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Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition

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Confirmed Cases In Kimball

Editor's Note: Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Kimball County were announced April 1 after this article was published, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s. The Observer will continue to... Full story


Virus Concerns Heightened In Kimball

The information in regard to the coronavirus changes hourly and is extremely fluid as it has inched into our town and county. Be cautious about believing rumors; it is always best to rely on facts. And it’s so important to remain calm and continue...


$280,000 Lottery Ticket Sold At Vince's

The Nebraska Lottery tweeted that a lucky person in Kimball hit the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot on Saturday night. The winning $280,000 ticket was purchased at Vince’s Corner. The ticket matched the winning numbers 04, 07, 11, 13 and 29. Nebraska...


Another Time, Another Virus

The front page of the February 20, 1953 issue of the Sidney Telegraph read: "Potter Child Polio Victim". The article began: "Cheyenne county's first polio fatality of 1953 was a 14-year-old boy from P...


Easter Egg Hunts Come Home

The coronavirus has cancelled the "big" annual Easter Egg Hunt usually held at Kimball High School, but thanks to Dawn Hickman, Bob Hinton and families there will be many "little" Easter egg hunts at...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 2, 2020

Banner County Notes: These Days, There's Something To Be Learned From 'The Blind Girl'

Good morning! Here we are into the month of April, no foolin’! As you all are aware, we have changes, challenges and cancellations daily as we work our way through this virus. I was surprised to see that most of the eating establishments in the Sco...


William H. Russell Jr.

William H. Russell Jr., 84, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Following Bill's wishes, cremation has been held and no services is scheduled at this time. Friends may v...


Grace Walker

Grace Walker, 88, of Kimball died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. The services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Jock Talk: Sports? Yes, There's Still Some To Talk About

All of the sanctioned season sports still on hold so not much to watch, and or, write about, but golf is being played at our Four Winds Golf Course and despite rather cool weather, a few hardy souls have been out getting some very fresh air. I have... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Big Mike In Spain

Mike Daum is another outstanding Kimball High grad who, like Adam Bohac (see "Jock Talk" in this week's paper), set many Kimball High School records and excelled in the game of basketball. He went on...


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