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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 21, 2018 

Volunteers wanted for summer fun at Oliver

Guests at Oliver Reservoir will soon see a new Camp Host. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway was the Camp Host last summer, and a shining familiar light was seen from the small lake that was forgotten years ago with the increased number of...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 21, 2018 

Couches are not compostable

Couches are not compostable. The City of Kimball provides dumpsters to all Kimball residents, both brown from household waste and green for compostable items. Neither of these dumpsters are to be used for flooring, couches, wood or other large...


Local fireworks fundraiser winner announced, continued donations sought

Over the past few months many of you noticed and contributed to the Firework Fund Spare Change drive. We could not be prouder of all the businesses and citizens who participated – especially in April when the Fourth of July seemed like months...

 By Contributed    News    June 21, 2018 

Local businesses challenges others for park improvements

A challenge by a local business to other businesses in the community have raised nearly $3,000 to assist the City of Kimball in making park improvements. Elite Oilfield Services has pledged $5,000 in...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    June 21, 2018 

Meal program serves kids and adults throughout summer

Danessa Terrill, Food Service Director for Kimball Public Schools, is serving up free breakfast and lunch at Mary Lynch Elementary during the summer. Funding received for the program comes from...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 21, 2018 

KPD urges citizens to be alert

Safeguard your property and don’t hesitate to call the police if something seems suspicious. This from Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer as his department just closed one stolen vehicle investigation and opened a second. This first, a stolen...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 14, 2018

Hundreds enjoyed the 10th Annual Ranch Rodeo

Buckles, boots and spurs filled the Kimball Banner County Fairgrounds arena Saturday evening as cowboys and cowgirls gathered to compete in the 10th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo. Organizers kicked off...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 14, 2018

School Foundation grants local students a Challenge Day

Challenge Day is coming to Kimball. Imagine a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated. Imagine enemies finding common ground and making peace; friends healing past hurts and making...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 14, 2018

Prairie Dogs wreak havoc on pasture land

What caused more than $60,000 in losses since July 1, 2017 throughout Kimball County? USDA Wildlife Specialist, Matt Anderson reported at the June 5 meeting of the Kimball Board of Commissioners that vermin did. Anderson presented a 2017/18 summary...


Pave the trail fundraiser kick-off

The Kimball Community Trail sponsored by the Kimball Area Foundation Fund is well into Phase 1 of the project. There are three planning phases to the trail project: Phase 1 is the portion of the...

 By Dave Haack    News    June 14, 2018

Remote control car track nears completion

City of Kimball Remote Control Car Park, the remote control (R.C.) car park for Kimball was originated with the thought in mind to have an outdoor facility for entertainment or a fun activity for...


Local runners carry a torch

The Cornhusker State Games Torch Run passed through Kimball on Friday, June 8. Runners gathered at 1 p.m. in front of the Kimball County Courthouse. Kimball High School Cross Country and Track team...

 By Robert Jenner    News    June 14, 2018

Available benefits for veterans and families

Vets, do you know the death benefits available to you? The death of a family member is always a difficult time. We would like to be sure you are aware of the benefits available to you when a veteran passes. Funeral benefits available from the VA is...


Local volunteers improve neighbors sidewalk

Building on the tradition of excellence, local Rotarians, Lions and other volunteers gathered together last week to replace a sidewalk for an elderly Kimball couple. The project took two days to...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 7, 2018

Summer action at Oliver Reservoir is increasing

Oliver Reservoir saw a few boat loads of campers, fishers, over the course of the last holiday weekend. Boats, jet skis, campers, swimmers, horses, you name it, its probably been at Oliver these past... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 7, 2018

Rodeo fans get ready, 10th Annual Ranch Rodeo approaches

Get your spurs and load the pickup, it's time for the 10th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo. Yes, you heard right, the 10th annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 9, beginning at 5:30 at the Kimball Fai...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    June 7, 2018

Kimball Day Out fun in the sun

Cars, hot dogs and burgers, filled the air Saturday morning in downtown. Kimball's Day Out consisted of business and individual booths lined-up down Chestnut Street, the Kimball-Banner Chamber of... Full story

 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 31, 2018

A tribute to the fallen

Tribute. Remembrance. Honor. More than 100 gathered at the Kimball Cemetery in remembrance of fallen heroes. Each year, as the event grows, coordinators, singers, speakers and presentations are added...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 31, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Henderson Bryson

"Be the change you wish to see in the world," a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, rings true to many, but Officer Henderson Bryson's story lives out this positive outlook. Born and raised in Detroit, Mich.,...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 31, 2018

Kimball students place top ten in math contest

Nearly two dozen Kimball students placed top ten at the recent West River Math Contest at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, according to teacher Danielle Reader. As part of the Pride in Excellence, the students, along with Reader,...


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