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Articles from the April 16, 2020 edition

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Living With The Pandemic

As of Tuesday morning, the state of Nebraska had 871 positive tests and a total of 18 deaths, while the Panhandle has 27 positive cases of COVID-19. Although Kimball County has a total of 10 cases,... Full story

 

National Guard Rolls In From Lincoln, Conducts Virus Tests

The Kimball High School was the site of the Nebraska Air National Guard and Army National Guard COVID-19 testing on Thursday, April 9. Lt. Natasha Hilsgren said we "train for this situation" and that...

 

Virus Can't Stop Egg Hunts

As cancellations have continued to mount during April, the traditional annual Easter egg hunt at the Kimball High School was on that list of cancellations. But Dawn Hickman had other plans. The local...

 

Kimball School Board Accepts 3 Resignations

A special school meeting was conducted on April 7 to hire an individual, accept three resignations and make changes to the graduation requirements. This was meeting was conducted via Zoom due to the coronavirus, and the new format created few...

 

Exchange Student's Parents Ship 500 Masks From China To Manor

Kimball High School foreign exchange student Carina Chen's parents in Shanghai, China, sent a special package to help Kimball County Manor get through the coronavirus pandemic. Carina is the foreign...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 16, 2020

Banner County Notes: Never Too Late To Try Harder!

Good morning! Here is hoping you all had a very nice Easter, if not a very unusual one. We sure did, but we have a lot to be thankful for. Have one kid still at home and two more that are close enough to come often, which sure helps. Plus we had...

 

Kimball Kruisers

The second Kimball Kruise Night during the coronavirus pandemic was Friday evening. More than 130 vehicles were cruising the main drag of Kimball from 6:30 to 7:30. A variety of cars hit the streets,...

 

Kimball School Board Election: Meet The Candidates

Kimball School Board appears to be the most sought after position in the local elections as nine candidates are vying for three positions. The Observer presented the candidates with questions and requested a photo. Although many voters will be...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 16, 2020

While I Have My Record Sheets Out ...

The only local and area sporting activities that are taking place, as far as I know of at least, is open golf at the Four Winds Golf Course. By direction of Nebraska State officials, there will be no... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    News    April 16, 2020

This Week's Sports Rewind: April 14, 1968

Looking back 52 years ago, this is a story I read on my KIMB Radio Sports show. It concerns my coverage of the Sidney Invitational Track and Field meet. The names of Pat O’Brien and Barry Frederick should be recognized to even you newcomers to the...

 

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