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 By The Observer    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Going Out Like A Lion

This past weekend's winter storm hit the Kimball area with gusts that kept Old Glory flapping fully extended and the University of Nebraska flag twisting in the wind Sunday next to the Carr Spirits... Full story

 By The Observer    News    December 19, 2019

Christmas And Christmas Eve Services Scheduled

Here is a partial list of Christmas and Christmas Eve church servics that The Observer was able to confirm with area churches. If your church’s service isn’t listed, please check with your church. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church December 24...


Winter Sports Special Section In This Week's Observer

Longhorn senior Beau Hanks drives in for a layup in last week's game against the Morrill Lions. See this week's print edition or digital edition for subscribers to see the Observer's 2019 winter... Full story

 By The Observer    News    December 12, 2019

Meeting The Man

Jax Anderson had a nice visit with Santa last Saturday, Dec. 7, at the visiting Christmas icon's den in Hometown Floral. Jax is the 7-year-old son of Brandon and Angela Anderson. Santa plans on... Full story

 By The Observer    News    November 14, 2019

Airmen Praised For Helping Fight Dix Fire

The story of two Air Force airmen who helped fight a fire that forced a Dix family from its home last Thursday night has spread far and wide on traditional and social media. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway approves. “These guys were great and...

 By The Observer    News    October 24, 2019

Parade, Extra Patrols Ready For Halloween

There will be plenty of treats in the Kimball area this Halloween, along with extra police and sheriff's patrols to promote safety – and minimize tricks. The annual Halloween parade in downtown...


On To Subdistrict

The Kimball Longhorns lost 2-0 to St. Patrick's-North Platte by scores of 8-25 and 11-25 before turning in more competitive performances Saturday against Bridgeport and Perkins County in the SPVA...


Deven Sullivan Carries Wildcats Banner To State

Deven Sullivan is back at it, representing the Banner County Wildcats at state competition. The long-distance running star will compete Friday at the State cross country meet in Kearney after a...


Kimball Volleyball Wins Triangular

The Kimball Longhorns volleyball team netted a victorious triangular meet against Bayard and Potter-Dix, topping each opponent in two sets, and lost in four sets to Morrill in recent action on the...



The wait is just about over. Three days of Farmer's Day festivities begin Friday for the 93rd annual event. Here's a look at the schedule of events. If you'd like a pocket schedule to carry around,...


Several Charges, 2 Arrests In Kimball Drug Bust

Kimball police officers and a Kimball County sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop Sept. 7 on a vehicle in the 300 block of South Chestnut Street for failing to utilize its turn signal. After officers made contact with the driver, they said the...

 By The Observer    Sports    August 29, 2019

Potter-Dix, Banner Open Fall Seasons

Here’s an opening week look at Banner County and Potter-Dix high school sports. Banner cross country is at Scottsbluff on Thursday, Aug. 29. Banner football hosts Bayard at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Potter-Dix football opens Aug. 30 at Hay Springs.... Full story

 By The Observer    Sports    August 15, 2019

Halsey Clark, Kailey Nicklas Of Potter Are All-Stars

A couple of Potter area athletes, Halsey Clark and Kailey Nicklas, represented themselves well at the recent Mike Trader's Mid-America Basketball Camp at Morrill High School. Clark was named Most...

 By The Observer    News    August 8, 2019

Going, Going, Not Quite Gone

Bob and Jacque Hill have decided to retire and put their Décor Store on Chestnut Street up for sale, but they say their main goal is to sell the store as a viable business. And that, they realize, co...

 By The Observer    News    August 1, 2019

Rockabillaque Proves Fun For All Ages

The first annual Rockabillaque event in Kimball is in the books. Amy Sapp, economic director of the city of Kimball, said the Poker Run through the Panhandle had 18 motorcycles and 2 classic cars...


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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