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

Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 12 of 12

  • Clean Harbors Seeks Approval

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 21, 2022

    On July 11, Clean Harbors Inc. submitted an Approval to Construct Request to the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. This request is to continue construction for the implementation of the new rotary kiln incinerator infrastructure. The projected completion date for the new rotary kiln incinerator is mid-2024. The approval to submit to NDEE allows Clean Harbors to continue the existing construction activities for the areas of the new incinerator layout. According to Alyssa King from... Full story

  • Human Resources Firm Talks To County

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 21, 2022

    Zelle Human Resource Solutions met Tuesday with the Kimball County Board of Commissioners for 45 minutes; the presentation was on their human resource company. For their standard fee of $5,000 a month, Zelle would help the county in the areas of salary determination, recruiting, conflict, team building and a safe sounding board. Zelle's website states: “We understand the complexities of each industry and know what it takes to hire the best talent, improve employee engagement and provide solution throughout talent assessment business p...


    Jul 21, 2022

    A Hillen Construction Co. excavator makes short work of removing the 1950 boiler unit from the basement of the former West Elementary School, as progress continues on Kimball's new hospital building project. The company, along with general contractors Haselden Construction Co. of Centennial, Colo., removed the nearly 1,000 pound cast iron boiler before filling the basement in preparation for laying the new hospital's foundation. Installation work also has started for the facility's sanitary...

  • Police Respond To Road Rage Incident Near I-80 Exit

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 21, 2022

    Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer and his force were busy defusing situations last week. Bremer said a small car and a semi-truck got into a road rage incident Thursay night on Interstate 80. Both vehicles left the interstate at the Kimball exit, began arguing, and blocked traffic at the stop light. Kimball police broke them up, and both were sent on their way with a significant distance between them returning to the interstate. On Tuesday, Kimball police, the Nebraska State Patrol and Kimball Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the... Full story


    Jul 21, 2022

    Brian and Rebecca White at 604 Chestnut St. received Yard of the Week honors. The Spanish style stucco house built in 1920 was purchased by the White family in 2006. It was overgrown and required a lot of work to get everything looking good. In the spring, the long line of lilacs in bloom border the yard and daisies highlight the house and yard. Brian and Rebecca are joined in the photo by Samantha Johnson and Morgan Baker.... Full story

  • Harvest Slow, But Heatwave Should Help

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 21, 2022

    Amidst the late frost, the sawfly infestation and the lack of moisture, area wheat farmers are preparing for a lackluster harvest as well as predictions of a long, drawn-out harvest. Hope Hinton, grain originator from Frenchman Valley Coop, said, "Everything is just so slow right now, just because they get going, then they run into wet stuff, then they get going and run into wet stuff." Hinton does the buying and selling of grain from Potter to the Burns area. According to the morning report...

  • Hotter Than A Hootchie-Cootchie

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Jul 21, 2022

    Good morning, sure is hotter than a hootchie-cootchie, right?! Take care out there. Tonight, July 21st, Bands on Broadway are at the 18th Street Plaza from 6-9 p.m., and in Chadron Bands on Bordeaux will be there at the same time frame at Railroad Park. Tomorrow there will be another presentation of the "Emigrant Experience" out at the Scottsbluff National Monument. The ranger will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Not long ago we had the pleasure of taking our grandson on a hike down...

  • The Tri-State Marker Comes With Interesting Background

    Natasha McFaul|Jul 21, 2022

    A walking trail to the Tri-State Marker – where Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado meet – will allow one to experience the High Plains without disturbing the natural beauty of the private property. Previously, the landowner got to the point where he was thinking of closing off access to the marker because the private property was being damaged by carelessness. The Tri-State marker is on land owned since the Depression by Dennis Kieler's family. His grandfather paid 7 cents an acre for it. Their hous...


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 21, 2022

    Longhorns football coach Darrell Howitt carries a significant presence on the football field – even during two-day summer camp. About a dozen students last week attended Kimball High's football camp ahead of the varsity team's comeback season, and the coaching staff is hoping that another 10 or 12 individuals will go out for football when the practices start on Aug. 8. Conditioning starts the week before on Aug. 1. "We know we were missing at least four or five older kids, and then I think we w...

  • Horns Shoot At Nationals

    Jul 21, 2022

    Here are the results for the five members of the Kimball Longhorns trap team who shot at the recent Nationals at in Mason, Mich. They’re listed by place they finished, name and score. 1,329 – Nolan Cook, 83 1,462 – Kambree Hottell, 80 1648 – James J. McGinnis, 71 1,660 – Justin Klosterman, 70 1,699 – Cameron McGinnis, 63 Shooters placing in the top 400 qualified for the finals....


    Jul 21, 2022

    Local individuals reported about an inch of much-needed rain on Friday in the city of Kimball, but a significant wind event occurred just north of town. The wind flipped the pivot in this wheat field and the two end towers were flipped on another pivot north of Lodgepole Creek.... Full story


    Jul 21, 2022

    The City of Kimball recently removed the barricades at Gotte Park and 4th Street to allow traffic to pass between the park and nearby neighborhood. But in an effort to slow traffic from the park, two sets of speed bumps were installed. The matter of what should be done here has brought about some community discussion....