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Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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  • Demolition Work Begins In Dix

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 9, 2022

    Members of the community of Dix were up in arms about the need to remove a damaged building in downtown Dix, but then demolishment of the structure began Tuesday. The former multistory commercial building at 123 Myrtle Str. sustained substantial wind damage in early April during a wind storm and suffered a large hole in the south side wall. The building, about a century old, was not repairable and a number of residents wanted it demolished. The Village of Dix also asked the owners to demolish th...

  • County Roads Getting Attention

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 9, 2022

    Road Superintendent Randy Bymer updated the Kimball County Commissioners on Tuesday about road issues within the county, and then the discussion turned to the purchase of one or the possibility of purchasing two new road graders. In the update, Bymer reported that two truck drivers are hauling rock for a chip seal project. One mile of Road 37 has been graveled, and a discussion with zoning administrator Sheila Newell has taken place for direction in adopting a driveway policy. The commissioners are considering abandoning the minimum...


    Jun 9, 2022

    The grass hasn't had a chance to grow much under Betty Elliott's feet. At 78, she is still doing work for the community, her church and "the girls." Four years ago, Betty moved into Park Terrace on the east edge of Kimball. Just after the height of the pandemic, she decided that there was a need for a craft group at Park Terrace. She received approval to start a craft class for the "girls." Her concern was that there was nothing for them to do, and so with masks on, they began the Tuesday, once... Full story


    Jun 9, 2022

    These kids were the first ones to Kimball's community pool when it opened for the summer last Friday and ended up just biding time until the big moment arrived. Pool goers, from left, are Kyle Bohac, Derick Metcalf, Landon Bohac, Daiman Vanderwater and Jasmine Miller....

  • Kimball Ranch Rodeo Part Of A Busy Week In Area

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Jun 9, 2022

    Good morning, beautiful here this morning. Clear blue skies and after a wonderful rain – everything is washed and looking refreshed. Best way to start off another week, and it looks like it could be a pretty busy one too. Close to home is the Kimball Ranch Rodeo and Bronc Riding at the fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11th. Give Alex Engrstrom a call at 308-241-1760 and he has all the information. And all this weekend from June 10-12 are Sidney Gold Rush Days with treasure hunts (the...

  • Wade B. Walker

    Jun 9, 2022

    Wade B. Walker, 59, of Kimball, he received his ultimate healing when Jesus called him home on Friday, June 3, 2022. Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June10, 2022 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Alvin Koski officiating. Burial will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Visit www.cantrellfh.com to share condolences and stories with the family. Memorials may be given in his memory to... Full story


    Jun 9, 2022

    Kelani Cross runs her way to third place Saturday in the Banner County Historical Day Fun Run. Here are the results. One mile –Ages 6 & Under: 1 Addy Knaub, 2 Colbie Knaub, 3 Henry Groves. One mile – Ages 7 to 12: 1 Karter Mosby, 2 Trenton Knaub, 3 Trajan Johnson. 5K – Ages 13-29: 1 Makyla Mason, 2 Conrad Kaminski, 3 Kelani Cross. 5K – Over 29: 1 Megan Kaminski, 2 Keah Cross, 3 Jodi Peterson.... Full story

  • Oliver Stocked With 13,500 Fish

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 9, 2022

    On Tuesday morning, Oliver Lake was stocked with 12,000 walleye and 1,500 tiger muskie from the Nebraska Game and Parks in less than an hour. Ted Bartels from the Nebraska Game and Parks brought his load from the North Platte Hatchery and delivered fish to Oliver, Winter Creek, Minatare and Big Lake Alice. Stocking by the Nebraska Game and Fish is financed by hunting and fishing licenses. Game and Parks stock most of the public lakes throughout the state. Walleye are the most popular fish and...

  • Kimball Boys At Hoops Camp

    Chad Miller KHS Basketball Coach|Jun 9, 2022

    The Kimball boys basketball program participated in this summers 2022 Bridgeport Boys Team Camp June 1st and 2nd. There were 22 high schools from 4 different states competing in JV and Varsity divisions. Teams from Custer SD, Sturgis SD, Gillette WY, Lusk WY, Strasburg CO, Fleming CO, McClave CO, Ainsworth NE, and other area schools were there and we got to experience some really good basketball.  This year Kimball competed in the Varsity division and on Day 1 had eight players to take on the likes of Sidney, Bayard, Garden Co., and Lusk WY....

  • Summer Football Has A Potter-Dix Flavor This Year

    Jun 9, 2022

    The annual Wyoming-Nebraska 6-Man Shoot Out All-Star game was played on Friday in Chadron, and the Wyoming squad was able to outlast the Nebraska team in the highest scoring contest of the 11-game series. Potter-Dix’s Thomas Muldoon was a defensive standout during the game, recording many tackles and pass disruptions. He also was used on kickoffs and as a receiver. Muldoon and Jared Anton were selected to represent Potter-Dix in the annual event, as well as Head Coach Dale Frerichs as an assistant for the Nebraska team. The trio will be back... Full story

  • Banner County Historical Day Returns

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 9, 2022

    Banner County Historical Day has resumed after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The fun-filled day started last Saturday with a pancake feed by the Banner County Volunteer Fire Department. After a belly full of pancakes, kids and adults participated in the Banner County Historical Day Fun Run of either 1 mile or 3 miles. For months the locals had been preparing for the parade. This year marked one of the longest parades with a number of old vehicles, a horse-drawn buggy and a wagon, along... Full story