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 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...

 
 News    September 15, 2016  
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 15, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: Yundi Hu (Cece)

New foreign exchange student, Yundi Hu (known here as Cece), may have been born a city girl but she is enjoying small town living and is very happy to be part of the Mark and Tiffani Anderson family....

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    September 15, 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...

 
 News    September 15, 2016

Yard of the Week

The home of Chauncey and Stephanie Pedersen on the corner of 700 S. Webster in Kimball blooms in fall colors with cheery yellow wild sunflowers, Black-eyed Susans, butterfly bushes and a currant...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 15, 2016

Demolition derby to return with a bang

The Kimball Ag Society will once again host a Demolition Derby, its largest fundraiser, at the Kimball Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 24 beginning at 3 p.m., with a beer garden opening at 1 p.m. Last year there were 25 participants, 15 the year...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 15, 2016

2016 "experimental" year for Farmer's Day Mud Volleyball

2016 will be the inaugural year for the Kimball Farmer’s Day Mud Volleyball tournament, on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Kimball County Fairgrounds. This year is “experimental” according to event coordinator Regan Hinton, who hopes for at least...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 15, 2016

Commissioners approve updates to courthouse ladies room

On September 6, the Kimball County Commissioners met for their regular bi-monthly meeting covering many aspects of the county’s welfare. In commissioner reports Board member Daria Faden reported a possible art contest to decorate the shuttle, as...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    News    September 15, 2016

Ambulance Task Force representative presents findings to County

Kimball County Commissioners Board and Kimball County Ambulance Task Force look into possible interfaculty services to better serve Kimball County. Members of the Kimball County Ambulance Task Force presented their findings on September 6 to the...

 
 News    September 15, 2016  
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 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 8, 2016

Miss Potter Days 2016

Announcing the 2016 Miss Potter Days queen – Miss Trinity Langley. The Potter Beta Sigma Phi sorority named Trinity Miss Potter Days 2016, following a count of ballots from the community. Langley...

 

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