By Daniel Thompson

Dr. Plate leaving Kimball hospital

Long-time physician will begin retirement at the end of the month


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Dr. James Plate, Chief of Staff for Kimball Health Services

After nearly 40 years in practice, Dr. James Plate, long-time physician for the city of Kimball, will be retiring from practicing medicine at the end of August.

Dr. Plate, who has served as chief of staff for Kimball Health Services on and off for approximately 20 years, first came to Kimball in 1975 with his then partner Jim Nelson. According to Plate, he had very little knowledge of Kimball at the time with the decision primarily being influenced by the potential success of opening his practice in the region.

"We purchased the clinic from John Byrd who had been here for about half a dozen...

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