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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...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 21, 2017

KPD goes back to interviews

Kimball Police Cheif Andy Bremer was forced to relieve the department’s newest hire, Mahlon Gingerich, of his position last week, just weeks after his conditional offer. “Mahlon was not able to complete the parameters of the conditional offer...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 21, 2017

Care Packages from the Kimball High Civics Class

"This was all the kids idea" said Jeri Ferguson, the KHS Civics teacher said. After the Veteran's Day Program that the Civics class put on for our communities local Veterans, the Senior Civics class...

 

Inaugural toy drive serves many throughout the Panhandle

A&L Sales and Service hosted a toy drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Dec. 15, in memory of co-owner Lindsey Chavez's father, George Armstrong. This is the first of many planned toy drives at A&L,...

 

Kimball's 2017/18 FFA Chapter

Kimball's FFA Chapter is pictured above from their 2017/18 Greenhand ceremony. Front row, from left, are Brayden Lukassen, Hannah Marks, Tristen Cook, Zachary Wagner, Greg Wilke, Tayla Schutz and...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 14, 2017

All that noise Saturday morning must have been Shop-with-a-Cop!

Shop-with-a-Cop was another bright spot in the holiday season. With all the help from the Nebraska State Patrol, Kimball Sheriffs Department, Kimball Police Department, Dix Volunteer Fire Department,...

 

Quarter Store a local mainstay for children of all ages

In the eleventh year Kimball's Quarter Store continues to grow at St. Hilda's Episcopal Church in Kimball and hopes to expand to neighboring Pine Bluffs, Wyo., next year. "When we started it was a...

 

Clerk's office begins busy season - office open for all pubic office filings

Kimball County Clerk, Cathy Sibal, and the entire county clerk's office began one of their busiest seasons last Friday, Dec. 1. It's not Christmas, it's filing season. The clerk began accepting...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

Murder suspect arrested in Kimball without incident

A murder suspect on the lam out of Laramie County, Wyoming was arrested without incident on Sunday, Dec. 2, shortly after 5 p.m. Just three hours prior, the Kimball Police Department, along with the...

 

Upcoming landfill cell expansion to cost $1M+

The landfill cell expansion, scheduled to be completed in the next 18 months, is expected to cost up to $1.6 million, but City Administrator Dan Dean reported to the Board of Public Works during...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

KHS students strive to honor military members year-round

Jeri Ferguson’s Civics class at Kimball High School continue working to make a difference. They hope to raise awareness of current military members and veterans. According to KHS senior, Justine Heeg, the Civics class is organizing a fundraiser...

 

Kimball One-Act showcases talent, excited for next production season

Kimball’s One Act students showcased their acting talents on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the District competition, narrowly missing the top three placements. Despite the fourth-place finish, Kennedy Lewis, Kaden Adrian and Paycen Harroun, all of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    December 7, 2017

KPD urges diligence against break-ins

Kimball Police Department reports that in the month of November they received eight calls regarding vehicle break-ins. Additional calls have been received regarding break-ins in area storage units and Plains Body Shop also had a related call. KPD...

 

District beefs up safety measures at local schools

Kimball Public Schools has implemented changes to the safety protocol and separated safety and crisis teams following a self-assessment last March. At that time, one concern stood out. The school’s...

 

Potter-Dix places second at D2-6 District

The Potter-Dix Play Production team competed in the D2-6 district contest on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and walked away just shy of top honors and a championship competition. Competing against six schools, the...

 

Hearing and Vision Screenings

The Kimball Lions Club recently conducted their yearly Hearing and Vision Screening for the students at Mary Lynch Elementary and Kimball Jr./Sr. High School. The screening is a free service offered...

 

Foundation's Holiday Spirit Trees help keep 25 years of memories alive

A community-wide tradition of honoring loved ones with a "Gift of Love" has reached its 25th year at Kimball Health Services. The Kimball Hospital Foundation invites residents to honor someone...

 

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