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Articles from the October 27, 2022 edition

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  • Tom Southard In Journalism Hall

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    Now it's official. Tom Southard, the longtime Western Nebraska Observer sportswriter and columnist, is a member of the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame. Southard was inducted posthumously Saturday night during a ceremony at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. Family members traveled across the state to attend and occupied a table directly in front of the podium during the dinner and ceremony. The hall's Class of 2022 included Southard, who passed away nearly two years ago, and five other inductees on... Full story

  • Council Cracks Down On Dogs

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    The Kimball City Council heard the first and only reading of Ordinance No. 809 – Barking Dogs and Chasing Dogs – at the Oct. 18 meeting. The ordinance states that an individual will be fined no greater than $250 for the first offense of a loud and howling dog that disturbs the peace, but the second offense in a year is more expensive and the third offense may cost up to $1,000. The ordinance includes any person harboring a dog who molests, attacks or snaps at people. The previous dog ordinance was dated 1992 and was antiquated. According to... Full story


    The Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    This is the second of two installments of the Observer’s Q&A with local candidates in contested races. This week we present the candidated for Kimball Kimball County commissioner, Kimball School Board and Banner County commissioner. For each race featured in this report, candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Larry Engsrom Kimball County Commissioner Candidate Briefly describe your background and professional and political experience. I’m a farmer, rancher. Married we have two sons and a granddaughter. I am active in the First Eng...

  • Kimball Health Fair

    Oct 27, 2022

    Jo Timmerman, a registered nurse at Kimball Health Services, gives a flu shot to Kelly Garrett of Kimball during the Kimball Community Health Fair at the Sagebrush. Ninety-two people received low cost blood testing at the health fair on Friday and 70 on Saturday....

  • 1922 Tractor Makes Its Case

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    The Banner County Museum's 1922 Case steam engine tractor is 100 years old this year and remains operational. The Case 65 H.P. steam engine tractor in Harrisburg is one of only a few in the area that actually runs and is certified. The steam engine tractors must be certified because they have a boiler. Legacy of the Plains Museum has a steam engine, but it is no longer certified. Another is located in Crawford, but the man who worked on it has died, and another steam engine tractor is located... Full story

  • Time For Cool Weather & Halloween

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    Good morning, little on the cool side around here, but no snow they were predicting. Good for that, although we are quickly approaching November. At this point, Halloween has been celebrated in various places in several ways and this Friday, October 28th there will be one more. At Hotel 21, 2605 10th Street in Gering there will be a WNAC fund raiser, Boos and Brews. The event will run from 7 - 10 p.m. and more information is available by calling 308-632-2226. On Saturday, October 29th there will be a Sip & Shop Showcase at the Weborg 21 Centre,...

  • Death Notice

    Oct 27, 2022

    Dorothy Brothers, 99, of Kimball, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Kimball Health Services. Services are pending at Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 3 edition of the Western Nebraska Observer.... Full story

  • Lady Longhorns Bow Out Of Subdistrict Volleyball

    Oct 27, 2022

    The volleyball season ended for the Lady Longhorns on Monday in the D1-12 Subdistricts. No. 3 Kimball (3-21) battled against No. 2 Morrill (12-15). Senior middle hitter Charlotte Hargreaves had 2.2 kills per set and totaled 23 blocks. Jayden Paxton, senior outside hitter led the team with 38 serving aces. The team battled hard in all four sets, 26-24, 19-25, 26-28, and 14-25. The Lady Horns overall record was 4-23 and 0-5 in district play. The high school fall sports season has now concluded for all of the Kimball teams, volleyball, football,...

  • Coyotes Win Third Straight District Title

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team traveled to Big Springs Friday night to match up with South Platte for their final regular season game of the year, and came away with a big 81-28 win to move their record to 8-0 and lock away the D6 District 5 title. It was the Coyotes' third consecutive undefeated regular season result, and third consecutive district title. As has become habit, the Coyotes jumped out to an early lead, putting up 26 points in the first quarter and 28 points in the second...

  • Subdistrict Final For P-D VB

    Oct 27, 2022

    Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball team has had an outstanding season, and looked to finish the job and move on to State Tournament play with a victory over rival Leyton on Tuesday. The Lady Coyotes had a stumble going into the subdistrict tournament, not playing as well as they should have in the MAC Tournament and then losing matches to Creek Valley and South Platte to end their regular season. But the Lady Coyotes regrouped and took down Minatare in straight sets in the semifinal round of the subdistrict tournament on Monday, 25-16, 2... Full story

  • Legion Hall In Dix Getting A Makeover

    Daria Anderson-Faden|Oct 27, 2022

    By the Spring of 2023, the Legion Hall in Dix will be restored and available for public events, according to Joe Bayura, Jr., who purchased the building in June 2022. After the purchase, Bayura and his crew immediately got to work on the building. The first thing that was done was to re-paint the American flag on the south side of the building. In addition, they have hauled loads of trash out of the building and put over 600 lbs. of mortar on the inside, both on the sides of the building and in...

  • Two Halloween Events For Kimball Kids

    Oct 27, 2022

    Kids in Kimball will have two Halloween events to show off their costumes and get sacks full of candy. Always a popular event, On Oct. 29 from 3-5 p.m. at the East Parking Lot of the Kimball High School, Treat or Trunk will occur. The other event-the Downtown Halloween Parade is back. It will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31st, at the Kimball Public Library with sacks for candy. Then head north to the Western Nebraska Observer and the FirsTier Bank continue to the rest of the 15 businesses by following the map to candy stations throughout... Full story