Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Articles from the August 23, 2018 edition


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  • First day back to school

    Aug 23, 2018

  • "It Could Happen To You"

    Aug 23, 2018

  • Non-registered sex offender arrested

    Dakota Kuhns|Aug 23, 2018

    According to an arrest affidavit from the Kimball Police Department on Monday, Aug. 13, at approximately 5:17, Officer Henderson Bryson of the KPD was notified by Chief Andy Bremer, that Wayne L. Schmidt had been living here in Kimball for longer than three days without registering as a sex offender. Schmidt, 37, was approached by Bremer and Bryson at 800 East 6th Street. When the officers asked if he was registered his reply was that he had not. According to the affidavit Schmidt stated that he had only been living in Kimball for about a week...

  • Kiwanis is always looking for new members

    Staff Report|Aug 23, 2018

    In the next year Kiwanis of Kimball and Banner Counties is looking to grow their members and solidify the events and programs to offer Kimball and Banner Counties. Kiwanis of Kimball and Banner Counties began less than a year ago, there were 15 members needed to officially register the club with Kiwanis International. According to Jay Fennell, President Elect for Kiwanis of Kimball and Banner Counties, Kiwanis of Kimball and Banner Counties is a young professionals club. “We welcome anyone over the age of 18 and we are always looking for new m...

  • David Frank

    Aug 23, 2018

    David J. Frank, 75, of Kimball, died at Rose Medical Center in Denver on Friday, August 17, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastors Alan Foutz and Owen Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 until 6:00 pm, with the family present from 4:00 until 6:00 pm to greet friends. Friends can visit www.cantrellfh.com to view David's Tribute Wall and leave...

  • Curt Cornils

    Aug 23, 2018

    Curt was born Curtis Lee Cornils on July 29, 1953 in Kimball, Nebraska. He was the third child of five children born to Venette and Roy Cornils. He lived south of Bushnell, NE and enjoyed working on the farm until he left for college. Curt attended Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1976 with a degree in electrical engineering. He later received his Master's degree from Arizona State University. Curt retired from...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Aug 23, 2018

    As President of the Nebraska Library Association, I was pleased to see the Kimball Public Library described as “a social center of the community” on Thursday, Aug. 16. I think it is great that the community recognizes the treasure that it has in its midst as Library Director Jan Sears and her team’s ability to win grants and develop partnerships to provide vital resources and services are exceptional. I only wish more library directors in the state (and the nation, for that matter) would look more to Kimball to see a model of what a 21st centu...

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Harry Gillway|Aug 23, 2018

    Let me start by saying, when something bothers me I feel the need to address it and express my thoughts. As always, I don’t mind you having a different opinion and the thoughts here are my own but supported by others. Last night I read an article about Congressman Steve King who stated that he believes we are heading toward a civil war. Opinion polls released say 37 percent of America believes this too. I agree but in no way support the extreme right or extreme left in this. I am a conservative republican but I’m far from extreme. I sup...

  • Photo of the Week

    Aug 23, 2018

  • Veteran's Memorial dedication planned, flags to be unveiled

    Tonia Copeland|Aug 23, 2018

    Kimball’s Veteran’s Memorial dedication will take place on Monday, August 27 at 5 p.m. in Gotte Park. The dedication will include an opening prayer and speakers, including Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty, United State Air Force Lieutenant Colonel George L. “Ripper” Chapman, Commander of the 320th Missile Squadron stationed at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., and a representative of ACE. ACE funds were used to build the memorial. The flags will be raised on the poles for the first time during the dedication....

  • 2018 Potter Days Grand Marshals

    Staff Report|Aug 23, 2018

    Bob and Shirley Gaston have been selected the 2018 Potter Days Grand Marshals. Potter Days festivities are August 31 and September 1 and 2. Bob was born in Sidney, and attended Potter Public Schools, graduating in 1974. He attended Western Nebraska Technical College and received an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Auto Mechanics Technology. He worked in partnership with his dad at Bud's Texaco and he and Shirley later became owners. He then worked at Nebraskaland Tire and for the last 11...

  • Bryant Knigge into running ultra marathons

    Tom Southard|Aug 23, 2018

    After an illustrious high school athletic career at Potter-Dix where he was a standout in basketball and track and field, Bryant Knigge then moved on to standout at the college level in both sports as well, but now he is into a new sporting endeavor. Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado has taken up Ultra Marathon running. Ultra Marathon are any races that are longer than the standard 26 plus mile Marathon. At the time of this writing, Bryant has participated in five Ultras including a...

  • Four Winds Men's League golf winding down

    Tom Southard|Aug 23, 2018

    The Monday-Tuesday Four Winds Men’s Golf League is winding down with the year end Fun Night Scramble help this past week, and the league champions of both night already determined. All that remains is the playoff between the Monday night winners and the Tuesday night winners according to League supervisor Pat O’Brien. The top three winners for the Monday night division were the championship team of Jeremy Williams and Aaron Koski with second place going to Steve Warner and John Fiehtner, and third place was Berry Frederick and Pat O’B...

  • 2018 Kimball Banner County Fair results

    Aug 23, 2018

    Citizenship & Civic Education Sr. Home Environment Grand Champion-Braden Lukassen Reserve Champion-Preston Corfield Jr. Home Environment Grand Champion-Aubrey Culek Reserve Champion- Ethan Sharples Technology Exhibit Grand Champion-Ethan Sharples Reserve Champion-Brody Medina Sr. Food Exhibit Grand Champion- Tayla Schultz Reserve Champion-Delacy Brown Jr. Food Exhibit Grand Champion-Aubrey Culek Reserve Champion-MaKenna Thurin Citizenship - Level 1 Patriotic or Cultural Fine Arts Purple Daniela Sharples Blue Dakota Vrbas Dakota Vrbas Sierra...

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