Week of July 18, 2024

  • WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

    Kimball native Ryan Heidemann met up with his first flight instructor, Ed Nelson, recently at the Kimball Airport. They are standing in front of the aircraft that Ryan began his lessons in, a 1950s Cessna 140 two-seater. Ryan, a United Airlines pilot, took his first lessons when he was 17. In a few weeks, he will be hitting the magical retirement number for airline pilots after his 37 year, 2 month career. Ryan flies a Boeing 787 internationally. "Who would have thought a kid from Kimball...

  • Sentinel Missile Project Gets Green Light

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer

    The Sentinel missile program, hoped to boost this area’s economy, will continue with an increase in costs and a delay in construction, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. The department, Congress and Pentagon determined that the Sentinel program is essential to national security and there are no alternatives to the program at a lesser cost, according to information that the department released. Other reasons for the certification of the Sentinel program were listed as: The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation agreed that...

  • Owner Brings 40 Years Of Experience To New Eatery

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer

    Kimball's new Heritage Cafe has been painted and remodeled, the kitchen has been rearranged, and it is open for business at 214 S. Walnut St. Right now, it is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but the owners anticipate additional days and evenings. They are getting acclimated to Kimball and their new business. Owners Doug Mallett and his daughter, Deborah O'Connor, have made the place a family affair with her daughter and son-in-law adding to the business. Deborah has already...

  • Golf Pro Resignation Accepted; Sprinklers To Be Bought

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer

    A special meeting of the Parks and Rec Operating Board was held on Wednesday, July 10, to accept the resignation of Four Winds golf pro Edward Tamsett. Tamsett, from Australia, took the Four Winds golf pro job in the spring of 2023 after long-time golf pro Chad Wise left. The operating board’s newest appointed member is Jenna Miller, and the chairman is Henry Heeg. Other members include John Morrison, Rich Flores, Jaclyn Burks and vice chairman Pat O’Brien. O’Brien was absent from the July 10 meeting. The second order of business on the...

  • UNDER THE BIGTOP

    When the Culpepper & Merriweather Grand Combined Circus came to town Sunday, it was a show for all ages under the bigtop on Kimball Jr/Sr High School grounds. Two performances of the Farmers Day fundraiser were pushed back to later in the day due to the heat. See other photos, Page...

  • No Bids Yet To Buy Old Hospital

    The Kimball County Commissioners anticipated opening bids at their July 16 meeting to purchase the former Kimball Health Services hospital at 505 South Burg Street, but no bids were submitted. The building was shown to two different parties, but neither one made an offer, officials said. Now, attorney Matt Turman will contact realtors on behalf of the county and try to proceed with selling the property. The commissioners also met with appointed officials, including Randy Bymer and Darcee Wheeland, to receive updates on the road department and...

  • Muench Resigning From City Council

    Kimball City Councilman Don Muench has resigned his position, according to the agenda for the Tuesday, July 15, council meeting. Muench was elected after running as a write-in candidate for City Council in November 2022. He took office in December 2022 and has served on the council for one year and seven months. He could not be immediately reached for comment. The council planned to address the opening during its meeting. – Daria...

  • ABLE KUHNS 2ND, ASHLYNN KUHNS 4TH AT NATIONALS

    Able Kuhns, left, of Kimball finished second while competing for his first national title in 10U 8 ball at the Junior National 8-Ball Championship in Quincy, Ill. He also was 7/8th in 14U Heyball, 13-16th in 14U Heyball, 13-16th in 14U 9 ball, and 33rd-48th in 16U 10 ball. Meanwhile, his sister Ashlynn Kuhns took fourth in 16U 9 ball, 17th-24th in 18U 10 ball, and 25th-32nd in 16U 8 ball. Donovan Seymour, center, placed first in the 10U 8 ball...

  • 36 Teams Compete At Vince's Tourney

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer

    Twenty golfers at the 15th annual Vince's Corner Golf Tournament won the chance to chip from 100 yards out on hole 16, and the winner of the contest would take home a golf cart donated by the Panhandle Auto Group. Jeff Greenwood chipped within 3 feet of the cup to take home the golf cart. The Vince's tournament is comprised of 36 teams and players, who come from California, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and all over Nebraska. Here are the results of top finishers in each of the four divisions: A...

  • NOLAN COOK MAKES FINALS AT NATIONALS

    Kimball trap team members gather for a group photo during this past week's national competition at Mason, Michigan. Nolan Cook became the first Kimball student to qualify for the individual national finals by hitting 98 of 100 targets. He hit 98/100 in the finals to finish 66th of 1,800 competitors. "Our Kimball Trap team did an excellent job of representing our district and community," Kimball Public Schools Superintendent Trevor Anderson...

  • Central Banner 4Hers Git-R-Done In Lincoln

    Four members of the Central Banner 4-H Club competed with other 4-Hers from all over Nebraska in the State 4-H Premier Communications Event in Lincoln on June 18. Isaac Olsen (17), Luke Olsen (13), Gabe Olsen (10) and Theodore Perry (9) wrote and prepared speeches on topics related to their 4-H experiences. Isaac competed in the Senior Prepared Speech Event, Luke Olsen competed in the Intermediate Prepared Speech Event, and Gabe Olsen and Theodore Perry competed in the Junior Prepared Speech...

  • Hotter Here Than In Nevada & Oklahoma

    Barb Cross, The Observer

    Hot Time, Summer in the City ... or around here anyway! One day last week I was watching temperatures and comparing those with family in Nevada and Oklahoma, and ours were higher for 3 or 4 days. Cooling off now in only 90s for the rest of the month, maybe. Harvest is well under way even with some recent rain and hopefully that will out run any hail we might be in for. The Farmers Market is still every Saturday at 18th Street Plaza from 8-11 a.m. and the folks in Morrill have theirs at the FOMO Park on the east side every Tuesday from 6-9...

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