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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019 

Our Beautiful Community

The Kimball community will celebrate the retirement of Kimball County Tourism Director Jo Caskey on March 31 and welcome newly hired Jessica Rocha to the position. Through her six years in Kimball,... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019 

Three Kimball Public Schools Staffers Set To Resign

The public filled the room this past Monday, March 11, for the regular Board of Education meeting. Teachers and parents gathered to hear public comments regarding the rumors of a multiple staff...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019 

One More Arrest Made By KPD

Kimball Police Officer Greg Taylor was dispatched to 607 East Third St. (formerly the Arabian Motel and now Kimball Extended Stay) on Saturday, March, 2 at approximately 2:45 p.m. with reports of possible methamphetamine discovered by cleaning staff...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019 

Longer Bar Hours: They'll Drink To That!

Locals gather for a photo at Chute No. 7 in the early morning hours Friday, March 8, during the first official "late night" at bars in town that the City Council approved. Now the establishments are... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019 

Tour Planned Of Warren Air Force Base For Veterans

Kimball Transit, Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty and Warren Air Force Base will be teaming up in a short time to offer veterans a tour of the Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., with transportation to and from the base in the coming months. Veterans...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019 

It's Murder Mystery Time At The Eagles

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day without a minute to spare, Friends of the Kimball Library will host their Fifth annual Murder Mystery event, “The Irish Play: Kiss of Death,” this Saturday, March 16, at the Eagles. Because of high demand...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 7, 2019

Lucky To Be Alive

A local man survived low double-digit temperatures overnight after using newspapers to insulate himself following a rollover accident last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28. Kimball County Sheriff Harry...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 7, 2019

The Big Chill Puts Kimball In Its Grip

As the the month of February blew out, a bitter cold welcome of March came roaring in this past weekend – with nearly record freezing temperatures making its way into early this week. Monday...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 7, 2019

Discussion Continues On Road Conditions Near Dix

A short but sweet regular Kimball County Commissioners meeting concluded Tuesday, March 5, after more talk about road conditions south of Dix. Specifically, county Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell, Randy Bymer and commissioners Larry Engstrom and...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 7, 2019

Two Busted In Dix On Meth, Marijuana Charges

A search warrant led to the arrest last Friday, March 1, of Darrell and Teresa Johnson of Dix. According to the arrest affidavit, Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Grabill and other troopers and Kimball County deputies executed a search warrant about 4:2...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    March 7, 2019

State Next For Federation Grapplers

This year's District 1 Wrestling Tournament wrapped up this past weekend in Scottsbluff with the three local teams looking towards the State Tournament. Kimball Wrestling Club placed fifth with 150...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 28, 2019

Regional Poverty: What's going On?

A recently posted article on Facebook from NBC Nebraska-Scottsbluff reported that poverty levels in the Panhandle and community of Kimball are relatively higher than in some other areas and the state as a whole. With that kind of information going...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 28, 2019

Head Start Faces Changes

Preparations are being made for the preschool to close May 22 at the Kimball Head Start campus. Donna Jenne, director of ESU 13 Head Start Programs, thanked the Kimball community for its support as...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 28, 2019

Commissioners Addressing Road Conditions South Of Dix

Numerous items on the Feb. 19 regular Kimball County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda were tabled for additional information, but county road conditions near Dix received considerable attention. A conference call between Ted Weber of Coughlan...


Federation Wrestlers Gear Up For State

Wrestlers from the Kimball area are gearing up for state tourney time and heading to as many tournaments as possible. On Feb. 23, Ethan Bibbey of the Tri-State Grapplers attended the Laramie Cowboy Club Tournament,and went 3-0 to finish first in the...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 21, 2019

Legislators Still Seeking Answers On Property, Alcohol Taxes

The Nebraska Legislature had a late night until 10 last Thursday, when the hearing concluded for the three bills relating to the highly debated property tax issue: LB314, LB497 and LB677. Public comments for and against the three bills were heard by...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 21, 2019

Head Start's Future Concerns Families

Kimball Head Start parents received a letter last week from Donna Jenne, director of Head Start programs, explaining the possibility of the Head Start facility in Kimball closing. Jenne stated in the letter that the ESU13 Head Start program is...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019

Hefty Hike Proposed For Nebraska Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

If you think Nebraska has high enough taxes on alcohol with beer currently at 31 cents per gallon, it may be time to think again. A proposed sales tax increase would hike the cost of wine, beer, spirits and tobacco to reduce property taxes throughout...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019

Activate Kimball Effort Reaches Out To Schools

Activate Kimball – a project between the Kimball Area Foundation, city of Kimball, Panhandle Public Health District and Kimball Health Services – hopes in the near future that a possible partnership with the schools will be agreed upon. Members...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019

Couple Loses Home To Fiery Blaze

A structure fire at 304 Berg St., a manufactured home, displaced two occupants Feb. 7 when resident Randy Harmon attempted to thaw frozen pipes with a flame as he has done many times before. Harmon...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019

Changes To Nebraska Child Passenger Safety Law In Focus For 31st Govenor's Ag Conference

Changes in the Nebraska's Child Passenger Safety Law that became effective Jan. 1 were discussed Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Kimball Head Start. Christy Warner of the Kimball County Transit, Kimball Police...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 14, 2019

Memories & Love Tales from Kimball Couples

February is a special month. We bring attention and awareness to the prevention of heart disease in the America. Along with drawing attention to this diseases, we also celebrate hearts in a different...


KWC Seventh, Grapplers 15th At Sidney

Wrestling this past weekend was just east down the road in Sidney, with the Tri-State Grapplers and Kimball Wrestling Club competing. KWC placed seventh out of 37 teams with 282 points. The Grapplers placed 15 with 170 points. KWC Results 1st-2nd 53...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    February 7, 2019

Kimball's Night For Amy A Success

An evening full of hugs, laughter, friends, family and fun all circled around one thing this past Saturday night. It was a benefit for Amy Sapp, Kimball's special project coordinator. After Sapp was i...


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