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Articles from the October 22, 2020 edition

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Petroleum Cleanup Begins

Panhandle Geotechnical and Environmental began working at the stoplight area in Kimball on Monday morning. According to Mayor Keith Prunty, PGE has contracted with the state to drill about 30 wells... Full story


14 Active COVID Cases Here

The Panhandle Public Health District’s risk dial has move further into the orange area this week due to the fact that Nebraska and Panhandle COVID-19 cases have increased. According to information from PPHD, Kimball County has 14 active cases as...


Observer Interviews COVID Official

As COVID-19 increases in Nebraska, the assistant director of Panhandle Public Health District, Jessica Davies, helped answer some informational questions about the pandemic. Davies told the Observer that the Panhandle is in a spike and backed that...


Flores Selected To Fill Mossberg's Seat

A selection committee appointed Rich Flores on Wednesday to fill the vacancy on the Kimball County Board of Commissioners created by Commissioner Brandon Mossberg’s resignation when he moved out of the county. The term will end in January 2023....


Rallying For Rayah

The Eagles Auxiliary is planning a fundraiser for the Tiffani and Broc Dye family. The spaghetti supper fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Eagles. Tiffani and Broc have two daughters,... Full story



Jerry Darnell the VP of Agriculture for Western Sugar of Scottsbluff said as of Monday morning 60% of the beet harvest has been completed in the area. He was very pleased with the sugar content from...

 By Barb Cross    News    October 22, 2020

What!? 10 Fridays Till Christmas!

Good morning! Here we are in the last week of October! My how the time is flying, rather we are having fun or not. Someone said “only 10 more Fridays until Christmas “and I thought, hold on wait a minute, did I miss Halloween and Thanksgiving?...


Martha A. Britton

Martha A. Britton, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Kimball County Manor. Friends can visit... Full story


Henry F. Boltjes

Henry F Boltjes Jr. died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. His memorial services was held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Sonrise Church at the... Full story


Governor Initiates Campaign To Stay COVID Safe

Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts has updated the directed health measures that will be effective from Oct. 21 to Nov. 30 in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Nebraska. In addition, the governor has also initiated a new campaign to...

 By Jim Orr    News    October 22, 2020

Oliver Lake

The wooded lake grounds don't get splashed with this much color every fall. Maybe just one of every 10 falls, some say. What caused it? What caused the leaves this year to wrap Oliver Lake in a... Full story


Outstanding Year For Kimball Golf

A year to remember for the 2020 Kimball High Girls Golf Team as they qualified as a team for the State Tournament and Payton Wise earned her third consecutive state medal, and also lowered her own... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 22, 2020


Creek Valley's Storm football team and Potter-Dix's Coyote football team have struggled in recent years, with wins hard to come by for both programs. But Creek Valley turned the corner last year, goin...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 22, 2020

Horns Drop Finale To Bobcats

Kimball’s Longhorn football team ended its season with a 60-26 road loss to the Hemingford Bobcats to end their season with an 0-and-7 mark. The Bobcats scored early and often, putting up 24 points in the first quarter followed by another 22 in...


Fall Sports Winding Down

The fall Sports season is fast drawing to a close as the girls state golf was completed last week, along with the football season for Kimball. District cross country was held at Bridgeport last Thursday and Chantel Malson and Matt Johnson both...


Malson, Johnson Qualify For State

The Kimball High Cross Country Team will be represented at the Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney tomorrow (Friday) in both the Class D girls and boys race as Chantel Malson and Matthew...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 22, 2020

Longhorn VB Tops Sutherland

Kimball's Lady Longhorn Volleyball team had three matches over the last week, with two of them being losses to a tough Chase County team before a win on Saturday against Sutherland. On Tuesday Oct....


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