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Articles from the June 22, 2023 edition

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  • Cars Brokens Into, Burglarized, Stolen

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    Kimball Police Chief Jose Ruiz asks the public in the area of Marian Street to contact police if they have a ring camera, other surveillance equipment or information about a stolen vehicle. A 2019 Honda CRV was stolen from the 700 block of Marian Street on June 18 at about 11 p.m. Ruiz said police need public help to find the individual responsible for this crime. Other vehicles were broken into and burglarized on the same evening. In another matter, on June 19, the Kimball Police Department...

  • School Board Fills Its Vacancy

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    At its regular board meeting, the Kimball School Board selected former board member Chauncey Pederson’s replacement on June 12. The new member, Britni Toth, will complete the 17 months remaining of Pederson’s term. Toth was selected from four potential candidates who applied for the spot. The Toth family moved to Kimball a little over a year ago. They have three children, two at Mary Lynch and one in the Jr/Sr High School. Toth said the reason she applied for the position was because “I wanted to volunteer for the opportunity to assist in...

  • June 28 Meeting On Missiles, New Chamber

    Jun 22, 2023

    A Kimball community meeting is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at The Sagebrush Event Center with a couple of important local issues up for discussion: • The upcoming missile project. • Developing a chamber of commerce in Kimball. Northrop Grumman officials will be available for questions on the missile project, while Cheyenne County chamber leaders will do likewise during the chamber talk. Meeting organizers say it will be an opportunity for all business owners and community members to stay informed and have their voices... Full story

  • Upgrades Continue At County Courthouse

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    Improvements and upgrades to the Kimball County Courthouse continue as the county commissioners’ previous approval for the purchase and installation of the chiller and boiler are currently happening. Last summer, the chiller quit and the boiler had reached the end of life for such equipment. The commissioners voted on Tuesday, June 20, at their regular meeting to move the ADA handicap-accessible ramp from the north entrance of the courthouse to the east entrance. Estimates have been provided for the move. In addition to the ramp, new parking...


    Jun 22, 2023

    On a budget and in just over a year, the Kasseroler family has transformed this yard and property into a eye-appealing package. Dustin and Viktoria have taken their time to improve the yard and property at 1300 East 3rd St. The front yard has a variety of plants from hibiscus, mint and snap dragons to a rose bush to highlight the yard. But the backyard is their oasis, soon to have a pond and other amenities, complete with an area for the kids to play in behind the six foot safety fence....

  • Summer Is Here With A Heatwave & Fun, Fun, Fun In Every Direction

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    Good morning! Well summer is officially underway and boy has it arrived with a heat wave. With 90 degree plus pretty much all of this week, well here we go! Today is Thursday, June 22nd and we are looking at a busy weekend. Today at the Leid Library in Scottsbluff and through Saturday, the teen advisory Council will host a last Escape Room session, “Mystery of the Missing Podcaster.” Teams of up to 6 people are invited to enter for a one hour time slot. Please call either 308-630-6290 or 308-630-6250 to choose your time. Later that evening...


    Jun 22, 2023

    Emma Engstrom takes advantage of the Father's Day Progress Show to get some experience for herself and her breeding heifer. The show at the fairgrounds in Kimball had a Hawaiian theme. See story and another photo on Page A5....

  • Bigger & Better

    Daria Adnerosn-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    The 20th Annual FFA Alumni Progress Show was the biggest and the best, with competitors from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado converging on Kimball. The Kimball Fairgrounds was packed with trailers, tents, vehicles, animals, and show families. The progress show circuit begins in May and runs through July when county and state fairs start. The Father's Day progress show began 20 years ago with the Wilkes, Lukassens and FFA instructor Alan Held. The purpose was to give local kids a po...


    Jun 22, 2023

    Joshua A. Westrich died in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 26, 2023.  Cremation was held and a memorial service to honor Joshua's life will be held 2 p.m. June 30 in the 4-H building at 415 High School St., Kimball. Friends, family and all whose lives were touched by Josh are welcome to attend and pay their respects....

  • Greenwoods Back As Father's Day Champs

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    Another perfect Father's Day for the Greenwoods as they rack up another win. Jordan, Kenny, and Jeffrey Greenwood shot 59 on Saturday and 58 on Sunday for a total gross of 117 to win flight 1 of the Father's Day golf tournament. In second place, the Texas Browns shot 61 and 62 for a total of 123, followed by Greg Robinson and sons Tony and Michael with 124. Mark Daum and sons Jake and Colton were in the money with a fourth-place finish, shooting a 125. Thirty-six three-person teams kept the...

  • Kimball Trap Team Qualifies 20 for Nationals

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 22, 2023

    Kimball qualified 20 individuals for National Trap on July 7 and 8 in Mason, Michigan. But with the national popularity of the sport only one team and five individuals from Kimball were able to get registered. The following individuals will participate at Nationals: Nolan Cook, Cameron McGinnis, Justin Klosterman and Cainin Sours. The Kimball National team is composed of the four individuals and James McGinnis. According to Brittany Cook the national slots are filled by season average of 15+ to... Full story


    Jun 22, 2023

    Banner County's Kaitlin Knaub ran in the Estes Park Half Marathon. Her time in the Sunday event was 2:38 minutes.... Full story