Three volunteers went through all of the school records that were given to the library archives probably about 1976-77 when the last 2 rural schools closed their doors and sent their children to town. The last school districts to close were Dist. 4 & 5. The records that we have include the years 1889 through 1976. There are volumes of legal papers covering transfer of lands from district to district. Districts were formed and later on combined with others and dissolved. It was fun looking at some of the voter’s signatures and where all the districts were located. Originally the County of Kimball was District 3 in Cheyenne County. Later there were a total of 42 districts in Kimball County. This collection contains a multitude of fascinating facts and it would be great if someone wanted to do more research on this subject for a paper. All the documents were probably researched for the Kimball County History book and there is a map in the history book to see. Now they are re-boxed by ‘reports’ and cataloged for easier research.

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