Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Articles from the October 3, 2013 edition

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  • 2013 Farmers Day considered a huge success

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Oct 3, 2013

    Saturday morning started off with a chill as the starter pistol went ‘pop’ in the distance and runners started trudging down the pavement of 2nd Street for the annual ‘Fun Run’. The sound of feet pounding the pavement as the runners headed towards Gotte Park served as a gentle morning melody that resounded through Kimball. As runners passed the corner of 2nd and Myrtle, their bodies appeared as mere silhouettes as they passed under the shade of the trees while the sun beat down on the train c... Full story

  • Monsanto utilizes biotechnology in hopes of shaping agriculture

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Oct 3, 2013

    This is the final installment in a three-part series on genetically-modified crops and their place in Nebraska agriculture. It focuses on a tour of a Monsanto facility located in the central part of the state. More often than not, controversy surrounds the biotechnology company Monsanto. The company’s work with genetically modified crops has drawn the criticism of European governments and advocacy groups across the United States. Amidst all this, the company continues to strive for more s...

  • Local Girl Scout sells over 1,500 boxes of cookies

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Oct 3, 2013

    Local resident, Jessica Williams, daughter of Daniel and Rose Ellen Williams, has earned the title of 3rd top Girl Scout Cookie seller in the entire state of Nebraska. Williams, 14, has been a girl scout since she was in the fourth grade and is one of 44 girls scouts who sold over 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in 2013, leading the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska council to create a ‘1,000 club’. Previously, the council’s top recognition level was for girls selling 500 boxes. “It’s pretty cool, because there are only 44 people who got into... Full story

  • Recent theatre performance was the "best in my time here"

    Daniel Thompson, Reporter|Oct 3, 2013

    The Kimball Community Theater’s melodrama “The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux” served as a perfect cap to the Farmers Day festivities Saturday night. The production, directed by Tom O’Brien, was put on in the Plains Historical Society Museum in front of a packed house of local residents. “The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux” takes place in the emergency room of the Hanover D. Cash Clinic where Dr. Dogsbreath Devereaux, played by O’Brien, and his accomplice Nurse Hilda Hatchett, played by Aida Williams... Full story

  • Wildcats fall to Arthur County

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Oct 3, 2013

    On a chilly Friday afternoon, the Banner County Wildcats hosted the Arthur County Wolves for a non-league contest. The hosting Wildcats came up short in front of the home faithful, dropping the matchup by a 45-31 final. The difference in the contest was a dismal second quarter in which the Wolves outscored the Wildcats 26-6. However, the two clubs traded points in the first quarter and headed into the second separated by just one point. The Wolves returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to...

  • Kimball volleyball head coach Vicki Mitchell emphasizing the importance of teamwork in season's second half

    Jacob Misener, Editor|Oct 3, 2013

    Second-year Kimball volleyball head coach Vicki Mitchell is looking ahead to the season’s second half coming off one of the team’s most challenging weeks. “We’re looking at this as the second half of the season now, and the first half was us maturing. I’ve got two seniors out and two juniors. I have four upperclassmen where some of these teams we play have seven seniors. I have four total upperclassmen and 18 sophomores and freshman. So that’s what you’re seeing on some of these spurts. It’s just the consistency of play,” Mitchell said. Th... Full story