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Kimball graduate named UNMC student of the month

Despite excelling in her studies, aspiring to be a yogi and being named the UNMC College of Medicine January student of the month, Constance Mietus, a 2005 graduate of Kimball High School maintains that she is actually pretty boring. “I feel...

 

Speech team places again

The talented and passionate Kimball High School speech team, who faced some tough competition at the Perkins County competition on Saturday, Jan. 30, had a great day according to coach Jennifer Dillinger and came home in fourth place out of 21...

 

BPW considers refunds

The Kimball Board of Public Works was asked to review their utility deposit policy during their most recent board meeting, on Monday, Jan. 26. The policy was questioned by longtime resident Harold Farrar, who was told he would have a $100 deposit...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    February 4, 2016

Friends and Neighbors: The Shermans

A great sense of humor and an obvious admiration for each other keep Jowain and Linda Sherman on the move. Jowain said of their continuous busy lifestyle that they "would rather wear out – than...

 

Local Cub Scouts plan pinewood derby

With two years of Pinewood Derbies under their belt, local Cub Scout Pack 31 is ready to take it to the next level and are offering an open class following their cub scout derby. The open class is being offered as a fun, community event as well as a...

 

David John Janicek

David, 85, of Reno, Nev., passed away peacefully at Veteran Hospice facility in Reno Nevada on January 15, 2016. Dave was born in Bellwood, Nebraska to Albert and Helen Janicek on January 18, 1930. In 1950, after graduating high school, he enlisted...

 

LTTE: Setting the record straight

I would like to set the record straight on the article in last week’s Observer. It was titled “ I-80 emergency leads to methamphetamine arrest”. The article states that “Both the Kimball County Ambulance along with the Dix First responders...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    February 4, 2016

Veterans History Project

Life as it was known in the United States, changed on the 7th of December 1941. Our Nation was struck by enemy forces. Some 2500 people were killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor. The staggering amount of destruction, damage, and slaughter was not...

 

Kimball boys have a strong showing

A strong showing by the Kimball High boys this past weekend including a surprising upset win over North Platte St Pats. Despite playing well on the home court Friday evening, they let one slip away in an overtime 67-62 loss to visiting Sutherland,...

 

Lady Longhorns down Mitchell 59-42

A huge win for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns as they avenged an earlier loss to Mitchell coming out on top 59-42 in a battle of two top ten ranked C-l teams this past week. In a contest played at...

 

Lady Coyotes best Minatare

The Lady Coyotes won their home conference game against the Minatare Lady Indians 52-22 on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Potter-Dix girls began pummeling their opponents early in the first quarter, racking...

 

Lady Wildcats split weekend away games

The Banner County lady Wildcats split last weekend’s games with a close win over Guernsey-Sunrise on Friday followed by a loss to Morrill on Saturday. Friday’s game got serious very quickly. The Lady Wildcats closed the first quarter with 20 and...

 

Two medalists at Mitchell

Kimball had two medal winners at the Mitchell Invitational Wrestling Tournament with Cody Kirby finishing 3rd at 220 pounds and Garrett Pedersen 4th at 106. As a team, Kimball placed 11th in the...

 

Tough week for Kimball JV

A tough week for the Kimball High junior varsity basketball teams. The Kimball girls fell to Sutherland 41-32 and lost at North Platte St Pats 60-21. In the Sutherland game Alexis Lulf had 9 points with a pair of treys, Hannah Biesecker 7 with 1...

 

Lady Longhorns split weekend

The Lady Longhorns started the weekend off like they are accustomed to with a win over visiting Sutherland Friday night putting up a final score of 65-48 on the home court score board, but then a rare falter on the road to North Platte St Pats...

 

Coyotes fall to Minatare

The Potter-Dix Coyotes, 6-9 for the season, lost to the Minatare Indians, 8-6, for a conference game on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the second of three games the two teams will play against one another. The Coyotes got off to a strong start scoring 13 in t...

 

Jock Talk

Lots of area sports activities this past week but the snowy weather has cancelled or postponed some of the scheduled events at the start of this week. The Kimball girl’s win over Mitchell was big, but their loss to North Platte St Pats was...

 

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