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Friends and Neighbors: County shuttle wins award, provides affordable transportation


Tonia Copeland

The ladies from the Kimball County Shuttle, from left, Erika Loy, Kelly Durbin and LouAnn Gawith, enjoy serving the area and hope to meet to riders in the near future. They are seen here with the current bus, which is expected to be replaced soon, as well as their latest state award.

No taxi, no problem. Kimball has something even better, not to mention cheaper - the award-winning Kimball County Shuttle.

While attending a new manager training, LouAnn Gawith accepted an award for the biggest increase in ridership throughout the state with more than 10,700 in ridership.

"It isn't due to me, this is because of (longtime driver) Kelly Durbin and (previous manager) Erika Loy," Gawith said. "Kimball is number one of all the transits in the state that were there."

Kimball's handi-bus service has received numerous awards, as Durbin has participated and placed in many handi-bus...

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