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Letter to the Editor

To the Good People of Kimball, This past Thursday, a sizable number of out-of-towners visited your town to attend the funeral of our family member (niece, cousin, god daughter, …) Erin Aerni. As Pastor Boltjes noted to the attendees during the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Opinion    July 20, 2017 

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Due to unfortunate email issues within our office, which we are attempting to resolve, several important legal notices were missed and failed to print this week. This is through no fault of the entities required to publish the notices. These notices...

 

Letter to the Editor

Gabby and Willy could hardly wait to plant their garden. They were going to have the best garden in the neighborhood. It’s a beautiful day to plant a garden. Gabby and Willy filled their wheelbarrow with a hoe, a rake, a watering can, gloves and...

 

Letter to the Editor

I love wood. There are no two pieces of wood alike – no twins. I have had many dreams fulfilled in my life and a few dreams are still waiting in the future. One of my dreams was to have a rugged western wood fence. I built it. Many people stopped...

 

Letter to the Editor

I want to thank the City of Kimball for all the great help and support during LorRons Department Store “Quitting Business” sale over the last two months. I have had great help from the Chamber of Commerce, City of Kimball, the Economic...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Opinion    May 25, 2017

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There are news or feature stories that are tough to write, some are technical and every detail is important. It is crucial to explain hard-to-understand facts in an easy-to-understand way. Some news stories point out missed opportunities or even...

 

Letter to the Editor

Wow, I went in to pay our city bill the other day, Mrs. Baker pulls up our account and looks across the counter at me and says there’s no balance due. “There’s no balance due?” “Nope it’s been paid, there is actually a credit of $26.” I...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Opinion    May 4, 2017

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After several weeks of searching, the Western Nebraska Observer staff is full once again. Our previous advertising representative, Stefanie Bartels, took a position with the local post office. We are thrilled for Stef, and though we miss her dearly,...

 

Are you living in your truth?

We all have choices that we make everyday, truly every moment of everyday. Many are minor choices, what to eat, which street to drive down or what movie to watch but some are bigger choices that will impact the rest of our existence. Whether our...

 

Randomly Tonia

Once a man could travel hundreds, even thousands of miles, find a piece of land suitable (or not) to his needs, lay claim and call it his. Those days are long gone. But in the more recent past, a person (because by this time a woman could own land)...

 

Empathy for all living things

There is a mountain lion on the loose in the Bushnell area, or so the rumors say. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website, mountain lions have been making a comeback in Nebraska since the 1990’s. Many of you may remember the... Full story

 

Consequences and compassion

Once again for the record, this article is my opinion.This means that whatever I write here is written from my own perspective and not the opinion of the Western Nebraska Observer. If you would like to share your own opinions, you may submit a...

 

Randomly Tonia

Positivity is a word that is not recognized by my spell check. Weird, right?! It is, however, in the dictionary, and it means exactly what we would think: 1.the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude The tendency to...

 

Letter to the editor: Farmers Day pre-planning begins

Hello All – I am delighted to announce that this year marks the 91st Kimball Farmer’s Day, which will take place on Saturday, September 23. In addition to the main Farmers Day Events in September, the committee will host a Fun Night sometime...

 
 By Aleta Pearson    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Shame on us

For those of you who do not know, I will put on record that I enjoy my job and one of my greatest joys is writing a weekly opinion piece. Buckle up readers, this week is a doozie. As I said, I truly enjoy my job, I feel that I’m somewhat good at...

 

Letter to the editor

In a recent KNEB news item I was quoted as saying, “the commissioners felt it was time to hand the ambulance service over to qualified people in the medical field.” That quote is accurate but unfortunately it seems to have been misinterpreted.... Full story

 

Randomly Tonia

Some recent illegal activity, namely car theft and burglary, has the town talking. While most are sharing the reports via Facebook posts, some are reacting with little surprised or angry emoticons and some are commenting as well. One posting party...

 

LTTE: Let me in immigration man

This letter is in response to the recent articles covering immigration. My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen,...

 

Delusions and disappointment

I found myself writing this weeks editorial on Monday, President’s Day. When I first realized this fact I became frustrated with the sudden realization that our government offices were closed for the holiday. As it is my responsibility to compile t...

 

Dream a little dream

I awoke at 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, remarkably aware of every detail of the seemingly quite long dream I had just had. The possible reasons for why I had dreamed what I had kept me awake several hours, or as is the way it goes, until a half hour...

 

Randomly Tonia

Just a few mornings ago I woke up still tired and groggy, sure that it was at least an hour before my usual wake up time. As I sat up in bed the tell-tale ache in my head and the stiffness in my neck screamed that my night was anything but restful....

 

Dear Valentine...or, "What I learned from Valentine's Day"

Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, a day that is honored not just in America, but in several places across the world. Many people often exchange flowers, candy, cards and gifts with friends and loved ones on this day to show their affection. It has b...

 

Shadow or not, spring is coming, just don't bet on it

Every February 2nd, for longer than anyone can remember, has been a day of foretelling the weather. Although history can be clouded (pun intended), it’s believed that Groundhog Day may have originated in the Celtic lands of Europe where it was... Full story

 

President Trump, time and Nebraska sunsets

There is so much I want to say about last Friday’s Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President of the United States, and yet so much has already been said that I find it might be easier to attempt a lengthy commentary on the less...

 

LTTE: The Bridge Builder

An old man, going a lone highway came at the evening cold and gray, to a chasm, vast and deep and wide, through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; the sullen stream held no fears for him, but he turned when...

 

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