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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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Kimball County Up To Bat To Reorganize

Due to no agenda items, the Kimball City Council will not meet on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 3, for its bi-monthly meetings. In December, the council and mayor went through the reorganizational process. Now, in January, the county will reorganize....

 

Jim Orr Wins NPA 150th Anniversary Logo Contest

The Nebraska Press Association is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, and Observer publisher Jim Orr helped create the logo that it will use all year to commemorate the milestone. Orr won a...

 

Brother, Sister Drug Suspects Still In Jail

A Pennsylvania brother/sister pair who were arrested before Christmas on I-80 with a suspected 50 pounds of marijuana are still in jail. Brett Donohue, 22, waived his preliminary hearing and the case has already been moved to District Court. He was...

 

AN UPHILL CLIMB

Some might say it's been an uphill climb to get through the last couple of weeks of winter – with the blizzard, then the minus 20s, then the freezing rain covered with fluffy white stuff. This...

 

The Inheritance Tax

On Jan. 1, the inheritance tax that Nebraskans pay was reduced from the highest category of 18% to 15% – but the actual final percentage one pays depends on the relationship to the deceased. The closer the relative, the lower the rate. And 15% is...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 5, 2023

New Officials Get Sworn In Today

Good morning and Happy New Year! The last 2/3 have been pretty tough, so hope for better this year. Things are now moving in a slower pace, but we all know that is temporary. The Midwest Theater will...

 

Daniel Acheson

Daniel Acheson, 77, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will be published in next week’s Observer The services have been...

 

Marilyn Ann Morgart

Marilyn Ann (Christensen) Morgart, age 84, of Bushnell, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Kimball. Marilyn was born March 29, 1938, near Bushnell, Nebraska, to Elmer and Barbara (Claeys) Christe...

 

Nancy L. Sherman

Nancy L. Sherman, 76, of Potter, died at Kimball Health Services on Thursday, December 30, 2022. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 at...

 

Ruth Marie Slama

Ruth Marie Slama, age 96, of Potter, NE was called to her heavenly home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Memorial services honoring Ruth's life will be announced at...

 

Horns Make Good At Make-Up Invite

The Longhorns wrestling team is looking competitive heading into its next action on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the always solid Garden County Invitational. The Longhorns competed on Dec 30 at the...

 

Mini-Cheerleaders Going To Camp

The Kimball High School Cheer Team wishes everyone a very happy New Year and can’t wait to see what 2023 will bring. The cheer team is calling all mini-cheerleaders for its winter/basketball mini cheer camp on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Mary Lynch...

 

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