Articles from the October 27, 2022 edition

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 By Jim Orr    News    October 27, 2022

Tom Southard In Journalism Hall

Now it's official. Tom Southard, the longtime Western Nebraska Observer sportswriter and columnist, is a member of the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame. Southard was inducted posthumously Saturday nig... Full story


Council Cracks Down On Dogs

The Kimball City Council heard the first and only reading of Ordinance No. 809 – Barking Dogs and Chasing Dogs – at the Oct. 18 meeting. The ordinance states that an individual will be fined no greater than $250 for the first offense of a loud... Full story

 By The Observer    News    October 27, 2022


This is the second of two installments of the Observer’s Q&A with local candidates in contested races. This week we present the candidated for Kimball Kimball County commissioner, Kimball School Board and Banner County commissioner. For each race...


Kimball Health Fair

Jo Timmerman, a registered nurse at Kimball Health Services, gives a flu shot to Kelly Garrett of Kimball during the Kimball Community Health Fair at the Sagebrush. Ninety-two people received low...


1922 Tractor Makes Its Case

The Banner County Museum's 1922 Case steam engine tractor is 100 years old this year and remains operational. The Case 65 H.P. steam engine tractor in Harrisburg is one of only a few in the area that... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    October 27, 2022

Time For Cool Weather & Halloween

Good morning, little on the cool side around here, but no snow they were predicting. Good for that, although we are quickly approaching November. At this point, Halloween has been celebrated in various places in several ways and this Friday, October...


Death Notice

Dorothy Brothers, 99, of Kimball, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Kimball Health Services. Services are pending at Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 3 edition of the Western Nebraska... Full story


Lady Longhorns Bow Out Of Subdistrict Volleyball

The volleyball season ended for the Lady Longhorns on Monday in the D1-12 Subdistricts. No. 3 Kimball (3-21) battled against No. 2 Morrill (12-15). Senior middle hitter Charlotte Hargreaves had 2.2 kills per set and totaled 23 blocks. Jayden Paxton,...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Coyotes Win Third Straight District Title

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team traveled to Big Springs Friday night to match up with South Platte for their final regular season game of the year, and came away with a big 81-28 win to move their...


Subdistrict Final For P-D VB

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball team has had an outstanding season, and looked to finish the job and move on to State Tournament play with a victory over rival Leyton on Tuesday. The Lady Coyotes had a stumble going into the subdistrict... Full story


Legion Hall In Dix Getting A Makeover

By the Spring of 2023, the Legion Hall in Dix will be restored and available for public events, according to Joe Bayura, Jr., who purchased the building in June 2022. After the purchase, Bayura and...


Two Halloween Events For Kimball Kids

Kids in Kimball will have two Halloween events to show off their costumes and get sacks full of candy. Always a popular event, On Oct. 29 from 3-5 p.m. at the East Parking Lot of the Kimball High School, Treat or Trunk will occur. The other... Full story


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