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Articles from the December 10, 2020 edition

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In the Panhandle and especially in our local Kimball area, celebrities are hard to find, almost impossible to find. But one local individual was a celebrity and lived right here among us and interacte... Full story


Cases Rise To 56 In County

The Panhandle Public Health District’s Risk Dial has slid backward just a little and is on the border of the severe/high range for the current week. On Monday, the number of active cases in Kimball County was 38, which was a bit lower than...


Administrator Candidate Coming In

Interview Update: This interview was cancelled on Wednesday morning. Another round of interviews for Kimball City administrator is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Sagebrush. The Mayor, Board of Public Works and the Kimball City Council will hold...



Getting their morning workout are Nate Entingh followed by Heather Entingh. The couple, along with Austin Allison and Jessica Hahlweg, hauled about 70 bags of shoes up the stairs to a waiting...

 By Barb Cross    News    December 10, 2020

Banner County Writer Says The Grinch Influences My Sister & Was Spotted On Street Corner

Good morning Banner County! You know how some days or weeks seem to drag and at other times they seem to fly by? Well this week was a fly-by one for me. It seemed like I went from Monday to Saturday. Boom. I am thinking that this one is going to be...


Julie Juelfs

Julie Juelfs, 65, of Moose Creek, Alaska, died in her home on Monday, November 9, 2020. Services will be held at the Eielson Church of Christ in North Pole on Friday, the 11th of December at 7... Full story


Death Notice: Tom Southard

Tom Southard, 84, of Kimball, died at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will be published when available. The services for Tom have been entrusted to the...



Everett Durheim takes his turn at the Salvation Army kettle at Main Street Market after bell ringers started the Christmas season Friday and Saturday of last week. Pastor Roger Gillming, the project...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 10, 2020


Last year, back in the late summer of 2019, the Observer was in need of a sportswriter. Tom Southard, the face of Observer sports since 1964, wanted to finally retire. Or at least scale back his... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 10, 2020

Girls Win, Boys Lose In Openers For Horns

Kimball's Longhorn basketball teams started their 2020-21 campaigns Friday night against the visiting Leyton Warriors in non-conference action at Kimball High School. Girls Game Kimball 59, Leyton 34...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 10, 2020

Wrestlers Show Coach Improvement; Schindler Wins

The young Kimball Longhorn wrestlers next compete Friday, Dec. 11, at North Platte St. Pats after showing improvement in their first two outings this year, coach Bob Culek told the Observer. Kimball opened the season Friday, Dec. 4, at Bayard and...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 10, 2020

Potter-Dix Boys Split; Girls Drop Two

The Potter-Dix Coyotes, boys and girls, hit the road to Perkins County to open their 2020-21 seasons. In the left photo, junior Thomas Muldoon heads up court against the Plainsmen during a game in...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 10, 2020


Third- and fourth-grade Kimball boys are starting out strong in the Sidney Community Center League. They just had their first games this week and expect the season to go through January. Kimball beat...


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