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Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition

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  • City Goes After Stoney Vance For Loan Money

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Legal issues continue to follow Stoney Vance as the City of Kimball has filed a complaint against Vance individually and his Cuisine Caravan, L.L.C. in Kimball County Court. Vance was the former CEO/manager of Arrow Medical in Kimball. In March, Vance was charged with felony theft-receiving stolen property from a Kimball EMS ambulance. In another case, the late Dr. James F. Broomfield and nurse practitioners Holly F. Dobrinski and Keri D. Foster filed a complaint against Vance and others for a temporary restraining order, injunction and other e... Full story

  • Mayor Wants Ruiz As Chief

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    The Kimball City Council planned to meet in special session on Wednesday evening, May 24, to consider Mayor John Morrioson’s appointment of Jose Ruiz as police chief. Ruiz would follow former Chief Andy Bremer and Interim Chief Dwain Murdoch on the job. In other police business, the City Council on May 16 considered the approval of the mayor’s appointment of Michael Youngquist, Damien S. Martinez and Greg Taylor as police officers. Councilwoman Christy Warner asked if all three officers were interviewed and if all the proper procedures wer...


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Kimball County Manor residents were treated recently to a circus complete with games and prizes for everyone. Above, Paul Heidemann does a little fishing to catch the biggest fish in the pond. Other games and activities included balloon darts, tattoos, can toss, bean bag toss, duck pond, and a photo booth. Residents were treated to cotton candy, funnel cakes, and crackerjacks....


    Jim Orr and Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Kimball's Memorial Day observance will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Kimball Cemetery. The VFW also will serve burgers and fixings at their hall at 227 South Chestnut. Donations will be accepted for the meal. Kimball resident and Kimball High School social studies teacher Matthew Shoup will be the speaker for 2023 service. Shoup served in the Army for 10 years with the 101st Airborne. He was deployed to Afghanistan from 2001-02 and Iraq from 2003-04. Shoup spent another year in Iraq with the... Full story

  • Mmm, Mmm Good: Plants Being Harvested At Library

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Every couple of weeks, Rose Curless stops by the Kimball Public Library to get some parsley, lettuce and tomatoes. The tomatoes are for her husband. After gathering a bag of parsley, Rose said, "I have a recipe for Heart Tonic. You use some wine and some honey (along with the parsley) and cook that all up. Then when I start feeling a little something in my chest, I get a drink of it." In addition to parsley, lettuce, and tomatoes, the library produces spinach, onions, cilantro, thyme, snap peas...

  • Circle June 3 On Your Calender For Historical Day

    Barb Cross, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Good morning! beautiful weather and lots of green, thanks to the rain. Here today I am sending off the last little news letter for the month of May and I can’t hardly believe it. Time is going way too fast when at the same time some days seem to go on forever. Anyway, school is out and baseball season is getting underway. I am trying to get my yard up to par and have transplanted a few trees and bushes. I will be potting more flowers because every year I get all excited and do it too early and they die before it really decides to stay warm. S... Full story

  • Future Kimball Track Team Members

    May 25, 2023

    Field Day last week for Mary Lynch Elementary School students in kindergarten and the first grade consisted of hurdles, dashes, relays, long jump, gunny sack races and three-legged races. For the older students in the second to sixth grades, the events at the high school football field were hurdles, short races, relays, long jump, shot put, discus and javelin.... Full story

  • Trap Team Shooters On Target In State Rankings

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Saturday was a memorable day for the Kimball Trap Team.The team held its first fundraising event. The team had hamburgers and hotdogs – and open shooting. It was a chance for team members to practice up on their shooting at the fundraiser. Meanwhile, after Week 5 of the Spring Trap Season, Kimball Public Schools' Teague Mazza is ranked fourth in the state. Teague is ranked third for male athletes, while Nolan Cook is tied for fifth, followed by Jarrett Schultz, Justin Klosterman and Travis F...

  • Coyotes Return From State Track

    May 25, 2023

    The area’s Class D schools sent their NSAA State Meet qualifiers to Omaha for competition on Friday and Saturday, and that included a set of qualifiers from Potter-Dix. The Coyotes and were led by senior Luke Kasten’s 17th place finish in the 100 Meters and 16th place showing in the 200 meters. Senior James Pease placed 19th in the 1,600 meters and freshman Dylan Tabor placed 18th in the 300 meter hurdles. Senior Lily Tabor earned 12th place in pole vault, clearing 8 feet, while sophomore Taylah Wilson finished with an NH, unable to clear the...

  • New Coaches At P-D

    Mike Motz, The Observer|May 25, 2023

    Chris Arent, Potter-Dix schools superintendent, announced on Tuesday the Ms. Morgan Boots has been named as the High School’s head play production coach (One Act) for the 2023-24 school year. Boots brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Play Production program, through her college training and acting as an assistant coach with the Play Production program. Boots is thrilled and committed to continuing Potter-Dix’s long tradition of excellence in the Play Production program. Arent also announced that Potter-Dix schools K-12 phy...


    May 25, 2023

    Kimball's Kyler Lusche shot an 85 on Tuesday, the first day of the NSAA State Golf Tournament at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Lusche teed off on number 1 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time and ended up being tops in his foursome. The individuals Lusche was paired with shot 90, 93 and 99. Overall, eight golfers in the field scored in the 70s, while about 35 shot in the 80s for their first round.... Full story

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