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Articles from the August 25, 2022 edition

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    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 25, 2022

    Kimball Public Schools started the 2022-23 school year on Friday, Aug. 19. Mary Lynch students were treated to a fun-filled day that included a water slide, slip-n-slide, a bounce house, games and treats to get the year started off right. The 68-degree temperature did not deter the fun for the Pre-K through sixth-graders. Kimball H.E.L.P.S. sponsored the activities and worked the event. Superintendent Trevor Anderson said the enrollment for Pre-K to 12 is 396, seven more than at the end of last...

  • Council Tables Tax Hike

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 25, 2022

    The Kimball City Council discussed yet tabled a .5% increase in city sales tax at the Aug. 16 meeting. The discussion centered on the use of the added sales tax – either infrastructure such as streets or curbs or swimming pool and whether to place it on the Nov. 8 ballot or have a special election. The sales tax issue may be addressed again at the budget session on Aug. 30, as of Tuesday, Aug. 23, the item had not been placed on the agenda, but it could be added. A sales tax increase must be placed on the ballot for the voters to approve or r... Full story

  • United Methodist Pastor Arrives In Kimball, Bushnell

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 25, 2022

    Pastor Lorri Kentner's first career was not in the ministry, but when the opportunity and vision presented itself, she took the giant leap and became a United Methodist minister. After 22 years in the ministry, she is now the Pastor of Bushnell United Methodist Church and Kimball United Methodist Church. Having served in many towns in Nebraska, Pastor Lorri said she "loves small churches." "I hadn't really realized that God was calling me to ministry until ... someone said having Lorri at our ch...


    Aug 25, 2022

    Kale Schnell and his reserve champion beef, a crossbred Charolois, get their picture taken during the livestock sale at the Kimball-Banner County Fair. The Observer will run fair results once they become available.... Full story

  • Remembering Bill Nelson, His Stories & His Horseshoe Playing

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Aug 25, 2022

    Good morning, here we are in the last week of August. Boy has the summer flown by. We still have some great weather in store for us, but school and schedules sometimes are a bummer. Besides regular school, Flowerfield will be beginning in a few short weeks. However, here is a little bit of what is happening in our neighborhood. This afternoon, Thursday, August 25th. at 1:30 p.m., the Lied Library in Scottsbluff is hosting a book signing and discussion over Nebraska author Jonis Agee’s award winning book “The Bones of Paradise.” This is about... Full story

  • Concert Association Announces Shows, Free Student Memberships

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 25, 2022

    The Kimball Concert Association has announced the kickoff of its membership campaign for the 2022-23 concert season. The association has also released names of concert appearances for the season. In a bold move, the Kimball Concert Association has decided to make student memberships free for the 2022-23 concert season. The action encourages youth to attend the four concerts and be exposed to various music and performances. Concert tickets can be purchased at the Kimball Public Library as well as from individuals. To purchase tickets, contact... Full story

  • Cheryl J. Baker

    Aug 25, 2022

    Former Kimball resident Cheryl J. Baker, 88, of Aberdeen, S.D., died July 16, 2022, at Prairie Heights Healthcare in Aberdeen. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at First Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, S.D.... Full story


    Aug 25, 2022

    The new-look Kimball Lady Longhorns golf team opened its 2022 season Tuesday, Aug. 23, on a beautiful day on the links in Sidney. From left are team members Hayden Sours, Aubrey Culek, Grace Anderson and Keaton O'Brien. Tournament results will appear in next week's Observer.... Full story

  • Millers Do Well At Mike Trader's Basketball Camp

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Aug 25, 2022

    Here's some news that could bode well for Longhorns basketball in coming years. Young Kimball basketball players Braxton Miller and MacKenzie Miller recently participated in Mike Trader's Mid-America Basketball Camp and earned multiple awards. The camp ran July 17-20 at Central Community College in Columbus. In the Boys Major League, Braxton was an All-Star, won the Hustle Award, played on the three-on-three champion team with Michael Anderson of Geneva and Christian Conley of Friend, and was... Full story