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Ground Broken For New Kimball Hospital

With the turn of 10 ceremonial golden shovels, Kimball Health Services officials broke ground May 11 on a new $43.6 million hospital, kicking off a long-awaited 18-month construction project to... Full story


Say hello to Kimball High's Class of 2022, some pictured here on Saturday during graduation festivities. Go get 'em, Longhorn alumni! See story, Page... Full story

Kimball Graduation A Time For Cheers & Tears

The Kimball High School band played “Pomp and Circumstance” as the 25 seniors marched into the gym for their final time as KHS students. The senior class was led by valedictorian Katie Heeg and salutatorian Riley Hinton. Kimball High School’s...

Property Values Way Up Here, In State

Nebraska Property Tax Administrator Ruth Sorenson explained to the Observer that there is a hefty increase in assessed values of residential properties across the state. The state total for Residential & Recreational and AgResident percentage...

County, Transit Look To Future

In an update on the Kimball County Transit Service, director Christy Warner said driver Karen Hottell won first place in the 2022 Roadeo Driving contest. Karen won the van division at Nationals in...

Kimball Junior High Trio Excels At State Track

This year's JH State Track and Field Championships in Gothenburg was only for 7th and 8th grade students by invite only. The top 24 boys and girls all-class in each individual event, plus the top...

Kyler Lusche Takes District, State Next

On Thursday, freshman Kyler Lusche was just getting warmed up for Monday's District golf meet. At the Kimball Invite on Thursday, Lusche shot a 77 for second place on the Four Winds course, but he... Full story

Coyotes Boys 2nd, Girls 6th At District

Potter-Dix's Coyote Track and Field teams competed at the District D-9 Meet, and the boys team tied for second place with Garden County, behind first place Leyton. The girls team finished in sixth...

Larry J. Roark

Larry J. Roark, 86, long-time resident of Kimball, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022. Cremation has been held, and memorial services for Larry will be held at a later date. Family and friends may share... Full story

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