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 By Daniel Thompson    News    April 24, 2014 

Suspect "kicks out" patrol car window

A late night call to the Kimball Police Department ended in a broken patrol car window and charges for a suspect at the Days Inn located off of Highway 30 April 16. A little before 1:25 a.m. on... Full story

 By Daniel Thompson    News    April 24, 2014 

MoneySmart Week encourages students to save

The three banks of Kimball partnered this past week for MoneySmart week which entails presentations given in front of elementary and high school students for the purpose of educating them about the...

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    April 24, 2014 

Drought loosens its grip on Western Nebraska

Winter is coming to a close and spring, as some like to say, has sprung. Despite the random snow storms that Nebraska is susceptible to as late as May and even June, in some past instances, now is the time of year that farmers are getting ready to pl... Full story

 By Daniel Thompson    News    April 17, 2014

New phone scam targeting elderly residents

A new phone scam that has spread throughout the state of Nebraska and has caused some elderly residents to give up over $10,000 to scam artists has recently surfaced in Kimball. The scam, which revolves around Walgreens Green Dot MoneyPak cards,... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    April 17, 2014

Kimball FFA students compete at state

Kimball High School students went to the FFA State Competition just this past weekend. They received the usual school send off, the tunnel walk. They walked through two lanes of their peers and were... Full story

 By Daniel Thompson    News    April 17, 2014

Kimball County tests new security measures

The Kimball County Courthouse held a training exercise for a new security measure Monday, April 14, in hopes of informing employees of how to calmly deal with hostile situations......

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    April 10, 2014

Kimball PD holds women's self defense class

One out of every five American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims... Full story

 By Daniel Thompson    News    April 10, 2014

Kimball County least healthy in the state

A recent report has declared Kimball County to be the least healthy in the state of Nebraska. The report, conducted annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranks the overall health o... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    April 10, 2014

New business moves into old Kimball Laundry building

A picture of one's family on a phone case, a shirt with a graphic for a local event, a blanket that needs dry cleaning, all of the aforementioned have something in common: they are all services that...

 By Daniel Thompson    News    April 3, 2014

Civil Air Patrol making a name in Kimball

When one thinks about the armed forces, their thoughts more often than not go out to the men and women of our country over seas who put their lives on the line every day to insure that our freedoms... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    April 3, 2014

Hanks named Principal of the Year

Out of the five regions in which Nebraska has been divided by the NSAPPA, out of all the middle schools and high schools within the state, and out of all those principals Kimball’s own Eugene “Mo” Hanks, has been declared Principal of the Year... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    April 3, 2014

Tourism Executive Director visits Kimball welcome center

Kathy McKillips, the Executive Director for Nebraska Tourism Commission, paid a visit to the Kimball High Point Welcome Center on March 25. The welcome center made it onto the Nebraska Tourism...

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 27, 2014

City Council holds public hearing on rail spur funds

The rail spur project is no longer going to be completed due to the cost of the project increasing significantly over time and the bond originally put aside not being enough to complete the project.... Full story

 By Daniel Thompson    News    March 27, 2014

State Senator Pete Pirsch running for attorney general

Nebraska State Senator Pete Pirsch, an Omaha Republican, hopes to bring both his experience and passion for the work at hand to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office in 2014. "I'm running for... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 27, 2014

Chief Huff makes plans to better serve community

The Kimball Police Department consists of seven officers, all of who are certified, a first in the two years since Chief Darren Huff has been in his position. Chief Huff has been working tirelessly to make sure that all of his officers are a trained...

 By Daniel Thompson    News    March 20, 2014

Bruning brings campaign to Kimball

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, has thrown his hat in the ring in a late bid in the Republican race to become the next governor of the state of Nebraska. Bruning, who has served as the attorney... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 20, 2014

Colonel Tom Brewer gunning for congressional seat

Colonel Tom Brewer served thirty-six years in the military. During that time, he served in Desert Storm, was shot six times during an ambush, worked with CENTCOM to stop the trafficking of drugs... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 20, 2014

Primary election to have limited ballot

At the primary election on May 13, voters can expect to see a rather limited ballot. They will be able to vote concerning United States officials and state officials. However, they will not see any county, city, village, or board officials on the...

 By Daniel Thompson    News    March 13, 2014

Flood waters invade Kimball County

Kimball County was filled with surging waters as a flood left many local residents unable to leave their homes on county roads this past week. According to a U.S. Geological stream gauge on Lodgepole... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 13, 2014

Bowling looks at options for The Goodhand Theater

Wilson Bowling, Economic Development Director for the City of Kimball, recently returned from a trip where he visited several small town Nebraska theaters. Bowling compiled the information he gathered on his trip and presented it before the city...

 By Daniel Thompson    News    March 13, 2014

City officials deal with burst water pipe on north side

A burst water pipe on the north side of Kimball left residents without water through Wednesday night, March 5, as Water Department employees worked to get the gushing water under control. According...

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 13, 2014

Kimball Ambulance Service here to help the community

If a person were to suffer some sort of stroke or their heart stopped, the body would stop receiving oxygenated blood. It would take four to six minutes of a lack of oxygenated blood for the brain to begin to die. Brain death would be certain after... Full story

 By Daniel Thompson    News    March 6, 2014

Kimball community hears plans for Oliver Reservoir

Representatives from the South Platte Natural Resources District along with the Oliver Reservoir Advisory Committee held a public meeting Wednesday, February 26, to inform local residents of the chang... Full story

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 6, 2014

Storm Spotters hold meeting in Kimball

The US National Weather Service (USNWS) recently had two forecasters from the Cheyenne, WY, location come to Kimball in order to teach a brief class in what it takes to be a spotter. They talked about the need for storm spotters and how even though t...

 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 6, 2014

Government Day held at Kimball County Courthouse

Tuesday, February 25, was Government Day. Students from the local high school spent the morning at the Kimball County Courthouse learning about the different jobs performed and why they are...


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