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 By The Observer    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Kimball Season Ends At Sub District

Kimball's season came to an end in the first round of the C2-12 Sub District Tournament, as they matched up against number one seed Bridgeport and were overmatched. Kimball ends its season 0-16 but...

 

McGinnis, Cluff Compete At State

Kimball's Longhorn Wrestling team sent two members to the NSAA State Tournament last week to compete in the annual championships in Class D. Sophomore James McGinnis represented Kimball in the 126 pou... Full story

 

Freshman Wyatt Cords Scores 19

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team was unable to improve its record over the last week, dropping a contest on the road against Morrill and then falling at home to Pine Bluffs. Kimball traveled... Full story

 
 By The Observer    News    February 18, 2021

McGinnis, Cluff Qualify For State

The Kimball Longhorn wrestling team is sending two wrestlers to the NSAA State Championships in Omaha this week – sophomore James McGinnis at 126 pounds and senior Conner Cluff at 132. McGinnis placed third and Cluff placed fourth at the Class D...

 

YOUTH WRESTLING

Here are the results for the Kimball Wrestling Club at the sold out 2020 Bridgeport Wrestling Tournament. PreK - K Gym #1 40-42 Braysen Atkins’s place is 1st and has scored 20.0 team points. Round 1 - Braysen Atkins (Kimball Wrestling Club) won by... Full story

 

3 Longhorns Qualify For District

The Kimball Longhorns wrestling team traveled on Saturday to Maxwell to compete in the Class D Sub-District 4A tournament – and qualified three wrestlers to compete at the District Championships next week. Their mission there is to earn a spot at...

 

Longhorn Girls Beat Perkins County

Kimball High School enjoyed a taste of winning basketball when the girls beat Perkins County last week, 48-41. It was a team highlight during a week in which the boys lost to Perkins County and both t...

 

Schindler, Cluff Win Gold At Hemingford

Kimball wrestlers Connor Cluff and Trey Schindler were successful at the Hemingford Bobcat Invite last Friday, with each wrestler earning a gold medal for their efforts. Cluff defeated Garden County’s Gavin Hunt by fall in the quarterfinals and...

 

YOUTH WRESTLING

Here are the Kimball Wrestling Club’s remaining results from the Rumble at the Rock 2021. These results are continued from last week’s paper. 3rd-4th (Session 1) 60-62B Round 5 - Tyce Dunn (Sturgis Wrestling) won by fall over Christian...

 

Longhorns Look To Rebound After SPVA

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team drew a tough first game opponent in the Chase County Lady Longhorns in the first round of the SPVA Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Chase County got off to a fas...

 

Horns, Coyotes, Cats Looking To Restart

Varsity and junior varsity sports return over the next two weeks for the student-athletes at Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County high schools. As of Dec. 29, games were scheduled to resume following... Full story

 

KIMBALL'S FIRST VACCINATION

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...

 

ON TO THE QUARTERFINALS

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

Clarification

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...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

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...

 

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