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 By John Verser    News    July 30, 2015

Students learn, print designs at Maker Space Camp

It did not take students long to learn design skills and more at last week's Maker Space Camp at the Kimball Public Library. Students learned design work and more at the camp, and their designs were...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 23, 2015

Commissioners send warning to vets service committee

The Kimball County Commissioners voted to send a warning to the county’s veterans service committee at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled commissioners meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted to have board attorney Audrey Elliott draft a letter...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 23, 2015

Veterans service committee talks budget, commissioners

The Kimball County Veterans Service Committee looked at budgetary concerns and talked about recent issues with the county commissioners at a special-called meeting last Thursday afternoon. The meeting was also attended by county commissioner Daria...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 23, 2015

Ambulance service has high number of June calls

The Kimball County Ambulance Service had its busiest month in a long time, the Kimball County Commissioners were told at Tuesday’s meeting. “We had a very, very, very active June,” said Carla Goranson, county ambulance director. “I’d have...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 16, 2015

VSO clashes with commissioners, clerk

The Kimball County Commissioners called an emergency meeting last Thursday after receiving notice of an inflammatory-worded meeting notice put out by the Kimball County Veterans Service Officer Shaun Evertson. The original notice sent by Evertson...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 16, 2015

Fallon combines learning with cross-country bicycle trip

What connects a Russian Orthodox priest, a police department in Wisconsin and an organic farmer? The answer - Paul Fallon. Fallon, a 60-year old Massachusetts resident, has been riding across the coun...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 16, 2015

County declines to join economic development group

The Kimball County Commissioners declined to join the Western Nebraska Economic Development Group and looked at a potential plan for ending smoking on county property at the July 7 meeting. After a brief discussion, the commissioners voted...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 9, 2015

Over 560 in town for Kimball All-Class Reunion

Smiles and laughter dotted the faces throughout Harry McNees Auditorium Saturday night - the only appropriate place for the program of the Kimball High School All-Class Reunion. More than 560 KHS grad...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 9, 2015

'Penny war' at manor raises funds for Deshler nursing home in need

After spring floods devastated a nursing home in Deshler, employees at the Kimball County Manor turned to a 'penny war' as a fun way to help out. May floods caused the evacuation of residents from...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 9, 2015

New projects underway at veterans service office

The Kimball County Veterans Service Office is busy with three new initiatives. The first is the Stuff-A-Shirt program, which is designed to give the homeless and transients a clean shirt and other hygiene items. Sheana Hendrickson, KCVSO...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 25, 2015

New group offers help to area veterans

The issue of homeless veterans may not appear to be a problem throughout rural parts of the country, but Chad Werner said it is a bigger problem than it appears to be. Werner, resource specialist for Southwest Wyoming Recovery Access Programs...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 25, 2015

Ambulance purchase tabled, commissioners hold on joining regional economic development group

The Kimball County Commissioners tabled a request to purchase a new ambulance and did not act on a proposal to join a new economic development group for the time being at last week’s regularly scheduled meeting. After an hour-long explanation of...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 25, 2015

Main Street Market adds $100,000 investment with new freezers

Main Street Market in Kimball has undergone many changes recently. The store has installed new freezers and undergone a change in management. The store's new walk-in freezers were installed in a week...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 18, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Matsutani elated to return to his outdoor Nebraska roots

As the summer warms up, Kent Matsutani hopes to be able to replace the toilet paper more often in the Oliver Reservoir restrooms. Matsutani, who recently retired from the National Resources...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 4, 2015

Commissioners look at options on potential ambulance purchase

The Kimball County Commissioners spent a lengthy amount of time discussing the best way to purchase an ambulance in a timely fashion at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. After a discussion on the topic lasting almost an hour, the...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 28, 2015

Sheriff's office to get communications equipment upgrade

The Kimball County commissioners agreed to purchase new communication equipment for the sheriff’s office at the May 19 regularly scheduled meeting. The new logger, at a cost of $14,590, will replace one which is seven years old and is...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 21, 2015

Kimball graduates 29 in class of 2015

Rowdy Keller spent more time preparing Saturday's co-valedictorian speech than any in high school, he said. The roughly two-minute speech at the Kimball High School graduation ceremony bookended a...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 21, 2015

13 graduate from Banner County High School as class of 2015

"This place will always be home," said Dalton Jordan, valedictorian for the Banner County High School class of 2015. Jordan was one of three speakers at Saturday's commencement that said farewell to...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball graduation: Stull, Hanks and Keller named Kimball co-valedictorians

Kimball High School will be represented by a trio of co-valedictorians for the graduating Class of 2015. Colton Stull, Jessica Hanks and Rowdy Keller were named the top students of the graduating clas...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 14, 2015

Banner County graduation: Jordan named valedictorian, McKown tabbed salutatorian at Banner County

Dalton Jordan has a unique approach to school. His favorite period of the day is lunch. The Banner County senior was named valedictorian for the Class of 2015, while Michael McKown III was named salut...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 7, 2015

Ash trial costs are more than $78,000

Kimball County taxpayers have paid a hefty price in the second Vencil Ash murder trial. The weeklong trial in late January and early February has cost the county more than $78,000 as of claims paid in late April. Ash was found guilty in the 2003...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 7, 2015

Committee talks Oliver Reservoir improvements

Scott Brandt first saw the Oliver Reservoir 32 years ago, and he believes the changes being made to how the lake is run will hopefully restore its former glory. “I came to Kimball 32 years ago…32 years ago was the most vibrant I’ve seen this...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 7, 2015

Commissioners approve change at intersection

The Kimball County commissioners approved an intersection change at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. After a public hearing in which no members of the public spoke, commissioners voted unanimously to remove the curve at the intersection of...

 
 By John Verser    News    April 30, 2015

Library nets over $1,350 for murder mystery performance of the 'Sour Grapes of Wrath'

The Friends of the Kimball Library's first-ever mystery murder dinner theater was a smashing success. The two-night fundraiser netted more than $1,350 to go to the library's carpet fund, said Kimball...

 
 By John Verser    News    April 23, 2015

Commissioners hire help for veterans service office

The Kimball County Commissioners approved the hiring of additional help for the veterans service office at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The commissioners agreed to hire a part-time administrative assistant for the veterans service office...

 

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