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James "Jim" Robert Reeves

James "Jim" Robert Reeves, 52, of Dix, Ne died Nov. 12, 2018 in Denver, Colo. Jim was born on March 27, 1966 to Clark Leon Reeves and Rosetta "Paddy" Reeves in Gothenburg, where he grew up. Jim...

 

Randomly Tonia

Though we should express gratitude as often as we feel grateful, this is the time of year that we focus on thanksgiving – not the holiday, but the action. Each year, as my family and friends gather, I experience awe at those around me and how...

 

Area Junior High wrestlers compete well

Junior high mat men from the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming competed in Morrill on Friday, Nov. 16, with three young Longhorns earning first place. Trey Schindler's placed first in the 126-138 weight...

 

Jock Talk

The Kimball junior high winter sports is still underway and entertaining you fans, but the Kimball High School sports is ready to bust loose this next week with the basketball teams headed to Gering and I am not sure what format they will use. I...

 

Local veterans honored

Kimball County veterans gathered at the Harry E. McNees Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 12 for the annual Kimball High School civics class Veterans Day program. See page 8 for more phot...

 

Gumdrops and Candy Canes

Santa’s Kimball helpers are ready to light up the town with the annual Parade of Lights and Christmas Lighting and Decor contest. The deadline to enter in the lighting and décor contest is Dec. 13 for either a residential entry or a business...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 15, 2018

State economic team tours Kimball

Members of the Kimball community joined the State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development business attraction and development team this past week, Wednesday Nov. 7 to learn from economic development leaders who are creating new...

 

Where are they now? Rebekah (Williams) Franklin

Given devastating news when she was young and full of hope, Kimball graduate Rebekah (Williams) Franklin could have given up – and she nearly did, instead she chose to grow, and to offer hope to...

 

VFW Post 2243 raising funds for local memorial

Kimball veterans are raising money for the newly erected memorial in Gotte Park. The space in front of the flagpoles will eventually be filled in with memorial bricks honoring the county’s veterans. VFW Post 2243 is selling bricks in two sizes,...

 

Motorists urged to slow down and be cautious driving this winter

Winter is upon us and drivers and reminded to travel with safety in mind. Reduce speed of travel. The City of Kimball has a new tool meant to keep drivers mindful of their speed of travel, an...

 

Joan H. Kjos

Joan H. Kjos, 81, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Trinity United Methodist...

 

Richard A. Wallin

Richard A. Wallin, 68, of Wichita, Kans., formerly of Kimball, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. Funeral and a full obituary will be at a later date....

 
 By Tom Southard    News    November 15, 2018

A break even season for Kimball Football

After a winless season in 2017, the Kimball High football team ushered into a new era of 8-man football with a break-even season going 4 wins and 4 losses in 2018. The Horns came close to going 5-3 lo...

 

A good opening firearm weekend for Kimball area deer hunters

The Firearm Deer Season that opened this past weekend kept the Nebraska Game Wardens busy checking in kills at at the Sportsman's Liquor in Kimball. It also kept owner Lisa Wangler busy filling out...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference released their football and volleyball All Conference selections for this season this past week. Kimball garnered several honors including senior Zane Anthony being named the 8-man Offensive Player of the Year! Zane was...

 

Winter Sports action coming soon

Head Coach Chauncey Pedersen kicks off the start of another Kimball Basetball season with 20 girls out for the team for the 2018-19 season...

 

Junior High wrestlers perform well in Hemingford

Caleb Schaeffer led the young Longhorns on the mats last Thursday, Nov. 8, in Hemingford with a first place win and 20 team points on the board. Schaeffer pinned Colter Gerard of Edgemont Jr. High in round one in just 42 seconds and followed up with...

 

Kimball Youth Food Drive

On Saturday, Nov. 10, several students and adults from the Kimball Community helped collect over 2,100 pounds of non-perishable food and household items that were donated by members of the Kimball...

 

Rock the Democracy

With a number of contested races, Kimball County and City of Kimball voters turned out last Tuesday to decide who will be on the local boards. The number of registered voters in Kimball County...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 8, 2018

Early firearm hunting carries huge penalties for Kimball man

Two Kimball County residents face multiple charges, an open investigation continues. According to police reports, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at approximately 11 a.m., Deputy Jason Hottell of the Kimball...

 

Honor Flight

Kimball residents lined Chestnut Street from the downtown area up to ShopKo to welcome traveling veterans into Kimball last week. The veterans were on their way to DIA to catch their Honor Flight to...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 8, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Jennifer Blanke

Home is where the heart is... this motto rings true to many, no matter their differences. For Jennifer Blanke home is where ever the life and love for agriculture may take her. Born and raised just...

 

Kimball youth food drive stocks the pantry

In an effort to stock to Kimball Community Food Pantry, a dozen students from Kimball Public Schools with six adults from the community distributed plastic sacks and flyers to each residence in...

 

Monika B. Gordon

Monika B. Gordon, 72, of Kimball died at her home in Kimball on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in...

 

Reva J. Spiller

Reva Jean Spiller, 90, of Kingsland, Texas died October 26, 2018. She was born to Albert an Doris (Spece) Olsen on April 27, 1928 in Vim, Colorado. Reva was the youngest of ten children. The family...

 

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