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Winter Storm Atlas takes aim, but misses Kimball County
Near the middle of last week, residents in the Nebraska Panhandle prepared for expected snowfalls of at least six inches, with many residents expecting closer to a foot, in wake of the approaching...
Census data paints a clearer picture concerning the needs for reinvigorating Kimball County
More often than not, when people talk about Kimball County, they refer to the ‘good ole’ days’. They speak of the oil boom that helped a local economy thrive and the missile boom that followed in its wake. What lies in store for Kimball County... Full story
Monsanto utilizes biotechnology in hopes of shaping agriculture
This is the final installment in a three-part series on genetically-modified crops and their place in Nebraska agriculture. It focuses on a tour of a Monsanto facility located in the central part of...
Wildcats fall to Arthur County
On a chilly Friday afternoon, the Banner County Wildcats hosted the Arthur County Wolves for a non-league contest. The hosting Wildcats came up short in front of the home faithful, dropping the...
Kimball volleyball head coach Vicki Mitchell emphasizing the importance of teamwork in season's second half
Second-year Kimball volleyball head coach Vicki Mitchell is looking ahead to the season’s second half coming off one of the team’s most challenging weeks. “We’re looking at this as the second half of the season now, and the first half was us... Full story
Single-vehicle rollover accident leads to woman being airlifted from scene
A single-vehicle accident on County Road 59 approximately three miles north of Dix shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night led to a local woman being airlifted; first to Scottsbluff Regional West... Full story
Contrary to earlier media reports, nearby Oliver Reservoir to remain open
An agreement between the South Platte Natural Resources District and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will spare the nearby Oliver Reservoir from being closed as part of a cost-cutting measure b...
Fischer, Smith offer their stances on intervention following Syrian chemical weapons attacks
Last weekend, the United States and Russia reached a deal on dismantling Syria’s chemical arms in the aftermath of a series of attacks that left some 1,400 Syrian civilians dead, including several... Full story
"This is going to be one of the worst days of my lifetime."
12 years later, Klark Byrd still remembers the feeling of shock he felt on the morning of September 11, 2001. The former Kimball resident can still smell the smoke, the burnt foliage and airplane... Full story
Man quits his job, walks across U.S. - all for his beloved country
Some men and women honor their nation by serving in the military. Others live their lives in fashion of the ‘American Dream,’ working day-to-day and raising a family, in hopes the next generation...
United States Postal Service carrier incidents reported throughout City of Kimball
Late last week, reports of a United States Postal Service mail carrier using his issued pepper spray surfaced in Kimball on social media outlets, prompting outrage amongst local residents. Although several unconfirmed reports of incidents surfaced,...
Conservative, rural Nebraskan Carlson seeks shot at the highest office in the state
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Carlson is a man of principles. And those principles, according to the Nebraska State Senator, are what guide him in everything he does. "I believe in the Bible...
Seeing red: First-year Kimball head football coach expects success
In his first year at the helm of things for the Kimball Longhorns football team, Nick Kuxhausen is learning as he goes, while relying on the experience he gained last year as an assistant coach at Kim... Full story
Shaske family shares touching story at Relay for Life
“Anyone affected by cancer has suffered a loss. But they have also gained something, as well.” These words were spoken to a crowd assembled under the pavilion at Gotte Park Friday night by... Full story
Are genetically modified crops the way of the future?
This is the first part of a two-part feature focusing on the role of genetically-modified crops. There will be a second segment in an issue of the Observer later this month. “Improving agriculture.... Full story
Five Nebraska counties test positive for West Nile in mosquitoes
Five Nebraska counties have reported cases of the West Nile virus in the past two weeks, including Scotts Bluff, Dawson, Garden, Sheridan and Webster Counties. All of these positive tests were found...
Daum tallies 12 three-pointers in Vegas tournament showing last week
Big men aren’t supposed to be able to shoot. Someone forgot to tell Mike Daum. In the third game of the Las Vegas Classic Bigfoot Tournament last week, Daum hit 12-of-16 three-point attempts, en...
Accident at Nadine Street and Route 30 in Kimball between pickup and bicycle leads to boy's hospitalization
A young boy was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Route 30 and Nadine Street in Kimball last week stopping traffic for over half an hour, as first responders treated the victim. The...
Daum going the extra mile prior to his senior season
Many athletes think their regular in-season schedule is rough. Classes, social calendar, practices and games all amount to a pretty tenuous schedule. That being said, some choose to go the extra mile... Full story
Many citizens outraged at the removal of items from grave sites at Kimball Cemetery
Several local residents are outraged at what they believe is a lack of care being given to the Kimball Cemetery, after an array of plots in the eastern portion of the cemetery were defaced, including... Full story
Clean Harbors reports minor waste spill at Kimball facility last Wednesday
A tip alerted the Western Nebraska Observer to a spill at Clean Harbors’ Kimball location last Wednesday, when a container overturned in the north yard of the facility, spilling some 3,000 - 5,000... Full story
Congressman Adrian Smith votes for new-look federal farm legislation
Last week, the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives forced through a vote on a vastly different Farm Bill than seen in the last four decades – one with no funding for food...