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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 18, 2018

26 pounds of Marijuana confiscated in Kimball Co. in a string of I-80 traffic stops

According to a statement from the Nebraska State Patrol last Tuesday, Oct. 9, 81 pounds of marijuana and 5,000 THC vape cartridges were seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Kimball County. This was one of three traffic stops on I-80 which...

 

PPHD gift may increase mindful motorists

Kimball just received a gift that may keep on giving – drivers a real look at how fast they are going, that is. The Panhandle Public Health District sent a speed indicator to the City of Kimball las...

 

KPD to enforce school permit laws

Following complaints to the local authorities, Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer warns young drivers to follow the letter of the law with provisional permits. A School Permit is required for drivers under the age of 16 to operate a motor vehicle...

 

Lady Horns take two losses and earn a win in SPVA tournament play

The Lady Horns played in the SPVA Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 13, losing to Chase County and Bridgeport before winning against Perkins County. The Kimball ladies battled the Chase County Longhorns,...

 

Longhorns qualify three for state cross country

Kimball runners competed in the district contest on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Bridgeport and qualified three for state – seniors Zachery Wagner, a three-time state qualifier, and Thomas Lenzen as well...

 

Sutherland 44, Kimball 26

The Kimball High football team saw their season record dip to the loss side Friday night at Senior Parent’s Night for the Horns losing to a hard hitting Sutherland Sailor Club 44-26. The Horns are now 3 and 4 on the season with their final game of...

 

Lady Coyotes take Minatare 3-0

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes have had a couple of rough weeks since the end of September and their trials had them hoping to pick up some wins and a little bit of momentum. They seemed headed in the right direction with their Oct. 12 win, 3-0,...

 

Potter-Dix falls to Minatare

Potter-Dix faced off with the Minatare Indians in a conference match-up at home last Friday, Oct. 12. The Indians were able to hold the Coyotes scoreless until the fourth quarter of the game, while the Indians continued building their own points. The...

 

Jock Talk

The Fall Sports season is fast coming to an end. Kimball plays their final football game tonight (Thursday) with a 6 p.m. kickoff at Bayard. It will be a battle of 3 win-4 loss teams with the winner going to an even 4 and 4 season. The calendar also...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Early morning call leads to Kimball man's sixth DUI

Cliff (Skip) Coyle was arrested early in the morning of Sunday, Oct. 7 following a trespassing call to Kimball Dispatch. According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 1:14 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2018 Officer Michael Winget of the Kimball Police...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Residents share a love of growing with entire facility

As the weather is turning cooler the folks at the Kimball County Manor might be soon missing the fresh juicy tomatoes Roger Erickson has produced all summer. Erickson, a resident of the Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 11, 2018 

Kimball High School received national recognition, bronze award

Kimball High School was recently recognized as a top school in the nation by US News and World Reports, which collected data from, and rated more than, 20,500 public schools throughout the nation....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Pictometry contract garners much local attention

One agenda item for the Kimball County Commissioners, held over from last month, became a local social media hot topic prior to the Oct. 2 regular board meeting. Though many residents voiced concern over social media, just one attended the meeting...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 11, 2018 

Jury duty – an American gifted obligation

Editor’s note: This is the final of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information. Few are the exemptions from jury duty and many are the requirements. This indicates the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Kimball woman faces three felony counts including attempted murder

A call to Kimball Dispatch for gunshots heard at a local motel in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 3. According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 11:33 p.m. Officer Michael Winget responded to Motel Kimball after Shirrin Sharifpour age 37 of...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    October 11, 2018 

Records set and records broken in back-to-back cross country meets

Running back-to-back meets is tough enough, but when those meets are conference finals more than an hour away from home, the pressure might seem too much. Not so for our Longhorn runners, who used the opportunity to best school records set new...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    October 11, 2018 

Payton Wise State medal winner

Kimball High freshman Payton Wise is a state medal winner! In her first year of High School Golf she is brining home state hardware and she battled all of the elements to achieve this awesome...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 11, 2018 

Kimball runs over Morrill 76-14

The Kimball High football team had their most explosive win of the season as they ran past Morrill 76-14 this past Friday night at the Lion’s home field. On a cold and chilly football night, the Longhorns warmed up on both sides of the football and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Jury duty - right and responsibility

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information. Let’s talk fundamental rights. One right guaranteed to Americans is the right to a trial by...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

New activities and old favorites renewed at 2018 Farmer's Day

Farmer's Day 2018 had many new activities to enjoy along with several familiar festivities, but one thing was missed by many – the car show. According to committee member Assunta Nelson, the longtim...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

2018 Farmer's Day Dignitaries

Each year the Farmer's Day committee seeks nominations for stand-out citizens in three categories: Outstanding Farmer/Rancher, Outstanding Homemaker and the Grand Marshal. This year they culled the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Demo Derby a Farmer's Day highlight for many

The Farmer's Day Demolition Derby was another exciting show for spectators on Saturday evening, with one car getting turned on its side and another ablaze, it was maybe a little too exciting for...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Fun Run kicks off Farmer's Day Fun

Results are in for the 2018 Farmer's Day Fun Run. Those running the five mile were few, and led by Bryant Knigge with a time of 33:16. Many readers will remember Bryant from his days at Kimball Public...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Bob Quick's Journey led him straight into Kimball, and straight into a fun student initiation

Bob Quick isn't afraid to live, in 14 years he was been dead twice, once for 3.5 minutes and once for 22 minutes. Bob has had 27 heart procedures, 19 stents and now has an ICD in his chest that...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 4, 2018

Longhorns get Homecoming win over Perkins County 60-42

On a very cold Friday afternoon, the Kimball High Longhorn Football Team secured their 2nd win of the season defeating visiting Perkins County 60-42 in a high scoring contest. The contest was a rare...

 

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