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Articles from the February 9, 2017 edition

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 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...

 

MRSA - It's a big deal but it doesn't have to be

Though Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is serious, it doesn’t have to cause panic. In fact, the bacterial infection is not more contagious than others, it is simply resistant to many antibiotics, according to the Centers for...

 

Sidney High School takes top honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest

A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Gering at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The first place team was...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Dan Dean

Just one short week on the job and Kimball's new City Administrator, Dan Dean, has jumped in feet first and with a broad smile described his first day, Wednesday, Feb. 1, as full of meetings. "I got...

 
 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....

 

Barbara L. Swayze

Barbara L. Swayze, 85, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Monday, January 30, 2017. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in...

 

Marie F. Beranek

Marie Frances Beranek, 90, Hays, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Via Christi Village Long Term Care. She was born May 30, 1926 in Bruno, Nebraska the daughter of Anton and Antonia (Culek) Joska....

 

Marjorie (Case) Larson Rotter

Marjorie (Case) Larson Rotter, 86, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away in hospice care Sunday, Jan 29 at Tucson. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is planned at Santa Cruz Lutheran Church, Sat. March 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. Memorial gifts may be...

 

Richard (Dick) L. Dickinson

Richard (Dick) L. Dickinson, 76, of Moorcroft, Wyo., passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyo. He is survived by his mother, Irene Dickinson and his brother...

 

Randomly Tonia

Just a few mornings ago I woke up still tired and groggy, sure that it was at least an hour before my usual wake up time. As I sat up in bed the tell-tale ache in my head and the stiffness in my neck screamed that my night was anything but restful....

 

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 Larry Nelson    News    February 9, 2017

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 

Withrow brothers to compete for the same team once again

Kimball senior, Jaden Withrow, signed his letter of intent this past week to play football for the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers. This means there will be two Withrow brothers on the Tiger roster...

 

Kimball wrestlers ready for District

The Kimball High wrestling team closed out the regular season this past week and head to District this weekend in Valentine. The Longhorns had two tournaments this past week, including hosting the 2017 SPVA Tournament on Jan. 31, and then...

 

Kimball boys suffer pair of losses at WTC Tourney

The Kimball High boys received the number one seed and a first round bye into the 2017 Western Trails Conference basketball tournament, but along the way they stumbled and suffered a pair of back-to-back defeats to finish a disappointing fourth. In...

 

Lady Longhorns lost to Gordon-Rushville in first round play

The Kimball Lady Longhorns lost to Gordon-Rushville 65-49 in first round play of the Western Trails Conference 2017 Basketball Tournament and failed to advance into additional play at Cougar Palace. The Kimball ladies were the lower seeded team and...

 

Kimball Junior High boys season underway

The Kimball Junior High boy’s basketball season is underway, and coach Dane Wurdeman says, “Our numbers are low this season but we like the group of young men we are working with.” Kimball opened with Burns on Jan. 17 with the eighth grade...

 

Jock Talk

Other than the fact the Kimball boys were sick, and played sick, at the WTC Conference Tournament this past weekend, I enjoyed a lot of good, and exciting, basketball Friday and Saturday at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. I like the atmosphere of...