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 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 18, 2014 

Local EMT earns advanced certificate

Several Kimball Ambulance Service EMTs have strived to better the area's emergency care. Several of the EMTs have completed advanced EMT training, which is exactly what EMT Heather Gawith recently acc...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 18, 2014 

Sam Glenn to appear in Kimball

Sam Glenn is a motivational speaker who has spoken at conferences and conventions for major companies and events all over the the nation. The Kimball Junior/Senior High School civics class has...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 18, 2014 

School board looks at energy improvements

Kimball Public Schools have addressed the need for updates to the school buildings’ structures as well as some safety issues at the Sept. 8 board meeting. Kimball Public schools has been working with 360 Energy Engineers in order to address some...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 11, 2014

Fossil Found

Just past mile marker eighteen on the bypass Shane Tucker, Highway Salvage Paleontologist with the University of Nebraska State Museum Lincoln, has unearthed a six to eight million-year-old tortoise...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 11, 2014

Camp Grace holds carnival at Welchel farm in Banner County

Over the weekend Camp Grace held their annual carnival fundraiser, which was attended by many members of the community. Camp Grace is a non-profit farm therapy camp. One of the only of it's kind in th...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 11, 2014

Snyder reaps the benefits of hard work

Madie Snyder, Dead Eye Shooters 4-H Club member, attended shooting competitions this summer and returned with several medals. Madie Snyder is a junior in high school. While she participate in several...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 4, 2014

Potter Days

The village of Potter held their annual celebration this past weekend. Potter residents, as well as members of the surrounding communities, gathered in the streets to celebrate their community. The...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 4, 2014

Committee discusses rail spur project funds

On August 21, the Economic Development Committee held a joint meeting with City Council to discuss the economic development plan and what to do with the funds that had been purposed for the no longer feasible rail spur project. Back in April, a...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 4, 2014

Kimball students show improvement in NeSA test scores

The Kimball school district has spent the last year trying to bring up its test scores. With the results of this past spring's Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) finally available, it shows just how...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 28, 2014

Rough Riders come to Kimball

This past weekend Kimball got a real treat. The Wyoming Rough Riders Cowboy Mounted Shooting Club put on a display of talented athleticism at the Kimball Rodeo Arena. The Wyoming Rough Riders, establi...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 28, 2014

Relay For Life holds possible last event in Kimball

A storm passed through the city of Kimball as rain soaked the ground of Gotte Park and supporters of the local Relay For Life gathered underneath a pavilion on Friday, August 22, for their annual...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 28, 2014

Farmer's Day Committee readies for annual celebration

Farmer’s Day is a celebration of the community that is anticipated throughout the year. This year Farmer’s Day will be held September 26, 27 and 28. Farmer’s Day may only happen over a three-day span, but it takes much longer to prepare for the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 28, 2014

Heated debate over public defender erupts at commissioners meeting

At the August 5 Board of Kimball County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners chose to move forward with contracts for Stacy C. Nossaman-Petitt as Public Defender and Lindsay R. Snyder as Guardian Ad Litem. However, at the August 19 meeting the...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 28, 2014

Bushnell Lions Club offers vision and hearing tests to local students

Members of the Bushnell Lions Club hosted test screening for hearing and vision at Kimball Jr./Sr. High School Monday, August 25. The screenings led by Steve Bennett, driver/operator/manager of the...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 21, 2014

Board of education instituting policy changes

School is back in session which means that the Board of Education will be instituting changes made to the handbook and other policies over the summer months. The board met on July concerning the...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 21, 2014

Dr. Broomfield hoping to bring personal touch to Kimball hospital

Kimball Health Services has hired a new Chief of Staff to replace Dr. Plate after he starts his retirement on August 27. Dr. James Broomfield, who has practiced medicine for 24 years, will be...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 21, 2014

Blue-green algae found in Oliver Lake

With the chill of autumn approaching, one of Oliver Reservoir’s busiest summers is drawing to a close. Oliver Reservoir has had an abundant amount of water this summer. This surge in water levels is due to a snow runoff that happened back in March...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 21, 2014

Planning commission recommends rezoning of land for Viaero tower

The Kimball Planning Commission addressed their last meeting’s tabled agenda item concerning the recommendation to the city council to rezone some single family residential district (R-2) property to a light industrial district (I-1). Mark Brown,...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 14, 2014

4-H members steal show at fair

Each year excitement fills the arena at the Kimball County fairgrounds as residents line up to see man face off against beast during the Kimball/Banner County Fair and Rodeo. As the announcer's voice...

 
 By Daniel Thompson    News    August 14, 2014

Dr. Plate leaving Kimball hospital

After nearly 40 years in practice, Dr. James Plate, long-time physician for the city of Kimball, will be retiring from practicing medicine at the end of August. Dr. Plate, who has served as chief of...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Commissioners appoint new public defender

At the August 5 county commissioners meeting, the decision was made to appoint Stacy C. Nossaman-Petitt as the county’s public defender and Lindsay R. Snyder as the county’s Guardian Ad Litem. On May 2, 2014, Kovarik, Ellison, and Mathis, P.C....

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Board of Public Works hoping to make changes to Municipal Code

On Wednesday, July 30, the Board of Public Works met and discussed the amending of the current municipal code. This topic, which had been tabled previously, was a topic for much debate between board members. It is no secret that a lot of Kimball’s...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Jones wraps up last summer at the Kimball swimming pool

Brooke Jones has worked at the Kimball Public Pool for the past seven summers. Unfortunately, this will be her last summer working at the pool, but she is leaving having learned and taught some valuab...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

New Faces: Kimball Jr./Sr. High School FFA Instructor

Sally Wheeler is to be Kimball Junior Senior High School’s new Agriculture and FFA Instructor. Wheeler taught in Wyoming for five years, and she attended the University of Wyoming prior to that. “Agriculture has always been an important part of...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    August 14, 2014

Gwen Sebastian wows Kimball crowd during Kimball/Banner County Fair performance

As Friday's fair events closed down for the evening several fair goers were encouraged to make their way to the high school auditorium for the final event of the day, a concert by Gwen Sebastian....

 

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