Articles from the June 15, 2023 edition

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Kimball Voters Reject Tax Proposals

The Observer received the unofficial Kimball special election results from Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday. Sibal said all the measures on the June 13 ballot were... Full story


Increased Property Values A Hot Topic

The Kimball County Assessor’s office has been busy answering questions and explaining the changes in property valuations to local residents. On June 1, letters went out to property owners showing the changes in valuation. Most residential propertie...

 By Jim Orr    News    June 15, 2023

Annexation On City's Front Burner Next Week

The Kimball City Council has two special meetings scheduled for next week to address and possibly approve the annexation of land along Highway 71 south of the city where Clean Harbors proposes a 60-acre, 120-lot housing development to help... Full story



After just one event on Saturday, the Kimball Ranch Rodeo was canceled due to the continual downpour of rain. About a half dozen bronc riders enjoyed the dry conditions to start the 14th annual ranch... Full story



The Yard of the Week went to 314 Walnut St., the home of Nicole Gifford and James Fraser. The family has owned the house for two years and began improvements soon after they purchased the property....

 By Barb Cross    News    June 15, 2023

April Fools? It's The Middle Of June

Good morning Banner County! Well here we are smack dab in the middle of June and a good part of the time it feels like April. This past Monday was even chilly. Hummm ... must be in Nebraska! Heading down south to our neighbors in Kimball, the city... Full story


Greg P. Murray

Greg P. Murray, a beloved son, devoted husband, father, and Papa, left this earth after a brief, but difficult battle with cancer. A fighter until the end, he passed away on May 29,2023 at the age of... Full story


Robert Leon 'Bob' Shipman

Robert Leon "Bob" Shipman, 70, of Estes Park, CO passed away peacefully on June 7th at home. Bob courageously battled pancreatic cancer. Bob was born January 22, 1953 in Scottsbluff, NE to Gail Leo... Full story



Jack Faden, age 93, of Gering, Nebraska, passed away on June 10, 2023. Fond memories and condolences may be left at Inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Banner County at a later date.... Full story


Four Winds Women Tee Off For Summer

The Four Winds Women’s Golf League began its season on May 31 with 11 teams. The first-week winners were Shellon Anderson with 16 putts, Pattie Klinginsmith with a low gross of 42, and Jan Bashaw’s low net of 33. There were no flag prizes.... Full story



Members of the Kimball trap team shoot for State this Sunday, June 18, starting at 10 a.m. here in Kimball. The Potter-Dix team will be shooting with the team as well. The format for all the... Full story


Dix Residents Face Perjury Charges

Perjury charges were filed on June 7 against Kenneth D. Childs in another legal case involving the Dix resident. The Kimball County Sheriff’s Office handled the case. The charges stem from Sept. 30, 2022, and Feb. 20, 2023, when Childs completed...



Lifeguards spray down the Kimball Swimming Pool area in preparations for the pool’s annual reopening earlier this month.... Full story


Kimball Ranch Rodeo

The ranch rodeo crowd stayed dry under the grandstands, but when the rodeo was canceled they headed to their vehicles and them felt the rain....


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