Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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Witnesses Testify In Manslaughter Trial

The trial for William Shane Serrano continues this week in the Kimball County Courthouse. Serrano is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend, Tessa Ghering, in Kimball last year. Other charges against Serrano include... Full story


50 More Feral Cats To Be Trapped

Tiffany LaBeau, the organizer of the feral cats program in Kimball, has provided an update on the March trapping and fixing of cats. The Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals have Saturday evening, March 25, set aside to trap 50 area feral cats, and... Full story


Resolutions Approved For Special Election Ballot

On Tuesday at the regular Kimball City Council meeting, the council held two public hearings and approved the special election to place Resolutions 2023-01 and 2023-07 on the special election ballot to be held on June 13. Resolution 2023-01 approved...


Ask The Observer

The City of Kimball has decided to move forward with a special election for the City of Kimball Economic Development Sale and Use Tax and an additional one-half percent sales tax increase. A reader posed the question: “How much is the special elect... Full story



More than 150 guests, including parents and grandparents, attended the annual parents breakfast at Mary Lynch Elementary School on Friday, March 10. It's a Kimball tradition that's worth getting in...


Beef Donations For Kimball School Lunches Getting A Look

The Kimball School Board met in regular session on Monday evening, March 13. During the recognition of visitors, resident Michelle Barret addressed the board about starting a local beef donation for...


Banner County Students Qualify For State Speech Third Straight Year

On Tuesday, March 7, the Banner County Speech Team competed in Arthur at the D2 District Meet. Four students qualified to compete at State Speech in Kearney on March 17. Qualifying for State,... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    March 16, 2023

An Irish Prayer And More For St. Paddy's Day

Good morning, here we are talking about the middle of March, seems unreal. Maybe at least in part because of the lingering snow. I am seeing some green grass and spots of green in the fields, so yeah!! Speaking of green, Happy St. Patrick’s Day on...


Banner County FFA Shows Well At District

The FFA District competition was March 1 in Kimball. In Jr. Livestock Judging, Isaac Olsen 6th place overall individually and received a blue ribbon. Micah Dittbenner placed 20th and received... Full story



The FFA District competition in Kimball this month drew a large, engaged gathering of students from across the region, including Kimball's Julia Winstrom (inset photo) and Minatare team members... Full story


Lois A. Lane

Lois A. Lane, 95, of Dix, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, March 6, 2023. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Past... Full story



Junior Brandon Paxton and sophomore Kyler Lusche played their way onto the 2022-23 season’s Western Trails All-Conference Boys Basketball Team. And they had a little company in Longhorn Nation. Earning honorable mention were junior Wyatt Cords and...

 By Chad Miller    Sports    March 16, 2023

'Pretty Good Record Setting Performances'

This the second and last installment of Kimball basketball coach Chad Miller's review of his team's 2022-23 season. In the semifinal game against Bridgeport, turnovers and missed free throws on our...


A Third Straight District Final

Potter-Dix Activities Director Cory Michelman contacted the Sidney Sun-Telegraph, a partner of the Observer, with a wrap-up of the Coyote boy’s basketball season, which we have re-printed in part for this edition. The boy’s basketball team made t...


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