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Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition

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Hottell Elected Sheriff

After months of campaigning for the hotly contested Kimball County Sheriff's race, voters unseated Sheriff Harry Gillway in favor of challenger David Hottell, according to unofficial results. The GOP... Full story


Shoup Leaving Board To Teach

Matt Shoup resigned his position on Kimball School Board, only to be hired as Kimball's 7-8 grade social studies teacher. Shoup resigned his school board position effect July 11, which will end a six-year career on the board. His resignation letter...


Coyote Seniors Open Area Graduation Season

Seven seniors received their high school diplomas in the ceremony. Numerous scholarships were handed, but the big winners were Thomas Muldoon receiving Regent Scholarships to UN-K and UN-L and a...


Feral Cat Program 'Going Great'

A reader asked this question. How is the project on feral cats coming? According to Kimball feral cat program founder,Tiffany LaBeau, "The program is still going great. I'm hoping to take three momma... Full story


Ronald Lee Harms

Ronald "Ron" Harms, 62, passed away April 27, 2022, following a valiant six-year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. On June 7, 1959, Ron was born in Kimball, Nebraska, to Elwood and Donna...


Barbara Lee Stoddard

Barbara Lee Stoddard was lifted to heaven on the wings of angels on May 6, 2022, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Her memorial service will be Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    May 12, 2022


Street repairs that began last week required the roadway to be narrowed to one lane at First and Chestnut streets on the south side of Kimball's underpass. Residents were urged to use caution when... Full story

 By The Observer    Sports    May 12, 2022

Golfers Back Home For 2 Tourneys

Freshman Kyler Lusche placed third at the Bayard Invite and Western Trails Conference golf meet on Tuesday, May 10. Lusche shot 42-41 for 83. In team standings, Kimball tied with Bayard for eighth place at 424. Rounding out the team for Kimball were...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 12, 2022

Coyotes Busy, District Next

Potter-Dix’s Coyote track and field teams had a busy week, starting off with the MAC meet on Tuesday and then the Cheyenne County Meet on Friday. The Coyotes traveled to Bayard for Tuesday’s competition, featuring their MAC conference rivals....

 By The Observer    Sports    May 12, 2022

Longhorns, Wildcats Win A Few Firsts

The Kimball boys and girls track teams go into the district meet Thursday, May 12, at Mitchell after a competitive showing at last week's Cheyenne County meet in Leyton. Pole vaulters Trey Schindler... Full story


Trap Team Enters 4th Week

The Kimball Longhorns trap team is back at it for a second season and has proven in its young existence to have some fine shooters. Here’s the team’s results in the early going this year. WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 Ainslie Albertson 22 33 29 Grace... Full story



Gideon Casimiro Doug and Jo Christopherson Husker Power Scholar Lions Club Scholarship Kaitlin Heeg UNL Regents Scholarship KEA Haines Family Rich Toombs Doug and Jo Christopherson Tom Southard Memorial WTC Rosary Altar Society Booster Club Knights...



Jared Anton Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Scholarship (16,000) Nebraska Wesleyan Campus Visit Scholarship (1,000) WNCC Sidney Campus Potter Community Grand Marshal Scholarship in Honor of Phil...



Banner County School 2022 graduates were awarded and accepted a total of $222,380 in scholarships. Here is a look at their plans. Helen Hein will continue her studies with LifeLinks on the WNCC campus. Maddison Hill will continue studies at Summit...


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