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 By John Verser    News    March 5, 2015 

Kimball residents to see 13 percent electric rate increase

Kimball residents will soon see an increase in electric rates. The Kimball Board of Public Works unanimously passed a 13 percent hike in electric rates at its meeting last Thursday. The rate increase will go into effect April 1. Daniel Ortiz, city...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 5, 2015 

No one injured as fire destroys home south of Bushnell

No one was injured during an early morning house fire Monday approximately 14 miles south of Bushnell. An aging farm house occupied by Garrett Purdy, his fiance Katelyn Duggan and their 2-year old...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 5, 2015 

Contaminated soil from New York to be incinerated at Clean Harbors

Half of a shipment of contaminated soil is on its way to Kimball. Approximately 1,000 tons total is being shipped from Niagara Falls, N.Y. to Clean Harbors in Kimball for incineration. Half the soil, from the Love Canal clean-up, will be incinerated...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 5, 2015 

Special prosecutor appointed in Mannon case

A special prosecuting attorney has been appointed in the case of a Kimball man who was arrested earlier this year on drug related charges. Paul Schaub, Cheyenne County Attorney, has been appointed special prosecuting attorney in the state’s case...

 
 News    March 5, 2015 

A big three-point play

Rick Perry, right, treasurer for the Kimball Banner County Farm Bureau, presents a $195 check to Kimball Junior/Senior High Principal Gene Hanks for the three-point program during the basketball...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 5, 2015 

Commissioners approve new shuttle bus, golf course liquor license

The Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new shuttle bus for the county. Under the agreement, the county will pay just over $10,000 and the federal government will pay more than $41,000 for the bus. Erika Loy, county...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    March 5, 2015 

School board approves Mary Lynch HVAC plan

The Kimball school board approved an HVAC plan for Mary Lynch Elementary School at a special-called meeting last Wednesday. The board was presented with four different HVAC options for Mary Lynch Elementary School by Specialized Engineering...

 
 By John Verser    News    March 5, 2015 

Chamber to focus on membership in 2015

The Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce will focus more on its membership in 2015. “One of my main things that I want to focus on is the membership, and how the board and how the director can provide you with more value to your...

 
 News    March 5, 2015 

Alice Carol Spencer

Alice Carol Spencer, age 89, passed away the evening of Feb. 7, 2015 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. She was born on Oct. 26, 1925 to Vernon Anker and Mary Sophia (Larson) Nelson i...

 
 News    March 5, 2015 

Larson, Lerwick Livestock receive outstanding service to ag awards

Two agricultural producers, Rick Larson and Lerwick Livestock Inc., have been recognized with 2014 Outstanding Service to Panhandle Agriculture Awards from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 26, 2015

Old Bushnell Bar building demolished Saturday

Wilma Lockwood-Sigette has fond memories of the old Bushnell Bar building. Wilma's mother, Virginia Haywood, operated a cafe there many years before it was a bar. Now the building is gone. The old Bus...

 
 News    February 26, 2015

Potter man dies in I-80 wreck

A Potter man died Friday morning as the result of a two-vehicle accident on I-80 in Kimball County. According to a Nebraska State Patrol report, Christopher Maas, 26, was heading eastbound on I-80 in a 2014 Chevy Silverado about 7:30 a.m. when he...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 26, 2015

Huff proposes K9 unit for Kimball police

Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff hopes the police department will soon have a K9 unit. Huff proposed the establishment of the K9 unit at last Tuesday’s city council meeting. Huff, along with Captain Andy Bremer and Officer Preston Walls, told the c...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 26, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Tickling the ivories came natural to Patricia Randolph at an early age

Kimball is a place of hidden talents. People with talents big and small inhabit Kimball, and some even share their talents with others. Patricia Randolph is a talent nestled in Kimball and she tries...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 26, 2015

Mary Lynch fifth graders learn skills through the stock market

Bears and bulls are popular animals among fifth grade students at Mary Lynch Elementary School in Kimball. The animals, which also double as stock market terms for bad and good markets, are just some...

 
 News    February 26, 2015

KHS speech earns several 'superior' ratings

The Kimball High School speech team had some fantastic performances against some very tough competition on Saturday at the Ogallala Invitational, said coach Jen Dillinger.  While no team awards were given at this meet, superior performances are...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 26, 2015

Planning commission recommends Verizon cell tower to city council

The Kimball planning commission approved a permit for a cell phone tower at its meeting on Feb. 18. The commission members approved a conditional use permit for a Verizon Wireless cell phone tower. If approved by the city council, the tower will be...

 
 News    February 26, 2015

Rebecca, Kuba to perform March 5

Two wonderful performers - an acclaimed Broadway Theater vocalist, Rebecca, and a spectacular vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Kuba - will present a varied program of pops, jazz and...

 
 News    February 26, 2015

A fun visit to the dentist's office

Kimball Family Dentistry invited Mrs. Nora Robinson's and Miss Emily Imel's kindergarten classes to the office in honor of Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Adrian Fuss and his team had some...

 
 By John Verser    News    February 19, 2015

Second-year Kimbots excited for opportunity at state meet

The Kimbots are headed to state. The Kimball Robotics Club, also known as the Kimbots, will compete in the First Lego League State Championships Saturday at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

9 arrested in 2-county drug bust

Law enforcement officials made nine arrests last Wednesday on drug charges. The Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING), along with the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office, Kimball Police Department, Sidney Police Department, Cheyenne...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 19, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Perry-Jay has lived the full life in Kimball

Kimball has a long history, and it would not have that history if it was not for the residents that choose to call it home. One of Kimball's longtime residents is Louise M. Perry-Jay, a mother,...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 19, 2015

Veterans History Project: Harold D. "Spike" Steele

Harold "Spike" Steele was a subject of the draft. He was on the farm in Banner County, minding his own business when the "greetings" letter arrived. Soon, he would be headed to Fort Logan, Colo., for...

 
 By Sydney Yalshevec    News    February 19, 2015

Commissioners discuss phone systems

The Kimball County commissioners heard a proposal about a phone system at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The assessor, district clerk, and sheriff’s offices requested sidecar telephones. These phones are programmable so that they allow a...

 
 News    February 19, 2015

2 injured in 1-vehicle accident

At least two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday night near Bushnell. A truck hauling hay left Hwy. 30 at the curve near the town. One person was lifeflighted from the scene while another was transported to Kimball Health Services,...

 

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