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Bonds Approved For Hospital

Kimball Health Services officials and Andy Forney, vice president and public finance banker for D.A. Davidson & Co., met Tuesday with the Kimball County Commissioners at their regular bimonthly board meeting where they approved the issuance of...

 

THE RESULTS ARE IN NEWBORN-11 MONTHS

Newborn – 11 Months 1 – Baylor Ingram 2 – Cora LaBeau 3 – Veronica Barker...

 

THE RESULTS ARE IN 12-23 MONTHS

1-Bailey Ann Baker 2-Bodie Diamond 3-Ely Wilke...

 

THE RESULTS ARE IN 24-36 MONTHS

1- Sawyer Hendrickson Culek (tie) 1-Bella Winters (tie) 2-Bristol Loeschke 3-Evelyn Merryfield...

 

Here Comes Farmers Day 2021

Kimball will be celebrating Farmers Day weekend from Sept. 24-26, and the theme describes Kimball to a tee – Small Town Roots and Cowboy Boots. Events that start the celebration include the Kimball...

 

State Reinstates COVID Dashboard; 223 Panhandle Cases

Area concerns for COVID-19 are rising as the state of Nebraska and Gov. Pete Rickets have announced the state COVID dashboard will be reinstated beginning this week. On Monday, the Unified Command confirmed 223 more cases of the virus in the...

 

CHECK IT OUT

At Kimball Public Library, you can check out a drill and drill bit set when you check out your next book. The "Library of Things" is open for business at the library, a non-traditional collection of...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 23, 2021 

Hoping For A Fire-Free Week

Good morning! I sincerely hope this week is fire-free. The fire that was in Scottsbluff County last week caused more damage and more smokey air for us to breathe. We are several miles away and yet Thursday evening from our deck we could see a huge...

 

How Are Wildfires Named? Here's How

Have you ever wondered how the area fires receive their names? It is not alphabetical like hurricanes. According to Ron Leal, director of Region 21 Emergency Management, the naming of the fire is up to the incident commander. Leal said all larger...

 

Kimball Development Plans

The Kimball Planning Commission met prior to the City Council meeting last week for public hearings on rezoning and re-plating four different properties in Kimball. The first public hearing dealt...

 

Disrupted Power Expected Tuesday

The city of Kimball has been advised by its power supplier, Western Area Power Administration, that it will be shutting down electricity to the city for one day in September while making substation upgrades. The planned date is Tuesday, Sept. 28,...

 

Kimball School Taxes Stay Flat

Kimball School Board held two meetings before their regular meeting on Monday evening. The 2021-22 budget was the topic for both meetings, with a budget presentation by Superintendent Trevor Anderson highlighting the past five budget years of...

 

Taxes Up Slightly In Proposed County Budget

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Kimball County Commissioners met for public comments for or against the proposed 2021-22 county budget. With no comments at that point, the commissioners opened the hearing for setting the budget. The final tax request for...

 

OPENING DAY

Tim Nolting, president of Plains Historical Society, opened the Smithsonian exhibit at the Fraternal Hall on Saturday morning, thanking everyone involved and reading a letter from U.S. Rep. Adrian...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Nancy Turner, left, receives the Yard of the Week from presenter Morgan Baker. Nancy and John Turner have lived at the corner of 7th and Nadine for 17 years, but the yard is fresh and perfectly...

 

300 BANNER COUNTY HEMP PLANTS DESTROYED

As an official from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the state deputy sheriff watch, a section of Banner County hemp farmer Steven Schulte's crop was destroyed Monday morning. Schulte has...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 16, 2021

Wrapping Things Up Before Winter Sets In

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Well here we are in the middle of September and still some mighty hot days. Beans are being harvested though, so it won’t be long before it will be time for corn and beets. Wrapping things up...

 

VISITING SPEAKER AT THE MUSEUM

Mary Yager from Humanities Nebraska speaks Saturday during the opening of the Smithsonian Museum exhibit, "Crossroads: Change in Rural America," at the Fraternal Hall Museum in downtown Kimball....

 

The Smithsonian Arrives

The Smithsonian Institute, in cooperation with Humanities Nebraska, is sponsoring the exhibit "Crossroads: Change in Rural America."  The Plains Historical Society of Kimball County was selected,...

 

The Flowerfield School

The Flowerfield School experience has been a right of passage for Panhandle fourth-graders since 1987. Flowerfield School is part of the Banner County Museum complex located in Harrisburg, just 25...

 

Nine Wind Turbines Proposed

The first Kimball County Commissioners board meeting of September on Tuesday addressed public hearings, roads, budgets and inventories for the county. County Zoning Administrator Sheila Newell briefly explained that the Kimball County Planning Commis...

 

Weimer Gets His Day In Court (Supreme Court)

On Aug. 31, Judge Derek Weimer of Sidney was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court. Judge Weimer is the district judge of the 12th District, which includes Kimball, Cheyenne and Banner counties, and nine other Panhandle counties. There are...

 

GOING OLD SCHOOL

Flowerfield School in Banner County is a special place, a throwback to 1880s school days that 2021 students get to experience. See story and photos, Page B8....

 

RETURN OF A BUSHNELL TRADITION

The Bushnell Rural Fire Disrict celebrated 100 years of service to the area with a hog roast and live music during Bushnell Day 2021. The event, which hadn't been held for years, was a success and...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 9, 2021

Busy Days In The Burg And These Parts

Good morning Banner County! Beautiful here in Western Nebraska right now. We need more rain, but then so do many states in the Midwest all the way to California. Here is a little bit of what is happening in our neck of the woods. Story time is...

 

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