By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 


What Should Be Done With The Decaying, Yet Meaningful, Relic At Gotte Park?


August 3, 2023

Daria Anderson-FAden

Some consider the historic Titan missile at Gotte Park worth restoring. Others say it has badly deteriorated and become a public hazard. Kimball has a debate on its hands.

At the July 18 Kimball City Council meeting, a discussion was held on possible improvements to Gotte Park. Improvement topics ranged from the drainage ditch to various park improvements to the removal of the Titan I missile displayed on park grounds.

Only the bottom part of the missile remains standing today, and pictures taken by the City of Kimball electric department show areas of the missile that are rotted through.

Mayor John Morrison said, "It is actually becoming a hazard to the public."

It is no surprise that the relic of the Cold War, Berlin Wall and Cuban Missile Crisis eras is s...

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