Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Articles from the July 11, 2019 edition

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  • Festivities Attract Up To 250 To Gotte Park

    Daria Andersen-Faden|Jul 11, 2019

    Kimball Kiwanis member Kayla Fennell displayed her "fun little hidden talent" at the 2nd annual Kiwanis "Fun on the Fourth" event in Gotte Park that attracted an estimated 200 to 250 people. Kayla "is the pro," according to Kiwanis president Maggie Laughin. Her talent is making balloon animals and they were a hit. The lines were long and the kids patiently waited for their special animal to be made. Kayla has been making balloon animals since high school and she recently taught Maggie to make a...

  • Big Boy No. 4014

    Dakota Kuhns|Jul 11, 2019

    A 150th Anniversary Celebration for the Transcontinental Railroad took a historical trip down the tracks earlier this week when Union Pacific's historic steam locomotive Big Boy 4014 made a quick trip through town. With many in the community anxiously awaiting its arrival, some may have missed its actual visit through town due to some minor mechanical work that took place in Cheyenne on Monday morning before Big Boy was set to hit the tracks, according to the Union Pacific website. If you...

  • Skeeter The Clown Puts On A Show

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  • This Week In Local Ag

    Daria Andersen-Faden|Jul 11, 2019

    Wheat farmers are “patiently” waiting for the wheat to turn golden, dry up a bit and then harvest will get underway. Farming south and west of Kimball, Paul Heidemann said he has plenty of moisture on his wheat and hay millet. Paul thought it would be two to three weeks before his wheat was ready for his custom cutters--“because it is wet”. He said his hay millet “looks beautiful”. Paul added a little extra to the interview in relation to the price of wheat. He said: “His brother sold 300 bushel of wheat plus a few dollars to the Chevrolet dea...

  • City Of Kimball Incentives: We Are Here To Help You!

    Amy Sapp for the Western Nebraska Observer|Jul 11, 2019

    You may have seen a tease a couple weeks ago about some exciting changes to existing incentives as well as some new incentives the City of Kimball has to offer. Over the next couple months, I will be submitting articles to educate local businesses, businesses who are looking to relocate, and entrepreneurs who are wanting to turn their hobby or idea into a business. Our hopes are that the loans and grants that are available for businesses will encourage YOU, business owners and tax payers, to utilize the funds that YOU and the citizens have put...

  • More Local Golf In The Forecast At Four Winds

    Tom Southard|Jul 11, 2019

    Some golf being played and some golf being rained out! The scheduled Glow Ball/Cross Country Scramble got cancelled this past Saturday evening because of weather and weather forecasts, but other events went on as scheduled and there are more coming up. -------------------------------------- The Four Winds Men held a Fun Nigh Scramble this past week with 7 four man teams participating. The winning team won by score card playoff after two teams tied for the best score. The champions were the team of Bill Hinton, Steve Pattison, Terry Lovesee,...


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