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Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition

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    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 16, 2023

    Veterans Day speaker Matt Dillow shed light on the namesake of the Kimball American Legion Post 22. The post is named for the only World War I death from Kimball, Charles Neely. The Neely American Legion Post was established in August 1919. The Kimball Jr./Sr. High School Civics class under the direction of Jeri Ferguson organized the program on Friday. Seniors Shannen Acheson, Julia Winstrom and Hayden Sours served as masters of ceremony. After the presentation of colors, Kimball students...

  • Plans In Place For Parade Of Lights

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 16, 2023

    A variety of activities and events are scheduled for the Christmas Parade of Lights in Kimball. The parade will travel down Second Street on Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.. Ten floats are entered and more are expected. Anything goes for the parade – drive, walk or ride an animal. Flower Haven is sponsoring a coloring page for kids. Bring the colored picture to Flower Haven by Nov. 25 for your child to pick a prize. Santa, sponsored by Nebraska Coffee, will be seeing kids of all ages at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets next to Chute 7. Santa will a...

  • Landowners Updated On Missile Project

    Nov 16, 2023

    Air Force and Northrop Grumman officials, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, met with local landowners last week at The Sagebrush in Kimball. The focus of the Nov. 8 meeting was to update local landowners on Phase 1 of the Sentinel project, which is acquiring land for utility corridors. The meeting immediately broke up into groups consisting of negotiations, appraisals, the 90th missile wing public affairs, GIS views, and surveys for permitting, right of way and program management. No new information was presented to the 50 attendees...

  • Foster Grandparent Program Excites Kimball School Board

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 16, 2023

    Students from the Kimball FFA presented at the Kimball School Board meeting on Monday evening. Memorizing and giving the FFA Creed is a requirement for freshmen, and Carly Norberg gave her Creed and will compete at districts on Wednesday. Mallory Hottell also presented to the school board. Her speech was about the future of agriculture. Other teams or members will compete in parliamentary procedure, conduct chapter meetings, ag demonstrations, job interviews, and extemporaneous speaking. Under...


    Nov 16, 2023

    County Road 32, next to the Kimball Walking Path and Dog Park, was the sight of a dumping incident. City employees had the trash scooped up by mid-morning Monday. The trash included names and addresses from such places as Holyoke, Colorado and Pendleton, Oregon. Included in the trash drop off were prescription bottles and apology notes for calling the "cops." Illegal littering in Nebraska is a Class III misdemeanor punishable by up to $1,000 fine and six months in jail....

  • Thanksgiving Week On The Horizon

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Nov 16, 2023

    Good morning, Spring has been in the air and slowly fading, but we will take all we can get! Last week was the Dinner Theater & One Act Play, delicious meal and awesome job by the students! Thanks for a great evening and to the coaches. Well, this week we had the Veterans Program and breakfast, and another thank you to all involved in that, and now we are going into the week with Thanksgiving on the horizon. Tomorrow, November 17th, the wrestling team will be headed to Morrill for competition matches that begin at 9 a.m. And beginning on that d...

  • Banner County Veterans Day Ceremony

    Nov 16, 2023

    The Banner County School Elementary Choir assembles to sing during the Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 13, at the school gymnasium. The school's students and staff worked together on the ceremony to "show our profound support for our nation's service men and women." The keynote speaker was Banner County School Board President Dr. Ronald E. Johnson, a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War....

  • County Seeks Successor For Commissioner Gifford

    The Observer|Nov 16, 2023

    Banner County officials are accepting applications to serve the remainder of the term of Commissioner Robert Gifford, who announced his resignation. A decision on the appointment is expected by Dec. 15. The appointee will serve the remainder of Gifford’s term that expires Jan. 5, 2025. Letters of application should be submitted to Banner County Clerk Katie West, 206 State St., Harrisburg, NE 69345, by noon Dec. 1. Applicants should provide a letter of application, resume, and the address of their residence. Personal interviews for the p...

  • Karen K. Herboldsheimer

    Nov 16, 2023

    Karen K. Herboldsheimer, age 81, of Potter, NE, passed away in Potter on Thursday, November 2, 2023. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Warren Cico officiating. Burial followed at Potter Cemetery in Potter, NE. Services were livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends visited at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-6:00 P.M. with... Full story

  • Lois Edith Maas

    Nov 16, 2023

    Lois Edith Maas, of Sidney, NE, passed away in Sidney on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. She blessed her family and friends with her love, compassion, and kindness for 86 years. She peacefully passed away from this earth surrounded by her loving family and gloriously entered into heaven. Funeral services were held at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Sidney Evangelical Free Church with Pastors Kyle Larson and Doug Birky officiating. Burial followed at Potter Cemetery in Potter, NE.... Full story


    The Observer|Nov 16, 2023

    The Kimball High School sports coaches and sponsors met Tuesday in preparation for the winter sports season. It’s fast-approaching. Here are the opening schedules for the Longhorns, Banner County Wildcats and Potter-Dix Coyotes. Kimball Nov. 27: Girls varsity basketball jamboree at Alliance, 5:30 p.m., followed by boys varsity jamboree at 7 p.m. Nov. 30: Varsity wrestling invitational at Hemingford, 2 p.m. Nov. 30: Boys varsity, girls varsity and girls JV at Bayard. Games start at 4 p.m. with girls JV. Banner County Nov. 30: Varsity w...


    Nov 16, 2023

    Coach Jaclyn Burks and the Kimball Lady Longhorns – along with a few Shorthorns – are in that basketball state of mind as their 2023-24 season approaches. They ventured to Laramie on Friday, Nov. 10, to attend the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wyoming Cowgirls that the Huskers won 71-52. They even made it onto the big scoreboard at Arena-Auditorium. The Kimball varsity tips off the year 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in a jamboree at Alliance....