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Articles from the August 10, 2023 edition

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  • Sold: Diner, 1st Interstate Inn

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 10, 2023

    The Indian Plate will replace the restaurant formerly known as The Diner. Amandeep Basra recently purchased the old Diner and the First Interstate Inn from LGK Inc. The new restaurant will be known as the Indian Plate and serve both Indian and American food. The start date for the restaurant opening is Aug. 15. Basra said his goal is to "have good food for everyone." He said his five star cook from California will be here Aug. 14. He said he has cooks and employees on staff, and he will remain...

  • City Can Borrow To Improve Utilities

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 10, 2023

    A public hearing was opened at 5:03 p.m. during the Kimball City Council meeting Aug. 1 for public comment on Ordinance 823, which authorizes the city to borrow not more than $2.5 million for the purposes of financing improvements and expansion of the city’s electric system and other improvements to the city’s combined utilities system. Scott Keene from Piper Sandler, a bonding company for this project, told the council members that the city had “plenty of capacity to take on new debt.” Ordinance 823 was approved by a 4-0 vote. In other b...


    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Aug 10, 2023

    The Kimball-Banner County Fair is in full swing, with some events already completed. Archery was held last Wednesday evening, followed by clothing exhibits, a fashion revue and table setting on Thursday. Receiving a variety of Grand Champions in archery were Jace Reich, Luke Olsen, Isaac Olsen, Jalanna Krakow and Giacomo Varra. The dog show and static exhibits were on the agenda for Monday, and the results are in the books. With a change of the schedule from previous years, animals began... Full story


    Aug 10, 2023

    The Potter-Dix FFA served harvest meals to busy farmers last week, about 100 lunches in all. In the top photo, Alex Engstrom picked the right time to bring a load of wheat to the FVC elevator in Kimball and received lunches from Potter-Dix FFA member Micayla McConnell. Engstrom went back to the field with lunches for the whole crew. In the lower photo, the harvest helpers pose as a group. In the front row, from left, are Peyton Rasmussen, Sabrynn Bogert, Micayla McConnell and Sawyer Knoll. Back...

  • Janet E. Mulvihill

    Aug 10, 2023

    Janet E. (Wasielewski) Mulvihill, 83, of Bushnell, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, August 3, 2023. Funeral services for Janet will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Roger Gillming and Joe Perkins officiating. Burial will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Janet’s Tribute Wall and share condolenc... Full story

  • Lowell L. 'Swanny' Swanson

    Aug 10, 2023

    Lowell L. "Swanny" Swanson age 96, of Dalton, NE passed away on Friday, August 4, 2023 on a dirt road beside a luscious cornfield. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Kyle Larson officiating. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton, NE. Services will be live streamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Memorials may be... Full story

  • Subcontractors Shoot 14 Under To Win Classic

    Aug 10, 2023

    A team of subcontractors from Windsor, Colo. fired a 14-under-par 58 to take top honors at the 32nd annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic on Saturday at Four Winds Golf Course. In a scorecard playoff, Richard Owen, Matt Hernandez, Brandon Halverson and Scott Schilling of Masters Petersens Flooring & Design, one of several companies helping build Kimball's new hospital, finished just ahead of Kendall Ferguson, Michael Ferguson, Kasha Meyer and Charlie Carlson in the four-person... Full story


    Aug 10, 2023

    The Kimball Football Longhorns put in what coach Darrell Howitt called a great week of preseason conditioning as they prepare for the 2023 season. "Longhorn Football is changing the way we do football," Howitt said July 31 on the opening day of conditioning. "We had 21 players show up this morning ... a huge improvement over last year. We already look like a different team!" Opening night for the Horns is Aug. 25 at Hyannis....

  • Be Careful Out There On The Roads This Harvest Season

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Aug 10, 2023

    Good morning, nice to have a few cooler days this week. The combines are still all over the place, some fields are finished and some have not started. Be careful out there, the roads are narrow and the harvest equipment is wide! I know of one fellow that went under a header because there was no where for either of the vehicles to go, so up and under! Fairs are coming to a close and boy have the rubber check races seen some bad luck this year. In Bridgeport a few weekends ago an accident with a horse, rider and hay bale was not good. The rider e...