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Articles from the August 13, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 13, 2015

Storm causes damage, flooding in Kimball County

More than 6 inches of rain in about half an hour wreaked havoc Monday night in Kimball County, according to Kimball County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Loy. The event began with light rain early Monday...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 13, 2015

Man dies days after hanging himself in county jail

Earliest reports that Jesus Estrada-Perez died while incarcerated at the Kimball County Jail were incorrect, but he later died after attempting to take his own life. Estrada-Perez, 28, died last week...

 

Fun at the Kimball-Banner Fair

Both mother and daughter, Erika, right, and McKayla Loy are all smiles as they head around the arena during the pee wee division of "barrel racing" last Wednesday at the Kimball-Banner County Fair....

 
 By John Verser    News    August 13, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Jones looking for Banner year as new principal

Charles Jones is looking for a banner year in his new position, and is happy to be closer to home. The veteran educator officially started his job as principal at Banner County School on Aug. 3....

 
 By John Verser    News    August 13, 2015

Commissioners could contract weed superintendent services

The Kimball County Commissioners discussed the possibility of moving its weed superintendent services to contract services at its Aug. 4 meeting. Dave Hottell, county highway and weed superintendent, said major changes need to be made in order to con...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 13, 2015

City continues maintenance, upgrades at power plant

Recent maintenance updates at the power plant in Kimball have sparked community interest in the inner workings of the facility. City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, Kimball power plant supervisor Lance...

 

Banner County man dies in tractor accident

A Banner County man died last week after his tractor ran over him. Brad Cross, 60, of rural Harrisburg, was on the ground trying to start his tractor last Wednesday when it started and ran over him. It is reported that he died instantly. The...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 13, 2015

Council approves bid to close, cap landfill cell

The Kimball City Council approved a bid from local company Z & S Construction to close and cap the cell at the Kimball landfill during its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The board approved the bid with the caveat that bond insurance will...

 

Working on the crosswalk

A city crew that included, from left, Lance Terrill from the power plant, Jim Shoup from the street department, Marshall Lewis, Kimball Public Schools Superintendent, Mary Lynch Elementary principal...

 

Bridge work slated to begin Monday on Potter Link

Weather permitting, bridge work is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 17 on L-17B, Potter Link, in Cheyenne County, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Simon Contractors and Subsidiaries of Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the $533,925 contract....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 13, 2015

Kimball Municipal Airport building 6 new hangars

Kimball City Council approved a request from the local Airport Authority Board’s chairman Jason Lockwood for increased funds this year. The request for more than $45,000 came at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The total funding would...

 

Scenes from the 2015 Kimball-Banner County Fair

Exhibitors of all stripes had a busy week at the annual Kimball-Banner County Fair last week showing off their animals and various projects. The annual event also hosted concerts, a rodeo and more....

 

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