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 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 21, 2014 

Board of education instituting policy changes

School is back in session which means that the Board of Education will be instituting changes made to the handbook and other policies over the summer months. The board met on July concerning the...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 21, 2014 

Dr. Broomfield hoping to bring personal touch to Kimball hospital

Kimball Health Services has hired a new Chief of Staff to replace Dr. Plate after he starts his retirement on August 27. Dr. James Broomfield, who has practiced medicine for 24 years, will be...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 21, 2014 

Blue-green algae found in Oliver Lake

With the chill of autumn approaching, one of Oliver Reservoir’s busiest summers is drawing to a close. Oliver Reservoir has had an abundant amount of water this summer. This surge in water levels is due to a snow runoff that happened back in March...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 21, 2014 

Planning commission recommends rezoning of land for Viaero tower

The Kimball Planning Commission addressed their last meeting’s tabled agenda item concerning the recommendation to the city council to rezone some single family residential district (R-2) property to a light industrial district (I-1). Mark Brown,...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 14, 2014

4-H members steal show at fair

Each year excitement fills the arena at the Kimball County fairgrounds as residents line up to see man face off against beast during the Kimball/Banner County Fair and Rodeo. As the announcer's voice...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 14, 2014

Dr. Plate leaving Kimball hospital

After nearly 40 years in practice, Dr. James Plate, long-time physician for the city of Kimball, will be retiring from practicing medicine at the end of August. Dr. Plate, who has served as chief of...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Commissioners appoint new public defender

At the August 5 county commissioners meeting, the decision was made to appoint Stacy C. Nossaman-Petitt as the county’s public defender and Lindsay R. Snyder as the county’s Guardian Ad Litem. On May 2, 2014, Kovarik, Ellison, and Mathis, P.C....

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Board of Public Works hoping to make changes to Municipal Code

On Wednesday, July 30, the Board of Public Works met and discussed the amending of the current municipal code. This topic, which had been tabled previously, was a topic for much debate between board members. It is no secret that a lot of Kimball’s...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Jones wraps up last summer at the Kimball swimming pool

Brooke Jones has worked at the Kimball Public Pool for the past seven summers. Unfortunately, this will be her last summer working at the pool, but she is leaving having learned and taught some valuab...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

New Faces: Kimball Jr./Sr. High School FFA Instructor

Sally Wheeler is to be Kimball Junior Senior High School’s new Agriculture and FFA Instructor. Wheeler taught in Wyoming for five years, and she attended the University of Wyoming prior to that. “Agriculture has always been an important part of...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Gwen Sebastian wows Kimball crowd during Kimball/Banner County Fair performance

As Friday's fair events closed down for the evening several fair goers were encouraged to make their way to the high school auditorium for the final event of the day, a concert by Gwen Sebastian....

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 7, 2014

Out with the Old

Friday, July 18, the building on the corner of Chestnut and Highway 30 was demolished. The building sat on the same site as the 24 hour fueling station managed by the Panhandle Coop. Although the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 7, 2014

Rollover sends 5 to emergency room

On Friday, August 1, a rollover accident occurred one mile west of Kimball just past exit 20 on I-80. At approximately 9:30 a.m., a 2002 Ford Explorer going westbound on I-80 had a tire blow out. This...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 7, 2014

New Faces: Meet the paraeducators of Mary Lynch Elementary

Teachers work very hard to get children to learn and to help them enjoy learning. However, sometimes even a teacher needs some assistance, that’s where a paraeducator comes into play. Mary Lynch has hired two new paraeducators for the new school...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 7, 2014

KRC hoping to capitalize on Youth Leading Through Service

The Kimball Recruitment Coalition is looking to tap into the skill sets of local youths in their efforts to add a web presence to Kimball. The Kimball Recruitment Coalition (KRC) held a meeting Thursday, July 31, at which time they reviewed the...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 7, 2014

Kimball steps up to Stuff the Bus

Many times throughout each year the Kimball community is called on to give to a worthy cause. Whether it be Shop with a Cop or Pay it Forward, residents reach down into their hearts and give selflessl...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    July 31, 2014

Fair Time!

It's time for Kimball-Banner County residents to get excited about the upcoming fair. In five days, the fairgrounds in Kimball will be a lively hub of activity that includes several 4-H, FFA and...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    July 31, 2014

KRC devising ways to sell Kimball

As the summer draws to a close, so does the internship for Emilia Woeppel and Jessica Bartak. The UNL students will be leaving Kimball within the week and returning to their homes in order to get...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    July 31, 2014

New Faces: Mary Lynch Elementary staff

First impressions are important, they shape a person's outlook on something or someone for better or for worse. Pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade are a child's first impression of school. This...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    July 31, 2014

Poverty becoming a major issue for Nebraska families

When the subject of poverty comes up in conversation throughout the state of Nebraska, there is seemingly a misconception that surrounds how residents of the state perceive it. More often than not, there is a common belief that poverty is strictly...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    July 24, 2014

New Faces: Meet the new school staff

A new school year is on the horizon and among the hustle and bustle of getting classrooms ready and establishing lesson plans are 12 new teachers. Two of those new teachers are Chelsie Autrey and...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    July 24, 2014

Firmness and Tact

Wesley and Anna Mietus hosted a lunch gathering for congressman Adrian Smith on Saturday, July 19. At the intimate gathering of roughly 25 people, Smith was able to converse with most in attendance...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    July 24, 2014

Breen removed from Ash defense

Kelly Breen, who has represented Vencil Ash leading up to his retrial on first degree murder charges, was removed from Ash’s defense by Judge Derek C. Weimer at his own request the morning of July 22. At the opening of the hearing to introduce...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    July 24, 2014

Dogs removed from Dix sent to rescue in Colorado

The dogs taken from the residence at 214 Spruce Street in Dix have been sent to a rescue in Colorado. According to D'nette Eastman, Veterinarian Technician for the Prairie Animal Hospital in Kimball,...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    July 24, 2014

Stuff the School Bus comes to Kimball

With the summertime quickly drawing to a close, parents and children are starting to descend upon local businesses to once again gather supplies for the new school year. However, though many families...

 

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