Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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 By Keegan Eeretmoed    News    May 11, 2023


One of Kimball High School's newest programs, the Kimball Kings eSports team, made it to State. In the program's first year, their League of Legends team ranked fourth in the state. They left for Conc... Full story


Serrano Faces Decades In Prison

William Serrano was sentenced May 2 on four charges, including involuntary manslaughter, two counts of terrorist threats, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. In March, a Kimball County jury of five women and seven men...


Pederson Resigns From Board

Kimball School Board member Chauncey Pederson submitted his letter of resignation to the board and Superintendent Trevor Anderson on Monday evening at the regular board meeting. Pederson’s resignation will be effective May 31. His letter stated,... Full story


Former Kimball Restaurant Owner Jailed After 140 mph Chase

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol said they have arrested a Kimball woman, Rebecca Brown, 46, former owner of Java Blend in Kimball, following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Thursday evening. At approximately 9:10 p.m. Thursday, a trooper reported... Full story


Hospital About Halfway Done

Construction workers are taking advantage of recent ideal weather conditions for building Kimball's new hospital, but nationwide supply chain issues are likely to delay completion of the $43 million... Full story



Kimball High students helped out in the Observer office’s basement organizing years of bound copies of the Observer from the early 1900s to early 2000s. They organized by taking all the books off... Full story

 By Elizabeth Bohac    News    May 11, 2023


Banner County High School musicians performed their Spring Concert on Thursday evening. From left in the front row are Amanda Montelongo, Conrad Kaminski, Travis Onstott, Isaac Olsen, Brendyn... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    May 11, 2023

Days Of Rain, Mother's Day And Graduation

Good morning, beautiful May! We are so thankful for the recent rainfall. More is predicted over the next few days, so hopefully there will be more. This week is filled with school graduations and Mom’s Day. In honor of those moms, the Midwest...


Banner County FFA Raises $24,000

The Banner County FFA Silent Auction had a "fantastic turnout, and we had great support from area businesses and the people of our community and surrounding communities," FFA Advisor Bill Gifford... Full story



Mark Daum of Kimball shot a hole in one Wednesday night, May 3, on the third hole at Four Winds Golf Course. His 7 iron was his club of choice.... Full story


Longhorns Winding Up Track Season Nicely

Mitchell's Cael Peters won the Kimball Invite on Thursday with a solid game of 35/35=70 at Four Winds Golf Course. Jace Nelson from Gordon-Rushville shot a 35/36 for a 71 to take second. Third place... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    May 11, 2023

Horns, Coyotes Make All-State

A dozen students from Kimball and Potter-Dix high schools made the grade this spring on a statewide list for excelling in academics and activities. The Nebraska School Activities Association released the names of students who received the Spring...


Kimball Off To District After Leyton Invite

On Thursday, May 11, the Longhorn track team will travel to Grant for district competition. The state track meet is May 18-20 in Omaha and two Longhorns already have a ticket to go as Emma Patterson...


The Great Glittersby Dinner Theater

Cast members of "The Great Glittersby Murder" included, from left, Deb Nolting, Bill Baldwin, Ethan Koehn, Amber Childers, Bonny Stendahl, Barbi Koehn, Daisy Sweetland, Bonnie Kopp, Shawn Koehn and...


The Great Glittersby Tea

Attending the tea and dressed for the occasion were Eva Shada from Kearney, left, and Kimball Library employee Amelia Shada. Their sister, (right) Olivia Shada from Orleans, also a... Full story


Beth Alden Smith

Beth Alden Smith, 91, of Blair, Nebraska, and formerly of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away at Carter Place in Blair on April 26, 2023. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, at Trinity... Full story


Sue Ann Wallesen

Sue Ann Wallesen 81, of Kimball, passed away at her home in Kimball on December 18, 2022 following a stroke. Cremation was held and graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 19, 2023 at the Kimball Cemetery with Randy Bohac officiating....


Time To Git-R-Done

Emotions and tears are standard for many seniors on graduation day, but the immediate future is “all coming together” for one Kimball senior. KHS senior Justin Klosterman is “ready to go” and...


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