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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 29, 2018

County board moves forward to purchase transit building

Following a Nov. 19 informational meeting, Kimball County Commissioners met in open session to determine if Kimball County should purchase and renovate a building for the local transit system during a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The board...

 

Local family feeds spirits and stomachs on Thanksgiving

With much to be grateful for, one Kimball family showed appreciation with an open invitation to share a meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Alecia Klein and her uncle held a delightful dinner for anyone in the community to enjoy on Thanksgiving...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 29, 2018

Hometown bar has a big plans for the next couple months

The bar will be closed on Dec. 20 for their annual employee Christmas party, and closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas as well. To kick off the new year Beer and Loathing presents Sultry Sounds live on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. along with the annual...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    November 29, 2018

Where are they now?

Ireland Olson, daughter of Rick and Shelly Olson, of Kimball, and Melissa Olson of Ephraim, Utah, recently completed her Basic Combat Training and was in the graduating class number 69-18 held at...

 

Sheriff's Corner

One word…. Civility. Politics have gotten so out of hand this year and so much hatred abound on both sides. Politics have never been so bad. I watched a show on the Smithsonian Channel the other night where it showed the debate between John F...

 

LTTE: Thanks for the years

Thank you, the people of Kimball County, for giving me the honor of serving you the past four years as a Kimball County Commissioner. I worked to do the best job possible, considering the vastness of the reaches of the county programs. While working...

 

LTTE: Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Board would like to thank all who make our flights for Veterans possible. We could not do any of this without all of you. We extend our appreciation to the Patriot Guard Riders of NE and CO, American Legion Riders of NE and CO, Tim...

 

Kimball Junior High places several wrestlers in top spots at Perkins Co.

Young wrestlers from Kimball earned top billing at the Perkins County Junior High meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Three Longhorns took first place with four in second place and two earning third. Kimball's...

 

Firearm season is complete

According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner, preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is 5 percent behind last year’s pace. From Sept. 1 through Nov. 26, there were 47,532 deer checked,...

 

Jock Talk

The week all area sports fans have been waiting for has arrived. It’s the tip off of the High School Winter Sports Season! The Kimball High wrestlers open it up today (Thursday) in a dual at Bayard with mat time at 6 p.m. The girls and boys...

 

Kimball plans visioning workshop for the Longhorn

As the Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) seeks applicants for Brownfield Assessment funds, Kimball begins the process of a local brownfield subject site – the Longhorn building. According...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 22, 2018

Shopping local increases local Christmas spirit

Christmas in Kimball is coming to town once again this holiday season and Santa's Helpers urge citizens to keep Christmas shopping at home, providing Christmas spirit at home. Santa's Helpers are...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 22, 2018

Local FFA members attend District 12 Leadership Development

The FFA District 12 Leadership Development events took place last Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Chadron with 25 Kimball FFA members in attendance. Local FFA members take pride in their community as well as looking to better themselves. The Parliamentary...

 

Ben K. Radford

Ben K. Radford, 45, of rural Bushnell, died at his home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends can visit www.cantrellfh.com...

 

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...

 

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