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 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

Shopping locally = community support

The Director of the Kimball-Banner County Chamber, Jo Caskey, is concerned about the future of Kimball, if it’s residents don’t take the issue of shopping locally seriously. “Shopping in Kimball, not only supports local businesses,” she...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

June - men's health month

June is touted “Men’s Health Month” and is celebrated across our country with health fairs, screenings and other health education and outreach programs. Men’s Health Month heightens the awareness of preventable health problems and encourages...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 23, 2016

Woman on a mission

Carolyn Carter and her husband, Steve, traveled through Kimball last Friday, June 17, during a two-month journey. Carolyn is attempting to become the first 'Woman Highwheel Rider' in the United...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 16, 2016

St. John's celebrates 100 years

A local church is soon to celebrate their established 100th anniversary, according to its pastor, Kenneth Mars whose wife was very instrumental in gathering information on the church history to share...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 16, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Mars family

"As a father, I enjoy watching each of my children grow in their own unique ways, developing into the men and women God created them to be. What a privilege and joy to share that great adventure with...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 16, 2016

Fireworks fundraiser under way for Kimball

It is nearly time to celebrate our nation’s independence. For more than a couple of decades the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department has put on a spectacular fireworks display with donations collected from local businesses, as well as from private...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 16, 2016

Be vigilant during mosquito season

June officially brings the start of summer and the beginning of mosquito season, according to Melissa Cervantes, Environmental Health Coordinator and Assistant Worksite Wellness Coordinator at the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD). With the beg...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 9, 2016

County board authorized refund

Third party appraisals, protests and refunds dominated the conversation at the June 7 Kimball County Board of Equalization meeting. At a previous BOE meeting, Kimball County Assessor Sherry Winstrom had requested the Board’s consideration to seek a...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 9, 2016

Dozens attend Mt. Plover Festival in Kimball's Gotte Park

The Gotte Park was the venue last Saturday, June 4, for the inaugural Kimball Mountain Plover Festival. "Gotte Park was a great location for the event this year. The weather was ideal for this year's...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 9, 2016

Local 4-H youth attend animal clinic

As area youth begin preparing for the 4-H fair, a dozen attended a 4-H Livestock and Companion Animal Care, Grooming and Showing Clinic at the Kimball-Banner County Fairgrounds on June 1. The clinic...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 2, 2016

Tornado activity and severe weather

Area residents began calling the Kimball County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon, concerned that a tornado had touched down at or near the Four Winds Golf Course, according to Kimball County Sheriff...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 2, 2016

Residents be vigilant, snake season is upon us

Kelsey Herzberger, who works for the United States Post office here in Kimball, called 911 on Saturday, May 21, to report seeing a rattlesnake in the road on Crestwood Drive. The dispatcher on duty called an officer and the response was to advise...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 2, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Aashlyn Rawlings

Kimball's Aashlyn Rawlings, along with her brother and some friends, went on quite the adventure this past week. Rawlings met Shia LaBeouf the star of "Transformers", "Holes", and Disney's "Even...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 26, 2016

Attorney's letter prompts open discussion

A matter of etiquette for all county employees came to light during last week’s Kimball County Board of Equalization Meeting, Tuesday, May 17, following a letter addressed to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. Kimball County Assessor Sherry...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 26, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: LaValla Reher

A very strong and independent woman -- now, as she always has been, LaValla Simms-Reher stays strong by staying very involved with her passion, horses. Reher was born in Sterling, Colorado, to...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 26, 2016

Swimming pool to open late

New improvements at the Kimball Public Swimming Pool have manager, Carla Goranson excited to get the pool open again this summer, though forecasted weather may delay the opening. The City of Kimball has ordered a basketball hoop, additional tables,...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 26, 2016

Small traffic infraction leads to big arrest

A simple traffic stop led to the arrest of a California man in Kimball on Tuesday, May 17. According to an affidavit obtained from the Kimball County Court, Nebraska State Patrol Trooper L. J. Kelley was patrolling east on I-80 when he observed a...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 26, 2016

Local officer traded life in a branch of the military for life like a tree with a whole lot of branches

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. This brings to mind, those brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice with giving their lives, as well as all of those who have sacraficed time, effort...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 19, 2016

Mother's Day accident sends two to area hospitals

A Mother’s Day accident northwest of Kimball sent two Kimball men to area hospitals. The accident, involving just one vehicle, occurred at approximately 9 p.m., according to Kimball County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Travis Terrill. The driver of the...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 19, 2016

May is National Mental Health Month

How does it feel to live with a mental illness? Clinical terms are the words used by professionals to describe the symptoms of a disorder, but often times those words don’t do justice to what life with a mental illness feels like. As May is...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 19, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Laurie Janicek

Laurie Janicek, Mary Lynch Elementary School Instructor, recently received an award created to recognize educators who have made a major impact over the years in the fields of economics and personal...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 19, 2016

Honor Flight comes through Kimball

The Honor Flight Network's mission is to transport America's Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends. Honor...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 12, 2016

Ambulance offered full audit

Director of the Kimball County Ambulance Service received an offer for an in depth assessment of Kimball’s local ambulance service by the State of Nebraska. To that end, she asked the Kimball County Board of Commissioners this past week to...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 12, 2016

Flight insurance touted at health fair

Kimball Health Services hosted their 14th Annual Health Fair at the KHS North Campus on Friday and Saturday this past week. According to Kimball Health Services Public Relations Spokeperson, Kerry Fer...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    May 12, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Christy Warner

Christy Warner is grateful to once again reside in Kimball, and many reasons led her and her family to return. Warner, a 1993 Kimball High School graduate, married another Kimballite after...

 

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