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Articles from the June 18, 2015 edition

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MOWING AWAY AT THE HISTORICAL DAY PARADE

The Lawnmower Ladies concluded the 2015 Banner County Historical Day parade with their antics, zig zagging down the road to thrill on-lookers. Here, from left, Nancy Olsen Linda Barrett and Keah...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 18, 2015

City concentrating on cleanup of 'nuisance properties'

The City of Kimball recently sent out several letters asking residents to remove abandoned and junk vehicles from their property. Along the same lines, the city is concentrating next on nuisance properties or those properties with excess garbage and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 18, 2015

K9 officially joins Kimball Police Department

Four years old may seem a little young to join the police force, but the Kimball Police Department's newest member is already an experienced officer. Xana, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, was recently...

 
 By John Verser    News    June 18, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Matsutani elated to return to his outdoor Nebraska roots

As the summer warms up, Kent Matsutani hopes to be able to replace the toilet paper more often in the Oliver Reservoir restrooms. Matsutani, who recently retired from the National Resources...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 18, 2015

3D printer adds to creativity at library

The Kimball Public Library received two grants were used to purchase educational tools, including a Leap Frog 3D printer. "I read some really good reviews of it, but after the first month or so I...

 

Power line work will be done in Kimball on June 24

On Wednesday, June 24, contractors and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will be working on the city’s power line that feeds Kimball’s electricity. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to last into the...

 

Kimball landfill will be closed June 24

The City of Kimball announced Tuesday that its landfill will be closed on Wednesday, June 24. The landfill will be closed that day for employee training. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 25....

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 18, 2015

Many activities abound in inaugural Potter Car Bowl

The inaugural Potter Car Bowl is sure to provide fun for everyone, golfers, drivers, bull riders and bowlers, with many activities to choose from as an unofficial kick-off for summer in Potter. Planned for Saturday, June 27, the Potter Car Bowl was o...

 

Sibal attends county officials workshop

Cathy Sibal, Kimball County Clerk, completed a three-day workshop conducted June 10-12 in North Platte for Nebraska county clerks, election commissioners and registers of deeds. The annual workshop, attended by approximately 100 county officials and...

 

Don E. Haase

Don E. Haase, 86, of Scottsbluff and formerly of Kimball, died at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Ju...

 

Glenda Barrett Koenig

A graveside memorial service for Glenda Barrett Koenig will be held July 3, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Kimball Cemetery with Sister Anne Hall officiating. Glenda passed away March 31, 2014 in Lincoln, at the age of 59. Glenda worked many years in the...

 

Troy Lynn Hamzy

A graveside memorial service for Troy Lynn Hamzy will be held July 3, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Kimball Cemetery with Sister Anne Hall officiating. Troy passed away March 17, 2015 at the age of 53. Troy worked many years in the IT industry and moved...

 

Dewey Lee Brothers

Dewey Lee Brothers, 93, associate to the pastor at Zion Evangelical Church, was called home to be with our Lord on June 8, 2015. Dewey was born at home in Kimball County, to Charles and Selma...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    June 18, 2015

'Bioblitz' slated for this weekend at Oliver

Does mammal trap set-up seem like a fun tutorial? How about bat mist netting or astronomy? These are just a few of the things one will learn at the Bioblitz, planned by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory for June 19-20 at Oliver Reservoir just west...

 

Engagement: Kayla Johnson and Alex Adden

Kayla Johnson and Alex Adden, together with their families, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding. Kayla is the daughter of Gary Johnson of Potter and the late Patti Johnson. Kayla graduated...

 

College Corner: WNCC, BHSU

Four local students were named to the dean’s list at Western Nebraska Community College for the spring 2015 semester. Those named to the dean’s list are Kelly Green and Sarah Stull, both of Kimball, Erika Gallese of Harrisburg and Tiffany Lewis...

 

Lifeguards practice safety

Tyrus Gawith, foreground, portrays mouth to mouth resuscitation on the "drowning victim," Jessica Hanks, while lifeguard Raelynn Hinton and EMT Virgil Johnson prepare her for transport during the...

 

Oliver Reservoir 5K winners

The winners from Saturday's 5K held to benefit Oliver Reservoir are: Colby Lukassen of Bushnell, who won the mens' division in 18:03; Jessica Fornstrom of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., who won the womens'...

 

Fun at the 7th annual Kimball Ranch Hand Rodeo

The 7th annual Kimball Ranch Hand Rodeo was held Saturday at the county fairgrounds with 13 teams competing in four events - trailer loading, team tying, branding and doctoring, and wild cow milking....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2015

Withrow, Rutledge compete in all-star game

A good year for the West in the West Nebraska All Star games held this past Saturday in Scottsbluff. The West All Star Volleyball Team won over the East 3 matches to 2, and the West All Star Football...

 

Panhandle senior ladies golf holds second outing of 2015 golf season

The Panhandle Senior Women’s Golf Association held its latest outing at Scenic Knolls Golf Course in Mitchell. The team of Jane Holechek, Karen Koch, Ellen Ramig and Chris Lapaseotes took first place and secured five birdies. Second place went to...

 

Parade, quilts and more at Banner County Historical Day

Visitors looked through a quilt exhibit, attended a parade and more at last Saturday's Historical Day held in Harrisburg. See additional photos in this week's Observer....

 

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