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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 18, 2018

26 pounds of Marijuana confiscated in Kimball Co. in a string of I-80 traffic stops

According to a statement from the Nebraska State Patrol last Tuesday, Oct. 9, 81 pounds of marijuana and 5,000 THC vape cartridges were seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Kimball County. This was one of three traffic stops on I-80 which...

 

PPHD gift may increase mindful motorists

Kimball just received a gift that may keep on giving – drivers a real look at how fast they are going, that is. The Panhandle Public Health District sent a speed indicator to the City of Kimball las...

 

KPD to enforce school permit laws

Following complaints to the local authorities, Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer warns young drivers to follow the letter of the law with provisional permits. A School Permit is required for drivers under the age of 16 to operate a motor vehicle...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 18, 2018

Flags to go up soon marking City consumer's water pits

Citizens may have seen flags placed in Kimball alleys near electric meters and water pits this past week as the City of Kimball plans to trim vegetation around the meters soon. Trimming around the fixtures will enable crews to see them more easily...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Early morning call leads to Kimball man's sixth DUI

Cliff (Skip) Coyle was arrested early in the morning of Sunday, Oct. 7 following a trespassing call to Kimball Dispatch. According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 1:14 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2018 Officer Michael Winget of the Kimball Police...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Residents share a love of growing with entire facility

As the weather is turning cooler the folks at the Kimball County Manor might be soon missing the fresh juicy tomatoes Roger Erickson has produced all summer. Erickson, a resident of the Kimball...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 11, 2018 

Kimball High School received national recognition, bronze award

Kimball High School was recently recognized as a top school in the nation by US News and World Reports, which collected data from, and rated more than, 20,500 public schools throughout the nation....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Pictometry contract garners much local attention

One agenda item for the Kimball County Commissioners, held over from last month, became a local social media hot topic prior to the Oct. 2 regular board meeting. Though many residents voiced concern over social media, just one attended the meeting...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 11, 2018 

Jury duty – an American gifted obligation

Editor’s note: This is the final of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information. Few are the exemptions from jury duty and many are the requirements. This indicates the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018 

Kimball woman faces three felony counts including attempted murder

A call to Kimball Dispatch for gunshots heard at a local motel in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 3. According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 11:33 p.m. Officer Michael Winget responded to Motel Kimball after Shirrin Sharifpour age 37 of...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    October 11, 2018 

Payton Wise State medal winner

Kimball High freshman Payton Wise is a state medal winner! In her first year of High School Golf she is brining home state hardware and she battled all of the elements to achieve this awesome...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Jury duty - right and responsibility

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information. Let’s talk fundamental rights. One right guaranteed to Americans is the right to a trial by...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

New activities and old favorites renewed at 2018 Farmer's Day

Farmer's Day 2018 had many new activities to enjoy along with several familiar festivities, but one thing was missed by many – the car show. According to committee member Assunta Nelson, the longtim...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

2018 Farmer's Day Dignitaries

Each year the Farmer's Day committee seeks nominations for stand-out citizens in three categories: Outstanding Farmer/Rancher, Outstanding Homemaker and the Grand Marshal. This year they culled the...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Demo Derby a Farmer's Day highlight for many

The Farmer's Day Demolition Derby was another exciting show for spectators on Saturday evening, with one car getting turned on its side and another ablaze, it was maybe a little too exciting for...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Fun Run kicks off Farmer's Day Fun

Results are in for the 2018 Farmer's Day Fun Run. Those running the five mile were few, and led by Bryant Knigge with a time of 33:16. Many readers will remember Bryant from his days at Kimball Public...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Bob Quick's Journey led him straight into Kimball, and straight into a fun student initiation

Bob Quick isn't afraid to live, in 14 years he was been dead twice, once for 3.5 minutes and once for 22 minutes. Bob has had 27 heart procedures, 19 stents and now has an ICD in his chest that...

 

Introducing your 2018 Farmer's Day dignitaries

Each year the Farmer's Day committee seeks nominations for stand-out citizens in three categories: Outstanding Farmer/Rancher, Outstanding Homemaker and the Grand Marshal. This year they culled the...

 

Stolen vehicle found in Kimball Co. following pursuit

On Friday, Sept. 21, at approximately 2:36 p.m. a call came into the Kimball County Sheriffs Office from Wyoming Highway Patrol about a stolen vehicle and subsequent high speed pursuit that was heading east into Kimball County on Interstate 80,...

 

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