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Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition

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  • Reduced Bond Request Denied

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    After a second motion to review the bond for manslaughter suspect William Shane Serrano on Friday, Aug. 19, District Court Judge Derek Weimer ruling said, “The court has considered the defendant's most recent motion for bond review. The bond continues as previously set.” Serrano appeared in person in Kimball District Court on Aug. 19 for the review bond hearing. Serrano stands accused of five felony counts, including manslaughter, attempted first degree murder, and attempted terroristic threats. He is accused in the shooting death of his girlfr...


    Daria Anderson-Faden|Sep 1, 2022

    Kimball County Commissioners, along with County Clerk Cathy Sibal and County Budget Officer Josi Morgan, began last week working, reviewing and cutting the budget for the 2022-23 year. Early in the week, it was determined that just under $1.2 million was the amount needed to cut in order to retain the same mill levy, which was the ultimate goal, according to officials. As of Monday evening this week, nothing has been finalized, but thousands of dollars have been cut from the budget. Officials said they have gone through line by line and... Full story


    Jim Orr, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    Kimball electric departent workers were quite visible moving around downtown in late August, replacing brackets for the strings of lights that illuminate the tops of businesses in the commercial district. In the photo above, the electric department's Bobbie Muench, Brock Nollette and Luke Hessler work Monday on light brackets lining the Observer building on East 2nd Street.... Full story


    Sep 1, 2022

    Grace Anderson, a junior on the Lady Longhorns golf team, swings during the Kimball Invite on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Four Winds Golf Course. The annual tournament attracted nine varsity teams and four junior varsity entries from across the region. Catch up on more Lady Longhorns golf on Page B1....


    Sep 1, 2022

    Kimball County 4-H youth recently showed pigs at the Nebraska State Fair. Wyatt and Trey Cook along with Bodie Carruthers were in showmanship on Saturday and market classes on Sunday. Pictured are Wyatt Cook and Bodie Carruthers preparing to enter into the show ring in the same barrows market class. This was the first year that the Cook boys participated in the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. They all received blue ribbons in showmanship and market classes.... Full story

  • Lots Going On In Banner County

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    Good morning, goodbye August and hello September! Man has the summer flown by and our first taste of fall finds many of our surrounding neighbors celebrating their own special communities. Today, September 1st, the 14th annual Light of Hope benefit for CAPstone and CASA will be held at the Gering Civic Center from 5-7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sasha Neulinger, director of the movie "Rewind." Free admission and everyone is invited. You still can join one of the park rangers at the Scotts Bluff...

  • Banner County Republicans Hold 1st Meeting

    Sep 1, 2022

    Seventy-five Banner County Republicans met Wednesday, Aug. 24, to hold their inaugural meeting. Officers were elected and Kathy Natale was nominated to fill the vacancy of the County Treasurer. Theresa Thibodeau assisted in the procedure and made remarks to the crowd about how all voters working together can make a difference in the direction of their county and the country. Congressman Adrian Smith sent a congratulatory letter to the group. The group’s emergence comes during a time when Banner County government and residents are dealing w...

  • Rita Frances Maginnis

    Sep 1, 2022

    Rita Frances Maginnis, 92, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield, Utah. Rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. and the Mass will be held following the Rosary at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball on Saturday, September 3, 2022, with Father C.P. Varghees officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given in her memory to the Kimball Frie... Full story

  • Daniel L. McGinnis

    Sep 1, 2022

    Daniel L. McGinnis, 74, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given in Dan's memory to the Kimball Eagles or Kimball VFW. The services for Dan have been entrusted to the... Full story

  • Kimball XC Off And Running

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    The season has begun for the Kimball cross county high school and junior high school teams. Coach Tiffany Culek Johnson said, “We are very proud of how our runners started the year. They have been working hard in practice with positive attitudes. It is always nice to get the first contest under our belts so that the kids can see where they are at and what they want to work towards.” The first meet was on August 25 at Scottsbluff. Junior Shannen Acheson covered the Panhandle Classic 5K run in just over 30 minutes, 30:46.52. Acheson placed 64t... Full story

  • First Game Back A Learning Experience For Horns

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    Kimball High School's resurrected Longhorns football team travels to Leyton this week after opening its new era last week with a challenging matchup against Hyannis. Game time for the non-conference game is 6 p.m. Friday at Leyton's field in Dalton. The Warriors are 1-0 on the young season after a 49-10 victory at Hemingford. For the 0-1 Longhorns, it's another formidable opponent as the football program re-establishes itself under new coach Darrell Howitt after missing last season due to lack...

  • O'Brien, Sours Medal At Kimball Invite

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    The Kimball girls golf has been busy with four meets already completed by Thursday this week. Last week, Kimball competed in Sidney and Bayard. Tuesday they were at home in Kimball, and Thursday was a date at Creek Valley. At the Sidney Invite, Scottsbluff took the top four spots with Scottsbluff's Anna Kelley shooting a 71 to win the tournament. In Bayard, at the Chimney Rock Golf Course, Keara O'Brien shot a 113 and chalked up ninth place, Grace Anderson took 12th place with a 116, Aubrey...

  • Potter-Dix Flexes Its Muscle In 85-6 Victory

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Sep 1, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Coyote football team opened its season on the road Friday afternoon and took the first step towards another D6 playoff berth with an overwhelming 85-6 victory over the Minatare Indians. After dominating the competition last season, the Coyotes' first opponent was against a team that struggled with a 1-7 record last season. A mismatch on paper turned into a mismatch in reality as the Coyotes wasted no time in opening a big lead against the Indians. After Mintare's initial kickoff...


    Sep 1, 2022

    Val D. Snyder, 84, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s paper. The services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home...