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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 16, 2018 

Kimball Banner County Fair celebrates 100 years

100 years of blue jeans and family dreams at the 2018 Kimball-Banner County Fair. The week started off with the Hay Bale Decorating Contest, round bales were placed throughout the city of Kimball as...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 16, 2018 

Activate Kimball takes one more step towards Kimball's walking/biking path

Activate Kimball hosted Felsburg Holt Ullevig Engineering at the regular Aug. 13 committee meeting from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall in Kimball. The firm, of Lincoln, created a draft report for Activate Kimball as the grassroots group that...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 16, 2018 

Library remains a social center of the community

Back to school time is just around the corner and the Kimball Public Library has many activities planned for all ages. Activities include a weekly Wednesday Preschool story time with 10-16 children attending. Club Next, the after school program is...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 16, 2018 

VSO position to remain unfilled

The Kimball County Commissioners made a decision not to decide right away on the Kimball Veteran’s Service Officer at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Andy Bremer, Chairman of the County Veterans Service Committee and Darcee Wheeland, Coun...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 16, 2018 

City of Kimball is shooting for net zero property tax increase

Budget season has begun as the end of the fiscal year approaches and Kimball City Council held the first budget workshop on Thursday, Aug. 2 to review each department’s proposed budget. Council and department heads were pleased, though cautious, wi...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 16, 2018 

Volunteers answer the call to open the museum

The High Plains Museum is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week through Farmer's Day, Sept. 29, thanks in large part to a small group of willing volunteers. According to High Plains...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    August 16, 2018 

Kimball schools boast six new teachers

As Kimball Public Schools brings in new students, it also attracts 6 new teachers onto the staff. Mary Lynch Elementary has three new teachers, and the Kimball High School also has three new...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 9, 2018

Local royalty represent Kimball and Banner Counties regionally

Your 2018 Kimball PRCA Rodeo has been represented well this past year, from Kimball's 2017 Farmers' Day parade to Cheyenne Frontier Days and many stops in-between. Nicole Delaplane of Kimball and...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 9, 2018

ACE funds used to build permanent tribute to veterans

Flag poles now stand tall awaiting their flags in Kimball's Gotte Park. This project has been two years in the making, and is funded by approximately $8,000 in ACE returns. The poles, which stand 25 a...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 9, 2018

Peace Corps volunteer addresses local Rotary

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of shore, so let your sails carry you to the ends of the waters. Let your anchor hold your dreams straight and true." ~unknown F...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

Kimball Schools excited for the coming school year - welcome students back enthusiastically

With students heading back to school next week, Kimball Public Schools announces some changes at both the Kimball Jr/Sr High School and Mary Lynch Elementary for this upcoming year. School will begin on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 a.m. and will end at 1 p....

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 9, 2018

Complaint leads to arrest of complainant

Recently out on bond, William Shane Serrano, 32, of Kimball was arrested again for bond violation and other offenses,what appears to be his third arrest in just one month. Officer Henderson Bryson responded to a door bell ring, at the Kimball County...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 9, 2018

Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success

The 27th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic attracted 120 golfers, with 30 four-person teams taking part in the Saturday event held at the Four Winds Golf Course this past weekend. Kerry... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    August 9, 2018

Kimball's 10U team took third this season

Softball around Kimball is over for the 2018 season, from youth to adult leagues. Your Kimball Girls 10U team finished third for the season and also took third in the end of the season tournament....

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    August 9, 2018

2018 Co-Ed Softball season comes to a close

As the 2018 softball season is wrapping up, the Kimball Co-Ed Softball League has also concluded with the End of the Year Tournament this past Saturday. Eight local teams have competed since the... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 9, 2018

Jock Talk

The Kimball Recreation Area was a busy place this past Saturday with a softball tournament going on, the big Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf classic being held and some archery competition being held down by the Trap Club area. The number of...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 2, 2018

Tipi Raisers ride again

As sketchy weather closed in a group of more than 20 riders on horseback, The Tipi Raisers, were welcomed to the fairgrounds in Kimball as they sought last-minute refuge last Thursday. "We weren't... Full story

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 2, 2018

Council hears harvest concern

With harvest nearing completion in the area, harvesters are likely heading out of town, but their stay in Kimball this year differed greatly from years past, City Administrator, Dan Dean, reported to...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 2, 2018

School Board considers VALTS program changes and requirements

The Kimball Board of Education reviewed, and updated the student, parent and staff handbook at their regular meeting on Monday, July 16. As part of this process, High School principal Eugene Hanks added a section for the VALTS (Valley Alternative...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 2, 2018

Jock Talk

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

Has Kimball gone to the cats?

Stray cats have wreaked havoc in communities across the nation and Kimball is no exception. A public outcry for a solution is being addressed by the City of Kimball, though there are no regulations or ordinances pertaining to cats. According to...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

100 years of Blue Jeans and Family Dreams

Kimball and Banner Counties will be celebrating 100 years of Blue Jeans and Family Dreams during the 2018 Kimball-Banner County Fair, August 6 – 14. As in years past, the fair will begin with the Fashion Revue and clothing judging at the 4-H...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Dr. Elizabeth Owens

Kimball Public Schools hired a new superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Owens, formerly of Virginia. Her ancestors have been in Virginia for over 400 years. After growing up on a farm near the Appalachian... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 26, 2018

Kimball Transit seeking grants, debuts bus wrap

According to Kimball County Commissioner, Daria Anderson-Faden, the Kimball County Manor announced the opening of two new spas, anyone can call and make an appointment for a low cost. A public hearing was held to receive comments for or against a...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 26, 2018

Summer school to end Aug. 3

Jump Start to the School Year, is now underway at Kimball Public Schools. The summer school session started Monday, July, 23 for students enrolled in Kindergarten through eighth grade. “We moved summer school until later this year for more of a...


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