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Articles from the September 13, 2018 edition

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KPS receives three new route buses

Kimball Public Schools recently received three new route buses to replace aging vehicles. The buses are expected to save the district about 50 percent in fuel costs as well as increase the safety and...

 

Committee focuses on increased activation

Kimball needs more sidewalks, walking trails and biking trails as well as better maintained sidewalks according to the results of a recent assessment by the Kimball Active Living Advisory Committee. The assessment also indicated that many would like...

 

Once a farm kid always a farm kid

Members of Kimball County can begin to look forward to a Bicycle Gravel Race in September of 2019. Kimball County former resident Jon Heidemann former Professional Cyclist has decided with the help of his wife Anna Lisa to bring a Gravel Race to...

 

Potter man arrested following 7 hour standoff

A former Kimball man arrested in Cheyenne County following a seven hour stand-off with law enforcement. A string of burglaries in eastern Cheyenne County lead Cheyenne County law enforcement to...

 

Nolting enjoyed D.C. experience

Tim Nolting, Kimball County Commissioner, was elected secretary of the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) in 2017-18 and was selected to attend the National Association of County Officials Convention in Nashville, Tenn. in July. “It wa...

 

Rail Spur money still waits at the ready

Where is the money? Kimball residents and those in neighboring communities are again questioning where the rail spur project money is and how it will be used. Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean, along with Mayor Keith Prunty and City Treasurer...

 

Darrell D. Frank

Darrell D. Frank, 83, a resident of Kimball, died at Kimball County Manor on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. Friends may view...

 

Nathan Rodney Jr. Kolar

Beloved son, grandson, brother and uncle, Nathan Rodney Jr. Kolar, 24, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away on September 5, 2018. Nathan was born February 2, 1994; he was the son of Kevin and Linda...

 

Local 4-H club supports Chair-ity

The Kimball Highpoint 4-H Club is participating in the Chair-ity Art Event through West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff. It is a Painted Chair Fundraiser to benefit Soroptimist International of...

 

Kimball County Manor hosts an ice cream social to show appreciation

Kimball public servants were invited to the Kimball County Manor for an ice cream social on Thursday, Sept. 6. Invited were the Kimball Police Department and the Kimball County Commissioners. As an...

 

Kimball Lion's Club helps screen students for sight and hearing concerns

The Kimball Lions Club conducted their yearly Hearing and Vision Screening last week for the students at Mary Lynch Elementary and Kimball Jr./Sr. High School. The screening is a free service offered...

 

2018 Potter Days

Another annual Potter Days came to an end over Labor Day weekend. For the results of the parade it was St Paul's Lutheran Church in first place in the Church category with Prairie West Church in...

 

Longhorns halt losing streak with 24-6 win over Southwest

The 2018 Kimball High Football team put a halt to a 12 game losing streak that dates back to October 7, 2016, when they won out over Bayard 42-28, with an impressive 24-6 win over visiting Southwest...

 

Wildcats focus on personal success

With just one meet prior to Kimball's last week, Banner County cross country runners found both challenge and success at Four Wind's Golf Course. The newest runner, Kathryn Blankenship, has been...

 

Kimball golfers slash personal records

The Kimball High Girl's Golf team finished third at the Mitchell Tournament this past week and shot their low team score of the season as they continue to show improvement. Bridgeport won the team...

 

Lady Longhorns take second at Gordon-Rushville tourney

The Lady Longhorns started their 2018 season in a triangular with Hemingford and Gordon-Rushville on Aug. 23. The Kimball volleyballers took the first set against Hemingford 25-16 before losing the...

 

Coyotes knock off Warriors for their first win

Coach Frerichs has seen his teams improvements in the past few weeks of the 2018 season, but now the Coyotes have their first win under their belts following last year's 1-8 season. Potter-Dix hosted...

 

Jock Talk

Some good happenings for Kimball High athletes and their fans. The football team got that big win they have been needing so badly. The cross country team had some really great efforts from their kids. The girl’s golf team had their best team...

 

Lady Coyotes take second at Mitchell

The Mitchell Lady Tigers held a Triangular Tournament last Thursday September 6 between the Kimball Lady Longhorns and the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes. Mitchell came out on top beating both Kimball and Potter-Dix, in just two sets in both games. Kimball...

 

A two-win week for Payton Wise

Attention readers: These two stories were intended to run in last week's Observer Sports. These stories were inadvertently left out of print last week, though they did appear on the website. A...

 

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