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Articles from the August 20, 2020 edition

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Farmer's Day: The Show Must Go On

The Farmer’s Day Committee is still working on the schedule for the 95th annual Farmer’s Day, which is set for Sept. 25-27. According to the celebration’s Assunta Nelson, “There are still quite a few things still up in the air; it has been a... Full story


Search For City Manager Winds Down

Mayor Keith Prunty has provided an update on significant issues in Kimball, including the status of the city administrator search and the city budget. He said the administrator position is about to be filled. The finalists for the position vacated...

 By The Observer    News    August 20, 2020

Business Grant, Loan Program On Hold

The city of Kimball has announced that the grant and loan program that has helped jump-start a string of ambitious business projects in recent months, such as those at the Sagebrush and Longhorn Building for starters, is temporaritly on hold....



Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, marked 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridge...



Banner County School started the 2020-21 school year on Monday with a full day of school during a planned full week of classes. Other area school districts planned to follow suit this week, with...


Ralph Kimzey

Ralph Kimzey, 90, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Memorial services for Ralph will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church in Kimball with Pastor Alan Foutz... Full story


Yard Of The Week

The latest Pride Of Kimball Yard of the Week award went to the Barb and Gary Bowron residence at 204 Elm St. in Kimball. The well-manicured yard has beautiful flowers, a soft, luscious grass and a...

 By Barb Cross    News    August 20, 2020

School Once Again In Session ... And Actually In The Building

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here we are in the middle of August and school once again is in session, and actually in the building! Good luck to each and everyone of you in this c...


Alexzandra L. Trujillo

Alexzandra L. Trujillo, 29, of Kimball, died on Monday, August 10, 2020. Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor... Full story


Julie Sheree Heidemann

Julie Sheree Heidemann, 52, of Longmont, CO, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020. Julie was born in Canyon, Texas, on November 27, 1967, to Katie (Devenport) Stone and the late C.B. Stone. She is... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    August 20, 2020

Community Health Fair Goes On As Scheduled

Even in a year of coronavirus challenges, the Kimball Community Health Fair went on as planned last Friday and Saturday. “Everything went very smoothly,” said Kerry Ferguson, the hospital’s director of community relations. “We had 101 partici...


2020 Kimball Banner County Fair

Three pages worth of 4-H results and photographs from the 2020 Kimball Banner County Fair are featured in the Aug. 20 print edition of the Western Nebraska Observer....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 20, 2020

Good News? Yes, There Is Some Good Fall Sports News

The word from the Big 10 people in charge is no Fall Sports, so it looks like no University of Nebraska sports, including of course, Husker football! That is the bad news, at least as far as I am concerned, along with many others. The good news is we... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 20, 2020

Four Winds Men's Golf Season Concludes

The 2020 Four Winds Men’s Golf League came to a finish this past week with the team of Tristen and Chris Zitek, out of Pine Bluffs, winning the overall championship. The Zitek team won over the team of Dennis Deboodt and Leo O’Hare in a battle...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 20, 2020

Bags' Bar Golf Tournament Results

I gave you a short brief on the 2020 Bag's Bar Golf Tournament in last week's Observer sports.  But this week I have the entire results of the two day scramble held at the Potter Golf Course thanks...


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