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Gritman director wants board chairman out

Board member BJ Swanson’s questions surround property coverage Gritman receives from the insurance firm of board chairman Greg Kimberling and unanticipated modifications to building plans for medical offices that Sprenger Construction is building for Gritman. Sprenger Construction is owned by Greg Kimberling’s sister.

“I believe (Kimberling) has lost the trust and confidence of the community and continuing on the board would be detrimental to Gritman,” Swanson said in an email.

Kimberling said he has no plans to resign. Kimberling, his sister, Linda Sprenger – owner of Sprenger Construction – and Gritman CEO Kara Besst disagree with Swanson’s stance. Full story.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.