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 By Tom Southard    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Jock Talk

Come rain or shine, the Teammates Golf Tournament was determined to go on, and it did, complete with rain and shine. With a 1 p.m. start time, following lunch and registration, the rules were told to the golfers and Greg Robinson said we are getting... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Jock Talk

It is Teammates Golf time this Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and you can still get your 4-person scramble team entered if you call the Four Winds Pro Shop. Your $60 entry fee per player will get you lunch at the Trap Shoot building at... Full story


Letter to the Editor

This writing is in response to the John and Suny Moore ‘Letter to the Editor’ dated June 7, 2018. I feel that there should be clarification regarding the directing of the program this year, as opposed to all the prior years. First of all, it was...


Letter to the Editor - Walking Trail

Anyone with a computer or a smart phone can google “dog parks” and explore the pros and cons. You can ask the opinions of veterinarians such as myself, dog psychologists, and other animal care experts as to the advantages and disadvantages of...

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Jock Talk

I enjoyed an All Star Basketball Saturday evening giving me one more opportunity to watch some of our immediate area All Star girls in action, including Kimball’s Hannah Biesecker, who had an All Star performance hitting 4 treys and scoring in... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Jock Talk

The 2018 Nebraska State Track Meet is now history and we had some outstanding performances from our immediate area of athletes who made the trip. You can catch those results in another story in today’s observer Sports. Unfortunately, as you read th... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Jock Talk

It’s District competition time. The Kimball High Track Team will be at District in Sutherland today (Thursday), with a start time of 10 a.m. Mountain Time. Two of the Longhorn tracksters will be looking for return trips to the State meet in Omaha... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Jock Talk

The weather is still playing havoc with our area sports schedules and our Kimball High Track athletes had their meet at Morrill cancelled this past Saturday because of the winter-type storm that rolled into the area. Now, a select few that made the...

 By Tom Southard    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Jock Talk

A slow week of activities for the local sports teams due to weather postponements or cancellations. This week should get busy. The High School track team did not go to Grant this past Saturday due to the stormy weather, but are scheduled to compete a... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Roughing It

Let me begin by saying that I prefer to write about the fun events, the good news and the easy-to-read features of small town life. I do not enjoy writing negative articles about anyone or anything, nor do others in this job position. Regardless of...


Letter to the Editor - Kimball displays ongoing support of community events

I moved to Kimball in the fall of 1979 and right from the start, I learned how generous and how supportive the Kimball community is of Kimball High School programs. During my first year in Kimball as a member of the marching band, we had to go out...


Letter to the Editor - Representing Nebraska well

We’re passers-through from Fort Morgan, Colorado who were done a huge favor recently by a Kimball resident and two others with local connections. We’d like to publically thank them. During a recent storm, my wife and I got stuck in a ditch....


What makes the holiday season special to you?

Holidays are just around the corner. Wow, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone, seems like it was just a month or so ago that we were celebrating New Years Eve. But no matter how fast or slow this year seems to have gone by for you, it is...


Letter to the Editor - Recognition well deserved

I would like to thank you for the Friends & Neighbors article from your November 2nd edition that recognized my good friend and “twin brother” (although from different mothers) Mr. Ed Avila. Since the day in September 1966 that Ed stood up in...


Roughing It

Beloved basketball player, “inventor of the Jump Shot”, coach and great hardworking man, was honored last Friday night at the Arena-Auditorium on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. Kenny Sailors was actually born in Bushnell, on Jan....


Roughing It

As a kid I loved Halloween like just about every kid, but my sister and I were the ones who never, ever had store bought costumes. My mom made us a costume every single year, most of the time she had our costume already picked out before we could...


Letter to the Editor

Atta Boys and Girls on the Grim Reaper team in Kimball. I’ve read the article twice and wish every school could have this program. I’m sure most students haven’t given much thought to these problems. Also, other distractions include radio,...


Letter to the Editor

This letter was sent to Mayor Prunty and shared with WNO later. Mr. Keith Prunty, I sent you a letter and it was returned to me because I did not have your name. The massage I want to convey is that Mr. Hernandez helped us. Ben and I are seniors and...


Letter to the Editor

I just wanted to share with you how impressed I was with the ELITE OILFIELD presence in the Farmers Day Parade. I am very proud of Mark Green, Spencer Teasley and their team for all they did to show Kimball what young Entrepreneurs can do when they...


Letter to the Editor - Life in a small town

I have lived in Kimball for most of my adult life, and am a proud resident of both Nebraska and our town. There is so much to love about life here – we know each other well, we are passionate about our beliefs and sports teams and are there for...


Letter to the Editor - Small town hospital appreciated!

I recently had to have 6 weeks of twice a day IV antibiotics. I chose to have this done at the Kimball hospital. I have nothing but kind words to say for the entire nursing staff for helping me through this. They made this experience much more...


Roughin It

Is it getting the news from the local area, reading the opinions and letters to the editor? How about the first sports writing, or the great anniversary announcements? Are you a teacher and use them in your classroom for your students, or a local...


Roughing It

So many fun events this weekend, I am excited to be able to enjoy the whole weekend and most of all the events this year. It seems like every other year we have something else going at least one of the days and we aren’t able to spend as much time...


Letter to the Editor

Its hard to believe it’s this time of year again, with August coming to a close, Farmer’s Day is just around the corner. This year Farmer’s Day will be September 22nd-24th and the theme is Fun in the Sun! The Farmer’s Day Committee is...


Roughing It

I am a big history person, at least family history and things that are near and close to my heart. Like I have said before, I grew up in Laramie and have spent a lot of time north of Laramie, up in the Medicine Bow area. There are so many historical...


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