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 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015 

Thefts trending down; sheriff warns citizens to remain 'vigilant'

Since the beginning of April, the Kimball County Sheriff's Office dispatch has received more than 20 reports of prowlers, suspicious vehicles or suspicious people. Calls concerning incidents inside city limits were referred to the Kimball Police...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Banner County prom royalty

Christina Grubbs was crowned queen and Roby Fonseca was crowned king at the Banner County High School prom held Saturday at the Gering Civic Center. Juewl Simonton and Dalton Jordan were named...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015 

Council declines planning commission recommendation, zones heavy industrial

Despite the unanimous recommendation of the city’s planning commission on March 16, the Kimball City Council voted to zone a tract of land at 4351 E. Highway 30 for heavy industry at its meeting last week. The council zoned the property heavy...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015 

Friends and Neighbors: Kimball High School students work to improve, beautify areas

"If everyone is doing a little we can all do a lot," said Kimball High School teacher Pat Sulu. Sulu has been encouraging students in her Spanish class to become involved in the community and make...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015 

Council gets update on police K9 program

The Kimball City Council was presented with an updated policy regarding the Kimball Police Department canine program at its regularly scheduled meeting held April 7. Police Captain Andy Bremer presented the updated policy to the council in Chief...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 16, 2015 

Kimball to hire third kindergarten teacher

The Kimball Board of Education voted unanimously to hire a third kindergarten teacher for the upcoming school year during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. After hearing from five educators on staff currently, the board agreed that the...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Wedding: Shayla Nagel and Brandon Havlat

Shayla Nagel, daughter of Bob and Corrie Nagel of Kimball, and Brandon Havlat, son of Jeff and Kathy Havlat of Pleasant Dale, were married on Oct. 11, 2014. Their wedding ceremony was held in...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Blood drive set for Monday

The Kimball community blood drive will be held from 2-5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at the Kimball Event Center. The regional blood bank reports that it needs 500 people a week to donate blood to serve the 47 area hospitals in this region. Did you...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Congressman visits American Bullet

Kim Baliman, right, manager of American Bullet in Kimball, explains the process of making 9 mm bullets to Congressman Adrian Smith on Thursday, April 9, in Kimball. Smith and his aide toured the...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Kimball, Banner FFA teams show strong at state

Both the Kimball and Banner County FFA had strong showings at the state competition held last week in Lincoln. The Kimball livestock evaluation team won a purple ribbon by finishing fourth overall...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Transit week a 'success'

The first-ever week celebrating Nebraska Transit Week in Kimball County was a success, said shuttle coordinator Erika Loy. The shuttle hosted various activities throughout the week to promote the tran...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Coloring contest winners

Winners in the Observer's Easter coloring contest have been announced. Two winners were picked in each category. In the age 2-5 bracket, MacKenzie Miller, 3, and Jameson Withrow, 4, were chosen as...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Walker inducted into honor society at NCC

A special ceremony was held recently on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College to welcome the newest members into its international honor society. Students were installed into Northeast's...

 
 News    April 16, 2015 

Scenes from the Banner County High School prom

Banner County High School held its prom last Saturday at the Gering Civic Center. Christina Grubbs was crowned prom queen, while Roby Fonseca was crowned prom king. Attendants were Juewl Simonton and...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 9, 2015

Burglaries, thefts hit Kimball city, county

A number of burglaries and thefts are reported to have hit Kimball in the last few days. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway said many vehicles have been broken into over the past week. “Many vehicles have been broken into in the past week in...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 9, 2015

Celebrating 50 years: Hartung's, now LorRon, has been a downtown Kimball mainstay

Local shop keeper Lorna Evelyn of LorRon Department Store in downtown Kimball has seen her fair share of changes in the last 50 years. Many local businesses have changed owners more than once, some...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    April 9, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Levesque helps Mary Lynch Elementary with receipts for cash program

Local woman Jan Levesque is limited in the ways she can volunteer, but she has found a way to make a big difference in small ways - closing in on $1 million dollars in receipts pennies at a time....

 
 By John Verser    News    April 9, 2015

Roscoe brings attention to wounded warriors through bike ride

Randy Roscoe is on a mission. The El Paso, Texas, resident is riding his bicycle across the country to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project. He has ridden more than 12,000 miles in the last...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Commissioners look at improving courthouse

The Kimball County Commissioners discussed making improvements to the county courthouse at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners heard a preliminary report from architect Jerry Berggren of Berggren Architects in Lincoln about space...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Cleanup set for Saturday

The 2015 community cleanup, sponsored by Keep Kimball Beautiful, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce. Tasks will be assigned for areas of litter collection at that time and there will be a...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Bogert, Hicks to attend boys state

Sam Bogert of Dix, sponsored by Dix American Legion Post 292, will join nearly 400 high school juniors from across Nebraska by participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys' State, which will...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Gingerich selected to attend girls state

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit to Potter Post #291 has selected Sara Gingerich, a Potter-Dix High School junior, to attend the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Session in Lincoln...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Local students named to NSAA academic all-state

Several Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County students were named to the Nebraska School Activities Association’s Academic All-State awards, the organization recently announced. Six Potter-Dix students, five Kimball students and three Banner...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Plover Festival in Kimball adds contest for bird, landscape art

Artists of all ages are being invited to enter the inaugural Kimball Mountain Plover Festival Art Contest on Saturday, May 9, at Gotte Park in Kimball. The deadline to enter is May 1. The entries must portray one or more of three themes: mountain...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Unemployment rate jumps in Kimball County

Unemployment in Kimball County saw a slight jump in February, while unemployment in Banner County saw a slight decrease. Recently released unemployment numbers from the Nebraska Department of Labor showed that Kimball County’s unemployment rate inc...

 

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