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Downtown Building Project Takes A Step

Plans are moving forward to revitalize one of downtown Kimball's busiest intersections and give a new home to growing Kimball County Transit Service.

The county commissioners on Tuesday accepted the lowest construction bid to renovate the vacant commercial building at 3rd and Chestnut streets.

If all goes well, county officials hope the extensive work can be completed in time for the transit service to occupy the former auto dealership by summer.

Federal grant money will pay for most of the work and the county will chip in about 20 percent of costs expected to easily cross into the six figures...