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Articles from the January 13, 2022 edition

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City Gives Annexation A Look

About 25 people attended the first Kimball City Council meeting of the year. Many businesses owners had been waiting for the new round of business improvement grants to be released at the beginning of the year. The following businesses – GRI,...

 

Suspect's Bond Set At $100K

William Shane Serrano, 36, remains in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center. On Jan. 5, his bond was set at $100,000. Serrano has been charged with a Class IIA Felony. The punishment for such a charge ranges from zero to 20 years in jail. Serrano'...

 

NEW YEAR'S FIRST BIG STORM

Driving uphill from the Kimball underpass proved to be a problem for this FedEx truck and other vehicles last Thursday morning after the 11 inches of snow that hit Kimball, causing numerous delays...

 

Schools Hope Goal Adds Up For Students

On Monday, Jan. 10, during the Kimball School Board meeting, the board members heard the results of the Progress on School Improvement Goal – which is that 90% of all 3rd to 12th grade students will be proficient (70% or better) in the math skills...

 

New Police Officer

Kimball City Clerk Kim Barnwell administers the oath of office this month to new police officer Joseph Leitz. He started immediately....

 

County Reorganizes For 2022

The Kimball County Commissioners spent the first meeting of the year in reorganizational mode. Reorganization started with the election of officers, which remained the same as last year with Larry Engstrom chairman and Carl Stander vice chairman....

 

Question: What Happens To The Old Hospital?

When the Observer received this question from a citizen, we reached out to the hospital and received this response from Jim Cederburg, chairperson of the Kimball Health Services Board of Trustees. “Kimball County Hospital DBA Kimball Health Service...

 

Dean Arvine Bouma

Funeral services for Dean Arvine Bouma, 89 year-old resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, were held Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel of Lockstone Funeral Home with Ken Bryant...

 

Ronald M. Richter

Ronald M. Richter, 63, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in...

 

Horn Wrestlers 9th In 22-Team Field

The Kimball Longhorns wrestling team goes into back-to-back meets this week after a competitive performance at Garden County to start off the second semester portion of the season. The Horns went to...

 

Merryfield Leads Lady Longhorns In Scoring Twice

Kimball's Lady Longhorns basketball team returned from the holiday break on Tuesday, January 4, traveling to Big Springs to match up against the Lady Blue Knights. The contest started as a defensive...

 
 By Chad Miller    Sports    January 13, 2022

Kimball's Lusche Puts Up 13 Against Chase County

Chase County 75, Kimball 25 The Saturday, Jan. 8, game saw a young Kimball Longhorn team come out and get a few early baskets but were not able to keep pace with the Chase County Longhorns. Scoring the first 2 points in the second quarter the young...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2022

Coyotes Lose First, Go 2-1 On Week

Potter-Dix’s Coyotes basketball team had three games over the past week, and lost their first game of the season to Bayard on Friday. The week’s action started on Monday, January 3, when the...

 

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