By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Down & Out

Military Decides To Take Down Decaying Missile, Get It Out Of Gotte Park


September 14, 2023

Daria Anderson-Faden

On Monday, military and city officials in the lower photo meet at Gotte Park to look at the deterioration on the Titan II missile and decide on its future. It didn't take long. By the next day, the missile's removal, above,was moving quickly and not very gently. Below, the officials stand next to the once-towering missile's base.

Kimball's Titan II missile in Gotte Park is being removed.

According to Annette Brower, city administrator, "The missile has deteriorated to the point that it is no longer considered being safe in a public environment."

On Monday, military and city officials met to look at the missile in Gotte Park, and Brower explained, "The decision has been made to remove the missile from the public park. All parts of the missile will be returned to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, where they will determine how to proceed with the disposal of the missile."

In July, the Kimball City Council dis...

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