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

Articles from the October 14, 2021 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 14 of 14

  • Another RV Park

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    After a series of challenges and setbacks, and three years in the making, the Porters have finally pushed forward and will soon have an RV park located on the east edge of Kimball. The old Ridgewood or Boeing Trailer Park will now be known as Rook RV Park. By next week, 34-36 sites should be ready for the "traveling workers." The infrastructure for the 34-36 sites in the park is all-new – from water to sewer to electricity. Sonny Porter did say with a chuckle, "It is a little spendy." The o... Full story


    Oct 14, 2021

    The Oct. 14 edition of the Western Nebraska Observer was printed one day late this week due to a press breakdown. The Observer apologizes to all of our readers, advertisers and people we write about for this inconvenience that our paid printer caused. We appreciate you all and are working to resolve delays and inconsistencies in our printing process to better server you.... Full story

  • Finalists Set For Kimball's Top Job

    Oct 14, 2021

    The City of Kimball, in partnership with search firm Baker Tilly, has announced the two finalists selected for interviews as the search for the next City Administrator continues. The finalists, Annette Brower and Patrick Davidson will be interviewed by the mayor and City Council on Saturday, October 16. The interviews will be open to the public at the Kimball County Transit Center building, 233 . Chestnut. Davidson will be interviewed at 11 a.m. and Brower at noon. Brower serves as City Clerk/City Treasurer for Kimball and has previously...

  • 5 Cases In County In 7 Days

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    “COVID cases and hospitalization continue to increase in the Panhandle,” according to Jessica Davies, assistant health director for Panhandle Public Health District. They are rising significantly. On Monday in a COVID-19 update, United Command confirmed 441 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since the last reporting Oct. 11. The update reported Cheyenne County has 81 cases and Scotts Bluff County 152 cases. Kimball County has nine cases. There are 34 activate hospitalizations in the Panhandle. Reported numbers vary. On Tuesday, the Neb...

  • Feral Cats Get Their Day In Plan Before City Council

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    Kimball resident Tiffany LaBeau addressed the Kimball City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 5, to ask for financial support to assist in a program to spay/neuter feral cats. LaBeau said that she has at least 25 feral cats near her residence on North Elm. A presentation by LaBeau explained that her proposal to spay/neuter feral cats would use the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for sterilization and core vaccinations for a nominal fee of $40 per cat. Once the animals have been treated they are returned. The...


    Oct 14, 2021

    Kimball High School's homecoming royalty were presented to Longhorn Nation during the last Friday's game between the Kimball Sharks and Pine Bluffs Hornets at Keith Staehr Field. From left are Anthony Tofar, Gideon Casimiro, king Brayden Schildhauer, queen Sophie Rose, Payton Wise and Kaitlin Heeg. The crownbeaers are Karsyn and Kamryn Shaw....


    Oct 14, 2021

    A steady stream of people attended the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The local firemen served an outstanding array of food and beverages for a free will donation....

  • John D. Herboldsheimer

    Oct 14, 2021

    John D. Herboldsheimer, age 81, of Potter, NE passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 in Sidney. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Chad Rademacher officiating. Burial was planned for Potter Cemetery in Potter, NE. Services will be recorded and available on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel website for viewing. Friends were invited to visit the chapel on Monday from 1-6:00 P.M. to sign John's register book and...

  • Loran F. Kramer

    Oct 14, 2021

    Loran F. Kramer, 78, of Kimball died at his home on Monday, October 4, 2021. Following Loran's wishes, cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department or Regional West Hospice. The services for Loran have been entrusted to Cantrell Funeral Home. Loran Fredrick Kramer was born in Newman Grove, NE, on Sept. 23, 1943, the...

  • Steve Schadegg

    Oct 14, 2021

    A Memorial Service for Steve Schadegg will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (CT) at the Trinity Evangelical Free church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Brian Klein and Pastor Daren Popple officiating. The memorial service will be live streamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Homes Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Nelson-Bauer-FuneralHomes-111601113801622 An inurnment will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (MT) at the Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Nebraska....

  • Payton Wise 3rd, Katie Heeg 22nd At State

    Jim Orr and Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    That's a wrap for Kimball Lady Longhorns golfers Payton Wise and Katie Heeg. The senior duo closed out their high school golf careers in fine fashion – together on the course during the NSAA State Tournament at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Wise medaled for a fourth time at State – this time in third place – during her splendid four years on the links representing Longhorn Nation. Heeg, meanwhile, shot two rounds under 100 on the challenging Elks course– an outstanding achievement conside... Full story

  • Coyotes Make Some Hay

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team continued its success with a 51-12 win over Hay Springs Friday night at Combs Field in Potter. After deferring to the second half, the Coyotes kicked off and put the Hawks deep in their own territory to start the game. After a few unsuccessful running attempts, the Hawks connected on a long pass to get the ball into Coyote territory. But the Potter-Dix defense stiffened and forced a turnover on downs. On the Coyotes’ first play from scrimmage, sophomore quarterback Brayden Kasten found junior Luke Kasten on...

  • Young Sharks Win Over Kimball Homecoming Crowd

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    Kimball's homecoming game between the Kimball Sharks and the Pine Bluffs Hornets was Friday evening. The fifth- and sixth-graders played the first half while the third- and fourth-graders completed the second half. The Hornets outpaced the Sharks by a score of 36-0 – but 27 young football players got to play under the lights and excitement of a game with lots of spectators. The coaches for the Kimball Sharks were Trevor Anderson, Adrain Fuss, Mitch Brown and Brad Hottell. Anderson told the O... Full story


    Mike Motz, The Observer|Oct 14, 2021

    Kimball's Lady Longhorn volleyball team has not had many wins this season, but it earned a special victory Thursday as the school honored the 1979 Kimball State Champion Volleyball Team. It was 50 years ago when the NSAA established the State Tournament for Volleyball, and schools all across Nebraska have been honoring their prior championship teams all season. On Thursday, the Kimball 1979 Class B State Championship team, which went undefeated and did not lose a set in the tournament, returned...