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Articles from the April 7, 2022 edition

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New Hospital Gets Its Money

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday to receive an update on Kimball Health Services. Kayla Fennell was appointed to replace M. Timothy Nolting on the Kimball Health Service Board of Trustees. Nolting recently...


Banner Defendants Plead No Contest

Two Banner County officials and one Banner County employee pleaded “no contest” Monday to an amended charge of “attempt of a Class 2 misdemeanor.” All three were found guilty of the charge and sentencing will occur in May for the...


Two City Power Outages Next Week

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 11, and Thursday, April 14. The City of Kimball has announced that the power supplier Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will be shutting down electricity to Kimball parts of those two days. On Monday, the... Full story



After delivering mail in the Potter area for 62 years, Annie Juelfs retired on March 31. The retirement party and celebration of 62 years of mail service for Annie occurred on Saturday. Annie is... Full story


New Seats Coming To McNees Auditorium

The Kimball School Board met for a special meeting on March 29. With all members present, a vote on the purchase and replacement of seating in the Harry McNees Auditorium was the main item on the...


Colts & Fillies Learn A Bit About Bits And Bridles

The Colts and Fillies 4-H club held its monthly meeting at the 4-H building, Sunday, March 27th. President Emily Whitney led the meeting with 12 members present. During the meeting vice president... Full story


Henry A. Stahla

Henry A. Stahla, 66, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Memorial services were planned for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the First English Lutheran Church... Full story


Clyde W. Cox & Charlotte A. Cox

Clyde and Charlotte were both able to pass away peacefully at home surrounded by family. They were born and raised in Redding, Kansas, and started their own family there. They lived in New Mexico... Full story


Robert L. Stanfield

Robert L. Stanfield, 74, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Friday, April 1, 2022. Following Robert’s wishes, cremation has been held and a private family service will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view... Full story

 By The Observer    Sports    April 7, 2022

After Bayard, Two Meets This Week For Horns

The Kimball boys and girls track teams found tough competion at the Bayard CD Invite. The girls placed 13th with 25 points, while Bayard was first with 79. The boys placed 15th with 4 points, while... Full story


Dead Eye Anna Coleman Wins 2 Firsts At State

The Dead Eye Shooters 4-H Club competed at the 2022 Nebraska State 4-H BB & Air Rifle Match in Mitchell last weekend. The Dead Eyes were represented by 13 BB competitors and 6 Air Rifle...


Frerichs An All-Star Coach

Coaches have been selected for the 2022 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game – among them Potter-Dix’s Dale Frerichs. This marks the 44th year for the game. It will be played 7 p.m. June 11th at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff. Brent Bauer from...


Coyotes Compete In Bayard

The Potter-Dix Coyotes track and field teams competed on Saturday at the Bayard CD Invitational. With beautiful weather and a slight breeze, the athletes had a great day for competition, and for the...


Sen. Fischer Address Gas Tax

In the March 17 edition of the Observer, U.S. Sens. Fischer and Sasse were asked about the chance of lifting the federal gasoline tax due to help offset surging fuel costs. On March 29, Sen. Deb Fischer's office responded to the question about...



Potter-Dix's speech team just completed a year in which they challenged for the state championship, and the school's choir is following with its own success. The Coyotes, above, took first place...


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