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New Special Projects Director Ready To Go

Elyse Schlake Brings Varied Experience; Played College Hoops

The city of Kimball has selected Elyse Schlake to be the city's special projects director/economic developer. She will start her position Monday, March 2.

"I am really excited about this opportunity," she said. "I have always enjoyed the Western lifestyle and look forward to meeting people. I am excited to find out how the people of Kimball want to build their community and invest in their community."

Schlake grew up on a small cow/calf operation in Gothenburg and graduated from Hastings College in 2010 with an agriculture-business degree after playing basketball all four years.

Elyse has a va...