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Articles from the August 11, 2016 edition

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 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 11, 2016

BOE accepts $162K reappraisal contract

A potential $3 million correction was reviewed at the Tax Equalization Review Committee (TERC) and returned to Kimball with just a $1.8 million correction. Kimball County Assessor Sherry Winstrom updated the Board of Equalization (BOE) about the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

Responsibility required to curb roaming pets

Safe spaces to walk in Kimball seem to be in short supply as more and more local walkers are taking to Facebook to complain about errant dogs. Complaints range from the approach of an unknown dog to...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 11, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson, 20, son of Kerry and Jeri, and a 2015 Kimball High graduate will be starting his second year of college at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in less than two weeks. He is studying...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

Council scrutinizes dire budget, considers listing Event Center

The recent Kimball City Council budget workshop began nearly 30 minutes late as city employees made copies of the budget for more than 30 citizens in attendance. With a budget shortfall of approximate...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 11, 2016

Commissioners work through varied agenda

Sheila Newell, County Zoning Administrator updated the board on the county zoning project and notified commissioners that Aug. 16 is the final hearing for zoning in the City of Kimball at the regular Board of County Commissioner’s meeting on Aug....

 

LTTE: Chamber choices are disappointing

I was sadly disappointed to read the story on the direction of the Chamber. I mean no offense to anyone but I am having a hard time seeing any benefit in dropping so many programs that brought good to our community. I realize that the coloring contes...

 

LTTE: Striving towards homeostasis

In the midst of all the confusion surrounding money to support Kimball County, I thought of “The story of B” by Daniel Quinn. In this book the author talks about how a group of animals survived depending on the amount of sustainable resources...

 

Raves, rants and reality

I have a really interesting RANT this week. I actually had another rant all prepared in my head and then a little mouse told me that a certain city official was out at the dump, going thru trash, taking pictures and complaining about how a local fami...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

KPD warns citizens of ongoing phone scams

Scammers are at it again, targeting the elderly population in Kimball, according to the Kimball Police Department. Katherine Terrill, longtime KPD dispatcher, said that between her department and the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office more than 30...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    August 11, 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 Tonia Copeland    News    August 11, 2016

Police Department now five officers strong

Kimball Police chief Darren Huff is expecting more budget cuts to come in his department as the City of Kimball looks at a budget short fall of nearly $100,000. The local Police Department, which is funded solely by property tax, the more stable of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 11, 2016

Brendan Walker standout at Hastings basketball camp

Brendan Walker, son of Bernie and Judy Walker, and a Kimball High freshman this fall, had a standout basketball camp held at the Hastings College facility in late July. The all around young athlete,...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 11, 2016

Kimball Hospital Foundation scramble huge success

The 25th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic held this past Sunday at the Four Winds Golf Course was termed "A huge success" by Kerry Ferguson, the man in charge. A total of 28...

 

APA Pool League Crowns Champions

Several local poolplayers and teams were recently recognized for winning the Spring Session APA Pool Leagues. Claiming the Wednesday 8-Ball title was Troubleshooters from Kim Bowl in Kimball including (photo at left, l to r) Terri Broussard, Brandi...

 

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