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 By John Verser    News    December 18, 2014

5 accidents reported on icy I-80 Monday in Kimball County

Five accidents were reported Monday as icy conditions enveloped the area. No serious injuries were reported from any of the accidents. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway said the first accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. when a tractor...

 

A Christmas Concert Performance

New Dimension members show off their choreography skills during their performance at the Kimball Junior/Senior High Christmas concert held last Tuesday. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Audrey...

 

City 'fortunate' to have landfill; changes are ahead

One man's trash is another man's treasure. However, sometimes that trash is still just trash and that means someone has to take care of it. Kimball is fortunate to have a landfill a mile away from...

 

More than 40 children buy Christmas gifts through 'Shop with a Cop'

Children bundled in coats were ushered into the fire hall before the sun had a chance to rise last Saturday morning. The children and their parents were greeted by warm smiles and a hot breakfast...

 

Christy Warner follows mother's footsteps in serving on city council

One of the newest members of City Council is Christy Warner. She was elected to the position in November. Warner was born and raised in Kimball and her family owns OFP Services. She did leave when...

 

Clark Wicks

Clark Wicks, age 89 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney, Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014. Clark Eugene Wicks the son of Byron Earl and Bessie (Johnson) Wicks was born on Sept....

 

Arthur Heim

Arthur Heim, 73, of Kimball, died at the Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, Colo., on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2014. Funeral services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Western Nebraska...

 

James E. Robinson

James E. Robinson, 79, a lifetime Kimball resident, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. James Elroy Robinson was born in Kimball on June 7, 1935, the son of R.S. and Alice...

 

Sheriff's Corner: Don't drink and drive, call us for a ride

The season is upon us once again and again I want this to be a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. For seven years now, as your sheriff, I have offered to give a ride home (in Kimball County) for anyone who has had a bit too much to drink...

 

Rowdy Keller claims title at Banner County Invitational

Coach Wade Brashear had a very limited squad at the Banner County Wrestling Tournament Saturday due in part to sickness, injury, test requirements and other reasons but none the less there were bright...

 

Grubbs finishes third to lead Wildcats at own tournament

Garrett Grubbs placed third for the second straight meet to lead the Banner County wrestling team at its own invitational tournament on Saturday. Grubbs, competing in the 152 weight class, opened...

 

Lady Longhorns go on scoring spree, win 2 games

The Kimball High Lady Longhorn basketball team went on a scoring spree this past weekend resulting in two big wins to post on their schedule leaving them at 3-1 on the young season. On the home court...

 

Longhorns top Perkins County, lose at Morrill

A split weekend for the Kimball boys as they won over Perkins County at home Friday night 61-52, but suffered their first loss of the season at Morrill Saturday 64-55. Like they will most every game,...

 

Kimball JV teams split weekend games

The Kimball High junior varsity basketball teams opened their seasons this past weekend hosting Perkins County and travelling to Morrill. The Kimball girls won over Perkins County 39-21 with Alex Reader high with 10 points including a pair of treys....

 

Lady Coyotes top Creek Valley, Paxton; improve to 4-0

The Potter-Dix girls basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with wins against Creek Valley and Paxton last week. The Lady Coyotes won at Creek Valley, 51-35, on Friday and defeated Paxton on Saturday, 54-25. After Tuesday’s game against...

 

Lady Wildcats defeat Minatare, 40-27

The Banner County girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, winning against Minatare on Thursday and dropping a game against Bayard. The Lady Wildcats are now 1-3 on the season. The Lady Wildcats are scheduled to play Leyton at home on...

 

Wildcats fall to Minatare

A tough second quarter hurt the Banner County boys basketball team in a 62-25 loss at Minatare last Thursday. The Wildcats (0-3) trailed 13-8 after the first quarter, before Minatare outscored them 17-2 in the second quarter for a 30-10 halftime...

 

Coyotes top Creek Valley, drop game to Paxton

The Potter-Dix boys basketball split a pair of games last week, winning 56-50 on Friday at Creek Valley and falling Saturday to Paxton. The Coyotes are now 2-2 on the season. Potter-Dix 56, Creek Valley 50 The Coyotes took the first quarter lead and...

 

A Christmas concert performance at Kimball Junior/Senior High

Kimball Junior/Senior High School held its annual Christmas concert last week. Various choral acts and musical groups performed in the concert....

 

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