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  • New City Strategic Plan Put In Place

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 27, 2024

    After two public hearings, the Kimball City Council voted to approve and adopt the new zoning ordinance and the new comprehensive plan at the June 18 meeting. John Shepherd from Marvin Planning said they had been working with the City of Kimball and the planning commission for over a year, updating the comprehensive plan and zoning regulations. Marvin Planning held a town hall meeting, conducted surveys and got people’s opinions to develop the plans. According to Shepherd, the comprehensive plan is the strategic plan for the city, and it is the...

  • Roadwork Begins Near Clean Harbors Apartments, Other Areas

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 27, 2024

    Two bids were accepted by the Kimball City Council on June 18 for a chip seal project and concrete repair projects. Areas affected include the site of the new Clean Harbors apartments. The chip seal project includes parts of High School, Marion and Cedar streets, while the concrete repair projects include the 7th and Vista intersection, 6th Street pavement repair near Chestnut, and Evergreen pavement repairs near 8th Street. Timing was perfect for the 7th and Vista intersection project because the sewer and water lines for the Clean Harbor...

  • City Takes On Sewer Projects

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 13, 2024

    A construction bid from Anderson-Shaw Construction totaling $473,569 for two sewer extension projects on Nadine Street (a duplex) and 7th Street (Clean Harbors apartments) was denied by the City Council due to concerns about the cost at the June 4 Kimball City Council meeting. Olson Engineering, the city’s engineering firm, recommended that the council deny the bid for the sewer extensions. It was decided that the City of Kimball could handle the project internally at a much lower cost. Estimates of the costs for doing it internally were e...

  • NEW HOUSING IN PLACE

    Jun 6, 2024

    Work began May 30 to set Clean Harbors apartments on their foundations across from Kimball County Manor in Kimball. Manor residents anxiously watched the progress and provided a variety of opinions on the process and method. Clean Harbors sponsored an ice cream social for their neighbors at the manor as the new apartments were put in place....

  • All-Class Reunion Back On Radar

    Daria Anderson-Faden|May 2, 2024

    Plans are being made for the Kimball Longhorn All-School Reunion to occur next year after a decade absence. Set aside July 4, 5 and 6 of 2025 to renew old friendships and start new relationships. Chairperson Kim Baliman is thrilled to see the diverse representation from all age groups, ensuring that everyone's voice is heard and the event is a true reflection of our community. Events that have been considered are numerous and include a 4th of July parade, car show, wine tasting, softball tourney...

  • New Housing Taking Shape, Debated

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Apr 24, 2024

    The Kimball City Council conducted six public hearings at its Tuesday, April 16, meeting. The hearings were to subdivide and rezone three specific areas destined for new housing. The Lighthouse subdivision, owned by Clean Harbors, Inc., located west of Highway 71 and south of Kimball’s Ninth Street, was re-platted and rezoned to include a mix of single-family and multifamily districts. The only comment received was from council candidate Austin Garner. He said that “there was a missed opportunity” because a park and a walking trail shoul...

  • CLEAN HARBORS EMPLOYEE APARTMENTS ARRIVE

    Mar 28, 2024

    Some of the new apartments for Clean Harbors Environmental Services employees have arrived and are waiting on the east side of Kimball for ground work to be completed at their final destination by Paul Reed Construction. These apartments will be located across the street from Kimball County Manor. Clean Harbors is involved with multiple developments in Kimball to accommodate employees being hired to meet its expansion needs....

  • MORE DEVELOPMENT RELATED TO CLEAN HARBORS

    Mar 14, 2024

    Preparations are being made for the construction of apartments across the street from Kimball County Manor, top center, for employees of expanding Clean Harbors Environmental Services. The lots were leveled and infrastructure has been installed. The premanufactured units should be arriving soon, and expectations are that the 16 units will be ready for occupancy sometime in May. There are eight one-bedroom rentals, four two-bedroom units, and 4-three bedroom units planned....

