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Articles from the January 9, 2020 edition

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Finalists Chosen For Economic Developer

Interviews for the city of Kimball special projects coordinator/economic developer position are tentatively planned for the week of Jan. 13. City Administrator Dan Dean told the Observer on Tuesday that the city is conducting background checks... Full story


School Board Goes Paperless

The Kimball School Board planned a special public meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the high school to train the board on the SPARQ program that will result in paperless board meetings. SPARQ was expected to conduct the 45 minute training via...


In The Dark About The Drones

The mystery of the drones in Colorado, Nebraska and now Kansas continues. The sighting of drones has all the area up in arms. Where are they from, who is flying them and, of course, why? Beginning abo...


Helping Haiti

A team of 10 individuals from the Evangelical Free Church in Kimball are heading south to start their new year off by building a house. Star and Greg Harvie will lead the team to work for a week in...


Quilters Group: Kimball Success Story Strengthens

On the first Saturday of every month, a growing group of women meet to quilt and share stories of their quilting adventures. At the gathering, a member will "show and tell" the other members about a...

 By Barb Cross    News    January 9, 2020

Geography Bee On The Map In Banner

Good morning, welcome January! This week we are talking about events scheduled up until next Wednesday, which is January 15 already! My, oh my. Hard to believe. So backing up just a bit. This Saturday, January the 11th, the Banner County Wildcat...


Helen Joan Johnson

Helen Joan Johnson, daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth, (Engstrom) Christiansen of Kimball, passed away on January 6 near her home in Butte, Montana. She would have been 85 years old on February 1. Joan was a 1953 graduate of Kimball County...


Marian L. McDowall

Marian L. McDowall, 89, of Kimball, passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, December 20, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11th with a Wa...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 9, 2020

Little Kid Wrestling A Big Thing

For any of you city of Kimball officials who are trying to come up with ideas on how to bring people into Kimball, just hold more wrestling tournaments for the little kids! If you happened to drive by the Kimball High School this past Sunday you... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 9, 2020

Sizing Up Kimball At The Break

A lot of area basketball teams take part in Holiday Tournaments after the Christmas break but Kimball takes a bit more of a break and returned to the hardwoods this past Tuesday with a trip to Big...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 9, 2020

K-Town Takedown Attracts 178 Wrestlers

The Kimball Wrestling Club held its Federation Wrestling Tournament this past Sunday – the K-Town Takedown – at the Kimball High gymnasium and attracted a large field of 178 wrestlers, according to one of the organizers, Bob Culek. The parking...


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