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Observer editorial: Waiting for Superman


The May 8, 1885 issue of the Observer described Kimball, then Antellopeville, with words of such promise.

“Antelopeville, the future home of the ‘Observer’, is finely located in Western Cheyenne County, Nebraska. A live western town is a marvel of growth, and all who know the history of Nebraska towns cannot but take a lively interest in the growth and prosperity of Antelopeville from this point on,” the article read.

However, that sentiment is rarely found among the people of the city now. Anywhere one seems to go in town, it seems as though the phrases “It’s becoming a ghost...

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