Articles from the April 14, 2022 edition

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Humvee Accident Closes Highway

A team from the 90th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight assigned to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, was deployed to this area to conduct a series of controlled detonations on Tuesday, April 12, t...


Humvee Update

Update from the 90th Missile Wing public affairs: On April 15, the area of Nebraska Highway 71 near Kimball where a U.S. Air Force Humvee burned has been determined clear and safe by 90th Missile Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel. Airmen... Full story


Board Hires New Principal

The Kimball School Board approved the contract for Amanda Culek as the Mary Lynch principal and Special Services Director on Monday night at their regular meeting. (See sidebar with Amanda Culek's response to the approval.) The board also accepted...

 By Jim Orr    News    April 14, 2022


Vehicles navigate the corner of Third and Chestnut streets in Kimball during the power outage Monday, April 11. Stop signs replaced traffic lights at Kimball's busiest intersection, which Western...



Members of the New Hope Assembly of God Church meet to fill over 5,000 Easter eggs with candy and other big prizes for the Kimball area's Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, in Gotte Park at 11... Full story



PRESBYTERIAN Good Friday Service – 7 p.m. Easter Breakfast – 9 a.m. Easter Worship Service – 10:30 a.m. NEW HOPE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Easter Sunrise Service – 6 a.m. Easter Worship – 10:30 a.m. @ Goodhand Theatre ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC Holy... Full story


Avian Flu A Concern In Panhandle

Dr. Karla Wilke, assistant professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, shared her thoughts and information on avian influenza. A backyard flock in Scotts Bluff County became...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 14, 2022

Boy, Do We Need Some Rain

Good morning Harrisburg, friends and family near and far. Here we are in the middle of April already, and boy do we need some rain. We faced many local fires all past summer and our fire department has currently been helping at the Arapahoe fire. It...


Joel E. Linn

Joel E. Linn, 74, died at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on March 23, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is being planned for later in May in Kimball. Fond memories and... Full story


Joyce Maxted

Joyce Maxted, 91, passed away peacefully at Kimball County Manor on Monday, April 4, 2022. Visitation was offered on Thursday, April 7, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Cantrell Funeral Home. Her funeral ser... Full story


Cobras Come Up Big At State For Kimball

The Kimball Cobras Trampoline and Tumbling team members showed off their skills at the State meet at WNCC in Scottsbluff on April 2. And show off they did with four young ladies winning State... Full story


Longhorn Track Results From Tri-State, Holyoke

Here are results for the top Longhorns girls and boys track team members at the Tri State Meet on April 5 at Creek Valley and Holyoke Invite on April 9. The girls were fourth among 10 teams and boys 10th among 12 at Tri-State. At Holyoke, the girls...



Last week's severe winds caused considerable damage across the southern Panhandle. That included blowing down lots of bricks on the exterior of this old, long-close business building in... Full story


Principal Culek Shares Thoughts

Amanda Culek, the new principal for Mary Lynch Elementary School next year, provided these comments to the Observer after she was hired. “I am very humbled and honored to have been selected as the new Elementary Principal for Kimball Public Schools...



The extreme wind conditions last week caused this semi to skid and overturn along Interstate 80 between Kimball and Bushnell. See other wind photo on Page B6....


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