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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...

 

Roughin It

There is a lot of talk in the community lately about keeping tourists in town and wanting people to travel here and to want to stay here - to be a part. First impressions are often the ones that make the biggest difference, and social media has a...

 

Letter to the Editor

“Yeah, I’m in the special class this term. Sure, I like it all right, we have lots of fun and the work’s got some sense to it. I do it. Why did I get put there? Well, I ain’t so sure. The report said I had a low I.Q. But nobody noticed it...

 

Roughing It

The smell of Football is in the air! With all the talk of fall sports getting ready to start, this, of course, means the seasons are changing, some places a little faster than others. It seems like it just wants to stay hot in the Kimball area....

 
 By D    Opinion    August 17, 2017

Roughing It

Fair, the word brings back a lot of memories for me as well as many past 4-H and FFA members. Fair is that special time of year when it seems to be all hurry up and wait for parents as well as all the kids. This is my first year of being a parent of...

 

Randomly Tonia

I recently attended a community meeting focused on Kimball’s future, our strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities for Kimball and potential threats to our growth. The meeting was well attended and many thoughts were shared. Our strengths...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Roughing It

A lot like my last column I will repeat a similar set of life lessons that some people forget sometimes. Respect, treat others the way youwant to be treated. Good sportsmanship, is when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other...

 

Letter to the Editor

Money was scarce, and times were hard, but when things got tough, we did without and cut back on our lifestyles. We didn’t look to the government to make up the difference. People with food stamps weren’t buying junk food or trading them for...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Roughing It

Believe it or not there is a black market for horse hair, actually a very large one at that. The clippings of mane and tails are used for many different things, including jewelry, belts, horse tack, pottery, and even hair extensions for show horses....

 

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...

 

Randomly Tonia

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

Randomly Tonia

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

Randomly Tonia

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...

 

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...

 

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