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Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition

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    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 6, 2022

    Blake Wagner from the Kimball Wastewater Treatment plant truly believes the saying, "Water is not yours to waste. We only borrow it from our children and grandchildren." In the treatment method used at the Kimball facility, future generations will be able to use the water that goes through the facility. While raw sewage goes into the plant, after a 20-day treatment clean water is returned to Lodgepole Creek. The current wastewater treatment plant was built in 1979 and activated in 1981. It is...

  • McFaul Interim Tourism Director

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 6, 2022

    The Kimball County Board of Commissioners met for its first October meeting on Tuesday Oct. 4. Natasha McFaul from the High Point Welcome Center of Western Nebraska topped the agenda items. After a report on the center, McFaul was appointed interim county Tourism Director. McFaul said that the center still averages 30 visitors a day, with weekends being a few less. New hours for the center will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Paint classes continue at the center, and the souvenir and gift shops are still open....

  • Clean Harbors Files Request

    Oct 6, 2022

    Clean Harbors Environmental Services has filed a Class 3 Permit Modification Request with the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. There is a 60-day comment period starting Oct. 8, and a public meeting will be held in accordance to Nebraska Administrative Code at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Clean Harbors business office. Clean Harbors is a permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility 5 miles south of Kimball on Highway 71.... Full story

  • Kimball FFA represents

    Oct 6, 2022

    Farmers Day wouldn't be Farmers Day without the Kimball FFA having a presence. Above, the Longhorns mascot represents the Kimball FFA chapter during the celebration's annual parade Saturday, Sept. 24, carrying the FFA flag on East 2nd Street downtown. A good crowd lined the parade route.... Full story


    Oct 6, 2022

    About 75 constituents attended the open house and lunch at the Banner County Museum for candidates on the ballot and write-in candidates for Banner County offices. Candidates included, left to right in front, Chelsea Mossberg (write-in candidate for treasurer), Sharon Sandberg (commissioner), Lisa Cross (clerk) and Bernice Huffman (assessor) and Robin Darnall (write-in for commissioner). Back row: Zane Hopkins (sheriff), Laif Anderson (write-in for commissioner), Kathy Natale (treasurer) and... Full story

  • A Little Rain Was Wonderful

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Oct 6, 2022

    Good morning. Many of us received a little rain this past weekend, and it was wonderful! Hope you fell into that category. However, the rain did not stop the horseshoe tournament that took place Sunday afternoon at the Museum grounds. Lots of fun and great food! Today, October 6th, there will be a Disability Disaster Preparedness Workshop at the Harms Center in Scottsbluff between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Friday, October 7th there will be a presentation at the Leid Library by Jody Lamp at 6 p.m. Featured will be “ Sto...


    Oct 6, 2022

    For the third year in a row, a Kimball County Transit Service driver has won the statewide Roadeo. Colby Risseeuw, above, will be joining the Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers in Oklahoma City in May to compete in the National Roadeo, which is sponsored by the Transportation Association of America. Each of the past winners has been a different KCTS driver. Colby's name will be added to the Roadeo award plaque....

  • Candidates Forum Oct. 8 In Kimball

    Oct 6, 2022

    The Kimball High School civics class is holding a political forum this Saturday, evening Oct. 8. The forum will be held at 6 p.m.in the Harry McNeese Auditorium. The candidates attending will include one of the governor candidates, one of the attorney general candidates, both candidates running for State Legislative District 48, and all local candidates. There will be many political representatives to answer questions prepared by the students. All voters are invited to attend. The goal of this event is to inform voters of each candidate’s s... Full story


    Oct 6, 2022

    The Kimball High School Marching Band marched in the Chadron State College Homecoming Parade this past Saturday, Oct. 1. After the parade, the KHS band joined high school bands from the Tri-State area and the CSC Eagle band to play some songs before and during the CSC football game. The Kimball band also played a feature tune during halftime.... Full story

  • Mary Louise (Erdman) Kimzey

    Oct 6, 2022

    Mary Louise (Erdman) Kimzey, 91, of Cheyenne, Wyoming formerly of Kimball, Nebraska went home to be with our Lord on September 24, 2022 at Cheyenne Life Care after a brief illness and hospitalization. Memorial Service will be held at Kimball Presbyterian Church in Kimball, Nebraska on Saturday, October 8,2022 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Alan Foutz officiating. Cantrell Funeral of Kimball is in charge of arrangements. She was born July 12,1931, to Henry and Molly (Rexius) Erdman at Scottsbluff... Full story

  • Third Place Longhorns Have A Chance Friday

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Oct 6, 2022

    Another step forward in the Kimball Longhorns football program's comeback is within reach this Friday night at Hemingford. A road win. "We've obviously had our struggles, but I think we've been improving slowly but surely," coach Darrell Howitt told the Observer. "With Hemingford, we have an opportunity to continue moving in the right direction." Howitt said he considers Kimball, Hemingford and Morrill to be "in the same boat" this season, young teams looking to gain experience. He said... Full story

  • Golfers Complete Season At District

    Oct 6, 2022

    Keara O’Brien shot a 64/52 for a 116 at Bridgeport to take 7th place in the Western Trails Conference. Hayden Sours shot a 62/63 for a 125, followed by Aubrey Culek with a 59/67=126. Grace Anderson tallied 69/66 for a 135 in Bridgeport. Following the WTC meet, Four Winds Golf Course hosted district golf on Monday. With 15 teams in attendance, state tournament team qualifiers were Valentine, Hershey and Chadron. The top individual qualifier was Mekallyn Brancroft from Valentine with a 90. Kimball’s top golfer, Keara O’Brien, was two strok...

  • Busy Kimball XC Runners Fare Well At WTC

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 6, 2022

    As the fall sports season draws to a close, the Longhorn cross country runners participated in two meets in less than a week – Thursday at Gothenburg followed by the WTC meet on Monday. Kimball junior high girls received second place in the Western Trails Conference championship meet in Hemingford. WTC highlights include Emmaline Tabor’s 10th place finish and Trey Cook’s 8th place. Other highlights include Braxton Miller’s 8th place finish at WTC. In Gothenburg, Shannen Acheson placed 62nd with a time of 31:24. Leading the pack of Kimball...

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