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Articles from the March 15, 2018 edition

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  • Kimball hosts FFA judging contests

    Mar 15, 2018

  • Wind energy close to powering up in Kimball

    Dakota Kuhns|Mar 15, 2018

    Tuesday, March 13, John Brown, Chief Development Officer of Kimball Wind Energy was on the agenda to present and review a slide presentation of the Kimball Wind Energy Project, however, Brown was unable to attend. Brown sent an email containing dates and important information to Cathy Sibal, Kimball County Clerk, stating all major construction has been completed, meaning county residents will notice the gradual departure and demobilization of construction crews over the coming weeks. Also the "T...

  • Southern Panhandle Freshmen Connect the Dots

    Cynthia Gill for the Western Nebraska Observer|Mar 15, 2018

    Ninth grade students from across the region attended Nebraska Extension's Connecting the Dots Career Exploration Program at Sidney High School on March 5. Nearly 150 students spent the morning exploring their skills, learning to write a good resume and how to behave in an interview. In addition to Sidney High, students from Leyton High School, Kimball High School and Banner County High School participated in the simulation. After lunch, students had the opportunity to see how they can connect th...

  • ACE return earmarked to honor local veterans

    Tonia Copeland|Mar 15, 2018

    What will an additional $4,000 do for the community of Kimball? This is a question facing the Kimball City Council as the Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) board has approved a disbursement to Kimball totaling $4,281.98 through ACE’s revenue return program. According to a recent press release, ACE has returned more than $50,000 to Kimball since 1998, money that has been used for a variety of improvements, including new banners, flags, the gazebo and kiosk at the Kimball Cemetery and new swimming pool outdoor furniture. The 2017 r...

  • Housing a priority in Kimball

    Amy Sapp for the Western Nebraska Observer|Mar 15, 2018

    In October 2016 the City of Kimball participated in a housing study through Western Nebraska Economic Development. The study identified that in order for Kimball County and the City of Kimball’s population to remain stable through 2021 we would need 92 new units in our community (combination or owner occupied and rental). It also showed the need for 10 units in the downtown areas of Kimball along with a total of 411 homes that are in poor or substandard condition that need rehabilitated. On Tuesday, March 13, the City of Kimball held a s...

  • Rose M. Anderson

    Mar 15, 2018

    Rose Marie Anderson 81, of Ogallala passed away on Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Ogallala Community Hospital. Rose Marie was born on January 14, 1937 in Sidney to Chester and Catherine (Trienan) Phelps. She attended school in Lorenzo, NE until the family moved to Kimball where she graduated from Kimball High school in 1955. She worked for Ideal Market, Safeway and First State Bank of Kimball. Rose Marie married James L. Jackson in Kimball in February 1956 and to that union two boys were born;...

  • Davis J. Dye

    Mar 15, 2018

    Davis Jordan Dye, age 26 of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Dalton Legion Hall. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Davis Jordan Dye Memorial Scholarship at Points West Community Banks. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Scottsbluff is in charge of Davis' care. Davis Jordan Dye was...

  • Hundreds enjoyed annual FFA Banquet and labor auction

    Mar 15, 2018

  • Friendly competition for fireworks fundraiser

    Amy Sapp for the Western Nebraska Observer|Mar 15, 2018

    When we talk about Kimball, tradition comes to mind! Kimball and surrounding communities have an evening of amazing pyrotechnics for years. The locations have changed over the years from Horseshoe Hill, Oliver Reservoir, and the High School; but there has always been some great explosions to celebrate the 4th of July. The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department spends $5,000-$7,000 to give a great event year-after-year. The past two years, Karen Robinson, of Larsen’s Jewelry Store, graciously raised money from businesses so that Kimball could once a...

  • A tough year for Longhorn boys

    Tom Southard|Mar 15, 2018

    The wins were few and far between this past season for the Kimball High Boy's Basketball Team. In fact, the Longhorns ended up with just 4 wins and 16 losses, but the future looks brighter for Coach Luke Dea and the Horns as they graduate only 1 senior and return a lot of players with varsity experience. Kole Bush is the lone senior who will graduate from the program and the part-time starter scored 76 points, but that means that 823 of this year's scoring returns. Bush also charted 41...

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Mar 15, 2018

    Mike Daum did it again. Our Kimball man led his South Dakota State Jackrabbits to a championship win over rival South Dakota in the Summit Conference Tournament, and, once again, they are headed to the Big Show. In his three years with the program, the Jacks have accomplished this feat. And, once again, Mike was named MVP of the tournament. He has also been named, once again, as the Summit League Player of the Year. He has been winning so many honors, it is hard to keep up with all of them, including making some early All America lists. Did I...