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 News    January 12, 2017 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017 

What her eyes saw - the beauty of the Panhandle

How does one choose a set of photographs to showcase all the history, wonder and beauty of the area surrounding them? That was the biggest challenge for Kimball's Kimberley Sharples as she narrowed...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017 

Dan Dean is Kimball's new City Administrator

The Kimball City Council considered Mayor Keith Prunty’s appointment for City Administrator during a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Prunty offered the position to Dan Dean just prior to the new year, and Dean accepted the offer, but the...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017 

Where are they now: Patrick Faden

When high energy, creativity and a strong western Nebraska work ethic mix with an open mind and a desire to experience new cultures, one finds possibilities endless. Kimball native Patrick Faden...

 By Tim Nolting    News    January 12, 2017 

Across the Fence: Tools of the Trade

My grandpas, both Nolting and Zeek, and my dad were farmers, ranchers, horsemen and ‘Jacks of all trades.’ Out of necessity they were carpenters, plumbers, electricians, auto and tractor mechanics, welders, veterinarians and whatever else was...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 12, 2017 

Kimball County will search for a new VSO

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2017 at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 5. Re-organization of the board is a routine event the first of the year, however the commissioners unanimously agreed to retain all seats and policies...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 12, 2017 

Valuation process nears completion

The first meeting of the Board of Equalization for 2017 was short and sweet. As is the custom, yearly re-organization of the board is set during the first meeting of the year. The board retained the same offices, with Larry Engstrom as Chairman and...

 By Larry Nelson    News    January 12, 2017 

Veterans History Project

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....

 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 12, 2017 


Nebraska marks 150 years of statehood on March 1, 1867, but the state has planned a year long celebration including many programs and projects across the state. Planning for this once-in-a-lifetime event began in 2012 when a group of community...

 News    January 12, 2017 
 News    January 12, 2017 
 News    January 5, 2017

2016 in review part 2

The second half of 2016 was a whirlwind of activity in Kimball. Businesses opened, grew and closed, a fugitive from Florida was apprehended, Kimball hired a new doctor, lost an administrator and a police chief in the same month, and offered those...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 5, 2017

Oversized load

Although this huge quonset traveled only five miles, it traversed both dirt and paved roads, skimmed under the Interstate 80 overpass, inched up and over a hill of pasture and trudged through a field...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 5, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Andy Bremer

If you were to run into Andy Bremer when he was off duty, you might not realize he has been in law enforcement for nearly fifteen years. The consensus around town is that Bremer is not just an excepti...

 By Tim Nolting    News    January 5, 2017

Across the fence

When I chose 'Across the Fence' as the by-line for this column I envisioned neighbors casually leaning against a shared fence, spending a little time just visiting. Maybe the talk would be about the...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    January 5, 2017

Kimball ambulance service questions answered

Much of the public is still uncertain about the future of the ambulance service in Kimball. Though a new contract has been signed, a new partnership made, the service can remain vastly unchanged according to Kimball County Commissioner Tim Nolting....

 By Larry Nelson    News    January 5, 2017

Veterans History Project

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...

 News    December 29, 2016  
 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 29, 2016

Dean offered administrator position

Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty has chosen Dan Dean for Kimball’s City Administrator. Prunty offered the position to Dean this week, Dean accepted the offer, and a special council meeting will be scheduled for next week for council approval. Dean, the...

 By Compiled by Desyree Nelson    News    December 29, 2016

2016 in review part 1

2016 was a busy year in Kimball. A young Kimball man saved an elderly woman from a burning car, the Goodhand Theater was reopened, a small group of young ladies made wrestling history, the Kimball Event Center was saved, some area youth met a famous...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 29, 2016

Goodbye and welcome back at City Council

Kimball City Council said goodbye to council member John Morrison at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, ending 18 years of public service. Morrison's four-year term on the council was...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    December 29, 2016

Where are they now: Zeb Gibb

Zebbedia G Gibb, received his Ph.D. in social psychology on Dec. 10, from the University of Nevada in Reno. While this is the acme of his formal education, Zeb looks forward to lifelong learning throu...

 By Tim Nolting    News    December 29, 2016

Across the fence

Sitting Bull, his son Crow Foot and fourteen other Sioux, had been killed in a botched attempt to arrest him on December 15, 1890. Stunned by his death and fearful of reprisal approximately 200 of...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 29, 2016

Kimball may join regional emergency management association

For approximately the past decade, Sheriff Harry Gillway has been Kimball County’s Emergency Management Director. Although Sheriff Gillway has successfully fulfilled his duties as emergency manager, he has recommended to the Kimball County...

 By Aleta Pearson    News    December 29, 2016

VSO Austin Garner resigns at latest County Commissioners meeting

Sherri Winstrom, Kimball County Assessor, told the Kimball Board of Equalization during their last regular meeting of the year, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, that Stanard Appraisal Services will complete the physical aspect of measuring and assessing all of...


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