Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 11 of 11

  • Kimball Makes Its Case For Missile Aid

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    The Unicameral's Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee heard proponents and neutral comments Feb. 23 on LB712, which would allocate a $26 million grant to aid Kimball and the surrounding areas. LB712 was sponsored by Sen. Brian Hardin from the 48th District, which includes Kimball, Banner and Scottsbluff counties. In anticipation of the upgrade of the Minuteman III missiles to the Sentinel system, the funds would be used on infrastructure, water, wastewater system, child care,...

  • Half-Cent Sales Tax Going To A Vote

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    A special election will be held in June for voters to decide on a ½ cent infrastructure sale tax. Kimball City Council members approved in a 3-0 vote to put the ½ cent sales tax on the ballot. Voting for the measure were Gabe Ingram, Creg Pike and Don Muench. The council instructed legal counsel to draft the language and prepare the ballot language for the March meeting. The Kimball County Clerk's Office said that the special election would be held Tuesday, June 13, with... Full story

  • Kimball High Delegation Joins The LB712 Cause

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    Kimball High School senior Madison Ebeling has had a senior week to remember. Her cheerleading team placed first in the Class D Non-Tumbling Division at the Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Competition in Grand Island. A week later, Madison was eating lunch with the governor of Nebraska and testifying at a Unicameral committee hearing. Madison said, "The best part of the LB712 trip was having lunch with the governor, Jim Pillen." She explained that Gov. Pillen provided a little history of the... Full story

  • Homestead Applications Available, Could Save You Money

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    The Nebraska Homestead Exemption Applications are available from February 1, 2020 to June 30. 2023 in the Kimball County Assessor’s office. According to the office, about 200 people in the Kimball area already take advantage of the tax relief program. The Nebraska homestead exemption was enacted to help certain groups of individuals who may not have a regular income and that may need financial relief. If you or you know someone who may benefit from the Nebraska Homestead Exemption visit the Assessor’s Office in the Kimball County Cou... Full story

  • Tom O'Brien Goes Broadway

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    On March 4, "Broadway in the Bluffs" will showcase area talent – and Tom O'Brien from Kimball will sing a song from Disney's "Encanto" on stage. Broadway in the Bluffs is a musical fundraiser of Theatre West with local talent and alums performing different solos or small group numbers from Broadway and other musical shows. The event will be held at the Judy Chaloupka Theater at Western Nebraska Community College as a perfect evening to be exposed to live theatre and music. The Theatre West B... Full story

  • Not Sure How Leprechauns Handle Snow; Commissioners Meet March 8

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    Here we are in the month of Green. Let us hope for rain and to ease up on the snow – don’t know for sure how the Leprechauns handle snow. Over the hill and to the north, the Western Arts Center will be opening two new exhibits. Featured in the Main Gallery will be work by Yelena Khanveskaya, titled “One Hundred Western Skies.” The open house will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd – today! – and the exhibit will run through March 26th. This is Free and open to the public. In the Bronson Gallery The After School Program will begin on March... Full story


    Mar 2, 2023

    On a cold and snowy Friday, Kimball High School FFA enthusiasts drove tractors to school. Grace Anderson ride of choice was the Cook family's John Deere tractor, which she drove in from the farm.... Full story

  • John H. Burback

    Mar 2, 2023

    John H. Burback, 59, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Cremation has been held and a Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Father C.P. Varghese officiating. Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until service time to sign the r... Full story

  • Scott L. Smith

    Mar 2, 2023

    Scott L. Smith, 73, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away Feb. 25, 2023. He was born in 1950 and formerly lived in Kimball with his wife. A full obituary will be available at a later date.... Full story

  • Season Ends In Subdistrict Title Game

    Chad Miller, Longhorns Basketball Coach|Mar 2, 2023

    Kimball 53, Bayard 45 In the Bayard game, we started the game off strong taking an early 11-3 lead but late in the quarter we gave them too much space on the perimeter and they took advantage by knocking in 3 consecutive three pointers to go into the 2nd quarter tied 12-12. The 2nd quarter was a little better, getting out on defense and holding Bayard to only 2 points the entire quarter and taking the 26-14 lead into halftime. The 3rd quarter then started with our opponent going on a 7-0 run to... Full story

  • Potter-Dix Takes D2-11 Subdistrict Crown

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Mar 2, 2023

    Potter-Dix's Coyote boys basketball team finished their strong season with a loss to Chadron, but had no problem regrouping and breezing through the Subdistricts and coming away with the D2-11 crown. The Coyotes first faced Creek Valley in their first game of the tournament on February 21, and had no problem putting away the Storm, who had struggled for success all season. After opening the game with a strong offensive performance that had them up 23-12 at the end of the first period, the Coyote... Full story