Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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Another Kimball County COVID Case

From Friday to Monday, 13 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Panhandle. Kimball County has one case and Scotts Bluff and Box Butte counties share the remaining 12. A male in his 50s is the latest Kimball County case and his exposure type...

 By The Observer    News    July 23, 2020

3rd And Chestnut Closed Up To Two Weeks

The City of Kimball issued a statement Monday for its street department to inform citizens of Kimball and surrounding areas that there will be a complete closure at the intersection of 3rd Street and...


Frenchman Valley Coop Building Flat Storage Facility

A huge project is in the works at the Kimball Frenchman Valley Coop on the north side of the railroad tracks. From a distance, a crane is visible but up close the boot pit is visible. Previously,...


Board Vote Did Not Compute

The Kimball School Board computer program Sparq erroneously stated at the last board meeting that a “motion failed” when in fact the motion passed. During the meeting, Travis Cook voted against approving the treasurer’s report due partly to the...

 By Barb Cross    News    July 23, 2020

Banner County Notes: County Fairs Looking Different This Year

Going, going, gone! And August is upon us. Can you believe it? Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope if you are in the middle of wheat harvest that the recent hail storms have missed you. Quite a lot of it south of Gering on Sunday...


Yard Of The Week

Receiving the Yard of the Week award is Valerie O'Brien at 401 Chestnut in Kimball. The O'Briens purchased the house in 2016, but didn't make the final transition to Nebraska from Aurora, Colorado,...


Trial Set For Kenneth Childs

A Sept. 24 trial date has been set for Kenneth Childs of Dix. Childs is charged with making terroristic threats, which is a Class 3A felony, and false reporting, which is a misdemeanor. Childs is...


James Merryfield

James A. Merryfield, 85, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball with Father Mike McDermott... Full story


Carol Y. Smith

Carol Y. Smith, 80, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Cremation has been held and family graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 25,... Full story


Shirley Ann (Parson) Carter

Shirley Ann (Parson) Carter, age 85, was called home to her Lord and Savior on July 14, 2020 at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska due to medical complications. Shirley was born Dec... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 23, 2020

No Place Like Home

Cameron Wynne, the son of Brian Wynne who was a 1997 Kimball High grad, and an outstanding athlete for the Longhorns, has signed to return home to Nebraska to play out his collegiate baseball. Cam,...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    July 23, 2020

Glo Ball Tourney Gets Glowing Review

The 3rd annual James L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge golf tournament was held this past Saturday night at the Four Winds Golf Course, and yes, I said Saturday NIGHT! This fun format consists of a cross country laid-out out course during daylight hours, with...


'Farmers To Families' Food Program In Kimball

The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program has come to Trinity Methodist Church in Kimball. The church is the local distribution entity. According to Carol Walker, the church receives enough food...


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