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The Larsen's Burglary

Kimball's oldest family owned retail business was the site of a burglary on Jan. 8. Larsen's Jewelry Store dates back to 1926, when O.C. Larsen opened up the store in Kimball. Two years later, O.C.'s... Full story

 

A Friend From Germany

Antonia John has made the social adjustment from Germany to small town USA rather easily. She has lots of friends and throughly enjoys being the basketball manager at Kimball High School. Her foreign...

 

School Board Updated On Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan and the ELITE After School Program were the primary focus of the Monday, January 13, Kimball School Board meeting. Danielle Reader, Curriculum and Instruction Director,...

 

Finalists Chosen For Economic Developer

Interviews for the city of Kimball special projects coordinator/economic developer position are tentatively planned for the week of Jan. 13. City Administrator Dan Dean told the Observer on Tuesday that the city is conducting background checks... Full story

 

School Board Goes Paperless

The Kimball School Board planned a special public meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the high school to train the board on the SPARQ program that will result in paperless board meetings. SPARQ was expected to conduct the 45 minute training via...

 

In The Dark About The Drones

The mystery of the drones in Colorado, Nebraska and now Kansas continues. The sighting of drones has all the area up in arms. Where are they from, who is flying them and, of course, why? Beginning abo...

 

Helping Haiti

A team of 10 individuals from the Evangelical Free Church in Kimball are heading south to start their new year off by building a house. Star and Greg Harvie will lead the team to work for a week in...

 

Quilters Group: Kimball Success Story Strengthens

On the first Saturday of every month, a growing group of women meet to quilt and share stories of their quilting adventures. At the gathering, a member will "show and tell" the other members about a...

 

Retired Fire Chief Reflects On Tenure

Born and raised in Kimball, retired Kimball Fire Chief Rick Wynne dedicated most of his adult life to the Kimball Fire Department. He said he joined the department in 1990 because "that is where all...

 

Resolutions? Here Are Some

According to the History.com website, New Year's Resolutions have been going on for 4,000 years – and the ancient Babylonians were the first recorded to make resolutions. They promised to pay debts...

 

Potential Buyer Explains Vision For Remodeling, Operations At Kimball Event Center

Rich and Kelli Patterson have plans for the Kimball Event Center – if their deal to buy the center from the city goes through. For now, they are being patient and simply waiting for the process to... Full story

 

Plans Progress To Sell Kimball Event Center

The Kimball City Council passed a resolution Dec. 17 giving the city the legal ability to sell the Kimball Event Center. A number of steps must be taken for the sale to occur over the next several...

 

Dix Woman Gets Probation For Perjury Conviction

Jean Childs of Dix was sentenced in Kimball District Court on Dec. 18 to 24 months of probation. Childs had been convicted of perjury in a September trial. Judge Derek Weimer opened the proceedings with acknowledgment of receiving a pre-sentence repo...

 

Let There Be Lights

Santa's Helpers sponsored the Christmas house decorating contest in the Kimball community, and the results are final. Tied for first place were David Dudney and Kristy Trimble at 6th and Burg...

 

The Super Search Begins

The Kimball School Board opened its special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 and adjourned in just 10 minutes. Only two items were on the agenda to be discussed and considered, but one was of great importance. The first item that the six board...

 

Dear Santa

LETTERS FROM STUDENTS AT AT POTTER EARLY LEARNING CENTER Dear Santa Clause, My name is Jonathan I am 4 years old! I live in the great town of Dix. This year I've been really good and it would be...

 

Shop With A Cop

Sirens were blaring all over town Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't an emergency. It was the annual Shop with a Cop extravaganza. Fifty-four children from kindergarten to the sixth grade were...

 

Student From China Gets New School, 'Family' In Kimball

Carina Chen, from Shanghai, China, is one of the five foreign exchange students at Kimball High School. Placed through the STS Foundation which has a goal to provide educational exchanges for young...

 

Owens Submits Resignation

All six of the Kimball School board members were present to accept the resignation of Superintendent Elizabeth Owens at the Monday night, Dec. 9, meeting. Owens will complete her second year as leader... Full story

 

The Show Must Go On; Jingle Bell Market Defies Storm

Local crafters gathered at the Eagles Club last weekend after they had to cancel their original date due to the winter storm after Thanksgiving. The craft show, Jingle Bell Market in its fourth season...

 

Storm Belts Kimball Area

Last weekend's severe post-Thanksgiving weather that brought widespread power outages presented challenges for many residents and the departments of the city and county of Kimball that serve them.... Full story

 

A New Era For Kimball Bakery

Kimball Bakery is under new ownership. "What a great fit, and the timing was perfect," new owner Mary Sue Gates said. She said her "goal this week is to learn and then to slowly implement change."...

 

Opening Near For Karen's Kitchen

Dreams do come true, and for Karen Hewitt her Karen's Kitchen "is that dream." "I always had this dream, I always knew that someday I would have my own restaurant," she said. Karen Hewitt and her...

 

Carol's Nut List Ends Long Run

Carol's Nut List is in the history books. It is the end of an era of nuts and candy in Kimball. Owner JoAnn Mueller made her last sales of nuts and candies on the 21st and 22nd of November. On those...

 

Pineapple Express Finds Part-Time Home In Kimball

The Pineapple Express has and will return weekly to Kimball, weather permitting, according to Bill Grubbs, owner of the Pineapple Express food truck. The food truck goes to Alliance, Gering,...

 

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