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Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition


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  • Tom Southard Makes Hall Of Fame

    Nebraska Press Association|Jul 14, 2022

    LINCOLN – Tom Southard made it. The longtime Observer sportswriter has been selected posthumously for induction into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame. He is among six inductees who will join the hall during ceremonies to be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at The Graduate Hotel, 141 N. 9th St., in Lincoln. The other 2022 inductees are Tim Anderson, associate professor emeritus, UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications; John Bender, associate dean and journalism professor, UNL College of J... Full story

  • Banner County Treasurer Resigns

    The Observer|Jul 14, 2022

    Banner County Treasurer Monty Stoddard submitted his resignation to the Banner County Commissioners on July 5. The resignation was accepted by the commissioners and will be effective at the end of July. Stoddard began as Banner County Treasurer in 2011 and was slated for re-election in November. His name is no longer on the ballot. He and Banner County Assessor Bernice Huffman were found guilty by Scotts Bluff County Court Judge Kris Mickey of public indecency in an incident that occurred Dec. 28 at the Banner County Courthouse. Both were...

  • THE PROFESSOR IS IN

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 14, 2022

    Kimball's Tom O'Brien will step onto the stage again this week in the Theatre West production of "Legally Blonde." Legally Blonde runs July 14-16, and then July 20-23 in the Judy Chaloupka Theater at WNCC in Scottsbluff. In recent weeks, O'Brien and the rest of the cast have been hitting the rehearsal schedule hard. O'Brien plays the part of Professor Callahan, who is a "villainous and conniving" law professor at Harvard Law School. His character routinely picks on and humiliates law student...

  • New Activity Bus Bought For Schools

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 14, 2022

    The purchase of a new activity bus topped the action items for the Kimball School Board at its monthly meeting in July. To upgrade the bus fleet and maintain a rotation, the board opted to purchase a 2023 Thomas activity bus. With two bus trade-ins, the new activity bus will cost $179,765. The current activity bus is a 2011 model and has over 150,000 miles on it. The delivery time for the new bus is estimated to be March 2023. Graphics/mascot lettering will be available upon arrival. Under additional action items, the board approved the...

  • YARD OF THE WEEK

    Jul 14, 2022

    On the corner of Second and Myrtle streets sits a beautiful, stately house owned by Chico Fernandez and Jeanette Merryfield. They purchased the place about two years ago and after remodeling the interior they set to work on the yard. They now enjoy the manicured yard, porch and fire pit. From left are Chico, Jeanette, Savannah Johnson and Heather Entingh.... Full story

  • Colts & Fillies 4-H Club Takes The 'Lead'

    Giorgetta Varra, Colt & Fillies Club New Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    The Colts and Fillies 4-H club had their first arena practice June 23 at the Kimball arena. Everyone was very excited to start riding and getting prepared for the fair. At the start of the practice, Lavalla Reher talked with all of the members present about goals that they wanted to accomplish in the coming year. The goals ranged from getting better at trail and walking over the tarp, loping comfortably, and getting to know their new horses. The next thing they talked about was how to feel which...

  • The Heat Is On; Harvest Is Happening

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Jul 14, 2022

    Good morning, wheat harvest is happening in Banner and Kimball counties, and others I am sure. Still green in places but it won’t be long. I heard on the radio that over the weekend the weather temperature highs were well into the three digits with 111 degrees reported in McCook. As much as I love the hot weather I do have to admit, that is too much for me! It was cooler on Monday, but then it’s back up into the 90s for quite some time to come. Good harvest weather. We start this week with music. The Bands on Broadway series will present the...

  • Daniel Juan Biberos

    Jul 14, 2022

    Heaven gained another angel on June 29, 2022. Daniel Juan Biberos, 48, of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away at University Of Colorado Hospital, in Denver. Colorado. Daniel was born in Kimball on September 25, 1973, to Albert Biberos and Geri Biberos (Flores). Daniel unfortunately never married. But, he had many great Loves over the years. And leave it to Daniel for those great Loves to still be in his life, and become sisters/best friends. But one wild and crazy woman was always the love of his...

  • JULY IN KIMBALL

    Jul 14, 2022

    Kids take the plunge to go after cans of pop at the bottom of Kimball Swimming Pool, one of the games and contests the pool sponsored on Fourth of July....

  • JULY IN KIMBALL

    Jul 14, 2022

    The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus entertained the crowd last Friday at its Kimball performances. The Stauffer family, dad Justin, Judd, 2-1/2, mom Jessie and little Jennings, 1, were enthralled with the performance of the clown.... Full story

  • JULY IN KIMBALL

    Jul 14, 2022

    Teresa Lockwood and her grandson, Jacob Wendt, take turns lighting fireworks outside her Kimball home – and they were having a good ol' time.... Full story

  • LONGHORNS YOUTH BASKETBALL

    Jul 14, 2022

    Last week from July 6-8 we held our second annual Kimball Longhorns Youth Basketball Camp at the high school and had a lot of fun working with the young athletes. This year we had a total 55 participants who took advantage of this camp, ranging from incoming first-graders to eighth-graders. We are so appreciative of all the campers who stretched themselves to learn more about the game and worked hard to continue to develop their skills. It has been an enjoyable time watching all of them take on... Full story

  • 152 Golfers, 38 Teams Do Vince's Tourney

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 14, 2022

    Vince's Corner Double Draw ABCD Golf Tournament concluded just before a few thunderstorms came through the area on Sunday evening. The two-day event welcomed 152 golfers and hosted 38 teams. Local golfer Dillon Wise captured the number one A Player status with a score of 115.868. Lance Juelfs was second, followed by Kendal Ferguson, Bruce Smith and Cory Huston. First place in the B Player category was Jay Staehr, then Donny Peterson, Todd Menghini, Rob Jackson and Greg Robinson. Jay's two-day...

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