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 News    April 19, 2018 

Western Nebraska Observer Candidate Forum

The Observer sent a list of questions to candidates whose names will be on the Primary Election ballot in May. We are printing their answers as we received them. County Clerk Cathy Sibal 1. Tell me about yourself. I am Cathy Sibal and I moved to...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 19, 2018 

Friends and Neighbors: Echo Kizzair

Born in Greeley, Colo., Echo Kizzair moved to Kimball at the age of four. She attended Kimball Public Schools until her eighth grade year, at which point she began working full-time and later became...

 News    April 19, 2018 

Mary Lynch students await the "birth" of 30 Bobwhite Quail

Thirty quail eggs, all in a row, inside Amy McManigal's incubator. McManigal and her sixth grade science class have been hatching eggs throughout the school year, including chicken eggs, guinea eggs...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 12, 2018

Kimball students ask public to join them for the political forum

The Kimball High School Civics class is busy once again before the end of the current school year. They will be hosting a Political Forum later this month for all public office candidates who will be on the primary ballot in May. Community members...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 12, 2018

Board of Ed purchases new math program and communications system

The Kimball School board met in regular session on Monday, April 9, to approve a new math series for the district and review and prioritize capital projects needed for the safety and security of the schools. Following months of assessment by a group...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 12, 2018

MVC joins Kimball Veterans Resource Fair

The Casper Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be in Kimball for the upcoming Veteran’s Resource Fair. They can provide any veteran, current service member, service provider or veteran family member with information on a variety of services, programs and...


Banner County hosts Quiz Bowl

Banner County Junior High hosted a Quiz Bowl tournament on Thursday, March 29, with six schools competing, according to Banner County coach Elizabeth Bohac. Bridgeport took first place honors with...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 5, 2018

Kimball Event Center is strong community asset

Kimball City Council heard they were doing a good job keeping costs down at the March 20 City Council meeting. Michael Hoback of Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway and Luth, CPA, presented the audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Hoback reviewed the...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 5, 2018

Cub Scout Pack 31 and Boy Scout Troop 100 are recruiting new adventurers.

Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to learn more about Cub Scouts at the local recruitment night, Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Kimball’s City Park. In case of rain, the recruitment night will take place across the street...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 5, 2018

Local business builds friendships

Community members at the Kimball Senior Friendship Center invited Scott Mallory, of Carr Spirits, to present the local business' story and product. Mallory joined the group on Wednesday, March 28, to...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 5, 2018

Hopes to bring a new look to both Gotte and City Park this summer

The summer of 2018 might be a busy one for local park crews and volunteers, if plans and projects for the local parks move forward as quickly as Mayor Keith Prunty hopes. A public follow-up meeting...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 29, 2018

KPL maintains services, remains at current location

Citizens may have heard a rumor going around town that the Kimball Public Library could be moved into the Kimball Event Center, but such is not the case. According to Rosa-Ellen Williams, President of the Kimball Public Library Board of Trustees, dur...

 By Desyree Nelson    News    March 29, 2018

Kimball music students performed well at SPVA

Kimball vocal and instrumental students received 23 superior ratings and three excellent ratings at the Mar. 20 SPVA Conference competition in Sutherland. Local students performed 24 solos and duets...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 29, 2018

Citizens and local organization focus on park and rec improvements

The Lions Club of Kimball is taking major steps to make improvements to the ball fields this summer, with president, Sonny, and secretary, Kathy Porter leading the way. The Parks and Recreation Board...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 29, 2018

Kimball Transit readies for Transit Week

Last Tuesday, March 20, the Board of Commissioners met with Dan Osborne, from Top Coat, Inc. to discuss and consider a proposal to chip seal a few different roads in Kimball County. The sections of roads include; four miles south and two and a half...

 By Staff Reports    News    March 29, 2018

City begins 2018 abatement season

Spring brings showers, flowers and abatement. The City of Kimball is beginning the property abatement process for 2018. Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty asks citizens to do their part to make Kimball inviting - clean up properties. City crews started...


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