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2 New Confirmed Cases In Kimball County

Kimball County is currently faring better than other area counties with COVID-19 cases, and this is good for the health of residents and the economy. One positive case was identified in Kimball...

What Did Daughter Corn Ask Mom Corn?

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope you all are doing well and getting ready for some sort of 4th of July celebration. I am not sure what the plans are here, but I am pretty sure someone will let me know! As I mentioned last...

Pandemic Or Not, Red Knights Bike Up To Deadwood

The Kimball area Red Knights were supposed to head to Deadwood, S.D., for the Red Knights International Western Rally, but due to the COVID-19 situation it was canceled. According to Mark Whetham,...

Drive-By Parade Brings Together Loved Ones A Bit During Pandemic

Kimball County Manor had a "Drive by Parade" for their residents on Friday, June 26. The manor encouraged people to decorate their cars and have signs for the residents. The parade was led by the...

Nebraska Press Association Honors Tom Southard

The Nebraska Press Association has honored Tom Southard, who started writing sports for the Western Nebraska Observer in 1964, with a career achievement award. The NPA welcomed Southard on June 25...

Lifetime Achiever

Here is the nomination column I wrote for Tom Southard to be considered for induction into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame's Class of 2020, which will be named later this year. During the...

Team Mates Tourney Aces It; Daum On ESPN

The annual Kimball Chapter of the Team Mates fundraising Golf Tournament was held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and, according to Stephanie Kitchens, the program coordinator, it was a huge success. “This was one of our best...

Low Gross, Low Net For Judy Daum At Four Winds

Judy Daum hauled in low gross with a 44 and low net with a 30, in Week 3 of the Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play at Four Winds. Jean Barrett continued with her excellent putting, only using the putter 14 times. Flag prizes were...

Alice A. Evertson

Alice A. Evertson, 77, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Evangelical Free Church in...

Carmen V. Perkins

Carmen V. Perkins, 84, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Honoring Carmen's wishes, cremation has been held and there will be no services....

Mary L. Conger

Mary L. Conger, age 85, of Sidney, NE passed away in Kimball, April 25, 2020. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with...

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