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 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015 

Layoffs hit IOS again; sale of company announced

The local Inspection Oilfield Services site went through a third round of layoffs Monday, the same day the sale of the company was announced. According to multiple sources, at least 12 employees from both day and night positions lost their jobs this...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015 

Ash gets life in prison

Vencil Ash was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon in Kimball County District Court. Ash was found guilty early last month in the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. Tuesday in court, he was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possib...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Kimball Prom Royalty

Justin Mohr, son of Gene and Chari Mohr, was voted prom king and Kallie Bush, daughter of Doran and Krissy Bush, was voted prom queen at the Kimball High School prom held Saturday in the Kimball...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Potter-Dix Prom Royalty

Members of the Potter-Dix High School prom royalty were announced at Saturday's prom. Jourdan Langley was named queen and Cameron Purcell was named king. Pictured, at front, are ring bearers Austin...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 26, 2015 

Friends and Neighbors: Medicine came naturally for new KHS physicians assistant Jonna Beyer

Medicine and giving a helping hand came naturally for Jonna Beyer. The Donnelly, Minn., native was just 5 or 6 years old when she was pouring hydrogen peroxide on her father's hands after he came home...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015 

Council encourages KKB to be more financially independent, tables Keno grant

The Kimball City Council tabled a request for a Keno funds grant from Keep Kimball Beautiful at last Tuesday’s meeting. KKB sought a grant in the amount of $4,000 at the meeting. “We are here tonight to go over a Keno grant application for the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015 

Council, public works board looks at utilities in joint meeting

Members of the Kimball City Council, Mayor Keith Prunty and members of the Kimball Board of Public Works joined together last Thursday to discuss utilities. Each utility department supervisor presented a list of needs and accomplishments, but one...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

County Government Day

Kimball County Clerk Magistrate Michelle Woods, right, "swore in" Kimball High School senior Justin Mohr at the Annual County Government Day in the Kimball District Court....

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Mystery dinner theater to benefit library carpet fund

Who committed the murder? Come find out in the performance of The Sour Grapes of Wrath to be held at 6 p.m. April 25-26 at the Kimball Event Center. The mystery dinner theater will benefit the Kimball Public Library’s carpet fund. Tickets are $20...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015 

Kimball council buys lighting with ACE refund

The Kimball City Council decided at its regularly scheduled meeting held March 17 to use the city’s ACE refund for lighting. The city received an annual return on the Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) investment of just more than $3,000. To...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 26, 2015 

Fire department battles small grass fire

The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 2:30 p.m. last Sunday. The Kimball Ambulance Service was also dispatched as a precaution. Witnesses at the scene, Mia...

 
 By Jan Sears    News    March 26, 2015 

Library gains grants, momentum for carpet fund

The Kimball Public Library is gaining momentum toward the purchase of new carpet, and could use your help to reach that final goal. The library’s carpet fund has approximately $11,000 on hand and will need at least $20,000 to recarpet all of the...

 
 By Wade Brashear    News    March 26, 2015 

How does one catch a leprechaun?

Editor's Note: Wade Brashear won first place in the adult division in the Kimball Business Boosters' essay contest on how to catch a leprachaun. His essay is included below. A "pot of gold" at the...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Birding tours set to begin next week

The birds of Kimball County will be highlighted during a six week series of Watchable Wildlife Tours sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Kimball Area Tourism Department, funded in part by the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund....

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Main Street Market presents 'Receipts for Cash' checks

Main Street Market presented checks for $1,000 to Keep Kimball Beautiful and New Hope Assembly of God through the "Receipts for Cash" program. MSM gives a $1,000 check for each $100,000 of receipts...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Kimball High School speech team open house

The Kimball High School speech team hosted an open house last Thursday in which its district performers gave the audience a look at many different categories included in competition, including Oral...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Potter-Dix claims district speech title

Potter-Dix rolled over its competition on the way to yet another district speech title last week. Potter-Dix will also send eight individual competitors and two teams to the state competition this wee...

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Scenes from the 2015 Kimball High School Prom

Justin Mohr was crowned king and Kallie Bush was crowned queen on Saturday at the 2015 Kimball High School Prom....

 
 News    March 26, 2015 

Scenes from the 2015 Potter-Dix High School Prom

Cameron Purcell was crowned king and Jourdan Langley was crowned queen on Saturday at the 2015 Potter-Dix High School Prom....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 19, 2015

Kimball city council approves drug dog purchase, nixes bomb dog

The Kimball City Council approved the police department’s request for a drug dog at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, while it denied the request for a bomb dog. The council voted 3-2, with Mayor Keith Prunty casting the deciding vote, in...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 19, 2015

Corky Lee 'fortunate,' 'blessed' to survive accident

Fire alarms rang out when Kimball's main intersection became an accident scene on just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Police reports state that Dr. Donald Gerner of Kimball was traveling west...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 19, 2015

Slight uptick in drug use seen over a year after Colorado pot laws go into effect

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway said the biggest problem with marijuana is that it is a segue drug, and he knows first-hand the sorrows that can come from its use. Gillway’s nephew used marijuana and eventually tried methamphetamines. He died...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 19, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Baliman plays the role of 'cheerleader' for the town that almost spells her name

Kim Baliman is called Kimball's biggest cheerleader by many, and it is one of the names she proudly wears. "That's a big honor, so I will take it," Baliman said. "I don't know why I have such passion...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 19, 2015

Celebrating Ag Week: Ag Society hopes to create awareness

The Kimball County Ag Society is involved in more than just the county fair. Doug Lukassen, president of the Ag Society, said that though the local organization is meant to put on the county fair, it contributes in many more ways to the community...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 19, 2015

Ambulance fees to increase beginning April 1

The Kimball County Commissioners unanimously approved an increase in fees for the county's ambulance service at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting. Carla Goranson, county ambulance director, said...

 

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