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A Beautiful Day To Hunt ... Easter Eggs

Of the hundreds of kids in four age groups who scrambled from behind the starting line to collect more than 2,000 Easter eggs at the Kimball High School practice field, only four were lucky enough to...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019 

Nolting 'Goes For It,' Resignation Official

As of last Tuesday, April 16, Kimball County Commissioner Timothy Nolting's resignation became official from the Board of Commissioners. "My work in public service through the county has been one of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019 

Early Education Gets Close Look In Panhandle

A new collaborative report - “The Nebraska Panhandle: An Assessment of Birth-Grade 3 Care and Education” - was released at a special luncheon and panel discussion in Gering last Wednesday, April 17. In attendance were representatives of...

 News    April 25, 2019 

Here Comes Paul The Beatle To Kimball

In a brillant one-man Beatlemania show, Bob Halligan Jr. portrays Paul McCartney through his career as a Beatle and as a solo artist in a singer-songwriter, theatrical format involving music,...

 News    April 25, 2019 

Wangler Attends Weed Control Spring Training

Rick Wangler, Kimball County Weed Superintendent, recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association’s Spring Training, held at the Ramada Inn, Kearney, on April 3-4, 2019.   This was the second opportunity for required continuing education...


Evelyn Sagel

Evelyn K. Sagel, 100, died Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Kimball County Manor in Kimball, NE. Evelyn was born March 6, 1919 in Fort Morgan, CO. to Daniel & Helen (Lester) Drew. She grew up in Fort...

 News    April 25, 2019 

Potter Legion & Auxiliary Honor Two For Girls, Boys State

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291 has selected Virginia Herboldsheimer, the daughter of Bryan and Laurie Herboldsheimer, to attend Cornhusker Girls State to be held on the University of...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Spring Sports Well Under Way; Daum Signs With Agent

Spring sports have really gotten busy, despite some still cold and wet days. The Kimball High boys golf team was at Scottsbluff this past Monday, at Bridgeport this past Wednesday, and will be at Chase County for the SPVA Tournament Friday, and at...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Brady Kilgore Leads Kimball Boys To Runner-up Finish At Mitchell

Brady Kilgore had another outstanding day at Mitchell this past week in the combined George Calvert Invitational Track Meet and the Western Trails Conference Track Meet, and was voted Most Valuable...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Wise Plays For Top Honors At Scottsbluff

Kimball's Dillon Wise played himself into a three-way playoff for individual top honors at the Scottsbluff Country Club Course. Wise, along with Ethan Cates of Cheyenne Central and Blake Danni of...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Kimball Golfers Win At Morrill

The Kimball High boys golf team got its first win of the season in capturing the team title at the Morrill Invitational Tournament this past week. The Longhorns scored 338 to win by 12 points over the second place hometown Morrill Lions, who...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Longhorns Seventh In Their Own Junior High Invitational

Kimball hosted its Junior High Track Invite this past week and finished 7th in both boys and girls divisions. The Kimball boys scored 37 points while the Kimball girls ended up with 19 points. Bridgeport won the boys team title with 103 points with...


Seth Krafczik Ready For Vegas Championship

Seth Krafczik from Kimball, pictured at right, will travel to Las Vegas in early May to compete in the $360,000 APA 8-Ball Classic Singles Championship, held annually at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and...


USCGC Kimball In Open Waters

If you live in the city of Kimball or Kimball County, you might think that a ship named Kimball would be local attraction and perhaps cruise the open waters of Oliver Lake. But then you might be... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Not Your Everyday Plastic Surgeon

"One slice of a pizza." That's how Dr. Bill Wyatt, the newest doctor at Kimball Health Services, refers to the industry of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is cosmetic in many minds across the...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Suspect Faces Child Abuse Death Charge

More details are emerging regarding a 23-year-old Kimball man who faces class 1B felony charges after an infant died at Denver Children’s Hospital. Alexander J. Romero, the father, was initially arrested April 2 on lesser charges, but additional... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Underpass Work Proceeds

Work on Kimball’s underpass continues Since construction began April 1, crews completed removal of old facilities along the east side of the roadway and began work to build the reinforced concrete retaining wall that will parallel the roadway... Full story


Jane Quinette

Jane M. Quinette, 85, died peacefully on March 29th, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Jane was born June 18th, 1933, in San Francisco, California. She was the daughter of Paul and Luella Mockett and grew...


Ervin Clay

Ervin Edward Clay passed from this world on March 26, 2019. Ervin lived in Kimball Nebraska, where he was born and spent most of his life. Memorial services will be held at the Cantrell Funeral Home a...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 18, 2019

Jock Talk

Not much to report in regard to area high school spring sports happenings, thanks to more winter weather and more cancellations and postponements. The Kimball high golf team did get their first tournament played at Mitchell, and you can catch the...



The Dalles, Ore., is a world away from Kimball, but professional bowler Greg McDaniel made the move from there to Kimball. In August 2015, McDaniel purchased the local bowling alley, the Kim Bowl. He...


Sugar Valley Rally Returning To Kimball

Get your engines ready and mark your calendars for the 31st annual Sugar Valley Rally. The event, which will make a grand return to Kimball, this year will be held May 30 to June 2. The registration d... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 18, 2019

Kimball Boys Golf Third At Mitchell

The Kimball high boys golf team got the season underway at the Mitchell Invitational Tournament on April 9 and finished third in the team standings with two individuals medal winners. Alliance won...


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