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Longhorns Advance To Subdistrict Final

It's on to the C12 Subdistrict final Thursday in Gordon, weather permitting, for the Kimball Longhorns boys basketball team after its 53-45 win over Bayard on Monday in the first round. The Horns went...

 By The Observer    News    October 27, 2022


This is the second of two installments of the Observer’s Q&A with local candidates in contested races. This week we present the candidated for Kimball Kimball County commissioner, Kimball School Board and Banner County commissioner. For each race...



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

 By The Observer    Sports    May 12, 2022

Golfers Back Home For 2 Tourneys

Freshman Kyler Lusche placed third at the Bayard Invite and Western Trails Conference golf meet on Tuesday, May 10. Lusche shot 42-41 for 83. In team standings, Kimball tied with Bayard for eighth place at 424. Rounding out the team for Kimball were...

 By The Observer    Sports    May 12, 2022

Longhorns, Wildcats Win A Few Firsts

The Kimball boys and girls track teams go into the district meet Thursday, May 12, at Mitchell after a competitive showing at last week's Cheyenne County meet in Leyton. Pole vaulters Trey Schindler... Full story

 By The Observer    Sports    May 5, 2022

Kyler Lusche Pacing Boys Golf Team

The Kimball boys golf team was scheduled to return for some home cooking at its Four Winds Golf Course home Thursday this week after hosting the SPVA conference tournament last Friday. However, the annual local invite could be held next Wednesday at... Full story

 By The Observer    Sports    April 7, 2022

After Bayard, Two Meets This Week For Horns

The Kimball boys and girls track teams found tough competion at the Bayard CD Invite. The girls placed 13th with 25 points, while Bayard was first with 79. The boys placed 15th with 4 points, while... Full story

 By The Observer    News    March 10, 2022

Banner Officials Face Charges

Two Banner County officials and a Banner County employee have been charged with Class 2 and Class 4 misdemeanors stemming from an incident on Dec. 28, according to court records. The charges include public indecency and drinking on public property...

 By The Observer    Sports    March 3, 2022

Tovar Goes Out Strong

The 2021-22 basketball season goes down with three victories in the win column for the young Kimball Longhorns. The Longhorns, 3-19 overall, ended their year with a 71-32 loss Tuesday, Feb. 22, to...



The Kimball boys basketball team enters the home stretch of their 2021-22 season with something they hadn’t possessed until last week. A win. The young, scrappy Longhorns opened the SPVA conference last week with a 0-11 record and exited it with a... 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...

 By The Observer    News    June 3, 2021

Heide-Sieren Makes Top Half At State

Jesse Heide-Sieren tied for 39th in a field of 93 at the 2021 NSAA Class C Boys Golf Championship at Kearney Country Club on May 25 and 26. Heide-Sieren shot rounds of 93 and then 90 for a total of...

 By The Observer    News    May 27, 2021


These members of the armed forces from Kimball and Banner Counties made the supreme sacrifice in wartime action for the United States. World War I Neeley, Chas. V. World War II Bickel, Robert K. Childers, Keith L. Dowd, Francis M. Flohr, Elmer...

 By The Observer    Sports    May 13, 2021

Mitchell Wins Kimball Invite

The Kimball Golf Invite was held May 6 at Four Winds Golf Course with 15 teams on hand. Mitchell won with a total score of 324 – and five golfers in the top 10 individually. Bridgeport was second at 360 and Sidney third with 372. Kimball didn’t...

 By The Observer    Sports    May 13, 2021

Kimball Girls 2nd In Cheyenne County Showdown

The Kimball Longhorns track and field teams started their week as expected at the Western Trails Conference Meet on May 3, but they ended it differently than planned on Friday, May 7. The Horns...

 By The Observer    Sports    March 25, 2021

Kimball Track Invite This Saturday

The Kimball track team is preparing for the Kimball Track Invite on Saturday, March 27, after competing in the Chadron Indoor. Results for Kimball athletes at the March 20 Chadron Indoor include: • Raven Johnson won the pole vault. • Maddie...

 By The Observer    Sports    March 25, 2021

Coyotes Win Awards

The Minuteman Activities Conference named its All-Conference selections in basketball for the 2020-21 season, with several area student-athletes recognized for their superior performances during the season. Potter-Dix was well-represented. For boys...

 By The Observer    Sports    March 18, 2021

2 Horns All-WTC, 7 Earn Honorable Mention

The winter sports season ends with the announcements of all-conference selections for the Western Trails Conference – and Kimball High School had a number of athletes who were named and recognized....

 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...

 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...


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