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Articles from the April 23, 2015 edition

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 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

Hail hits area, I-80 shuts down in wacky weather week

Kimball County received more rain in the last week than it had all the previous weeks of the year combined and saw westbound Interstate 80 closed for a couple hours last Friday night. Although no...

 

Purple pinkie for a good cause

Ireland Olson, left, paints the pinkie of Brooklin Golding purple for the Interact Club's Purple Pinkie fundraiser on Friday morning at Mary Lynch Elementary School. Students and staff at both...

 
 By John Verser    News    April 23, 2015

Commissioners hire help for veterans service office

The Kimball County Commissioners approved the hiring of additional help for the veterans service office at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The commissioners agreed to hire a part-time administrative assistant for the veterans service office...

 

Observer wins 3 NPA awards

The Western Nebraska Observer earned three awards in the 2015 Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The press association announced the awards at its annual convention held over the weekend in Lincoln. The Observer finished second...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Kimball resident Minnie Lebruska has seen a lot in her 105 years

The 105 balloons did not fit in the small net suspended above the table where Minnie Lebruska, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday, April 15. Employees at the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

Kuhns to compete in regional pageant

Kimball first grader Ashlynn Kuhns will travel to Rapid City, S.D., May 15-16 to compete in the Our Little Miss regional competition. This competition teaches youngsters grace under pressure and with...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 23, 2015

'Sour Grapes of Wrath' murder mystery to benefit library

Who done it? That is the question the audience will be asking during the murder mystery dinner theater hosted by the Friends of the Kimball Library on Saturday and Sunday at the Kimball Event Center. It starts at 6 p.m. each night. A widow, failing...

 

Bowling league teams raise funds for child care centers

Two teams in the Tuesday Coffee league at Kim-Bowl in Kimball have collected $350 throughout the season. "This is something we saw a team doing at a state bowling contest, and we really liked the...

 

I-80 roadwork to begin May 4 near Kimball

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of May 4 on I-80 at Kimball Exit 20, east to Exit 22, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Paulsen, Inc., of Cozad, Nebraska, has the $2,263,264 contract for concrete repair, milling...

 

Kimball business fails tobacco check

A Kimball business was one of two in Kimball and Cheyenne counties that failed a recent Nebraska State Patrol check for compliance in selling tobacco to youth. The NSP conducted checks of underage tobacco retail compliance as part of the Tobacco...

 

Austin Niel McCloud

Austin Niel McCloud, age 18, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away early on Friday, April 17, 2015, at a local hospital. Austin Niel, was born to Jerry McCloud and Tammy Milburn, on Feb. 5, 1997, at...

 

Richard "Rich" Lee Elliott

Richard “Rich” Lee Elliott, 80, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Richard Lee Elliott was born in Alliance on Feb. 25, 1935, the son of Larmer and Mable (Rodgers) Elliott. He attended school in Alliance...

 

Trinity United Methodist Church to host annual womens conference May 2

The Trinity United Methodist Women are planning a fun, informative day for all local women on Saturday, May 2. The church is located at 305 East Fourth Street in Kimball. There will be guests, speaking on a variety of current topics. Possible topics...

 

Under new ownership

Mike Winstrom of Kimball purchased Reganis Motors, located at 435 Illinois Street in Sidney. The new name of the business will be Panhandle Automotive Group. Pictured, from left, Winstrom accepts the...

 
 By John Verser    News    April 23, 2015

High speed internet is a key issue, Vap says

An increase in high speed internet access is key to Nebraska’s future, according Gerald Vap of the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Vap, the NPSC’s fifth district commissioner, toured the panhandle recently to promote the commission’s use...

 

Over 650 pounds of litter picked up during annual KKB cleanup

Keep Kimball Beautiful board members, staff and an amazing crew of 35 citizens swept through the community on Saturday, April 11, and collected over 650 pounds of litter which accumulated over the...

 

Kimball native Katie Warner to perform Friday at NJC

If you love the arts and you have an appreciation for opera, this Friday night's performance on the campus of Northeastern Junior College is one you will not want to miss. Kimball native Katie Warner...

 

ESU #13 to take over Head Start in Kimball County

Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Scotts Bluff, Morrill, Kimball, Garden, Cheyenne and Deuel counties will be administered through Educational Service Unit #13. On April 8, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) officially...

 

Gingerich honored for artistic talents

Sara Gingerich, a junior at Potter-Dix High School, was recently presented with a pair of honors for her artistic talents. She was chosen as the winner of the third Congressional district's art compet...

 

2 Potter residents honored by UNL

LINCOLN -- Two local students are among the more than 1,800 who were honored during the All-University Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 12 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Those with local ties...

 

Walking for the TeamMates program

On Sunday, the Kimball TeamMates Mentoring Program had its annual "One-Hour Walk" at the high school. This is an annual fundraiser were individuals and groups can donate money for the local Kimball...

 

Now playing...the yak horn?

David Seay of Avoca shows a yak horn that is also an instrument during his unique presentation of various folk instruments, both usual and unusual, Sunday afternoon at the Kimball Public Library. The...

 

Walker tabbed student of the month

Congratulations to Kimball High School's March Student of the Month, Jaycie Walker. Throughout high school, Jaycie has been involved in many activities. She has participated in band for four years,...

 

'Six Appeal' to perform in Kimball May 1

"Six Appeal," the national champions of a cappella music, will perform in Kimball on May 1 at 7:30 at the Harry McNees Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Kimball Concert Association. This male...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 23, 2015

Kimball golfers get 2 tournaments in despite weather

The Kimball High boys golf team got two tournaments in this past week but weather caused the Bridgeport Tournament to be called off with no new reschedule date as of yet. The Longhorns went up against...

 

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