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RV Park Gets New Look, New Life

With a few months of the camping season under their belt, High Point RV Park, located just off the I-80 Kimball exit, celebrated with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 12. Owners John and Karen...

 

HE MADE A DIFFERENCE HERE

The AmeriCorps Maple 50 team, which has been working in the Kimball area for the past month, suffered the loss of one of its team members, Andre Garcia. Jessica Rocha from the Visitors Center reported that Andre had a rapidly progressing medical...

 

School Board Approves Budget

The Kimball School Board met Monday, Sept. 14, for a public hearing on the Property Tax Levy for 2020-21 and for the General Fund and Special Building Fund request. The board later conducted their regular meeting. Charts showing valuations, property...

 

GOING OLD SCHOOL

The Plains Historical Society opened its doors Friday afternoon for the public to take a look at work done on the old high school and museum exhibits. The open house brought dozens of people out to...

 

Banner Falls To Crawford; Coach Sees Slow Progress

The Banner County Wildcats traveled to Crawford on Friday, Sept. 11. Although the final score was 53-0, in which the Wildcats lost, the one positive, according to Banner County's coach, was that at...

 

That's A Wrap For Women's Golf Association Season

The Kimball Women’s Golf Association concluded their golf season with a dinner at the Sagebrush followed by awards, checks and final standings. The traditional end of the season “Horse Race” Tournament was won by Klinginsmith/Keeler, Anderson/R...

 

Prunty Selects Brower For Top Job

After months without a city administrator, Annette Brower has been picked for the position by Mayor Keith Prunty. He will ask for approval for Brower's appointment from the city council at the next...

 

Yard of the Week

Parker Frederick, the 11-year-old grandson of Barb and Barry Frederick, nominated their yard for Yard of the Week. Barb and Barry's acreage and residence reflect a beautiful setting along Lodgepole...

 

MAKING THEMSELVES AT HOME

The unique building now housing Johnson Construction has 85 years of business experience in Kimball. The two-story building was built in 1935 by Farmers Co-op Oil Co. The May 2, 1935 edition of the...

 

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

On a warm September afternoon the Longhorn Homecoming Royalty 2020 were crowned....

 

MISS POTTER

Crowned Miss Potter 2020 was Kendal Nielsen, daughter of  Dean and Tonia Nielsen. The royalty reigned during Potter Days and will represent Potter in area events this fall. The Potter Beta Sigma Phi...

 

Banner County Takes The Field

The new Banner County Wildcats football team played their first game last Thursday on their home field. It was an accomplishment and a challenge. The Wildcats had six freshmen and sophomores and one...

 

Wildfire Scorches Banner

By mid-Monday morning, the Hubbard Gap fire in Banner County appeared to finally be extinguished according to Tim Newman, Emergency Management 22 director. Newman said, that "it's not burning but...

 

Clean Harbors Shares Its Side Of The Story

Clean Harbors Vice President for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Phillip Retallic spoke to the Western Nebraska Observer on Tuesday about the alleged violations and the settlement reached at the Kimball Clean Harbors Environmental Service...

 

KIMBALL ROTARY FIGHTS THE GOOD FIGHT

The Kimball Rotary sentiment is "We are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world." This low key...

 

Kimball's Ro Myra Records Americana Album

Born and raised in Kimball then graduated in 2004 from Kimball High School, Ro Myra has just completed her first Americana record album. Americana is generally considered quaint and genteel and is...

 

Yard of the Week

Aaron and Teresa Deboodt are the most recent recipients of The Pride Of Kimball Yard of the Week. They have owned the home on the east edge of Kimball on Highway 30 for nine years. They have...

 

Farmer's Day: The Show Must Go On

The Farmer’s Day Committee is still working on the schedule for the 95th annual Farmer’s Day, which is set for Sept. 25-27. According to the celebration’s Assunta Nelson, “There are still quite a few things still up in the air; it has been a...

 

Search For City Manager Winds Down

Mayor Keith Prunty has provided an update on significant issues in Kimball, including the status of the city administrator search and the city budget. He said the administrator position is about to be filled. The finalists for the position vacated...

 

100 YEARS AGO: WOMEN GET TO VOTE

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, marked 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridge...

 

Yard Of The Week

The latest Pride Of Kimball Yard of the Week award went to the Barb and Gary Bowron residence at 204 Elm St. in Kimball. The well-manicured yard has beautiful flowers, a soft, luscious grass and a...

 

Prom Night 2020

High school students employed at Kimball County Manor, dressed for their prom, paraded down the manor's hall and into the dining area Friday to greet the manor residents and show off their attire....

 

Kimball Woman Dies In Accident

A Kimball woman, Alexzandra Trujillo, 29, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, at the scene of an accident south of Kimball. The crash occurred on Highway 71, approximately two miles south of Kimball. Nebraska State Patrol first received a report at...

 

Kimball In Back-To-School Mode

The regular monthly meeting of the Kimball School Board was held Monday, August 10 with about 10 people in attendance. The meeting addressed regular issues, such as board bills, the treasurer’s report, minutes and updates on policies such as wage...

 

Yard Of The Week

The home of Jim and Betty Schulte received the most recent Yard of the Week award. The Schultes have lived in the house at 400 S. High School Street for 35 years. The yard had no flowers when they...

 

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