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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...

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

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...

 
 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...

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

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...

 
 By Joseph S. Hernandez    News    May 21, 2015 

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...

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

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....

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

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....

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

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....

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

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...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball cemetery goes high-tech with new kiosk

The Kimball cemetery went high-tech this April when the original Kimball cemetery directory was replaced with a digital kiosk. The kiosk shows the area where graves are located by section, lot and...

 
 News    May 14, 2015

Learning 'Stop, drop and roll'

Banner County elementary students learned a variety of safety measures during the annual Farm Safety Day, organized by the Kimball-Banner County Extension Agency. Above, students learned the "Stop,...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

School board approves HVAC bid for Mary Lynch

The Kimball Board of Education approved a bid for the new HVAC system at Mary Lynch Elementary School during its regularly scheduled meeting held Monday. After considering five bids from area providers, the board approved a $94,000 bid from Best...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Friends and Neighbors: Perry's love for the elderly is a good fit as Vista Villa director

Longtime Kimball resident Judy Perry is the new executive director of both Vista Villa and Park Terrace living facilities. Perry was hired for the position in September 2014. Perry, who grew up in...

 
 News    May 14, 2015

Farm Bureau scholarship winners announced

The Kimball/Banner Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its agricultural scholarship to five members of the class of 2015. Three students have been selected from Kimball High School and two from B...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball council purchases materials for summer road repairs

The Kimball City Council approved the purchase of materials needed for road repairs this summer at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 5. The council heard from Adam Vath, of the firm of M.C. Schaff & Associates of Scottsbluff, regarding a bid...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Kimball Dance Club for children is off to a hopping start

What are a group of mothers in Kimball to do when they struggle to find a fun and inexpensive activity for their children? They dance. Local moms Katie Culek, Tiffani Dea, Jill Ferguson, Erika Loy and Carrie Tabor comprise a board and with that...

 
 By Tonia Copeland    News    May 14, 2015

Summer school sessions set locally

Area schools have planned summer school for the coming year. While Banner County Schools do not have summer programs or summer school planned, both Kimball and Potter-Dix have planned summer school. Potter-Dix classes will be held for two weeks in...

 
 News    May 14, 2015

Entrepreneurship Camp set for this summer

Explore your business personality, talents and hobbies. Learn how to turn these interests into a business idea. Campers will be challenged to think about business needs in their communities and how to market local businesses.  Meet local...

 
 News    May 14, 2015

Congressman Smith's 'mobile office' to be in Kimball, Banner counties May 19

Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith will be able to meet with a representative of Congressman Smith’s office at a series of “mobile offices” on Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19.  A “mobile office” allows...

 

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