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 News    October 16, 2014 

Potter-Dix Homecoming Royalty

Ryley Hicks was crowned Potter-Dix High School homecoming queen and Sammie Gingerich was crowned homecoming king Friday night at halftime of the football game against Garden County. Pictured, from...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 16, 2014 

Accounting error leads to change in operation at head start

Head start and early head start in Kimball and Scotts Bluff counties will see a change in the group that administers the programs. An accounting error in the 2010-2011 fiscal year by Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, which runs the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 16, 2014 

Kimball school board approves changes to football lighting

The Kimball school board approved a fix for lighting at the football stadium at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. The board discussed in a previous meeting how the lighting was considered dangerous. As a result of this dangerous situation, several...

 
 News    October 16, 2014 

KHS students to collect for food pantry on Saturday

In an effort to stock to Kimball Community Food Pantry, students from Kimball Public Schools distributed plastic sacks and flyers to each residence in Kimball on Saturday, Oct. 11. Starting at 9 a.m....

 
 News    October 16, 2014 

Shoe decorating contest to help those with cancer

Kimball resident Fran Wallin was traveling recently when she came upon an interesting contest. Wallin, who heads the local Relay For Life, saw the pink shoe decorating contest and wanted to bring it to Kimball to highlight those suffering from...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 16, 2014 

Council approves housing study, changes in zoning for RV park

A public hearing for an amendment to the City of Kimball zoning ordinance to amend district C-4 traveler services district conditional uses was held at the Oct. 7 city council meeting. The rezoning of the property on which now sits a future RV park...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 16, 2014 

State administrator talks taxes, water at local Farm Bureau annual meeting

Nebraska Farm Bureau Chief Administrator Rob Robertson spoke on the organization's commitment to agriculture and what it was doing to overcome challenges in the state at last Thursday's annual...

 
 News    October 16, 2014 

Kimball Volunteer Fire Department open house

Many are residents dropped into the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 8 for its annual open house....

 
 News    October 16, 2014 

Banner County takes third at regional, qualifies for state in land judging

Competing at what the organizing soil scientist deemed a special site, 85 students from across the Panhandle tested their skills in the West Region Land Judging Contest, vying for three team spots at...

 
 News    October 9, 2014

Homecoming Royalty

Ivana Valle was crowned homecoming queen, while Damien Rutledge was crowned homecoming king at halftime of Friday's football game. Pictured, from left, are: Alexis Gawith, Michael Ferguson, Ivana...

 
 News    October 9, 2014

Homecoming fun

It's Spiderman, Batwoman, a tooth and Nerds? Or maybe it's a bunch of Kimball High School students dressed in quite an array of costumes last Thursday for Costume Day, which was held during...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 9, 2014

City budget sees huge jump

It is the beginning of a new fiscal year, and the City of Kimball recently passed a new budget. The budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is $24,809,594.95, a huge jump from the roughly $8 million the city spent last year. “The budget that is propos...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 9, 2014

Crash causes city to lose power Sept. 30

Just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 30, a vehicle struck an electrical pole near the cemetery and caused a power outage through parts of Kimball for five or more hours. The driver fled the scene of the accident. The city was without power until almost 6 a.m....

 
 News    October 9, 2014

Train cars derail last week in Kimball

Three railroad workers investigate the train car derailment that occurred Thursday, Oct. 2. No other information was available as of press time....

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 9, 2014

Smoke detector safety promoted during fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week 2014 is this week, and local fire departments are spreading awareness by talking about this year’s theme, which emphasizes smoke detector safety. The Kimball Fire Department visited Mary Lynch Elementary school and taught...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 9, 2014

IRS mandates changes in operations of golf course pro shop

The Kimball City and County Park and Recreation Executive and Operating Boards met Sept. 30 for the purpose of looking at management proposals for the Four Winds Golf Course Pro Shop. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently told the city and...

 
 News    October 9, 2014

City to make electrical repairs Thursday, Oct. 9

The City of Kimball’s Electric Department will finalize some repairs to the city’s electric distribution system. The repairs stem from last week’s accident that damaged a utility pole and caused a power outage around 1 a.m. last Tuesday. While...

 
 News    October 9, 2014

Booster Club apparel

Tammy Land, Laurie Spicer and Megan Spicer sell Booster Club apparel during last week's volleyball game....

 
 By John Verser    News    October 9, 2014

State treasurer touts office budget cuts, transparency during re-election bid

Don Stenberg touted his office’s transparency and reduction in spending as two reasons why he should be re-elected state treasurer during a stop last week in Kimball. Stenberg, the incumbent, faces two challengers in the race - Democrat Michael J....

 
 News    October 9, 2014

British documentary filmmaker, author to speak Oct. 19 at Kimball Public Library

British documentary film maker and author Tim Slessor will be in Kimball on Sunday, Oct. 19, to speak at the Kimball Public Library as part of Chadron State College's pilot Practitioner-in-Residence program. Doors will open to the public at 2 p.m. Ti...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 2, 2014

A DAY FOR FARMERS: Kimball celebrates 88th annual Farmer's Day

Kimball celebrated its 88th annual Farmer's Day over the weekend as the community celebrated and honored its everyday heroes. The celebration kicked off Friday as families gathered at the movie in...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 2, 2014

Bushnell must replace signs to comply with federal standards

The Village of Bushnell is seeking funds for new signs. The village must get new up to date dual-sided reflective street signs by January of 2015 for traffic signs and by January of 2018 for street...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 2, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Hassebrook talks wind energy, middle class in Kimball

Democratic gubernatorial Chuck Hassebrook touted the need for greater use of wind energy and the support of middle class Nebraskans during his stop in Kimball on Sunday afternoon. Hassebrook visited...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 2, 2014

AmeriCorps team members aid KKB, help at Oliver Reservoir

Kimball benefited from the help of a AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) over the past two weeks. The group came in and lended its time and efforts to help with Oliver Reservoir and...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 25, 2014

HONORING ARNE: Kimball veteran visits war monuments through Honor Flight program

The Honor Flight Network is a program that sends World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C., in order to see the memorial for the war in which they fought. One of Kimball's...

 

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