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Articles from the June 17, 2021 edition

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Pet Salon

Most afternoons, Gretchen Spitz will be at her new salon on West Highway 30. Her clients are every age, size, color and breed – of dogs, as well as some cats. But her clientele doesn't stop there;... Full story



A celebration of Tom Southard's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. this Friday, June 18, at the Kimball High School gymnasium, where the Observer sportswriter devotedly covered so many student-athletes... Full story


The Special Election Issue

The Kimball City Council was scheduled to meet this week on Tuesday evening. Several significant items appeared on the agenda, including under Current Business this item: “Approve and Authorize Special Election to fill Council vacancy on such date...


County Road Department Gets Back At It

The Kimball County Commissioners dealt with a variety of topics Tuesday in their regular bi-monthly meeting. The county Road Department will begin working again on their 1/6 Year project located 14...



YARD OF THE WEEK is back in action beginning next week. While looking for a well kept yard to advertise Yard of the Week, The Observer stumbled upon this well-kept and maintained front yard of Ken... Full story


FFA Progress Show Returns

The Kimball FFA Alumni group was forced to skip last year's Progress Show, but that is not the case this year. This weekend will be the 18th annual Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show. The alumni will set up Friday night. On Saturday, the hogs, lambs,... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    June 17, 2021

Bless The Sweet Little Critters

Good morning! June has arrived with farmers in the field, hot weather and summer celebrations! I think in a past life my husband was at the very least a relative of Johnny Appleseed because every year or so we plant & re-plant trees. Recently we...



The Boulier, Petsch, Gilbert and Younglund families donated this bench and shade shelter for the area on the west side of the Kimball Community Trail. The inscription on the bench includes each...


Tommy Mackland (Tom) Southard

Tommy Mackland (Tom) Southard, 84, of Kimball, Nebraska, passed peacefully, with family by his side, on December 6, 2020 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. Tom had a short bout with... Full story


Viola Jelinek

Viola F. Jelinek, 96, died at the Venice Florida Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with... Full story


The Young Guns

The inaugural season of the Kimball Longhorn Trap team is in the books. The team participated in the state trap shoot on Sunday, with each individual member shooting 100 clay pigeons. Results for the... Full story


Cowboys Visit To Compete In Ranch Rodeo

Cowboys from Mitchell, Bridgeport, Torrington, Hyannis and Akron, Colo., converged on Kimball for the Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, June 12. The evening started with bronc riding: Winners were Ty Fenster...



6/17/21 5:30 Co Pitch Softball – Kimball NE 6:00 Majors-Gering #3 6/18/21 5:30 Co Pitch Baseball Red v. Green – SE 5:30 Co Pitch Softball Pink v Blue – NE 5:30 Tee ball Blue v. Green – SW... Full story


Fraternal Hall Museum Opens For Summer

The Plains Historical Museum in the Fraternal Hall will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday this summer from 2-4 p.m. Individuals have stepped up to volunteer to open the museum. One of the unique items in the museum is the Hinner organ and...


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