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 By Barb Cross    News    March 12, 2020

Banner County Notes: Friday The 13th, Full Moon & Makeup Snow Day All At Once

Good morning, Banner County. Spring is in the air and snow is on the ground, skifts anyway. I hope that is all we get and will be exchanging the snow for rain. This past Sunday evening it rained pretty hard for a while there. My little dog Norman...

 

Kimball Health Services Addresses COVID-19 Pandemic; No Confirmed Local Cases

Kimball Health Services issued this news release on Thursday, March 12, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: Health providers and staff at Kimball Health Services and the Pine Bluffs Health Clinic want the public to have the latest and most accurate...

 

Lots Of Local Candidates

The elected offices in Kimball and Kimball County had a multitude of candidates filing prior to the deadline on Monday, March 2. The primary election will be May 12 and the general election Nov. 3. A full slate of individuals filed for the three...

 

Child Abuse Trial Continues

Day 2 of the child abuse trial continued this week in Kimball County District Court. Alexander Romero, 24, is charged with felony child abuse that was committed intentionally and resulted in death. Romero’s 7-month-old daughter died in April 2019....

 

Taking The Lead

Lindsay Forepaugh grew up on a small farm in western Oregon, settled in Midland, Texas, with her husband, yet now they reside in Banner County. How does an Oregonian end up on the Monkey Ranch in...

 

Casino Night In Kimball

The Kimball Hospital Foundation’s second annual Casino Night at the Kimball Event Center drew about 180 people to support the foundation’s fundraising efforts to purchase a new heart defibrillator...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 5, 2020

Banner County Notes: March Is On Track In Harrisburg

Good morning, Banner County! Here we are in the first week of March and track practice is upon us. Watch out for those kids out running here and there. They usually are pretty good about wearing a safety vest, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra...

 

Back In Business In Dix

Dix residents celebrated the Re-Grand Opening of the Dix Post Office this past week with cookies and coffee. Post Office employees on hand included retailer Judy Petersen, Postmaster Karen Miller and...

 

Three Kimball Principal Candidates Interviewed

Interviews were conducted Tuesday for the new Kimball Junior/Senior High School principal. The position will be vacated in June by Mo Hanks. The field of five applicants was narrowed to three individuals for the interview process. Their names were no...

 

Kimball County's New Emergency Alert System Up

The new alert system Panhandle Alert is up and running as of March 1, according to Linda Williams of the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office. The website boasts “Panhandle Alert is the official emergency notification system used to communicate with...

 

Extreme Makeover

The "old Longhorn" building on the northeast end of Chestnut Street in Kimball is getting a total, top to bottom makeover – in its basement and first and second floors. Shane Hayes, who recently...

 

New Special Projects Director Ready To Go

The city of Kimball has selected Elyse Schlake to be the city's special projects director/economic developer. She will start her position Monday, March 2. "I am really excited about this...

 

Smell Of Success

Fifth-grader Trey Cook out-spelled all of his competition on Monday afternoon at the Kimball Spelling Contest. Trey now has the opportunity to complete in the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on March...

 

Superintendent Contract OK'd; Absence Of Farrar Felt

The Kimball school board unanimously approved a contract for the next Kimball Public Schools superintendent on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in a special board meeting. The 5-0 vote of approval for Trevor Anderson’s contract took 5 minutes to conduct. The...

 
 By The Observer    News    February 27, 2020

Kimball Candidates Filing; Deadline March 2

The deadline for throwing your name in the hat for school board or other public offices is quickly approaching. According to Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal, 5 p.m. Monday, March 2, is the deadline for non-incumbents to file for offices. Current...

 

Smithsonian Rural Exhibit Coming To Kimball Museum

Preparations are already beginning for an event which will take place in September 2021. The event, which will be at the Fraternal Hall at 2nd and Chestnut streets in Kimball, is an exhibit that involves the Plains Historical Society and is...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 27, 2020

You Can Kiss It Goodbye

Good morning Banner County, and here we are kissing the month of February goodbye. We even have an extra day and it still is short and has gone by pretty fast. It is still yet to be seen as to whether March will bring us kite flying weather or high...

 

Kimball Woman Still In Hospital After Rollover

Nebraska State Patrol reports that poor visibility due to blowing dirt was the reason for a two-vehicle accident on Highway 71 in Banner County at mile marker 39 on Monday morning, Feb 24. One vehicle reportedly had slowed down due to the poor...

 

Bogus $50 Bills Passed In Sidney

Sidney convenience stores have been hit with fake $50 bills recently. As of Tuesday, three of the bills have been passed off. Usually the perpetrator tries to catch the business when it is very busy and people are standing in line. It is done very qu...

 

School Board Picks Superintendent

The School Board was back in session on Monday evening, Feb. 17, after a long day Saturday of interviewing candidates for superintendent of schools. After the approval of the agenda and the reading...

 

Three Candidates Interviewed Morning To Late Afternoon

The Kimball school board conducted interviews Saturday, Feb. 15, for the three candidates for superintendent of Kimball schools. The candidates were Gregory Gaden, Trevor Anderson and Danielle...

 

Creg Pike Fills City Council Vacancy

Kimball City Council is back at full strength. In order to make the council complete, Mayor Keith Prunty's appointment of Creg Pike to fill the vacancy on the council was accepted Tuesday by a motion...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 20, 2020

Community Basketball & Supper Set In Banner

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. This past week many folks celebrated Valentines Day, 4-H had beef weigh-in, and most schools had a day (or two) off for Presidents Day. Pretty busy weekend. This up coming week however seems a lot...

 

Vandals Make The Rounds

Vandalism raised its ugly head in Kimball on the first weekend of February – and the targets of the vandalism were very unusual and different. Cantrell Funeral Home, along with the Four Winds Golf C...

 

Super Search At Key Point

The Kimball School Board conducted a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and will hold another at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Both meetings involve the applicants to become the district’s next superintendent. On Tuesday night, board members...

 

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