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Articles from the September 24, 2020 edition


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  • FARMER'S DAY 2020

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    After months of Directed Health Measurers, questions and indecision, Farmer’s Day in Kimball will proceed with limited events but a full weekend of community fun. No dignitaries are scheduled for the 95th annual event and there will be no hamburger feed. But local vendors will take up the slack Saturday as the Bearded Bastard BBQ and Klink’s will be serving wings and brisket nachos throughout the day. The Kimball VFW also will have a cabbage burger sale at the post from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat... Full story

  • Search To Restart For Top Job At City Hall

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    After a heated and drama filled Kimball City Council meeting, the search for a city administrator will restart, according to Mayor Keith Prunty. The Observer has begun searching to understand the depth of a city administrator’s job – just what does a city administrator do, what does it include, and how hard is the job? Larger cities such as like Scottsbluff and Alliance are more inclined to have a city manager. A city manager has more authority than a city administrator but the positions are similar. City administrators must go to council and...

  • Cluff, Malson Pace Kimball XC

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    Kimball's Cross Country team traveled to Alliance on Saturday to compete in the Alliance Invitational, and went against the very best runners in the Panhandle area. The boys team was able to manage a seventh place finish in the team competition with senior Connor Cluff leading the Kimball squad with a 39th place finish at 22:06.83. He was followed by sophomore Xavier Thomas-Lewis in 41st place at 22:27.58 and freshman Braylon Miller in 45th place at 22:44.48. The girls squad did not place as a... Full story

  • Lady Coyotes Weather The Storm

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team evened their record to 5-and-5 during Homecoming Week with a victory against the Creek Valley Lady Storm at Potter Thursday night. Although the Creek Valley team has only one win in front-loaded schedule, they’ve been improving and offered a challenge against the home team. Potter-Dix also has been improving, with three strong hitters in Kylie Fiehtner, Jaydin Paxton and Mikayla Lee and a developing group of supporting players. Each set was a battle, with the girls going back and forth with the Lady Coy...

  • Lady Longhorns Second At Gering

    Tom Southard, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    The Kimball Lady Longhorn golf team finished second at the Gering Invitational Tournament this past week with a good showing against a field of big schools including the talent loaded Scottsbluff team who won top team honors with a score of 317, with all five of their golfers in the top 10 medal group, including medalist Emily Krzwyzanowski with her round of 76. The Bearcat ladies also placed 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 10th in a display of team strength. Kimball had a good day finishing runnerup with 408, Gering was next with 416 followed by Chadron wi...

  • Longhorns Put Up 20, But Fall To Sailors

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    Kimball's Longhorn 8-man football team continued its early season struggles against the Sutherland Sailors on Friday night, dropping to 0-4 on the season after the 56-20 loss in Kimball. The Sailors were able to capitalize on Kimball mistakes early in the game and built up a big lead that the Longhorns could not overcome, with a few scores by the home team near the end of the contest keeping the score respectable. The Sailors were able to even their season record at 2-and-2 while the Longhorns...

  • Potter-Dix Routs Rams, 3-0 On Season

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team has something to howl about as they move their season record to 3-and-0 for the first time in well over a decade with a 46-to-8 rout of the visiting Crawford Rams at Combs Field on Friday. It was Homecoming Night, and a fired up crowd was geared up to see a depleted Rams roster try to give the Coyotes their first loss of the season, but it became clear early on that the Rams would not be able to stop the high-powered Potter-Dix offense. After Crawford started an...

  • Hershey Next For Horns VB

    Sep 24, 2020

    Sutherland’s Lady Sailors traveled to Kimball last Thursday and swept the Lady Longhorns three sets to none in a match that had a close first set, then was taken over by visitors. Sutherland came into the match with only two wins, and seemed to be an opponent that the Lady Longhorns could have success against. But after the first set was dropped 25-to-19, the Lady Longhorns could not regroup and dropped the next two sets 25-to-5 and 25-to-11. Kimball has struggled to put together a complete set this season, with scoring runs stopped by m...

  • Russell C. 'Russ' Vowers

    Sep 24, 2020

    Russell C. "Russ" Vowers, 76, of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away on September 19, 2020. Memorial service and celebration of Russ' life will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Live streaming is available at the All Faiths Funeral Home Facebook page. A time of sharing with the family will be from 1:00 until the service starts. Russ was born on March 19, 1944 in Sidney, Nebraska to Harold and Lois (Russell) Vowers. He grew up in... Full story

  • What? Christmas Items Being Sold In September!

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    Hello there and good morning! Here is hoping that everyone had a great week and is ready for another one. While I am expecting the weather to change here before to long I find myself still mowing and watering the yard. Corn harvest has not started as of yet as far as I know, but the leaves are starting to change. I was over town one day last week and in one store there were fall/Halloween decorations like on two aisles and behind there were aisles with Christmas decorations. Ugh. Love Christmas, but not in September. Farmer’s Day is this w...

  • Oh, Baby!

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Sep 24, 2020

    Millie Dee Brown, Sharleen Kaysig Graham and Graham Holz are the up-and-coming supermodels in the division for newborns to 11 months old in this year's Farmer's Day Baby Photo Contest. You can also find images of winners in the divisions for 12-23 months and 24-36 months in the Observer print edition. The print edition also offers much more on Kimball's grand annual Farmer's Day celebration, including the latest full updated schedule. A number of traditionally favorite events – such as the f...