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Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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 By Jim Orr    News    January 24, 2019


Should it stay or should it go? The future of Kimball’s historic but rundown Longhorn Restaurant building apparently will be in the City Council’s hands as soon as it officially gains possession... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Hand Grenade Found In Kimball Attic

When cleaning out your attic what do you expect to find? Possibly some family history, some possessions from your childhood. What about a real hand grenade from World War II? It happened in Kimball....


Kimball Rallies For Amy Sapp

A big rally benefit for motorcycle crash victim Amy Sapp, the Kimball economic developer and special projects coordinator, is set for 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kimball Event Center. And...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Merged Ambulance Service Saving Kimball Some Cash

Since Kimball ambulance service paired with Regional West’s ambulance service, Kimball County has saved money. Ken Hunter, Kimball Health Services CEO, and Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Delaplane met with the county commissioners at their regular...


Wild Horse Rights And The Story Of Frank Robbins

For nearly a century, the U.S. Government, American Wild Horse Campaign, and many others have fought for and against the rights of wild horses roaming the Red Desert of Wyoming. A Wyoming Federal Cour... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    January 24, 2019

Super Blood Wolf Moon

Usually, Drew Beisecker takes Kimball Longhorns basketball photos for the Western Nebraska Observer. But on June 20, he captured these images from his Kimball home of the only total lunar eclipse of... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Schools Close, Start Late Due To Winter Weather

As a cold front rolled through Monday evening, Jan. 21, school and office closures or late starts were announced for many in the Nebraska Panhandle on Tuesday morning. Closures included Banner County schools, Creek Valley, ESU 13 Head Start/Kimball...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Mountain Lion Tracks Reported Near Reservoir

Once again we have a “big kitty” in our area. What appears to be mountain lion tracks at Oliver Reservoir were found after a snowstorm earlier this month. No reports of a mountain lions have been made this year, but the tracks don’t lie....


Orvile Norman Tuzicka

Orvile Norman Tuzicka Jr., age 66, of Versailles, Missouri, formerly of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, January 18, 2019, while he was at work. He was born October 7,...


Virginia L. Scarborough

Virginia L. Scarborough, 86, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Graveside services will be held at the Dix Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2019. Friends may call at the Cantrell Funeral Home on Sunday...


Tom Checks Out Youth Wrestling And Its Big Crowds

The SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament play was completed this past week and the Bridgeport boys and North Platte St Pats girls emerged as champions. The Kimball boys finished 7th after losing 60-59 to Perkins County in double overtime, and the... Full story


She Shoots, She Scores

Two area pool players earned cash prizes for their top performances in the American Poolplayers Association 8-Ball Fun and Cash tournament recently at the Silver Dollar and Fahey's Public House in... Full story


Perkins Double Trouble For KHS

It was a disappointing loss in an action packed and exciting SPVA Tournament game for the Kimball High boys as they lost 60-59 in double overtime play this past Thursday evening at the College in North Platte. After a first round loss to Bridgeport,...


Three Longhorns Medal At Dogger Invite

The Kimball High Wrestling Team had three medal winners at the Dogger Invitational Tournament held in Lingle, Wyoming, this past weekend. Jordan Cluff at 120 and Toby McManigal at 220 both finished in the runner-up spot at their respective weights,...


Kimball, Banner County Youth Wrestling Results

Kimball and Banner County wrestlers made the trips to Alliance for the Koozer Dobson Slam last Saturday, Jan. 19, and Bridgeport Wrestling Club Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 20. Results for Kimball Wrestling Club at Alliance: In the 6 and under 39-41 di...


Lady Horns 5th In SPVA

A 49-25 first round loss to Chase County and a 61-26 win over Perkins County left the Kimball High girls in 5th place in this past week's SPVA Conference Tournament play and leaves them with a season...


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