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Fun for everyone at the 2018 Farmer's Day

Kimball will be bursting with activity this weekend as the Farmer’s Day committee has planned lots of family friendly and fun activities for celebrants of all ages. Though the official day is Saturday, Sept. 29, the fun begins on Friday with the...

 

Prepare for disaster

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This is the theme of 2018 National Preparedness Month, which is observed each September. September is a perfect time to learn lifesaving skills, such as first aid and CPR, according to the official NPM...

 

Childs found guilty of repeated harassment

According to court documents, on May 17, 2018, 90 year-old Mary James of Dix, placed a harassment protection order on Kenneth Childs of Dix, for harassment that has been taking place for some time, according to James. Court proceedings for a...

 

Hear the Historic Hotel story on Farmer's Day

A small light will shine in the memory of the Wheat Growers Hotel this coming Farmers Day weekend, with a bit of history from former owner Ed Avila. This opportunity will give residents of Kimball a chance to hear the many different stories of the...

 

Meet the Force

The City of Kimball will provide interested citizens with an opportunity to meet the local police force on Oct. 4 from 5 – 6 p.m at the Eagles in downtown Kimball. Police officers that are expected at the even include Kimball Police Chief Andy...

 

Underpass project progresses to bidding

Mayor's have come and gone, council members and city administrators too, but the underpass renovation project remains. The underpass renovation project has been discussed in Kimball for more than 15...

 

District focuses on auditorium renovation

The Kimball Board of Education considered additional renovation to the Harry E. McNees Auditorium, built in the 60s, at the recent board meeting. Part of the renovations have already begun, and been...

 

Commissioners urge caution

Citizens are cautioned to be aware of heavy truck traffic as fall harvest moves into full swing. Kimball County Commissioners discussed the concern with Dave Hottell, Kimball County Roads Superintendent at the recent commissioners meeting on...

 

New downtown business, new look with local grant

A empty building on Second street has a new look and new opportunity at revitalization. Tom Hewitt of Redwing Trading, Custom Knives has taken one of the many grant opportunities from the City of...

 

KPS receives three new route buses

Kimball Public Schools recently received three new route buses to replace aging vehicles. The buses are expected to save the district about 50 percent in fuel costs as well as increase the safety and...

 

Committee focuses on increased activation

Kimball needs more sidewalks, walking trails and biking trails as well as better maintained sidewalks according to the results of a recent assessment by the Kimball Active Living Advisory Committee. The assessment also indicated that many would like...

 

Once a farm kid always a farm kid

Members of Kimball County can begin to look forward to a Bicycle Gravel Race in September of 2019. Kimball County former resident Jon Heidemann former Professional Cyclist has decided with the help of his wife Anna Lisa to bring a Gravel Race to...

 

Potter man arrested following 7 hour standoff

A former Kimball man arrested in Cheyenne County following a seven hour stand-off with law enforcement. A string of burglaries in eastern Cheyenne County lead Cheyenne County law enforcement to...

 

Nolting enjoyed D.C. experience

Tim Nolting, Kimball County Commissioner, was elected secretary of the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) in 2017-18 and was selected to attend the National Association of County Officials Convention in Nashville, Tenn. in July. “It wa...

 

Rail Spur money still waits at the ready

Where is the money? Kimball residents and those in neighboring communities are again questioning where the rail spur project money is and how it will be used. Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean, along with Mayor Keith Prunty and City Treasurer...

 

Local 4-H club supports Chair-ity

The Kimball Highpoint 4-H Club is participating in the Chair-ity Art Event through West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff. It is a Painted Chair Fundraiser to benefit Soroptimist International of...

 

Kimball County Manor hosts an ice cream social to show appreciation

Kimball public servants were invited to the Kimball County Manor for an ice cream social on Thursday, Sept. 6. Invited were the Kimball Police Department and the Kimball County Commissioners. As an...

 

Kimball Lion's Club helps screen students for sight and hearing concerns

The Kimball Lions Club conducted their yearly Hearing and Vision Screening last week for the students at Mary Lynch Elementary and Kimball Jr./Sr. High School. The screening is a free service offered...

 

2018 Potter Days

Another annual Potter Days came to an end over Labor Day weekend. For the results of the parade it was St Paul's Lutheran Church in first place in the Church category with Prairie West Church in...

 

Potter Days Royalty crowned

Potter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsor the annual Potter Days Queen competition with three seniors at Potter-Dix High School. Vote ballots were sent to residents of Potter and Dix via mail and were...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    September 6, 2018

Stolen property recovered in Colorado

On or about August 20, 2018, a camper trailer and several other items were stolen from Oliver Reservoir, 10 miles west of Kimball, according to recently released records from the Kimball County...

 

Council declared properties blighted and substandard

Kimball City Council examined a number of properties at their Aug. 21 meeting and declared the addition of three areas to the substandard and blighted property list. Properties recently considered...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 30, 2018

Kimball proudly honors veterans with permanent memorial

Flags fly high at Kimball's Gotte Park with the completion of phase one of the Veteran's Memorial, a project two years in the making. On Monday, Aug. 27, citizens gathered with community leaders,...

 

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