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 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    April 13, 2017

Are you living in your truth?

We all have choices that we make everyday, truly every moment of everyday. Many are minor choices, what to eat, which street to drive down or what movie to watch but some are bigger choices that will impact the rest of our existence. Whether our...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    March 23, 2017

Empathy for all living things

There is a mountain lion on the loose in the Bushnell area, or so the rumors say. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website, mountain lions have been making a comeback in Nebraska since the 1990’s. Many of you may remember the...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

Gravel a recurring county concern

Dave Hottell, County Road Superintendent, voiced his concerns about roads frequently traveled by the Air Force during the March 7 Kimball County Commissioner's meeting. In the past, the Nebraska Depar...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

Ambulance transition proceeds despite local resistance

Despite resistance from locals, the Kimball Board of commissioners moved forward on the plan to transition local emergency services from a county-managed service to a hybrid model. To allow members of the public time to voice concerns about the new...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

Jenner approved as Veterans Service Officer

Bob Abramson, Don Olsen, Joe Hernandez and Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer attended the March 7, Kimball County Board of Commissioners morning meeting, representing the County Veterans Service...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 16, 2017

No utility cap for event center

Last week’s meeting of the Board of Public Works witnessed the board working through several small items quickly before spending the majority of the meeting discussing whether or not to cap the utility bills for the Kimball Event Center. They...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Consequences and compassion

Once again for the record, this article is my opinion.This means that whatever I write here is written from my own perspective and not the opinion of the Western Nebraska Observer. If you would like to share your own opinions, you may submit a...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 9, 2017

Kimball celebrates 150 years of statehood

The 150th birthday of the State of Nebraska was celebrated in the district court room of the Kimball County court house on March 1. More than 100 people of all ages attended the celebration including...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Shame on us

For those of you who do not know, I will put on record that I enjoy my job and one of my greatest joys is writing a weekly opinion piece. Buckle up readers, this week is a doozie. As I said, I truly enjoy my job, I feel that I’m somewhat good at...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 2, 2017

County emergency services still at the forefront

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners met last Tuesday to discuss zoning amendments, back-up generators and the Kimball County Ambulance Service. Carla Goranson, County Ambulance Director, presented the December 2016 and January 2017 statistical...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    March 2, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Deb Fiehtner

Deb (Sanders) Fiehtner had no idea that someday, as an adult, she would spend more time working at the Kimball Dairy Queen than she ever did as a teenager. A Kimball graduate of the Class of 1980,...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 23, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Wayne Robbins Family; Friends of the KVFD

The Wayne Robbins family and subsequently Z&S Construction have been generous donators and supporters of the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department for generations. Three to be exact. Wayne Robbins became...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    February 23, 2017

Delusions and disappointment

I found myself writing this weeks editorial on Monday, President’s Day. When I first realized this fact I became frustrated with the sudden realization that our government offices were closed for the holiday. As it is my responsibility to compile t...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 23, 2017

Students present tobacco/drug free

On February 7, 2017 five high school students along with their counselor, Chauncey Pedersen, met with the Kimball County Commissioners to give a quick presentation about their work in promoting a...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Tax exemption requests heard

The Board of Equalization met on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for their regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting. Scheduled for that meeting was a public hearing and discussion of Permissive Exemption Applications for both the Kimball County Hospital...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Commissioners consider Kimball County roads and bridges

Kimball County Commissioners held a public hearing to receive comments about the proposed One and Six Year Road Improvement Program during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. With no comments from the public, after some additional discussion...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Mike Winget

Mike Winget is living his childhood dream, right here in Kimball. Since the beginning of this month Winget is the newest member of the Kimball Police Department (KPD). Winget grew up with two...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    February 16, 2017

Dream a little dream

I awoke at 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, remarkably aware of every detail of the seemingly quite long dream I had just had. The possible reasons for why I had dreamed what I had kept me awake several hours, or as is the way it goes, until a half hour...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 9, 2017

Keep calm and color on - Kimball's coloring club

Although the days have been cloudy and cold, flowers, birds, butterflies and other signs of summer have recently popped up on the walls of the dining room at Vista Villa. A welcoming ensemble of...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 9, 2017

Heart to Heart

Ever since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart Month in 1964, Americans have been celebrating both love and heart health during the month of February. The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day is the gift of life, for all of yo...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 9, 2017

Heart to Heart

From the Western Nebraska Observer archives: January 9, 1947 159 marriage licenses by county court Marriage licenses issued in Kimball county showed an increase of almost 75 percent in 1946, according to the records of County Judge Orville C....

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Dear Valentine...or, "What I learned from Valentine's Day"

Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, a day that is honored not just in America, but in several places across the world. Many people often exchange flowers, candy, cards and gifts with friends and loved ones on this day to show their affection. It has b...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    February 2, 2017

Shadow or not, spring is coming, just don't bet on it

Every February 2nd, for longer than anyone can remember, has been a day of foretelling the weather. Although history can be clouded (pun intended), it’s believed that Groundhog Day may have originated in the Celtic lands of Europe where it was...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    January 26, 2017

Kimball County agrees to "Live Healthy"

The second meeting of 2017 for the Kimball County Board of Commissioners held on Jan. 17 was a lighter load than their typical meeting. Commissioner Daria Faden reported early in the meeting that Jamie Soper, sponsor of the Substance Abuse Coalition...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    January 26, 2017

President Trump, time and Nebraska sunsets

There is so much I want to say about last Friday’s Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President of the United States, and yet so much has already been said that I find it might be easier to attempt a lengthy commentary on the less...

 

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