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Articles from the July 23, 2015 edition

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 By John Verser    News    July 23, 2015

Commissioners send warning to vets service committee

The Kimball County Commissioners voted to send a warning to the county’s veterans service committee at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled commissioners meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted to have board attorney Audrey Elliott draft a letter...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 23, 2015

3 designs shown for underpass

Three new design options for Kimball's historic underpass were showcased for more than 20 citizens at an open house Tuesday, July 14, at the Kimball Event Center. More than a dozen engineers,...

 

THE GOLD MINER'S DAUGHTER

Several cast members of the Potter-Dix Children's Theater perform the song "King of the Road" during Friday's performance of the play, "The Gold Miner's Daughter," at the historic American Legion...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 23, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: County shuttle wins award, provides affordable transportation

No taxi, no problem. Kimball has something even better, not to mention cheaper - the award-winning Kimball County Shuttle. While attending a new manager training, LouAnn Gawith accepted an award for...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    July 23, 2015

Veterans History Project: Everett L. Kelley

Everett L. Kelley of Kimball did his part in the effort to help bring down the Nazi regime in World War II. At the tender age of eighteen, he knew the Selective Service would be after him. He made his way to the U.S. Army recruiter’s office in...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 23, 2015

Illinois man dies in I-80 crash

A one vehicle accident west of Bushnell on Interstate 80 cost an Illinois man his life. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, on Thursday, July 16, Joseph Geeting, 43, of Rockford, Ill., veered off the interstate in a 2015 Peterbilt, owned by Cold...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 23, 2015

School breakfast, lunch prices to see slight increase in 2015-16

The cost to feed students at Kimball schools was raised at the regular board meeting for the Kimball Board of Education held July 13. “Again we try to slowly creep towards our free and reduced amount,” Superintendent Marshall Lewis said. “This...

 

Clara Ann Nelson

Clara Ann Nelson, 94, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Funeral services for Clara Ann will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

Donna Mae Johnson

Donna Mae Johnson, 76 of Potter, died Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2015 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 27, in the Prairie W...

 

Alice V. Jones

Alice V. Jones, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, July 10, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27, at the Kimball Cemetery with Sister Anne Hall...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 23, 2015

Veterans service committee talks budget, commissioners

The Kimball County Veterans Service Committee looked at budgetary concerns and talked about recent issues with the county commissioners at a special-called meeting last Thursday afternoon. The meeting was also attended by county commissioner Daria...

 

RECEIPTS FOR CASH PROGRAM

Kimball Main Street Market presented Keep Kimball Beautiful with a check for $1,000 from the Receipts for Cash program. Spud Rowley, representing KKB, accepted the check from Reese Hays,...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 23, 2015

Ambulance service has high number of June calls

The Kimball County Ambulance Service had its busiest month in a long time, the Kimball County Commissioners were told at Tuesday’s meeting. “We had a very, very, very active June,” said Carla Goranson, county ambulance director. “I’d have...

 

FSA announces disaster designation for Kimball County

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Manager Roger Joekel announced Tuesday that Kimball County is one of six Nebraska counties designated as contiguous natural disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides...

 

Johnson, Thurin receive High West scholarships

PINE BLUFFS, Wyo. – July 13 – High West Energy has announced the recipients of its 2015 college scholarships. High West Energy’s scholarship award program was created to encourage and assist in the educational pursuits of the co-op’s members...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 23, 2015

Nebraska junior amateur golf officials praise Kimball course

The 47th Nebraska Junior Amateur Golf Championship along with the 15th Nebraska Girls Amateur Championship was held at the Kimball Four Winds Golf Course this past week and when all was said and...

 

Scenes from The Gold Miner's Daughter' at the P-D Children's Theater

Children in the Potter-Dix Children's Theater perform a song during Friday night's performance of "The Gold Miner's Daughter" at the historic American Legion Hall in Potter. The eighth annual event,...

 

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