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Christmas Season Arrives In Kimball

Santa traded in his sleigh for a new set of wheels during Kimball's Parade of Lights, "Hometown Christmas on Chestnut Street," last Saturday – the opening day of "Christmas in Kimball" festivities.... Full story

One Hundred Years Of Faith

On Sunday, Dec. 5, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball will celebrate 100 years as a parish. Most Rev. Joseph Hanefelt, Bishop of Grand Island Diocese, will be in Kimball to help celebrate this...

Q&A With Annette Brower

This is the second of two installments of the Observer's question and answer interview with new Kimball administrator Annette Brower. Which department needs the most attention right now and which...

KCTS Wins National Transit Award

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration presented Kimball County Transit Service with the 2021 Connecting Rural Communities Award during the recent national transit conference. KCTS administrator Christy Warner told...

New Season Opens For Basketball, Wrestling Teams

Here's the upcoming schedule as winter high school sports get underway this week for Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County student athletes. Kimball Dec. 2 – Basketball at Bayard, 4 p.m. Dec. 2 ... Full story

Several Coyotes Make All-District Football

After an historic season culminating with a runner-up trophy at the D6 State Championships, the Potter-Dix Coyotes football team had a big number of players qualify for the 2021All-District Football...

Kimball Wrestlers Open Season At Home Dec. 2

We will have seven wrestlers this year for first year coach Cory McManigal. Coach McManigal will be assisted this year by Bob Culek and Justin Mohr. We open our season on December 2 with a home dual vs. Bayard at 6 p.m. We hope see a full room gym....

Beatrice E. (Wilkinson) Heidemann

Beatrice E. (Wilkinson) Heidemann, 98, of Kimball, died November 27, 2021, peacefully at home. Services will be held Thursday, December 2, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 601 S. Locust... Full story

Chance Benton Barrett

Chance Benton Barrett, 22 of Gering, passed away on Nov. 20, 2021 after losing his battle with bipolar disorder. His memorial service will be Dec. 4, 2021 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church... Full story

Ruth Karin Linn

Ruth Karin Linn, 93 of Rapid City, SD formerly of Banner County, NE, passed away on Thursday November 25, 2021 at Avantara North. She passed away in her sleep after a long battle with dementia.... Full story

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