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Articles from the March 25, 2021 edition

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Kimball's Hospital: The Early Days

Editor's note: Kimball Health Services has completed a feasibility study for a new hospital. But this article is about the early days of old Kimball County Hospital as reported in the Western... Full story

 

BANNER'S WILDFIRE FIGHTERS

Rick Craig has a soft spot in his heart for Harrisburg and Banner County. Craig was raised in Harrisburg and would have graduated from BCHS in 1994 if he hadn't moved his senior year to the eastern...

 

Potter- Dix Looks At 4-Day Week

The area snowstorm postponed the regular school board meeting for Potter-Dix Schools from Monday until Friday, March 19. The agenda was full with regular items, but under new business/discussion items, the matter of a four-day school week created...

 

One New Case In County

Kimball County recorded one new COVID-19 case this past week. This statistic is part of a wider trend as the pandemic’s grip on the region appears to be easing. All Panhandle counties were in the single digits for new COVID-19 cases except for...

 

Fire Chief: Mutal Aid Across Area 'Put On Paper'

Kimball Volunteer Fire Chief Andrew Bohac addressed the City Council on March 16 in regard to a mutual aid agreement. According to Bohac, this agreement encompasses everything from Big Springs to the...

 

Meat Eaters Have Their Day In Kimball

Locally, Mark and Bryce Halstead from the EH Ranch, LLC approached Karen Hewitt of Karen's Kitchen in Kimball to promote "Meat on the Menu Day." They said that they wanted to purchase the first 20...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 25, 2021

Spring Is In The Air While Snow Is On The Ground

Good morning and Happy Spring! She arrived in spite of all of our snow, hallelujah! You know last week I knew we were missing school on Monday. However, I didn’t know the same was going to be happening on Tuesday and Wednesday. School on Thursday a...

 

Long Distance Dedication

Gabriel Teeple, Banner County School's spelling bee champion for three years, competes virtually March 12 in the state spelling bee from a room in the Harrisburg school. The seventh-grader, son of...

 

Robert M. Hill

Robert M. Hill, 75, of Kimball, died in Englewood, Colorado on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St....

 

Dead Eyes Make Their Mark At State

Twelve members of the Dead Eyes 4-H Club participated in the Nebraska 4-H State BB Gun & Air Rifle Competition this past weekend in Fremont, Nebraska. In the BB Gun competition, the Dead Eyes Team... Full story

 
 By The Observer    Sports    March 25, 2021

Kimball Track Invite This Saturday

The Kimball track team is preparing for the Kimball Track Invite on Saturday, March 27, after competing in the Chadron Indoor. Results for Kimball athletes at the March 20 Chadron Indoor include: • Raven Johnson won the pole vault. • Maddie...

 
 By The Observer    Sports    March 25, 2021

Coyotes Win Awards

The Minuteman Activities Conference named its All-Conference selections in basketball for the 2020-21 season, with several area student-athletes recognized for their superior performances during the season. Potter-Dix was well-represented. For boys...

 

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