  • HOUSING ARRIVES FOR CLEAN HARBORS EXPANSION

    Feb 29, 2024

    New housing is taking shape in Kimball to accommodate new hires needed for the major Clean Harbors expansion. In addition to other residential growth that Clean Harbors is backing locally, the environmental services giant has contracted with a company to bring mobile homes into Kimball. Stahla's Trailer Park, above, is the sight of 25 such new mobile homes that are being set up and prepared as rentals....

  • Gov. Pillen's Other Business In Kimball

    Daria Anderson-Faden, THe Observer|Feb 29, 2024

    Gov. Pillen arrived in Kimball for the Kimball Health Services hospital ribbon cutting on Monday, Feb 26, but he also tended to other business. The governor and his entourage landed on the newly resurfaced Kimball Municipal Airport runway 10/28 and found the landing was incredible. The resurfacing project recently received a 2023 Project of the Year award from the state. Before the ribbon cutting, Pillen met with KCTS staff and toured Kimball Public Schools. Pillen and members of his Department...

  • Pillen, NDOT Boss To Visit KCTS

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Feb 22, 2024

    Kimball County Transit Service Administrator Christy Warner informed the Kimball County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting that Gov. Jim Pillen and the Nebraska Department of Transportation Director Vicki Kramer will visit the transit service Feb. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Statistics for KCTS also were presented by Warner. Of 33,943 rides for the calendar year 2023, 61% were from Kimball County. Other numbers showed that 8,843 rides were educational and preschool, school or college; 3,690 rides were for employment; 2,086 were deliveries f...

  • Clean Harbors Housing Site Rezoned

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 28, 2023

    After public hearings and agenda items, the Kimball City Council rezoned two properties from single family residential to multi-family residential for a planned Clean Harbors housing developent. At the public hearings, the council heard neighbors of the properties voice concerns about traffic, the number of apartments, and the stipulation that Clean Harbors open the apartments to the general public. The two rezoned tracts directly north of Kimball County Manor were re-plated to one tract. The...

  • Council Debates Gotti Upgrade

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    The discussion on Gotti Park playground equipment and surfacing consumed a significant amount of time at the Kimball City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21. A variety of colors for the playground surfacing were discussed, but no decision was made. Concerns were raised about the heat retention and pricing of the surface. Other suggestions included matching the surface with the red, white and blue structure. A cost difference between the current funds and expenses for the playground...

  • STUDENTS 'SWEEP' UP FOR FOOD Pantry

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 9, 2023

    Main Street Market hosted a wild and intense Supermarket Sweep on Friday, the brainchild of Kimball Jr/Sr High School Principal Danielle Reader to benefit the Kimball Food Pantry. Thirty-two students from Kimball Jr./High School raced, ran, searched and scoured the shelves for the 61 items on the shopping list. Reader explained that "Throughout the years, our school community, comprising both staff and students, has dedicated itself to various endeavors aimed at gathering essential food items...

  • Gasseling: Kimball Health Services CEO

    Oct 12, 2023

    The incoming chief executive officer of Kimball Health Services said she not only recognizes the challenges of being in charge of Kimball's new $43 million hospital, she's ready to meet them head-on. "I am elated for the opportunity the Board of Directors has given me at KHS," said Cassie Gasseling, who takes over as CEO Jan. 17. "We have a great team here who puts patient care first and I look forward to continuing to work with them in a leadership role." A Kansas State University graduate,...

  • TOPPING DAY FOR CLEAN HARBORS

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 12, 2023

    At the "topping" ceremony for Clean Harbors' Kimball expansion, company CEO Eric Gerstenberg said Tuesday that the construction phase of the new Kimball incinerator will be completed by 2024 and the incinerator operational by early 2025. "With the addition of this new incinerator and the jobs it brings, our commitment to Kimball and Western Nebraska will only deepen," he said. "Today is not just about acknowledging a milestone; it is about instituting a brighter and more prosperous future in...

