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 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016 

Hunsaker exits board, local ranchers donate meat for meals

The Kimball Board of Education began their regular meeting with an exit speech from longtime board member Jared Hunsaker and heard about a new program that bridges the local ranching community and sch...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 18, 2016 

Windblown Art Festival

An eclectic mix of song and poetry usually found in larger venues will be gracing a prairie stage in peaceful Bushnell this weekend. Deb Carpenter-Nolting and husband Tim Nolting have been a large part of the Bushnell Days festival for many years. De...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016 

Friends and Neighbors: Shauntae Daily

The sport of shooting may not be getting the recognition it deserves nationally, but here in Kimball, another young lady is making a name for herself in the competitive shooting circuit. Shooting...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 18, 2016 

Banner County School Board readies for upcoming year

Seventeen new computers for every junior and a new 30 passenger bus approved for purchase by the Banner County Board of Education during the regular meeting on Aug 8. According to Lana Sides, superintendent, every junior that attends Banner school...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 18, 2016 

Master Nebraska storyteller to perform at Kimball Public Library

“The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley” comes to the Kimball Public Library tonight, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m., when Charlotte Endorf will bring the story of Annie Oakley, one of America’s Wild West legends, to life. Oakley, born Phoebe Ann...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016 

CAPWN exits Chapter 11 proceedings

More than two years ago Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) board member announced that the organization needed to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Following that announcement the board and staff at CAPWN began making changes....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016 

Farmer's Day nominations open

The Farmer’s Day committee is ready to take nominations for the 90th Annual Farmer’s Day Grand Marshal, Outstanding Farmer and Outstanding Homemaker. According to Assunta Calise, the committee will entertain nominations through Sept. 9 for the...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    August 18, 2016 

Fischer joins Kimballites for coffee and conversation

"My job is to look at policy," stated United States Senator Deb Fischer to a group of nearly 20 Kimball citizens at an informal get-together at the Java Blend on Monday of this week. "How does this...

 
 News    August 18, 2016 

Pride of Kimball

A glorious pop of color takes the place of grass as vibrant perennials bloom between walkways and provide a cheery welcome to LaVeta Beyke's home. Showy Asian Lilies standing tall in a sea of bright...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016 

Chamber distributes more than $77K in Chamber bucks to be used locally

Are you short on cash and need an oil change, chiropractic adjustment, groceries, gasoline, flowers sent to your cousin out-of-town or a student subscription for your college student? Chamber Bucks may be the answer for you. According to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 18, 2016 

Community blood drives gives citizens a chance to "Be A Hero"

For more than ten years Kimball Health Services has partnered with United Blood Services and will be hosting a blood drive today, August 18 from 2 – 5:30 p.m. at Kimball Health Services. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made by calling...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 11, 2016

BOE accepts $162K reappraisal contract

A potential $3 million correction was reviewed at the Tax Equalization Review Committee (TERC) and returned to Kimball with just a $1.8 million correction. Kimball County Assessor Sherry Winstrom updated the Board of Equalization (BOE) about the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

Responsibility required to curb roaming pets

Safe spaces to walk in Kimball seem to be in short supply as more and more local walkers are taking to Facebook to complain about errant dogs. Complaints range from the approach of an unknown dog to...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 11, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson, 20, son of Kerry and Jeri, and a 2015 Kimball High graduate will be starting his second year of college at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in less than two weeks. He is studying...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

Council scrutinizes dire budget, considers listing Event Center

The recent Kimball City Council budget workshop began nearly 30 minutes late as city employees made copies of the budget for more than 30 citizens in attendance. With a budget shortfall of approximate...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 11, 2016

Commissioners work through varied agenda

Sheila Newell, County Zoning Administrator updated the board on the county zoning project and notified commissioners that Aug. 16 is the final hearing for zoning in the City of Kimball at the regular Board of County Commissioner’s meeting on Aug....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

KPD warns citizens of ongoing phone scams

Scammers are at it again, targeting the elderly population in Kimball, according to the Kimball Police Department. Katherine Terrill, longtime KPD dispatcher, said that between her department and the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office more than 30...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    August 11, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

Police Department now five officers strong

Kimball Police chief Darren Huff is expecting more budget cuts to come in his department as the City of Kimball looks at a budget short fall of nearly $100,000. The local Police Department, which is funded solely by property tax, the more stable of...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 4, 2016

Storms wreak havoc in Bushnell area

Last week's storms may have missed the city of Kimball but it was still devestating to many other parts of the county. Fields were leveled, full grown trees snapped in half, buildings damaged and vehi...

 

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