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Shopko To Close All Remaining Stores

Reasons for the demise of Kimball’s Shopko Hometown store extend far beyond the local store’s business performance alone. “It’s a company issue,” Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean told the Observer on Tuesday. It most certainly is....

Still no decision on Road 59 South of dix

Concerned residents of Kimball County shared their thoughts regarding Road 59 south of Dix on Tuesday, March 19, at the regular Board of Commissioner meeting. Still no decision has come to surface about the seven mile stretch south of Dix....

Makenna Thurin Brings Home Nebraska USA Wrestling Title

Yet another big weekend of youth wrestling wrapped up Sunday afternoon, March 17. The Nebraska USA State Tournament was held in Grand Island with nearly 200 teams in the state competing for titles....

Oliver Reservoir Annual Meeting March 27

The annual update public meeting for the Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area will be held next Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Public Library, 208 S. Walnut Street, Kimball. The meeting will include a Game and Parks update, water...

Pheasants Forever Mile High Chapter Supports Youth

Quickly approaching is the Mile High chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet this Saturday, March 23. Over the past few weeks of devastating and destructive weather throughout the midwest, the Nebraska...

Jock Talk

The first event on Kimball’s Spring Sport season has come and gone with the Longhorns cancelling out of the Chadron State College Indoor Track and Field Meet this past Saturday because of the weather and road conditions. The event went on as...

Kimball Boys Will Miss 5 Seniors

The 2018-19 Kimball High Boys Basketball team had a hard time securing wins this past season, ending up with seven wins and 14 losses. It wasn't because of lack of effort as the Longhorns played hard...

Geneva Newberg

Geneva Newberg, 93 of Fort Morgan, died Wednesday, March 6, at the Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan. Geneva Ellen Schafer, the daughter of Lyle A. Schafer And Hazel F. (Keenan) Schafer was born December 11, 1925 in Wray, CO. She grew up in Wray and...

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