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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019 

Nolting 'Goes For It,' Resignation Official

As of last Tuesday, April 16, Kimball County Commissioner Timothy Nolting's resignation became official from the Board of Commissioners. "My work in public service through the county has been one of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019 

Early Education Gets Close Look In Panhandle

A new collaborative report - “The Nebraska Panhandle: An Assessment of Birth-Grade 3 Care and Education” - was released at a special luncheon and panel discussion in Gering last Wednesday, April 17. In attendance were representatives of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019 

Underpass Update: Wall Work Continues

Last week, the crews made progress on the retaining walls, pouring the southeast wall and the footing for the northeast wall. Crews will continue to work on the retaining walls along the east side of the project. It is intended to have both walls...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Not Your Everyday Plastic Surgeon

"One slice of a pizza." That's how Dr. Bill Wyatt, the newest doctor at Kimball Health Services, refers to the industry of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is cosmetic in many minds across the...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Suspect Faces Child Abuse Death Charge

More details are emerging regarding a 23-year-old Kimball man who faces class 1B felony charges after an infant died at Denver Children’s Hospital. Alexander J. Romero, the father, was initially arrested April 2 on lesser charges, but additional...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 18, 2019

Underpass Work Proceeds

Work on Kimball’s underpass continues Since construction began April 1, crews completed removal of old facilities along the east side of the roadway and began work to build the reinforced concrete retaining wall that will parallel the roadway...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

Attorney General's Office To Assist

An arrest was made last week, April 2, regarding a child abuse case that occurred Sunday, March 31, in Kimball, according to Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer. A man identified as Alexander Romero has been placed in custody and is currently charged...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

Highway Superintendent, Commissioner Stepping Down

With spring time well on its way in Kimball County, many of us are ready to step out of the office early to enjoy the warm weather. However, for two Kimball County employees ,this warm weather might...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

'Kimball Yard Of The Week' Returns To Observer April 18

“Kimball Yard of the Week” is back for 2019 year and will run in the Observer from April 18 through Oct. 31. Nominations may be submitted by text or PM to Kim Baliman, Dawn Patterson Moeser, Beth Sanders Huddleston or Dakota Kuhns The rules: One... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    April 11, 2019

It's The Little Things

In a world of negativity when it comes to raising our children and how the younger generation is raised in a different life, not having to work for things, no manners, along with other ideas that are upsetting to many in older generations. A small... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    April 11, 2019

Gortney And Thurin Junior Olympic Champions

Two Tri-State Grapplers, Jax Thurin and Jesse Gortney, ventured to Eads, Colorado, for the Eads Junior Olympic Tournament on April 6. In the 51 pound bracket, Gortney placed first. Champ. Round 1 --...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    April 11, 2019

'2019 Take The Buckin' Pool Tournament

Two local establishments with the help of the Kimball community are heading up a summer filled will pool tournaments to benefit local residents. Beer and Loathing and Chute No. 7 present the “2019 Take the Buckin” pool tournament -- a series of...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 4, 2019

Underpass Project Well Underway

Work on the Underpass Renovation Project is well underway with crews going on the job early Monday morning, April 1. The project -- Old Highway 71 between 1st Street and Main Street in Kimball -- is in partnership with the Federal Highway...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 4, 2019

Car Shows, Smiles & Summertime

Springtime and warmer weather seem to bring everyone and everything outdoors, including that old hot rod or muscle car that has been hidden and cozy during these cold winter months. What a perfect time to start thinking of the many up and coming car...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    April 4, 2019

Hard Work Pays Off For Two Kimball Youngsters

Two Kimball wrestlers showed grit and determination this past weekend at the Midwest Classic Nationals in Kearney. Trajan Johnson and Britton Culek both placed fifth in their brackets out of nearly...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    April 4, 2019

Race Season Around Corner

It’s time for a new season and hopes to bring yet another record breaking year in Julesburg, Colorado, at the drag strip. The oldest NHRA Drag strip in the USA, it’s still at the same location and a summer event that has continued to grow over...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 28, 2019

Awaited Underpass Project To Start April 1

Kimball’s long-awaited underpass project is set to begin next Monday, April 1. “We will stay in close contact with everyone in our community regarding lane closures and restrictions,” Mayor Keith Prunty said. “We are coming down the pipeline...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 28, 2019

Over $20,000 Raised At Pheasants Forever Event

With a large turnout yet again this year, the annual banquet for the Mile High Chapter of Pheasants Forever held at the Kimball Event Center raised over $20,000 from just the live auction. Mitch...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    March 28, 2019

March Wrestling Almost Over

Local wrestlers attended two tournaments this past weekend. One Tri-State Grappler headed south to Greeley for the Junior Bulldog Wrestling Tournament. Jesse Gortney placed second in the 8U 42-45 division and placed third in the 10U 45-45 division...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

'Guardian Angel'

A photo taken in the harsh winter months in the heartland of western Nebraska on a farm in Bushnell is rising to the top. Photographer Cerrina Smith of Cheyenne and her photo, "Guardian Angel,"...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Mother Nature's Spring Storm

Mother Nature sure knows how to put a damper on Nebraska’s spring spirit, from blizzard conditions to flooding. The majority of the entire state saw school and road closures last week due to this well tracked storm. While local meteorologists are...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Pheasants Forever Mile High Chapter Supports Youth

Quickly approaching is the Mile High chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet this Saturday, March 23. Over the past few weeks of devastating and destructive weather throughout the midwest, the Nebraska...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Still no decision on Road 59 South of dix

Concerned residents of Kimball County shared their thoughts regarding Road 59 south of Dix on Tuesday, March 19, at the regular Board of Commissioner meeting. Still no decision has come to surface about the seven mile stretch south of Dix. Discussion...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Makenna Thurin Brings Home Nebraska USA Wrestling Title

Yet another big weekend of youth wrestling wrapped up Sunday afternoon, March 17. The Nebraska USA State Tournament was held in Grand Island with nearly 200 teams in the state competing for titles. Ki...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019

Our Beautiful Community

The Kimball community will celebrate the retirement of Kimball County Tourism Director Jo Caskey on March 31 and welcome newly hired Jessica Rocha to the position. Through her six years in Kimball,... Full story


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