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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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10 Cases In Kimball

Editor's note: As expected, the National Guard visited Thursday to test Kimball first responders after this story was published. Kimball County as of April 7 has had 10 positive cases of the... Full story


Early Voting Encouraged During Virus Outbreak

Voting officials throughout the state – Kimball County included – are encouraging voters to vote by mail during the coronavirus outbreak by completing an early voter form to have a ballot sent to...


Entering A New, Changed World

Imagine being 17 or 18 years old and the last half of your senior year of high school is cancelled. Although Nicole Delphane has mixed feelings about the end of her high school career, she said, "I...


Kimball Bakery A Nebraska 'Passport' Stop

Kimball Bakery/Merrycakes was chosen as one of 70 stops on the coveted Nebraska Passport Stops for 2020. It can only help local tourism efforts as tourists visit the bakery on their way to...


Coronavirus Puts Its Mark On Branding

As calving season concludes, the thought of springtime rituals like branding begin occurring. But in this crazy, unusual time, Panhandle Public Health District has cautioned ranchers about their...


No Easy Fix For Cattle Market Downturn

“We are taking a lot of heat because people think we are not doing enough. But the issue is more complex; there is not an easy fix.” This according to Melody Benjamin, vice president of member services with the Nebraska Cattlemen Association....

 By Barb Cross    News    April 9, 2020

Banner County Notes: Good News, Yes, Here's Some Good News

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Other then the one bitterly cold day, which by the way included a 50 degree drop in temperature, we have been having some beautiful weather, finally! Yeah, I am so ready. I have some cucumber plants t...


Patricia O'Brien

Patricia O'Brien, 77, of Kimball, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cantrell Funeral Home. However, due...


Kathleen Lewis

Kathleen Lewis, 82, of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, March 5, 2020. Cremation has been held. Due to the coronavirus requirements, memorial services will be held at a later date. The services for Kathleen have been entrusted to...


Susan Schaeffer

Susan Schaeffer, 61, of Chadron, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Cremation has been held and due to the coronavirus, memorial services will be held at a later date. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020

Longhorn Girls Basketball Gets Its Coach: Jaclyn Burks

Jaclyn Burks will assume the position of Head Coach for the Kimball High Girls Basketball program, according to a release from Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. A lot of you fans will recognize her name as she was an outstanding player in her... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020

KIMB Radio Sports Is Back

Here we have the "KIMB SPORTS ... by Tom Southard" report from the April 10, 1967, KIMB-AM 1260 newsletter. Tom, once the former station's sports director and an Observer sports writing legend,...


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