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Articles from the August 10, 2017 edition


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  • To be Fair

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  • Filling up fast

    Tonia Copeland|Aug 10, 2017

    The newest cell at Kimball Landfill will reach capacity within the next two years and an expansion will be required by that time, at an estimated cost of $1.6 million, according to Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean. "I want to bring the landfill to your attention," Dean said. "We have a little over two years left in the (current) cell for trash. It is time to start thinking about increasing it." The engineers estimate, according to Dean, included a 50 percent multiplier from earlier estimates...

  • Third annual Tipi Raisers ride rebuilds homes and hope

    Tonia Copeland|Aug 10, 2017

    On their third annual ride, The Tipi Raisers passed through Kimball on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and stayed the night at the Kimball County Fair Grounds. This group of riders, including Lakota Sioux natives from Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, are riding 400 miles on horseback to raise awareness of the hardships on the Pine Ridge Reservation as well as to raise funds to help the Lakota tribe members rebuild their homes and their community. Executive Director Dave Ventimiglia began the ride,...

  • Community meeting to address economic development

    Amy Sapp for the Western Nebraska Observer|Aug 10, 2017

    Join the City of Kimball and the State of Nebraska Economic Development as we host a community meeting on August 10 at 5:30pm at the Event Center and again on August 31 at 11:30am for those that missed the first one. The meetings will be used in collaboration with the City becoming a Leadership Certified Community. The meetings will be led by Starr Lehl who previously worked for the State of Nebraska Economic Development with the help of Daniel Bennett from Panhandle Area Development District and Special Projects Coordinator Amy Sapp. The City...

  • Anita J. "Joy" Paulson

    Aug 10, 2017

    Anita J. "Joy" Paulson, 61, of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away early Monday morning, August 7, 2017, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. Joy was born March 11, 1956, in Longview, Washington, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Grace Louise (Gunnels) Rockne. Joy was raised in Boise, Idaho, and she moved to Alaska with her daughter, Marcie, and her husband, Douglas Paulson, in 1993. While in Alaska, she loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed watching the Iditarod. Their family later moved...

  • Michael N. "Mike" Sinclair

    Aug 10, 2017

    Michael N. "Mike" Sinclair, 67, Plainville, Kansas died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Rooks County Health Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born November 30, 1949 in Springfield, Minnesota the son of Dean N. and Patricia (McCormack) Sinclair. He graduated from Wabasso High School and entered the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1974 with the rank of Sergeant. He received his BS degree in Hospital Administration from Southwest...

  • Veteran's History Project

    Larry Nelson|Aug 10, 2017

    The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Dorothy and Cecil Holloway were a married couple before World War II began. Cecil was quite a pilot and had joined the Navy. His talent for airplanes was put to use quickly. He became an instructor pilot and he and his wife Dorothy moved about the...

  • Yard of the Week: 605 S. Webster

    Tonia Copeland|Aug 10, 2017

    Linda Mihm has lived in her quaint Kimball home at 605 S. Webster for 20 years and she has continued to improve on it inside and out since purchasing it. Linda's lush green lawn showcases two trees, each with their own neatly kept bed. Gracing the front of Linda's house is a meandering bed featuring purple bayberry bushes and colorful potted plants, as well as, strawberries in a towering trio of large pots. Her gardens don't just take up land space, they line her front stoop and grow on the...

  • 26th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success

    Tom Southard|Aug 10, 2017

    Congrats to organizer Kerry Ferguson and the Kimball Hospital Foundation for another very successful Golf Classic Tournament held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course. A great turnout with 28 four-person teams made up of 112 golfers. The weather was nice with a bit of rain right at the tail end of the day. See all of the results in another story in this week's sports. The Thursday night Men's Golf League has completed nine weeks of league play and now will begin their season ending...

  • Jock Talk

    Tom Southard|Aug 10, 2017

    Congrats to organizer Kerry Ferguson and the Kimball Hospital Foundation for another very successful Golf Classic Tournament held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course. A great turnout with 28 four-person teams made up of 112 golfers. The weather was nice with a bit of rain right at the tail end of the day. See all of the results in another story in this week’s sports. ------------------------------- The Thursday night Men’s Golf League has completed nine weeks of league play and now will begin their season ending tournament pla...

  • 2017 Kimball Banner County Fair began Monday with 4-H Fashion Show

    Tonia Copeland|Aug 10, 2017