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 By John Verser    News    May 21, 2015

Kimball graduates 29 in class of 2015

Rowdy Keller spent more time preparing Saturday's co-valedictorian speech than any in high school, he said. The roughly two-minute speech at the Kimball High School graduation ceremony bookended a...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 21, 2015

21 receive diplomas from Potter-Dix

A brief presentation of photographs of the soon-to-be graduates showed on-screen their transition from babies to young children and teenagers, and started Saturday's graduation ceremony at Potter-Dix...

 
 By John Verser    News    May 21, 2015

13 graduate from Banner County High School as class of 2015

"This place will always be home," said Dalton Jordan, valedictorian for the Banner County High School class of 2015. Jordan was one of three speakers at Saturday's commencement that said farewell to...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

New superintendent excited about coming to Potter-Dix

Veteran teacher, principal and superintendent Mike Williams is excited to become superintendent at Potter-Dix Public Schools. He replaces longtime superintendent Kevin Thomas, who will retire at the e...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Local shooters to compete at nationals

For three young ladies, a summer of fun begins with a national championship competition. These young shooters will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2015 NRA Open Air Gun Championships, scheduled...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Comprehensive plan discussed at open house

More than two dozen attended an open house/community listening session, including residents, city officials, personnel and council members on Monday at the Kimball Event Center. City Administrator...

 

Tours set locally for Nebraska Wildflower Week

Kimball County Tourism, in conjunction with PrairieAdventure Tours, is offering prairie wildflower tours in celebration of Nebraska Wildflower Week, May 30 through June 7. Tours will be led by local rancher and biologist Shaun Evertson.  Tours will...

 

Norma L. Soule

Norma L. Soule, 84, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, May 18, 2015. Friends may call at Cantrell Funeral Home from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Funeral services will be held at 10...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Rodriguez takes part in 'Honor Flight'

Lupe Rodriguez, 82, a local Korean War veteran, recently returned from a memorable trip to Washington D.C. Veterans from northern Colorado and Nebraska, including Rodriguez, were given the...

 

Memorial Day ceremony set for Pleasant Hill Cemetery

The public is invited to the Memorial Day Services beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is located 14 miles south of Stegall, at the intersection of Stegall Road and County Road 40 in Banner County. For...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 21, 2015

Memorial Day ceremony set for Kimball

The local Memorial Day ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at the Kimball Cemetery. Rev. Carla Gunn will officiate the ceremony with Joyce Witt acting as master of ceremonies. Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty will speak and will give the clo...

 

A military veteran

My take of the definition of a Military Veteran is from experiences I have been through. A Military Veteran is a person, whether male or female, who voluntarily enlists, or is caught up, in the Draft. Not the NFL draft, the Man’s Draft, the one...

 

Kimball High School graduation

Kimball High School held its graduation ceremony last Saturday with 29 in the class of 2015. See this week's Observer for additional photos....

 

Banner County High School graduation

Banner County High School held its 2015 graduation last Saturday with 13 members in the class of 2015. See this week's Observer for additional photos....

 

Potter-Dix High School graduation

Potter-Dix High School held its 2015 graduation last Saturday with 21 members in the class of 2015. See this week's Observer for additional photos....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 21, 2015

Greenwood wins district golf, earns state berth

Jordan Greenwood whipped the tough McCook Golf Course, and a tough field of District Golf competitors on Monday to emerge as the District Champion with his medalist round of 38-36=74! The young Kimbal...

 

Potter-Dix boys, girls earn district track championships

The Coyotes have plenty to howl about heading into this week's state meet in Omaha. The Potter-Dix boys and girls each won their respective district track meets last week and will compete in 22...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 21, 2015

Kimball qualifies 6 for state track meet

A good showing for the Kimball High Track and Field Team as they qualified 6 individuals in 8 events at the C-II District meet held in Bayard this past week. Team wise, the Kimball boys finished 4th i...

 

Tyson Dahlgrin, MaKenna Dahlgrin earn state berths for Banner County

Banner County will have a pair of representatives at this week's state track meet. Senior Tyson Dahlgrin won the 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles to earn his way to Omaha, while MaKenna...

 

Cupcake party for raising Relay For Life funds

Mary Lynch Elementary School students raised $243.38 for the local Relay For Life through a challenge where the top fundraising class won a cupcake party. The first grade won the challenge by raising...

 

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