Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition

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Kimball High School's 2022 Homecoming Royalty present themselves to their loyal subjects at last week's homecoming football game. From left are second attendants Trey Schindler and Emma Patterson,... Full story


No Diesel, No Deal

Sealed bids were opened at the Oct. 18 Kimball County Commissioners meeting to purchase two 14-passenger vans for the Kimball County Transit Service. None of the submissions met all the specifications due in part to the requirement of excluding...


Kimball Presbyterian Changing Denomination

On Nov. 25, the Presbyterian Church in Kimball will officially be dismissed, and on Dec. 4, church members will celebrate their new name and church. Although still a Presbyterian church, it will be...


KVFD Marks Fire Prevention week

Fire Prevention Week 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of the week, which began in 1922. Each year from Oct. 9 to 15, Fire Prevention Week is observed to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which...


First Responders Recognized At Banner County School

Selflessness, that is a key characteristic trait of a first responder. To honor our local first responders, senior Ariel Acosta of Banner County School organized a fundraiser to support these... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    October 20, 2022

We're Running Out Of October

Good morning! Sure seems like we are running out of October! Harvest and planting are well under way and I am sure the beet harvesters are thankful for the cooler weather. There will be a Boo Bash Costume Ball at the Weborg 21 Centre, located at... Full story


Robert 'Bob' Moul

Robert "Bob" Moul, 73, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at... Full story


Mary Louise (Erdman) Kimzey

Mary Louise (Erdman) Kimzey, 91, of Cheyenne, Wyoming formerly of Kimball, Nebraska went home to be with our Lord on September 24, 2022 at Cheyenne Life Care after a brief illness and hospitalization.... Full story


Camelia L. Cargile

Camelia L. Cargile of Kimball, NE passed away peacefully at home Saturday October 8th. Born May 12th 1958 in Oshkosh, NE Camelia was 64 years old. Greeted in heaven by her parents (Dixie I. (Kemerling... Full story


Keith James Snyder

Keith James Snyder was born in Scottsbluff NE on March 3, 1937, to James and Eunice Snyder and died on October 11, 2022. He attended school in Harrisburg until entering and serving four years in the... Full story



The Kimball Longhorns line up on homecoming night last week for the pre-game introductions. Freshman Ryker Behrend (1) was the final player to be introduced. At 5-foot-5 and 110 pounds, Behrend plays... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Potter-Dix Stays Undefeated, Wins 55-8

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated season Friday at Combs Field with a 55-8 beating of the visiting 5-1 Garden County Eagles. Potter-Dix continued their dominant play, with...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Lady Coyotes 4th At MAC

No. 2 seed Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes won their first set 26-24, but then dropped the next two in the MAC tournament semifinals last Saturday. That moved Potter-Dix into the loser bracket and a third...


Kimball VB Nearing Subdistricts

The Kimball Lady Longhorns are heading toward subdistricts with a 3-20 overall record and a district record of 0-4 as of Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday, the ladies played Perkins County. On Thursday (today), Kimball will play Minatare/Hemingford at 4...


The Casket Maker

In retirement, former Kimball County Commissioner Tim Nolting decided he wanted to build caskets, which is not the typical retirement activity, but if you know Tim, building caskets fits him. For many...



This is the first of two installments of the Observer’s Q&A with local candidates in contested races. This week we present the candidates for Kimball city offices, Banner County offices and the state Unicameral. Next week, candidates for Kimball... Full story


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