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 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

4th Annual Garden Walk offers beautiful variety

The 4th Annual Kimball Garden Walk, sponsored by the P.E.O. Chapter GN, will feature four new yards this Friday, July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. Gardens featured for this year's Garden Walk include that of...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

Saturday accident claims the life of local woman

Erin Aerni, 33, of Kimball was killed in an accident on Highway 30 in Kimball Saturday morning. According to Nebraska State Patrol, the accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. a half mile west of Kimball when Aerni was running westbound on the highway....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

Red collection boxes distributed to aid City of Bayard

Wolf Auto Center and the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to raise money for the City of Bayard following the destruction caused by a tornado last month. Kimball citizens might see red collection boxes in local businesses for...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 13, 2017

Commissioners decide to leave Bindweed off the noxious weed list - for now

Rick Wangler, Kimball County Weed Superintendent, came before the Kimball Board of Commissioners on Thursday, July 6, to discuss the effects of Bindweed throughout the county. Placing Bindweed back on the noxious weed list in Kimball County was a...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

Where are they now?

Michael Moore grew up in Kimball and moved to Scottsbluff, where he graduated high school. He followed up with college at University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he married his wife Lisa just prior t...

 

Police Blotter

June 21 Officer received a report of a rattlesnake in the back yard of a local residence. Upon arrival, the reporting party said the snake had gotten away into the grass. Kimball Police Department...

 

Erin M. Aerni

Erin M.Aerni, 33, of Kimball, died on July 8, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July13, 2017 at the Harry McNees Auditorium in the Kimball High School. Friends may stop...

 

Shirley A. Mathewson

Shirley A. Mathewson, age 89 of Potter, passed away at Sidney Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sidney, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 7, in the...

 

Michel S. Powell

Michel S. Powell, 56, of Dix, Nebraska, died on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Family conducted graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14 2017 at the Kimball Cemetery. There...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

Art journaling combines healing with creativity

Liz Williams, Kimball County’s Panhandle Health Group Peer Navigator, has brought a fun, new wellness tool to Kimball. Williams introduced an Art Journaling Workshop on Monday, July 3, to a group of six in Kimball, and she said four more...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    July 13, 2017

Veteran's 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 

Yard of the Week:

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer Jorge and Maria Portillo purchased the lot at 402 N. Chestnut just a couple of years ago. They transformed the abandoned, ignored lot into an inviting...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 13, 2017

Vince's Corner Tournament huge success once again

The eighth annual Vince's Corner ABCD Double Draw Golf Scramble was termed a success once again by all involved in the event held this past weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course. This is not only one...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    July 13, 2017

2017 Legion season comes to a happy end

After a hot and humid couple days in Alma, Neb., the Kimball Junior Legion Baseball came to a close this season with the boys playing in the Class C Area Tournament. The ball players started off the t...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 13, 2017

Jordan Greenwood - Region's Top Golfer

Kimball's Jordan Greenwood has been winning golf honors for many years dating back to his elementary school days in the local Junior Golf Program, but the latest honor he received is one he had his heart set on according to his dad, Kenny. This...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 13, 2017

Jock Talk

Another big weekend of golf now in the books and the Vince’s Corner ABCD Two Day Blind Draw 4 Person Scramble had a great turnout and two days of good weather. It is a sight to behold when you drive out to the Four Winds Golf Course and see all...

 

Potter-Dix youth to perform this weekend

The 10th Annual Potter-Dix Children's Theater will perform tomorrow, Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Potter American Legion Hall. They will perform "Outta the Ballpark," a unique musical performance...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    July 13, 2017

Local youth excel at basketball camp

Three local young men and one young lady attended the Mike Trader's Mid-America Basketball Camp in Morrill on June 12–14 in anticipation of the upcoming season. Each of these young athletes, Beau...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

Tractor trailer collides with UP train

A Union Pacific train collided with a tractor trailer combination belonging to Pine Bluffs Sand and Gravel at approximately 8:34 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, according to Nebraska State Patrol. The collision, which resulted in no injuries, happened at...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 13, 2017

Know how to spot an adolescent in crisis

You may be trained in CPRand the Heimlich maneuver, you can call 911, but will you know how to help in a mental health emergency? The words first aid often conjure images of rolled gauze or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Panhandle Health Group...

 

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