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Articles from the September 3, 2015 edition

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KKB grants could be lost if funding formula changes

The City of Kimball Board of Public Works considered a facility use agreement between the city and Keep Kimball Beautiful, the organization that addresses local recycling needs, at its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Board Chairman Jim...

 

KHS HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Homecoming royalty was crowned at halftime of Friday's football game against Gordon-Rushville. Ireland Olson was crowned homecoming queen, while Tyler Magninie was crowned homecoming king. Pictured,...

 
 By John Verser    News    September 3, 2015

Commissioners approve tourism board bylaws change

The Kimball County commissioners approved bylaw changes for the county visitors committee at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Prior to Tuesday, the bylaws required that two members of the seven-member visitors committee be involved in...

 

Friend and Neighbors: Potter '65 grads recall years ago, look forward to reunion and Potter Days

The members of the Potter High School Graduating Class of 1965 have been named the 2015 Potter Days Grand Marshals, according to Potter Days Committee member Peg Musil. The class of '65 graduated 37...

 

Bushnell VFD donates funds to Halligan

The Bushnell Volunteer Fire Department presented a check to Cody Halligan to help with expenses while Halligan undergoes treatment for cancer. The check was presented to him on Wednesday, Aug. 26....

 

SPNRD looks at differences in South Platte River and Lodgepole Creek comparisons

With the upcoming information session and public hearing on Sept. 15, the South Platte NRD continues to provide information to the public utilizing the Western Water Use Management Modeling (WWUMM). One important aspect to the WWUMM is to help...

 

Sharolyn Kay Robbins

Sharolyn Kay Robbins, 75, passed away at the Kimball County Manor on Aug. 27, 2015 with family and friends by her side.  Shari, was born in Ovid, Colorado, on Sept. 14, 1939, the daughter of Alva and...

 

F. Ferne Johnson

F. Ferne Johnson, of Scottsbluff, died on Aug. 29, 2015, at Western Nebraska Veterans Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the West Nebraska Veterans Chapel in...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    September 3, 2015

Veterans History Project: Vickie L. Morlock, U.S. Marine Corps

It is a rare thing for a young woman to want to join the Marine Corps. When their advertisements appear on various media, finding a female in the coverage takes some work. But they are there. They trained and worked just as hard, had similar goals,...

 

NASB honors Kimball board of education members

The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB), board of directors and staff recognized the Kimball Public Schools Board of Education as a 2015 President's Award recipient during the Gering Region...

 

Homecoming fun at KHS

Kimball High School celebrated homecoming week last week with a variety of themed days. The week kicked off with Celebrity Day on Monday. Tuesday was Twin Day, Wednesday was Classy in the Classroom...

 

A look back at the Kimball-Banner County Fair

The following are complete results from this year's Kimball-Banner County Fair. See this week's Observer for additional photos, grand and reserve champions and more. Alex Anton of Dix Blue in Jr....

 
 By Dale Maier    Sports    September 3, 2015

Longhorns fall in season opener, 28-13

Kimball overcame early mistakes to take a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter before Gordon-Rushville came back to win 28-13 to spoil homecoming night at Keith Staehr Field last Friday. "We didn't play...

 

New sign honors Al, Fredene Pietsch

A new granite sign will welcome golfers to the Four Winds Golf Course. The sign was donated by the children of Al and Fredene Pietsch in memory of their parents. The 3,800 pound of granite was built...

 

Wise competes in regional masters

Kimball's Payton Wise competed in the Regional Masters Drive-Chip-Putt contest this past weekend in Denver and ended up fourth overall in her division. She actually finished 2nd in the long drive for...

 

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