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'I'm Sick,' Suspected Killer Says In Court

On Tuesday, manslaugher suspect William Shane Serrano appeared in Kimball District Court for a bond review and arraignment. Serrano's plea of not guilty was accepted by the court for all five counts, which include: Count 1 – manslaughter (Class 2A...

 

Important Issues At Clean Harbors

Two significant matters, one a proposed development and one a permit renewal, are unfolding five miles south of Kimball at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. Clean Harbors has applied to the the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy...

 

REMEMBERING NICK

Ten days before he committed suicide at the Union Pacific caboose in downtown Kimball, Nick Gehrig spent 30 minutes walking, talking, and recording his deepest darkest feelings for a social media...

 

City Looks At Noise Ordinance

The Kimball City Council is examining a noise control ordinance. On Tuesday, June 21, the council members were supplied with a noise control ordinance from Lincoln, which covers everything from definitions of decibel to motorcycle and muffler... Full story

 

Kimball, Potter-Dix Shooters Fare Well At State Trap

The Kimball Longhorns trap team state results have been calculated, and awards for the top three individuals in varsity male, junior varsity male and female, and novice male and female have been announced. Area results include Dawsen Monheiser from P...

 

Kimball Set For Fourth Of July At Gotte, Horseshoe Hill

Kimball will celebrate July 4 with activities at Gotte Park from 10 a.m. to noon on the holiday next Monday. Kimball Connect organized the events, which will include fire truck rides, yard games, balloon animals and a free watermelon feed sponsored...

 

Julia Shows Her Stuff At Nationals

Kimball’s Dead Eye Shooter Julia Winstrom competed in the 2022 National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship in Camp Perry, Michigan, last week. Julia placed 20th out of 122 shooters on Friday in the National Junior Olympics 3 PAR Championship....

 

Commissioners Get Hospital Update

Ken Hunter, CEO of Kimball Health Services, updated the Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday about operations and provided some general information on the financial situation of the hospital as...

 

Line May Change To CO2 From Natural Gas

Information was released Tuesday during the correspondence segment at the regular Kimball County Commissioners meeting that Tall Grass is proposing switching their pipeline from natural gas to CO2. The Tall Grass pipeline runs in the southern...

 

KIMBALL FFA ALUMNI PROGRESS SHOW

Ferdinand the 1,125-pound steer belonging to Kasyn Snyder, 10, above, gets a bath before showtime Sunday at the 19th Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show. Kasyn is a member of the Pleasant View 4-H Club.... Full story

 

ANOTHER CLASSIC CLASSIC

Father's Day Classic chairman Randy Bohac said, "It was a fabulous weekend." The field of golfers at Four Winds ranged from 8-year-old Graham Braash to two men in their mid-80s. Bohac stressed that...

 

Women's League Tees Off

Kimball Women’s Golf has started its season, and three weeks of golf have been played, with June 15 the fourth week. President of the league, Charlotta Young, has been instrumental in acquiring additional teams and many subs. Twelve teams now play... Full story

 

Surplus School Property Available

On Monday evening, Kimball School Board approved a list of surplus property at their regular monthly meeting. The surplus property list includes exercise equipment and 40 interactive whiteboard and...

 

FAVORITE DAD THINGS

Some students from the Elite program at Mary Lynch Elementary School shared with the Observer their favorite things to do with their dads in honor of Father's Day this Sunday. Kindergartens and First Graders Gunner, 6: My favorite thing to do with...

 

Sterkel Wins Ranch Rodeo

The annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo featured two rounds of saddle bronc riding and four ranch rodeo events, with seven teams competing for the title and belt buckles. The crowd was treated to some...

 

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

What began as an 4-H activity for an 8-year-old continues today for 17-year-old Kimball High School junior Julia Winstrom. Julia will compete in two national air rifle competitions over the summer,... Full story

 

Trap Team Takes Aim At State; 10 Qualify For Nationals

The Kimball Longhorns trap team continues to be active in anticipation of trips to state and nationals. This Saturday, 26 Kimball individuals will shoot for state scores along with eight shooters from Potter. They will each shoot 100 rounds. The team...

 

Demolition Work Begins In Dix

Members of the community of Dix were up in arms about the need to remove a damaged building in downtown Dix, but then demolishment of the structure began Tuesday. The former multistory commercial buil...

 

County Roads Getting Attention

Road Superintendent Randy Bymer updated the Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday about road issues within the county, and then the discussion turned to the purchase of one or the possibility of purchasing two new road graders. In the update,...

 

Oliver Stocked With 13,500 Fish

On Tuesday morning, Oliver Lake was stocked with 12,000 walleye and 1,500 tiger muskie from the Nebraska Game and Parks in less than an hour. Ted Bartels from the Nebraska Game and Parks brought his...

 

Banner County Historical Day Returns

Banner County Historical Day has resumed after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The fun-filled day started last Saturday with a pancake feed by the Banner County Volunteer Fire Department. After... Full story

 

MEMORIAL DAY IN KIMBALL

Lt. Col. Eric M. Green from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne was the speaker for Memorial Day 2022 ceremony at the Kimball Cemetery. It was a chilly and windy day as Matt Shoup, VFW Post 2243... Full story

 

Pastor Roger Gillming Retiring

In a few weeks, Pastor Roger Gillming from the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball and the Calvary United Methodist Church of Bushnell will have completed a 48-year ministry journey that has...

 

Banner Officials Get Jail Time

Two Banner County officials are spending 10 days in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center after having been found guilty by Scotts Bluff County Court Judge Kris Mickey of public indecency in an inc...

 

Suspect's Bond Remains $100,000

Kimball manslaughter suspect William Shane Serrano had a motion this month for a bond review. He is charged with five felonies, including manslaughter and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Judge Derek S. Weimer took the May 3 bond...

 

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