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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 17, 2017 

Total solar eclipse 2017

As you have probably already heard Monday Aug. 21 will be one of the most amazing events to remember. A total solar eclipse will be making its way across the state, and of course everyone around the line of totality is expecting many different...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 17, 2017 

Higher utilities due to increased usage and longer billing period

Following a recent increase of complaints about high utility bills, with some nearly doubling, Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean sheds some light on causes, including longer billing cycles. “There is a combination of factors for higher bills....

 

Zion Lutheran celebrates 100 years

Zion Lutheran Church will be celebrating 100 years on the Colorado prairie this Sunday, though the congregation can be traced back to the Spring of 1913 when Rev. M.E. Mayer of Burns, Wyo., was asked...

 

Gordon W. Whartman

Gordon W. Whartman, 88, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, July 14, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Kimball Presbyterian...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 17, 2017 

Yard of the Week: 702 S. Burg

When Carl Stander moved into his home at 702 S. Burg in Kimball one year ago, one of the first orders of business was to remove a large dying tree – one of a matching set. In its place Stander...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 17, 2017 

26th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success

The 26th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic was held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and was termed "A Huge Success" by Kerry Ferguson, the man in charge. A total of 112...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

Randomly Tonia

I recently attended a community meeting focused on Kimball’s future, our strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities for Kimball and potential threats to our growth. The meeting was well attended and many thoughts were shared. Our strengths...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 10, 2017

Filling up fast

The newest cell at Kimball Landfill will reach capacity within the next two years and an expansion will be required by that time, at an estimated cost of $1.6 million, according to Kimball City...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 10, 2017

Third annual Tipi Raisers ride rebuilds homes and hope

On their third annual ride, The Tipi Raisers passed through Kimball on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and stayed the night at the Kimball County Fair Grounds. This group of riders, including Lakota Sioux natives...

 

Community meeting to address economic development

Join the City of Kimball and the State of Nebraska Economic Development as we host a community meeting on August 10 at 5:30pm at the Event Center and again on August 31 at 11:30am for those that missed the first one. The meetings will be used in...

 

Anita J. "Joy" Paulson

Anita J. "Joy" Paulson, 61, of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away early Monday morning, August 7, 2017, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. Joy was born March 11, 1956, in Longview, Washington, a...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 10, 2017

Yard of the Week: 605 S. Webster

Linda Mihm has lived in her quaint Kimball home at 605 S. Webster for 20 years and she has continued to improve on it inside and out since purchasing it. Linda's lush green lawn showcases two trees,...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 10, 2017

26th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success

Congrats to organizer Kerry Ferguson and the Kimball Hospital Foundation for another very successful Golf Classic Tournament held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course. A great turnout...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 10, 2017

Jock Talk

Congrats to organizer Kerry Ferguson and the Kimball Hospital Foundation for another very successful Golf Classic Tournament held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course. A great turnout with 28 four-person teams made up of 112 golfers. The...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 3, 2017

The Kimball Public Library is the place to be this weekend

More than a dozen Nebraska writers will gather at the Kimball Public Library this weekend for the Six Corners of Nebraska – Panhandle Southwest event. On Saturday, Aug. 5, N.L. Sharp will facilitate “The Rim of the Prairie: A writing practice...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 3, 2017

City continues for support for High Point Welcome Center

Kimball City Council heard a request to extend the Economic Development Grant to the High Point Welcome Center at their recent council meeting. “In 2012 the City and County entered into an agreement to match one another at $1,000 each month for...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 3, 2017

New loan shifts economic focus to current business owners

Shifting the focus of local economic development from recruiting new, large industries to Kimball, the local Economic Development Committee is currently focused on assisting established local businesses make needed improvements. “Existing businesse...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    August 3, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Martha Mossberg

Tomorrow, Friday Aug. 4, Martha Mossberg turns 100, though for 90 years the family celebrated on Aug. 11, as she believed that was her birthday. She needed her birth certificate to take a cruise to Al...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Roughing It

A lot like my last column I will repeat a similar set of life lessons that some people forget sometimes. Respect, treat others the way youwant to be treated. Good sportsmanship, is when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other...

 

Kylie Jean Seely

Kylie Jean Seely, newborn, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scotttsbluff on July 25, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2017 at the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the online o...

 

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