Articles from the October 8, 2020 edition

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Mary James of Dix said, "I am just going to sit back and enjoy my party." And party they did on a beautiful Saturday afternoon Oct. 3, they partied on the front and side lawns of Mary's home just... Full story


1 Week, 7 COVID Cases In County

Thursday, Oct. 1, Kimball County residents discovered that COVID-19 has revisited the county with Panhandle Public Health District reporting two cases – one community spread and one close contact. Local rumors had proceeded the official COVID-19...


Help Is Here With Brittany Cook

Brittany Cook, the president and founder of Kimball H.E.L.P.S. is originally from Crook, Colo., and attended Caliche High School. Caliche School was a tight-knit school system with a huge support...



Follwing are responses to an Observer questionnaire from the four candidates seeking two seats on the Kimball City Coucil in the Nov. 3 general election. The order of their responses is presented in...


Thank you, Brandon

Former Kimball County Commissioner Brandon Mossberg was recognized and presented with a plaque Tuesday for his service to the county. Brandon and his family have moved to their ranch in Banner...


Kimball Powers Up

The City of Kimball issued a news release Oct. 2 to announce that it is joining public power entities across Nebraska and the nation in celebrating Public Power Week, an annual event coordinated by the American Public Power Association, Oct. 4-10. Ne...


City Offices Closed Oct. 12

The City of Kimball offices will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 12, 2020. The Landfill and Kimball Public Library also will be closed. Regular city operations will return on Tuesday, October,...


New Flat Storage Facility Opens At Frenchman Valley Coop

Kimball Frenchman Valley Cooperative held an open house for its new flat storage facility that will hold an estimated 2 million bushels of corn – and they are already starting to fill it up. FVC... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    October 8, 2020

Banner County Homecoming This Friday

Good morning everyone! Beautiful time of the year that is for sure. I love the fall season, but not the Halloween stuff quite so much. However, to each their own, right? Here at the school house there will be NO School ... one day only! That would...


Helen Irene Kuhlman

Helen I. Kuhlman, 96, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, September 28, 2020. Funeral services for Helen were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at St. John's Lutheran... Full story


Margaret M. Wynne

Margaret M. Wynne, 92, of Kimball, died peacefully at her home in Kimball on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced.... Full story


Potter-Dix Homecoming

Potter-Dix, home of the mighty Coyote football team, enjoyed a fine homecoming. Pictured here, from left, are attendants Kyle Evans and Mckynna Deeds, king Donnie Moench and queen Jaydin Paxton, and... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 8, 2020

Wise Shoots New Low Round

Payton Wise Shot a new personal best 18 holes of golf to better her own Kimball High School record and the Kimball girls finished 3rd at the District Tournament held at Crandell Creek Golf Course in... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Undefeated Coyotes Rip Blue Knights

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team remained unbeaten as they traveled to Big Springs on Friday and recovered from a slow start to beat the South Platte Blue Knights in convincing fashion, 62-to-27. A surprisingly slow first quarter had the Coyotes...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 8, 2020

Jock Talk

The most exciting thing to happen this week, or month, year, or maybe the past decade, is the Kimball High Girls Golf Team qualifying for the State Tournament! Be sure and read the complete story concerning how they did this, but as I write my...



GABRIEL INGRAM 1. Briefly tell us about yourself, your background, your previous public service experience and why you are running for city council.  My name is Gabriel J. Ingram. I am an AVP at...



1. Briefly tell us about yourself, your background, your previous public service experience and why you are running for city council. I am a 4th generation Kimball County descendant and...



1. Briefly tell us about yourself, your background, your previous public service experience and why you are running for city council.  I grew up on my family's ranch in Banner County. After...



Kimball School Superintendent Trevor Anderson, right, held a "Coffee with the Superintendent" event Thursday, Oct. 1, at Vince's Corner. The open forum event let earlybirds ask questions and gain... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Football Longhorns Fall To Bayard

The Kimball Longhorns football team continued its season of struggle, falling behind early and losing their sixth straight game against the Bayard Tigers at home on Friday. The Bayard team got the jump early on the Longhorns, going up 28-to-6 in the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Kimball XC Readies For SPVA

Kimball’s Longhorn Cross Country team had a busy week, traveling to the Gothenburg Invite on October 1, and the boys squad finished with a 14th place finish led by senior Connor Cluff’s 67th place finish at 20:35. Freshman Braylon Miller...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Longhorns Top Hemmingford, 2-0

Kimball’s Lady Longhorn Volleyball team opened October with a victory against the Hemingford Lady Bobcats in straight sets, 2-to-0. After losing to Bridgeport and Morrill by straight sets, the Lady Longhorns found their groove and made it two out...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Lady Coyotes Extend Losing Streak

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team had a strong start to the season, but has hit a stretch losing eight straight matches, only winning three sets during the run. The last three losses started on Tuesday Sept. 29 when the Lady Coyotes...


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