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Kimball Event Center not the right fit for the proposed wellness center


Tonia Copeland

The Kimball Event Center, left, has ample parking and plenty of space for an additional proposed wellness center, however, necessary renovations are cost prohibitive for Kimball Health Services to move forward with the project at that location. The Kimball Health Services north campus, right, is a better fit financially for the project, but offers less parking.

After further investigation into a possible wellness center at the current Kimball Event Center, the Kimball County hospital has decided not to go forward on the combined project with the Kimball City Council and the Kimball County Commissioners.

Kimball Health Services CEO, Ken Hunter said that he was very pleased to see so many community leaders come together to consider the possibility of a wellness center as well as community improvements.

In January of this year a handful of local leaders met to discuss the possibility of a wellness center at the Kimball Event Center. Those leaders inc...

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