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

Regional Poverty: What's going On?

Reasons Behind The Statistics Get A Look

A recently posted article on Facebook from NBC Nebraska-Scottsbluff reported that poverty levels in the Panhandle and community of Kimball are relatively higher than in some other areas and the state as a whole.

With that kind of information going around, questions started to rise and fingers began to point.

According to Kelsey Irvine, community health planner for Panhandle Public Health District, county health rankings have shown some errors in data reporting in the past for counties with smaller populations like some in the Panhandle.

However, even with the errors, some say the data can stil...