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REMEMBERING A FIRE CHIEF

Former Dix Fire Chief Wayne Elliott, whose funeral was on Monday, was honored with a lengthy procession from Kimball to Dix led by the Red Knights motorcycle club and and area fire trucks and...

 

Kimball Business Scorecard

For the next month, crews from Hennings Construction will be working on the water loop project that will improve the freshwater supply system for the city. The work will be between 3rd and 5th... Full story

 

Kimball Takes A Hit In Census

The 2020 census figures have been released, and the population of the city of Kimball from 2010 to 2020 decreased from 2,496 to 2,290, a loss of 8.3% of the total population. Kimball County, meanwhile...

 

215 New COVID Cases Reported In Panhandle

Unified Command on Monday confirmed 215 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since last reporting on Monday, August 23. Eighty-nine of the cases were in Scotts Bluff County and the rest of them, 126, were in the area designated as the Greater...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Yard of the Week was awarded to Bob and Susie Abramson at 408 S. Washington, their home since March 1984. The perfectly manicured lawn is accented by hostas and lilies. Susie mows the lawn, while Bob...

 

Meet The Millers, Grand Marshals

Grand Marshals for the 2021 Potter Days celebration are Phil and Evie Miller, longtime residents of the Potter Community. Phil was born in Sidney. At 7, he moved with his family from Gurley to...

 

Smithsonian Taking The Crossroads To Kimball

Tim Nolting, president of the Plains Historical Museum, extended a personal invitation to the Kimball City Council members requesting their attendance at the opening of the Smithsonian exhibit on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. His invitation and explanation of... Full story

 

Horse Racing Nothing New Here

In many cases, history does repeat itself. Could horse racing make a repeat appearance in Kimball County as proposed at the recent joint meting of the City Council and county commissioners? Few...

 

THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS

In the top photo, Kimball County Manor staff members gave students and teachers doughnuts for their first day of school.... Full story

 

THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS

Kimball County Manor staff members gave students and teachers doughnuts for their first day of school.... Full story

 

Local Virus Numbers Not Clear

The COVID-19 risk dial was removed from the Panhandle Public Health District website, and data on COVID cases has been generalized in the Panhandle. According to Jessica Davis from PPHD, when Gov. Pete Rickett’s executive order ended, then-specific...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Lorna Evelyn, right, and the Plains Historical Society have been honored with Yard of the Week. Lorna has been providing her special touch at the corner of High School Street and Highway 30 since...

 

Coming Soon: Farmers Day Weekend Quilt Show

The Plains Historical Society is excited to sponsor a special quilt show during Farmers Day Weekend, Sept. 24-26, in the Kimball County Transit Service building at 3rd and Chestnut. There will be...

 

After Nearly A Decade, Bushnell Has Its Day

Bushnell Day 2021 reappeared after almost a decade of nonexistence. The day began with a parade complete with Bushnell fire trucks celebrating 100 years of service to the community, Kimball and Dix...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 26, 2021

Van Pelt Reunion Offers Much At Museum

Good morning Banner County. Here is hoping that you are having a good week, one that is not too hot to handle. With red flag days this past week, we are praying for rain. The 2021 Van Pelt Reunion will take place at the picnic area of the Banner...

 

Wildlife Specialist Job Could Be Cut

With cost-share federal funds eliminated from the USDA Wildlife Specialists budget, Kimball County and other area counties are looking at a price increase or the loss of the wildlife specialist. Five counties help fund the costs for specialist Matt... Full story

 

Bets Placed On Racino

An overflow crowd attended the joint meeting of the Kimball City Council and the Kimball County Commissioners. The officials and public heard a presentation in which developer Canterbury Park...

 

NEW YEAR, NEW FACES

When the new school year opens next Monday, Aug. 23, in Kimball, it will open with these new teachers. From left are Jolie Dorrell, 4th grade; Jack Birky, social sciences; Mark Jefferis, art;...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Cheryl and Charlie Paul have been presented with the Yard of the Week award. In just two short years, the Pauls have spruced up the property just south of the stop light. Highlights of their yard are...

 

Kimball Community Concerts Return !

The Kimball Community Concerts are back after a year-long absence due to COVID-19. The concerts will start Sept. 18 with Presidio Brass – a combination of a brass quintet, piano and vocals. Their unique sound is captivating audiences throughout... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 19, 2021

We Really, Really Need Some Rain; School Opens In Banner

Good morning Banner County! Boy have we had our share and then some of fires here this past month. Another one in the northwestern corner this past week. We really, really need some rain. School has officially started here and in a number of other...

 

Potter Days A 'Red, White & True' Event

The 90th annual Potter Days, named “Red, White and True,” is scheduled for Sept. 4-5 and sponsored by the Potter Lions Club. A preliminary event on Sept. 2, includes the Potter Days queen crowing at 7 p.m. at Railroad Park. Here’s the schedule:...

 

Horse Track, Casino For Kimball?

A joint meeting of Mayor Keith Prunty, the Kimball City Council and Kimball County Commissioners was scheduled to hear a presentation from developer Canterbury Park Holdings for a proposed Resort Hotel and Casino Development. The development would in... Full story

 

Grade Sizes At Mary Lynch Discussed

The Kimball School Board received the Mary Lynch administrator’s report listing current enrollment. The largest classes for the 2021-22 school term will be the kindergarten class and the sixth-grade class, both reporting 40 students. The total...

 

GRAND CHAMPION RIDE

In one of the last events of the day at the Kimball Banner County Fair, Emily Whitney claimed Grand Champion in the barrels for the senior division. See more photos and a story from the fair on Page...

 

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