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Articles from the June 30, 2016 edition

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Fun in the Sun

It's time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the lake. Whatever people have planned, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants them...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016

Funny Money: Counterfeits no laughing matter

Counterfeit money is being circulated in Kimball according to a recent news release from Kimball Police chief Darren Huff. Initially, Huff said Points West Bank identified phony bills on several occasions and contacted the police to report them. Howe...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 30, 2016

Burgled and vandalized

Burglars and vandals have broken into at least two Kimball businesses this past week. "This is a very sensitive case and we are not at a point to comment in detail at this time," Kimball Chief of...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    June 30, 2016

County board balks at appraisal costs

Kimball County Assessor Sherry Winstrom again proposed a county-wide third-party reassessment of all Kimball County properties to the Board of Equalization on Tuesday, June 21. At a previous BOE meeting Winstrom noted that as she worked on the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016

Council reviews long overdue update

The Kimball City Council received and reviewed the updated Comprehensive Plan from Hanna:Keelan and Associates, along with amended zoning maps and a housing study at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21. “Our last comprehensive plan was...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016

Abatements continue and an agreement reached

Kimball City Council discussed, and ultimately approved, in open meeting on Tuesday, June 23, a nuisance abatement agreement with Mike Schadegg for properties located on south Oak Street and west...

 

Minnie L. Lebruska

Minnie L. Lebruska, 106, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Burial...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016

P.E.O. Chapter hosts 3rd Annual Kimball Garden Walk

Kimball’s P.E.O. members invite the public to attend the third annual Kimball Garden Walk for a refreshing change of scenery, as well as refreshments, a chance for door prizes and most importantly, to raise funds used to further women’s...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 30, 2016

Campers asked to register at ORRA

Galen Wittrock, assistant manager of the South Platte Natural Resources District, hopes to point out new SPNRD signage at Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area west of Kimball. Signs have been erected at...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 30, 2016

Missoula Children's Theatre offers youth theatrical opportunity

From a break down in Montana to the bright stage lights in Kimball, the Missoula Children’s Theater has come a long way. In the summer of 1970 unemployed actor, Jim Caron was traveling from Chicago to Oregon for a friend’s wedding when his...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 30, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 

13th Annual Ribs and More cookoff winners

RIBS - First: Mitch Brown, Second: Mike Sellers, Third: Jowain Sherman PIES - First: Penny Merryfield, Second: Penny Merryfield, Third: Johanna Hottell CORNBREAD - First: Fatima Lafoya, Second: Penny...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 30, 2016

Jock Talk

A huge weekend for the Kimball Recreation Area! With the Andy Shaw 10th Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament going on both Saturday and Sunday, and the annual TeamMates Golf Tournament taking place onSaturday, the area was alive with activity. It was so...

 

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