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  • Kimball Boys Lose To Hershey, Win At Bayard

    Tom O Connor, The Observer|Dec 26, 2019

    The Kimball High boys are even on the young basketball season at the Christmas break with 3 wins and 3 losses after splitting the final weekend before the break. On Friday night they battled hard before losing in the final minutes to the hosting Hershey club 57-48, but they came back strong Saturday night at Bayard to win 59-44. Hershey 57, Kimball 48 Kimball held their own early at Hershey taking a first quarter lead of 11-9 and led 20-19 at half time. After 3 quarters of play, Hershey led by...

  • Jamboree Hoops Next Week For Kimball Basketball Teams

    Tom O Connor, Jock Talk|Nov 28, 2019

    Are you ready for some basketball? Are you ready for some wrestling? You winter sports fans better be ready because it gets rolling this coming week starting with some basketball play at Dalton on Monday, Dec. 2, with the Kimball High girls and boys on the road for a Jamboree game. The Jamboree title means this is an exhibition, warmup type game and does not count on either team’s season win-loss record. Girls game time is 5 p.m. and the boys game follows at around 6:30. The regular season play begins Dec. 5 for the Longhorn wrestlers as they h... Full story

  • The Aging Farmer

    Tom O Connor, UNMC|Dec 27, 2018

    Wrinkles aren't the only thing that come with an aging body. No one – including farmers – is immune from the cardiovascular changes, weakened bones, slowed reflexes, memory loss, vision and hearing changes and more. In the farming industry, staying healthy is a key to avoiding injury or death. As time takes its toll on a person's physical condition, paying attention to health and working in a safe manner become even more important. The average age of America's farmers today is 58. At that sta...

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