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

And the rockets red glare


Tonia Copeland

America celebrated 240 years of independence this past week and in Kimball, that meant firetruck rides through the park, friendly competitions at the pool, fun at Oliver Reservoir and a fireworks display to end the day. Turn to page A8 for more great photos.

The fireworks display that nearly wasn't went off seemingly without a hitch on Monday, July 4, from Horseshoe Hill in Kimball.

When the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce ceased collecting donations for the Kimball fireworks display, the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department was left with willing members but no funds for the show.

Enter lifetime Kimball resident, and owner of Larsens Jewelry Store, Karen Robinson. She, alongside her son, Greg, collected funds from local businesses and citizens for the show, with just a couple of weeks to go.

More than $5,250 was donated, including a $1,0...

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