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Images of Farmers Day-Hamburger Feed

Considered to be the heroes of the hamburger feed, Ryan McElroy, Brian Williams and Gene Golding endure the heat and smoke to cook hundreds of hamburgers....


Images of Farmers Day-Royalty

From left, Farmers Day attendant Katie Heeg, queen Payton Wise and attendant Charlotte Hargreaves pose for a royal photograph....


Images of Farmers Day-Bike Race

Delilah Lukassen, 3, gets a little extra help from her dad, Colby, while little sister, Millie, 1, gets a free ride....


Images of Farmers Day-Parade

Kimball volunteer fireman Mark Nelson and his daughter, Nova, occupy the antique fire truck that led the procession of Kimball fire trucks....


Images of Farmers Day-Derby

Former demolition derby driver Michael Sabola raises the green flag to start the event. He participated in every previous derby but was unable to this year as he is fighting cancer... Full story


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...



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



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



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


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... Full story


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...



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... Full story


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...



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...



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... Full story



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...



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... Full story


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