Friends and Neighbors: Shoup proud of street department crew's work in Kimball


Tonia Copeland

John Heideman, Lisa Sauter-Rockhold and Jim Shoup are three of the City of Kimball street department crew. Shoup was recently officially named Kimball's street superintendent, a position he filled on an interim basis for about a year. Not pictured: Randy Jefferson.

Recently named Kimball street superintendent Jim Shoup has worked as the interim superintendent for the last year and has been a part of the city street crew since 2006.

To be a street superintendent, one must pass a six-hour exam in Lincoln. After three days of study and preparation in Kearney, he took the test. The testing process includes an interview with the examination panel.

"They kind of say, don't expect to pass it the first go, but for some reason they must have felt sorry for me and let me go ahead and have it," Shoup joked. "Those eight guys ask you questions and so you have to...

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