Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition

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New Home For City, County Law Officers?

Discussion of making the Kimball County Annex building into a local Law Enforcement Center was one of the newest topics at the Kimball County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. A motion was made to...


Looking Into The Special Elections

QUESTION: Several years ago we voted in a sale tax increase for city improvements. How was this bill written? Can the revenue be used for upgrading our wastewater treatment and other improvements? Or would it have to go back on the ballot? ANSWER:...


Who You Gonna Call? Gasbuster! Brower Finds Cheap Natural Gas

Larry Brower has been saving Kimball County residents and businesses thousands of dollars annually for the past 25 years. Last year, from Kimball to Alliance to York, he saved folks over $600,000.... Full story



Kimball County and Kimball County Transit Service administrator Christy Warner have received recognition for their work and leadership to meet Panhandle transit needs. Nebraska Legislature Resolution...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 20, 2023

Prom Season Is Here, And So Are Blue Skies ... At Least For Awhile

Good morning to you and yours. Beautiful clear blue skies here this morning, at least for awhile. The school students have been busy, as always. Today, April 20th, there is District Music at WNCC, an all-day event. Tomorrow through Sunday is the... Full story


Potter-Dix Students Of Month

Introducing Potter-Dix Jr./Sr. High School's April Students of the Month. From left are Kennedy Knoll, Jaclyn Worth, Joshua Kasten, Callen McConnell and Jacina Wilbur.  Not pictured:  Skyler...


Cynthia D. Thacker

Cynthia D. Thacker, 69, of Kimball, died in Aurora, Colorado on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Cremation has been held and Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Trini... Full story


Ivan A. Keller

Ivan A. Keller, 91, of Banner County, died at Kimball Health Services on Saturday, April 15, 2023.  Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will be published in next week’s paper. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Cantrell... Full story


Kimball Golfers In The Swing For Spring

On Tuesday this week, the Longhorn golf team traveled to Rolling Hills Golf Course in Morrill to play in their third meet of the year. See next week's paper for the results. Kyler Lusche placed...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 20, 2023

Potter-Dix Second At Tri-State Meet

Creek Valley High School hosted the annual Tri-State Meet, and area schools all competed on a sunny day with a warm breeze. Spectators and competitors that did not liberally apply sunscreen found that they had a good sunburn by the beginning of the a...


Coyotes Golf At Mitchell

On Tuesday, April 11, Mitchell High School hosted the Mitchell Invitational at Scenic Knolls Golf Course. The challenging course and a hot day got the best of most of the area school’s golfers, and the Sidney team managed a fifth place finish with...


Mitchell Next For Horns After WTC, Creek Valley Meets

The Kimball boys and girls track teams travel to Mitchell on Friday, April 21, after competing at the WTC meet in Bayard on April 15 and the Tri-State meet at Creek Valley in Chappell on April 17....



The 29,815 pounds lifted by 49 lifters raised $6,275.00 after the Longhorn Lift-A-Thon wrapped up last week. Top lifting honors went to Rachel Berger, Grace Anderson, Hayden Sours, Wyatt Cords,...


Observer Wins More State Press Awards

LINCOLN – The vital role of community newspapers in open government and keeping citizens informed was a central theme of last week's Nebraska Newspaper Annual Convention – and the Observer was... Full story


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