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The Kimball-Banner County Fair got off to a quick start on Saturday with the archery competition and concluded with the Livestock Sale on Monday, Aug. 11. Between Saturday and Monday, about 150 4-H... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    August 15, 2019 

Girl Scouts Troop 18412 A Reality In Kimball

A newly formed Girl Scouts troop has bloomed in Kimball, and they're off to a good start. Say hello to Troop 18412. "Throughout the year, these girls have chosen to learn about topics including...


Random Drug Testing Returns For Grades 7-12

Heather Norberg, president of the Kimball School Board, called the regular school board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the City Council Chambers. All the members were present for the brief meeting. Regular business was conducted,...


New Business Gets Nostalgic

"I can take a beginner of beginners and they will walk out Saturday feeling like a Picasso." – Stacey Bolin Stacey Bolin is referring to her "sip and paint classes" at her new "pop-up store" in the...


Fair A Fine Place To Talk Ag With Kimball, Banner Farmers

The Kimball-Banner County Fair was a great place to capture a couple of producers, find out how the harvest is progressing, and hear about the outlook on their other crops. Many were watching kids,...


Douglas Moench

Douglas Alan Moench died July 29, 2019, at his home in Delta, CO, after a battle with throat cancer. He was born in 1946 in Sidney to John and Lorraine Moench and graduated from Potter High School. Survivors include his wife, son Trent, daughter... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 15, 2019 


Breckyn Kiefer, the 8-year-old daughter of Wade and Brooke Kiefer of Kimball, is making a name for herself in the world of power tumbling. Not only on a local, or even state status, but all the way... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 15, 2019 

Now You Kids Get Ready For Sports Practice And School

The Wise kids were earning more honors at a golf tournament held in North Platte a week back. Playing in the two day Junior Ambassadors Tournament, held at the Lake Maloney Rivers Edge Course in North Platte, Payton Wise finished third in her...



Larissa Binod is remembered. And she will be remembered. Kim Burge visited from Valentine to represent the Nebraska Recycling Council and help dedicate a tree in Kimball to honor Binod for years to... Full story

 By The Observer    News    August 8, 2019

Going, Going, Not Quite Gone

Bob and Jacque Hill have decided to retire and put their Décor Store on Chestnut Street up for sale, but they say their main goal is to sell the store as a viable business. And that, they realize, co...


Kimball-Banner County Fair Opens In Fine Fashion

The 2019 Kimball-Banner County Fair got off to a fast-paced start Monday with the Fashion Revue and Clothing Judging at Kimball High School. The 4-Hers entered a wide range of items that they had...


For Some, Local Harvest Twice As Long

While everyone was out in the field, Wanda Hagstrom provided an update on harvest from the southern part of Kimball County. She said that harvest was "slow and patchy, which is unusual for us." She...


Diana Kay Fiehtner

Diana Kay Fiehtner, 71, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in...


Mick Evertson

Mick Evertson, 78 of Kimball, passed away peacefully at home on the family farm on Monday, July 29, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 8, 2019

Hays Roofing Team Builds On Foundation

A field of 116 golfers turned out for the 28th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament this past weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course. The popular event held on Saturday was a four person...



"She loves me." Nine-year-old Makynna Boettcher is talking about her 5-month-old Nubian milking goat that she will be showing in her first 4-H fair at the upcoming Kimball-Banner County Fair. The... Full story


Calling All Longhorns For Farmer's Day 2020

Plans are in the works for the All Class Reunion on Farmer's Day weekend next year – September 25, 26 and 27, 2020. The All School Reunion Committee is working closely with the Farmer's Day...


Harvest Under Way, But Not In Full Swing

Gene Golding was hurrying around last Friday, but he said harvest was "not in full swing yet." He said that there is quite a bit of green wheat still out there. Dumping a load of wheat in his semi,...

 By The Observer    News    August 1, 2019

Rockabillaque Proves Fun For All Ages

The first annual Rockabillaque event in Kimball is in the books. Amy Sapp, economic director of the city of Kimball, said the Poker Run through the Panhandle had 18 motorcycles and 2 classic cars...


Willis Alton (Tony) Herman

Willis Alton (Tony) Herman, age 78, passed away July 18, 2019, in Omaha. Tony was born to Willis and Oletha Herman on November 17, 1940, in Scottsbluff, NE. He grew up and received his education and...


Mick Evertson

Mick Evertson, 78, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Monday, July 29, 2019. Memorial services are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home and will be published in next week’s paper.... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 1, 2019

Mike Daum Signs Contract To Go Pro In Spain

Kimball’s Mike Daum is set to move on to his next role in his illustrious basketball career. After an outstanding high school career at Kimball High, he became one of the best ever as a member of the South Dakota State men’s program – setting... Full story


Longhorn Building Debate Continues

The Kimball City Council discussed a variety of subjects at the July 16 regular monthly meeting. Among the items was an update on the City of Kimball swimming pool. The pool was built in 1982 and according to background information that Carson Sisk h... Full story



A special dedication ceremony was held this past week for Jim Reeves, a counselor at Mary Lynch Elementary School, who passed away during the school year. Reeves' family was on hand to participate in...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 25, 2019

Rodeo Royalty Represents Kimball At Cheyenne Frontier Days

It's an event that draws a large audience from a handful of miles away, including some from all across the country and even around the world. The Daddy of 'em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the worlds...


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