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 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 29, 2016 

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...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 29, 2016 

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 our newest change – a compact, easier to handle...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 29, 2016 

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 area to increase membership and activity at the...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    September 29, 2016 

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...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    September 29, 2016 

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...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 29, 2016 

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...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    September 29, 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...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 29, 2016 

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...

 
 News    September 29, 2016 

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...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 22, 2016

Fritz Memorial dog park planned

Kimball may soon be home to a dog park in memory of Fritz, the first Kimball County Sheriff's Department K9 officer, who passed away July 31, 2016 following a sudden illness. Following the loss of...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 22, 2016

Huff placed on leave

Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, who could offer no further information. A confidential source alerted Western Nebraska Observer staff that Huff was under...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 22, 2016

Shots fired call leads to traffic stop

A Labor Day traffic stop caused some citizens and passersby concern. The Western Nebraska Observer received a letter asking why nothing had been printed following “an apparent drug bust near the underpass at I-80 on Highway 71”. The letter...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 22, 2016

Theater facelift continues

The Goodhand Theater received a bit of a facelift this past week, as work continues to ready the building for business. The repainted marquee and signs were rehung following a true team effort,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 22, 2016

Life saving device donated to BVFD

The Bushnell Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donated life-saving, grain bin rescue tube from Farm Credit Services, according to Chief Klent Schnell. FCS donated more than 400 of these de...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 22, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Farmer's Day Dignitaries

Lifelong Kimball resident Martha Mossberg, 99, was chosen as the 2016 Farmer's Day Outstanding Homemaker. Mossberg was born and raised on a farm in Kimball County and graduated from Kimball High...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 22, 2016

Pork and beef donated to Banner County School

This month’s Banner County School board covered numerous issues with decisive understanding of both the school and county’s needs. While reviewing the thorough accounting from Lana Sides, Superintendent, of the school’s first month’s...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 22, 2016

Autumn officially begins today

Today is the Autumn Equinox which is most often referred to as the first day of fall in astronomical terms. The day and night will have near equal representation here in Kimball as the sun crosses the equator heading south for the next six months....

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    September 22, 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 veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 
 News    September 22, 2016

Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week

Dawn Moeser, representing Keep Kimball Beautiful, presented Moul and his four-legged friend, Desi, with the Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week sign. Moul was nominated and chosen for the award based...

 
 News    September 22, 2016

Going to a hukilau

The Kimball County Manor hosted a Luau for residents on Thursday, Sept. 15. Residents enjoyed many games, a hula performance and unusual tropical treats throughout the afternoon....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 15, 2016

Local doctor performs nearly 500 "hug screenings" in Uganda

Imagine a country the size of Oregon with nearly 40 million residents. Now, imagine half of them are 16 years of age or younger, few have ever received medical care for any reason and most of the...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 15, 2016

Appraisal contract approved for Kimball Co.

The Nebraska Department of Revenue approved the $162,575 contract for Stanard Appraisal Services, Inc. to complete work for the Kimball County Assessor’s Office. This information was received by Sherri Winstrom, Kimball County Assessor and relayed...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 15, 2016

It's great to be Queen, search begins for 2016 royalty

What young lady, aged 16 to 19, wouldn’t want a $250 scholarship, $75 in Chamber Dollars, and a pedicure or manicure? That is what the 2016 Farmer’s Day Queen will be awarded once chosen. Applications are currently being accepted for the position...

 

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