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Visitor Center Site Sold To Big D Oil

Property Sold For $500,000; Courthouse Ramp Still In Discussion

After months of negotiations and executive sessions, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Kimball County Commissioners voted to sell the High Point Welcome Center of Western Nebraska property located at 204 South Kimball Boulevard and the adjacent land to Big D Oil Co. of Rapid City, S.D. The selling price was $500,000.

Big D Oil’s possible plan is to operate a truck stop at the site. It is a family owned business with 39 retail stores in western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado.

As for the welcome center’s future, it was not discussed at the meeting.

Other county business included conti...