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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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Another Farmer's Day to never forget

Although the Friday night of Farmers Day started with a downpour and caused quick rearranging all over town, by the end of the weekend a great deal of fun and excitement had been enjoyed by all. Accor...

 

Keeping up with the Times

Everything changes - evolves really. Everything from popular hairstyles to electronics change, and newspapers must do the same. The Western Nebraska Observer is evolving, and next week we will unveil...

 

Local VFW roster covers four generations

VFW Post #2243, which began in October 1931, is secure and will not be closing any time soon. This is the news shared following a visit from State VFW officials Sept. 7-10. The officials came to the...

 

Where are they now: Mark Schnell

Previously a Kimball student, Mark Schnell recently coordinated the world's largest movement of F-35s to date – and loosely compared it to scheduling a trip to watch the Huskers play. Following his...

 

Potter-Dix focus on wellness

Health conscious members of the Potter Cross-Fit club sought continued use of the Potter High School from board members during the Sept. 12 Board of Education meeting. Potter resident Amy Jones addressed the board requesting that the school be kept...

 

Cornelius "Corky" Koch

Cornelius "Corky" Koch, 84, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health services on Friday, September 23, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at St. Mary's Ca...

 

Men 15 to 34 most dangerous on Nebraska roads

According to the 2015 annual report on traffic crash facts prepared by the Highway Safety and Accident Records Section of the Nebraska Department of Roads, 72 percent of all fatalities on the road in 2015 involved male drivers ranging in age from 15...

 

Perfectly Imperfect

I went to lunch with my father last week and he said something that really stuck with me. He said, “if you can’t trust your doctor, who can you trust” and I was thinking, well, yeah, you sure in the heck can’t trust your doctor. Doctors are h...

 

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...

 

Home on the range

More than 115 students from 10 area high schools roamed the range two miles north of Dix on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to gain real world experience on the range. These students were invited to judge...

 

Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week: Betty and Jim Shulte

Dawn Moeser, representative of Keep Kimball Beautiful and Observer staff, Aleta Pearson, present this week's Pride of Kimball, Yard of the Week to Betty and Jim Shulte. The Shulte's bought their home...

 

Lady Coyotes run away with a winning week

The Lady Coyotes are now 13-1 for the season following their latest winning streak beginning on Saturday, Sept. 17 against Creek Valley and concluding at the Potter-Dix invite against Morrill,...

 

Lady Horns split the week with four away games

The Lady Longhorns took to the road on Sept. 10 for the Gordon-Rushville Invite beginning the day with two wins but ending with two losses. They first battled the Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs for a win...

 

Longhorn ladies golf wraps up on a positive note

With nine tournaments completed the Kimball Girl's Golf team has had a positive improvement year. At the start of the year, Lila Moore was getting back into the swing of things but struggling a...

 

Longhorns fall to state ranked Hershey 25-0

State ranked Hershey shut out visiting Kimball 25-0 this past Friday night leaving the Longhorns looking for that first win and hoping it comes this Friday night when they host a tough Bridgeport...

 

Potter-Dix struggles against Sioux Co. win

In their first year playing six-man football, the Potter-Dix Coyotes suffered another loss, 54-6, last week when they hosted the Sioux County Warriors on Friday, Sept. 16. The Coyotes struggled from...

 

Ball control and weather challenged Banner Co. boys

Banner County faced more than tough opposition during their away game at Hay Springs last Friday, Sept. 23. Head coach Charles Jones said, “The game was shortened due to weather, the weather...

 

Wildcat runners continue improving

With a short turn around time between the Alliance and Scottsbluff races the Banner County runners competed in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, Sept. 20 against runners from Scottsbluff, Gering, Bridgeport,...

 

Kimball runners prepare for hilly Gothenburg course

Kimball cross country runners continue improving through three meets last week, beginning with Alliance. On Tuesday, Sept. 20 the athletes competed at the Scottsbluff meet. Kimball’s team, consistin...

 

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