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Articles from the February 11, 2021 edition

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Shopko Building Sold

“It sold. The transaction has been accomplished, but the buyer is not ready to disclose on what he is going to do there.” Words straight from the mouth of Red Diamond Realty broker Jeanine Perry, who handled the sale. She told the Observer the...

 

Kimball COVID Cases Still On Rise

COVID-19 cases for the past week in Kimball County have increased from 9 the previous week to 23 with a majority of the cases considered to be community spread. Kimball County has one more COVID-19... Full story

 

$115,342 In Recycling Grants For Kimball

Keep Kimball Beautiful received a share – a nice share – of the $6.69 million in grants that support 144 projects across the state of Nebraska, according to Nebraska Department of environment and energy Director Jim Macy. In total, KKB received...

 

NEW FOUND FAMILY

He always had it in his possession, but he never felt the need to use it. For 62 years, Todd Baliman had the key to his adoption, his original sealed birth certificate. It lay in that sealed envelope...

 

RANCH SORTING

Brendan Halligan, 10, goes after the number 5 calf as he participates in last Saturday's ranch sorting event north of Kimball. This was Brendan's second ranch sorting event. Cinch RSNC Ranch Sorting...

 

MAKING FISCAL SENSE AT STATE CAPITOL

Three seniors from Kimball High School testified last week during a Legislative Hearing in the State Capitol in Lincoln. They are Corey Gardner, Izaak Rohde, and Melai Casimiro. All three students...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 11, 2021

Add Love, Subtract Hate

Good morning, and what a cold one it is! While we have, it is nothing compared to some areas surrounding us. Just the cold. The kids up here at the school will be doing a little traveling in it, too. Today, Thursday February 11th, the junior high bas...

 

George Henry Stahla

George Henry Stahla, 80, died peacefully at home in Chandler, Arizona, and entered into God’s holy embrace on January 28, 2021.  George was born March 23, 1940, on a farm in Kimball, Nebraska, to... Full story

 

Robert 'Bob' Elwood

Our beloved Robert "Bob" E. Elwood, 97, passed away peacefully in Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 26, 2021. Bob is survived by his wife of 34 years, Glenda; children, Emily (Russ) Zasadil and Don... Full story

 

DUMPSTER FIRE

Kimball Volunteer firemen received a call to the alley along the 400 block of Monroe Street for a Dumpster fire at about 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, but the quick thinking chief and assistant kept the...

 

School Board Feels District Moving In Right Direction

The Kimball School Board met for their regular meeting on Feb. 8 with a full agenda. The minutes, board bills and treasurer’s reports resulted in no surprises. After viewing the treasurer’s report Board President Matt Shoup stated that “we are...

 

Kimball County Commissioners Meet With Department Heads

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 after meeting with Highway Road superintendent Randy Bymer, the Kimball County Commissioners meet with other heads of departments. Jessica Rocha, the County Tourism Director, reported that number of visitors stopping at the...

 

NEW KIMBALL STORAGE FACILITY SITE

The Kimball City Council has approved the rezoning of this 2.31-acre property just north of the Frenchman Valley Coop gas station to be used for vehicle storage and 60 storage units that will be...

 

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...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 11, 2021

Coyotes Sweep Storm, Split With Garden County

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams hosted the Creek Valley Storm Thursday night and the home team was able to pull out two wins against the visitors from Chappell. The action started with the Lady Coyotes facing off against the Lady Storm, two...

 

Wildcat Basketball On The Rebound

Banner County girls basketball played their first season of basketball in four years. They finished the season with a 0-10 record, but new head coach Brandon Avila saw "a lot of improvement in the...

 

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