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August 9, 2013

Progress 2013: New high school a boost to Kimberly

KIMBERLY — Another article from our Progress 2013 edition, spotlighting life in our north Jefferson County cities and towns.

Though the city of Kimberly enjoys a reputation as a quiet bedroom community, a number of features enhance the quality of life there.

Kimberly is now in its second year as the home of the new Mortimer Jordan High School. The new campus opened during the 2011-12 school year, and is a great expansion over the old facility in Morris (and directly adjacent to the Kimberly city limits).

“The school has been a great addition to our town, and has attracted a lot of people to that area,” Mayor Bob Ellerbrock said.

The construction of the school has led to the city hiring its first full-time professional firefighters, on duty throughout the school day.

Kimberly is home to a city park that hosts the North Jefferson Soccer Club, one of the largest youth soccer programs in the area. The club includes travel teams that play other local clubs and out-of-town tournaments. The club has also been instrumental in many improvements to the park’s facilities in the past few years.

The Kimberly Senior Center provides a wide array of services to senior citizens, from meals to entertainment and day trips. The center also features computers, recently upgraded by city councilman John Richardson, for use by seniors.

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