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Kimball council approves second cell phone tower

Can you hear me now? Good.

Cell phone service should soon improve throughout the area as Verizon’s plans to build a tower east of Kimball has met final approval.

The city council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the tower to be placed in the corner of Mike Reuter’s pivot, just over 170 feet from U.S. Hwy. 30 east of Kimball.

Verizon’s representative, Jeffrey Skinner, joined the meeting via telephone. Skinner said the tower, approximately 340 feet tall, is self-supporting, meaning it has no guy wires. He added that the advantage of this type of design is in the way the...

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