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 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 12, 2017 

Kimball Friendship Center receives $1,500 grant

Kimball Friendship Senior Center recently received a $1,500 grant from the Immanuel Vision Foundation, part of more than $230,000 in grants given. The Immanuel Vision Foundation in Omaha gave $1,500...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 12, 2017 

NMPP urges City to update net metering policy for consumer-owned alternate energy sources

As alternate sources of energy become more commonplace, the City of Kimball is considering an update to the net metering policy. Net metering allows a consumer to “bank” energy produced by personal solar panels or wind turbines that goes unused...

 

Winners of the 2017 Farmers Day Baby Photo Contest

Newborn to 11 months: 1st: Jessalyn Snyder, daughter of Dillon and Hannah Snyder 2nd: Oliver Fish, son of Josephine Fish 3rd: Liam Young, son of Chantel Clark and Yancy Young 12-20 months: 1st: Kaci...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    October 12, 2017 

Veteran's History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 12, 2017 

Disturbance call leads to felony arrest

Officer Mike Winget of the Kimball Police Department responded to a disturbance of unknown nature near Fifth and Jefferson streets on Sunday Oct. 1, just before 11 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, Winget was approached by Caleb P. Boman, 27, of...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 5, 2017

Voter rolls questioned

Kimball County’s voter rolls were recently called into question, along with three other Nebraska counties, by a letter to Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal from the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit, public interest law...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

Shoot cars needed

Old "shoot" cars that were most likely donated to the Kimball Police Department years ago, have now been smashed. Thursday, Sept. 28, Chief Andy Bremer, pictured below, and Mayor Keith Prunty watched...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 5, 2017

Friends and Neighbors: Bob Nagel

After 33 years as an active fireman on the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department, Bob Nagel, has moved on. He and his wife Corrie moved to Lincoln last week to be closer to their children and...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

Halloween Gymkhana this weekend

Whartman Arena in Potter, is gearing up for its 2017 Halloween Gymkhana this Sunday, Oct. 8. Registration starts at 1 p.m., events start at 2, events on tap for Sunday include, Egg Balance, Cauldron Stick Race, Poles, Barrels, and Pumpkin Race....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

New Wind Farm north of town is set to begin soon

Sandhills Energy was the original developer, Aspenall Energies purchased the project from Sandhill this past August, according to John Brown, Chief Development Officer of Aspenall Energies. Brown addressed the Kimball County Commissioners last...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 5, 2017

Kimball runners continue improving as season nears end

The fall sports season is starting to wine down with only a few weeks left. Kimball Cross Country was in action in Gothenburg last Thursday Sept. 28. "All seven of these young men ran their season...

 

Underpass Update

The fourth supplemental agreement between the City of Kimball and M.C. Schaff and Associates for preliminary engineering on the underpass project was approved at last month’s City Council meeting. According to City Administrator Dan Dean, the...

 

VSO changes made

Kimball County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Sheana Hendrickson from the Kimball County Veteran’s Service Office at their regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 19. With that resignation, VSO Bob Jenner will man the office Monday through...

 

UP Celebrates 150 Years in Nebraska Communities with Commemorative Golden Spike

Union Pacific will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the railroad reaching Ogallala, Chappell and Kimball, Nebraska, at a series of community celebrations Sept. 21-23. The events include...

 

Out of the Darkness - suicide prevention

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and for every suicide there are 25 attempts, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Panhandle Health Group, in connection with the American Foundation for...

 

Veteran's History Project

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from...

 

The results are in! Farmer's Day parade and car show winners

Winners for the annual Farmer’s Day Car Show are: Best overall - Dick Fiegenschuh with a 1933 Ford Model B pickup. Favorite Mopar - Brett Belgum for his 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. Favorite Ford - Loring Chamberlain with a 1968 Ford Mustang. Favorite...

 

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 Kimball Banner County Chamber of Commerce called to...

 

Smith visits Banner County

Coffee break at Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store, last Wednesday Sept. 20, Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith met with many from the surrounding communities in Harrisburg. Tim Nolting, Deb Diemoz, and Sherry Winstrom from Kimball attended, even...

 

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