Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First



Last week proved to be an enormous strain on the electrical grid as temperatures dipped and electricity demand increased. The Kimball Municipal Power Plant, which has not operated continuously since...


Council Acts On Business Grants

The regular February Kimball City Council meeting included discussion on Business Facade Grants and Business Infrastructure Grants. Former Flower Haven owner Kay McBride asked for an explanation for...



Jake Reader, center, accepts a check from the Kimball High civics class and community to help with the expenses he and his wife are incurring as he fights Hodgkin's lymphoma. Next to Jake are his...



Receiving the prestigious Fireman of the Year award for the second time in his career with the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department is Marv Nelson. Marv always responds and is...


Anna Coleman Spells 'Plague' To Win Kimball Bee

The Kimball Spelling Bee began last Thursday with a practice round for 23 students and concluded an hour later with only two students left spelling. In the final round, Andrew Hawthorne, a...


McGinnis, Cluff Compete At State

Kimball's Longhorn Wrestling team sent two members to the NSAA State Tournament last week to compete in the annual championships in Class D. Sophomore James McGinnis represented Kimball in the 126...


Coyotes Seeded First In Subdistrict

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team had two big wins going into subdistict tournament play last week, overpowering Leyton on Feb. 15 and then dominating Minatare on Feb. 19. The Coyotes earned the...


William 'Bill' Henry Hotes

William (Bill) Henry Hotes was born October 30, 1929, on the family farm near Bloomfield, Nebraska, the eldest son of Henry Herman Hotes and Doris Alice Scheele. He departed this life to join his...

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