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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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Wildfire Scorches Banner

By mid-Monday morning, the Hubbard Gap fire in Banner County appeared to finally be extinguished according to Tim Newman, Emergency Management 22 director. Newman said, that "it's not burning but... Full story


Clean Harbors Agrees To Pay $790,000 In Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a release Monday that the United States and the state of Nebraska announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. to address alleged violations of the Resource...


Clean Harbors Shares Its Side Of The Story

Clean Harbors Vice President for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Phillip Retallic spoke to the Western Nebraska Observer on Tuesday about the alleged violations and the settlement reached at the Kimball Clean Harbors Environmental Service...



The Kimball Rotary sentiment is "We are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world." This low key...



Pouring concrete at the Kimball Area Foundation Fund Walking Trail are David Atkins, left, and Americorps volunteer, Ezic Redmonds from Sacramento, Calif. AmeriCorps and local volunteers worked to...


Kimball's Ro Myra Records Americana Album

Born and raised in Kimball then graduated in 2004 from Kimball High School, Ro Myra has just completed her first Americana record album. Americana is generally considered quaint and genteel and is...


Yard of the Week

Aaron and Teresa Deboodt are the most recent recipients of The Pride Of Kimball Yard of the Week. They have owned the home on the east edge of Kimball on Highway 30 for nine years. They have...


William 'Bill" Rauert

William (Bill) Rauert passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 24, 2020 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on... Full story


Vivian Marie Ewart Christiansen

Vivian Marie Ewart Christiansen, devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 99 years old.  She was a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Vivian was born on May... Full story


Frances Mary Lukassen

Beloved by family and friends, Frances Mary Lukassen, 89, of Kimball, passed away peacefully at Heritage Estates in Gering on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Born on September 24, 1930 to Adolph and Eva... Full story


Kimball Golfers Off To Promising Start

The Kimball High girls golf team is off to a promising start after placing 3rd at the Sidney Tournament and 2nd at the Bayard tournament! The Lady Longhorns opened the season at Sidney competing with... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 3, 2020

Kimball Gives Hemingford A Fight

Kimball's Lady Longhorn volleyball team started the 2020 with a trip to Hemingford for a non-league matchup against the Gordon-Rushville Lady Mustangs Thursday night and conference matchup against the Hemingford Lady Bobcats. The Kimball squad was...


Tough Opener For Football Longhorns

The Kimball Longhorns had a rough go of it in their 2020 football opener, losing 66-6 last Friday to visiting Hitchcock County Trojans. “It was a tough game for us and we weren’t ready to play, Kimball coach Ben Aarestad told The Observer. “We...

 By Mike Mort    Sports    September 3, 2020

Coyotes Split With Leyton, Minatare

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote volleyball team made the familiar journey to Dalton to rekindle their rivalry with the Leyton Lady Warriors, and delivered a solid performance against an opponent that had the...


High School Sports Are Back This Fall! Enjoy!

I hope you sports fans have enjoyed getting to take in some area high school events? I know I have! Although the Kimball High football team was beaten soundly by a good Hitchcock County team in the season opener for both teams Friday night, I...

 By Barb Cross    News    September 3, 2020

Fighting Fire Was A Team Effort in Banner County

Good morning, Banner County! Wow, what a week. As you are aware many acres in the northeastern part of the county were on fire this past weekend. The fire south of Terry Brown and way too close to...


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