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Articles from the June 25, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

Kimball teen seriously injured in Monday wreck

A Kimball County teen was seriously injured in an accident Monday night. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Kimball County Dispatch received a call of an accident from an unidentified passerby on County Road 48 north of town. According to...

 

HOG HERDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

Lacey Klinkhammer, left, and Monica Wasielewski show their hogs as part of the 13th annual FFA Alumni Progress Show held over the weekend at the county fairgrounds. The annual event had competitors...

 
 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 Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Wallin keeps Relay For Life going in Kimball County

Though she won her personal fight, Fran Wallin has continued battling cancer for more than a decade. Diagnosed in November of 2001, Wallin had just completed treatment when her friend Carolyn Brown...

 
 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...

 

Unemployment steady in Kimball, slightly improved in Banner

Unemployment numbers remained steady in Kimball County for May while Banner County’s numbers improved by a half percent in numbers released by the Nebraska Department of Labor late last week. Kimball County’s unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for...

 

City receives grant money for drug dog

Kimball Police Captain and canine handler Andy Bremer kneels next to the department's first K9, Xana. Xana became a possibility for the department due in large part to a grant from the Union Pacific...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

City continues push on property clean up

The City of Kimball and the Kimball City Council have been making an attempt once again to clean up properties in town. Letters were recently sent to residents regarding junk or abandoned vehicles, nuisance properties, excessive junk and properties...

 

College Corner: UNL

Four local students were named to the dean’s list or honor roll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring 2015 semester. Qualification for the dean’s list varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the honor roll for undeclared...

 
 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 Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

All-Class Reunion seeks volunteers

“A good problem to have.” That is what Kim Baliman said regarding the lack of available motel rooms over the July 4 weekend in Kimball She is expecting more than 500 to attend the Kimball All-Class Reunion and she is asking anyone with spare...

 

Farm Service Agency county committee nominations underway

Kimball County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Robert J. Nagel announced that county committee election nominations began June 15. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 25, 2015

Container gardening gaining popularity among those with smaller spaces

Gardeners around the world can barely contain the excitement of container gardening, which has gained popularity in recent years as an attractive and easy alternative to large garden beds for a number of reasons. The movement towards movable gardens...

 

Library offers new NebraskAccess resources

Kimball Public Library, in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, offers a wealth of online information through NebraskAccess at nebraskaccess.nebraska.gov. As of July 1, Nebraska residents will have access to a refreshed lineup of 15...

 

A LOOK BACK: A mobile home on the street

This Henry Stahla mobile home doubles as a Farmer's Day parade float during the event many years ago....

 

Show time at the Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show

The Kimball FFA Alumni held its 13 annual progress show over the weekend for cattle, hogs and lambs. The grand champion for hogs was Ethan Marker, while the reserve champion was Liz Marker. The grand...

 

Revving up the CarBowl - Melodrama on tap now as part of Potter CarBowl

Between veterans and rookies, locals from the Potter area have worked together to bring the wild west to life for the town's annual melodrama. This year, "Is There a Doctor In The House?," will be...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 25, 2015

It's a Greenwood win at the Father's Day Scramble

The father and sons trio of Kenny Greenwood, Jeffery Greenwood, and Jordan Greenwood captured the championship of this year's Four Winds Father's Day Three Person Golf Scramble held this past... Full story

 

SHOWING CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

The Panhandle Co-op garage in Kimball was packed with customers, who were overflowing onto the lawn on Friday, June 19. More than 250 patrons were served during the customer appreciation barbecue,...

 

Fun and learning at BioBlitz

BioBlitz was held June 19 at Oliver Reservoir. The vent, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, allowed those who participated to learn about various parts of the local environment and...

 

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