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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

New arena in Potter opens to public this weekend with gymkhana

Potter residents see a new arena in the area. Callen and Whitney Whartman began building the arena on their land just east of Potter in 2015. Though the arena is ready to use, the Whartmans are...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

Additional activities planned for annual Oliver Reservoir 5K

What better way to kick of the 4th of July holiday than with a fun day at the lake while supporting your local veterans office? For several years Kelleigh Huff organized the Oliver Reservoir Fun Run, but when she relocated, Sheana Hendrickson...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 22, 2017 

Local writing contest deadline nears

Do you or anyone you know enjoy writing? A Six Corners of Nebraska Contest, “Future Great Writers of Nebraska” is just the thing to showcase your best work. The Panhandle Southwest region is taking entries from writers ages 13 to 25 through July...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Local Legion scores first win

Things are starting to come together for Kimball’s Legion Baseball team. The young ball players hosted Hershland last Tuesday night, June 12, and won the sole game 11-3. After getting off to a rough start this season Kimball was able to tighten up...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Another banner year for Kimball's Ranch Rodeo

The Kimball Ranch Rodeo was a booming success. Top finishers in each category are listed below. Top Horse- Dave Burton of the Cowpuncher Cartel Team. Top Hand- Clint Sterkel of the Bunkhouse Trailer...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Swimming pool safety reminders

As the pool wrapped up its first few days of Summer 2017 business, everyone was pretty busy. The first day open the facility recorded a total of 78 swimmers, though management was forced to close...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Jason Hottell

Born in 1985, Jason Hottell has spent his life in the Kimball area and graduated high school here. "The best part of Kimball, and it could be the worst, is knowing everyone," he said. Being a Deputy...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 15, 2017

Summer brings out the good, the bad and the noxious weeds

Summer brings out the weeds in western Nebraska and Jeff Lampmann, Inspection Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture joined Kimball County Weed Superintendent Rick Wangler at the recent Kimball County Board of Commissioners meeting,...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 15, 2017

Gering tourney proved too tough for Kimball Legion club

Kimball faced Ft. Morgan during the Gering tournament on Sunday, June 11. The young Legion team was defeated 11-1, but several players made key improvements. Brady Kilgore hit a single then added a...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 8, 2017

Legion players continue to improve, pitching has been challenging for the young team

As Kimball took the field at home Thursday, June 1, the young Legion players didn't seem quite ready for their first game against Bridgeport. Kimball had the better bats than Bridgeport and played goo...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 1, 2017

City buys power at reduced rate

The board received a presentation about the Kimball Power Plant regarding ways to improve the system that runs hot water from the power plant to the electric shop, through the coils under the floor to heat the shop. Keep Kimball Beautiful director...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    June 1, 2017

Tough weekend for Kimball's Legion players

Kimball Legion Baseball, traveled to Torrington, Wyo., on Friday, May 26 and the young club came home with a loss despite valiant efforts on the diamond. Kimball lost the first game scoring just four...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 25, 2017

Emergency management to go

The Mobile Emergency Command Center Region 21 rolled into town Tuesday May 16 to let the Kimball County Board of Commissioners tour the bus. Kimball just joined four other counties that this Mobile...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 25, 2017

Writers workshop planned prior to statewide poetry contest

Future writers of Nebraska between the ages of 13 to 25 are eligible to win up to $350 by entering their own writing. The Writer’s Workshop will offer help with peer review, working with the writer on their individual work, each writer will be...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 25, 2017

Commissioners hear a new county road request

County road maintenance is a long standing concern for Kristopher Nitz, a resident who lives on County Road 63. Nitz addressed the Kimball County Board of Commissioners at their May 16 meeting regarding the condition of the road. Nitz has lived on...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 25, 2017

Kimball Public Library offers more free 3D printer classes

Free 3D printer classes hosted at the Kimball Public Library for children this summer and adults this fall. The Flash Fordge Creator Pro Dual Color 3D printer got put to hard work this last fall when...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 18, 2017

District considers capital projects for summer completion

The Kimball High School will soon receive a facelift, in the form of new windows that will be installed in eight east and west classrooms this summer. Superintendent of Kimball Schools, Marshall Lewis, discussed the capital improvement project with...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 11, 2017

Utility savings reported at Event Center

Significant utility savings were reported since the City of Kimball had an energy audit preformed at the Kimball Event Center, according to the City of Kimball’s Project Coordinator Amy Sapp during her report to the Kimball Board of Public Works...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 11, 2017

Long awaited renovations tabled

Kimball Public Schools will be welcoming another new educator in the coming school year fooling their regular meeting on April, 27, 2017. Jarrod Williams will begin classes in the 2017-18 school year as the new Computer and Business Technology...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 11, 2017

Planning and zoning amendments complete

A motion was made, and ultimately approved, to add Grandfather Rights in section 4.02 of the Kimball County Planning and Zoning regulations and to add non-conforming uses to Section 25.01 at the recent Kimball County Board of Commissioner’s...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 11, 2017

Homestead exemptions due this summer

Homestead Exemption applications are due by June 30, 2017 according to Kimball County Assessor Sherry Winstrom. For some the Homestead Exemption program may provide relief from property taxes by exempting a portion or all of the value of the home...

 

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