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Storm Belts Kimball Area

Last weekend's severe post-Thanksgiving weather that brought widespread power outages presented challenges for many residents and the departments of the city and county of Kimball that serve them.... Full story


More Than 150 Utility Poles Damaged

As of Monday afternoon, High West Energy said its line crews had restored power to all but about 700 members in the wake of a brutal winter storm. Some members, however, were expected to be without...


A New Era For Kimball Bakery

Kimball Bakery is under new ownership. "What a great fit, and the timing was perfect," new owner Mary Sue Gates said. She said her "goal this week is to learn and then to slowly implement change."...


Karen (Nightingale) Bolzer

Karen (Nightingale) Bolzer, 77, of Mitchell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. As per Karen's wishes, cremation has taken place and...


Minerva M. Fry

Minerva M. Fry, 84, of Kimball, died at the Kim ball County Manor on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit...


Brenda Kay (Johnson) Specht

Brenda Kay (Johnson) Specht, 63 of Gering, died at Heritage Estates on Friday, November 29, 2019. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit...


Opening Near For Karen's Kitchen

Dreams do come true, and for Karen Hewitt her Karen's Kitchen "is that dream." "I always had this dream, I always knew that someday I would have my own restaurant," she said. Karen Hewitt and her...


Mic Rohde's Excellent Adventure To Japan Was 'Life Changing'

University of Nebraska at Kearney students traveled halfway across the world to present their research and immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Nicole Kent of Benkelman, Haley Pierce of West Point,...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 5, 2019 

Winter Sports Open This Weekend

The weekend you Kimball High winter sports fans have been waiting for has arrived and it all begins this evening with the Kimball High wrestlers hosting Bayard on the Longhorn mats with mat time at 6 p.m. Coach Wade Brashear has built the numbers up... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 5, 2019 

Kimball Splits With Leyton In Jamboree Games

KIMBALL BOYS WIN, 49-23 A good showing for the Kimball High boys in the Jamboree game at Leyton Monday evening as they won 49-23. The Jamboree game is a game allowed by the NSAA for all Nebraska...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 28, 2019

Selling Event Center In Focus

The Kimball City Council at its Nov. 19 meeting discussed the possible sale of the Kimball Event Center and moving forward after the departure of Amy Sapp from her role as the city’s economic developer and special projects coordinator. It was also... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 28, 2019

The Priceless Quarter Store Returns

Utilizing that which God provides, members of the Bushnell Calvary United Methodist Church help economically disadvantaged children experience the joy of giving a Christmas gift to someone they love....


Ruth Phillips: Mom The Hero

Heroes comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. At 88 years old, Ruth Phillips is the matriarch and family hero to her eight adult children. The eight children have a true devotion to their mother. They...


Carol's Nut List Ends Long Run

Carol's Nut List is in the history books. It is the end of an era of nuts and candy in Kimball. Owner JoAnn Mueller made her last sales of nuts and candies on the 21st and 22nd of November. On those...


Jamboree Hoops Next Week For Kimball Basketball Teams

Are you ready for some basketball? Are you ready for some wrestling? You winter sports fans better be ready because it gets rolling this coming week starting with some basketball play at Dalton on Monday, Dec. 2, with the Kimball High girls and boys... Full story


Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Wraps Up

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season came to an end this past weekend and a total of 247 deer were checked in a Sportsman’s Liquor, the local check-in station in Kimball. As reported last week after the opening weekend of 134 checked in, another...


A Look Back

As we close out the 2019 Fall Sports seasons, we asked Kimball High Coach Jeri Ferguson to give us her thoughts on the Lady Longhorn Volleyball season. Here are her comments. "The 2019 season began...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 21, 2019

Work To Begin On Transit Building

Now it's not a question of if, but when, Kimball County Transit Service moves into its new home at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets in downtown Kimball. The county commissioners voted, 3-0, on... Full story


Sylvia I. Soule

Sylvia I. Soule, 88, of Banner County, died at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff on Friday, November 15, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Cantrell...


John C. Hochstedler

John C. Hochstedler, 82, of Dix, died at Kimball Health Services on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2019. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date. The services for John have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home...


Time To Get Inside For Some Winter Sports

Winter sports practice officially got underway for Nebraska high schools this past Monday and it certainly is time to get indoors and out of the cold weather. Wade Brashear is back to head up the Kimball High wrestling program and assistant Bob Culek... Full story


Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Under Way

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season opened up this past weekend and area hunters were finding the deer population plentiful as they filled their permits. Lisa Wangler at Sportsman's Liquor Store...


The Senior Circuit

Kimball golfer Bob Kellner stole the spotlight this past week to take senior golf honors with his play at the Four Winds Golf Course. Smooth swinging Bob, who is 86 years young, fired a round of...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 14, 2019

Kimball Salutes Veterans

The Veterans Day ceremony at Harry McNees Auditorium in Kimball is a wholehearted display of respect for America and the soldiers who serve it. For many, it is unconditional. Kimball Mayor Keith... Full story


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