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Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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Visitor Center's Fate In Focus

High Point Visitor Center will close for the season from Oct. 1 through April 1, 2023, according to the motion made and approved Tuesday by the Kimball County Commissioners. A vendor from the center, Kim Sharples, questioned the commissioners with...



In November 2019, when Jessica Rocha, the new tourism director, took over, she provided some background information on the Highpoint Visitor Center in her Observer column. She wrote, "The county... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    September 8, 2022

Pain At The Pump Lessening, But It's Still There

The heart of summer travel season for drivers ended Labor Day weekend with gas prices quite lower than as recently as July 4 but still way higher than a year ago. In Kimball, the Observer found that prices at the pump for regular unleaded averaged... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    September 8, 2022

New Look For Observer

Readers will notice a change in this week’s Observer. It’s bigger. Physically bigger. We’ve changed printers, moving to the press operation in Douglas, Wyo., in an effort to improve service – which includes getting the paper to you on time... Full story


Shoe Collection benefits city parks

Beer and Loathing owners Heather and Nate Entingh, above, collected 102 large, heavy bags of shoes for their fundraiser, Positive Spaces, which benefits Kimball parks and provides shoes for those who... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    September 8, 2022

Elementary, High School Kids To Dress Like Each Other

Hello, here is hoping you a a great Labor Day weekend. As warm as our weather is this was probably not your last chance to barbecue, hit the lake, camp, or have other summer type of fun. We diffenately need some rain, but other than that I am good fo...


Full Ballot Of Candidates Seek Banner County Offices

With the general election two months away, Banner County has a full ballot for the local offices. The 540 registered voters will be looking to find the right people to fill the positions. Citizens... Full story


Val Deane Snyder

Val D. Snyder, 84, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on August 30, 2022. Funeral services were planned for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church in... Full story


Wilma V. Lockwood-Sigette

Wilma V. Lockwood-Sigette, 93, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Bushnell with Pastor Lorri... Full story



Kimball Longhorns were in action at home against the Leyton Warriors on Aug. 30. Junior setter #14 Aspyn Keifer gets under the ball to set it for her hitters. #11 Addisyn Olson looks on. The Horns...



The rebuilding football Longhorns, 0-2, take to the practice field Monday after their 77-0 loss to Leyton last Friday. Next up for Kimball is an away game at North Platte St. Pat's this... Full story


Score Of 61 Takes Second Annual Longhorn Wrestling Golf Tournament

Four Winds Golf Course hosted the 2nd Annual Kimball Longhorn Wrestling Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 28. There were 16 teams playing in the 4-person scramble event. Taking home 1st place with a team score of 61 was the team of Tom O’Brien, Pat...


Panhandle Senior Women's Association At Four Winds

The Panhandle Senior Women's Golf Association hit the links at Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball on August 29th. Thirty one ladies enjoyed the morning to complete the event. Taking first place, with a...


Thomas-Lewis Leads XC In Gering

Leading the pack of Kimball cross country runners at the Gering Invite on Sept. 2 was Xavier Thomas-Lewis in 19th place with a time of 21:32.80. Tiffany Johnson’s crew participated in the 5000 meter small school division at Five Rocks... Full story


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