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Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition

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Feral Cats Return After Trip

After a weekend trip to Fort Collins, 25 Kimball cats and kittens have been returned to their colony. The cats were trapped on Saturday evening. Sunday is clinic day in Fort Collins, where they were s... Full story


School Board, Student Settle

The Kimball School Board met in regular session on Nov. 15, and under discussion items, a notice of settlement claim was read regarding injuries that student Derek Kauffman sustained. The notice reads as follows: “Kimberly Kauffman and Steve...


Veterans Get Their Day, Hear From Retired Army Colonel

The senior civics class and the Kimball community treated Kimball area veterans to a special Veterans Day. Master of Ceremonies Charolette Hargreaves and Emma Patterson introduced the participants to...


Investigation Ends At Site Of Family Dollar

According to the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, the site of 511 W. 3rd Street in Kimball passed a Tier 1 investigation. This appears to remove an environmental obstacle to the long delayed opening there of the Family Dollar/Dollar... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    November 17, 2022

Thankful Elections Over, But Thankful We Can Vote

Good morning, here is hoping that your week is going well. With Veterans Day behind us, we are looking toward Thanksgiving. But until then ....today, November 17th. there is a “Veteran’s Hiring Event” taking place from 1-3 p.m. at the Healthy...



Here are the latest students of the month, for September, at Banner County School. Keira Bolander, a 10th-grader, is a member of One Act and the BCS band. At school, she likes to learn about history,...


Write-In Candidates Had The Write Stuff

In an unprecedented election in Banner County, write-in candidates determined the outcome of the election. Both incumbent Banner County commissioners lost their bid for re-election to write-in candidates Robin Darnall and Laif Anderson. Anderson had...


Florance E. Haug

Florance E. Haug, 91, of Torrington, Wyoming, died on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pa... Full story


Air Force Updates Commissioners About Missile Project

Temporary construction easements, new permanent easements for utility corridors, and fee acquisitions for towers sites were the topics of discussion when Lt. Col. Eric Green from the U.S. Air Force was before the Kimball County Commissioners at...



Braylon Miller, 16 shot this 5x5 buck north of Dix on Monday evening. Attention hunters: The Observer welcomes your hunting photos this deer season to run in the paper....



Kimball High School has three representatives on the Western Trails Conference 2022 all-conference teams for 8-man football and volleyball, plus four honorable mention selections. For the Longhorns...


Grant Money Helps State Patrol Bust Kimball County Speeders

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are working overtime to keep motorists and road crews safe through localized enforcement efforts in multiple parts of the state, including Kimball County, according to a Nov. 15 news release from the patrol.... Full story



Steel installation is underway at the new Kimball hospital construction site.  Several loads of steel arrived last week along with a large crane, which will be used for installation.  KHS... Full story


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