  • Kimball Welcomes Gov. Pillen

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 28, 2023

    Gov. Jim Pillen addressed a group of Kimball County residents on Monday afternoon during a town hall meeting at KCTS headquarters. Pillen said he wants to be the governor of everyone in Nebraska, all Nebraskans. He stressed that Nebraskans all have to live within their means, and a high priority for the state is to be more financially responsible. Pillen explained that four things are what he has focused on throughout his life and continues to focus on as governor: kids, taxes, agriculture and...

  • Korby D. Swantkoski

    Aug 31, 2023

    Korby D. Swantkoski, 57, of Bushnell, died in Kimball on Friday, August 18, 2023. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 16, 2023 at the Sagebrush in Kimball. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view his tribute wall and share stories with the family. Memorials may be given in memory of Korby to the family...

  • Hospital CEO Ken Hunter Retiring

    Aug 24, 2023

    Kimball Health Services CEO Ken Hunter, RN-BSN, plans to retire in January, KHS announced Monday. Hunter, who turned 74 on Aug. 19, has served as CEO at the Kimball hospital and rural health clinic since January of 2011. He served two years as director of nursing at KHS after joining the staff as a night nurse in 2006. Hunter received the prestigious Nebraska Hospital Association's "Caring Kind" award in 2013. The award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion...

  • Visitor Center Site Sold To Big D Oil

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 3, 2023

    After months of negotiations and executive sessions, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Kimball County Commissioners voted to sell the High Point Welcome Center of Western Nebraska property located at 204 South Kimball Boulevard and the adjacent land to Big D Oil Co. of Rapid City, S.D. The selling price was $500,000. Big D Oil’s possible plan is to operate a truck stop at the site. It is a family owned business with 39 retail stores in western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. As for the welcome center’s future, it was not dis...

  • Missile Project Key Dates Discussed

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 27, 2023

    At the Kimball City Council meeting on July 18, City Administrator Annette Brower addressed key issues regarding the missile project. Brower said the Pioneer Camp will be in place in 2024 and the Housing Hub for hundreds of project workers at a time will be built and operational in 2025. The Pioneer Camp will house workers who will construct the hub. In another matter, Mayor John Morrison commented on a story on July 13 front page of the Observer about Hometown Hardware. Referring to a water main break that affected the business, Morrison said...

  • NOW PART OF KIMBALL

    Jul 6, 2023

    Here's a portion of the 150 acres that the City of Kimball annexed on the west side of Highway 71 on the south end of the city. Clean Harbors has acquired a 60-acre, 120-lot section of the land for housing to help accommodate new employees as it expands....

  • Kimball Annexes Land For Housing

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 29, 2023

    Over three days –Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of last week – the Kimball City Council annexed and rezoned 150 acres of land contiguous to the City of Kimball to the south. The council conducted all three readings of the ordinance within the week. On Tuesday evening, the council met for its regular meeting. The first item on the agenda was a public hearing on Ordinance No. 821, the annexation. With no comment from anyone, the council approved the first reading of the ordinance. The planning commission previously approved the annexation. Add...

  • Upgrades Continue At County Courthouse

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    Improvements and upgrades to the Kimball County Courthouse continue as the county commissioners’ previous approval for the purchase and installation of the chiller and boiler are currently happening. Last summer, the chiller quit and the boiler had reached the end of life for such equipment. The commissioners voted on Tuesday, June 20, at their regular meeting to move the ADA handicap-accessible ramp from the north entrance of the courthouse to the east entrance. Estimates have been provided for the move. In addition to the ramp, new parking s...

  • Annexation On City's Front Burner Next Week

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Jun 15, 2023

    The Kimball City Council has two special meetings scheduled for next week to address and possibly approve the annexation of land along Highway 71 south of the city where Clean Harbors proposes a 60-acre, 120-lot housing development to help accommodate added workers due to its expansion. The first meeting is scheduled to begin 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the City Council Chambers. The main item on the agenda is the second reading of Ordinance 821 to annex the land. A public comment period also is on the agenda, but any comments would be for...

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