Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Articles from the November 23, 2023 edition


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  • A TIME FOR THANKSGIVING

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 23, 2023

    With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Lela Carpenter is thankful to "be here." She is also grateful to be around her family and can now hear their laughter daily. She has been home about a week from an extended stay at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, and then two different nursing homes in the central and eastern parts of the state. Lela is home to Kimball as a quadriplegic. But her goals center on "being a good grandma and getting up and walking again." At her home, Lela tells...

  • Trucker Trash A Problem On Exits

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 23, 2023

    The exit and entrance ramps to Kimball are cluttered with trash and other types of waste from truckers who park there, creating a disgusting look for travelers getting off for business or pleasure in Kimball. The trucks also create a safety issue as cars and others enter or depart the interstate. Any day or night, truckers park on the exit or entrance ramps even though the ramps are clearly marked as a no parking zone. Signs clearly displayed on the ramps direct vehicles to the large truck...

  • Pig Heads Dumped In Kimball

    Nov 23, 2023

    Litter continues to be a problem on Road 32 south of Kimball across from the walking path and dog park. Three pigs’ heads were found this past week alongside the road with other trash. Speculation was that someone cleaned out their freezer and dumped the contents in the ditch. Another option would be taking the trash to the Kimball Landfill. Kimball and Kimball County residents are charged monthly for use of the landfill, and out-of-county residents are charged fees at the gate. The Kimball County Sheriff’s Office was on clean up duty to...

  • Recycling Center Makes Its Point

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 23, 2023

    Everyone was a winner at the Kimball Recycling Center open house in honor of America Recycles Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Every participant received a gift or a prize and free promotional products. Kimball Recycling Center Executive Director Spud Rowley's celebration included breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with raffles and a guessing contest for his guests. He gave tours and provided education on recycling. Over 50 people enjoyed the games, food and gifts at the Kimball facility. Everyone...

  • IT'S CHRISTMAS IN KIMBALL !

    Nov 23, 2023

    HOLIDAY CRAFT-AGANZA – AT THE SAGEBRUSH, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. About 40 vendors. Jewelry, decor, baked goods, crafts and more. 2nd ANNUAL CHILI FEED – KCTS TRANSIT BLDG – 4-7 p.m. HOT COCOA BAR – KCTS TRANSIT BLDG 4-7p.m. HOSTED BY SANTA'S HELPERS. CHRISTMAS PARADE – 5 p.m., DOWNTOWN NOV. 27 RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST – REGISTRATION NOV. 27 TO DEC. 9. CALL/TEXT SHARON WILLIAMS AT 235-5259 DEC.6 KIMBALL HALL OF TREES DECORATING CONTEST – REGISTER WITH CHARLOTTA YOUNG BY...

  • District One Act Play Competition Here Nov. 29

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Nov 23, 2023

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours! I am wishing you time with family, friends,food,fun and relaxation on this weekend, and hopefully many reasons to be thankful. We had a gentle reminder this past weekend on Sunday, and personally I was reminded that even with the loss of loved ones we can be thankful. On Thanksgiving Day, the 40th annual Thanksgiving in the Valley Dinner will be held at the Guadalupe Center offering a Free dinner between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you are in need of home delivery, please call 632-3736. Well, and of course now we...

  • ISAAC OLSEN, PUBLIC SPEAKER

    Nov 23, 2023

    Isaac Olsen, above, was among those who delivered remarks at the Veterans Day program Nov. 13 at the Banner County School gymnasium. Two days later, he did something else. He placed second in senior public speaking at the FFA District 12 Leadership Contest in Chadron to qualify for the state contest next April. See story on Page 5A about the students from Banner, Kimball and Potter-Dix who placed highly at district....

  • Kimball FFA: A District Leader

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Nov 23, 2023

    Kimball FFA showed well – among the best – Nov. 15 during the District 12 Leadership Contest at Chadron State College. The top three finishers in each category qualified for the state contest in Lincoln next April – and Kimball was among the highest overall leaders in qualifiers. Potter-Dix and Banner County FFA chapters added to the southern Panhandle's fine showing with their own qualifiers. Hundreds of FFA students from 20 schools participated. Here are this area's state qualifiers:...

  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

    Nov 23, 2023

    Operation Christmas Child in the area is finishing after a year of planning. Organizer Roger Gillming said the goal for the area, including Kimball, Bridgeport, Mitchell, Alliance, and Chadron, was 3,000 boxes filled with items for children around the world. He estimated they would have 37 more than that. Kimball, Bridgeport, Sidney, and Mitchell's total was 1,600 boxes. From Kimball, FFA members loaded the boxes on a truck to Denver, where they will be processed to go all over the world....