Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson Faden
The Observer 

Transit Hires 3 Drivers, Detailer

Cheyenne County Gets KCTS Survey


May 6, 2021

The Kimball County commissioners heard a financial update from the Veterans Service Office assistant, Darcee Wheeland on Tuesday, May 3, at their regular semimonthly meeting.

According to Wheeland’s records, Kimball County veterans or spouses received $34,395 in April from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation, VA pensions, retired military funding, or VIP Program Care. About 350 veterans live in the county.

Christy Warner, the transit administrator, reported that the service is busy and has hired three new drivers and an individual to detail the vehicles.

A KCTS survey also has been sent to Cheyenne County residents asking for feedback about the usefulness of the transit in their area.

Warner was encouraged by the responses returned, especially from the Dalton and Gurley areas.

Due to 100% government reimbursement to the service for COVID’s impact on its finances, an excess of money exists in the budget and $30,000 will be transferred back to the general fund.

The commissioners also voted to purchase a wheelchair-accessible 2019 Dodge Caravan for $38,795.

Meanwhile, according to Randy Bymer, road superintendent, the highway department will be working on a 1/6-year project in the southern part of the county. The project includes graveling and culverts.


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