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Articles from the December 1, 2022 edition


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  • Mayor-Elect Talks Growth Issues

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 1, 2022

    The City of Kimball Mayor-elect John Morrison will take the mayoral reins on Dec. 6 at the next City Council meeting. Morrison said, "I want to see Kimball prosper, and it is going to take everyone that wants to help in town to do it. I can't do it by myself. It will take many, many people working together to get us to where we need to go." He confided in the Observer interview that he is excited about the opportunity but is a bit overwhelmed. He is in the process of gathering ideas and...

  • Police Seeking Storage Thief

    Daria Anderson-Faden|Dec 1, 2022

    In an ongoing investigation into a rash of storage unit thefts, Kimball police would like to identify a male suspect caught on a security camera. Police told the Observer that the individual drove a silver Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab with Wyoming plates. According to police, on Thanksgiving Day at approximately 4:30 p.m., the man was caught on security cameras at Freedom Storage and Blue Sky Storage in Kimball. These were the most recent scenes of the storage unit break-ins. Police Chief Andy...

  • Rules Changes For Subdivisions Part Of New Ordinance

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 1, 2022

    The Kimball City Council met in a special session at the council chambers on Monday, Nov. 21, to continue the discussion on subdivision Ordinance #812. The Planning Commission recommended the ordinance, and it was approved by the council in a 4-0 vote. Council suspended the three readings of Ordinance #812. The ordinance made changes to rules and regulations for new subdivisions. In other business, Alica Downey from the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office explained that the cost per unit for the Mobile Dispatch license was $400, so a total of $...

  • IT'S A LONGHORN CHRISTMAS

    Dec 1, 2022

    The Longhorn Booster Club got into the Christmas spirit during Kimball's Christmas parade last Saturday with its float, as the Longhorn mascot read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to some little Longhorns. See other parade photo, Page B7....

  • ROYAL RIDE

    Dec 1, 2022

    PRCA Lady-in-Waiting Karleigh Lukassen, forefront, and PRCA Queen Emily Whitney light up their horses for the Christmas parade last Saturday in downtown Kimball. See other parade photos on Pages A1 and B7....

  • Turning The Page To Christmas; Historical Society Hosts Carry-In Dinner

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Dec 1, 2022

    Good morning Banner County. Here is hoping that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, survived Black Friday, and are ready for some much colder weather. Leftovers are always a plus. I don't do Black Friday, and I don't believe that I will ever be ready for cold weather no matter what season. So now we are getting ready for Christmas, guess I am OK with that. There were three Christmas parades this past weekend, and I missed them all. The plan was to go to one on Friday, but the plan was derailed....

  • Dale 'Red' R. Crandell

    Dec 1, 2022

    Dale "Red" R. Crandell, 86, of Grand Island, passed away on November 18, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation was on Sunday, November 27, from 5-7 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service was on Monday, November 28, at 10 am at Trinity United Methodist Church. Reverend Kelly Karges and Reverend Anny Kapundu will officiate. Graveside service was on Tuesday, November 29, at 11 a.m. at the cemetery in Blair, Nebraska. Dale was born on January 21, 1936, in Kimball...

  • Sherry L. Acheson

    Dec 1, 2022

    Sherry L. Acheson, 74, of Kimball, died in Cheyenne on Monday, November 14, 2022. Memorial services were 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. Sherry Ly...

  • Longhorns Give Hall Of Fame Effort

    The Observer|Dec 1, 2022

    The Kimball boys basketball season is off to a great start with a win over Alliance, 56-48, in the Hall of Fame Jamboree on Monday evening. The second and third quarters helped to propel the Longhorns to their victory. Alliance scored 14 in the first quarter, while Kimball tallied 11. But in the second quarter, Kimball scored 13 and held the Bulldogs to 6. The third quarter Kimball with 14 and Alliance with 10. Both teams score 18 in the final quarter. Four Longhorns players scored all the...

  • THE HUNTING HOTTELLS

    Dec 1, 2022

    In the photo at left, Clarika Hottell,13 shows off the buck she shot last week. At right, Kambree, Kolt and Knox show off the 5x6 buck that Kolt shot last week in Banner County. Kolt was using his grandfather's rifle. Kambree, Kolt and Knox are the children of Brad and Nikki Hottell....

  • Search Warrant Issued In Drone Case

    DAria Anderson-Faden|Dec 1, 2022

    A joint search warrant from Kimball and Sidney police was issued on a residence in Sidney. On Nov. 8, the Kimball Police were dispatched to 608 South Washington in Kimball. The victim reported the theft of a drone and accessories, including remote control, three battery packs, two Micro SD cards, and a wall charger with a value of approximately $1,000. The drone had the required FAA sticker with identification numbers. The victim also advised police that the drone had not gone active, but the air tag gave a location, which was 819 Linden...

  • SOME QUALITY TIME

    Dec 1, 2022

    Joseph Bremer dressed as the Gigabyte character for Kimball's Christmas parade last Saturday while spending time with the daughter of a new police officer, Greg Deweese....

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