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Oliver Lake Accident Victim Taken To Hospital

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway confirmed to the Observer that a Jet Ski incident resulting in an injury occurred at Oliver Lake on Sunday shortly before 7 p.m. A local individual, whose name has not been released, was taken by Life Flight to...


Lt. Gov. Foley Visits Kimball

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley travelled west for a stop in Kimball on Monday. The stop included a a tour of the town and a visit to Clean Harbors, plus visits to Kimball Health Services and the... Full story


Cemetery Concerns Discussed

Usually, the Kimball Cemetery Board meets on a quarterly basis, but recent complaints from the public on the conditions at the cemetery instigated a special meeting. About a dozen citizens attended...



Cowboys and cowgirls from Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska sorted steers in Kimball for the Halligan Agency LLC Ranch Sorting. Kimball was a prelude to ranch sorting at...

Wheat Harvest A Done Deal For Some

Good morning Banner County! Wheat harvest is well under way, and mostly finished in most parts around here. Some areas are still spotty. Summer is definitely winding down. And my lawn needs mowed! Today! Thursday, July 29th folks in Chadron will...



After two years in Orbradoiro, Spain, Kimball's Mike Daum signed a contract with Bertram Dethona in Lega Basket Series A. Tortona, in the northern part of Italy, will be home for the 25-year-old...

Heeg Warms Up For Longhorns Golf In Summer League

Just a few more weeks left of the Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play before the final events, including Battle of the Sexes, the Horserace and Solheim Cup. For Week 7 of league play, high school golfer Katie Heeg took low gross with a...


Donna June Southard

Donna June Southard passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 17 at the age of 92. She was born June 17, 1929, in Concordia, Kansas. She was the daughter of Charles and Beulah Bailey. Donna... Full story

Ioan E. Childers

Ioan E. Childers, age 92, of Sidney, NE passed away in Bassett, NE on July 18, 2021. You may view Ioan’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in... Full story

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