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Articles from the July 28, 2022 edition

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  • Noise Ordinance Debated

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 28, 2022

    The Kimball City Council members met with a packed house on Tuesday, July 19. The crowd patiently waited for the reason they came- – discussion and consideration of noise ordinance #806, which was two-thirds through the agenda. Once Mayor Keith Prunty said the next issue was "Discuss and Consider a Noise Ordinance," he added that "nothing was written in stone" and asked for people to come to the podium, state their name and make their comments. Kathy Porter spoke first followed by Sonny P... Full story


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 28, 2022

    It's a family affair. The Coleman family – dad Mike, mom Jenn, and children Anna, 14, Sophie, 13, and Luke, 7 – have an unusual hobby and business of raising and selling ball pythons. The ball python is a constrictor snake, but he/she has no venom. When you mention the snakes, everyone in the family gets a little gleam in their eyes and a grin on their faces. They really enjoy their snakes. According to Mike, when people come over, they all want to go down and see them, "even those that don...

  • Kimball Considers Plans For Future

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 28, 2022

    Kimball's proposed noise ordinance was a major focus of the City Council's July 19 meeting, but other important issues were addressed. Two agenda requests from council members were addressed early in the meeting. Christy Warner asked for an updated comprehensive plan and blight study. The previous one was done in 2016, but is still effective. The staff was directed to investigate a new comprehensive study and blight plan with bids for the cost. Warner's also requested to discuss the option of hiring a consulting service for assistance with...


    Jul 28, 2022

    The yard of Carl Stander at 702 Burg Street was award Kimball's Yard of the Week. In the front yard is a large flower bed which was landscaped about five years ago when a large tree had to be removed from the area. The flower bed now has day and tiger lilies, along with ornamental grass and chickens and hens. The focus point of the flower garden is a large slice of the tree stump that was removed and now sports a large red N. The south side has a beautiful field of four o'clock flowers....

  • Texans Sort Things Out At Fairgrounds

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 28, 2022

    Last weekend, Halligan Agency held the Little Daddy Ranch Sorting at the Kimball-Banner County Fairgrounds. The two-day event, held in advance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Big Daddy Ranch Sorting event, boasted 362 first round teams and 180 second round teams. According to event organizer Cody Halligan, "It was a lot, a lot of work." While local riders were not in abundance, Texas had the most sorters. Halligan explained that the Texans can stop here and "get warmed up on northern cattle"... Full story

  • 'Tis The Season For Christmas Music?

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Jul 28, 2022

    Good morning! here we are at the end of July. Wow, with only August left it sees like this summer has simply flown by. I want it to last for about three more months, but know that won’t happen. We still have time for the lake, barbecues, gardens and music in the streets. Bands on Broadway will feature “Avid Discord” and Kris Lager tonight, July 28th, in the 18th Street Plaza from 6-9 p.m., while at Chadron they will have Bands on Bordeaux, same time, in the Railroad Park. The Western Arts Center will have a new show with the opening of the 2... Full story

  • Frank C. Forsyth

    Jul 28, 2022

    Frank C. Forsyth, 88, of Dix, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, July 22, 2022. Funeral services were planned for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Warren Cico officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Cantrell Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be held in the Dix Cemetery. Visitation was 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. the day of the service. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Frank’s Tribute Wall and leave c... Full story


    Jul 28, 2022

    The Kimball cheer team competed in a camp in Fort Collins, Colo., from July 8-10 – and the squad came home with some top hardware. The Colorado State University cheerleaders put on the camp and judged the event. Coach Carrie Tabor said the Longhorns "had a great time." "They worked their tails off in 100-plus heat for four days and made Kimball proud," she said. "They were the smallest of 31 teams and managed to walk away with a second place finish in the Game Day category and first in Camp D... Full story

  • Julia 6th At Air Rifle Nationals

    Jul 28, 2022

    Kimball High School junior Julia Winstrom finished her third air rifle compeition this summer. On July 21-23, Julia completed in the 2022 American Legion 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championship at the USA Shooting range facility in Colorado Spring, Colo. After two days of shooting and continuous scoring, Julia was sitting seventh and made the finals for the next day. On Saturday she climbed her way into sixth place for the finals.... Full story