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 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 23, 2017 

Kimball's annual Spelling Bee winners

It takes awhile to narrow down the top 30 spellers in grades four through eight at Kimball schools, but the annual Kimball Spelling Bee finally did just that. Each of the five grades were represented...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 23, 2017 

Stolen vehicles used to commit additional crimes

Four stolen vehicles in one week in Kimball County led to the recovery of a stolen Dodge pickup from Sedgwick, Colo., behind the Dix Bible Church according to Kimball County Sheriff Investigator...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 23, 2017 

Clean up costly for Kimball crews

After years of trying, the City of Kimball was finally able to complete the abatement process at 212 S. Burg St. in Kimball, a property they have attempted to abate since 2010, according to Kimball...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 23, 2017 

Friends and Neighbors: Wayne Robbins Family; Friends of the KVFD

The Wayne Robbins family and subsequently Z&S Construction have been generous donators and supporters of the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department for generations. Three to be exact. Wayne Robbins became...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 23, 2017 

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 Aleta Pearson    News    February 23, 2017 

Students present tobacco/drug free

On February 7, 2017 five high school students along with their counselor, Chauncey Pedersen, met with the Kimball County Commissioners to give a quick presentation about their work in promoting a...

 
 News    February 23, 2017 

$15,000 raised for local tumbling program

Saturday, February 18, was the site of a recent fundraising at the Historic Kimball High School Gym. Local women, Brooke Kiefer and Riley McNees raised just under $15,000 for the Kimball Carpenter...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Tax exemption requests heard

The Board of Equalization met on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for their regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting. Scheduled for that meeting was a public hearing and discussion of Permissive Exemption Applications for both the Kimball County Hospital...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Commissioners consider Kimball County roads and bridges

Kimball County Commissioners held a public hearing to receive comments about the proposed One and Six Year Road Improvement Program during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. With no comments from the public, after some additional discussion...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 16, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Mike Winget

Mike Winget is living his childhood dream, right here in Kimball. Since the beginning of this month Winget is the newest member of the Kimball Police Department (KPD). Winget grew up with two... Full story

 
 By Harry Gillway    News    February 16, 2017

Sheriff's Corner: Immigration

The other day I checked Facebook and a friend had posted a video from a Veteran Marine, Steven Gern working as a contractor in Iraq. What he said made perfect sense and reasonable about the 90 day imm...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 16, 2017

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... Full story

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 16, 2017

Unlawful dumping = big costs

Disposing of unwanted items alongside county roads is a growing concern, is considered littering and is unlawful by Nebraska revised state statute 28-523. With hundreds of miles of county roads in...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 9, 2017

Keep calm and color on - Kimball's coloring club

Although the days have been cloudy and cold, flowers, birds, butterflies and other signs of summer have recently popped up on the walls of the dining room at Vista Villa. A welcoming ensemble of...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 9, 2017

MRSA - It's a big deal but it doesn't have to be

Though Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is serious, it doesn’t have to cause panic. In fact, the bacterial infection is not more contagious than others, it is simply resistant to many antibiotics, according to the Centers for...

 
 By For the Western Nebraska Observer    News    February 9, 2017

Sidney High School takes top honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest

A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Gering at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The first place team was...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 9, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Dan Dean

Just one short week on the job and Kimball's new City Administrator, Dan Dean, has jumped in feet first and with a broad smile described his first day, Wednesday, Feb. 1, as full of meetings. "I got...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 9, 2017

Heart to Heart

Ever since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart Month in 1964, Americans have been celebrating both love and heart health during the month of February. The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day is the gift of life, for all of yo...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    February 9, 2017

Heart to Heart

From the Western Nebraska Observer archives: January 9, 1947 159 marriage licenses by county court Marriage licenses issued in Kimball county showed an increase of almost 75 percent in 1946, according to the records of County Judge Orville C....

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 9, 2017

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...

 
 News    February 2, 2017

Congratulations, it's a Boy!

Jayden Martin Serrano was born on January 17, 2017 to Sheena Erickson and Shane Seranno. Jayden weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches long. The first baby of 2017 was happily welcomed by...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 2, 2017

Kimball Event Center headed in the right direction

The Kimball Event Center was put up for bids following a special Kimball City Council meeting on Nov. 8, 2016, with the caveat that it be used in a similar fashion to its current use – as an event venue and community center. “The price was set...

 

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