YARD OF THE WEEK is back in action beginning next week. While looking for a well kept yard to advertise Yard of the Week, The Observer stumbled upon this well-kept and maintained front yard of Ken... Full story

Pet Salon

Most afternoons, Gretchen Spitz will be at her new salon on West Highway 30. Her clients are every age, size, color and breed – of dogs, as well as some cats. But her clientele doesn't stop there;... Full story

County Road Department Gets Back At It

The Kimball County Commissioners dealt with a variety of topics Tuesday in their regular bi-monthly meeting. The county Road Department will begin working again on their 1/6 Year project located 14...


A celebration of Tom Southard's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. this Friday, June 18, at the Kimball High School gymnasium, where the Observer sportswriter devotedly covered so many student-athletes... Full story

The Special Election Issue

The Kimball City Council was scheduled to meet this week on Tuesday evening. Several significant items appeared on the agenda, including under Current Business this item: “Approve and Authorize Special Election to fill Council vacancy on such...

Cowboys Visit To Compete In Ranch Rodeo

Cowboys from Mitchell, Bridgeport, Torrington, Hyannis and Akron, Colo., converged on Kimball for the Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, June 12. The evening started with bronc riding: Winners were Ty Fenster...

The Young Guns

The inaugural season of the Kimball Longhorn Trap team is in the books. The team participated in the state trap shoot on Sunday, with each individual member shooting 100 clay pigeons. Results for the... Full story


6/17/21 5:30 Co Pitch Softball – Kimball NE 6:00 Majors-Gering #3 6/18/21 5:30 Co Pitch Baseball Red v. Green – SE 5:30 Co Pitch Softball Pink v Blue – NE 5:30 Tee ball Blue v. Green – SW... Full story

Tommy Mackland (Tom) Southard

Tommy Mackland (Tom) Southard, 84, of Kimball, Nebraska, passed peacefully, with family by his side, on December 6, 2020 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. Tom had a short bout with... Full story

Viola Jelinek

Viola F. Jelinek, 96, died at the Venice Florida Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball... Full story

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