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 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Play Ball! Kimball Ball Diamonds Busy Again

It is nice to see all the activity again at the Kimball baseball/softball diamonds! The state associations have given the OK for Nebraska youth to have practices, and game competition will follow... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Adam Bohac Making Big Impact

Adam Bohac, who was a standout athlete for Kimball High during his prep days and went on to play basketball for the University of Nebraska, has been named to the "50 Impactful Coaches" list in a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Full Field Of 36 Teams For Father's Day Golf Classic

The first big tournament of the season will happen this weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course as the Annual Father’s Day Classic event is set for its two-day format on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s play will tee off with a shotgun start at 12...

 

Power Restored After Kimball Fire

Days after a blaze in Kimball, the smell of smoke still permeated the neighborhood of 4th and Nadine as a result of a barn fire on Wednesday evening. Charles Maughan's barn/shed, along the alley... Full story

 

COVID-19 Roundup: First Case In Banner

As of Tuesday morning, Banner County was experiencing its first COVID-19 case. The person was described as a female in her 30s, and it was spread by close contact, according to Panhandle Public...

 

Plea Deal Made In Child Death Case

On July 7, Alexander Romero, 24, will be sentenced in district court on charges stemming from the death of his 7-month-old daughter, Aaliyah, in April 2019. The original charges of intentional child...

 

What's Going On With The County Fair?

Some local decisions have been made for the Kimball-Banner County Fair to proceed with the COVID-19 situation, and the local fair board is following the recommendations of the governor's task force....

 

Kimball Superintendent Owens Says Goodbye From South Dakota

After two years at the helm of Kimball Public School system, superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Owens attended her last school board meeting via Zoom from her home in South Dakota, where she will retire. Each board member thanked her for her leadership...

 

Kathleen Lewis

Kathleen Lewis, 82, of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at St. John's Lutheran Church with...

 

Schatzie K. Gillming

Schatzie K. Gillming, 64, of Kimball, died Saturday, June 6, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist...

 

Jimmie 'Jim' D. Heilbrun

Jimmie "Jim" D. Heilbrun, 76, of Banner County, died at his home on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist Church...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 11, 2020

Hittin' The Weights

Kimball High athletes were back in the school's spacious weight room this past week after the NSAA gave permission for Nebraska schools to open up their weight rooms at the same time, while still... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 11, 2020

Father's Day Golf, All Star Scramble Set To Tee Off

Another friendly reminder that the upcoming Father’s Day Golf Classic 3-Man Scramble tournament will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 20-21, at the Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball. Chairman Randy Bohac provided some additional information...

 

Griebel's Recount Victory In The Cards

Six candidates from the school board election were slated in the May 12 primary to move on to the general election, but sixth place encountered a tie vote between Maggie Laughlin and Jennifer... Full story

 

Emerging From COVID-19 Restrictions

In local COVID-19 news, the Kimball Community Concert Association is looking forward to the 2020-21 season but like everything else, it may look different. The local association has asked members to keep an eye out for a survey which will ask a few...

 

EATMON WELL SERVICE

"We used to run 24 hours a day with two divisions and up to 12 rigs." said Liz Ferguson, owner of Eatmon Well Service, as she reflected on the golden days in the oilfield. The oil industry has always...

 

Thank You, Mrs. Flores

Cathy Flores, who is retiring after 43 years as a first-grade teacher in Kimball Public Schools, was treated to a birthday parade as well as a retirement parade this past week. A host of students,... Full story

 

Towing Mishap

Nathan Belden lost control of a pickup that he was driving on Highway 30 east of Kimball at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The pickup was towing another vehicle and fishtailed, thus causing the... Full story

 

Val Dwayne Snyder

Val Dwayne Snyder, 61 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Gering, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Visitation was held from 2 to 6 PM on Tuesday, June...

 

Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker, 85, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 4, 2020

Here Come Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Nebraska got the word that adult and youth baseball/softball could begin practicing as of this past Monday, June 1. Ashley Thurin informed me that league play in Kimball for the youth programs will start up on June 18. At this time, the teams are... Full story

 

Life Looking A Bit Normal

Some things in our lives are getting back to normal as the Panhandle continues to deal with the coronavirus. Topping the hit list for Kimball County is the reopening of the Kimball's Pizza Hut. After... Full story

 

43 Years In Same Grade, Same School District

"It was always about the kids," said long time teacher Cathy Flores, reflecting on her 43-year teaching career. Not many teachers will be able to beat Mrs. Flores' record and her exemplary dedication...

 

Memorial Day, 2020

On a cool and windy Memorial Day, a small crowd at Kimball Cemetery gathered near their cars to honor those "who gave it all." The 20-minute ceremony featured the "Star Spangled Banner" sung by Jenna...

 

Golf Carts On City Streets Possible

The monthly meeting of the Kimball City Council was held on May 19 at 6 p.m. on the Zoom platform. The council discussed and voted on a variety of subjects from the Kimball Handyman Project and golf carts on local streets to streamlining the...

 

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