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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 19, 2017

Three arrested in weekend WING sting

Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING) executed a search warrant in Kimball around 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16. Executing a search warrant at 307 N. Oak St. in Kimball....


Local company acquires and plans to relocate Colorado-based LSDI to Kimball

Since 1967, when Forward Kimball Industries first wooed George Risk to move his business west, George Risk Industries (GRI) has been a leading employer in Kimball. The company, family-owned now for...


Oliver Reservoir committee considers multiple improvements

Improvement concepts for Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area west of Kimball have become a big deal. Last week representatives from the National Park Service and Environmental Stewards joined local... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 19, 2017

Volunteers educate students for Fire Prevention Week

Members of the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department took time off their jobs to educate Mary Lynch students about fire safety and prevention. These busy men had a full schedule throughout the day, moving from classroom to classroom. KVFD members,...


Kimball County hosts 2017 Regional Land Judging in Dix

More than 80 high-school students from around the Panhandle participated in the 2017 West Regional Land Judging Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event, held north of Dix, was hosted by the North...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 19, 2017

Bowling tourney had a great turnout this past weekend

The James L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge and Kim Bowl hosted their innaugural Nine-Pin No-Tap Tournament on Saturday, Oct. A total of 61 bowlers competed this two day, four round tournament, with single and...


Kimball Community Health Fair serves a crowd

More than 50 pounds of unused medication collected for safe disposal. A total of 210 Kimball and area residents braved a couple of chilly Friday and Saturday mornings to participate in the 2017...


Kimball and Banner Counties recieve NIRMA dividend check

Kimball County received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $9,656, and Banner County received a membership dividend in the amount of $6,004, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s...


Kimball Wind Farm deconstructed

Work has begun on the Kimball Windfarm project. Blades have been removed from one of the turbines and pads are being poured for the new turbines.... Full story

 By Larry Nelson    News    October 19, 2017

Veteran's History Progect

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 veter... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 12, 2017

Disturbance call leads to felony arrest

Officer Mike Winget of the Kimball Police Department responded to a disturbance of unknown nature near Fifth and Jefferson streets on Sunday Oct. 1, just before 11 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, Winget was approached by Caleb P. Boman, 27, of...


Kimball Friendship Center receives $1,500 grant

Kimball Friendship Senior Center recently received a $1,500 grant from the Immanuel Vision Foundation, part of more than $230,000 in grants given. The Immanuel Vision Foundation in Omaha gave $1,500...


NMPP urges City to update net metering policy for consumer-owned alternate energy sources

As alternate sources of energy become more commonplace, the City of Kimball is considering an update to the net metering policy. Net metering allows a consumer to “bank” energy produced by...


Winners of the 2017 Farmers Day Baby Photo Contest

Newborn to 11 months: 1st: Jessalyn Snyder, daughter of Dillon and Hannah Snyder 2nd: Oliver Fish, son of Josephine Fish 3rd: Liam Young, son of Chantel Clark and Yancy Young 12-20 months: 1st: Kaci...

 By Larry Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

Veteran's History Progect

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.... Full story

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 5, 2017

Voter rolls questioned

Kimball County’s voter rolls were recently called into question, along with three other Nebraska counties, by a letter to Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal from the Public Interest Legal Foundation,...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

Shoot cars needed

Old "shoot" cars that were most likely donated to the Kimball Police Department years ago, have now been smashed. Thursday, Sept. 28, Chief Andy Bremer, pictured below, and Mayor Keith Prunty watched...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 5, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Bob Nagel

After 33 years as an active fireman on the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department, Bob Nagel, has moved on. He and his wife Corrie moved to Lincoln last week to be closer to their children and...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

Halloween Gymkhana this weekend

Whartman Arena in Potter, is gearing up for its 2017 Halloween Gymkhana this Sunday, Oct. 8. Registration starts at 1 p.m., events start at 2, events on tap for Sunday include, Egg Balance, Cauldron Stick Race, Poles, Barrels, and Pumpkin Race....

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

New Wind Farm north of town is set to begin soon

Sandhills Energy was the original developer, Aspenall Energies purchased the project from Sandhill this past August, according to John Brown, Chief Development Officer of Aspenall Energies. Brown addressed the Kimball County Commissioners last...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

Kimball runners continue improving as season nears end

The fall sports season is starting to wine down with only a few weeks left. Kimball Cross Country was in action in Gothenburg last Thursday Sept. 28. "All seven of these young men ran their season...


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