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Articles from the January 26, 2023 edition

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 By Jim Orr    News    January 26, 2023

Bob Pinkerton Dies

Bob Pinkerton, a giant in the world of community newspapering and a pillar of his own community in Kimball, has died. The former Western Nebraska Observer editor and publisher died at the age of 90... Full story


Sheriff's Deputy Filed Petition

In late October, a petition was filed in the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court against Kimball County Sheriff’s Office and NIRMA II (Its Workers’ Compensation Self Insurance Pool). The petition by sheriff’s deputy Marla Knigge alleged...


Town Hall Meeting Held On Missiles

The Sagebrush in Kimball was the site Tuesday for the Sentinel real estate town hall meeting related to the Sentinel missile system project. The Air Force set up stations to explain the real estate acquisitions as well as the timeline and the method...



In 1966, according to the Western Nebraska Observer's Feb. 24 edition, senior Joe Culek, at 145 pounds "took a state wrestling crown in Class B at Lincoln, leading the Kimball team to sixth in the... Full story


Veteran Lawman Stan McKnight Retires As Sheriff

With great honor, the proud family of Stan A. McKnight, would like to officially announce his retirement after serving 47 years as a lawman. His bittersweet, last day in office was January 5th, 2023.... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    January 26, 2023

Quickly Approaching The Last Few Days Of January

Hello everyone, I hope that you are having a great week. We are quickly approaching the last few days of January. I flat do not know where the time goes, I am definitely not having that much fun! There is not a whole lot going on in the Valley or...


Robert John 'Bob' Pinkerton

Robert John "Bob" Pinkerton passed away in Anthem, Arizona on January 22, 2023, at the age of 90. Bob was born in Madison, Nebraska on July 28, 1932 to John L. and Vesta (Cronin) Pinkerton. He and... Full story


Veronica F. Staab

Veronica F. Staab, 91, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Rosary Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2023 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church...


Kimball Wins Big, Loses Close At SPVA

On Jan. 16 Kimball played third seed Perkins County in the SPVA Tourney and gave them a scare with the final score 47-50. Head coach Chad Miller said, "The boys played hard and cut their turnovers to... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 26, 2023

Coyotes Bested By Leyton In MAC Final, 51-42

Leyton's Warrior Boys Basketball team has given the Coyotes a tough time this season, handing the Potter-Dix boys another defeat in the championship game of the MAC Tournament at Bridgeport High...


Longhorn Wrestlers Compete At Chadron

Mother Nature continues to affect the Longhorn wrestling season. The team was supposed to attend a tournament on Friday in Hemingford. With the weather cancelling school and practice for 2 days, we made the decision to not attend the tournament on...


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