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Articles from the April 15, 2021 edition

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Ace Is The Place For New Owner

Forget calling it the old Shopko building. The new name is Kimball Ace Hardware, according to owner Jeff Lepp. Lepp spent about 40 minutes telling the Observer about his new store in Kimball. "We... Full story


Mayor Recall Process Moves On

The City of Kimball mayoral recall process continues. Mayor Keith Prunty issued a statement to the media in response to the petition to recall. And one person who filed a petition, Ashley Sisk, said she was looking to “withdraw my name” from the...


37% Of Panhandle Adults Vaccinated; One New Case Here

Panhandle Public Health District reported Kimball County has only one new COVID-19 case for the past week. The surrounding counties of Cheyenne and Scotts Bluff have increased numbers, with six and 17 new cases, respectively. Just over 37 percent of...



Kimball County Transit Service employee Ron Wall shows Mary Lynch first graders Riyah Jonsrud, Adie Weinbender, Breckin Wise and J.J. Rohde the transit bus. This week is Nebraska Public Transit Week,...



Kimball County Government Day occurred on Tuesday, April 13. Kimball High senior civics students listen to District Court Clerk Deb Diemoz explain the duties associated with the District Court....

 By Barb Cross    News    April 15, 2021

Student Artist Makes This Grandmother Proud

Good morning! Here is hoping that you didn’t get blown away or sand blasted by the crazy winds that have been annoying us lately. Can’t even begin to call that kite flying weather. This past weekend was a half & half, one beautiful day, and one...



Kimball Senior High’s 2021 prom royalty gather for a photo on their big night last weekend. From left are attendants Raven Johnson and Samantha Bemis, queen Reese Spradling, king Cole Henton, and...


Public Survey Planned For Schools

Over the past few months, the Kimball School Board has been discussing the school district’s facilities, and now they have reached a point of needing and wanting the community’s opinions. A short survey has been prepared by the board, and this we...


Randy Harmon

Randy H. Harmon, 61, of Kimball, died at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Roger... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 15, 2021

P-D Boys 5th, Girls 14th At Bayard C-D

Potter-Dix’s Coyote track and field team travelled to Bayard on Saturday to compete at the Bayard C-D Invite. The boys came away with a fifth place result, while the girls placed 14th. The first-place teams were Burns among the girls and Leyton for...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 15, 2021

Longhorn Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd At Tri-State

Kimball's Longhorn track and field team has a busy week, excelling at the Tri-State Invitational Meet in Chappell last Tuesday and then facing a higher level of competition at the Bayard C-D... Full story



Dear Editor: Facts – From Kim Baliman. Maggie Laughlin is a grown woman with a family. She has not lived at home for 15 years. Her actions are her own. So many have asked, tried, or wanted to do this but for fear of ramifications from the mayor...



Dear Editor: In reference to the recent filing of a Mayor Recall Petition. I would like to address the issues that are being put forth as the reasoning for the recall petition by Mary M. Laughlin and Ashley Sisk and share my concerns as to the...



Dear Editor: I feel again the need to pick up the pen and write a note. As most everyone has heard now there has been the beginning of a recall effort for our mayor, Keith Prunty. I cannot speak to the charges regarding “Disrespect & Mistreatment...


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