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 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 2, 2014 

A DAY FOR FARMERS: Kimball celebrates 88th annual Farmer's Day

Kimball celebrated its 88th annual Farmer's Day over the weekend as the community celebrated and honored its everyday heroes. The celebration kicked off Friday as families gathered at the movie in...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 2, 2014 

Bushnell must replace signs to comply with federal standards

The Village of Bushnell is seeking funds for new signs. The village must get new up to date dual-sided reflective street signs by January of 2015 for traffic signs and by January of 2018 for street...

 
 By John Verser    News    October 2, 2014 

Gubernatorial candidate Hassebrook talks wind energy, middle class in Kimball

Democratic gubernatorial Chuck Hassebrook touted the need for greater use of wind energy and the support of middle class Nebraskans during his stop in Kimball on Sunday afternoon. Hassebrook visited...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    October 2, 2014 

AmeriCorps team members aid KKB, help at Oliver Reservoir

Kimball benefited from the help of a AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) over the past two weeks. The group came in and lended its time and efforts to help with Oliver Reservoir and...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 25, 2014

HONORING ARNE: Kimball veteran visits war monuments through Honor Flight program

The Honor Flight Network is a program that sends World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C., in order to see the memorial for the war in which they fought. One of Kimball's...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 25, 2014

Council approves KENO funds requests

The Kimball City Council approved two requests for KENO funds and its annual budget at the Sept. 16 meeting. The city council approved a budget for the coming fiscal year. The only issue brought to the council’s attention was the amount promised...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 25, 2014

Senate candidate Todd Watson makes stop in Kimball

With a belief in small government, small banks and a big God, independent U.S. Senate candidate Todd Watson visited Kimball last week as one of several stops in the western part of the state. Watson,...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 25, 2014

High Point Welcome Center receives regional award

In the year since the opening of the High Point Welcome Center of Western Nebraska, the visitors committee has accomplished quite a bit. One of those accomplishments is that they recently won the...

 
 News    September 25, 2014

County unemployment rate slightly improves

The unemployment rate for Kimball County showed a slight improvement from July to August in numbers released last Friday by the Nebraska Department of Labor. The numbers provided by the department showed a 3.1 percent unemployment rate for August,...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    September 25, 2014

Browns named grand marshals of Farmer's Day parade

Farmer's Day starts Friday, and with a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, the community is encouraged to make the most of the next three days. A few of the big highlights of...

 
 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...

 

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