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Articles from the August 8, 2013 edition

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  • Are genetically modified crops the way of the future?

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Aug 8, 2013

    This is the first part of a two-part feature focusing on the role of genetically-modified crops. There will be a second segment in an issue of the Observer later this month. “Improving agriculture. Improving lives.” The biotechnology giant Monsanto remains in the middle of an often-heated argument that seems to grow larger by the day. What exactly are genetically modified organisms, where can they be found, and perhaps the most important question - what are their long-term health effects on hum... Full story

  • Initially alarming 911 call causes alarm throughout Bushnell, but prompts no arrests, results in no injuries

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 8, 2013

    Initial reports of an injured female and a fire at a property on 1st Street in Bushnell that originated shortly before 8:00 P.M. Tuesday night turned out to be nothing more than a series of miscommunications. The Kimball Volunteer Ambulance Service and several Sheriff Department vehicles sped down Highway 30 towards Bushnell after a call came in stating that there was a female at a Bushnell residence who had her throat slit. However, according to Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway, when... Full story

  • American Bullet notches 1,000,000th bullet of 2013 amidst struggles

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 8, 2013

    American Bullet, a company exclusive to the Kimball area, made their millionth round for the year this past week. The accomplishment comes on the heels of many struggles over the past year, according to Director of Sales Kim Baliman. “Hitting that million count mark before the end of the year was huge for us. It was a milestone for us this far already,” Baliman said. The company has been dealing with shortages of components in the industry over the past year. The first shortage encountered was...

  • Motel Kimball, under new management, going through big changes of late

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Aug 8, 2013

    Motel Kimball, which sits at 1017 East 3rd Street, has gone through some big changes since being taken over by the new management of local residents Amie Rutledge and Chris McNail. “We put in new televisions. We've upgraded. We've remodeled. We've cleaned up. We've put in new bedding, new linens, and we have a new clientele. We've done quite a bit," Rutledge said. Rutledge and McNail have been aided in renovating and maintaining the 16 room motel since they took over as owners on June 5 by Deb B...

  • Bertha Leora Greathouse

    Aug 8, 2013

    Bertha Leora Greathouse, 83 of Gering, ended her life journey to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church in Gering with Pastor Gary Hashley officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Dix Cemetery, Dix, Nebraska. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm at Gering Memorial Chapel with family present... Full story

  • Bernadine K. Reader

    Aug 8, 2013

    Bernadine K. Reader, 68, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Monday, August 4, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. Memorials have been established to Trinity United Methodist Church for audio/video... Full story

  • Mabel "Snookie" Grossnicklaus (Brumbaugh)

    Aug 8, 2013

    The heavens rejoiced and welcomed home Mabel “Snookie” Grossnicklaus (Brumbaugh) on July 30, 2013. Snookie is now sitting at her Jesus’ feet. Mabel Irene “Snookie” Grossnicklaus (Brumbaugh) was born February 18, 1951, to Clay and Irene Brumbaugh (Thesing-Hendren) in York, Neb. She grew up in her beloved home town of Stromsburg, Neb. She was Miss Nebraska Cheerleader of 1968. She graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1969. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Gene Gros... Full story