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 By Tom Southard    Opinion    December 6, 2018 

Jock Talk

Kimball High got the winter sports season underway this past week with their wrestling team going to Bayard for dual action on Thursday and to Akron, Colorado on Saturday for a tournament. Here at home, the basketball teams played host to a four...

 

Sheriff's Corner

One word…. Civility. Politics have gotten so out of hand this year and so much hatred abound on both sides. Politics have never been so bad. I watched a show on the Smithsonian Channel the other night where it showed the debate between John F...

 

LTTE: Thanks for the years

Thank you, the people of Kimball County, for giving me the honor of serving you the past four years as a Kimball County Commissioner. I worked to do the best job possible, considering the vastness of the reaches of the county programs. While working...

 

LTTE: Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Board would like to thank all who make our flights for Veterans possible. We could not do any of this without all of you. We extend our appreciation to the Patriot Guard Riders of NE and CO, American Legion Riders of NE and CO, Tim...

 

Randomly Tonia

Though we should express gratitude as often as we feel grateful, this is the time of year that we focus on thanksgiving – not the holiday, but the action. Each year, as my family and friends gather, I experience awe at those around me and how...

 

Jock Talk

The Kimball junior high winter sports is still underway and entertaining you fans, but the Kimball High School sports is ready to bust loose this next week with the basketball teams headed to Gering and I am not sure what format they will use. I...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference released their football and volleyball All Conference selections for this season this past week. Kimball garnered several honors including senior Zane Anthony being named the 8-man Offensive Player of the Year! Zane was...

 

Jock Talk

Junior High winter sports are underway to keep you Kimball sports fans occupied until the High School seasons get underway. The junior high girl’s basketball team will entertain Gering this afternoon (Thursday) with game time at 3 p.m., and the...

 

Jock Talk

All of the local High School sports for the Fall season are over with exception of volleyball and the Kimball High Lady Longhorns will move into sub-district tournament play on Monday at Scottsbluff, but at the time of this writing, the pairings had...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Farmer’s Day Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered, participated and enjoyed all the events last weekend. We hope everyone liked having more events downtown and the gorgeous weather this year! Without the City’s...

 

Letter to the Editor

I would like to say Thank You to everyone who voted for me in the primary election for City Council. I feel when you are elected to serve in office you need to be able to commit 100%. Due to unforeseen health reasons, I have withdrawn my name from...

 

Jock Talk

Some good happenings for Kimball High athletes and their fans. The football team got that big win they have been needing so badly. The cross country team had some really great efforts from their kids. The girl’s golf team had their best team...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Our public school system is the heart and soul of our community. Not only are we providing the tools for all students to have productive and successful lives, but everyone benefits from an educated citizenry. Educational attainment is...

 

Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in response to last week’s very disappointing “Sherriff’s corner” in which you allowed a full 1/3 of a page for a political rant. Since you chose not to include a disclaimer, one can only assume that the Observer endorses the...

 

Letter to the Editor

As President of the Nebraska Library Association, I was pleased to see the Kimball Public Library described as “a social center of the community” on Thursday, Aug. 16. I think it is great that the community recognizes the treasure that it has in...

 

Letter to the Editor

Just prior to our recent move to Gering, my husband was trying to move a truck on a car dolly and as he was attempting to take the trailer to air up the tire, the entire tire fell off. A local gentleman, Clay McDowall, assisted my husband and the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Jock Talk

Come rain or shine, the Teammates Golf Tournament was determined to go on, and it did, complete with rain and shine. With a 1 p.m. start time, following lunch and registration, the rules were told to the golfers and Greg Robinson said we are getting...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Jock Talk

It is Teammates Golf time this Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and you can still get your 4-person scramble team entered if you call the Four Winds Pro Shop. Your $60 entry fee per player will get you lunch at the Trap Shoot building at...

 

Letter to the Editor

This writing is in response to the John and Suny Moore ‘Letter to the Editor’ dated June 7, 2018. I feel that there should be clarification regarding the directing of the program this year, as opposed to all the prior years. First of all, it was...

 

Letter to the Editor - Walking Trail

Anyone with a computer or a smart phone can google “dog parks” and explore the pros and cons. You can ask the opinions of veterinarians such as myself, dog psychologists, and other animal care experts as to the advantages and disadvantages of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Jock Talk

I enjoyed an All Star Basketball Saturday evening giving me one more opportunity to watch some of our immediate area All Star girls in action, including Kimball’s Hannah Biesecker, who had an All Star performance hitting 4 treys and scoring in...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Jock Talk

The 2018 Nebraska State Track Meet is now history and we had some outstanding performances from our immediate area of athletes who made the trip. You can catch those results in another story in today’s observer Sports. Unfortunately, as you read th...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Jock Talk

It’s District competition time. The Kimball High Track Team will be at District in Sutherland today (Thursday), with a start time of 10 a.m. Mountain Time. Two of the Longhorn tracksters will be looking for return trips to the State meet in Omaha...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Jock Talk

The weather is still playing havoc with our area sports schedules and our Kimball High Track athletes had their meet at Morrill cancelled this past Saturday because of the winter-type storm that rolled into the area. Now, a select few that made the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Jock Talk

A slow week of activities for the local sports teams due to weather postponements or cancellations. This week should get busy. The High School track team did not go to Grant this past Saturday due to the stormy weather, but are scheduled to compete a...

 

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