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Articles from the December 22, 2016 edition

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Santa's Helpers Festive Finale

The holiday season is coming to a close and the year's Santa's Helpers finale included a chili cook-off, cookie exchange and wreath auction with plenty of time for friends to gather and enjoy the...

 

Will changes to ambulance service be worth the cost

Will the upcoming changes to the current ambulance service and the money needed to accomplish this, be worth it for Kimball county residents? That is a question that has been on the minds of many Kimball residents in recent weeks. In the past, the...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Mrs. Claus

Several weeks ago when I was arranging the Observer's Letters to Santa, the elf whom I'd been speaking with had to put me on hold while she found the contract to email me. As I was on hold, a sweet...

 

One step closer to hiring administrator, City conducts two interviews

Representatives from the Kimball City Council, Board of Public Works and City of Kimball staff were present to interview two candidates for the City Administrator position left open when former...

 

Banner County renews superintendent contract

The Banner County Board of Education held a quick and efficient meeting, ending both the semester and the year. On Dec. 12, during their regular meeting, the board approved Lana Side’s superintendent’s contract, extending it through the end of...

 

Proud to (still) be tobacco free

Kimball students have become active members of the Kimball Prevention Coalition (KPC) and have focused on keeping themselves and others tobacco free. Several student leaders have taken the initiative...

 

Randomly Tonia

The evolution of Christmas is a natural progression for millions across the world, and I find that I am no exception. Though Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, has the reason I enjoy this...

 

Focus on family this Christmas

This time of year has always been incredibly magical for me. It’s not just Christmas that makes me feel this way, as it is also the month of my birthday, as well as, the month my first child was born. Even if you were to take away all of those...

 

Growing Kimball from the inside out

A full room of attentive people shared lunch and learned more about the Kimball Area Foundation (KAF) and the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) at the Kimball Library on December 14. Several KAF board members and NFC representatives were on hand to...

 

The heat is on

With unanimous approval on Monday, Dec. 12, from the Kimball Board of Education, the local district will repair the air handler that is housed in a small room off the band room at the junior/senior...

 

New Dimension to perform at Denver Nuggets game this Spring

New Dimension, Kimball High School’s show choir, will once again have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Denver Nuggets game in March. Because the group attended last year, and many...

 

Leaders and green hands

Kimball FFA celebrated the 2016-17 Greenhand ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15 at the Harry E. McNees Auditorium and in the school's agriculture building. The ceremony is called the Greenhand Ceremony as...

 

Lady Coyotes charted win despite missing players

Though the Potter-Dix girls are still missing teammate Audrey Juelfs, and were also missing starting guard Payge Hoffman during the rivalry game against Leyton, they added another win to their...

 

Coyotes struggle with low numbers

The Potter-Dix Coyotes hosted their rival team, the Layton Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 13 for a 62-32 loss. The Coyotes varsity team was outnumbered and outscored, but not for a lack of effort. Leading...

 

Jock Talk

Thanks to Mother Nature, no school sports to report on this week. The terrible cold and nasty weather forced most all of the area schools to call off the scheduled activities although most will be re-scheduled for a later date. I do have a date for...

 

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