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Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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Underpass Update

The fourth supplemental agreement between the City of Kimball and M.C. Schaff and Associates for preliminary engineering on the underpass project was approved at last month’s City Council meeting....

 

VSO changes made

Kimball County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Sheana Hendrickson from the Kimball County Veteran’s Service Office at their regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 19. With that resignation, VSO...

 

UP Celebrates 150 Years in Nebraska Communities with Commemorative Golden Spike

Union Pacific will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the railroad reaching Ogallala, Chappell and Kimball, Nebraska, at a series of community celebrations Sept. 21-23. The events include...

 

Oscar G. (Butch) Linn

Oscar Gustav (Butch) Linn, Jr. passed away at Bella Vista in Rapid city, SD on September 22, 2017. He passed away from complications with Alzheimer's. Butch was born February 23, 1928 in Kimball,...

 

Olive M. Erickson

Olive M. Erickson, 87, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Kimball...

 

Letter to the Editor - Small town hospital appreciated!

I recently had to have 6 weeks of twice a day IV antibiotics. I chose to have this done at the Kimball hospital. I have nothing but kind words to say for the entire nursing staff for helping me through this. They made this experience much more...

 

Out of the Darkness - suicide prevention

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and for every suicide there are 25 attempts, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Panhandle Health Group,...

 

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...

 

Roughin It

Is it getting the news from the local area, reading the opinions and letters to the editor? How about the first sports writing, or the great anniversary announcements? Are you a teacher and use them...

 

The results are in! Farmer's Day parade and car show winners

Winners for the annual Farmer’s Day Car Show are: Best overall - Dick Fiegenschuh with a 1933 Ford Model B pickup. Favorite Mopar - Brett Belgum for his 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. Favorite Ford - Loring Chamberlain with a 1968 Ford Mustang. Favorite...

 

Farmer's Day Fun Run winners announced

The Annual Farmer's Day Fun Run results are in and the top three runners in each age bracket are as follows: The top four finishes in the five mile run were Nathaniel Mars in the 19 and under...

 

Kimball ladies reaching their season goals one course at a time

The season goals are being reached. Kimball Girls Golf had two tournaments this past week, the first one was Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Ogallala. The girls will head back to Ogallala for districts at the...

 

Lady Horns suffer losses to Hershey and Sidney

The Lady Longhorns faced two big losses last week, one at home and one on the road. The first loss last week came at home when Kimball faced Hershey. The Lady Longhorns lost the first set 25-12, the...

 

Horns fall to Hershey at Friday's home game

Another tough loss in the books for the Longhorns on the gridiron. Kimball hosted Hershey this past Friday night, first fall night of football of this season. Chilly, cloudy and a little sprinkle....

 

Junior High Volleyball splits the week

Kimball Junior High Volleyball was in action, against Sidney on Monday, Sept. 11, and against Leyton and Banner County in a triangular matchup on Thursday, Sept. 14. The 8th grade girls A team vs....

 

Busy week takes Kimball cross country on the road

Kimball Cross Country runners were busy again last Thursday Sept. 21, in Ogallala, Junior Varsity and Varsity ran together. There was a total of 166 runners just in the boys race. For the High School...

 

Greenwood shines at Sterling Tournament

Kimball High grad, Jordan Greenwood, is liking college style golf and as a member of the Southeast Community College Men's Golf Team, he has been holding his own. In his most recent outing at the two...

 

Jock Talk

The golf season is winding down but there is still one big event left for the members of the Kimball Four Winds Men and Thursday Night Men’s Leagues and it will take place this Sunday at 1 p.m., at the Four Winds Golf Course. All members of both...

 

Mystery solved!

After last week’s story regarding the anonymous person(s) placing festive scarecrows in the downtown planters, the Observer received a call from the responsible party. Jo Caskey, Director of the...

 

Smith visits Banner County

Coffee break at Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store, last Wednesday Sept. 20, Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith met with many from the surrounding communities in Harrisburg. Tim Nolting, Deb Diemoz,...

 

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