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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 25, 2018

Suspected impaired driving leads to arrest for driving with a suspended license

According to an arrest affidavit from the Kimball Police Department on Jan. 16 at around 7:48 p.m., Joshua J. Curry was arrested in Kimball County for driving on a suspended license. The arrest affidavit stated that on Jan. 16 at approximately 7 p.m....

 

Welcome to Kimball's first baby of 2018!

5 pounds and 14 oz. and 18 inches long. Kimball's first baby of 2018, Freya Dawn Seymour, has ten perfect fingers, ten little toes and a full head of hair. She was born at 12:52 in the afternoon on...

 

Family grateful to escape the house fire that took their home

One local family is grateful to have escaped a late-night house fire unharmed, though the blaze destroyed their home and belongings. The cause of the fire that destroyed the 206 N. Myrtle residence...

 

Students and parents have more options in education

More than a dozen Kimball students have opted to attend classes in neighboring districts this year. During the December Board of Education meeting High School principal, Eugene Hanks, reported to the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 18, 2018

Public asked to assist with the search for a superintendant

Members of the community are invited to join the Kimball School Board of Education, as well as, the Nebraska Association of School Boards to assist in the local superintendent search. The invitation sent from the Kimball School Board reads: “The...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 18, 2018

Grants and loans available for new and existing business

Did you know there is money that is not being spent? Last Wednesday eight different organizations from around the panhandle were represented as area leaders took the time to communicate what...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 18, 2018

Kimball Co. online sale surpasses Board expectations

A recent online auction brings more than the Kimball County Commissioners expected. After the decision to sell the 1994 770 DH Motor Grader, a 2000 Back Sloper, and a 1981 John Deere 4440 tractor, the Board of Commissioners’ hopes were not high as...

 

BPW recommends engineering proposal for landfill expansion

The Kimball Landfill is one step closer to the needed cell expansion as the Board of Public Works voted to recommend an engineering proposal from Golder and Associates of Lakewood, Colo. The proposal...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 11, 2018

Awards presented at annual Chamber banquet

Dakota Kuhns/Western NEbraska Observer Another year, another Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in the books. The meeting began with Board President, Dawn Moeser, introducing...

 

Looking back - 2017 in review

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different..” C.S. Lewis Taking a look back at the year behind us, we see many stories of success, hope and growth and a few that we will surely be glad to...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 11, 2018

Area seniors take computer classes from retired veteran

"We (seniors) want to be up to date with technology," said Katie Ryan of the Kimball Friendship Center. Computer classes started last Thursday at the Kimball Friendship Center, with local retired vete...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 4, 2018

Local man recovering from Christmas Eve fire

According to Colorado State officials, an explosion involving a truck full of crude oil and an old gas station used as a storage facility for many oil field trucks, went up in flames Sunday morning,...

 

Looking back - 2017 in review

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.." C.S. Lewis Taking a look back at the year behind us, we see many stories of success, hope and growth...

 

Kimball welcomes new business

Shoup Locksmithing held their grand opening on Dec. 12 at the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce. On hand to welcome the new business were, from left, Kimball Ambassadors Angie Haun and Betty...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 4, 2018

Coach wishes to expand junior high wrestling program next year

Kimball’s junior high wrestling team ended the year with several grapplers placing at meets across the region. According to head Coach Klent Schnell, the year began with 11 wrestlers, but those...

 

Council rejects Mayor's appointment to City Treasurer and Board of Public Works positions

As the City of Kimball moves into the new calendar year, Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty is charged with appointing citizens to certain boards, committees and positions for the City of Kimball. Prunty...

 

Council approves new economic development programs, applauds term limits for committees

Term limits were discussed for committees and boards at the Dec. 19 Kimball City Council meeting, and though council members were in favor of some limits, they later voiced a need for long-term experi...

 

Kimball school board appoints interim superintendent

Kent Halley was hired as Kimball’s interim superintendent at the Dec. 11 Kimball Board of Education meeting, following the resignation of Marshall Lewis. Most recently from Mitchell, having served...

 

That's Holiday Jazz

The Dix Elementary Christmas Concert was held on Thursday, Dec. 14, with Chris Stevens directing. This year's concert featured instrumental pieces including "Feliz Navidad" and "We're Going on a...

 

Proposed eligibility requirements face strong opposition at recent school board meeting

How do we raise the bar for academics locally? That is the question the Kimball Board of Education has asked themselves for a number of years. Following a presentation by local teachers at the end of...

 

Two plead guilty to harboring an alien for financial gain

Two managers of the Kimball Super 8 motel pled guilty in federal court in Omaha to harboring an unlawful immigrant for financial gain and conspiracy, according to federal authorities. Vishnubhai...

 

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