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A history of the Skate House


Dawn Fossand

The Kimball Friendship Center now occupies what was once a popular hangout for Kimball youth and adults, The Skate House.

"Every limbo boy and girl, All around the limbo world, Gonna do the limbo rock, All around the limbo clock." Chubby Checker - "Limbo Rock"

Once upon a time these lyrics could be heard as youngsters in Kimball skated under the limbo stick at The Skate House – a place where many may have spent Friday and Saturday nights, as well as the occasional Sunday afternoon.

Recent activity to restore and re-open The Goodhand Theater may have some Kimball citizens reminiscing of other now gone businesses, such as The Skate House.

Now the Kimball Senior Citizen's Friendship Center, in 1895 the location...

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