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 News    February 11, 2016 
 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

Reverse 911 system soon replaced

The local emergency alert system will soon be replaced following an address to the Kimball County Commissioners from Sheriff Harry Gillway last week, regarding the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program. The program, launched in...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 11, 2016 

Wellness center considered and meetings reduced

Amid discussion regarding ongoing costs associated with the Kimball Event Center, the Kimball City Council considered partnering with the Kimball County Board of Commissioners and Kimball Health Services to bring a wellness center to Kimball. The...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 11, 2016 

An agreement renegotiated

The Kimball City Council presented Keep Kimball Beautiful with an amended contract on Tuesday, Feb. 2 following Mayor Keith Prunty’s continued attempts to reach an agreement. Prunty began by stating that he had followed up with discussions from for...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

Friends and Neighbors: Henry Heeg

Henry Heeg, Sr., comes from a long line of community "doers" in Kimball, and he is no different. Heeg, his family and extended families host the annual Vince's Corner Golf Tournament, one of...

 
 News    February 11, 2016 
 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

Locals receive fraudulent calls

Last Friday, Feb. 5, Kimball resident Jody Childress Hardin received a call that registered as Washington, D.C., on her caller I.D. The caller left a message on Hardin’s answering machine, requesting her to return a call to them. When the woman...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

Local teen awarded for heroism

A small group of residents, ambulance crew members and the Kimball City Mayor, joined one grateful Helen Kuhlman to honor 18 year old Garrett Pruett, of Kimball, who some have called a hero. The...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

War inspires commitment

Although the war began with Nazi Germany’s attack on Poland in September 1939, the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. Roosevelt worked to prepare our...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

Traditional gifts for Valentine's Day

Traditionally, in the United States – we celebrate Valentine's Day by giving flowers, cards and chocolate. However, have you ever wondered where these traditions may have come from? According to...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 11, 2016 

Gillways offer camp host services

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway petitioned the Oliver Reservoir Advisory Committee (ORAC), of which he is a member, to consider him and his wife, Ann, for a possible position as camp hosts at...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 11, 2016 

KPS builds on technology

Throughout the school year Kimball Jr./Sr. High School has made some exciting advances with technology in the classroom, though they are not teaching technology as much as they are teaching core subjects using technology as a tool. “We are wading...

 
 News    February 4, 2016  
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 4, 2016

Kimball graduate named UNMC student of the month

Despite excelling in her studies, aspiring to be a yogi and being named the UNMC College of Medicine January student of the month, Constance Mietus, a 2005 graduate of Kimball High School maintains that she is actually pretty boring. “I feel...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 4, 2016

Speech team places again

The talented and passionate Kimball High School speech team, who faced some tough competition at the Perkins County competition on Saturday, Jan. 30, had a great day according to coach Jennifer Dillinger and came home in fourth place out of 21...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 4, 2016

BPW considers refunds

The Kimball Board of Public Works was asked to review their utility deposit policy during their most recent board meeting, on Monday, Jan. 26. The policy was questioned by longtime resident Harold Farrar, who was told he would have a $100 deposit...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 4, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: The Shermans

A great sense of humor and an obvious admiration for each other keep Jowain and Linda Sherman on the move. Jowain said of their continuous busy lifestyle that they "would rather wear out – than...

 
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 By Tonia Copeland    News    February 4, 2016

Local Cub Scouts plan pinewood derby

With two years of Pinewood Derbies under their belt, local Cub Scout Pack 31 is ready to take it to the next level and are offering an open class following their cub scout derby. The open class is being offered as a fun, community event as well as a...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 4, 2016  
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LTTE: Setting the record straight

I would like to set the record straight on the article in last week’s Observer. It was titled “ I-80 emergency leads to methamphetamine arrest”. The article states that “Both the Kimball County Ambulance along with the Dix First responders...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 4, 2016

Veterans History Project

Life as it was known in the United States, changed on the 7th of December 1941. Our Nation was struck by enemy forces. Some 2500 people were killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor. The staggering amount of destruction, damage, and slaughter was not...

 
 News    February 4, 2016  

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