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Articles from the December 3, 2020 edition

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The First English Lutheran Church had a long list of reservations for its annual Thanksgiving dinner and the calls continued to come in even on Thanksgiving Day. Church member Diana Engstrom said, "It... Full story


Tough COVID Period Ahead

Assistant Director Jessica Davies from Panhandle Public Health District told the Observer that the region is now “entering a difficult phase with the COVID pandemic where people need to think through their Thanksgiving and Christmas safety plans...



Brantley Brower, 4, was in the Christmas Spirit on Saturday at the Parade of Lights in downtown Kimball. Brantley and other children rode in the barrel train, which is usually seen at the Kimball...


Administrator Candidate Tells Kimball No

The City of Kimball is still looking for a city administrator after the candidate interviews on Nov. 16. Jonathan Canon from South Carolina was offered the job but received another offer, Mayor Keith Prunty said. Prunty said Canon took the other job...


It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas

The Salvation Army bell ringing season in Kimball will begin on Friday, Dec. 4, and continue until Christmas on Fridays and Saturdays. The local Salvation Army kettle will be set up at Main Street Market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to project...



The Sagebrush hosted the Holiday Craft-aganza on Saturday with over 30 vendors participating. Organized by Amber Schadegg, the craft fair had 75-100 shoppers during the four-hour time span. Shoppers...

 By Barb Cross    News    December 3, 2020

Banner County Residents Expecting Changes This Holiday Season

Good morning Banner County, neighbors near and far. Here we are in December, and I am wondering after spending months and months and many holiday celebrations in very uncustomary ways how many December customs will be altered or cancelled. Christmas...


Pat Dowd

Pat Dowd of Kimball passed away November 24, 2020, in Fort Collins, Colo. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Gene, and grandsons Adam Spargo and Ty Brandt. She is survived by her children... Full story


Karoleen R. Mika

Karoleen R. Mika, 76, of Sidney, died at Sidney Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020 at St. Joseph's Catholic... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 3, 2020

Ready For Some Winter Sports?

Here we go. The winter sports season opens this week under a number of coronavirus safety precautions for Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County high schools. For the Kimball Longhorns, it's time for...



In less than a week, 13-year old Cody Brinkman of Kimball will climb aboard a mini bull to participate in the International Miniature Bullriders Association World Finals in Mesquite, Texas. "I can't... Full story


Coyotes Haul In Awards

Topping off a successful 9-1 football season, eight Potter-Dix Coyotes have been named to the All-District team and head coach Dale Frerichs has added to the team's 2020 accolades by receiving the...


Birkhofer Sings Anthem At Title Game

Out of 160 recordings of the "Star Spangled Banner" submitted to the Nebraska School Activities Association, seven high school students were selected to sing the national anthem at the recent NSAA...


COVID Precautions For High School Sports

Winter sports practices and activities have been happening for the past few weeks. As games and competitions are nearing, the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Governor’s Directed Health Measure outline the following requirements for...



Kimball High wrestling coach Wade Brashear instructs a couple of his Longhorns at a preseason practice in preparation for the season opener at Bayard on Dec. 4, a day later than originally scheduled....



Kimball County hunter Lane Wasielewski poses after his successful outing during Nebraska's 2020 rifle season for deer hunters....


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