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Articles from the July 16, 2015 edition

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 By John Verser    News    July 16, 2015

VSO clashes with commissioners, clerk

The Kimball County Commissioners called an emergency meeting last Thursday after receiving notice of an inflammatory-worded meeting notice put out by the Kimball County Veterans Service Officer Shaun Evertson. The original notice sent by Evertson...

 

STATE GOLF UNDERWAY

Dillon Wise of Kimball tees off Tuesday morning on the first hole at the Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship at Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball. Both the boys and girls state amateur events are...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 16, 2015

Mitchell discusses NeSA scores

The Kimball Board of Education received the first update on NeSA test scores from new Director of Assessment and Curriculum Vicki Mitchell at its regular board meeting Monday night. Mitchell, who was appointed the position at the end of the last...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 16, 2015

Fallon combines learning with cross-country bicycle trip

What connects a Russian Orthodox priest, a police department in Wisconsin and an organic farmer? The answer - Paul Fallon. Fallon, a 60-year old Massachusetts resident, has been riding across the coun...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 16, 2015

Council receives update on power plant improvements

The Kimball Power Plant now has a new stack with vents that are up to specification, members of the Kimball City Council learned at the regularly scheduled July 7 meeting. The old, double-walled vent pipe had been bent and rusted, but was recently...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 16, 2015

KKB addresses nuisance violations

Keep Kimball Beautiful addressed issues brought forth by the City of Kimball regarding a nuisance violation on city property used by the organization in conjunction with Kimball’s recycling center. The group addressed the issues at the July 7 city...

 

Engagement: Jennifer Deuso and Cory Shaw

Doug and Patty Shaw wish to announce the engagement of their son, Cory, to Jennifer Deuso, daughter of Jeanine Reneau. Nuptials are planned for Sept. 19, 2015, in Kimball. The groom is employed by...

 
 By John Verser    News    July 16, 2015

County declines to join economic development group

The Kimball County Commissioners declined to join the Western Nebraska Economic Development Group and looked at a potential plan for ending smoking on county property at the July 7 meeting. After a brief discussion, the commissioners voted...

 

Alice V. Jones

Alice V. Jones, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on July 10, 2015. Funeral services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball.  A complete obituary will be published next week....

 

Walker Elvin "Blackie" Blackmore

Walker Elvin "Blackie" Blackmore passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his home in Yukon, Okla.  He was born May 1, 1939 to Walker and Thelma (Miller) Blackmore in Yates Center, Kan. He attended hig...

 

Kenneth R. DeFreece

Kenneth R. DeFreece, 85, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at the Evangelical Free Church in Kimball...

 
 By Larissa Binod    News    July 16, 2015

KKB, Clean Harbors household hazardous waste collection is July 25

Kimball County residents are invited to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at Clean Harbors, located 5 miles South of Kimball on Hwy. 71, on July 25, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. Household hazardous waste are products which are...

 

Potter-Dix Children's Theater performance is this week

The Potter-Dix Children's Theater will perform its annual musical this week. The production – held for the eighth consecutive year – serves as a fundraiser for the Potter-Dix Early Learning...

 

Grubbs, Thurin awarded local 4-H scholarships

The Kimball-Banner Counties 4-H Council is proud to announce that Christina Grubbs of Harrisburg and Preston Thurin of Pine Bluffs are the recipients of the 2015 4-H Council Scholarships of $500 each...

 

KAF presents check to Potter Historical Foundation

The Kimball Area Foundation recently presented a $5,000 check to the Potter Historical Foundation. The foundation plans to use the funds to make repairs to its building. Pictured, from left, are:...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 16, 2015

Golfers invade Kimball for Vince's Corner tourney

The entries were closed at 130 golfers for the 2015 version of the popular Vince's Corner, two day, four person, blind draw, golf scramble tournament held this past weekend at the Four Winds Golf Cour...

 

Local pool league winners crowned

Several local pool players were recently recognized for winning the Spring Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-Ball and 9-Ball Pool Leagues. Winning the Wednesday 8-Ball title was...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 16, 2015

Post All-Class Reunion: Mossberg was oldest Kimball grad to attend 2015 reunion

Martha Schneider Mossberg was the oldest graduate to attend the Kimball All-Class Reunion over the July 4 weekend. She began school in the District 5 school house, but attended high school at the "Old...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 16, 2015

Post All-Class Reunion: Returning to Kimball from down under

After 30 years, more than 10,000 miles and 36 hours, 1985 graduate Steve Mackenzie made it back to Kimball – his second home. Originally from Rotorua, New Zealand, Mackenzie, a foreign exchange stud...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    July 16, 2015

Post All-Class Reunion: 15 members of Flores family attend All-Class

What may have been a friendly, tongue-in-cheek competition became a double reunion for the Flores family of Kimball. Fifteen graduates from the Flores family attended the 2015 All-Class Reunion....

 

Post All-Class Reunion: A look at the 2015 KHS All-Class Reunion

Here are a few scenes from the All-Class Reunion held over the July 4 weekend. Check out this week's Observer for additional photos....

 

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