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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...


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

 By Tom Southard    Sports    November 26, 2020 

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



Judy Anderson of Kimball freely and proudly admits she is a "fabric-a-holic" although, being a "fabric-a-holic" has come in quite handy the past few months. As a well-known area seamstress, Judy put... Full story


City Administrator Choice On Fast Track

Two candidates for the Kimball City administrator job spent Monday morning touring the town and visiting the city services, then at 5 p.m., a special joint meeting of the City Council and Board of...


COVID Cases Surge In Area

As of Monday of this week, the Panhandle jumped into the middle of the severe COVID-19 spread range, and the Panhandle is also making national headlines as the cases and spread of COVID-19 have skyrocketed in this area. Kimball County has certainly...



Two properties, 123 Front St. and 605 S. Myrtle St., were determined to be "unsafe properties" at the Oct. 20 Kimball City Council meeting and will require some attention by the owners. At left is...



Members of Trinity Methodist Church in Kimball help unload USDA Farmers to Families food boxes from the delivery truck this past week. The program offers boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy...



Mary Lynch Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Ben Ferguson and some of his students explain at a recent Kimball School Board meeting why they like the new program “Beyond Text...


LaVeta K. Beyke

LaVeta K. Beyke, 97, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Burial will be held at 10:00... Full story


Ernest L. Huerter

Ernest L. Huerter, 89, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit... Full story


Kimball Junior High Wrestling Held With Restrictions

The Kimball Junior High Invitational Wrestling Tournament went off as scheduled this past Monday although the numbers were down considerably, according to Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. Smith... Full story



The Nebraska rifle season for deer hunters opened this past Saturday and will run through this Sunday with one big change this season. There will be no check-in locations this year, and hunters will...


Shoe Drive Returns As Park Fundraiser

Nate and Heather Entingh of Kimball are looking for used shoes, any kind of shoes or boots, this includes work boots, high heels, gym or tennis shoes, any type and any brand, except shoes with... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    November 19, 2020

Kimball About To 'Believe In Magic of Christmas"

Christmas in Kimball 2020 activities begin Thanksgiving week, kicking off the local holiday season. This year's theme is “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.” Like just about everything else this year, COVID left its mark on the planning. For one... Full story


Fire Consumes 300 Acres

A large grass fire erupted between Kimball and Dix last week. Along with the Dix Fire Department, the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department helped stamp it out. The fire started just north of I-80 and... Full story


KHS Revises COVID Rules

Rising COVID-19 cases in the area have Kimball Health Services introducing a set of new guidelines. The clinic requests that if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, call and receive instructions and an appointment before coming to the...


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