Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Council considers unsafe buildings, excess property and the Event Center


Dawn Fossand

4-H Leader, Nicole Snyder, along with lead speaker for the group, Jaren Winstrom, requested of the City Council last Tuesday evening to be granted Keno funds to help with expenses at the Regional Daisy BB Shoot event. The City awarded the group with $1,000 from the Keno Grant Fund. Other members photographed include Taylor Terrill, Jared Barnes and Jessica Terrill, both partially hidden.

An unsafe building that plagued the City of Kimball for the last year was moved off of the registry for such properties, and pending litigation over the matter was dismissed, with approval from the Kimball City Council at the May 17 meeting.

The building, located at 301 S. Webster, was declared unsafe due to the sagging southwest corner, as well as loose bricks that had fallen close to the sidewalk and the potential for the south and west walls collapsing.

"The building has since changed hands and the new owners have been working diligently to repair and restore the building's physical appe...

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