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New mayor seeks to be 'approachable,' wants more involvement

It has been almost a month since Keith Prunty took over as mayor of Kimball. For some in the community, Prunty is no stranger, and for others it will be a name to become familiar with. The latter is s...

 

Commissioners ask sheriff about use of cars

The Kimball County Commissioners asked Sheriff Harry Gillway about the use of vehicles during the Dec. 16 meeting. Commissioner Tim Nolting expressed concern for a subject that had been brought to his attention several times recently regarding the us...

 

Christmas Special: Holiday dinner a tradition for Kimball students

The student center at the high school was packed, Christmas decor was everywhere and the murmur of excited children about to go on their winter break filled the room at the annual Holiday Festival...

 

Christmas Special: Many local businesses decorate for Christmas

Kimball is a town that really enjoys doing things well in the Christmas cheer arena. The hard work begins with the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce, which promotes shopping locally plus...

 

City 'fortunate' to have landfill; changes are ahead

One man's trash is another man's treasure. However, sometimes that trash is still just trash and that means someone has to take care of it. Kimball is fortunate to have a landfill a mile away from...

 

More than 40 children buy Christmas gifts through 'Shop with a Cop'

Children bundled in coats were ushered into the fire hall before the sun had a chance to rise last Saturday morning. The children and their parents were greeted by warm smiles and a hot breakfast...

 

Christy Warner follows mother's footsteps in serving on city council

One of the newest members of City Council is Christy Warner. She was elected to the position in November. Warner was born and raised in Kimball and her family owns OFP Services. She did leave when...

 

School district budget 'on the right track,' auditor says

The Kimball Board of Education meeting Monday touched on the use of funding for the benefit of the district. The district was audited by Rauner & Associates. Julie Peetz, of Rauner & Associates, presented that the district had a deficit of $166,153....

 

'Manor Tree' spurs Christmas gift giving to local seniors

Upon entering Points West Bank in Kimball, one will see a display of small silver gift boxes topped with bows. These boxes are a part of the Manor Tree program the bank is hosting. During the...

 

New mayor, city council members sworn in

The Dec. 2 Kimball City Council meeting brought in a new mayor and council members while other said their farewells. The meeting was called to order by then-Mayor James Schnell. Schnell presented an...

 

Brower honored, Kimball County Commissioners look at road conditions

Kimball County Commissioner Larry Brower was honored at the Dec. 2 meeting. Brower was awarded a plaque for his 20 years of service. Kimball County Highway Superintendent Dave Hottell asked the commissioners if they had heard any complaints about...

 

Public works board discusses trees, bulk water rates

The Kimball board of public works discussed various upkeep projects during its Nov. 25 meeting. One topic of discussion was the growth of trees in the city. Many trees in the city are growing at a...

 

Chamber has various 'fun' activities planned for December

The month of December is a festive time of year, and the Kimball-Banner Chamber of Commerce and its members have some contests planned to keep everyone on their toes this holiday season. The chamber has a couple fun and creative ideas for getting...

 

'Quarter Store' is once again open for business

With so many in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season, it Is no wonder that children along with adults want to get in on the giving action. Thanks to the Bushnell Calvary United Methodist...

 

Kimball cheerleaders take 5 trophies at Ventura Dance Invite

The Kimball sports seasons tends to be flooded with the excitement that surrounds football, basketball and volleyball, just to name a few sports. However, in the hustle and bustle of the "Longhorn...

 

Kimball Health Services may seek a change in affiliation

The Kimball County Commissioners heard from Kimball Health Services about its affiliation agreements at a lengthy meeting held Nov. 18. Ken Hunter, CEO of Kimball Health Services, along with Jim Cederburg, Chairman of the Kimball County Hospital Boar...

 

Council hears update on event center roof, awards Keno funds

The Kimball city council received an update on the event center roof at its Nov. 18 meeting. After the meeting was called to order the current business included Keno grant applications from both the chamber of commerce as well as Shop with a Cop....

 

Locals have photos displayed at Main Street Market

Photographs that represent the community is what Panhandle Coop wanted for its photo contest held over the spring and summer. That is what they got. Anyone in the area was welcome to enter so long as...

 

America Recycles event combines fun, education for children

The lords and ladies of Kimball were encouraged to attend this year's America Recycles event at Mary Lynch Elementary held last Friday. The elementary school eco club, which has played a big role in...

 

Those with gambling issues can get help locally

Gambling can be a fun recreational pasttime and proves to benefit the community in different ways. However, due to the nature of gambling, the risk and the possibility of reward, some people become addicted. Three percent of Nebraskans have a...

 

Veterans honored at Tuesday ceremony

There was a low rumble of chatter in the High School auditorium Tuesday - the kind of rumble that can be associated with many of Kimball’s community events. This event was different in that...

 

Several local law enforcement officials are veterans

Veterans pepper careers of all kinds throughout the country. One career in particular where a lot of veterans can be found in the law enforcement field. The Kimball Police Department has three officers who are veterans. They are Captain Andy Bremer,...

 

City council discusses landfill, event center roof

The Kimball City Council discussed ongoing projects at its Nov. 4 meeting. Mayor James Schnell introduced the first topic for discussion, which was the landfill’s permit renewal. City Administrator Daniel Ortiz talked about the recent inspection...

 

Anderson-Faden, Engstrom win county races; Prunty is new mayor

Daria Anderson-Faden and Larry Engstrom won election to the Kimball County Commission, and Keith Prunty will be the new mayor of the City of Kimball after Tuesday's midterm election. The proposed tax...

 

Glenn: Attitude is everything

A month ago the Kimball High School civics class received $6,000 in KENO funds to bring motivational speaker and best selling author Sam Glenn to Kimball. On Oct. 30 in the high school auditorium,...

 

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