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Another RV Park

After a series of challenges and setbacks, and three years in the making, the Porters have finally pushed forward and will soon have an RV park located on the east edge of Kimball. The old Ridgewood... Full story

 

Finalists Set For Kimball's Top Job

The City of Kimball, in partnership with search firm Baker Tilly, has announced the two finalists selected for interviews as the search for the next City Administrator continues. The finalists, Annette Brower and Patrick Davidson will be interviewed...

 

5 Cases In County In 7 Days

“COVID cases and hospitalization continue to increase in the Panhandle,” according to Jessica Davies, assistant health director for Panhandle Public Health District. They are rising significantly. On Monday in a COVID-19 update, United Command...

 

Feral Cats Get Their Day In Plan Before City Council

Kimball resident Tiffany LaBeau addressed the Kimball City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 5, to ask for financial support to assist in a program to spay/neuter feral cats. LaBeau said that she has at least...

 

KIMBALL ROYALTY

Kimball High School's homecoming royalty were presented to Longhorn Nation during the last Friday's game between the Kimball Sharks and Pine Bluffs Hornets at Keith Staehr Field. From left are...

 

FIRE DEPT. OPEN HOUSE

A steady stream of people attended the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The local firemen served an outstanding array of food and...

 

Loran F. Kramer

Loran F. Kramer, 78, of Kimball died at his home on Monday, October 4, 2021. Following Loran's wishes, cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit...

 

Steve Schadegg

A Memorial Service for Steve Schadegg will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (CT) at the Trinity Evangelical Free church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Brian Klein and Pastor Daren...

 

Payton Wise 3rd, Katie Heeg 22nd At State

That's a wrap for Kimball Lady Longhorns golfers Payton Wise and Katie Heeg. The senior duo closed out their high school golf careers in fine fashion – together on the course during the NSAA State... Full story

 

Young Sharks Win Over Kimball Homecoming Crowd

Kimball's homecoming game between the Kimball Sharks and the Pine Bluffs Hornets was Friday evening. The fifth- and sixth-graders played the first half while the third- and fourth-graders completed... Full story

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 14, 2021 

CHAMPIONSHIP FORM

Kimball's Lady Longhorn volleyball team has not had many wins this season, but it earned a special victory Thursday as the school honored the 1979 Kimball State Champion Volleyball Team. It was 50...

 

30 x 30, Bindweed Have Local Attention

The Kimball County Commissioners encountered lengthy discussions on several items at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Topping the list of lengthy discussions was bindweed, which is abundant and located throughout the city and county. Rick Wrangler,... Full story

 

GOING MOBILE

"I have the cream of the crop," Dar Gardner stated when referring to the 69 RV trailers parked in Stahla's North Court RV Park. She has 70 total spots and will have that last one filled this week....

 

THE NEWCOMERS

As the housing market has skyrocketed in neighboring Colorado, the lower home prices, cost of living and relaxed life style in the western part of Nebraska have become appealing to a select number of...

 

COMMUNITY CONCERT

The Kimball Concert Association will host David Shannon on Thursday, Oct. 14. Shannon grew up in Ireland and has been signing professionally for more than 25 years. He is renowned for his engaging style and charming personality. He recently released... Full story

 

Gun Raffle Winners

Here are the Plains Historical Society 2021 gun raffle winners. 2062 Firstier Bank 355 Lola Huston-Elizabeth, CO 640 Victoria Craeger-Alliance, NE 773 Bill Vezina-Travers City, MI 923 Keith Wasielewski-Bushnell 140 Bill’s Trucking-Kimball 714...

 

Kimball Football Homecoming

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Kimball Sharks youth football team will play the Pine Bluff Hornets in Kimball at the Keith Staehr Field. The homecoming football game will feature a KHS cheer halftime dance performance, a mini cheer camp, and the KHS band.... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    Sports    October 7, 2021

Wise, Heeg Return To State

Payton Wise and Katie Heeg are taking Longhorn Nation back to State. Wise qualified by winning her third straight District C-5 individual championship Monday with a round of 80 at Four Winds Golf... Full story

 

Tough Road Trip For P-D VB

After two straight wins on Sept. 25, Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball had three straight losses on the road to drop to 6-12. On Sept. 28, P-D traveled to Bayard for a triangular meet, and first faced off against host Bayard. The Lady Tigers...

 

Kimball VB Tastes Victory

The Kimball Lady Longhorns on Sept. 30 traveled to the WTC Volleyball Tournament at Mitchell and came away with their first two wins. In their first match against Bayard, Kimball lost 25-12 and 25-19. Seniors Amy Birkhofer and Tianna Stierwalt each h...

 

The Champs

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nebraska State High School Volleyball Championships.  The Nebraska Schools Activities Association would like to commemorate this milestone by having the...

 

A KIMBALL TRADITION

The Kimball High School marching band proceeds down 2nd Street during the 2021 Farmers Day Parade....

 

Farmers Day 2021

The people who bring Farmers Day to Kimball every year are the volunteers. It takes dozens and dozens of people willing to give their time and energy to make a successful Farmers Day. This includes...

 

Kimball's Other Guest Exhibit

Kimball Public Library has an educational exhibition of the events and circumstances of Sept. 11, 2001. The poster exhibits from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, titled "September 11, 2001: The Day that...

 

ROGER DOHSE, GRAPE GROWER

Heading north out of Kimball on Highway 71, the last thing in late summer that you would expect to see is a group of people picking grapes from a vineyard and rocking to their music. About three...

 

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