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Articles from the October 22, 2015 edition

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KCSO called to stabbing on I-80

Two people were arrested Monday night after law enforcement was called to a disturbance on Interstate 80 near the Wyoming border. The Kimball County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic...

 

Negotiations continue between City of Kimball and Keep Kimball Beautiful

In an effort to come to a working agreement, a few members of Keep Kimball Beautiful, the Kimball city council and the city’s board of public works met once again for negotiations last Tuesday...

 

Potter-Dix Homecoming Royalty

Potter-Dix High School crowned its 2015 homecoming king and queen last Thursday night. Pictured, from left, are: attendants Savannah Shaw, Sam Bogert, Homecoming queen Sara Gingerich and king Justice...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    October 22, 2015

Ambulance service switches to newly adopted billing guidelines

The Kimball County Commissioners received an update on the county ambulance service at Tuesday’s meeting. According to Carla Goranson, ambulance director, the ambulance crew received a total of 49 service calls in the month of September, ranging...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Women in Business 2015: Engstrom provides nationwide service

Running a business is a lot of work, and running one with two offices keeps one even busier. However, local Certified Public Accountant Wynema Engstrom does so gracefully. While she was in college,...

 

Kimball Airport flight center named after Gerners

On Monday, Kimball Airport Authority Board Chairman Jason Lockwood, along with Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty, dedicated the Kimball Airport Flight Center to Dr. Don and Mary Gerner, formerly of Kimball....

 
 By John Verser    News    October 22, 2015

Film to be shown Sunday highlights heroism of Nebraskan during World War II

The monthly movie at the Kimball Presbyterian Church will honor veterans a bit early. This Sunday’s 60-minute movie will tell the story of a Nebraska decorated veteran who served as a gunner in 58 missions during World War II. The Most Honorable...

 

QUICK WORK MADE OF A BIG JOB

Several layers of shingles were removed and new roofing installed on what was once the original Kimball High School. The repairs were paid for by a combination of fundraisers and endowments and Hays...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    October 22, 2015

Respect Life walk scheduled for Sunday in Kimball

St. Joseph’s Respect Life Walk with be held this Sunday, beginning at 11a.m. at the Catholic Church. All walks of faith are invited to attend. According to event chairperson Kim Baliman, the walk is to bring awareness that all life should be...

 

Ferdinand Karl Schneider

Ferdinand Karl Schneider, 82, of Gering, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. At his request, cremation has taken place. A graveside inurnment was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at Pine Bluffs Cemetery in Pine...

 

Margaret May (Peggy) Dilley

Margaret May (Peggy) Dilley, 80, of Edgewood, Wash., and formerly of Kimball, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. She was born May 14, 1935, in Detroit, Mich. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church...

 

Quilts to be sent to needy families worldwide

Six ladies of the First English Lutheran Church of Kimball were busy this past year quilting a total of 42 colorful quilts that will all make their way to needy families in third world countries,...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    October 22, 2015

Women in Business 2015: Karen Robinson began involvement in family business as a teen

Just as she is an invaluable "jewel" of the Kimball community, lifetime resident Karen Robinson has worked with jewels most of her 80 years of life. Karen is the third generation of her family to...

 

Women in Business 2015: Mother, daughter work together on different tasks in local salon

Rhonda Green has been in business for 27 years, buying her salon, Ducktails Unlimited, in 1988 following cosmetology school. Her business originally began in the little building east of what is now...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    October 22, 2015

Women in Business 2015: Lorna Evelyn has enjoyed 50 years in the retail life in Kimball

Given that she has worked in her present location of LorRon's Department Store for just over 50 years, Lorna Evelyn said that she has obviously has really enjoyed the retail business in Kimball. In...

 

SPNRD sets new irrigation allocations

At the Oct. 13, 2015 South Platte NRD board meeting the board took action to set the new irrigation allocations for the next three-year allocation period set to begin in 2016 and run through 2018....

 
 By John Verser    News    October 22, 2015

Farm Bureau considers taxes and valuations issue

Taxes and agriculture land valuations were the hot topic at last Thursday's annual meeting of the Kimball-Banner County Farm Bureau. Keynote speaker Jay Farris, director of grassroots programs at...

 

Ribbon cutting held at Challenger

The Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcome Challenger Industries to Kimball. From left, Erica Allen, Patrick Brown, Mathew Stierman, Seth Barry, all with Challenger, join...

 

Celebrating homecoming at Potter-Dix School

Potter-Dix students celebrated homecoming in various ways this past week. See more photos in this week's edition of the Western Nebraska Observer....

 

Lady Longhorns take runner-up at SPVA tourney

A good solid week of volleyball for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns topped by a runnerup finish at the SPVA Tournament held at Ogallala. The week started off with a trip to Imperial to face the Chase...

 

Longhorns fall to visiting Hershey, 54-7

The visiting Hershey Panthers ran back the opening kickoff 82 yards for a quick go-ahead touchdown and never looked back in piling up a 54-7 win over the hosting Kimball High Longhorns this past...

 

Barker, Wagner are state cross country qualifiers

Kimball will have two runners representing them at this year's State Class D Cross Country meet being held tomorrow (Friday) at the Kearney Country Club Golf Course. Brandon Barker, a junior, and Zach...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 22, 2015

Coyotes roll past South Platte for 54-20 win

POTTER - Potter-Dix got its first win of the season in style. The Coyotes jumped out to the early lead and went on to maul visiting South Platte for a 54-20 win on Friday night. "Friday night was...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 22, 2015

Knisley qualifies for state cross country meet

For the second straight year, Banner County's Courtney Knisley is headed to the state cross country meet. The sophomore finished 15th individually with a time of 23:12.72 to nab the final qualifying...

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    October 22, 2015

Lady Wildcats fall in MAC tournament

The Banner County Lady Wildcats fell in their MAC tournament match against Leyton, falling 25-8 and 25-10 on Saturday. "We came out timid and didn't play as a team. We beat ourselves. There was some i...

 

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