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Farmer's Day Fun Run winners announced

The Annual Farmer's Day Fun Run results are in and the top three runners in each age bracket are as follows: The top four finishes in the five mile run were Nathaniel Mars in the 19 and under...

 

Mystery solved!

After last week’s story regarding the anonymous person(s) placing festive scarecrows in the downtown planters, the Observer received a call from the responsible party. Jo Caskey, Director of the...

 

Dudney named Grand Marshal

It’s that time again – Farmer’s Day 2017 is this weekend and the committee has a full weekend of family-fun events scheduled throughout the community. Though the weather threatens a bit of...

 

Council bids farewell to Russell, passes budget

Kimball City Council reluctantly approved Rosie Russell’s resignation and appointed Katherine Terrill the acting City Clerk at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Council also set...

 

Local school district budget accepted

The Kimball Board of Education set their 2017-18 budget and final tax request at the Sept. 11 regular board meeting. Though the total amount of taxes requested has changed, those fluctuations are due...

 

Dickinson honored at annual meeting

Rick Dickinson was recently named the Nebraska Rural Water District Operator of the Year, according to County Commissioner Tim Nolting, an honor handed out just once a year to only one individual...

 

Construction to begin on I-80 in Kimball Co.

According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, work is scheduled to begin on Interstate 80 in Kimball County on Sept. 18, weather permitting. In a news release sent by the department,...

 

Yard of the Week: 507 Locust

Kim and Chuck Christensen were awarded the Pride of Kimball Yard of the Week this week. The Christensen's lawn is thick, even and beautifully maintained, thanks in large part, according to Kim, to...

 

Big lessons taught from a small incubator

Mrs. Amy McManigal's 6th grade students begin each year learning about life cycles, birth rates, death rates, populations and ecosystems. These large lessons capture the students' attention because...

 

Community-wide garage sales attract hundreds

The inaugural community-wide garage sales were a huge success according to organizers at the Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of visitors from neighboring communities and states...

 

Kimball volleyball gets first win in busy week of play

Two triangulars and a tournament last week provided a lot of action and tough competition for the Kimball volleyball program. The Lady Horns split the first triangular with one loss and one win at Bri...

 

Lady Cats struggle to find elusive win

The Banner County Lady Wildcats faced both Hay Springs and Hemingford on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for matching 2-0 losses. These losses could have been easily avoided, according to coach Angie Hilbert, who...

 

Citizens meet to discuss community improvement

The City of Kimball has set sights on becoming a Leadership Certified Community (LCC) and, to that end, two community meetings were hosted this past August in partnership with the State of Nebraska...

 

Time to shine for Post #2243

Kimball’s Veterans of Foreign War post #2243 was recently named an All American Post and so honored at the National Convention, on July 22-27 in New Orleans, for their outstanding activity and...

 

Yard of the Week: 612 Webster

When they bought the house, Don and Sherry Olson had two large old pine trees. Sherry said that when the wind blew one of them out into the street, they had the other removed. They replaced those...

 

Lady Cats split opening week

The Banner County Lady Wildcats opened their season at home on Friday, Aug.25, against the Cody-Kilgore Cowgirls. Sets began with the junior varsity teams facing off for a quick three sets that ended...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 31, 2017

Introducing KPS' new teachers

As the Kimball Public School District begins the search to replace school nurse, Emily Stull, several new teachers have already begun their duties. Ben Aarestad takes over the Kimball High School...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 31, 2017

Yard of the Week: 902 S. Nadine

In addition to a healthy and perfectly manicured lawn, Brett and Tracie Janicek care for brick-edged garden beds full of native grasses and perennials as well as strawberries, mint and sage in honor...

 

Moore leads Kimball to top three finish

The ladies golf program at Kimball High School opened their season on Aug. 22 at Sidney and senior Lila Moore led the team with a total of 133 for the course. Teammate Maddie Cook, a freshman newcomer...

 

New course proves tough for local runners

Running a new course caused a bit of trouble for the Kimball High School cross country team as they opened their season at the Riverview Golf Course in Scottsbluff on Thursday, Aug. 24. Though senior... Full story

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 24, 2017

Banner County to accept bids for 14-passenger bus, begin budget process

The Banner County School Board will accept bids for a new or slightly used 14 passenger bus, this was one decision made when the board met on Monday, August 14, 2017. The matter was discussed at...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    August 24, 2017

Yard of the Week: #6 Crestwood Drive

This week's Yard of the Week is the home of Greg and Penny Stull, whose gardens sit away from the street in the quiet neighborhood. A curved path leads visitors to the front porch which is lined with...

 

Horns new coach boasts versatile team

The Kimball Longhorn football team returns from a disappointing 1-8 season with high hopes and a new coach, Ben Aarestad, who brings with him a 17-23 career record. Assisting Aarestad on the field are...

 

Kimball Volleyball preps for a winning season

Though the Lady Horns made it to sub-district finals in the previous season, returning head coach Jeri Ferguson is pushing the team to play more consistently this season and take the team to the top....

 

Kimball Cross Country stays the course with mostly male runners

Veteran coach Tiffany Johnson returns for her 11th year with the Kimball Cross Country team and assistant coach Laurie Janicek is, again, at her side. The boys team proved successful throughout the... Full story

 

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