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Articles from the May 26, 2016 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 26, 2016

Council considers unsafe buildings, excess property and the Event Center

An unsafe building that plagued the City of Kimball for the last year was moved off of the registry for such properties, and pending litigation over the matter was dismissed, with approval from the...

 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,...


KKB embraces and appreciates volunteers as community partnerships continue to grow

Keep Kimball Beautiful (KKB) has cultivated a number of community partnerships in our efforts to impact the local environmental education/stewardship, provide opportunity for recycling, honor nature spaces and promote our community. The Keep Kimball...

 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...


Susan M. Calise

Susan M. Calise, 72, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Monday, May 9, 2016. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Burial was held in...


Larry Woken, Jr.

Larry Woken, Jr., 86, of Ogallala and formerly of Bushnell, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Great Plains Health in North Platte. Larry was born August 13, 1929, in Aneta, North Dakota, to Ethel (Bruhn) and Larry Woken, Sr. After his father’s death,...

 By Larry Nelson    News    May 26, 2016

Veterans History Project

In 1962, there weren’t many jobs to be had. A young man who had quit school might not get a job if there was one to be had. Walter Cummings (Walt) had wanted to help out at his Grandparent’s farm and didn’t consider school so important so he...

 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... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 26, 2016

Jaden Withrow state triple jump champion

Jaden Withrow had a season best triple jump at the right time resulting in a Class C, triple jump, state championship at Omaha Burke Stadium this past Friday! The talented Kimball High junior sailed o...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 26, 2016

Jock Talk

The 2016 Kimball High track season is over with the completion of the State meet held this past weekend. The highlight story is of course Kimball High’s Jaden Withrow winning a gold medal in the Class C triple jump and a fourth place in the long...


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