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Articles from the December 9, 2021 edition

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  • Breakfast with Books (and santa)

    Dec 9, 2021

    No doubt, Santa Claus brought out the smiles Saturday during the Breakfast with Santa event, above, at Kimball Public Library. Next up in Christmas in Kimball festivities are the Christmas Movie Celebration showing of "Ron's Gone Wrong" this weekend at the Goodhand, presented by Santa's Helpers, and the Kimball Visitors Center open house Saturday. See the Obsever Upcoming Events Calendar, Page A3, for more details.... Full story

  • Tom & Karen Southard Court

    Daria Anderson Faden, The Observer|Dec 9, 2021

    After a solid win by the Longhorn girls varsity basketball team, Kimball Public Schools dedicated the gym court to Tom and Karen Southard. The dedication took place on Dec. 5, 2021, just short of a year since Tom's passing on Dec. 6, 2020. Karen was joined by her family, including daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Rick Olson, son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Kim Southard, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the dedication. Longtime game announcer Greg Robinson shared thoughts from the K... Full story

  • Board Of Regents Candidate Williams Visits Kimball

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 9, 2021

    A luncheon was held Nov. 16 in Kimball for candidate Matt Williams, who is running for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents District 7. Williams serves in the Nebraska Legislature and will term out next year. He is a lifelong banker from Gothenburg. "I was looking for something else to be able to continue serving, and so it is kind of natural for me with my connection to the university," he told the Observer. "I have both my undergraduate and law degrees from the university, and I have...

  • County Addresses Personnel Matter

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 9, 2021

    The Kimball County Commissioners ended their Dec. 7 meeting by entering into an executive session to discuss "imminent/potential litigation regarding personal matters." The executive session lasted 30 minutes, and the commissioners adjourned the meeting after they appointed Christy Warner the grievance hearing officer. A laundry list of discussion items was addressed, including a yearly membership to the Heartland Express for $379.44, transferring $150,000 from the general fund to road fund as...

  • Windmill Workers' Donation Energizes Food Pantry

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Dec 9, 2021

    Employees of RES, who work on windmills in the Kimball area, have donated truckloads of food to Kimball Food Pantry – a record donation to the charitable organization that helps those in need. Not only that, the donation came when the pantry really needed it – during a slowdown of food donations during the pandemic. The goodwill effort started with a phone call on Friday the 13th of November. This was not a Friday the 13th moment for those who believe in superstitions associated with the day...


    Dec 9, 2021

    The recent Grandparents Day at Mary Lynch Elementary School was a treat for younger and older folks alike. The popular event once again was well-attended....

  • Katharine E. Nelson

    Dec 9, 2021

    Katharine E. Nelson, 100, of Gering, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Heritage Estates in Gering. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Mike McDonald as Celebrant. A Rosary will be recited beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. There will be no viewing and cremation has taken place. Services will be livestreamed and recorded to Katharine's obituary... Full story

  • Richard Marshall

    Dec 9, 2021

    Richard L. Marshall, 75, of Kimball, passed away on November 28, 2021. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4 at Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Stoney Vance officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on Richard’s tribute wall at www.cantrellfh.com. Cantrell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Richard Lyle Marshall was born April 5, 1946, in the family home in Kimball, Nebraska, to Harold Edgar and Hazel Marie Marshall. He a... Full story


    Dec 9, 2021

    Marvin Moench, formerly of Kimball, passed away on November 22, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Tucson, AZ. Additional information is pending.... Full story

  • 'Work In Progress' Begins For Wrestlers

    Cory McManigal, Longhorn Wrestling Coach|Dec 9, 2021

    Kimball took on the Bayard Tigers on Dec. 2. The final score was Kimball 15, Bayard 42. At 106 Matthew Johnson, pinned Trace Shaw (1:24). At 120 Cody Brinkman, won by forfeit. At 138 James McGinnis, won by dec over Brock Burry (5-2). At 152 Trenton Carrizales, pinned Justin Klosterman (3:26). At 160 Kolton Kriha, pinned Trey Schindler (1:21). Coach Cory McManigal: "I was proud of the kid's effort tonight. We talked about being a work in progress, so that started tonight. You can fix technique,... Full story

  • Strong Start For Girls Hoops

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Dec 9, 2021

    Despite dropping their first game of the season, the Kimball Lady Longhorns quickly rebounded and took their next two contests to start their season strong. On Thursday, the Lady Longhorns traveled Bayard to match up with the Lady Tigers, and quickly fell behind as the smothering Bayard defense allowed very few shots by the Lady Longhorns. After falling behind 38-8 at the half, the Kimball squad did their best to fight back in the second half, but only managed 16 points and fell by a final...

  • Young Longhorns Showing Grit From The Get-Go

    Chad Miller, Longhorn Basketball Coach|Dec 9, 2021

    Bayard 67, Kimball 26 Thursday, Dec. 2 We had only seven players to open this season of a three-game stretch of back-to-back-to-back games, four freshmen and three sophomores. Junior Kyle Fraser was injured at our first practice of the year and we hope to have him back for us soon, but for now our energetic group of underclassmen is showing us they are willing to give everything they got night in and night out. At Bayard, Wyatt Cords had a good night shooting going 50% from the field and 17...