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Articles from the September 22, 2016 edition

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Fritz Memorial dog park planned

Kimball may soon be home to a dog park in memory of Fritz, the first Kimball County Sheriff's Department K9 officer, who passed away July 31, 2016 following a sudden illness. Following the loss of...

 

Huff placed on leave

Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, who could offer no further information. A confidential source alerted Western Nebraska Observer staff that Huff was under...

 

Shots fired call leads to traffic stop

A Labor Day traffic stop caused some citizens and passersby concern. The Western Nebraska Observer received a letter asking why nothing had been printed following “an apparent drug bust near the underpass at I-80 on Highway 71”. The letter...

 

Theater facelift continues

The Goodhand Theater received a bit of a facelift this past week, as work continues to ready the building for business. The repainted marquee and signs were rehung following a true team effort,...

 

Life saving device donated to BVFD

The Bushnell Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donated life-saving, grain bin rescue tube from Farm Credit Services, according to Chief Klent Schnell. FCS donated more than 400 of these de...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Farmer's Day Dignitaries

Lifelong Kimball resident Martha Mossberg, 99, was chosen as the 2016 Farmer's Day Outstanding Homemaker. Mossberg was born and raised on a farm in Kimball County and graduated from Kimball High...

 

Pork and beef donated to Banner County School

This month’s Banner County School board covered numerous issues with decisive understanding of both the school and county’s needs. While reviewing the thorough accounting from Lana Sides, Superintendent, of the school’s first month’s...

 

Autumn officially begins today

Today is the Autumn Equinox which is most often referred to as the first day of fall in astronomical terms. The day and night will have near equal representation here in Kimball as the sun crosses the equator heading south for the next six months....

 

Boyd E. Russell

Boyd E. Russell, 90, formerly of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, died in Peoria, Arizona, on September 10, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 at the Pine Bluffs...

 

Letter to the Editor: Seconds

In a few seconds a huge semi-truck with a long trailer rumbled south on Chestnut through Kimball. Just long enough for me to look up and see the trailer loaded with hay. What a beautiful sight. All these bails of hay represented an incredible amount...

 

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war....

 

Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week

Dawn Moeser, representing Keep Kimball Beautiful, presented Moul and his four-legged friend, Desi, with the Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week sign. Moul was nominated and chosen for the award based...

 

Going to a hukilau

The Kimball County Manor hosted a Luau for residents on Thursday, Sept. 15. Residents enjoyed many games, a hula performance and unusual tropical treats throughout the afternoon....

 

Kimball runners push for season and personal best

The Kimball Cross Country team competed in Alliance on Sturday, Sept. 17, according to head coach Tiffany Johnson. "It was a really good day and all of our runners ran really well. Most of our...

 

Wildcats struggled with Minatare's size

The Banner County wildcats took one on the chin as they lost a conference game against Minatare, at home Friday, 45-83. "Our biggest challenge was Minatare's size, I knew going in we would struggle...

 

Longhorns fall to Mitchell and Chase County

The Kimball High Football Team is still looking for that first win after dropping games to Mitchell and Chase County the past two weeks.  On top of this, the schedule doesn't get any easier as they...

 

Jock Talk

News from Four Winds Golf Pro Chad Wise is “Come out and enjoy some beautiful Fall golf.” Jeremy Williams and his crew have recently sanded plugged the greens and they are in pretty nice shape again and getting better each and every day. Right...

 

Nationally honored runner to compete in Farmer's Day Fun Run

Andrew Knutsen will be out to set a new record as he runs in the Farmer’s Day Fun Run this Saturday.  Andy, with Kimball ties, including his uncle Jerry, and his father Steve, who will also be back in town to help celebrate his Class of 1966...

 

Longhorn Volleyball upgrades season record to 3-8

The Kimball Lady Longhorns brought in another win when they hosted the Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Hornet on Thursday, Sept. 15 in Kimball upgrading their record to 3-8 for the season. The Lady Horns played in the Alliance triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 20. No...

 

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