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Articles from the January 20, 2022 edition


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  • Hospital Campaign Announced

    Jan 20, 2022

    Kimball Health Services (KHS) leadership on Thursday, Jan. 13, announced a $2.2 million fundraising campaign to complete funding for a new hospital in Kimball opening in the fall of 2023. Standing on the site where the hospital will be constructed, officials announced a lead gift of $500,000 from Bonnie Risk to kick off the fundraising campaign. Her contribution brings the private gifts committed to $1.5 million. Risk has been a longtime advocate for Kimball Health Services and is a member of...

  • Troy Harper Wins Big Panhandle Coop Award

    Jan 20, 2022

    Panhandle Coop Association Board of Directors named Troy Harper, manager at Kimball Main Street Market, as the winner of the Roy Chelf Employee Award at the Panhandle Coop Association Annual Meeting held Jan. 12 at the Gering Civic Center. "Troy is a 19-year employee, and his dedication to Panhandle Coop is an example of how we would like all employees to be." said Jim Lapaseotes, Governance Committee chair of the Board of Directors. "Troy started out as a stocker in Torrington, and five years a...

  • Warner, Morrison Running For Mayor

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jan 20, 2022

    Candidates filing for political office in Kimball County started bright and early on Jan 5. Christy Warner filed for mayor and was the first person to file at 8:14 a.m. Other filings for mayor of Kimball included John A. Morrison. The mayoral position is a nonpartisan position and a four-year term. Other filings for the City of Kimball were Creg Pike for Kimball City Council, which is a four-year term. The incumbent filing period is from Jan. 5 to Feb. 15, while nonincumbents have from Jan. 5 until March 1 to file. At 8:16 a.m., Harry Gillway...

  • McGinnis First At Chase Invite

    Cory McManigal, Longhorn Wrestling Coach|Jan 20, 2022

    Chase County Quad meet The Kimball Wrestling team competed in a quad meet on Friday, Jan. 14, at Chase County Gym. There were 5 matches wrestled in the dual against Chase County. Kimball went 3-2 in the matches wrestled. Matthew Johnson won his match by tech fall at 106. James McGinnis at 132 and Trey Schindler at 152 each won their matches by fall. Cody Brinkman lost by tech fall at 120 and Justin Klosterman lost by major decision at 138 against their opponents. Chase County won the dual...

  • Lady Longhorns Beat Potter-Dix, Drop Next 3

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Jan 20, 2022

    Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team travelled last Tuesday to take on the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes in Potter, and quickly broke out to a big lead in the early going. Both teams had problems getting the ball in the basket in the early going, but for Kimball it was shots not falling through the basket and for Potter-Dix it was an inability to get the ball past half court. The tough Lady Longhorns defense stymied the Lady Coyotes offense early, and then in the final minutes of the first period... Full story

  • Coyotes Top Horns, No. 1 In MAC

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Jan 20, 2022

    The Potter-Dix Coyotes boys basketball team had a busy week with three games and came out with two wins. Their record improves to 9-2 as they enter the MAC Tournament this week as the No. 1 seed. On Tuesday, the Coyotes hosted the winless Kimball Longhorns, and the high-powered Potter-Dix offense overwhelmed the visitors in a 66--11 win. Junior Luke Kasten scored 27 and pulled down 10 rebounds in the win. On Friday, the Coyotes hosted the Leyton Warriors, a team they rallied against for a fourth...

  • SPVA Awaits Boys Hoops

    Jan 20, 2022

    The Kimball Longhorns boys basketball team’s record went to 0-11 after outings this past week against Potter-Dix, Bridgeport and Gordon-Rushville. On Jan. 15 the young squad lost a home non-conference game against Gordon-Rushville by a score of 64-21. Leading Kimball was Kyler Lusche, who went 6 for 12 in two-point field goal range and ended up with 13 points. Wyatt Cords contributed 6 points and Connor Deboodt 2. The day before, Kimball lost a home non-conference game to Bridgeport, 67-16. Kimball scorers were Lusche with 7 points, Anthony Tov...

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