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Articles from the April 16, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015

Thefts trending down; sheriff warns citizens to remain 'vigilant'

Since the beginning of April, the Kimball County Sheriff's Office dispatch has received more than 20 reports of prowlers, suspicious vehicles or suspicious people. Calls concerning incidents inside city limits were referred to the Kimball Police...

 

Banner County prom royalty

Christina Grubbs was crowned queen and Roby Fonseca was crowned king at the Banner County High School prom held Saturday at the Gering Civic Center. Juewl Simonton and Dalton Jordan were named...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015

Council declines planning commission recommendation, zones heavy industrial

Despite the unanimous recommendation of the city’s planning commission on March 16, the Kimball City Council voted to zone a tract of land at 4351 E. Highway 30 for heavy industry at its meeting last week. The council zoned the property heavy...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Kimball High School students work to improve, beautify areas

"If everyone is doing a little we can all do a lot," said Kimball High School teacher Pat Sulu. Sulu has been encouraging students in her Spanish class to become involved in the community and make...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015

Council gets update on police K9 program

The Kimball City Council was presented with an updated policy regarding the Kimball Police Department canine program at its regularly scheduled meeting held April 7. Police Captain Andy Bremer presented the updated policy to the council in Chief...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015

Kimball to hire third kindergarten teacher

The Kimball Board of Education voted unanimously to hire a third kindergarten teacher for the upcoming school year during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. After hearing from five educators on staff currently, the board agreed that the...

 

Terrell Wiekhorst

Terrell Wiekhorst passed peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care. He was surrounded by his family. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial...

 

James Eric Vogler

James Eric Vogler, 56, of Littleton, Colorado, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit w...

 

Wedding: Shayla Nagel and Brandon Havlat

Shayla Nagel, daughter of Bob and Corrie Nagel of Kimball, and Brandon Havlat, son of Jeff and Kathy Havlat of Pleasant Dale, were married on Oct. 11, 2014. Their wedding ceremony was held in...

 

Blood drive set for Monday

The Kimball community blood drive will be held from 2-5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at the Kimball Event Center. The regional blood bank reports that it needs 500 people a week to donate blood to serve the 47 area hospitals in this region. Did you...

 

Congressman visits American Bullet

Kim Baliman, right, manager of American Bullet in Kimball, explains the process of making 9 mm bullets to Congressman Adrian Smith on Thursday, April 9, in Kimball. Smith and his aide toured the...

 

Kimball, Banner FFA teams show strong at state

Both the Kimball and Banner County FFA had strong showings at the state competition held last week in Lincoln. The Kimball livestock evaluation team won a purple ribbon by finishing fourth overall...

 

Transit week a 'success'

The first-ever week celebrating Nebraska Transit Week in Kimball County was a success, said shuttle coordinator Erika Loy. The shuttle hosted various activities throughout the week to promote the tran...

 

Coloring contest winners

Winners in the Observer's Easter coloring contest have been announced. Two winners were picked in each category. In the age 2-5 bracket, MacKenzie Miller, 3, and Jameson Withrow, 4, were chosen as...

 

Walker inducted into honor society at NCC

A special ceremony was held recently on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College to welcome the newest members into its international honor society. Students were installed into Northeast's...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 16, 2015

Greenwood wins at Bayard as Kimball takes second

Jordan Greenwood got his 2015 High School Golf Season off to a fantastic start as he took top honors at the Bayard Tournament shooting a 38-37=75 to take medalist honors by 7 strokes over John Opela...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 16, 2015

Kimball claims overall championship at Chappell meet

Kimball won the overall team championship at the Tri-State Track and Field Invite this past Friday in Chappell, thanks to a first place by the Kimball girls team and a runnerup finish by the Kimball...

 
 By John Verser    Sports    April 16, 2015

Potter-Dix performs well against larger teams

Potter-Dix had some strong showings against mostly larger schools Saturday at the E. Lee Todd Invitational held at Grant. The Lady Coyotes finished sixth and the Coyotes took seventh in the nine-team...

 

Short-handed Banner County squad competes at Chappell

A short-handed Banner County squad competed in the Chappell track meet held last Friday. Banner was without many of its team due to the state FFA conference, which was held last Wednesday through...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 16, 2015

Kimball junior high boys take second at Bayard

The Kimball Junior High boys track team had a strong showing in their opening track competition at the Bayard Invite, finishing second in the 14 school event. Sidney won the boys division with 108.5 points with Kimball runnerup with 91 and third...

 

Scenes from the Banner County High School prom

Banner County High School held its prom last Saturday at the Gering Civic Center. Christina Grubbs was crowned prom queen, while Roby Fonseca was crowned prom king. Attendants were Juewl Simonton and...

 

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