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 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 30, 2015 

City of Kimball budget improving, auditor says

The Kimball City Council reviewed the 2013-2014 city budget during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 21. Terry Galloway, of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, CPA, presented the budget to council via telephone and outlined...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Celebrating Earth Day

Fifth grade students from Mary Lynch Elementary School ventured over to the Kimball County Manor last Wednesday (April 22) to help plant trees for Earth Day. The trees, two hackberry trees and one...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 30, 2015 

Main Street program helps with improvements in Kimball

There are many noticeable improvements to businesses along Chestnut street in Kimball, including the new signage at the intersection of Chestnut and Third, also known as the junction of highways 30...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 30, 2015 

Friends and Neighbors: Les Reemts' planned short stay in Kimball has lasted over 50 years

Les Reemts built a life in Kimball in a somewhat accidental way. He completed pharmaceutical college in Scottsbluff, where he worked for nearly two years before he moved with his wife, Beverly, to...

 
 By John Verser    News    April 30, 2015 

Library nets over $1,350 for murder mystery performance of the 'Sour Grapes of Wrath'

The Friends of the Kimball Library's first-ever mystery murder dinner theater was a smashing success. The two-night fundraiser netted more than $1,350 to go to the library's carpet fund, said Kimball...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Roadwork to begin Monday from Dix to Cheyenne County line

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of May 4 on US-30 from Dix east to the Cheyenne county line, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Paulsen, Inc., of Cozad, Nebraska, has the $2,766,948 contract for concrete repair, AD...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 30, 2015 

Council combines bonds

The Kimball City Council included the city’s waterworks plant and water system in the Combined Utilities Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Series 2013) at its regularly scheduled meeting held April 21. The council heard from Mark Mumford, vice...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Oliver Reservoir advisory meeting is Thursday

The South Platte NRD and the Oliver Reservoir Advisory Committee are hosting a public meeting to discuss the future of the Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area west of Kimball. The meeting will be held at the Kimball Public Library at 7 p.m. on...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Kimball Public Library receives 2 matching grants

The Kimball Public Library was one of 10 in Nebraska that received a boost in the form of grants from the Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund. The library received $5,000 toward its carpet fund and received another $2,7000 for the MakerCamp. The funds...

 
 By Jan Sears    News    April 30, 2015 

Preservation week and Kimball's oral history project

The Prairie Tales Oral History Project is a vital part of collecting and preserving the history of the area – Kimball County and the surrounding area. Interviewers have been active and have collected about a dozen stories. Preservation Week is...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

20 years in the Navy

Chief Petty Officer Troy Beard is embarking on his 20th year in the Navy in August. He is a command career counselor for the Navy. Troy is stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his wife, Kristen, and...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Signing a cheerleading scholarship

Kimball senior Jordyn McDowall accepted a cheerleading scholarship to Concordia University in Seward. McDowall and her father, Clay, met with coaches from the school to sign scholarship papers and a...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Stock market champions

Aliyah Baber, left, and Amy Birkhofer placed first in the Spring 2015 competition of the Nebraska Stock Market Game for elementary students. They made a growth of 11 percent on their money. They...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

BC students participate in mock debate at capitol

Banner County students participated in a mock debate on LB643 (medical marijuana) last week as part of State Senator Ken Schilz's Student Senate Program. Pictured, from left, are: Roby Fonseca, Kadan...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Coloring contest winner

Alexia Schaeffer, 10, was one of six winners in the Observer's Easter coloring contest held last month. She was one of two winners in the 9-10 age category....

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

3 students inducted into National Honor Society at KHS

On Monday, Kimball High School inducted three students into its chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). All three students are current sophomores at Kimball High School. They are Hollie Clark,...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Kimball FFA competes at state

The Kimball FFA recently competed at state in a variety of contests. Results not previously available include the junior parliamentary procedure team earning a bronze emblem. Members of that team...

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Scouts help the historical society

Boy Scout Troop 87 has been helping the Kimball County Historical Society with cleaning inside the old Kimball County High School....

 
 News    April 30, 2015 

Planting trees

Fifth grade students from Mary Lynch Elementary School plant trees last Wednesday outside the Kimball County Manor for Earth Day....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

Hail hits area, I-80 shuts down in wacky weather week

Kimball County received more rain in the last week than it had all the previous weeks of the year combined and saw westbound Interstate 80 closed for a couple hours last Friday night. Although no...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

Purple pinkie for a good cause

Ireland Olson, left, paints the pinkie of Brooklin Golding purple for the Interact Club's Purple Pinkie fundraiser on Friday morning at Mary Lynch Elementary School. Students and staff at both...

 
 By John Verser    News    April 23, 2015

Commissioners hire help for veterans service office

The Kimball County Commissioners approved the hiring of additional help for the veterans service office at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The commissioners agreed to hire a part-time administrative assistant for the veterans service office...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

Observer wins 3 NPA awards

The Western Nebraska Observer earned three awards in the 2015 Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The press association announced the awards at its annual convention held over the weekend in Lincoln. The Observer finished second...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Kimball resident Minnie Lebruska has seen a lot in her 105 years

The 105 balloons did not fit in the small net suspended above the table where Minnie Lebruska, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday, April 15. Employees at the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

Kuhns to compete in regional pageant

Kimball first grader Ashlynn Kuhns will travel to Rapid City, S.D., May 15-16 to compete in the Our Little Miss regional competition. This competition teaches youngsters grace under pressure and with...

 

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