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10 Cases In Kimball

Editor's note: As expected, the National Guard visited Thursday to test Kimball first responders after this story was published. Kimball County as of April 7 has had 10 positive cases of the...

 

Early Voting Encouraged During Virus Outbreak

Voting officials throughout the state – Kimball County included – are encouraging voters to vote by mail during the coronavirus outbreak by completing an early voter form to have a ballot sent to...

 

Entering A New, Changed World

Imagine being 17 or 18 years old and the last half of your senior year of high school is cancelled. Although Nicole Delphane has mixed feelings about the end of her high school career, she said, "I...

 

Kimball Bakery A Nebraska 'Passport' Stop

Kimball Bakery/Merrycakes was chosen as one of 70 stops on the coveted Nebraska Passport Stops for 2020. It can only help local tourism efforts as tourists visit the bakery on their way to...

 

Patricia O'Brien

Patricia O'Brien, 77, of Kimball, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cantrell Funeral Home. However, due...

 

Kathleen Lewis

Kathleen Lewis, 82, of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Sunday, March 5, 2020. Cremation has been held. Due to the coronavirus requirements, memorial services will be held at a later date. The services for Kathleen have been entrusted to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020 

Longhorn Girls Basketball Gets Its Coach: Jaclyn Burks

Jaclyn Burks will assume the position of Head Coach for the Kimball High Girls Basketball program, according to a release from Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. A lot of you fans will recognize her name as she was an outstanding player in her...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020 

KIMB Radio Sports Is Back

Here we have the "KIMB SPORTS ... by Tom Southard" report from the April 10, 1967, KIMB-AM 1260 newsletter. Tom, once the former station's sports director and an Observer sports writing legend,...

 

Confirmed Cases In Kimball

Editor's Note: Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Kimball County were announced April 1 after this article was published, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s. The Observer will continue to...

 

Virus Concerns Heightened In Kimball

The information in regard to the coronavirus changes hourly and is extremely fluid as it has inched into our town and county. Be cautious about believing rumors; it is always best to rely on facts. And it’s so important to remain calm and continue...

 

$280,000 Lottery Ticket Sold At Vince's

The Nebraska Lottery tweeted that a lucky person in Kimball hit the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot on Saturday night. The winning $280,000 ticket was purchased at Vince’s Corner. The ticket matched the winning numbers 04, 07, 11, 13 and 29. Nebraska...

 

Another Time, Another Virus

The front page of the February 20, 1953 issue of the Sidney Telegraph read: "Potter Child Polio Victim". The article began: "Cheyenne county's first polio fatality of 1953 was a 14-year-old boy from P...

 

Easter Egg Hunts Come Home

The coronavirus has cancelled the "big" annual Easter Egg Hunt usually held at Kimball High School, but thanks to Dawn Hickman, Bob Hinton and families there will be many "little" Easter egg hunts at...

 

William H. Russell Jr.

William H. Russell Jr., 84, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Following Bill's wishes, cremation has been held and no services is scheduled at this time. Friends may v...

 

Grace Walker

Grace Walker, 88, of Kimball died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. The services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Jock Talk: Sports? Yes, There's Still Some To Talk About

All of the sanctioned season sports still on hold so not much to watch, and or, write about, but golf is being played at our Four Winds Golf Course and despite rather cool weather, a few hardy souls have been out getting some very fresh air. I have...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Big Mike In Spain

Mike Daum is another outstanding Kimball High grad who, like Adam Bohac (see "Jock Talk" in this week's paper), set many Kimball High School records and excelled in the game of basketball. He went on...

 

Hunkering Down

The Nebraska Unicameral reconvened on March 23 after suspending its normal session due to the concerns of the coronavirus. The legislators approved an amendment totaling $83.6 million to aid in the...

 

Today's World Can Learn A Lot From Ag Community

The coronavirus might stop the attention and media blips about the celebration of National Ag Week, but it shouldn't stop us from appreciating and thanking farmers, ranchers and producers. This is...

 

A Few Changes For Oliver Lake

On a beautiful morning, Ken Van Diver, park maintenance worker at Oliver Lake west of Kimball, showed off the lake and its beauty. Although there were only two campers on that March morning, hundreds...

 

A Place To Call Home

This is the last installment of the Observer series on this year's Kimball High foreign exchange students. "Are you willing to keep me?" Was the question asked by one foreign exchange student....

 

Gale J. Gehrke

Gale J. Gehrke, 94, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Friday, March 20, 2020. Private family burial services will be held in the Kimball Cemetery with Randy Bohac officiating. A...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 26, 2020

End Of An Era

The senior class of the 2019-20 Kimball High boys basketball team will be remembered for its strong play, and unselfish team play, despite finishing with a win-loss record of 11-12. With a total of 8...

 

Panhandle Pandemic

The United States has joined the unfortunate group of countries throughout the world battling the coronavirus pandemic. The effects are being felt here in the Panhandle. According to Panhandle Public...

 

Danielle Reader Hired As Principal

The special Kimball school board meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, had some important and unusual circumstances arise. Danielle Reader, the district's director of curriculum and instruction this...

 

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