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Articles from the July 25, 2019 edition

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  • Longhorn Building Debate Continues

    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    The Kimball City Council discussed a variety of subjects at the July 16 regular monthly meeting. Among the items was an update on the City of Kimball swimming pool. The pool was built in 1982 and according to background information that Carson Sisk had done, the life expectancy of a swimming pool is 25 to 40 years. He also gave a rundown on the filter system, heaters, and other equipment which need attention. According to Sisk, the city has maintained the pool but it is beginning to show that it is 35 years old. A variety of businesses received... Full story


    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    A special dedication ceremony was held this past week for Jim Reeves, a counselor at Mary Lynch Elementary School, who passed away during the school year. Reeves' family was on hand to participate in the dedication of the memorial bench placed in front of the school. Former Principal Mike Mitchell praised Reeves as a truly caring individual and friend, Dane Wurdeman explained the significance of a travelling award that Reeves gave weekly to the most well-behaved class. Reeves' sister, Lynn...

  • Rodeo Royalty Represents Kimball At Cheyenne Frontier Days

    Dakota Kuhns, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    It's an event that draws a large audience from a handful of miles away, including some from all across the country and even around the world. The Daddy of 'em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the worlds largest outdoor rodeo, with the outstanding concert lineup it Frontier Nights is a stage many visit. Along with the well known performers in the evening come the cowboys and cowgirls that make the event what it is best known for, the rodeo performances. As many might know there has been some slight...

  • Free School Supplies At Kimball HVAC

    Western Nebraska Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Free school supplies will be given out to Kimball and Potter-Dix students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at Kimball HVAC & Air Conditioning, 119 E. 2nd St., Kimball. The supplies come courtesy of U.S. military veteran Steve Hughes as part of the Operation Homefront program. Hughes is the uncle of HVAC owner Allen Chavez of Kimball.... Full story

  • Summer Church In The Park This Sunday

    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Dr. Alan Foutz from the Kimball Presbyterian Church will provide the sermon for the second “Church in the Park” on Sunday, July 28. Gotte Park will be the setting for breakfast at 8 a.m. and the service at 9:30 a.m. Last month, the Brad Reader family supplied the breakfast and there was plenty for everyone, according to Paster Roger Gillming. The plan is the same for this month. The Assembly of God Church will provide the music. Pastor Gillming was encouraged by the turnout as he estimated 125-150 people attended the June service. In add...

  • Kimball Incentives: Your Building Is The Face Of Your Business

    Amy Sapp, Kimball Economic Development|Jul 25, 2019

    For over a decade the City of Kimball has had a program to assist local businesses with fixing a variety of projects on the outside of their building. Those that used the program prior to 2017 would refer to the program as Main Street Improvement Grant. In 2017, we changed the name to Business Façade Grant because we had heard from a variety of individuals that they assumed because of the name it was only to be used for businesses on our Main Street. With that said, we decided to change the name to Business Façade Grant in hopes of appealing t... Full story

  • Kimball Landfill Offers Money Saving Opportunity For Scrap Tires

    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Save yourself some good hard cash by participating in the Scrap Tire CleanUp. The normal rates for tire disposal at the Kimball Landfill are: car tires-$6.00 each, truck tire-$13.00 per tire and to dispose of a tractor tire it will cost you a hefty $45.00. But from August 5th through August 17th bring your tires to the City of Kimball Landfill and there will be no charge; it's free. Come early because tires are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and they will only accept a total of...

  • Late Cutting Season For Farmers

    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Dix producer Chris Bogert said, “We are going to shoot for today!” (Friday, July 19). He thought that he would try cutting some of his wheat. “It is the last of the 100 degree days for a while and we might as well be in the combines.” Chris has dryland and irrigated wheat, corn, sunflowers and millet primarily in the northwest part of the county. Chris plants both white hard winter wheat and red winter wheat, the hard white winter wheat is preferred for baking. Chris has had a little hail in northeast Kimball County but said his wheat “looks...

  • Current Missile Work Routine

    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Bairco Construction out of Lowell, Wyoming, is a prime contractor and has received the contact for replacing and rebuilding the surfaces of the Lauch Facility Contours, which is just basic maintenance and not related to the anticipated huge missile project. In addition, they will fix gates, fences, culverts, replace or repair ditches around 110 missile sites in the tri-sate area. They have a five-year contract to do this general maintenance work on the missile sites. Currently, Bairco Construction has one crew and they are working on one site...

  • Lois E. Wolforth

    Jul 25, 2019

    Lois E. Wolforth, 78, of Kimball, died in Montgomery, Texas on May 16, 2019. Cremation was held in Texas and memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Hod Boltjes officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends can stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Friends can also visit www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences...

  • The Circus Comes To Town!

    Jul 25, 2019

    From the early morning hours to just after nightfall, the Culpeppeer & Merriweather Circus put on a show for local folks Thursday, July 18, in Kimball. As a fundraiser for the upcoming Farmer's Day, event organizers hoped lots of area residents would fill the big top - and that they did. The day opened up with workers setting up the big tent on the high school grounds, which was followed by a tour. Adults and children were able to see the lion and tigers before the gates opened later that...

  • Kimball Hospital Foundation Classic Next Up On Golf Scene

    Tom Southard, Jock Talk|Jul 25, 2019

    Another great turnout for a golf happening at the Four Winds Golf Course this past Saturday evening. After being cancelled due to bad weather a week or so back, the Masonic Lodge Cross Country/Glow Ball four-person scramble was held Saturday even though there was once again a threat of bad weather, which didn’t happen. A total of 14 teams participated and the winning team of Dillon Wise, Jacob Walker, Gavin Howell and Nate Dvorak shot the winning round of 64. Finishing second was the team of Darin Lonsdale, Leia Evens, and Tiffany and Mark A...


    Dakota Kuhns, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Kimball Deadeye shooters placed 44th in the nation out of the 64 teams in competition at the Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match in Rogers, Ark. Once again, the team was made up of Julia Winstrom, Nolan Cook, Jessica Terrill, Chris Foster and Cody Brinkman. "Our team needs to work more on our test scores and get them up, but overall I think the kids did great and we had a lot of fun," Deadeyes coach Nicole Snyder said. In the standing position, Julia Winstrom scored a 96, shooting six... Full story

  • Women's Golf In Home Stretch At Four Winds

    Daria Andersen-Faden, The Observer|Jul 25, 2019

    Weeks 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Women's Golf Association League are in the books at Four Winds Golf Course with one week of regular play to go this summer Pattie Klinginsmith has been low-scoring and consistent much of the season. That proved true when she nabbed low gross for weeks 4 and 5 with an outstanding score of 43 each week. Klinginsmith also nailed low net for Week 4 with a 35, while Judy Daum showed her skills with a low net of 35 in Week 5. Daria Faden had low gross in Week 6 with a 47 and...