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Articles from the September 7, 2023 edition

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    Jim Orr, The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    Lincoln Highway painters Jessica Rocha, left, and Jaime Bright were back at it on Labor Day, laboring to highlight the historic old roadway that runs throught these parts with a fresh coat of red, white and blue. Last week, their painting posse gave Kimball's corner of Chestnut and 2nd the Lincoln Highway makeover. This week, they painted the bridge, shown above, on the west end of Bushnell and north side of the tunnels. It was part of the original Lincoln Highway route – and now it's a t...

  • Honor Flight Mission Has Kimball Stop

    The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    Korean, Vietnam and Desert Storm war veterans will be traveling through Kimball on Thursday, Sept. 7, en route to Washington to see their War Memorials. The 14th Honor Flight Mission delegation will be stopping by the High Point Visitors Center, a place that has welcomed the Honor Flight in the past. Steve Thomlison, Patriot Guard Riders senior ride captain, released a mission statement telling of their estimated time of arrival through Kimball. Five or six vans carrying the veterans are being escorted into town from Chadron via Alliance, Minat...

  • Farmers Day Craft Fair, Bake Sale & Salsa Contest At Library

    Amber Sweetland, Kimball Library Director|Sep 7, 2023

    September is here! For Kimball, this means Farmers Day is right around the corner. Farmers Day weekend is always filled with fun activities for the whole family. The library will have several fundraising events going on. The Friends of the Kimball Library are once again hosting the annual Book Sale, and in addition, a Craft Fair this year. The craft fair will feature handmade items from local crafters and artists. A portion of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Kimball Library to help...

  • Childs Gets 30 Days In Jail

    Sep 7, 2023

    Kenneth Childs began a 30-day jail sentence Aug. 30 on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest Jan. 19. Two other charges were dropped: criminal mischief and failure to appear or comply with citation. In a bench trial, Judge Randin Roland heard from two witnesses, Kimball County Sheriff David Hottell for the plaintiff and Kenneth Childs for the defense. The guilty charge included a 30-day sentence and a $50 fine. Childs was in custody on an unrelated charge....

  • Gravel Truck Noise An Issue

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    Kimball County Highway Superintendent Randy Bymer met with the Kimball County Commissioners on Sept. 5 at their regular meeting to provide an update on the road department. Bymer said the department is out graveling and that the roads had received a sizable rain north of Bushnell. A discussion ensued about a complaint that the clerk’s office had received stemming from the gravel trucks on Road 37. Bymer explained that there is “not a whole lot we can do.” The complaint mentioned the volume of trucks, noise, speed and dusty roads. Pine Bluff...


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    Potter Days packed in a crowd on Saturday, and the day was full of events from dawn till dark. After the crowning of Miss Potter and Amanda Waggoner on Thursday, the Saturday events began with the Color Run. The parade theme was "Getting' The Band Back Together" and crowds filled the sidewalks for the event. Other notable events included a craft show, free inflatables for the kids, a co-ed sand volleyball tournament, and open bowling at the Duckpin Bowling Alley. Entertaining the crowd were...

  • Flowerfield School Opens!

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    Good morning and Happy September! Wow did we ever have rain this past Sunday. Puddles everywhere. Hopefully that will help with the next plantings. Did anyone make it to the Horizon Music Festival this past weekend? I was lucky enough to go for a while on Saturday and know the stage lights were still on Sunday, rain and all. I was just wondering if the full lineup of artists were able to perform. I sure hope so. What I did see was great and I hope this becomes an annual event. Here is another question for you: Do you know what the Honor Flight...

  • James Milton Koenig

    Sep 7, 2023

    James Milton Koenig, "Koe" of Cheyenne Wyoming, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 59 on Friday, September 1st, 2023. Memorial services will be performed by Pastor Nathan Denbow at Calvary Chapel Cheyenne Church, 9209 Ridge Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009 on Friday, September 8th, 2023. A memorial fund has been set up at the Uni-Wyo in Laramie for the Jim Koenig Memorial Fund, 1381 Kate Cameron Dr, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82009. James Milton Koenig was born in Lincoln Nebraska on May 17th, 1964, the son... Full story

  • Peter V. Anderson

    Sep 7, 2023

    Peter V. Anderson was born April 15, 1949, in Casper, Wyoming, and died Sept. 2, 2023, in Denver. He graduated from Kimball County High School and lived a majority of his life in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear in the Observer at a later date.... Full story

  • Shirley K. Roark

    Sep 7, 2023

    Shirley K. Roark, 85, of Kimball, died at Kimball County Manor on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. A complete obituary will be published next week. The services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home....

  • Longhorns Win, 40-10, Over Leyton

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    The Kimball Longhorns football team had a reason to celebrate Friday night, at the expense of the Warrior team from Leyton. It was the Longhorns first home win since the end of September 2018, which gave the rebuilding program a greatly needed shot in the arm. The Horns are 1-1 on the 2023 season. The Warriors, trying to recover after an opening loss to Hemingford, got off to a good start in the game. Their defense was able to keep the Longhorns pinned down deep in their own territory, and then...

  • Coyotes Continue Strong Start, Beat Crawford

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 7, 2023

    CRAWFORD – Potter-Dix's Coyote football team continued its strong start to the 2023 season, breezing past the Crawford Rams on the road Friday, September 1, by a final score of 69-31. Senior quarterback Brayden Kasten led the Coyotes again, completing 8 of 14 passes for 96 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 211 yards on 11 carries and scoring three touchdowns on the ground. Senior Jaxen Buettenback rushed 10 times for 73 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also had two blocked f...


    Sep 7, 2023

    The Kimball volleyball team has a busy schedule coming up as its first home game of the season is not until Sept. 18 against Banner County. Meanwhile, on Tuesday they will be playing Garden County Bridgeport and Thursday in Mitchell. On Sept. 14, Kimball plays in Sutherland. After playing Hemingford, Gordon-Rushville and Leyton, the team is still looking for its first win of the season. Team stat leaders are Addy Olson with 3 kills per set, Jade O'Rouke with 1 block per set and Grace Anderson...