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Articles from the December 23, 2021 edition

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Merry Christmas!

Winners of the annual Christmas decorating contest that Santa 's Helpers sponsored are Jerry and Sharon Williams, 709 Marian St., Kimball, in the residential division (lower photo) and Larsen's... Full story



The new Kimball Fireman of the Year is Dan Laughlin, who received the award at the fire department's annual Christmas party Dec. 11. Elected in the department's November election were chief Andrew...

 By Jim Orr    News    December 23, 2021

County Cracks Small Biz Top 10

A new study from a financial planning organization lists Kimball County among the Top 10 counties in Nebraska with the strongest small business presence. To be precise, Kimball County checks in at No. 8. The study measures IRS data on the number of...



Dear Santa, My name is Kasten. I have been good this year. I really hope to find these present under the tree: robot with no eyes snake toy a Santa toy When you visit, make sure and drink your milk and eat your cookies. Make sure and share the...


Sheriff's Office, Windmill Workers Team Up To Give Families Presents

Employees of RES, who work on Kimball area windmills, recently made donations to help buy Christmas presents for local families, and RES helped the cause by matching the funds. When the Kimball...


Christmas Week Church Services

Here’s a listing of Christmas week services this week in the Kimball area. St. Johns Lutheran Church Christmas Eve, 7 p.m. Christmas Day, 11 a.m. Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve, 7 p.m. Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. First English Lutheran Church... Full story



The high winds last week not only created havoc for truckers on I-80 but also took down a landmark at the Ferguson place located 3½ miles west of Kimball. The 60-foot Spruce was planted in... Full story


James L. Brown

We regretfully announce the passing of James L Brown, who passed away at his home in Dallas, Oregon, on December 14, 2021. Jim had a difficult battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and is finally at rest.... Full story


Maxine L. James

Maxine L. James, 105, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2021 in Kimball. Following her wishes, cremation and a family graveside service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held in June... Full story


Harry Stahla

Harry Stahla (Sonny) passed away on Dec. 9, 2021, in Denver, Colorado. Harry was born in Kimball, Nebraska, on Dec. 12, 1940. He was 80 years old and peacefully flew with the angels too his Savior,... Full story



Crew members from the Signs65 shop in Cheyenne, Wyo., started installing lettering Dec. 16 on the facade of the planned Kimball Ace Hardware at the old Shopko along Highway 71. The work includes...


Dix Cemetery Joins With Arlington Wreath-Laying Ceremony

In coordination with the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the Dix Cemetery was one of 2,500 locations participating in the National Wreath Across America Day. Christmas wreaths... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2021


The Coyote basketball team made a trip down to Caliche, Colo., on Saturday, and came away with a convincing 67-51win over the Buffaloes. The teams played the first quarter tight, with lots of defensive pressure and turnovers limiting the scoring....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2021

Kimball Girls 3-3 After Hershey

Kimball's Lady Longhorns basketball team has had some success in the early going of the 2021-22 season, and hoped it could finish with a win in the final game of the calendar year and go into the new... Full story


Horns Wrap Up First Semester On The Mats

St. Pats Tournament On Friday December 10th the Longhorn wrestling team traveled to North Platte St. Pats for an 8 team round robin tournament. They scored 115.0 points and tied Brady for 3rd... Full story


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