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Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Southard    News    March 16, 2017

Mike Daum and SDSU begin NCAA tournament™ today

Talk of the town, or of the state and maybe of the nation right now in college basketball is none other than our very own Mike Daum of Kimball. The Kimball High grad is really drawing the attention...

 
 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 Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Banner County considers four day school schedule

With more rural schools in the tri-state area opting to move to a four-day school week, the Banner County School Board hosted a community meeting on Thursday, March 9, to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of the same, though this decision...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Liz Williams

Though she is a new face in town, Liz Williams, Peer Specialist with Panhandle Health Group, is busy meeting new people in her quest to help consumers in Kimball and the surrounding areas. Williams,...

 
 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 Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Police fleet in disrepair

During the Feb. 21 City Council meeting, council heard a request for Keno funds from the Kimball Police Department for the purchase of a police vehicle. “Our fleet is pretty worn out,” Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer said, “We have three...

 
 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...

 
 Obituaries    March 16, 2017

Merceda Dietz

Merceda Dietz, 79, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday March 7, 2017. Services for Merceda will be Saturday March 18, 2017. Inurnment will be held at the Kimball Cemetery at 10:00...

 
 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 Tonia Copeland    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Randomly Tonia

Positivity is a word that is not recognized by my spell check. Weird, right?! It is, however, in the dictionary, and it means exactly what we would think: 1.the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude The tendency to...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    March 16, 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...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

Potter-Dix and the "President"

Third grade teacher at Potter-Dix Elementary school, Kristen Kasten, paired with Potter-Dix High School social studies teacher, Ryan Coffey to present youngsters with a lesson in the Legislature that...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    March 16, 2017

City to add new position

The City of Kimball plans to hire a Community Service Officer to assist the Kimball Police Department with tasks such as abatement processes and stray dog calls. “We are going to ramp up our abatement processes,” Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty said....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 16, 2017

An injury plays havoc with Kimball girl's season

The 2016-17 basketball season started out just like Kimball High girl’s coach Chauncey Pedersen envisioned, with three wins in their first four games, but an injury to a key player helped to shatter those visions. The Lady Longhorns showed lots of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 16, 2017

Junior High boys close out basketball season

Coach Dane Wurdeman was kind enough to furnish me with some final junior high boy’s basketball results for the Kimball teams. Not a lot of wins this season but there were some individual highlights and some promising young players will be advancing...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 16, 2017

Jock Talk

Talk of the town, or of the state and maybe of the nation right now in college basketball is none other than our very own Mike Daum of Kimball. The Kimball High grad is really drawing the attention of all the so-called experts who are raving about...