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Articles from the November 2, 2023 edition

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  • Dix Addressing State Audit Findings

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 2, 2023

    Several issues that merit corrective action were addressed in a letter to the Village of Dix Board Chairwoman Linda Rasmussen from the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts. The letter was dated Oct. 24. The audit for the village determined that "Despite withholding the federal taxes from employees' compensation, the village clerk has neither remitted those amounts to the IRS nor filed the quarterly Form 941s." The audit report explained that the clerk at the time apparently stopped making...

  • Missile Meeting Here On Nov. 8

    Nov 2, 2023

    The U.S. Air Force, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is holding town hall meetings on Nov. 6 in Sidney and 8 in Kimball. The intent of these meetings is to inform local residents and landowners about real estate acquisitions planned in their areas and to provide an opportunity to ask questions of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers negotiators. The Air Force has determined the locations for the initial temporary construction easements and new perpetual easements for utility corridors. To prepare for construction, the Air Force...

  • Pedestrian Hurt In Accident

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Nov 2, 2023

    The Kimball Police Department reported a traffic accident at approximately 11:52 a.m. Tuesday. Emergency responders were dispatched to the intersection of 3rd Street and Chestnut for an accident involving a car and a pedestrian. The injured pedestrian was transported to the Kimball hospital to receive medical aid, then according to individuals present the pedestrian was transported to Regional West in Scottsbluff for monitoring. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Their identities were not...

  • Kimball Shooting Under Investigation

    The Observer|Nov 2, 2023

    Kimball residents were warned to avoid the area of a reported shooting Tuesday evening in which a victim was transported by ambulance to Kimball Health Services. The incident occurred in the 3400 block of Highway 30 in eastern Kimball, according to an emergency alert texted out at 5:39 p.m. The emergency system also alerted residents by phone and a shooting was mentioned on the scanner, so word of the situation spread quickly. The alert followed Kimball police and Kimball County sheriff's...

  • Recognized

    The Observer|Nov 2, 2023

    Martin Olsen, center, was recognized at the Banner County School wretling meet for his more than 25 years of service to the school as a wrestling coach. Enjoying the moment with him are Superintendent Evelyn Browne, left, and Bill Gifford, head wrestling coach and agricultural education instructor....

  • Banner FFA Students At National Convention

    Barb Cross, The Observer|Nov 2, 2023

    Good morning! Finally had that hard freeze, now let’s have spring, haha. Just getting started. Well, here we are in November. Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are soon to be days of celebration. As a heads-up, the Veterans Day celebration at the school will be on Wednesday, November 8. Currently and through November 20th, there is an exhibit at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering titled “Voices and Votes.” It is based on a major exhibit that is at the Smithsonian National Museum. Today is preschool story time at the Lied library in Scott...


    Nov 2, 2023

    The Eagles hosted a free-will breakfast on Sunday to benefit Melissa and Keith Jones. Melissa is recovering from Guillan Barre syndrome and Keith received a kidney transplant just a few weeks ago. Working the Eagles breakfast were Stephanie Shoup, Matt Shoup, Darrell Snyder, Carson Sisk, Kalli Shoup, Jim Shoup, Gabe Ingram and Aaron Abraham. More than $5,000 was reported raised for the Jones family....


    Nov 2, 2023

    Trick-or-Treaters and some older folks who love them make their way through Kimball on Tuesday for the annual Halloween tradition of local businesses and community members. The corner of 2nd and Walnut streets, where these folks are walking, was a busy place....


    Nov 2, 2023

    Main Street Market held a company wide Pink Out event on Friday, Oct. 27, but the Kimball market went all out for the breast cancer awareness event. Some Deli employees sported pink tutus. Main Street Market "Pink Out" supporters were, back row: Holli Leivas, Taylor Durbin, Mark Rainwater, Heather Wright and Ashley Sisk, Amanda Rainwater. Kneeling: Brook Kiefer, Sierra Doyle and Virginia Peters....

  • Grace Martha Yung

    Nov 2, 2023

    Grace Yung of Yuma, Arizona, died peacefully October 22, 2023, at River Valley Estates in Yuma, Arizona. Grace was born on February 16, 1930, in Evans, Colorado to Orval and Martha Armintrout. She married Carl Yung of Kimball, Nebraska on September 17, 1947. They made their home in Scottsbluff, Nebraska where they raised five boys. She enjoyed playing the piano and harmonicas. Grace was a porcelain painter and instructor. She had a passion for sewing and made many of her own clothes. She loved... Full story

  • Roy W. Ingram

    Nov 2, 2023

    Roy W. Ingram, 75, of Kimball, NE passed away in Cheyenne, WY on October 27, 2023. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 1st from 3 pm - 7 pm at Cantrell Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 2nd. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM following the Rosary at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball, NE with Father Gerald Harr officiating. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Stratton, Colorado on November 3rd at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider... Full story


    Nov 2, 2023

    The Kimball Junior High wrestlers hosted their own invitational meet on Halloween, and and Kimball activites director Darrell Howitt liked what he saw. "A Great Day for our JH Grapplers," he said. "These boys are working hard and competing. Good things to come!" Results weren't immediately available, but here's how Kimball JH did at last week's Banner County meet: Landon Bohac-Bass second, Britton Culek first, Miles Anderson second, Brayden Fuss first, Robbie Trefren second, Briley Baxendale...


    Nov 2, 2023

    Wildcat wrestler Wilbur Reichenberg controls his opponent during the Banner County Junior High Wrestling Meet on Oct. 27. He earned second place in the meet, which drew 15 teams and 190 wrestlers. Other Banner County results had Tate Olsen in first, George Teeple second, Davian Martinez fourth, Luke Olsen fourth, Gabe Collier second and Mason Vargas second....