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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 13, 2019 

A Gift From Heaven Found Oceans Apart

In a family celebration held on St. Patrick's Day, a local family experienced a shocking day filled with many emotions that had nothing to do with their event. A month prior, John and Jennifer...

 

Tough Enough Cowboys

The winners of the 11th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo placed first in only one event and outpaced the runner-up team by just 10 seconds in total time. JDS Livestock placed overall first but only won the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 13, 2019 

Fresh Fruits & Veggies Since 2013

Bountiful Baskets has been operating in Kimball since December of 2013 when Hilary Cook started it and Erin Heidemann came on board shortly after 2013. Bountiful Baskets is not a business, it is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit,...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    June 13, 2019 

Anderson-Faden Back At It As Commissioner

Daria Anderson-Faden has returned to the Kimball County Board of Commissioners. She was sworn into office May 21. She filled the vacancy that opened with the resignation of former Commissioner...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

William "Bill" Booker

William L. "Bill" Booker, age 75, of McCool Jct., NE, formerly of Banner County, NE, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at McCool Jct., NE. He was born October 4, 1943 in Scottsbluff, NE to Melvern O. and...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Michael H. Tindall

Michael H. Tindall, 54, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Cremation has been held and graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19th 2019 at the Kimball Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Mars...

 

Blind 'Navigator' Steering In Right Direction

Sugar Valley Rally participants Earl and Tony Johnson arrived in Kimball on Friday afternoon, May 31 for the required pit stop and needed refreshments. The Scottsbluff father/son duo were driving...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 6, 2019

Kimball Ranch Rodeo

Tis the season once again for some tough and dirty kind of fun, as cowboys and cowgirls from surrounding areas saddle up to partake in the 11th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo this Saturday, June 8, at...

 

Jury Finds Kenneth Childs Not Guilty

It took close to 90 minutes for a Kimball County jury of 6 women and 6 men to acquit Kenneth Childs of the one charge of Subornation of Perjury. Subornation of perjury is “persuading” or “convincing” someone to lie on the witness stand in an...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 6, 2019

Wet Roads, Rainy Days, A Need For Sunshine

Wet ground, rainy days are making it hard for many around the county to manage to do items, including county the road and weed department. County Weed Superintendent Rick Wangler addressed the Board of Commissioners this past Tuesday, with little...

 

Community Blood Drive Needs Donors

As summer approaches there is always more of a need for blood and according to Donna Linn, donations are always a little bit slower during the summer months. Donna Linn has organized the Kimball Community Blood Drive for the passed eight years....

 

Folks, Falconer Flock To Banner Days

Banner County people flocked to see and hear Richard Brown speak about his past career -- he is a retired falconer. According to Brown, "Falconry is the taking of wild game with a trained raptor. It...

 

Wyoming Man Arrested On Two Felony Warrants

A press release was issued from Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer this week stating that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2019, Kimball Police captured a fugitive wanted out of Laramie...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 30, 2019

In Honor Of Our Fallen Heros

Mother Nature held back the breeze for just long enough Monday morning for the 2019 Memorial Day program earlier this week. John Beaty, VFW Post 2243 Commander, welcomed those in attendance and it...

 

'O'Brien Spirit Of Healthcare Award' A Reality

Long-time resident Jim O'Brien celebrated his 80th birthday on Saturday at the Eagles. He was caught off guard by a presentation to him from the Kimball Hospital Foundation. Jim served 18 years on...

 

Local Greenhouse Ready For Business

Mike's Greenhouse on the corner of Burg and 2nd Street has just about any plant the weekend gardener might need or want. For the past five years, Mike Schepker along with helper Karen Munoz (his mom)...

 

Kimball Gets Some Spring Cleaning

The City of Kimball employees have been hard at it in order to get the town shaped up for the summer season. The Street Department is "kind of the city custodians" according to Jim Shoup, Street...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 23, 2019

Restoration Of Titan 1 Missile Gets A Look

The Titan I Missile on display at Gotte Park remains a bit of an attraction, but it has seen better days. Some are trying to bring those days back. A local plan of action has been taken to attempt to...

 
 By Sarah Paisley    News    May 23, 2019

Banner Students Learn 'Ins & Outs' About Livestock

Third and fourth graders from area schools were invited to participate in the Nebraska Extension Animals Inside and Out Program held at Morrill County Fairgrounds in Bridgeport on May 15th. Ninety-one youth from schools in the Southern Panhandle,...

 

Mary Lynch Offers 2019 Summer Camp

Kimball Public School Summer Camp will be a great learning opportunity for Mary Lynch students. The new program centers on Investigation. The camp is for kindergarteners through 6th grade with a variety of different age appropriate topics and activit...

 

Underpass Update: It's Up To Mother Nature

Last week the contractor poured  the southeast and northeast paved swale that will be part of the decorative features between the rock slope and the new sidewalk - as well as completing the southeast sidewalk curb and pouring several pedestrian...

 

THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

These members of the armed forces from Kimball and Banner counties made the supreme sacrifice in wartime action for the United States. World War I Neeley, Chas. V. World War II Bickel, Robert K....

 

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