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Articles from the July 7, 2016 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 7, 2016

And the rockets red glare

The fireworks display that nearly wasn't went off seemingly without a hitch on Monday, July 4, from Horseshoe Hill in Kimball. When the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce ceased collecting...

 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 7, 2016

Kimball County questions diversion

“If you happen see the C.E.O. (John Mentgen) of Regional West,” Kimball County Commissioner, Daria Faden said during last week’s commissioners meeting, “you might ask him, why are you (RWMC) on diversion?” As a commissioner, Faden serves on...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 7, 2016

As one company leaves, another takes its place

As Kimball loses one business, another one is ready to open its doors...almost. Kimball Distribution NOW site, formerly Challenger Industries has been closed down. According to Aaron Cook, branch manager in Kimball, the company purchased three...

 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 7, 2016

Where are they now: Cristina Moore

Editor's note: This new weekly feature, titled 'Where are they now?,' will serve as a weekly look at the current lives of former residents of the area who have moved on. From the halls of Kimball...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 7, 2016

Nebraska's oldest Lion's Club assembles packages to be distributed by emergency workers

The local Lion's Club is assembling care packages for children facing trauma, such as a vehicle accident, house fire or removal from their home. These packages are distributed to the Fire Department,...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 7, 2016

SPNRD Community Forestry Program encourages replacing sick and dead trees

As the City of Kimball begins to send out letters regarding dead and overgrown trees, the South Platte Natural Resources District offers some assistance through the Community Forestry Program....

 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 7, 2016

Microburst damages property but caused no injuries were reported

The City of Kimball, Kimball Police Department and the Kimball County Sheriff's Office as well as local Emergency Management were busy following the June 28 storm that caused severe damage to several...


Donna J. Barrett

Donna J. Barrett, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in...

 By Larry Nelson    News    July 7, 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....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 7, 2016

Jock Talk

I hope everybody had a Happy 4th of July and now it is back to work, or whatever. I ate way too much good food, watched the fireworks the Kimball Fire Department put on, played a round of golf with my grandson, and otherwise took it easy. Not a lot...


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