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Kimball School Board OKs Two Projects For High School

The Kimball School Board approved two projects for the high school during its most recent regular meeting June 15. First, an LED lighting project and renovation project on the junior high/senior high walls were approved and will begin shortly. Mohr...

 

Transit Hires 3 Drivers, Detailer

The Kimball County commissioners heard a financial update from the Veterans Service Office assistant, Darcee Wheeland on Tuesday, May 3, at their regular semimonthly meeting. According to Wheeland’s records, Kimball County veterans or spouses...

 

Sr. Center Reopens For Meals

Since March 17, 2020, the Kimball senior center has been closed to the public and only providing curbside service. Now the Kimball Senior Center at 107 S. Oak Street is open again for business for regular sit down meals. Lunchtime meals are served...

 

ASK THE OBSERVER

A local citizen posed this question to the Observer: Who is responsible for cleaning up the alleys? Here is what the Observer found out about the alley situation. The city has a 20-foot easement in th...

 

Council Looking To Fill Vacancy

The City of Kimball is looking to fill a vacancy on the Kimball City Council as a result of the resignation of council President Kim Baliman. Baliman’s letter of resignation was made available to the public on a table at the April 20 council meetin... Full story

 

Ridgewood Rezoning Debated

On Monday, following the April 20 Kimball City Council meeting, Mayor Keith Prunty said he was "very pleased with the courtesy shown by everyone" regarding a proposal to rezone Ridgewood Trailer...

 

Nebraska Coffee Moving, Expanding

Nebraska Coffee has outgrown its location on Highway 30 and will expand and move to a recently purchased downtown building near the underpass. Owner Hannah Snyder shared with the Observer some pertine...

 

On The Road Again

The Kimball County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 20, with much of their meeting consumed by discussion of road department equipment. According to Randy Bymer, road superintendent, road grader operators were out on Friday...

 

How Do You Recall A Recall?

How do you recall a recall? Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal said she has received a phone call from one of the petitioners looking to recall Mayor Keith Prunty inquiring about withdrawing her recall petition – but it appears the only way to stop... Full story

 

NEW LIFE FOR BLIGHTED LAND?

In February 1963, 16 trailers were brought in and parked in the area east of the Sunnyview Addition in Kimball, the start of what would be known as Boeing's Trailer City. According to the Feb. 14, 196...

 

Wait Continues For Japanese Restaurant

Kimball's Japanese Restaurant, Ondori Ramen, does not yet have an opening date set, according to owner Edi Yanto. He told the Observer that he is still not sure when that day will come, but he will...

 

More School Funds Available This Year

Details in the Kimball Public Schools treasurer’s report in April 2021 show a significant increase in total available funds from the previous year. The information was presented at last week’s school board meeting. The district shows $2.8...

 

ON TARGET

After a lengthy absence, a trap shooting club has returned to the Kimball area. Spearheading the renewal of trapshooting was Brittany Cook, but she is quick to give credit to many others that helped...

 

Ace Is The Place For New Owner

Forget calling it the old Shopko building. The new name is Kimball Ace Hardware, according to owner Jeff Lepp. Lepp spent about 40 minutes telling the Observer about his new store in Kimball. "We... Full story

 

Dry Conditions Cause Washboard Roads in Kimball County

The Kimball County Commissioners met on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. in the Kimball County Courthouse. Randy Bymer, County Highway superintendent, discussed grading and gravel operations on the county roads. According to Bymer, many areas are suffering from...

 

Manor Staff, Residents Vaccinated

On Dec. 30, the Kimball County Manor became one of the first nursing homes in the area to have residents and staff get the COVID-19 vaccination. According to Director of Nursing Sarah Stull, 31 out...

 

RAYAH'S STORY

At 3 pounds, 13 ounces, the tiny newborn Rayah Dye was sent home from a Denver hospital on hospice. Rayah's mom, Tiffani, said the medical personnel repeatedly told her and her husband that Rayah "wou...

 

MEET THE CANDIDATES

This article includes responses to an Observer questionnaire from the six candidates seeking four seats, including that of departing Lynn Vogel, on the Kimball School Board in the Nov. 3 general election. The order of their responses is presented... Full story

 

MEN AT WORK

Pouring concrete at the Kimball Area Foundation Fund Walking Trail are David Atkins, left, and Americorps volunteer, Ezic Redmonds from Sacramento, Calif. AmeriCorps and local volunteers worked to...

 

Missile Replacement: It's A Go

The Air Force announced that F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., will begin military construction in 2023 to replace the 50-year-old Minuteman III ICBMs in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. The second installation... Full story

 

Kimball Honored For Economic Development

The City of Kimball is "only one of 29 communities to quality for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's LCC program, created in 2011 to help villages and municipalities adapt to ongoing...

 

Pride Of Kimball Yard Of The Week

The beautiful white, stately residence of Karen and Stephen Gilliland at 706 Marian St. was awarded the most recent Yard of the Week. According to the Gillilands, the British Border Garden has...

 

Comeback Planned For Community Concerts

As summer draws to a close, the community concert series is usually gearing up for their concert season, but this year there will be a little delay, according to the Kimball Concert Committee. The fall season is cancelled, of course, due to...

 

A BANNER DAY FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Banner County School started the 2020-21 school year on Monday with a full day of school during a planned full week of classes. Other area school districts planned to follow suit this week, with...

 

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