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Editorial: One To Another


It may seem as if 2012 passed quickly into the history books--and thankfully so.

Remember, it was a year of drought and parched earth. Wildfires blazed through the scorching summer, farmers and ranchers struggled with the lack of moisture, the price of hay soared.

But 2012 was also a year when talk of an oil boom fueled by new drilling technology into Niobrara shale stirred--subdued talk, to be sure.

As in any year, the community suffered through difficult moments and celebrated wonderful occasions.

Despite the drought, Kimball’s Farmers Day drew large, excited crowds to a series of new a...

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