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Airport Gets New Lights, Beacon

When flying into Kimball, pilots will be navigated by new LED lighting along with some new systems put in place.

A lighting project was completed at the Kimball Municipal Airport in December. All improvements were funded through a federal Federal Aviation Administration grant, a state FAA grant and the city's Kimball Municipal Airport.

Kimball Airport Authority chairman Ryan McElroy said the project consisted of some upgraded taxiway lights and all new runway lights.

"We also added REIL lights (runway end identifier lights)," he said. "We also were able to put up a new LED beacon. Everything i...