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 News    June 30, 2016 

Fun in the Sun

It's time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the lake. Whatever people have planned, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants them...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016 

Funny Money: Counterfeits no laughing matter

Counterfeit money is being circulated in Kimball according to a recent news release from Kimball Police chief Darren Huff. Initially, Huff said Points West Bank identified phony bills on several occasions and contacted the police to report them. Howe...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 30, 2016 

Burgled and vandalized

Burglars and vandals have broken into at least two Kimball businesses this past week. "This is a very sensitive case and we are not at a point to comment in detail at this time," Kimball Chief of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 30, 2016 

County board balks at appraisal costs

Kimball County Assessor Sherry Winstrom again proposed a county-wide third-party reassessment of all Kimball County properties to the Board of Equalization on Tuesday, June 21. At a previous BOE meeting Winstrom noted that as she worked on the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016 

Council reviews long overdue update

The Kimball City Council received and reviewed the updated Comprehensive Plan from Hanna:Keelan and Associates, along with amended zoning maps and a housing study at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21. “Our last comprehensive plan was...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016 

Abatements continue and an agreement reached

Kimball City Council discussed, and ultimately approved, in open meeting on Tuesday, June 23, a nuisance abatement agreement with Mike Schadegg for properties located on south Oak Street and west...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016 

P.E.O. Chapter hosts 3rd Annual Kimball Garden Walk

Kimball’s P.E.O. members invite the public to attend the third annual Kimball Garden Walk for a refreshing change of scenery, as well as refreshments, a chance for door prizes and most importantly, to raise funds used to further women’s...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016 

Campers asked to register at ORRA

Galen Wittrock, assistant manager of the South Platte Natural Resources District, hopes to point out new SPNRD signage at Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area west of Kimball. Signs have been erected at...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 30, 2016 

Missoula Children's Theatre offers youth theatrical opportunity

From a break down in Montana to the bright stage lights in Kimball, the Missoula Children’s Theater has come a long way. In the summer of 1970 unemployed actor, Jim Caron was traveling from Chicago to Oregon for a friend’s wedding when his...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 30, 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 
 News    June 30, 2016 

13th Annual Ribs and More cookoff winners

RIBS - First: Mitch Brown, Second: Mike Sellers, Third: Jowain Sherman PIES - First: Penny Merryfield, Second: Penny Merryfield, Third: Johanna Hottell CORNBREAD - First: Fatima Lafoya, Second: Penny...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

Kimball board reviews tiny houses

Tiny houses are a trend sweeping the nation, according to thetinylife.com, this is a social movement where people choose to downsize the space they live in, often for the obvious long-term financial benefits, but also due to the freedom gained by...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

Shopping locally = community support

The Director of the Kimball-Banner County Chamber, Jo Caskey, is concerned about the future of Kimball, if it’s residents don’t take the issue of shopping locally seriously. “Shopping in Kimball, not only supports local businesses,” she...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 23, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Patty Shaw

This is a big year for the Andy Shaw Memorial Softball Tournament – it is 10 years old. The tournament first began as a fundraising effort for its namesake, Andy Shaw, according to his mom, Patty....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

June - men's health month

June is touted “Men’s Health Month” and is celebrated across our country with health fairs, screenings and other health education and outreach programs. Men’s Health Month heightens the awareness of preventable health problems and encourages...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 23, 2016

Support the American dream, shop locally

Owning your own business was the American Dream for years. Due to the availability of big box stores who buy in bulk so they may “pass” the savings on to the consumer, the little hometown stores are suffering. However, these big box stores do...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 23, 2016

Kimball Child Care Center closing its doors June 30

Kimball Childcare Center and After School Program announced on Monday, June 20, in a press release that they will be closing the doors on Thursday, June 30, 2016. The release states, “It is with regret that we are closing this service but we...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 23, 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

Woman on a mission

Carolyn Carter and her husband, Steve, traveled through Kimball last Friday, June 17, during a two-month journey. Carolyn is attempting to become the first 'Woman Highwheel Rider' in the United...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 23, 2016

County officials attend state workshop

Kimball County Commissioners recently attended a three-day state workshop in Kearney hosted by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. As part of a continuing education and leadership development series, the annual workshop provided these...

 

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