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Articles from the August 15, 2013 edition

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And the curtain falls; a look back at the faces of this year's fair

The Kimball-Banner County Fair is a time where the focus rests on the different showmanship events, the efforts of the 4-H and FFA kids, and, of course, the rodeo which fills residents with... Full story

 

Johnson family's store in Bushnell continues to draw visitors from across the U.S.

With Bushnell Day fast approaching on August 17, the attention of residents of Kimball County has started to fixate on the small village and the festivities that will abound. However, there are... Full story

 

High Point Welcome Center preparing for ribbon-cutting event on August 16 at 5:00 p.m.

The High Point Welcome Center has been overloaded with visitors in the first month of its existence, according to County Tourism Director Jo Caskey. "It's been relatively nonstop. After the end of the first four full weeks, we've had 942 visitors...

 

Kimball native Heeg named Observer Athlete of the Year

Henry Heeg, who will kick off his senior year at the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School this fall, has proven to be a vital component for the Kimball golf program this past year. Entering into the season... Full story

 

Observer editorial: Need character? Look no further than local FFA and 4-H members

The editorial staff of the Observer knows very little about showing animals. At least, that was the case before last week’s Kimball-Banner County Fair. After a crash course, a baptism by fire of sorts, both members of the editorial staff can...

 

Larry A. Monsees

Larry A. Monsees, 51, of Harrisburg, NE., died at Kimball Health Services on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Cremation has been held and private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family. Friends may visit... Full story

 

Keith W. Krafczik

Keith W. Krafczik, 74, of Dix, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Virgil Johnson officiating.... Full story

 

Joseph R. Culek

Joseph R. Culek, 89, of Kimball, died at Heritage Estates in Gering on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic... Full story

 

Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson, 57, of Wasilla, Alaska, formerly of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away August 3, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Jack was born to Frank and Kitty (McDonald) Robinson on November 10,... Full story

 

John Hillman

John Hillman, 99, of Grover, CO passed away August 8, 2013 in the Hospice of Northern Colorado at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO. He was born July 13, 1914 at the farm house of his... Full story

 

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