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Articles from the July 21, 2016 edition

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 By Aleta Pearson    News    July 21, 2016

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

On July 14, Vista Villa held their 2nd annual Ice Cream Social. Doubling last year's numbers, approximately 55 people delighted in the sweet afternoon treat. Vista Villa sponsored the function but...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 21, 2016

Board of Equalization to finalize decisions July 25

Kimball County Zoning Administrator Sheila Newell questioned the validity of assessments made on several Kimball County properties when the Kimball County Board of Equalization heard tax valuation protests. A total of 18 protests were heard, many...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 21, 2016

Pokemon Go encourages activity and safety

Pokemon Go, a new location-based, augmented reality game, has people out of the house and exploring new places in search of the fictional characters with mystical powers. Not since the introduction...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 21, 2016

Ongoing investigation nets one suspect in custody and a recovered vehicle

One suspect is in custody and the Kimball Police Department continues to investigate recent burglaries and vandalism. According to Kimball Police Captain Andy Bremer, while the investigation is...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 21, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Cadence Temple

A love for books goes beyond a career for Kimball's newest librarian, as when she has a day off from the Kimball Public Library, Cadence Temple will wander around books stores "just to be around...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 21, 2016

Superintendent proudly announces district is fully staffed

Staffing for Kimball Public Schools was expected to be difficult this year, but Superintendent Marshall Lewis proudly informed the Kimball Board of Education at their July 11 meeting that "We are...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 21, 2016

Panhandle mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile Virus

A mosquito pool in the Nebraska Panhandle has recently tested positive for West Nile Virus according to a Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) news release. West Nile virus is spread when mosquitoes feed on an infected bird. The mosquito can then...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    July 21, 2016

Hope for community garden has gone to seed

Jack and Gloria Cook have been enjoying the Community Garden for the past eight or nine years. For the Cooks, it's not just a way to produce their own food, it is fun and good exercise. Jack feels tha...

 

Dale "Arkie" F. Pruett

Dale "Arkie" F. Pruett, 75, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, July 18, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 21, 2016

Incoming KPS staff is excited for 2016-17

Kimball students may not yet be ready for the beginning of the school year, but Kimball Public Schools is already preparing, having hired eight new teachers and a new school nurse with a great mix of familiar and new faces. The one non-teaching...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    July 21, 2016

European classic motorcyclists' tour stops for bite in Kimball

Eighteen riders from Swizerland, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands stopped in for a late lunch on July 11th at the Kimball Pizza Hut. Among the riders was editor in chief of Wheelies Magazine and...

 

Letter to the editor

I wish to let the community know what a great restaurant and important business they have in The Diner. I moved to town recently and eat at The Diner often because my house is not ready yet. The food is always delicious, I am blown away by the food....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 21, 2016

Local VFW post struggles to remain operational

Waning interest in the local Veteran’s of Foreign War (VFW) Chapter has officials questioning whether it should remain open. Post 2243 Commander, Joe Hernandez, an 86 year old Korean War veteran, informed the Nebraska State VFW Quartermaster, John...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    July 21, 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...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 21, 2016

KCSO deputy completes training, now certified

There’s a new sheriff in town, or rather, a new Certified Deputy Investigator. Anthony Osborn began working for the Kimball Sheriff’s Department in August of 2015. He attended the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island from...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    July 21, 2016

Lightening and wind cause multiple fires

The Kimball Volunteer Firemen were unusually busy this past weekend as five calls came in over the two days. All but one of the fires were due to dry grass caused by the high temperatures of the past...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    July 21, 2016

Huge sendoff for Husker freestyle champ Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs, University of Nebraska wrestling champion is headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio and Kimball's own Shawn Nagel was in Lincoln for the big sendoff. Burroughs, a three-time All Americ...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 21, 2016

Jock Talk

Let’s talk Golf. Right now golf is about all I have to report on, and not a lot of golf happenings. The Kimball Hospital Foundation 25th Annual Four Person Scramble is coming up August 6th and this is your chance to have a lot of fun and support a...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    July 21, 2016

Riding bikes and changing lives, one home at a time

For eight years the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure organization has gathered hundreds of people throughout the country in groups of volunteers who come to ride bikes together and help change lives...

 

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