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A large wildfire south of Gering destroyed three homes as August began on Monday and damaged several others as it continued to spread through the dry vegetation in Nebraska’s Wildcat Hills. As of Mo...

 By For the Observer    News    May 19, 2022

Ground Broken For New Kimball Hospital

With the turn of 10 ceremonial golden shovels, Kimball Health Services officials broke ground May 11 on a new $43.6 million hospital, kicking off a long-awaited 18-month construction project to... Full story



Potter-Dix High School is home to this year's D2 One Act State Runner-Up team and the NSAA D2 State Best Actor, Gunnar Oleson. This outstanding team of Coyote thespians also won Conference and...


Scorecard Playoff Settles Classic

Teams from Sidney and Kimball took top honors at the 30th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic at Four Winds Golf Course on Saturday. An impressive 16-under-par 56 earned the Shelter... Full story


New Hospital Gets Its Funding

Plans for building a new hospital in Kimball took a big step forward this week. At its meeting Monday, the Kimball Health Services Board of Trustees announced receiving approval of a $23.4 million direct loan through the US Department of...



Chellie Autrey of Kimball, left, director of Radiology and Pharmacy at Kimball Health Services receives the Moderna vaccine Tuesday from clinic director Jess Webb. Autrey was the first of about 20... Full story


Kimball Art Walk A Photo Celebration

Kimball Art Walk, a new group, is providing community events that celebrate the diversity and culture for lovers of art and future art lovers. The group's first community event is a downtown Kimball...



Cindy Rasmussen has been living in her home at 314 S. Washington St for about 12 years. It was her father’s house and she lived there as a child, moved away and then came back to her hometown. She...


Clean Harbors Agrees To Pay $790,000 In Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a release Monday that the United States and the state of Nebraska announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. to address alleged violations of the Resource...


Local fireworks fundraiser winner announced, continued donations sought

Over the past few months many of you noticed and contributed to the Firework Fund Spare Change drive. We could not be prouder of all the businesses and citizens who participated – especially in April when the Fourth of July seemed like months...


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