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Kimball Junior High places several wrestlers in top spots at Perkins Co.

Young wrestlers from Kimball earned top billing at the Perkins County Junior High meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Three Longhorns took first place with four in second place and two earning third. Kimball's...

 

Kimball plans visioning workshop for the Longhorn

As the Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) seeks applicants for Brownfield Assessment funds, Kimball begins the process of a local brownfield subject site – the Longhorn building. According...

 

Area Junior High wrestlers compete well

Junior high mat men from the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming competed in Morrill on Friday, Nov. 16, with three young Longhorns earning first place. Trey Schindler's placed first in the 126-138 weight...

 

Gumdrops and Candy Canes

Santa’s Kimball helpers are ready to light up the town with the annual Parade of Lights and Christmas Lighting and Decor contest. The deadline to enter in the lighting and décor contest is Dec. 13 for either a residential entry or a business...

 

Where are they now? Rebekah (Williams) Franklin

Given devastating news when she was young and full of hope, Kimball graduate Rebekah (Williams) Franklin could have given up – and she nearly did, instead she chose to grow, and to offer hope to...

 

VFW Post 2243 raising funds for local memorial

Kimball veterans are raising money for the newly erected memorial in Gotte Park. The space in front of the flagpoles will eventually be filled in with memorial bricks honoring the county’s veterans. VFW Post 2243 is selling bricks in two sizes,...

 

Motorists urged to slow down and be cautious driving this winter

Winter is upon us and drivers and reminded to travel with safety in mind. Reduce speed of travel. The City of Kimball has a new tool meant to keep drivers mindful of their speed of travel, an...

 

Junior High wrestlers perform well in Hemingford

Caleb Schaeffer led the young Longhorns on the mats last Thursday, Nov. 8, in Hemingford with a first place win and 20 team points on the board. Schaeffer pinned Colter Gerard of Edgemont Jr. High in round one in just 42 seconds and followed up with...

 

Rock the Democracy

With a number of contested races, Kimball County and City of Kimball voters turned out last Tuesday to decide who will be on the local boards. The number of registered voters in Kimball County...

 

Kimball hosts young wrestlers, boasts multiple first place finishes

Junior High wrestlers from Banner County, Bayard, Burns/Pine Bluffs, Garden County, Gering, Lingle, Minatare, Mitchell and Morrill all descended onto the Kimball mats on Saturday, Nov. 3 for the 2018 Kimball Junior High Invitational. Mitchell matmen...

 

Honor Flight to come through Kimball

Many Korean and Viet Nam War veterans will travel through Kimball at approximately 1 p.m., today, Thursday, Nov. 1, escorted by the Patriot Guard riders, on their way to Denver International Airport....

 

Banner County opens junior high wrestling season with regional invitational

Banner County hosted area schools, including Bayard, Bridgeport, Burns/Pine, Crawford, Garden County, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Kimball, Leyton, Lingle-Ft. Laramie, Minatare, Morrill and Southeast...

 

City plans for Longhorn building

The City of Kimball recently accepted ownership of the building that once housed the Longhorn Restaurant. Once taxes are paid on the building, which has been deemed unsafe, it will be removed from the tax roles as the City works on grants to begin...

 

Old businesses and new businesses, council hears from both

The old Arabian Motel got a new lease on life as an extended stay complex named Red Door Rentals, complete with an in-house coffee house, The Daily Grind. At the Oct. 16 Kimball City Council meeting the building’s owner, Terri Dyer, sought, and...

 

Walking trail officially opens this weekend

Welcome to the Kimball Community Trail. The Kimball Area Foundation Fund committee invites everyone to join them at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the east entrance of the trail for a grand opening...

 

Malson acheives both freshman goals

Kimball freshman Chantel Malson just likes to run. "I used to run on the track when I was younger and I really liked it," she said. She recently completed her first year of high school cross country...

 

Kimball runners return from state with pleased coaches

Coaches Tiffany Johnson and Laurie Janicek said they had an overall great year with the Longhorn Cross Country team. "We are super proud of how our runners performed all season long. Our runners conti...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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 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...

 

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