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 By Claire Smith    News    January 2, 2020

County Gets FEMA Aid For Blizzard

The Kimball County Board of Equalization met Dec. 17 at the county courthouse, covering routine business and receiving a report on the 125th annual Nebraska Association of County Officials Conference in Kearney from Dec. 11-13. At the conference,...

 By Claire Smith    News    December 12, 2019

County Gets Patrol Vehicle, Transit Renovation On

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Kimball County Courthouse. After legal notifications, commissioner reports and a review of communications, county Highway Superintendent Randy Bymer discussed...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 28, 2019

Selling Event Center In Focus

The Kimball City Council at its Nov. 19 meeting discussed the possible sale of the Kimball Event Center and moving forward after the departure of Amy Sapp from her role as the city’s economic developer and special projects coordinator. It was also... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 28, 2019

The Priceless Quarter Store Returns

Utilizing that which God provides, members of the Bushnell Calvary United Methodist Church help economically disadvantaged children experience the joy of giving a Christmas gift to someone they love....

 By Claire Smith    News    November 21, 2019

Historical Foundation A Key For The Potter Of 2019

Dec. 31, 2019, is the date that the Potter Historical Foundation begins its 20th year of "preserving the unique history of the town of Potter and combating deterioration of the central historical and...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 14, 2019

New Dix Post Office Will Operate Four Hours On Weekdays

Although a date is still to be determined, the brand new Dix Post Office will be opening in the not-to-distant future. Final details are being completed by contractors before all new technical...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 14, 2019

Control Of Costs A Must For Schools

The Kimball Public Schools Board of Education held its regular meeting Nov. 11 in the city council chambers. Monthly reports were received from the treasurer and administrators. After consideration, the board decided to purchase the tier two level...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 7, 2019

School Board Meeting Packed

Room W7 at the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School was overflowing as parents, staff members and students attended the Oct. 30 special meeting of the Kimball Public Schools Board of Education. During public comment time, about a dozen meeting attendees addre...

 By Claire Smith    News    October 31, 2019

Here's How Potter Became A Kingpin Of Duckpin

The historic Potter Duckpin Bowling Alley is one of the village's most unique attractions, and is possibly the only remaining bowling alley of its type west of the Mississippi River. The lanes were bu...

 By Claire Smith    News    October 24, 2019


The majority of items on the Kimball City Council meeting agenda Oct 15 focused on implementing strategies outlined in the Kimball Economic Development Plan. Kimball special projects coordinator Amy... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    October 24, 2019

Potter Railroad Park Upgrading Nearly Complete

The Potter Railroad Park revitalization project is nearing completion, with final installations to take place within the next few weeks. This project has been ongoing since a survey was conducted in...

 By Claire Smith    News    October 17, 2019

Shopko Left, 'Shop With A Cop' Did Not

Kimball's annual "Shop with a Cop" event is now accepting donations for this year's activities to be held on Dec. 14. This year's event will be different than those held in the past in conjunction...

 By Claire Smith    News    October 17, 2019

Auditorium Renovation 'A Priority,' Superintedent Owens Says

The Kimball Board of Education met in regular session Sept. 23 in the district office. It began with all of the necessary legalities. Then a representative of the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) gave board members a demonstration of the...

 By Claire Smith    News    October 10, 2019

Potter Community Cleanup Lives Up To Its Name

The Village of Potter sponsored a fall community cleanup event this past weekend to help residents and businesses get rid of unwanted household and nuisance items for free. Initially held in May...


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