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Articles from the December 31, 2015 edition

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Pinochle and possum - A tale from the blizzard of 1949

By all accounts the blizzard of 1949 was a history maker and a monster. For a young teacher in her first year in Kimball, January 1949 offered the opportunity to learn. That young teacher, Dorothy...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 31, 2015

Dix Post Office closed temporarily with little notice

Dix residents lost their post office this week, with services temporarily suspended effective Wednesday, Dec. 30, and with just days notice. According to Dix Postmaster, Kay Atkins, she did not...

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 31, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Jason Lockwood

Staying involved has always been a priority for lifetime Kimballite Jason Lockwood, who continually challenges himself to do more. "Inertia is a wonderful mechanism," he said. "Things in motion tend t...

 

Record breaking year for state lodging and tourism

2015 was a banner year for lodging tax in Nebraska, reaching a record amount and boosting the Tourism Commission's cash funds, according to a recent news release from the Nebraska Tourism Commission....

 
 By Dawn Fossand    News    December 31, 2015

Samples tested for possible contamination

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality assigned Panhandle Geotechnical and Environmental the task of completing a physical inspection and environmental assessment on the parking lot of the...

 

Laura R. Eich

Laura R. Eich, 88, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Monday, December 21, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Kimball Cemetery with Pastor Caryl Miller officiating. Friends may call at the...

 

Randomly Tonia

Winter storms brought plenty of snow, wind and cold to the streets (and sidewalks) of Kimball. As a native of Kimball, I was prepared. I readied myself with a hat, scarf and gloves, to go out into the frigid temperatures at 6:30 in the morning....

 

Longhorns 3 - 3 at break

The Kimball High boys are adapting to the fast paced style of basketball that coach Luke Dea and his staff are wanting them to play, and despite a lack of height, the Horns are 3-and 3 at the...

 

Lady Horns perfect at Christmas break

Coach Chauncey Pedersen saw one of his Christmas wishes come true as his Kimball High girls are 6-0 at the Holiday Break! Now,after an extended break, the Lady Horns returned to practice this week...

 

Jock Talk

Good bye 2015 and Hello 2016. You sports fans have had a short break, along with all of our area high school coaches and athletes, but now it is time to usher in the new year and get back to work. All Nebraska high school athletes were to have an NSA...

 

Photo of the Week

Because we have not had the space to run these photos for a few weeks, the staff at the Western Nebraska Observer has chosen three photos for our Photo of the Week contest. We wish to thank everyone...

 

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