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 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 23, 2017 

Regulating personal property for public safety

Just what is a borrow pit and how should it be used? The Kimball County Planning Commission has raised that question, and attempted to define it and regulate its use for the benefit of county residents. During a special meeting on Monday, March 20,...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    March 23, 2017 

KHS Speech heads to State

The Kimball High School speech team competed in the district speech competition last week in North Platte and is sending 10 of 11 students to Kearney, today, Thursday, March 23 for the state...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 23, 2017 

Routine search at KHS leads to several citations

The Kimball High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, March 15, during a routine search of student lockers and vehicles. Students were held in classrooms to prevent interaction with the canines during the search, according to Kimball...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    March 23, 2017 

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...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

VFW St Patty's dinner and dance a raging success

Although the local VFW post had been declining for the past several years,an influx of new members with fresh ideas has rejuvenated the Post. Last Friday, the VFW held a Saint Patrick's Day dinner...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    March 16, 2017

Mike Daum and SDSU begin NCAA tournament™ today

Talk of the town, or of the state and maybe of the nation right now in college basketball is none other than our very own Mike Daum of Kimball. The Kimball High grad is really drawing the attention...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

Gravel a recurring county concern

Dave Hottell, County Road Superintendent, voiced his concerns about roads frequently traveled by the Air Force during the March 7 Kimball County Commissioner's meeting. In the past, the Nebraska Depar...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Banner County considers four day school schedule

With more rural schools in the tri-state area opting to move to a four-day school week, the Banner County School Board hosted a community meeting on Thursday, March 9, to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of the same, though this decision...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Liz Williams

Though she is a new face in town, Liz Williams, Peer Specialist with Panhandle Health Group, is busy meeting new people in her quest to help consumers in Kimball and the surrounding areas. Williams,...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

Ambulance transition proceeds despite local resistance

Despite resistance from locals, the Kimball Board of commissioners moved forward on the plan to transition local emergency services from a county-managed service to a hybrid model. To allow members of the public time to voice concerns about the new...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Police fleet in disrepair

During the Feb. 21 City Council meeting, council heard a request for Keno funds from the Kimball Police Department for the purchase of a police vehicle. “Our fleet is pretty worn out,” Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer said, “We have three...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

Jenner approved as Veterans Service Officer

Bob Abramson, Don Olsen, Joe Hernandez and Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer attended the March 7, Kimball County Board of Commissioners morning meeting, representing the County Veterans Service...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

No utility cap for event center

Last week’s meeting of the Board of Public Works witnessed the board working through several small items quickly before spending the majority of the meeting discussing whether or not to cap the utility bills for the Kimball Event Center. They...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    March 16, 2017

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...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Potter-Dix and the "President"

Third grade teacher at Potter-Dix Elementary school, Kristen Kasten, paired with Potter-Dix High School social studies teacher, Ryan Coffey to present youngsters with a lesson in the Legislature that...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

City to add new position

The City of Kimball plans to hire a Community Service Officer to assist the Kimball Police Department with tasks such as abatement processes and stray dog calls. “We are going to ramp up our abatement processes,” Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty said....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 9, 2017

Farming the wind

Kimball's wind farm, located just northwest of the city, will soon be decommissioned and replaced with 12 new turbines. 2017 marks 15 years of operation for the local wind farm, the first...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 9, 2017

Kimball celebrates 150 years of statehood

The 150th birthday of the State of Nebraska was celebrated in the district court room of the Kimball County court house on March 1. More than 100 people of all ages attended the celebration including...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 9, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Kyla Ramsey

One Kimball County youth chosen as a finalist in the National American Miss Nebraska Pageant. Kyla Ramsey, 11, of Dix will travel this month to Omaha to compete in the pre-teen division of the...

 
 By Harry Gillway    News    March 9, 2017

Sheriff's Corner: The good and the bad of social media

I’m a little frustrated by all the negativity through social media lately. No, it’s not just what’s going on with the ambulance or the Sheriff’s Office. It’s much more than that and I wonder what is causing this hate with people. I suspect...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 9, 2017

City owned properties reviewed at recent meeting

Kimball City Council members reviewed the status of six properties owned by the City of Kimball during the recent Kimball City Council meeting, on Feb. 21. Each of these properties have been used in the past for a variety of purposes and may be used...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    March 9, 2017

Veteran's 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...

 

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