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Articles from the November 24, 2016 edition

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KVFD protection classification positive

The Kimball City Council heard from Fire Chief Rick Wynne regarding the Public Protection Classification, which sets insurance rates. The classification was given by ISO Mitigation, an independent classification company for hire, according to Wynne....

 

Time change in store for Shop with a Cop

The sixth annual Shop with a Cop is in the works, and according to coordinator Erin Heidemann, they have gotten the work down to a science. Heidemann said that this unique program includes the Kimball School District, Potter-Dix School District,...

 

Ambulance working well within budget

Carla Goranson, Kimball County Ambulance Director and Kim Schildhauer presented the September and October financial and statistical reports to the Kimball County Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting on Nov. 15. According to the...

 

Friends and Neighbors: Thomas Merriam

Thomas Merriam, known simply as Tom to his friends, grew up in Banner County and attended school in Harrisburg. His family still have a ranch in the area and he fondly remembers his younger years grow...

 
 By Tim Nolting    News    November 24, 2016

Across the fence

Ned Dunlap marched in the 1902 Old Settler's Day Parade in Kearney, Nebraska. Decked out in Angora chaps, bibbed shirt, silk neck scarf and appropriate wide brimmed hat. Ned bobbed his horse's tail...

 

Idrys M. Davis

Idrys Marie Davis of Tahoka passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born December 24, 1919 in Cozad, NE to George and Margaret (Jackson) Pile. She married Oliver Jackson...

 

Kimball High School's guidance counselor Chauncey Pedersen receives 2016 Nebraska State College System Counseling Excellence Award

The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) has named Chauncey Pedersen the 2016 NSCS Counseling Excellence Award recipient. Pedersen, who has been the guidance counselor at Kimball Jr/Sr High School...

 

Compassion begets gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! There are so many multitudes of joyful people and things in life to be grateful about and yet, as I write this, I am so very distracted. My intention for the past several weeks leading up to this issue was to write a lovely and...

 

Banner County School Board purchases several needed upgrades

The Banner County School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. In the past month, the school has made some exciting and needed purchases. Five new HP ProBooks, a new...

 

Kimball district audit complete, no major issues

The Kimball School District’s 2015-16 financial audit is complete with no concerns according to Julie Peetz, of Rauner and Associates, who reported to the Kimball Board of Education at their Nov. 7 meeting. Rauner and Associates has been...

 

Continuing update on re-appraisals

At the Nov. 15 Board of Equalization meeting, County Assessor, Sherri Winstrom reported that Stanard Appraisal Services, Inc. is now half way finished with their reappraisal of Kimball county. They had completed their portion of the rural...

 

New purchases for road department

During the regular meeting of the Kimball County Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 15, the board approved two purchases for the road department. Notice had been placed in the Observer for the purchase of one used pickup and a used tractor. A...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    November 24, 2016

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 

Longhorn Booster Club sponsors Sip & Paint

Sixty-two people attended the fundraising event sponsored by the Kimball Longhorn Booster Club on Nov. 19. at the Windbreak Bar and Grill. Proceeds from the event will go towards a new speaker system...

 
 By Submitted    News    November 24, 2016

Local Students Win Conservation Poster Contest with Creative Drawings

The South Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) is excited to announce the regional winner of the NACD Poster Contest. She is Emma Patterson, sixth grader at Mary Lynch Public schools, in Kimball, N...

 

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