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Articles from the November 26, 2020 edition

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3 Deaths, 38 Active Cases

Panhandle Public Health District has reported three COVID-19 deaths in Kimball County. PPHD informed the public that a male in his 90s, male in his 60s and woman in her 90s all succumbed to deaths rel... Full story


Top Job Still Open At City Hall

The naming of a new Kimball City administrator is still in limbo as Mayor Keith Prunty informed the Observer on Monday that he has been “in contact with candidate and hopes to have it finalized by this week.” In other news from the November...



At least two organizations are providing a Thanksgiving meal to shut-ins and others in need of a great meal. The Red Knights Motorcycle Club NE Chapter 4 is providing Thanksgiving Day meals to...


Kimball Art Walk A Photo Celebration

Kimball Art Walk, a new group, is providing community events that celebrate the diversity and culture for lovers of art and future art lovers. The group's first community event is a downtown Kimball...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 26, 2020

Potter-Dix Wins MAC

Potter-Dix High School's talented student actors have brought home yet another Minuteman Activities Conference championship for play production. Their devoted hours of daily practice paid off during... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    November 26, 2020

Big Fine For Killing Big Horn Sheep

Good morning. Here is hoping that you all will be stuffed with turkey and all sorts of goodies over the Thanksgiving weekend! The weather is decent and thankfully we still are able to move about at a fairly normal pace. More and more restrictions...


Mary E. Andrews

Mary E. Andrews, 69, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit... Full story


JoAnne Marie (Goranson) Burke

JoAnne Marie (Goranson) Burke died in the presence of her family on November 10, 2020, at the age of 89. She was born October 21, 1931, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. JoAnne was the youngest of 4 children... Full story


Daniel Patrick Cortney

On November 15, 2020, at 1:03 p.m., the world lost a great man and an even better father. Services for Daniel Patrick Cortney will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Saint Joseph's... Full story


Edward F. Ebel

Edward F. Ebel, 95, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2020. Following his wishes, cremation was held and no services are planned. Friends may visit w... Full story


Donald 'Jack' Thompson

Donald "Jack" Thompson, 90, of Denver, died on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Private family graveside services were held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit... Full story


Margaret Wynne

Margaret M. Wynne, 92, of Kimball, died Oct. 1, 2020, at her home. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Father Mike McDermott officiating.... Full story


Winter Sports Get Going, Carefully

Despite COVID-19, local winter sports are ongoing with the Kimball Junior High wrestling and girls basketball underway, and the Nebraska High Schools were allowed to start winter sports practices... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 26, 2020

New Roles, New Challenges For ADs

Over the past year, two area High Schools welcomed new Activities Directors, and both have faced unique challenges along with managing and implementing state-mandated COVID-19 policies. A High School...


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