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Articles from the August 4, 2016 edition

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 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 4, 2016

Storms wreak havoc in Bushnell area

Last week's storms may have missed the city of Kimball but it was still devestating to many other parts of the county. Fields were leveled, full grown trees snapped in half, buildings damaged and vehi...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 4, 2016

KKB seeks stability amidst budget cuts

Amid concerns for the future of the Kimball Landfill, Keep Kimball Beautiful (KKB) Director Larissa Binod asked the Kimball City Council to grant the $2 monthly fee originally agreed upon from each household and further asked that the fee be granted...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 4, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Amy Sapp

Amy Sapp is Kimball's new Special Projects Coordinator for Economic Development. "I feel I'm a good fit because you could put me in a room with anybody and I'll find that common ground," she said....

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    August 4, 2016

Home based businesses... bigger than we know?

According to Forbes.com more than half of the American public work in small business and 52 percent of all small business are home businesses. That is roughly 80 million people in the U.S. alone. Although there is currently is no way to know exactly...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 4, 2016

BPW considers landfill and wastewater fees

Two area business owners dominated conversation during the recent Board of Public Works meeting, on July 26, as each business owner requested time to discuss fee and rate increases at the local landfill and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Jerry...

 

Raymond Bruce Gilliland

Raymond Bruce Gilliland, 98, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Cantrell...

 

Donna "Dee" Killham

Donna “Dee” Killham, 87, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn...

 

Robert E. "Bob" Christiansen

Robert E. “Bob” Christiansen, 86, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Barry Johnson...

 

Support for the local ambulance service

We are writing this letter with questions and concerns regarding the possible change in ambulance service for Kimball County. Is giving up local control for something as important as the ambulance service a good idea? We currently have two...

 

Response to Supporting local ambulance service

Editors note: The above letter was addressed not just to Western Nebraska Observer, but also to each of the Kimball County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Tim Nolting asked that we also share the letter that follows in response to the above...

 

Raves, rants and reality

I wish you all a wholehearted “Hey there and welcome to my little corner of the paper.” We’re going to have a lot of fun here, I promise. Please email me at news@westernnebraskaobserver.net with any of your own raves, rants or reality issues th...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    August 4, 2016

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 veter...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    August 4, 2016

The Chamber focuses on promoting local businesses

What does a Chamber of Commerce do? Every chamber’s missions may vary, according to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, but they all tend to focus to some degree on five primary goals: building communities; promoting those communities; striving to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 4, 2016

Final rites for Bruce Gilliland held

Funeral Services for Bruce Gilliland were held this past Tuesday with a large crowd turning out to honor "Kimball's King of Golf." Bruce lived a long and contributing life passing away at his home at...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 4, 2016

Farewell Deputy Fritz

Deputy Fritz #K971, the Kimball County Sheriff's Office canine passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 following a sudden illness. Fritz and Kimball Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Loy graduated their training...

 

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