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Articles from the April 1, 2021 edition

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Shopko Building Owner Planning

The new owner of the former Shopko building, Jeff Lepp, confirmed to the Observer this week that he purchased the property. Lepp owns and operates Specialty Sports & Supply in Colorado Springs,... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 1, 2021

Super Great: Our Church Buildings Are Open For Easter

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far! Beautiful weather just in time for Easter. We still have a little snow piled here and there, but I suspect that the high temperatures and high winds will take care of that. As far as Easter, our churc...

 

A Close Look At Proposed Hospital

Operating in a 70-year-old building and facing rising patient numbers, Kimball Health Services is looking to build a new hospital. Hospital officials say the new facility would enhance patient care,...

 

Downtown Accident

Emergency personnel attend to one of the vehicles involved March 27 in a downtown Kimball accident. According to Kimball Police, on Sunday afternoon two cars collided near the stoplight and... Full story

 

32% Of Panhandle Residents Vaccinated So Far

Panhandle Public Health District reported no new COVID-19 cases in Kimball County for the past week, and the county is in the yellow or moderate risk category. All of the Panhandle counties are in the yellow or green category. One year ago, on March...

 

One And Done For Interviewee

Mayor Keith Prunty, Kimball City Council and the Board of Public Works conducted one interview last week for city administrator position. The candidate, John Walz, a mechanical engineer from Hastings, was interviewed. Since Dan Dean retired in May...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    April 1, 2021

TGIF In Banner County

As Banner County School's four-day school week moves through the final quarter of its second year, enrollment numbers appear to be adding up in its favor. Superintendent Evelyn Browne told the...

 

Pool Players Shoot For John Aguiniga

Beer & Loathing and Chute 7 were the scenes of the 1st Annual John Aguiniga Memorial Pool Tournament. The pool tournament, silent auction, raffle, and food raised enough money for John's wife,... Full story

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 1, 2021

Longhorn Girls Third At Morrill Early Bird

Kimball's Longhorn track and field teams had to cancel the Kimball Invitational due to weather last weekend, but the team was still able to travel Saturday to compete in the Early Bird Meet at...

 

P-D Boys 4th, Girls 12th

The area’s Track & Field Teams are in full swing. The Potter-Dix Coyotes are among them, having traveled to Morrill on Saturday to compete in the Early Bird Invitational. The boys squad was fourth and the girls 12th. Medal winners included Luke...

 

Potter-Dix Pumps Brakes on Four-Day School Week

Potter-Dix Public Schools are not rushing a decision on whether to switch to a four-day school week or stick with the traditional five-day week. When the Observer contacted Potter-Dix Schools Superintendent Adam Patrick via email, he responded with...

 

Easter Egg Hunt Returns!

After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, the popular Easter Egg Hunt in Kimball is back and will occur on Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The event will be at Gotte Park, and the New Hope Youth group has taken over the event from Bob and Dawn... Full story

 

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