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Database built to reunite families/ pets

Reuniting families is its own reward, even when the lost family member is a pet. Though dog at large and impound calls are not increasing, citizens are reaching out on social media more frequently, seeking help in locating their missing pets. Amid...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 17, 2015

Airport growth expected

“Leave it in a better state than when it was given to you.” That is a motto Airport Authority Board Chairman Jason Lockwood adheres to and a quote that was stated to him, by the former airport chairman, the late Ken Risk. Renovations are planned...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 17, 2015

Sheriff granted nearly $8,000 to increase jail security

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway and Linda Williams, Kimball County Jail Administrator, presented information to the Kimball County Commissioners regarding additional security equipment for the Kimball County jail and courthouse. Gillway and...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 17, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Glynn Felkins

Traveling through Kimball decades ago with his young family, Glynn Felkins never imagined he would one day call Kimball his home. Originally from Commerce City, Colo., Felkins said he has no regrets m...

 

Kimball schools lack segregation of duties

Julie Peetz an auditor with Rauner & Associates of Sidney conducted the 2014-15 audit for Kimball Public Schools. Peetz reported to the Kimball Board of Education at their meeting Monday night regarding just two findings of during the audit. The...

 

Local library rated silver

Kimball Public Library was recently named an accredited Nebraska library by Nebraska Library Commission Library Development Director Richard Miller. In a recent news release Miller stated, “We are dedicated to helping Nebraska libraries meet Nebras...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 17, 2015

Christmas Decor

This beautifully lit angel yard ornament can be seen gracing a Kimball yard. For some, driving around town to admire the local decorations is an annual Christmas tradition....

 

Kimball girls rack up two more wins

The Kimball High girls remain undefeated at 4-0 after racking up two more wins this past week. The Lady Longhorns ran past Perkins County at Grant Friday evening 57-17 and handled visiting Morrill Saturday evening 70-48. A great weekend for the...

 

Lady Wildcats begin tough week with a big win

The Banner County Lady Wildcats chart a 37-25 win against the Minatare Lady Indians on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at home before a defeat at the hands of the Bayard ladies on Thursday, Dec. 10. MaKenna Dahlgrin led the Lady Wildcats scoring against the...

 

Kimball High wrestlers continue to battle

The Kimball High Wrestlers took part in the 50th annual Banner County Tournament this past Saturday but were missing three of their wrestlers for various reasons. Trevor Ryschon, at 126 pounds,...

 

Jock Talk

Top story of the week is a new Kimball high single game scoring record by Danika Daum! The talented senior scored 40 points in leading her Lady Longhorn team to a win over Morrill, and now holds the...

 

Kimball boys win over Morrill

The Kimball High boys played Perkins County close on the road Friday night, losing 64-59, but came back strong Saturday on the home court to defeat Morrill 78-31. It was a good weekend for coach Luke...

 

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