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 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

Student Voices added to agenda alongside Pride in Excellence

Kimball High School student Natasha Selves addressed the Kimball School Board at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 12 regarding the perspective of Kimball High School students. Selves address is...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 15, 2018 

Benefits of four day work week considered

Could working four 10 hour work days save money compared to five 8 hour days? At the Kimball County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 6, County Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell, along with the Commissioners, discussed if that change, from f...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

On deadline

Today, Thursday, Feb. 15, is the final day for incumbents to file for public office. The Kimball County Clerk’s Office is open until 5 p.m. and is ready to take last minute incumbent filings. This...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

Panhandle Health Group governing board considers closing the agency

As the governing board of Panhandle Health Group considers closing the agency, which provides mental health services throughout the Panhandle, consumers are invited to a public meeting at the Platte...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 15, 2018 

Kimball and Banner County explore a co-op for student athletes

With declining numbers in area schools, Kimball and Banner County school districts are exploring a cooperative agreement for volleyball, girls and boys basketball. “They contacted us and asked if...

 

Community members discuss park improvements

What is your vision for the local parks? Perhaps you would like to see updated landscaping, new equipment, accessible play equipment for the very young or disabled youth or renewed basketball, tennis...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 8, 2018

Kiwanis considers Kimball's potential

A new addition to the community may be on its way to Kimball sooner than you think. A meeting was held last Wednesday night at the WindBreak Bar and Grill to consider bringing a Kiwanis Club to town. “Kiwanis brings the world together – one...

 

Council considers housing needs and Event Center

Time is of the essence when it comes to funds for rural workforce housing. This and a new Kimball Event Center committee was discussed at the special City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 5. State...

 

Kimball has the feel of small town with big city perks

Small communities occasionally lack the services of larger, urban areas. But the lack of bus lines and taxis aren’t a problem in Kimball. The Kimball County Transit Service continues expanding servi...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Community input considered in search for superintendent

More than a dozen community members, parents and grandparents in the Kimball School District joined Marcia Herring of the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) last Thursday morning at the Kimball High School to talk about the importance of...

 

Local store closes three days for needed redesign

Stock up soon, and get everything on your list. Kimball’s Dollar General Store will be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 a.m., and this week there will be no truck...

 

Banner Schools welcome new superintendent

Dr. Evelyn Browne will join the Banner County School District as superintendent of schools beginning July 1, as the Banner County School Board approved her contract at their recent board meeting....

 

Don't add broken water pipes to your winter woes

It’s that time of year, when many families allow their faucets to drip during particularly cold days, nights and even weekends in an effort to prevent frozen pipes. This preventative measure can be...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 1, 2018

Annual event is ready to grow with new leadership/same old charm

The Annual Ribs and More Cook Off will continue this summer, but will be guided by different hands. Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, Jowain Sherman, accompanied by members of the community, met with members of the James L. Eatmon Lodge and members of Kimball...

 

Kimball Speech brings hardware home from Perkins Co.

The Kimball High School Speech Team participated in the Perkins County invitational on Saturday, Jan. 27, and placed fourth overall with 46 points while taking four first place medals. The team worked...

 

Collision caused by poor driving conditions

Two Kimball residents, Frankie Back, 30, and Joshua Hack, 33, were killed in a collision at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Back lost control of...

 

Council approves appointment of Coleman, reject revised proposal for Underpass signage

Mike Coleman was successfully appointed to the Board of Public Works at the Jan. 16, 2018 Kimball City Council meeting with Council President Christy Warner casting the sole dissenting vote. Kimball...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 25, 2018

County officials tout NACO conference

Following a recent NACO conference that the Commissioners, as well as others, in the county offices attended, Robert Jenner the Veterans Service Officer had nothing but good things to say. “The meeting was really beneficial,” Jenner added he was...

 

Unless it is needed for the project to progress, Council rejects Underpass signage

Kimball City Council received a revised proposal for the long-awaited Underpass Project from HDR Engineering. The original proposal, for non-reimbursable elements to the underpass redesign, was reject...

 

New Mexican restaurant to open temporarily in local Event Center

Kimball will soon boast a Mexican restaurant once again, as Mi Sinaloa is relocating to the Kimball Event Center 3 days each week following Kimball City Council’s approval of a lease agreement for...

 

Longtime County treasurer, Quicke, has yet to file for office

With the incumbent filing deadline fast approaching, due no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Kimball County Clerk’s Office has been busy processing the necessary paperwork. “My office...

 

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