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 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 17, 2018 

Upgrades planned for Kimball parks

Kimball City Council discussed the March 30 meeting of the Park Planning Group. A number of improvements were considered and a plan was made to complete them in the next few months. Two local companies have been contacted to replace the wooden post...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 10, 2018

A tribute to Moms

The day before Mother's Day, one Kimball mom will be handing her graduating son his diploma. As a member of the local board of education Carrie Tabor will present her oldest child, Nicholas, with his...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 3, 2018

Council considers pros and cons of accepting Longhorn

After approval by the Planning Commission, the matter of a dog kennel license was discussed at the April 19 regular City Council meeting. Kathy Chapman addressed the board to ensure they understood that she was not seeking a commercial kennel...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 26, 2018

Where are they now? Cristina Moore-Urrutia

Editor's note: We are reprinting a past story this week, as Cristina Moore-Urrutia is in charge of an Air Force band, and this week the Offutt Brass Ensemble will perform in Kimball. Former Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 12, 2018

Board of Ed purchases new math program and communications system

The Kimball School board met in regular session on Monday, April 9, to approve a new math series for the district and review and prioritize capital projects needed for the safety and security of the schools. Following months of assessment by a group...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 12, 2018

MVC joins Kimball Veterans Resource Fair

The Casper Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be in Kimball for the upcoming Veteran’s Resource Fair. They can provide any veteran, current service member, service provider or veteran family member with information on a variety of services, programs and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 5, 2018

Kimball Event Center is strong community asset

Kimball City Council heard they were doing a good job keeping costs down at the March 20 City Council meeting. Michael Hoback of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth, CPA, presented the audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Hoback reviewed the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 5, 2018

Cub Scout Pack 31 and Boy Scout Troop 100 are recruiting new adventurers.

Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to learn more about Cub Scouts at the local recruitment night, Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Kimball’s City Park. In case of rain, the recruitment night will take place across the street...

 

Small but mighty Wildcats are ready to compete

The Banner County tracksters have started their 2018 Spring season under the guidance of head Coach, Kari Gifford, returning for her eighth year with the assistance of Bill Gifford and Priscilla...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 22, 2018

Mary Lynch students demonstrate leadership and drive to school board

Mary Lynch Elementary students were the highlight of the recent Kimball School Board meeting, with presentations from the PBiS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) Leadership group and the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 22, 2018

Park projects to be prioritized

Following up on a January meeting to gather ideas for park improvements, the City of Kimball has planned a meeting to review cost estimates for some suggestions. According to a recent press release, many great ideas were received and the City needs...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 22, 2018

Region 1 offers support during transition of services

With the region’s largest mental health provider closing doors throughout the Panhandle, Region 1 Behavioral Health has begun preparing for the transition. Region 1 has partnered with Panhandle Health Group and have scheduled three Consumer Focus...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 15, 2018

ACE return earmarked to honor local veterans

What will an additional $4,000 do for the community of Kimball? This is a question facing the Kimball City Council as the Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) board has approved a disbursement to Kimball totaling $4,281.98 through ACE’s...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 8, 2018

BPW considers windfarm land lease

As the new Kimball Wind Farm nears completion, the Board of Public Works reviewed a land lease contract for the wind farm substation, to be placed adjacent to the City of Kimball’s south substation. The land, a one-acre parcel, was paid for by...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 8, 2018

Sibal urges voters to vote in May's primary

With the filing deadlines past, and several last minute filings, Kimball has several races that will be presented in the primary election in May. Five non-incumbents filed following last week’s story, each for a different office. Stephanie...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 8, 2018

Council approves Mayoral appointment for City Treasurer

Kimball Mayor, Keith Prunty, appointed Annette Brower to the position of City Treasurer, and council approved the appointment at a special meeting on Monday, March 5, at noon. Brower is expected to assumer her new role on March 26, and she brings...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

Today is non-incumbents' deadline to file for office

With the first filing deadline past and the final one looming, incumbents planning to run for office, have filed and non-incumbents must do so by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 1. At the time of this writing, 27 candidates have filed for various...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

No contraband found at Kimball High School

The difference a year makes can be huge. During a full school lockdown on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Kimball Police Department, along with Kimball Public Schools, Kimball County Sheriff’s Office, the Deuel County canine unit and the Nebraska State...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

District hires new superintendent

After interviewing three candidates, a new leader for Kimball Public Schools has been hired and is expected to start July 1, 2018. Dr. Elizabeth Owens, of Ivanhoe, Va., will be taking over as Kimball Public Schools’ Superintendent. The Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

Aaron Davis urges others to focus on family and live life to the fullest

Kimball has not invited a speaker to the school in three years, until last Wednesday, Feb. 21, when Aaron Davis, who prefers to be called a thought provoker instead of a motivational speaker, spoke...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 1, 2018

Local artists recognized and displayed

Several local artists have recently been recognized regionally this month, first at the Cheyenne Camera Club 2017 Awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Cheyenne and at the West Nebraska Art Center’s 36th Annual IMAGE exhibit in Scottsbluff....

 

Following two-year hiatus, GED program returns to Kimball

The level of education one has achieved often dictates job availability, the amount of wages earned and even the career path available. For those who have not earned a high school diploma, the future may seem daunting. According to the Bureau of...

 

Student Voices added to agenda alongside Pride in Excellence

Kimball High School student Natasha Selves addressed the Kimball School Board at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 12 regarding the perspective of Kimball High School students. Selves address is...

 

On deadline

Today, Thursday, Feb. 15, is the final day for incumbents to file for public office. The Kimball County Clerk’s Office is open until 5 p.m. and is ready to take last minute incumbent filings. This deadline includes anyone currently holding an...

 

Panhandle Health Group governing board considers closing the agency

As the governing board of Panhandle Health Group considers closing the agency, which provides mental health services throughout the Panhandle, consumers are invited to a public meeting at the Platte River Room in the Gering Civic Center today,...

 

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