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Fire department battles small grass fire

Layoffs hit IOS again; sale of company announced

The local Inspection Oilfield Services site went through a third round of layoffs Monday, the same day the sale of the company was announced. According to multiple sources, at least 12 employees from both day and night positions lost their jobs...

Fire department battles small grass fire

The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 2:30 p.m. last Sunday. The Kimball Ambulance Service was also dispatched as a precaution. Witnesses at the scene, Mia...

Kimball council buys lighting with ACE refund

The Kimball City Council decided at its regularly scheduled meeting held March 17 to use the city’s ACE refund for lighting. The city received an annual return on the Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) investment of just more than $3,000. To...

Friends and Neighbors: Medicine came naturally for new KHS physicians assistant Jonna Beyer

Medicine and giving a helping hand came naturally for Jonna Beyer. The Donnelly, Minn., native was just 5 or 6 years old when she was pouring hydrogen peroxide on her father's hands after he came...

Ash gets life in prison

Vencil Ash was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon in Kimball County District Court. Ash was found guilty early last month in the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. Tuesday in court, he was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the...

Spring Sports Special: Wise expects Kimball golfers to be 'competitive'

It may be hard to duplicate the success the Kimball High boys golf team experienced a year ago, but coach Chad Wise feels he has a group that is going to be pretty competitive. "I think we can be...

Kimball has strong showing at Chadron indoor meet

Some real bright spots by the Kimball High Track Team in a strong showing at the Chadron State College High School Indoor Track and Field Meet held this past Saturday. At the meet that attracted 16...

Spring Sports Special: Lewis looks to improve as Coyotes' lone golfer

The Lone Ranger golfs again. For the second straight year, Austin Lewis will be the lone member of the Potter-Dix boys golf squad. Lewis, a junior, is in his third year golfing for the Coyotes. Coach ...

Competing on the big mat

Cameron McGinnis of Kimball finished third in the 50 pounds weight class at the Nebraska State Federation Wrestling Championships held Saturday in Grand Island. McGinnis was one of five Kimball...

Spring Sports Special: Potter-Dix to rely on state experience in 2015

Potter-Dix has plenty of experience to begin the 2015 track season. The Coyotes track team returns four boys and three girls who competed at state a year ago, and the girls also gained a transfer...

Nicholas William Wackel

Nicholas William Wackel, 92, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born to the late Fred and Erma Wackel, March 29,1922, in West Point, Nebraska. Nick graduated from ...

Sydney Nicholos Hubbard

Sydney Nicholos Hubbard, 26, of Kimball, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. His Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Sidney Park in Sidney. The family requests that this be a celebration with...

Delores Wann

Delores Wann, 87, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday. Memorial services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s...