The annual Kimball Fire & Rescue Pancake & Sausage Breakfast was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the end of that pandemic is almost in sight, it isn’t close enough to pack hundreds of people into the fire hall for the beloved community ritual. So the KFD came up with a solution; drive-through breakfast. The whole operation worked smoothly, with prepackaged breakfasts ready to go out to waiting cars. As of an hour before closing, there had been more than 800 breakfasts served; not quite the record numbers, but a good showing nonetheless. Missing was the community fellowship, where many look forward to interacting with each other at this annual event. And missing were the helpers: city council members, Boy Scouts, Little Miss Kimball, and others. But they still served up well over 800 tasty breakfasts to grateful people, and raised money for fire and rescue equipment in the process. “Thank you” to the men and women who cooked and served up the breakfasts. And “thank you” to everyone who came to enjoy the breakfast in its 43rd year. Staff photo by George Matua.