By Jim Orr
The Observer 

Kimball Trying To Save Its Shopko

Petition Gaining Significant Support, But Company Says It Will Close Store


December 27, 2018

Jim Orr / Wesern Nebraska Observer

Emily Bussanich of Dix and Andrew Moore of Potter hold signs at Third and Chestnut streets in Kimball promoting the liquidation sale at the community's Shopko Hometown store that's been targeted to close.

Kimball isn't giving up its Shopko Hometown store quietly, but saving it appears to be a long shot.

An online petition urging Shopko Stores Operating Co. to keep open the store gained about 1,000 supporters in just two days last week, days after the company reversed its decision to close another Shopko Hometown outlet in Stanley, N.D., that also attracted a burst of community support. The total surpassed 1,250 by Christmas evening.

The Kimball petition joined an email campaign to save the store at 1217 S. Highway 71. Still, chances seem unlikely of changing Shopko's mind about leaving Kimb...

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