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 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 8, 2016 

A night to remember

More than 100 people filled the dance floor at the Kimball Event Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the inaugural Father-Daughter Christmas Ball, hosted by Santa's Helpers. The ladies, from Kimball,...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 8, 2016 

Kimball Area Foundation raising funds for Kimball

The Kimball Area Foundation (KAF) is a non-profit charitable organization located in Kimball for the benefit of providing financial assistance to qualified people, groups and businesses from the Kimball and Banner County areas. Formed in 2005 with...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 8, 2016 

Friends and Neighbors: Regan Hinton

Following her own path and time schedule, Regan Hinton is a woman on a mission. A lifelong, multigenerational resident of Kimball, Regan is the oldest daughter of Regina Hinton and Bob Hinton, sister...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    December 8, 2016 

Across the fence

In the year 1878 Dr. Elisha Barker Graham along with his wife, Mary Hutchison Graham and daughter Kate, relocated his medical practice from New York to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory. Dr. Graham's health...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    December 8, 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 veter...

 
 News    December 8, 2016 

Kimball music students honored

Leisha Casimiro was selected to participate in the 2016 NAfME All National Choir. This is an extremely high honor as there are only 250 students from the entire country that are selected. On November...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 1, 2016

School sound systems to be repaired

The audio systems in the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School’s north gym and the Harry E. McNees Auditorium will be repaired and updated following unanimous votes of the Kimball Board of Education. Two proposals were received for the north gym, the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 1, 2016

And the winner is...

Dave Parshall took the third Village of Dix board seat following the Nov. 8 election and a subsequent automatic recount and tie-breaker. According to Deputy Clerk, Josie Morgan, there was an...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 1, 2016

Burning concerns at the landfill

First item on the agenda for the Nov. 22 Board of Public Works meeting, was the quick and unanimous approval of the city’s proposed amended landfill agreement between the City of Kimball and Kimball County. The only changes made to the contract...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    December 1, 2016

Across the fence

Tradition has it that the first Thanksgiving Day was a harvest feast in 1621 when the Plymouth Colonists and the Wampanoag Indians joined together to celebrate. What did they celebrate? Were they...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 1, 2016

Potential new community services

County Commissioners will look into two new community improvement opportunities in the coming months. Although both concepts are only in the discussion stages, there could be great possibilities for citizens in Kimball County, and even surrounding...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 1, 2016

Kimball joins PADD's Brownfields coalition

Out of 15 area communities, Kimball was chosen, along with Crawford, Gordon, Mitchell and Scottsbluff, as a co-applicant for a $300,000 grant to complete two redevelopment phases on uninhabitable buildings in the community. Fifteen area communities...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    December 1, 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 veter...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    November 24, 2016

KVFD protection classification positive

The Kimball City Council heard from Fire Chief Rick Wynne regarding the Public Protection Classification, which sets insurance rates. The classification was given by ISO Mitigation, an independent classification company for hire, according to Wynne....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    November 24, 2016

Time change in store for Shop with a Cop

The sixth annual Shop with a Cop is in the works, and according to coordinator Erin Heidemann, they have gotten the work down to a science. Heidemann said that this unique program includes the Kimball School District, Potter-Dix School District,...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    November 24, 2016

Ambulance working well within budget

Carla Goranson, Kimball County Ambulance Director and Kim Schildhauer presented the September and October financial and statistical reports to the Kimball County Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting on Nov. 15. According to the...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    November 24, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Thomas Merriam

Thomas Merriam, known simply as Tom to his friends, grew up in Banner County and attended school in Harrisburg. His family still have a ranch in the area and he fondly remembers his younger years grow...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    November 24, 2016

Across the fence

Ned Dunlap marched in the 1902 Old Settler's Day Parade in Kearney, Nebraska. Decked out in Angora chaps, bibbed shirt, silk neck scarf and appropriate wide brimmed hat. Ned bobbed his horse's tail...

 
 News    November 24, 2016

Kimball High School's guidance counselor Chauncey Pedersen receives 2016 Nebraska State College System Counseling Excellence Award

The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) has named Chauncey Pedersen the 2016 NSCS Counseling Excellence Award recipient. Pedersen, who has been the guidance counselor at Kimball Jr/Sr High School...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    November 24, 2016

Banner County School Board purchases several needed upgrades

The Banner County School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. In the past month, the school has made some exciting and needed purchases. Five new HP ProBooks, a new...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    November 24, 2016

Kimball district audit complete, no major issues

The Kimball School District’s 2015-16 financial audit is complete with no concerns according to Julie Peetz, of Rauner and Associates, who reported to the Kimball Board of Education at their Nov. 7 meeting. Rauner and Associates has been...

 

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