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Articles from the October 2, 2014 edition


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  • A DAY FOR FARMERS: Kimball celebrates 88th annual Farmer's Day

    Sydney Yalshevec|Oct 2, 2014

    Kimball celebrated its 88th annual Farmer's Day over the weekend as the community celebrated and honored its everyday heroes. The celebration kicked off Friday as families gathered at the movie in the park, while others chose to attend the Kimball Theater Group's production of Superhero Sanitarium. Superhero Sanitarium, directed by Tom O'Brien, was performed at the museum downtown. The cast of six delivered a memorable performance. It was a delight to watch the likes of Aidalyn Williams, Dan...

  • Bushnell must replace signs to comply with federal standards

    Sydney Yalshevec|Oct 2, 2014

    The Village of Bushnell is seeking funds for new signs. The village must get new up to date dual-sided reflective street signs by January of 2015 for traffic signs and by January of 2018 for street signs in order to comply with current federal standards. The federal law requires that all villages and cities have highly reflective signs that allow emergency vehicles to easily locate addresses. This also includes traffic signs. Bushnell currently has the original wooden street signs made by...

  • Gubernatorial candidate Hassebrook talks wind energy, middle class in Kimball

    John Verser|Oct 2, 2014

    Democratic gubernatorial Chuck Hassebrook touted the need for greater use of wind energy and the support of middle class Nebraskans during his stop in Kimball on Sunday afternoon. Hassebrook visited with a small contingent of residents during a meet and greet at the 1st Interstate Inn diner. Hassebrook is one of three candidates in the race. The others are Republican Pete Ricketts and Libertarian Mark Elworth Jr. Election day is Nov. 4. One of the three candidates will replace Gov. Dave...

  • AmeriCorps team members aid KKB, help at Oliver Reservoir

    Sydney Yalshevec|Oct 2, 2014

    Kimball benefited from the help of a AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) over the past two weeks. The group came in and lended its time and efforts to help with Oliver Reservoir and also to assist Keep Kimball Beautiful (KKB). The AmeriCorps NCCC is a program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. This federal team-based program has its members serve full-time for a 10-month term assisting communities with projects that meet their needs concerning disaster services,...

  • Dan Carlson

    Oct 2, 2014

    Dan Carlson, 71 of Potter, Neb., died Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2014 at Sidney, Neb. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m, Friday, Oct. 3, in the Prairie West Church in Potter with the Rev. Betsy Galloway-Carew officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney with military rites. Memorials have been established to the Potter Senior Citizens Center. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2., at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with the family present from 4-6 p.m....

  • Richard Takeshi Yanaga

    Oct 2, 2014

    Richard Takeshi Yanaga, 63, of Kimball, died Sept. 26, 2014, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., following a brief illness. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Kimball Evangelical Free Church. A private family interment will follow at a later date. A complete obituary will be printed in the Oct. 9 edition of the Observer....

  • Longhorns post 44-29 win at Bayard

    Tom Southard|Oct 2, 2014

    Kimball spotted hosting Bayard a pair of early touchdowns to trail 13-0, but came back to record their third win of the season bringing home a 44-29 Western Trails Conference football victory this past Friday night. It was a clear and beautiful football night in Western Nebraska and the Bayard Tigers were primed to go on the Homecoming night. Kimball kicked off to start the contest and had a return to their own 26 yard line. Seven plays later Bayard had recovered the 74 yards and struck pay...

  • Walker tabbed all-conference, headed to Best in the West

    Sydney Yalshevec|Oct 2, 2014

    More honors to report this week for Kimball High golfer Jaycie Walker. The talented senior earned All Western Trails Conference honors this past week by finishing in the top ten medal group shooting 108 to take 5th place at Bridgeport, this year’s conference hosts. Not one of Jaycie’s better scores as she has been under 100 a few times this year and could have been at the conference tournament had it not been for some penalty strokes that cost her about 10 strokes. “I had some problems with my swing and ended up hitting a handfull or...

  • Muneio double medal winner past week

    Tom Southard|Oct 2, 2014

    Kimball High senior Ryan Muneio picked up two more medals in cross country running this past week as he ran 13th at Ogallala with a time of 18:46 and was 12th at Scottsbluff in 18:55. While he was Kimball's lone medal winner at the Ogallala Invite, the Longhorns had four medal winners at the Panhandle Classic race held at the Scottsbluff Country Club Course where they award medals to the top 25 runners in each division. Joining Muneio at Scottsbluff were Brandon Barker in 21st place in the...

  • Lady Longhorns falls to Class B opponents

    Tom Southard|Oct 2, 2014

    A tough week for the Kimball High Volleyball Team as they went up against three Class B schools and suffered three losses to the larger programs that leaves them now with a win-loss record of 7-8. In dual competition at Alliance they fell in straight sets 22-25 19-25 22-19. In triangular play at Sidney they lost to the host school 22-25 20-25 and fell to Gering 13-25 19-25. Coach Vicki Mitchell said, "Again it was a rough week for us. In all of the games we had moments of great play but had big...

  • Celebrating at Four Winds

    Oct 2, 2014

    It was party time this past week at the Four Winds Golf Course with cake served to an honored trio of Jeremy Williams (front left) Bruce Gilliland (front middle) and Josh Kent (front right), along with members of the high noon men's golf gathering. Wilma Gilliland, also pictured, furnished the cake in honor of Jeremy Williams 40th birthday, husband Bruce Gilliland's 97th birthday, and to Josh Kent who is leaving the Four Winds staff to accept the head job of maintaining the Mitchell Golf Course...