Articles from the July 13, 2023 edition

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Woman Dies In Accident On County Road 52

At approximately 3:15 p.m. Monday, Nebraska State Patrol troopers received a report of a single-vehicle crash approximately four miles west of Highway 71 on County Road 52 in Kimball County, troopers told the Observer on Tuesday. Upon arrival,... Full story



A few days after the July 4 holiday in 2021, Hometown Hardware in Kimball opened its doors and celebrated June as a "super" financial month. They had made it through COVID and were looking forward to...


Wheeler Out, Toth In At KPS

On Monday evening, the Kimball School Board accepted the resignation of FFA Advisor/Ag Instructor Sally Wheeler. Wheeler had been with the Kimball Schools for nine years and accepted a position with...


Dix Road Becoming A Fixed Road

In a few weeks, County Road 59 South, otherwise known as the Dix road, will receive two coats of chip seal. At the present time, the tubes or culverts have been installed, and there are about 3½ miles left to patch before the chip seal project... Full story



Kimball firefighters and their little buddies enjoy a ride atop a fire truck during Fourth of July festivities at Gotte Park. Nebraska State Patrol troopers also were on hand, along with local... Full story



Eileen M. Dudney's yard, home and retaining wall at 501 S. Washington received Yard of the Week. For some time, Eileen wanted to do something to her retaining wall. She considered a religious... Full story



Kimball Mary Lynch third grader Able Kuhns, 9, has been playing pool for more than half his life, and his experience is showing. The left-hander began playing when he could just sit on the table and h... Full story


Verla Mae Bohac

Verla Mae Bohac, 94, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023 at... Full story


Joan M. Burt

Joan M. Burt, 83, was born on July 22, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, and died on June 29, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. During her childhood years, her family moved often and lived in numerous places... Full story


Orval E. Harms

Orvil E. Harms, 91, of Grover, Colorado, died at Kimball Health Services on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the Grace Lutheran Church... Full story


Richard L. (Dick) McGee

Richard L. (Dick) McGee, 83, of Mesa, AZ,  died June 27, 2023 at his  home in Mesa, Arizona. Born January 7, 1940, in Scottsbluff, NE, Richard was the son of Robert E. "Mac" McGee and Dorothy... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 13, 2023


For the last four years, the Panhandle area sports scene has been dominated by the best athlete in the region, Luke Kasten of Potter. The Potter-Dix 2023 graduate burst on to the scene four years ago...


Erik Eddinton Tops Vince's Leaderboard

The 14th annual Vince's golf tournament at the Four Winds course ran into some weather on Saturday, and six holes had to be played on Sunday along with the regular 18 holes. Topping the leaderboard...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    July 13, 2023

Daum's Summer Gig: NBA

The Dauminator is back in the states playing ball. The Sacramento Kings signed the Kimball basketball legend to their roster for the 2023 NBA Summer League. The 6-9 Daum, also a double-digit scorer... Full story


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