event,...

 

Kimball's administrator search nears the end

The City of Kimball received 13 applications for the City Administrator position, open since Oct. 21 of this year, when former administrator, Daniel Ortiz, accepted a position in Webster City, Iowa. A committee, comprised of City Council and Board...

 

Changes imminent for ambulance

Although residents of Kimball and the surrounding areas may not notice an immediate change in the ambulance service, significant changes are planned and will continue for several months to come. Though the ambulance service has been working well...

 

Where are they now: Ryan Deboodt

A seed planted in elementary school grew into a passion that took Ryan Deboodt to the jungles of Vietnam and beyond. Deboodt was born and raised in Kimball with three brothers and a sister. As a...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    December 15, 2016

Across the fence

"My uncles," the young boy pleaded with hands raised above his head, "do not kill me. I do not wish to die." Crow Foot, the 14-year old son of Chief Sitting Bull, had been in hiding inside his...

 

Irene Esther Patterson

Irene Esther Patterson went home to be with her Lord on December 9, 2016. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date in Ansley, Nebraska. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com...

 

Lowell D. "Elvis" Baldwin

Lowell D. "Elvis" Baldwin, 81, of Ft. Lupton, passed away December 9, 2016. He was born July 22, 1935 in Greeley, CO to Melvin and Elsie (Dilly) Baldwin. He attended schools in Kansas and Greeley....

 

Gladys I. Hundley

Gladys I. Hundley, 82, of Kimball, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences and messages for the family....

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    December 15, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 

Santa's Helpers wrapping up the festivities in Kimball

The Santa’s Helpers will be wrapping up their holiday activities this weekend in Kimball at the Eagles Club Aerie #3389 on Sunday, Dec. 18. On Sunday, Dec. 18 the fun begins at 3:30 p.m. with a chili cook-off, judges will be anonymous and bowls...

 

Kimball's fifth grade explores politics with Prunty and Erdman

Following the 2016 election, Nebraska Senator-elect Steve Erdman had the opportunity to visit Laurie Janicek's fifth grade students alongside Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty. The students' interest in...

 

Tis the season to reduce landfill waste

Tis the season of boxes, gift wrapping, gift bags, tissue paper and new electronics! During this season of festivities, giving and spiritual reverence there is a sharp increase in the amount of materials sent to the landfill and Keep Kimball...

 

Lady Longhorns pick up wins over Perkins County and Morrill

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns ran their season record to 3-1 with wins over Perkins County and Morrill this past weekend. An easy win over the girls from Grant on Friday night in front of the...

 

Kimball boys improve to 4-0

With weekend wins over Perkins County and Morrill, Kimball High boys are now 4-0 on the young basketball season. The Horns battled to a hard fought 59-54 win over visiting Perkins County Friday...

 

Kimball wrestlers finish third at Banner County Tournament

The Kimball High Wrestling team had their best finish as a team this season, placing third in the 13 school field at the Banner County Tournament held this past Saturday. Bridgeport won the team...

 

Jock Talk

Two career-best scoring marks were established by Kimball athletes this past week. One at the high school level and one at the Division One College level. Looking first at Kimball High’s Jordan Greenwood who set a career best scoring mark of 35...

 

MAC volleyball teams serve up $1,600 for Festival of Hope

For several years the Minuteman Activities Conference schools have been holding The Serve for the Cure, a silent auction benefitting Festival of Hope, an organization committed to helping those fighting cancer, and their families, throughout the...

 

Lady Cats split the week with two wins, one loss

The Banner County Lady Wildcats split the week beginning with a 35-30 win against the Minatare Indians on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Though no statistics are available, coach Chad Miller said that the team...

 

Lady Coyotes add two more to the win column

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes had a winning streak last week first at Creek Valley on Dec. 9 for a 36-31 win. No statistics were available for this game, but despite the loss of returning starter...

 

Banner matmen fought hard, came away with a couple of wins

The Banner County Wildcat wrestling club hosted their wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10 with Bridgeport, Garden County, Hemingford, Holyoke, Kimball, Lingle-Ft. Laramie, Morrill and Southeast...

 

Wildcats continue improving

Banner County boys battled the Minatare Indians at their second game of the season in Minatare. The Wildcats came home with a 44-55 loss. Payton Wick led the Wildcats on the board with 27 points. Wick shot 5/7 outside the paint and 3/3 inside for a...

 

Kimball Junior Varsity results

The Kimball High junior varsity basketball teams got their season underway this past week with some games with Perkins County and Morrill. A tough week for the Kimball girls who lost to Perkins County 15-13 in 2 quarters of play and then lost 32-30...

 

Kimball junior high basketball season wrap-up

The Kimball junior high girl’s basketball season has come to a successful end, according to coaches Michelle Daum and Danielle Reader. The seventh grade “A” team finished their season with a record of 3-5, beating Mitchell on Thursday, Dec. 8...

 

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