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 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 2, 2018

Council hears harvest concern

With harvest nearing completion in the area, harvesters are likely heading out of town, but their stay in Kimball this year differed greatly from years past, City Administrator, Dan Dean, reported to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 2, 2018

School Board considers VALTS program changes and requirements

The Kimball Board of Education reviewed, and updated the student, parent and staff handbook at their regular meeting on Monday, July 16. As part of this process, High School principal Eugene Hanks added a section for the VALTS (Valley Alternative...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

Has Kimball gone to the cats?

Stray cats have wreaked havoc in communities across the nation and Kimball is no exception. A public outcry for a solution is being addressed by the City of Kimball, though there are no regulations or ordinances pertaining to cats. According to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

100 years of Blue Jeans and Family Dreams

Kimball and Banner Counties will be celebrating 100 years of Blue Jeans and Family Dreams during the 2018 Kimball-Banner County Fair, August 6 – 14. As in years past, the fair will begin with the Fashion Revue and clothing judging at the 4-H...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Friends and Neighbors: Dr. Elizabeth Owens

Kimball Public Schools hired a new superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Owens, formerly of Virginia. Her ancestors have been in Virginia for over 400 years. After growing up on a farm near the Appalachian...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 26, 2018

Kimball Transit seeking grants, debuts bus wrap

According to Kimball County Commissioner, Daria Anderson-Faden, the Kimball County Manor announced the opening of two new spas, anyone can call and make an appointment for a low cost. A public hearing was held to receive comments for or against a...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 26, 2018

Summer school to end Aug. 3

Jump Start to the School Year, is now underway at Kimball Public Schools. The summer school session started Monday, July, 23 for students enrolled in Kindergarten through eighth grade. “We moved summer school until later this year for more of a...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

From summer sealing to winter plowing - City talks streets

As the City of Kimball prepares to chip seal more than 20,000 square yards of Kimball streets, they considered the local snow removal plan for the coming winter. As far as chip sealing local streets, council approved sealing 10 blocks as opposed to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 26, 2018

School hesitates to buy new drum set

Kimball School’s instrumental music teacher, Kristi Hiles-Smith, requested a new set of timpani, the kettle-like drums in progressive sizes. “The timpani that we have are over 40 years old, so I thought that it is perhaps time that we try to...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Chamber brings back Business After Hours

After nearly two years, Business After Hours is back in Kimball and revamped. The Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce held the first Business After Hours since November of 2016 on Thursday, July...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Local kiosk still not functioning

A statement has been released from the State of Nebraska regarding the JUSTICE system, which is currently not fully functioning. The statement said that public access kiosks in the courthouses across Nebraska are temporarily down due to a needed...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 19, 2018

Frisbee Golf area to be completed this weekend

Mayor Keith Prunty, with the help of Adrian Fuss, drilled holes in Gotte Park this past weekend for the new frisbee golf course. Posts were added on Monday with the help of Kimball street department...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 19, 2018

Young Potter-Dix actors strut their stuff

Children in the Potter and Dix areas took their time to shine, performing "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch," on July 13 in Potter. In addition to the show, there was a silent auction and all proceeds...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Kimball's graduating class of 1953 celebrates their 65th reunion in Kimball

Summer can bring vistors from all across the county together, for many different things, one of which is class reunions. The Kimball County High School class of 1953 held their 65th Class Reunion...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Plains Historical Society seeks volunteers

The High Plains Historical Society seeks volunteers for the next few weeks, and some to continue after, as they plan to open the downtown museum for two to three afternoons a week beginning this August. Additionally, volunteers are needed for...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 19, 2018

Council considers buying a vac truck

Kimball City Council heard a request from the Kimball Water Department for a vac truck, which would be shared by all Kimball utility departments, as needed. The truck currently being considered includes a piece that will turn water mains off safely,...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 19, 2018

Farmer's Day fundraiser this weekend

Dig out your poodle skirts and letterman jackets, ladies and gentlemen, the 2018 Farmers’ Day fundraiser is a Rockabilly Luau, this Saturday, July 21. This event is 5:30-11 p.m. at the Ag Society Hog Barn, with parking at Gotte Park, meal is at 6...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 19, 2018

State to provide scratch tickets for local fundraiser

The Friends of the Goodhand Theatre are currently selling raffle tickets to fund remodeling at the theater. Tickets will be sold through the end of the month, according to board member Keith Prunty. The drawing is scheduled for August, 18....

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 19, 2018

Kimball volleyball hosted Gold Medal Squared volleyball camp

Kimball High School hosted the Gold Medal State volleyball camp July 9 through July 12 with 19 student athletes attending from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., including one eighth grade student from Arizona,...

 
 By Desyree Nelson    News    July 12, 2018

Z&S awarded Kimball County contract

At the the Kimball County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, July 3, County Road Superintendent Dave Hottell addressed the roads in the northwest part of the county have been neglected due to minimal equipment operators. Hottell has...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 12, 2018

Kimball Transit system administration award winning

The Kimball County Transit Service received two awards at the annual Nebraska Association of Transit Providers Managers Conference. Christy Warner, Transit Administrator received the "Rookie Manager...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 12, 2018

Kimball sees increase in sales tax revenue

The City of Kimball has seen an increase in sales tax compared to this same time last year. According to Amy Sapp, Special Projects Coordinator, this could be attributed to both an increased number of seasonal workers in the area, as well as,...

 

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