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 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    May 6, 2021 

Arbor Day 2021 Takes Root

Mary Lynch fourth-graders helped the City of Kimball celebrate Arbor Day by planting four evergreen trees in Gotte Park. The short ceremony began with the head of the street department, Jim Shoup,... Full story

 By Daria Anderson Faden    News    May 6, 2021 

Transit Hires 3 Drivers, Detailer

The Kimball County commissioners heard a financial update from the Veterans Service Office assistant, Darcee Wheeland on Tuesday, May 3, at their regular semimonthly meeting. According to Wheeland’s records, Kimball County veterans or spouses...

 By Daria Anderson Faden    News    May 6, 2021 

Sr. Center Reopens For Meals

Since March 17, 2020, the Kimball senior center has been closed to the public and only providing curbside service. Now the Kimball Senior Center at 107 S. Oak Street is open again for business for regular sit down meals. Lunchtime meals are served...

 By Daria Anderson Faden    News    May 6, 2021 


A local citizen posed this question to the Observer: Who is responsible for cleaning up the alleys? Here is what the Observer found out about the alley situation. The city has a 20-foot easement in th...


Debra A. DeWitt

Debra A. DeWitt, 60, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died in Kimball on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Debra’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences a...


Kimberly Page Hill (Schneider)

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Kimberly Page Hill (Schneider), or Schneid, passed away in Loveland, Colorado, at the age of 52 surrounded by family and close friends. A funeral service will be held... Full story

 Sports    May 6, 2021 


Kimball Invite day has arrived at Four Winds Golf Course. The Kimball boys golf team hosts the annual showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. following a stretch of weather postponements and then tournaments... Full story

 Sports    May 6, 2021 

On To Bayard After SPVA, WTC For Kimball

Kimball's Longhorn track and field teams traveled to Grant on Friday to compete in the SPVA Track and Field Meet and followed that up in Mitchell on Monday with a date in the Western Trails...

 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    May 6, 2021 

29% of Kimball County Fully Vaccinated

On May 3 the Unified Command confirmed that Kimball County once again has zero COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are continuing. Panhandle Public Health District has vaccination data per county, and Kimball County data shows that 837 individuals are...


Council Looking To Fill Vacancy

The City of Kimball is looking to fill a vacancy on the Kimball City Council as a result of the resignation of council President Kim Baliman. Baliman’s letter of resignation was made available to the public on a table at the April 20 council meetin... Full story


Ridgewood Rezoning Debated

On Monday, following the April 20 Kimball City Council meeting, Mayor Keith Prunty said he was "very pleased with the courtesy shown by everyone" regarding a proposal to rezone Ridgewood Trailer...

 By Jan Sears    News    April 29, 2021

A Big, BIG Project

As many area residents know, there is a campaign to build a new hospital. There have been several public information sessions to keep citizens in the loop, providing time to ask questions and prevent...

 By Jim Orr    News    April 29, 2021


Opening day has been pushed back tentatively to Saturday, May 1, at Mr. J's Garden Center, Kimball businessman John Morrison's new venture next to his High Point RV Park along Highway 71. Morrison...

 By Barb Cross    News    April 29, 2021

Spring Has Sprung Around Here (Banner County)

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I do believe spring has finally sprung! We sure have had some beautiful weather here lately. The folks in Torrington are thinking spring as the South East Wyoming Art Association is inviting all...


Kimball Trap Club

The new Kimball Longhorns Trap Club took the time to pose for a group shot recently. In the front row, from left, are coach Jeremy Fryda, Travis Fryda, coach Sean Dunegan, Jarrett Schutz, Nolan Cook,... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 29, 2021

Kimball Boys 4th, Girls 5th At Calvert Invite

Kimball’s Longhorn track and field team traveled to Morrill to compete in the annual George Calvert Invitational, and the boys finished fourth out of seven teams while the girls placed fifth out of eight teams. Highlights for the boys included...



Kimball's Longhorn track and field team sent a few qualifiers to the Best in the West Classic in Scottsbluff on Monday – and enjoyed a few standout performances by the end of the competition. The...


On The Road Again

The Kimball County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 20, with much of their meeting consumed by discussion of road department equipment. According to Randy Bymer, road superintendent, road grader operators were out on Friday...


How Do You Recall A Recall?

How do you recall a recall? Kimball County Clerk Cathy Sibal said she has received a phone call from one of the petitioners looking to recall Mayor Keith Prunty inquiring about withdrawing her recall petition – but it appears the only way to stop... Full story



In February 1963, 16 trailers were brought in and parked in the area east of the Sunnyview Addition in Kimball, the start of what would be known as Boeing's Trailer City. According to the Feb. 14, 196...


School Facilities Survey Up

The Kimball School Board has prepared a Kimball Public Schools Facility Survey that is up and ready for Kimball residents to respond at: https://eprovesurveys.advanced.org/surveys/#/action/163509/p2190 The school board seeks public feedback on where... Full story


To Market, To Market

Kimball's Main Street Market recently purchased a bench for Kimball County Transit riders to sit and wait for the arrival of the next transit vehicle. Above, Kimball resident Jody Hardin waits for... Full story


More School Funds Available This Year

Details in the Kimball Public Schools treasurer’s report in April 2021 show a significant increase in total available funds from the previous year. The information was presented at last week’s school board meeting. The district shows $2.8...



Boy Scout Troop 116 from Cheyenne spent the weekend at Oliver Lake just west of Kimball. The boys and their leaders camped out in the snow and the 30-degree weather. In order to earn some badges,... Full story



Cassie Gasseling, Kimball Health Services chief financial officer, speaks April 13 at Kimball County Transit Service headquarters to present plans for a new hospital to the community. A reported 38...


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