Articles from the August 13, 2020 edition

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Prom Night 2020

High school students employed at Kimball County Manor, dressed for their prom, paraded down the manor's hall and into the dining area Friday to greet the manor residents and show off their attire.... Full story


Kimball Woman Dies In Accident

A Kimball woman, Alexzandra Trujillo, 29, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, at the scene of an accident south of Kimball. The crash occurred on Highway 71, approximately two miles south of Kimball. Nebraska State Patrol first received a report at...


Looking Good

Even through the COVID-19 pandemic summer, Gotte Park has received some attention from various organizations for upgrades and improvements. The VFW has taken over a specific area of the park for a...


Kimball In Back-To-School Mode

The regular monthly meeting of the Kimball School Board was held Monday, August 10 with about 10 people in attendance. The meeting addressed regular issues, such as board bills, the treasurer’s report, minutes and updates on policies such as wage...


That Little Extra Push

The judge provides a little push for Kaitlyn Nicklas' Hereford steer as she moves him around the show ring during the Kimball Banner County Fair. Don't miss next week's Western Nebraska Observer for...

 By Barb Cross    News    August 13, 2020

143 Students Expected At Banner County School This Year

Good morning Banner County! After a few weeks of local County Fairs, ready or not here comes “back to school!” I think I am ready. However, we have one more exciting summer event to look forward to and that is the Hot Air Balloons that arrived...


Yard Of The Week

The home of Jim and Betty Schulte received the most recent Yard of the Week award. The Schultes have lived in the house at 400 S. High School Street for 35 years. The yard had no flowers when they...


Joseph S. Hernandez

Joseph S. Hernandez, 89, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Funeral services for Joe were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020, at St. John's Lutheran... Full story


Ralph Kimzey

Ralph Kimzey, 90, of Kimball, Nebraska, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, April 8 2020. Ralph was born August 26, 1929 in Torrington, Wyoming to Herschal and Gladys Kimzey. Ralph married... Full story


Gary James Waggoner

Gary James Waggoner, 71, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died in Cheyenne, August 2, 2020. Gary was born October 30, 1948 in Bremerton, Washington to Okey Waggoner and Emma (Zaino) Waggoner. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 13, 2020

1 Tournament, 2 Holes In One For Lance Juelfs

At the time of this writing, and unless I hear a change, we will have no Nebraska football as the Big 10 has voted not to play. What I heard on Monday was that only Nebraska and Iowa voted to go... Full story


Quarter Midgets

They are called Quarter Midgets, which means they are just a scaled-down Midget Sprint car, according to Tim Gasseling of Potter. Fourteen years ago, Tim raced dirt track and he was looking to get...


Keeler & Klinginsmith Win The Horse Race

The Kimball Women’s Golf Association played its annual Horse Race. For the finals, three extra holes had to be played to break the three way tie. Taking first place was Pattie Klinginsmith and Jodi Keeler. Pattie and Jodi beat out Nora Robinson...


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