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The streaking Potter-Dix Coyotes added another notch to their win column Friday when they defeated the visiting Wallace Wildcats, 66-34, to advance to the quarterfinals of the state Class D6...

 By The Observer    News    October 29, 2020

Highway 71 Becomes Snowstorm Truck Stop

A late October snowstorm last weekend covered the Panhandle and shut down I-80, forcing truckers to pull of the interstate, line up on Highway 71 and fill area parking lots. The National Weather...

 By The Observer    News    October 29, 2020

The New Guy

The Selection Committee appointed Rich Flores last week to complete the Kimball County commissioner term of Brandon Mossberg, who is moving out of the county. Other candidates who interviewed for the...

 By The Observer    News    October 15, 2020


Two vehicles parked in front of Mary James' home in Dix on Oct. 3 do not belong to neighbors involved in reported conflicts with her over the years, as indicated in an Observer article Oct. 8....


County Taxes Nearly Level

The Kimball County Commissioners conducted a public hearing to receive comment on the proposed Kimball County Budget and a public hearing for setting the Final Property Tax Request. By a 3-0 vote, the commissioners approved the tax request for...


Idaho Woman Dies In Banner County Accident

A woman was killed in a Saturday evening rollover at 7:20 p.m. on Highway 71 in Banner County at mile marker 36. Although the crash is still under investigation, the Nebraska State Patrol reported that the vehicle was southbound and crossed the...



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...


Public Can Comment On County Budget Sept. 15

The Kimball County Commissioners will hear comments from the public on the proposed 2020-21 budget on Sept. 15. The public hearing will open at 9:15 and remain open for 15 minutes in the Commissioner’s Room on the first floor of the Courthouse....


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...


Tough Opener For Football Longhorns

The Kimball Longhorns had a rough go of it in their 2020 football opener, losing 66-6 last Friday to visiting Hitchcock County Trojans. “It was a tough game for us and we weren’t ready to play, Kimball coach Ben Aarestad told The Observer. “We...

 By The Observer    News    August 27, 2020

City Conducts Routine Disinfection Of Water Storage

The City of Kimball announced Tuesday, Aug. 26, that its water department would be doing routine disinfection that day of the water storage tank. Due to the process, there may be some chlorine residual in customers’ water that last about a week,...

 By The Observer    News    August 27, 2020

Taylor Whitney And Friends

Riding their horses during a nice moment at the recent Kimball Banner County Fair were 4-H members Emily Whitney, Corina Mendoza, Taylor Whitney, McKynna Deeds and Brandon Mendoza. Taylor had quite a...

 By The Observer    News    August 20, 2020

Business Grant, Loan Program On Hold

The city of Kimball has announced that the grant and loan program that has helped jump-start a string of ambitious business projects in recent months, such as those at the Sagebrush and Longhorn Building for starters, is temporaritly on hold....

 By The Observer    News    July 30, 2020

AmeriCorps Here To Give Area A Hand

A group known as the Maple 50 Team with AmeriCorps NCCC will be arriving in Kimball County on Thursday, July 30, and begin with two days of orientation/training before moving on to give the area some considerable help. Beginning on the Aug. 3, they...

 By The Observer    News    July 23, 2020

3rd And Chestnut Closed Up To Two Weeks

The City of Kimball issued a statement Monday for its street department to inform citizens of Kimball and surrounding areas that there will be a complete closure at the intersection of 3rd Street and...

 By The Observer    News    July 16, 2020

Road Closure, Detour Coming Soon To 3rd & Chestnut For Transit Building Waterline Work

Waterline installation for the new Kimball County Transit Service Building will cause a detour for drivers in the near future. A date for the work has not been set, but the City of Kimball Street Department wants all citizens of Kimball and...

 By The Observer    News    June 25, 2020

Inside The Numbers With Kimball County Transit

As Kimball County Transit Service nears moving day to its $1.47 million new home in downtown Kimball, KCTS administrator Christy Warner’s report on the agency’s 2019-20 fiscal year offers insight on the agency’s mission, funding and...

 By The Observer    News    May 21, 2020

Full List Of 2020 Kimball High Graduate Scholarships

Stephen Bateman Lions Club Student of the Month Stipend Bailie Brower Joe Merante/Kimball Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Eagles Lodge #3889/Bill Carroll Scholarship Hannah Brown Leonard & Lewise Forman Scholarship Samuel Cajero Kimball Public... Full story

 By The Observer    News    May 14, 2020

Kimball County May 12, 2020, Primary Election Results

The Western Nebraska Observer presents these unofficial vote results from the Tuesday, May 12, primary election in Kimball County as a service to all of our readers. The results normally would have be... Full story

 By The Observer    News    May 7, 2020

May 12, 2020, Kimball County Primary Election Results

The Western Nebraska Observer presents these unofficial vote results from the Tuesday, May 12, primary election in Kimball County as a service to all of our readers. The results normally would have be... Full story

 By The Observer    News    March 19, 2020

District FFA Held In Kimball; FFA Alumni Event Postponed

Potter-Dix and Banner County FFA members were among those attending the recent FFA district meet in Kimball. More than 320 FFA students attended. Students visited from schools across the region.... Full story

 By The Observer    News    February 27, 2020

Kimball Candidates Filing; Deadline March 2

The deadline for throwing your name in the hat for school board or other public offices is quickly approaching. According to Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal, 5 p.m. Monday, March 2, is the deadline for non-incumbents to file for offices. Current...

 By The Observer    News    February 6, 2020

Club Interact Doing Its Thing To Help Kimball

This year's Kimball High School Interact Club is on its way to another of year of helping the club help the community in so many ways. Club projects ad actitives include: • Organizing and helping wi...

 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...


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