Articles from the April 11, 2019 edition

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Moisture Needed In Panhandle, At Least Before Storm

An estimated 60 acres of pasture burned on Sunday afternoon, April 7, near Kimball, according to Kimball Fire Chief Rick Wynne. The fire along Road 29W, which occurred before the April 10-11 storm... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

Attorney General's Office To Assist

An arrest was made last week, April 2, regarding a child abuse case that occurred Sunday, March 31, in Kimball, according to Kimball Police Chief Andy Bremer. A man identified as Alexander Romero has been placed in custody and is currently charged...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

Highway Superintendent, Commissioner Stepping Down

With spring time well on its way in Kimball County, many of us are ready to step out of the office early to enjoy the warm weather. However, for two Kimball County employees ,this warm weather might...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 11, 2019

'Kimball Yard Of The Week' Returns To Observer April 18

“Kimball Yard of the Week” is back for 2019 year and will run in the Observer from April 18 through Oct. 31. Nominations may be submitted by text or PM to Kim Baliman, Dawn Patterson Moeser, Beth Sanders Huddleston or Dakota Kuhns The rules: One... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    April 11, 2019

It's The Little Things

In a world of negativity when it comes to raising our children and how the younger generation is raised in a different life, not having to work for things, no manners, along with other ideas that are upsetting to many in older generations. A small... Full story


Edward L. Cooney

Edward L. "Ed" Cooney, 77, of Arthur passed away, Friday March 29, 2019, in Ogallala Community Hospital. A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 2, in the Arthur County High School...


Mary L. Soper

Mary L. Soper, 84, of Kimball, died in Castro Valley, California on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at St. Joseph's Catholic...


Neal L. Prince

Neal LeRoy Prince, 89, of Fairbury, NE, passed away Tuesday February 26, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born to Neal LeRoy and Cecelia Mae (McClanahan) Prince Sr. November 21, 1929 at the...


Larissa J. Binod

Larissa Jean (McConnell) Binod, 37, of Kimball, NE, passed away on April 5, 2019 after a brief battle with brain cancer. She was born on June 6, 1981, in Davenport, IA to Douglas and Marcelee...


Dale J. Tobler

Dale Jennings Tobler of Lincoln, NE passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Born in Potter, Nebraska on December 27, 1934 to Lawrence and Florence Tobler. Dale graduated from Dix (NE) High School in...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

A Blizzard In The Works

The weather cooperated enough to allow our area track and golf athletes a chance to get in some competition this past week, but watch out again this week. Already the Potter-Dix Junior High track meet, held at Kimball, has been cancelled from April 1... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

Kilgore A Double Winner At Mitchell

Kimball's Brady Kilgore is still undefeated in the hurdles after winning both hurdle races at last Saturday's Mitchell Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Longhorn senior had another outstanding...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

Kimball High Boys Golf In Full Swing After Practice Round

The Kimball High Boys Golf is in full swing and the Longhorns got it started with a nine hole practice round involving their own team, Mitchell, and Potter Dix, this past week at the Four Winds. Coach Chad Wise had 8 golfers participate, Mitchell...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    April 11, 2019

Gortney And Thurin Junior Olympic Champions

Two Tri-State Grapplers, Jax Thurin and Jesse Gortney, ventured to Eads, Colorado, for the Eads Junior Olympic Tournament on April 6. In the 51 pound bracket, Gortney placed first. Champ. Round 1 --...


Kimball Dead Eye Shooters Earn Nationals

Kimball Dead Eye Shooters 4-H Club BB Gun Team 1 placed 3rd in the 2019 Nebraska State 4-H BB Gun and Air Rifle Championships earning a trip to the Daisy National BB Gun Match in Rogers, Arkansas, this July. Team members are Julia Winstrom, Chris...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    April 11, 2019

'2019 Take The Buckin' Pool Tournament

Two local establishments with the help of the Kimball community are heading up a summer filled will pool tournaments to benefit local residents. Beer and Loathing and Chute No. 7 present the “2019 Take the Buckin” pool tournament -- a series of...


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