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Articles from the June 30, 2022 edition

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    Jun 30, 2022

    Kimball's historic Fraternal Hall was back in business last week as a performance venue. Theatre West presented "The Library in the Lighthouse," a show that Kimball Public Library hosted. Attendance was estimated at 60. Museum tours also are available at the Fraternal Hall this summer on many weekday afternoons....

  • 'I'm Sick,' Suspected Killer Says In Court

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    On Tuesday, manslaugher suspect William Shane Serrano appeared in Kimball District Court for a bond review and arraignment. Serrano's plea of not guilty was accepted by the court for all five counts, which include: Count 1 – manslaughter (Class 2A felony); Count 2 – attempted first-degree murder (Class 2 felony); Count 3 – attempted terroristic threats (Class 4 felony); Count 4 – attempted terroristic threats (Class 4 felony); Count 5 – possession of a firearm during commission of a felony (Class 2 felony). State-appointed attorney Kelly Bre...

  • Important Issues At Clean Harbors

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    Two significant matters, one a proposed development and one a permit renewal, are unfolding five miles south of Kimball at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. Clean Harbors has applied to the the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to begin construction of the foundation for a new incinerator, a proposed development that has gained much attention in the Kimball area. Copies of that application are available to review or obtain from the department. Mike Chrisenbery, Clean Harbors vice president of environmental compliance,...


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    Ten days before he committed suicide at the Union Pacific caboose in downtown Kimball, Nick Gehrig spent 30 minutes walking, talking, and recording his deepest darkest feelings for a social media audience. His video, titled "Suicidal Thoughts. The realist talk you will EVER hear," was his cry for help, but the social media audience that he appealed to did not help or notify anyone. Julia Gehrig of Kimball, the stepmother of Nickolaus Gehrig, wished that he, Nick, would have reached out in...


    Jun 30, 2022

    The front deck provides a perfect place to enjoy the evenings and soak up the beauty of their manicured lawn. The home of Barb Giorgis at 420 Monroe is Yard of the Week. Barb and her faithful friend Mia pose under the oak tree. Also in the front yard is a choke cherry tree, as well as a variety of hosta and peonies. The late May snow was hard on the daffodils and tulips. Barb's daughter Pam helps with the flowers and the yard....

  • Results In For FFA Progress Show

    Jun 30, 2022

    Here are the Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show results: Grand Champion Swine – Aspyn Jagers Reserver Champion Swine – Hunter Creech Grand Champion Lamb – Kasson Bowman Reserve Champion Lamb – Cooper Dudden Grand Champion Market Goat – Tenley Becker Reserve Champion Market Goat – Teagan McGuire Grand Champion Heifer – Carly Keller Reserver Champion Heifer – Kasyn Snyder Grand Champion Market Beet – Sydney Huckfeldt Reserve Champion Market Beef – Sydney Huckfeldt Beef Showmanship Senior...

  • Before The Harvest, Time For Some June & July Fun

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    Good morning, and here we are in the last week of June. The summer season has just arrived and is slipping away way to fast. I know of some harvest crews that are moving in around the Kimball area, so here before long we will see them here. The wheat close by is really green, so it may be awhile. In the valley, finishing out the month of June on Thursday the 30th, the Free movie which is offered by the Midwest Theater is "Puss N Boots" at 1:30 p.m. and the doors open at 12:45 p.m. That evening Bands on Broadway will take place at the 18th...

  • City Looks At Noise Ordinance

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    The Kimball City Council is examining a noise control ordinance. On Tuesday, June 21, the council members were supplied with a noise control ordinance from Lincoln, which covers everything from definitions of decibel to motorcycle and muffler definitions. The ordinance addresses administration of a noise control program, noise disturbances prohibited, motorized vehicles and motorcycles on public right-a-ways, as well as penalties. A noise ordinance draft will be prepared for the next meeting. No action was taken by the council in response to a...


    Jun 30, 2022

    In addition to using the treadmill, the bicycle and various other machines, Nancy Miller, 83, works out on the Fitness Tree at Kimball Fitness Center. Nancy, who will turn 84 in two months, could raise her knees and also kick her legs out....

  • Kimball, Potter-Dix Shooters Fare Well At State Trap

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    The Kimball Longhorns trap team state results have been calculated, and awards for the top three individuals in varsity male, junior varsity male and female, and novice male and female have been announced. Area results include Dawsen Monheiser from Potter-Dix, who placed 2nd in the varsity division with a score of 90/100 Sweeping the female junior varsity division and receiving state awards were Kambree Hottell in first place with a 71, followed by Grace Anderson also with a 71, and 3rd place went to Anna Coleman with 53. Kimball Longhorn shoot...

  • Kimball Set For Fourth Of July At Gotte, Horseshoe Hill

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    Kimball will celebrate July 4 with activities at Gotte Park from 10 a.m. to noon on the holiday next Monday. Kimball Connect organized the events, which will include fire truck rides, yard games, balloon animals and a free watermelon feed sponsored by Main Street Market. Friends of the Library will sponsor kids activities, and the Kimball cheerleaders will have a hot dog feed. A corn hole tournament is scheduled for the afternoon, which is sponsored by the Farmers Day Committee. The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department is in charge of the...

  • Julia Shows Her Stuff At Nationals

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 30, 2022

    Kimball’s Dead Eye Shooter Julia Winstrom competed in the 2022 National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship in Camp Perry, Michigan, last week. Julia placed 20th out of 122 shooters on Friday in the National Junior Olympics 3 PAR Championship. Twenty shots are taken in each position for each match using electronic targets. Then on Saturday, Julia outdid herself while competing in the CMP 3PAR National Championship. After qualifying, Julia shot a 552 and was ranked No. 5 in her age bracket. Julia made finals. According to her mother, eight i...

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