Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

The heat is on

With unanimous approval on Monday, Dec. 12, from the Kimball Board of Education, the local district will repair the air handler that is housed in a small room off the band room at the junior/senior high school.

Though the aged unit is currently functioning, the ongoing issue can only be repaired by rebuilding a shaft and bearings, which cannot be replaced with newer parts. Additionally, the pulleys will be replaced.

“The shaft is no longer made, it will have to be custom-built,” Building and Grounds Director Gregg Fossand said. “It is just wearing out the bearings too fast for us to continue t...