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 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 27, 2017 

LEPC and Region 21 needed updates

The Local Emergency Planning Commission met for the first time since Kimball County recently rejoined Region 21 Emergency Management. Kevin Sherman was named chairperson, with Wayne Elliot as vice-chair, Laura Bateman as secretary and Ron Leal as the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 27, 2017 

SPNRD postpones Oliver Reservoir project - indefinitely

After two public information meetings, and with input from dozens of interested citizens, the South Platte Natural Resources District chose to indefinitely postpone action on the Oliver Reservoir streamflow Enhancement Project. At their April 11 meet...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 27, 2017 

Local youth compete in state free throw contest

Braxton Miller and Shay Heim of Kimball competed in the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships on Saturday, April 1. Their journey began on Feb. 12 when each of the young men won their age bracket in the local contest. Miller and Heim...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 20, 2017

Kimball's walking trail concept gains momentum

With support building for the project and a partnership between the City of Kimball and Kimball County, it appears that the long-awaited local walking trail may become a reality, though City Administrator Dan Dean said it really is still more of an...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 20, 2017

Energy cooperative eyeing broadband market

Kimball County Commissioners heard a request from County Tourism Director Jo Caskey, regarding broadband service and not only subsequently approved pre-enrollment for the High Point Welcome Center but will also consider the same for other Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 20, 2017

KMA sponsors Law Enforcement Appreciation

The Kimball Ministerial Association is often called on to assist in times of crisis. Often these volunteers are asked to help families in need of food or shelter and they often work with law...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 20, 2017

Pets running at large are at increased risks

Pets running at large are at a higher risk, and locals are asked to leash, kennel or keep a closer eye on them when they are outdoors. Danger to pets are around every corner, from dogs at large and unvaccinated feral cats to vehicles on the highways...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 13, 2017

Closed businesses to pitch in support for landfill

The Kimball Board of Public Works considered the purchase of a new conveyor belt at the Kimball Landfill and recommended the matter to City Council to progress. Employees at the landfill have made multiple repairs to the current conveyor belt and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 13, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Jeri Revelle

A nomination made secretly and supported by several letters of recommendation led to the surprise recognition of one of Banner County's most beloved teachers – Jeri Revelle. Revelle traveled, with...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 13, 2017

Reduced and unstable streamflow into Oliver Reservoir causes concern

Despite a moratorium they adopted in 2002 on drilling new wells with a capacity of 50 gallons per minute or greater, the South Platte Natural Resources District may consider drilling an augmentation...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 6, 2017

Every 15 minutes

A dramatic representation of a two-vehicle accident was staged for the students of Kimball High School on Tuesday, April 4. "Every 15 Minutes Program," is a national program used to dramatically...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 6, 2017

City receives unmodified audit

Terry Galloway, an auditor from Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth, CPA, presented an unmodified report to the Kimball City Council at the March 21 council meeting. “What you have received here is an unmodified report,” Galloway said....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 6, 2017

Borrow pit, mining regulations to be amended

Current Kimball County Zoning regulation section 5.02 states that an asphalt or concrete batch plant and borrow pits used temporarily and exclusively for the completion of a public road improvement project is allowed in A1 and A2 agriculture zoning...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 6, 2017

School district chooses a learning management system

As the school year nears an end, Kimball Public Schools has begun accepting resignations for the coming year. At the March 13 Kimball Board of Education meeting two such resignations were accepted, that of Jordan Sukup, pre-Kindergarten, and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 6, 2017

Kimball, Banner County and Potter-Dix schools recognized

The Panhandle was represented well at the 2017 Nebraska Rural Community School Association (NRCSA) Spring conference this last month as three area school districts, from nearly 200, received...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 6, 2017

Erdman addresses community members at Kimball Public Library

Senator Steve Erdman, District 47, hosted a town hall meeting on Friday, March 24 at the Kimball Public Library with more than a dozen in attendance. Erdman answered questions from the public on...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 30, 2017

Local firm approved as Deputy County Attorney

The Kimball County Commissioners approved a contract for a Deputy County Attorney at the March 21 Board of Commissioners meeting. The contract was given to the firm of Ellison, Kovarik & Turman, instead of just one attorney. It will be up to this...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 30, 2017

Energy audit highlights serious concerns

With the Kimball Event Center energy audit complete, the Kimball City Council heard a presentation by Bob Mead, Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, at the March 21 council meeting which highlighted several concerns. According to Mead, who was accompanied...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 30, 2017

District adopts school leadership standards

During the most recent Kimball Board of Education meeting the board updated the standards by which all school leaders are evaluated. Board members chose to evaluate administrators in the district by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 30, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: CASA - Rose Bowcut

Services in Kimball are expanding for some of the community's "most vulnerable," according to Rose Bowcut – Executive Director Cheyenne County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). CASA, a...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Randomly Tonia

Once a man could travel hundreds, even thousands of miles, find a piece of land suitable (or not) to his needs, lay claim and call it his. Those days are long gone. But in the more recent past, a person (because by this time a woman could own land)...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 23, 2017

Regulating personal property for public safety

Just what is a borrow pit and how should it be used? The Kimball County Planning Commission has raised that question, and attempted to define it and regulate its use for the benefit of county residents. During a special meeting on Monday, March 20,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 23, 2017

Routine search at KHS leads to several citations

The Kimball High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, March 15, during a routine search of student lockers and vehicles. Students were held in classrooms to prevent interaction with the canines during the search, according to Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    March 23, 2017

Coyotes rebuild boy's golf program

In his second year coaching the boy's golf program at Potter-Dix High School, Ryan Mumm, is rebuilding with two new golfers. Sophomore Nathan Robinson joins junior Dylan Nielsen on the course this...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    March 23, 2017

Frerichs takes the lead for the Potter-Dix track team

In his first year as head coach for the Potter-Dix track team, Dale Frerichs returns a slew of seasoned athletes and adds a few enthusiastic newcomers. Joined by assistant coaches Jerry Brown and...

 

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