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Articles from the November 30, 2023 edition


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  • County Turning Over Landfill Billing To City

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    Landfill billing for Kimball County rural residents will be taken over by the City of Kimball beginning in January 2024, according to the discussion at the Kimball County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Rural residents will receive a $23.00 bill for December landfill services, and then future billing will come from the City of Kimball offices. Kimball County Treasurer Cindy Rahmig was on the agenda to inform the commissioners of the billing move, and the treasurer’s office will send letters to rural residents explaining the move...

  • Council Debates Gotti Upgrade

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    The discussion on Gotti Park playground equipment and surfacing consumed a significant amount of time at the Kimball City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21. A variety of colors for the playground surfacing were discussed, but no decision was made. Concerns were raised about the heat retention and pricing of the surface. Other suggestions included matching the surface with the red, white and blue structure. A cost difference between the current funds and expenses for the playground...

  • CHRISTMAS SEASON ARRIVES IN KIMBALL

    Nov 30, 2023

    Santa was delivered to the kids of Kimball area via the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department truck during the Christmas parade Nov. 25. Kids swarmed the KCTS building to talk to Santa. Kimball residents headed downtown on the bitterly cold Saturday evening to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season in Kimball. Santa's Helpers served up hot chocolate, while KCTS hosted Santa and had a chili feed. The Christmas parade included decorated police and emergency vehicles, businesses, churches and...

  • All Is Good With New Hospital's Helipad, Officials Say

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    As the shape and sounds of the new Kimball hospital become more of a reality, rumors and questions persist about the new hospital and its helicopter pad. Kimball Health Services Human Resources Director Stephanie Pedersen and Community Relations Director Kerry Ferguson answered questions about the location and safety of the helicopter pad at the new Kimball Health Services facility. The helicopter pad was never going to be anywhere except where it is located on the northeast side of the hospital grounds near Highway 30 and Webster Street, they...

  • A GRAND FLOAT

    Nov 30, 2023

    New Hope Assembly of God Church in Kimball entered one of the nicely designed floats, "Jesus The Sweetest Name," in the Kimball Christmas Parade on Nov. 25. See other parade photos on pages A1 and A6....

  • Nice Start To December With The Party Girl

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    Good morning, and here we are in December. I must be a party girl and don’t’ know it. I am not having that much fun, but boy is the time flying! Today is the last day of November 2023, and our wrestling team is headed for Hemingford for a tournament to begin at 4 p.m. Tomorrow, the varsity girls and boys basketball teams head to Hyannis with the boys game at 4 p.m. and the girls at 4:30 p.m. Over the hill, the Midwest will play the movie “Four Christmases” at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Friday and again on Saturday, the 2nd at 7 p.m. Torrington...

  • VISITING WITH SANTA

    Nov 30, 2023

    With a hat full of candy from Kimball's Christmas Parade on Nov. 25, Banner County's Judd Stauffer, 4, stopped by KCTS to visit with Santa. But Judd's younger brother, Jennings, 2, refused the invitation to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas and hid behind his mother....

  • KIMBALL FFA'S DISTRICT RESERVE CHAMPIONS

    Nov 30, 2023

    Kimball FFA's Conduct of Chapter Meeting Team contributed to the local FFA's excellent showing Nov. 15 at the District 12 Leadership Contest at Chadron State College. The team placed second and is district reserve champion. The smiling team members include Paige Frederick, Karsyn Chesley, Tradin Hottell, Clarika Hottell, Trey Cook, Wyatt Cook, Lane Cook, Carly Norberg and Jax Troth....

  • FACES OF KIMBALL'S 2023 CHRISTMAS PARADE

    Nov 30, 2023

    Although a bit chilly, Reese Hinton, 10, throws candy out at the Christmas Parade. Reese rode along in the Ag Society float....

  • FACES OF KIMBALL'S 2023 CHRISTMAS PARADE

    Nov 30, 2023

    All bundled up on a very cold November evening, Daryl Leitza, 1, enjoyed tasting the fresh snow as he and his family waited for the Kimball Christmas Parade to begin....

  • DEATH NOTICE

    Nov 30, 2023

    Charles Dean Smith died Nov. 14, 2023, in Kimball, Nebraska. He was born in Kimball on Oct. 28, 1968. Services are being planned for 3 p.m. Dec. 17 in Kimball. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at Bushnell Cemetery. A complete obituary will be provided later....

  • Kimball Basketball On To Bayard, Leyton

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    The 2023-24 basketball seasons continue today, Nov. 30, at Bayard for the Kimball Longhorns and Lady Longhorns after their Nov. 27 debuts at the Hall of Fame Jamboree in Alliance. Both squads get right back at it Friday, Dec. 1, with a trip to Leyton to take on the Warriors. Their home seasons open next Tuesday, Dec. 5, when Garden County comes to K-Town. Play begins at 4 p.m. with JV action on all those dates. Both Kimball varsity teams look to build on their showings at Alliance, where they we...

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