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 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,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 14, 2017 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

Parade of Lights spread cheer for all - Heralded Kimball's 2017 Christmas season

The Kimball Parade of Lights lit up the streets of downtown Kimball like the stars in the North Pole on a Christmas night. A total of 11 floats decorated in Christmas spirit rolled through Second... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

County to purchase new truck and grader

Kimball County will soon boast a new road grader, being built for the Kimball County Road Department, as well as, a new pickup truck for the Kimball Sheriffs Department. Commissioners opened sealed bi...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

New communication system for the KCSO

The Nebraska Statewide Radio System is a must for all Sheriff's departments along Interstate 80 in the state of Nebraska, according to Kimball County Sheriff, Harry Gillway, and Kimball is now one of...

 

Civics students given real life lesson in civil responsibility

Kimball High students take a first hand lesson in civics with a request to Kimball City Council. The Kimball High School civics class, along with teacher Jeri Ferguson, sought $3,000 of Keno funds...

 

Food Bank for the Heartland targets rural food insecurity - mobile food bank to be in Harrisburg

In an effort to address food insecurity in the Panhandle, the Food Bank for the Heartland will host a mobile food pantry in Harrisburg on Friday, Dec. 1. According to a recent news release, the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    November 30, 2017

Pumpkin Pie, whipped cream and Thanksgiving go hand-in-hand

How fast can you eat a piece of pumpkin pie? 22 fourth graders all tried their best to finish their piece of pie first, but it was Alison Johnson that demolished hers first with a time of 49 seconds.... Full story

 

Walking to raise awareness and funds

2,918 miles. That is how far two young people are walking to raise awareness for suicide prevention and raise funds for the Make-A-Wish – Oregon Foundation. Amanda Autrey and Kolton Rackham lived...

 

Santa's Helpers begin holiday season activities just in the 'Nick' of time

The second annual Santa’s Helpers Wreath Contest & Silent Auction is underway. Anyone interested in decorating a wreath for this year’s silent auction, is asked stop by the City of Kimball. Just...

 

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