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Articles from the November 10, 2022 edition

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  • Morrison In; Engstrom Out

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    The ballots have been counted, the election results are in and the local races – in Kimball County – have been decided.But until Nov. 16 when the county canvassing board meets, all results are unofficial. In the City of Kimball mayoral race, John Morrison, with 480 outpaced city Councilwoman Christy Warner with 312, to lead the city for the next four years. With only one individual on the ballot for two positions on the Kimball City Council, Creg Pike was elected to a four-year term with... Full story

  • Banner County Election Results

    Nov 10, 2022

    In an unprecedented election in Banner County, write-in candidates determined the outcome of the election. Both incumbent Banner County commissioners lost their bid for re-election to write-in candidates Robin Darnall and Laif Anderson. Anderson had 254 votes and Darnall had 221, while Commissioners' Sandberg and Post had 113 and 108, respectively. All totals are unofficial until the canvassing board meets. County Assessor Bernice Huffman lost to Kacy Krakow, 80-292. County Clerk Lisa Cross lost her position to Katie West, 138-230. Recently... Full story

  • New Housing Remains Key Issue

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    The Nov. 1 Kimball City Council meeting opened with a postponement of a public hearing and a postponement of a vote on Ordinance No. 807 – for the proposed annexation of the Warner/Substation Property south of Horseshoe Hill area. The ordinance is expected to be voted on at the Nov. 15 meeting. The council switched to current business, which included a discussion of Ordinance No. 811 regarding the discharge of firearms. City Attorney Matt Turman told the council that the changes would clean up language and make the ordinance more up to date....

  • Veterans Day Speaker Brings Vast Army Experience

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    Retired Col. Tony Baker is this year's keynote speaker for the 21st annual Kimball Jr/Sr. High School Civics Class Veterans Day program. In 2000, Baker completed a deployment to the Bosnia and Kosovo NATO mission. In 2001, he deployed to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia Theater of operations helping train the Ethiopian Army.  He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2001. In 2004 he deployed to Iraq, where he helped develop the targeting systems needed to catch bomb makers.  In late...

  • Another Serrano Hearing Set

    Nov 10, 2022

    William Serrano, charged with shooting his girlfriend Tessa Ghering at their home in Kimball, has been scheduled for a motion hearing next month. Ghering died at the scene. Judge Derek Weimer continued the case Nov. 1 and a lengthier hearing is scheduled in Kimball District Court at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12. Serrano remains in the Kimball County Jail on charges including manslaughter, attempted first degree murder, and attempted terroristic threats....

  • Elections Are Over, And It's Time To Move On

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    Good morning, this week blew in with strong gusty winds and a time change. Both were unwanted by yours truly. Elections are over (yeah!), but since that was Tuesday, and this is Thursday, nothing for me to report. Hopefully everyone voted and we can move on. Today, November 10th the annual Veterans Day breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. for all military personal at the high school, and a program will follow at 9 a.m. that is open to the public. Also on this date, the junior high wrestling team will head to Hemmingford. For the time, please call...


    Nov 10, 2022

    A handful of junior high student/athletes choose to participate in two sports in the same season. Completing one sport is an accomplishment, but two. The students spoke to the Observer during lunch period on Halloween day. Each of the six double-sport athletics had unique and inspiring reasons for working and practicing doubly hard. Kip Gillming's response was eye-opening and spot-on: "You can't hate something if you haven't experienced it." Kip, an 8th grader, thinks as a freshman, he might go... Full story

  • Potter-Dix Ends Season 9-1

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    Potter-Dix's undefeated Coyote Football team hosted the 7-and-2 Pawnee Indians for the the quarterfinals of the D6 NSAA playoffs at Combs Field in Potter Friday, and were dealt a 62-47 loss that ended their season and hopes for a D6 State Title. Although Pawnee City had a six and a half hour ride from eastern Nebraska, they brought a good-sized group of fans to cheer them on. The Coyotes ended their season with a 9-1 record, and a 4-0 District record. Although they will lose playmaking starters...

  • Information Sought For Cat Lost In Kimball

    Nov 10, 2022

    The phone number is 336-880-7893 to report any information regarding Oliver, a pet cat who was lost Sept. 6, 2022, in Kimball. The wrong phone number was listed in an advertisement appearing in the Nov. 10, 2022, edition of the Observer. Oliver was last seen at South Oak Street and Old Highway 71 in Kimball. There is a $500 reward. Oliver is a domestic medium hair 4-year-old male tabby who is orange and white in color. He has a fluffy tail and no collar. Oliver's pet ID is 137947. Information... Full story

  • 30 Feral Cats In Kimball Could Be Fixed In One Weekend

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    The feral cat problem was once again on the Kimball City Council agenda. Tiffany LaBeau, the founder of Kimball's Trap Neuter Release, said the City of Kimball approved her fund request to help 30 feral cats. The council approved $2,500 of Keno Funds for this program. From Nov. 12-14, volunteers from Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals will trap 30 cats and have them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for fleas, wounds and infections. These adult cats will be returned to Kimball with a... Full story


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 10, 2022

    At 1 p.m. Friday, the Kimball Dispatch Center went from using paper and pencil to recording calls into the 21st Century using a web-based computer program. With Kimball County now into the 21st Century, only four other agencies in Nebraska – including Banner and Sioux – are operating with paper and pencil and written reports. So what used to be recorded in notebooks and on paper will now be logged on the computer with an easy retrieval. According to Nick Conley, product manager for EFORCE,...

  • Ethel A. Yung

    Nov 10, 2022

    Ethel A. Yung, 95, formerly of Kimball, NE, and Newell, SD, died peacefully at Spearfish Monument Hospital on October 30, 2022, surrounded by her family. She had resided at Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Belle Fourche most recently. Ethel was born in Englewood, CO, on July 23, 1927, to Orval and Martha Armintrout. She married Earl Yung of Kimball, NE, where they raised their family of six children. She loved her flowers, painted ceramics, and always had home-cooked meals ready for anyone. Ethel... Full story

  • Noia Barry (Cork) Brown

    Nov 10, 2022

    Noia Barry (Cork) Brown, 91, of Kimball, died at Kimball health Services on Friday, November 4, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Cork's Tribute Wall and share condolences and stories with the family. Memorials may be given in his memory to athe Kimball Presbyterian Church or Kimball Health...

  • Karin R. Shaw

    Nov 10, 2022

    Karin R. Shaw, 71, of Kimball, died at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 with Pastor Lorri Kentner and Owen Anderson officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences and stories for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Karin's memory to Plains Historical Society and the Donor's... Full story