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

ACE funds used to build permanent tribute to veterans

Flag poles now stand tall awaiting their flags in Kimball's Gotte Park. This project has been two years in the making, and is funded by approximately $8,000 in ACE returns.

The poles, which stand 25 and 30 feet tall, required the bulk of the money at a total of $6,500 with about $2,000 for shipping the poles. The United States flag will fly at 30 feet and the other flags, one for each branch of the military and one Nebraska State flag, will fly at 25 feet.

Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty hopes to plan a dedication ceremony before Labor Day this year, at which time, the flags will be raised for the...