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Articles from the November 24, 2022 edition

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  • Subdivison Rule Changes Get Look

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 24, 2022

    Kimball City Council’s vote to approve Ordinance #812 – which includes amendments to the city’s Subdivision Regulations Section of Chapter 11: Zoning Regulations – was delayed at the Nov. 15 council meeting because councilmen Matt Bright and Gabe Ingram said they were uncomfortable voting on the ordinance because they had not received sufficient time to read and digest the information. They received the amendments on Tuesday afternoon and were expected to vote on the amendments at the 6 p.m. meeting. A special meeting to further discuss...

  • County Looking At Vans For KCTS

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 24, 2022

    On Nov. 15, the Kimball County Commissioners returned in the afternoon after the morning portion of their meeting for a session with the Kimball County Transit Service. An update from administrator Christy Warner reported that KCTS has had 175 phone calls about the DIA trips, known as the Red Line. KCTS has 40 rides currently booked for DIA. The board approved the advertising agreement form for the transit. Sponsorship levels begin at $5,000, which includes a logo on the website, $500 worth of checkpoint passes for distribution, social media...


    Nov 24, 2022

    The Presbyterian Church, soon to become Cornerstone Community Church, was the site of the Community Thanksgiving Praise Service sponsored by the Kimball Ministerial Association on Sunday, Nov. 20. All are invited to the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First English Lutheran Church.... Full story

  • Hospital Repeats As Food Pantry Challenge Champion

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 24, 2022

    The second annual food pantry contest between the employees of Kimball Health Services and Kimball High School will benefit local families. Kimball Health Services won the previous year and the contest was repeated once again as Kimball Health Services whooped up on the teachers and staff. According to Stephanie Pedersen, Kimball Health Services asked their participating employees to bring one item a day for the length of the contest, which is 17 days. Once the items were delivered to the food...


    Daria Anderson-Faden|Nov 24, 2022

    After 28 years at Panhandle Coop and Main Street Market, Jeri Rutledge is moving on. Jeri has worked in many departments, including meat, deli and produce, but primarily in the grocery department. Additional duties included customer service and doing the books. Her plan is to take a couple of months off, relax, spend time with her grandkids and her husband, and then perhaps get a part-time job. She is looking forward to not working holidays. For the past 28 years, her holidays were spent at the...

  • Talking Turkey, Talking The Burg; Plans In Works For Dinner Theater

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Nov 24, 2022

    Good morning Banner County! Happy Thanksgiving to each and all. Here is hoping that you all spend this day with family and friends and eat too much. The Guadalupe Center will be hosting its 39th Thanksgiving in the Valley meal Today, Thursday, November 24th. They will serve between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and are located at 1200 E. 9th street in Scottsbluff. There will also be a free meal today in Morrill between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The location is 117 Center Avenue. Everyone is welcome to both, or either, dinners. On Saturday the 26th...


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 24, 2022

    "Ferals cats are responsible for most of the cats that end up in the shelters because most people get their domestic cats fixed. Feral cats do not and just reproduce by the gazillions. Knowing they are the problem, that's why so many cats are killed in shelters," co-founder Leslie Vogt of the Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals in Fort Collins explained. The program started because Vogt had been on a humane board but realized that they were not doing anything for feral cats, so when she termed...

  • Sherry L. Acheson

    Nov 24, 2022

    Sherry L. Acheson, 74, of Kimball, died in Cheyenne on Monday, November 14, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 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 leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the Nebraska State FFA Scholarship Fund. The services for Sherry have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.... Full story

  • Vincent Anthony Joseph Heeg

    Nov 24, 2022

    Long time Kimball resident Vincent Anthony Joseph Heeg, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, He was 87. Vince was born in Sidney, Nebraska and was the youngest of 7 siblings- – 5 brothers and one sister. He grew up on a farm just outside of Sidney where he developed his strong work ethic and learned the importance of a close-knit family rooted in faith. He graduated high school from Sidney St. Pat's in 1953 excelling in both academics and sports, mainly basketball and f... Full story


    Nov 24, 2022

    High school winter sports are nearly here. Kimball, Banner County and Potter-Dix student athletes are gearing up for their upcoming seasons. We're talking basketball. Wrestling. And, of course, cheer. Here's a look at the Longhorns, Coyotes and Wildcats schedules through the 2022 portions of their seasons. Kimball Longhorns Nov. 28, 5 p.m. HS Boys and Girls BB Jamboree vs. Alliance @ Home (varsity only) Dec. 1, 4 p.m. HS JV/V BB vs Bayard @ home Dec. 1, 6 p.m. HS Wrestling@ Bayard Dec. 2. 4 p.m.... Full story

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