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Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition

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  • Theft Suspects In Custody

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    Two individuals considered armed and dangerous that attempted to burglarize Woody's Liquor and broke into about 20 vehicles on Madison and Monroe Streets in Kimball were apprehended in Arapahoe County, Colo., on Thursday. Arapahoe County is southeast of Denver and includes Littleton, Englewood, Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village, and parts of Aurora and Centennial. The suspects are being held in Colorado. Charges against them have been filed in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. The individuals, one... Full story

  • County Salutes Sheriff Gillway

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    Kimball County Commissioner-elect Elyse Schlake Lukassen attended the December 6 meeting and will be sworn in along with the other elected officials on January 5, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in the District Courtroom. The Kimball County Board of Commissioners reorganizational meeting was set for 9:30 am. With Chairman Larry Engstrom unable to attend the meeting due to illness, Vice Chairman Carl Stander stepped into the role as chairman for the meeting. When outgoing Sheriff Harry Gillway gave his last...

  • First Knee, Hip Replacements Done In Kimball

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    On Monday, the final preparations were made. On Tuesday, the Kimball hospital began a new era. The hospital conducted the first ever knee and hip replacement surgeries in Kimball. The two patients are from Burns, Wyoming, and Kimball. The replacement surgery started about 10 a.m. Dr. Jeffrey MacMillian, who is new to Kimball Health Services, explained that the surgical team is much like an orchestra, with the Microport representative as the conductor and he, the doctor, is the soloist. Chloe... Full story

  • Busy Days With Holiday Events Have Arrived In Harrisburg Area

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    Good morning, and a chilly one it is! Here in the Burg that is an appropriate comment for sure. Years ago one of our county residents put Christmas decorations up on the county shop building, I miss that. Several folks do decorate though and that is great. The school is gearing up for the holidays starting this Saturday, December 10th with Breakfast with Santa beginning at 8:30 a.m. Plus breakfast and Santa there will be picture opportunities, treats, wagon rides, and more. Then on Tuesday the 13th of December the Entrepreneur Extravaganza...

  • George Doyle Copeland

    Dec 8, 2022

    George Doyle Copeland was born January 19, 1956 to Margaret (Baldwin) and Doyle Copeland in Kimball, NE, where uncles Rod Baldwin and Wayne (Janice) Baldwin still reside. He attended school in Kimball until moving to Greeley, CO in 1968 where he graduated Greeley Central High School in 1974. George died November 27, 2022 at home with his wife, Judy, by his side. George lived life to the fullest, had fun, took risks, never looked back, and will give 'em hell in Heaven! He did everything to the... Full story

  • Longhorns 10th Of 25 At Mullen Invite

    Cory McManigal, For the Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    The Kimball Longhorns wrestling team traveled to Bayard to take on the Tigers on Thursday, Dec 1. There were 4 matches contested: 145 – James McGinnis pinned Owen Talton (Bayard) 2:56 170 – Derek Kauffman pinned Jared Perkins (Bayard) 1:50 132 – Brock Burry (Bayard) pinned Cody Brinkman 1:14 138 JV – Owen Talton pinned Peter Russell (:30) Bayard won the dual 36-12 The Longhorn wrestling team made the long trip to Mullen on Saturday, Dec 3, to take part in a 25-team invitational. The Longhorns pl... Full story

  • Boys Basketball Hopes To Rebound At Perkins

    The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    The Kimball Longhorns boys basketball team hosts Perkins County on Friday, Dec. 9, and travels to Morrill the next day after opening competition this year with a win over Alliance in the preseason Hall of Fame Jamboree and losses to the visiting Bayard and Leyton teams. The Lady Longhorns and JV also will play this Friday and Saturday. Start time is 4 p.m. against Perkins County and 1 p.m. at Morrill. Bayard 68, Kimball 58 The Longhorns were competitive against Bayard, losing 69-58 but...

  • Lady Longhorns Fall To Leyton

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    Leyton’s Lady Warrior girls basketball team opened their season strong with two big wins, on the road against Kimball on Friday and at home Saturday against Morrill. Their season opener on Friday had them matched up against the Kimball Lady Longhorns, a team that had a 7-15 record last year and is looking for its first victory this season. Leyton started fast, with sophomore standout Zaili Benish getting the scoring started with a three pointer followed by a field goal by sophomore Sydney Fortune. Benish nailed two more three pointers in the f...

  • Potter-Dix Boys Open Season Roaring Against Morrill Lions

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Dec 8, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team started the 2022-23 season strong with a thorough 63-24 beating of the visiting Morrill Lions on Friday at Potter-/Dix High School. After a 20-win season last season, the Coyotes looked sharp and ready to be the top of the class in D2 basketball. The matchup against Morrill started out slow, with both teams playing good defense and having difficulty getting inside for easy shots. Potter-Dix was up 6-2 at the end of the first period, then started to loosen up...