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Articles from the March 24, 2022 edition

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Ukrainian Student Interviewed

A young woman left her home and family in Ukraine to study abroad at the University of Wyoming in January. But just about a month after arriving in the United States, Anastasiia Pereverten said, "The... Full story



A group of Kimball High School seniors from the civics class listen to Kimball County employee Jenna Miller explain the voter registration process at the courthouse during County Government Day on... Full story


Speed Limits Lowered In City

Kimball Street Superintendent Jim Shoup asked the City Council to change the speed limit on south Chestnut Street at the March council meeting. The change will occur from FVC to Sixth Street. The speed limit will be 35 mph, which is a decrease of 5...


Missile Projet Series Begins

The first of a series of online trainings was held March 17 for small businesses to learn how to team up and or bid on government contracts for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent project – or the “missile project” as it is widely called...


Kimball's Nora Robinson Named To State Board

Nora Robinson of Kimball was selected recently by Gov. Pete Rickets to serve on the state Early Childhood Education Endowment board. This three-year commitment requires meeting three times a year. Like many boards, it is an unpaid position and does...


Jeanine Lucille Batt

Jeanine Lucille Batt, 77, of Pine Bluffs passed away March 11, 2022. Jeanine was born September 10, 1944 in Sterling, Colorado to Eli and Rose (Wilder) Blue. She married LeRoy Batt July, 6 1966 in... Full story


Lois A. James

Lois A. James, 78, a longtime Kimball resident, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Funeral services for Lois will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the...


Roy Peterson

Roy Petersen died peacefully at his daughter's home in Davis, CA at the age of 84. His beloved bride of 57 years Anna was at his side. He was born Roy Eugene Rentfro on December 19, 1936 in Hyannis,...


Larry L. Stahla

Larry L. Stahla, long-time resident of Kimball, passed away March 15, 2022, at the age of 85. His funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev.... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    March 24, 2022

Here Comes The Banner County Wrecking Crew!

Well good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope this morning finds you somewhere nice, warm and windless. After a lifetime in Nebraska I am accustomed to the ups and downs of our weather, but I still don’t like it. Last weekend two im...


Where Are The Campaign Ads?

A reader recently sent this question to the Observer: “Why have none of the candidates from the coming election not put ads in the paper telling us who they are and what is their platform? True people know each other in a small community, but...



Members of the 2022 Potter-Dix Prom Royalty took a moment to pose for this picture. They are King Niko Coon and Queen Ana Manning, and attendants Jared Anton and Hannah Reeve. The crownbearers are...



A trip to State for the Potter-Dix Speech Team resulted in the title of 2022 D2 State Runners-Up. Gunnar Oleson led the team by making it to finals in all three of his events (the maximum allowed)...



Spring high school sports get going this weekend with Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County all scheduled to hit the track. Track teams will get most of the attention until March 12, when the Kimball and Potter-Dix boys golf teams tee off their 2022... Full story


Kimball Pool Team In Championship Form

It's time for some Philly Cheesesteaks for Kimball's national qualifying pool team. Kimball's team Ballin' Bombers from the Trails West Pool League (TAP), won the titleholder event in Scottsbluff in...


2021-22 Local Basketball Recap

Team D W/L PF PA W/L P/F P/A Leyton 3-1 213 158 18-5 1361 924 Hemingford 2-1 159 147 12-11 1093 1101 Garden County 1-2 149 154 12-12 1225 1109 Kimball 0-2 65 127 3-19 637 1337 Kimball loses C Anthony...


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