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 News    June 30, 2022 


Kimball's historic Fraternal Hall was back in business last week as a performance venue. Theatre West presented "The Library in the Lighthouse," a show that Kimball Public Library hosted. Attendance... Full story


'I'm Sick,' Suspected Killer Says In Court

On Tuesday, manslaugher suspect William Shane Serrano appeared in Kimball District Court for a bond review and arraignment. Serrano's plea of not guilty was accepted by the court for all five counts, which include: Count 1 – manslaughter (Class 2A...


Important Issues At Clean Harbors

Two significant matters, one a proposed development and one a permit renewal, are unfolding five miles south of Kimball at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. Clean Harbors has applied to the the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy...



Ten days before he committed suicide at the Union Pacific caboose in downtown Kimball, Nick Gehrig spent 30 minutes walking, talking, and recording his deepest darkest feelings for a social media...


Results In For FFA Progress Show

Here are the Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show results: Grand Champion Swine – Aspyn Jagers Reserver Champion Swine – Hunter Creech Grand Champion Lamb – Kasson Bowman Reserve Champion Lamb ... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    June 30, 2022 

Before The Harvest, Time For Some June & July Fun

Good morning, and here we are in the last week of June. The summer season has just arrived and is slipping away way to fast. I know of some harvest crews that are moving in around the Kimball area, so here before long we will see them here. The... Full story


City Looks At Noise Ordinance

The Kimball City Council is examining a noise control ordinance. On Tuesday, June 21, the council members were supplied with a noise control ordinance from Lincoln, which covers everything from definitions of decibel to motorcycle and muffler... Full story



In addition to using the treadmill, the bicycle and various other machines, Nancy Miller, 83, works out on the Fitness Tree at Kimball Fitness Center. Nancy, who will turn 84 in two months, could... Full story


Kimball, Potter-Dix Shooters Fare Well At State Trap

The Kimball Longhorns trap team state results have been calculated, and awards for the top three individuals in varsity male, junior varsity male and female, and novice male and female have been announced. Area results include Dawsen Monheiser from P...


Kimball Set For Fourth Of July At Gotte, Horseshoe Hill

Kimball will celebrate July 4 with activities at Gotte Park from 10 a.m. to noon on the holiday next Monday. Kimball Connect organized the events, which will include fire truck rides, yard games, balloon animals and a free watermelon feed sponsored...


Julia Shows Her Stuff At Nationals

Kimball’s Dead Eye Shooter Julia Winstrom competed in the 2022 National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship in Camp Perry, Michigan, last week. Julia placed 20th out of 122 shooters on Friday in the National Junior Olympics 3 PAR Championship....



LINCOLN – About $4.3 million in federal grants through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program were awarded this month to two Nebraska airports, – Kimball... Full story


Commissioners Get Hospital Update

Ken Hunter, CEO of Kimball Health Services, updated the Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday about operations and provided some general information on the financial situation of the hospital as...


Line May Change To CO2 From Natural Gas

Information was released Tuesday during the correspondence segment at the regular Kimball County Commissioners meeting that Tall Grass is proposing switching their pipeline from natural gas to CO2. The Tall Grass pipeline runs in the southern...



Students and teachers in the Elite after school program at Mary Lynch Elementary School toured Kimball Main Street Market this month – from the shopping area to backrooms that shoppers rarely see....



Ferdinand the 1,125-pound steer belonging to Kasyn Snyder, 10, above, gets a bath before showtime Sunday at the 19th Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show. Kasyn is a member of the Pleasant View 4-H Club.... Full story


Women's League Tees Off

Kimball Women’s Golf has started its season, and three weeks of golf have been played, with June 15 the fourth week. President of the league, Charlotta Young, has been instrumental in acquiring additional teams and many subs. Twelve teams now play... Full story



Demolition continues this week on the classroom area of the former West Elementary School in preparation for Kimball's new hospital. The work was halted last week while an environmental services crew... Full story


Surplus School Property Available

On Monday evening, Kimball School Board approved a list of surplus property at their regular monthly meeting. The surplus property list includes exercise equipment and 40 interactive whiteboard and...



Saddle bronc rider Kaleigh Mason from Sidney struggles Saturday to keep her balance and stay in the saddle at the Kimball Ranch Rodeo. Kaleigh didn't make the 8 second bell, but she did great for her... Full story



Yard of the Week went to Bonnie Risk at 214 W. 9th St. in Kimball. Bonnie's yard was nominated anonymously but there is nothing anonymous about her beautiful yard and flower area. Bonnie said it has... Full story


Sterkel Wins Ranch Rodeo

The annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo featured two rounds of saddle bronc riding and four ranch rodeo events, with seven teams competing for the title and belt buckles. The crowd was treated to some...



What began as an 4-H activity for an 8-year-old continues today for 17-year-old Kimball High School junior Julia Winstrom. Julia will compete in two national air rifle competitions over the summer,... Full story


Trap Team Takes Aim At State; 10 Qualify For Nationals

The Kimball Longhorns trap team continues to be active in anticipation of trips to state and nationals. This Saturday, 26 Kimball individuals will shoot for state scores along with eight shooters from Potter. They will each shoot 100 rounds. The team...


Demolition Work Begins In Dix

Members of the community of Dix were up in arms about the need to remove a damaged building in downtown Dix, but then demolishment of the structure began Tuesday. The former multistory commercial buil...


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