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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...



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...



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



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...



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...


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