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Mayor-Elect Talks Growth Issues

The City of Kimball Mayor-elect John Morrison will take the mayoral reins on Dec. 6 at the next City Council meeting. Morrison said, "I want to see Kimball prosper, and it is going to take everyone... Full story


Police Seeking Storage Thief

In an ongoing investigation into a rash of storage unit thefts, Kimball police would like to identify a male suspect caught on a security camera. Police told the Observer that the individual drove a... Full story


Rules Changes For Subdivisions Part Of New Ordinance

The Kimball City Council met in a special session at the council chambers on Monday, Nov. 21, to continue the discussion on subdivision Ordinance #812. The Planning Commission recommended the ordinance, and it was approved by the council in a 4-0...



PRCA Lady-in-Waiting Karleigh Lukassen, forefront, and PRCA Queen Emily Whitney light up their horses for the Christmas parade last Saturday in downtown Kimball. See other parade photos on Pages A1...


Dale 'Red' R. Crandell

Dale "Red" R. Crandell, 86, of Grand Island, passed away on November 18, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation was on Sunday, November 27, from 5-7 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home. A... Full story


Sherry L. Acheson

Sherry L. Acheson, 74, of Kimball, died in Cheyenne on Monday, November 14, 2022. Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor... Full story


Longhorns Give Hall Of Fame Effort

The Kimball boys basketball season is off to a great start with a win over Alliance, 56-48, in the Hall of Fame Jamboree on Monday evening. The second and third quarters helped to propel the...


Search Warrant Issued In Drone Case

A joint search warrant from Kimball and Sidney police was issued on a residence in Sidney. On Nov. 8, the Kimball Police were dispatched to 608 South Washington in Kimball. The victim reported the theft of a drone and accessories, including remote... Full story


Subdivison Rule Changes Get Look

Kimball City Council’s vote to approve Ordinance #812 – which includes amendments to the city’s Subdivision Regulations Section of Chapter 11: Zoning Regulations – was delayed at the Nov. 15 council meeting because councilmen Matt Bright and...


County Looking At Vans For KCTS

On Nov. 15, the Kimball County Commissioners returned in the afternoon after the morning portion of their meeting for a session with the Kimball County Transit Service. An update from administrator Christy Warner reported that KCTS has had 175 phone...



The Presbyterian Church, soon to become Cornerstone Community Church, was the site of the Community Thanksgiving Praise Service sponsored by the Kimball Ministerial Association on Sunday, Nov. 20.... Full story


Hospital Repeats As Food Pantry Challenge Champion

The second annual food pantry contest between the employees of Kimball Health Services and Kimball High School will benefit local families. Kimball Health Services won the previous year and the...



"Ferals cats are responsible for most of the cats that end up in the shelters because most people get their domestic cats fixed. Feral cats do not and just reproduce by the gazillions. Knowing they...


Sherry L. Acheson

Sherry L. Acheson, 74, of Kimball, died in Cheyenne on Monday, November 14, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with... Full story


Vincent Anthony Joseph Heeg

Long time Kimball resident Vincent Anthony Joseph Heeg, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, He was 87. Vince was born in Sidney, Nebraska and was the youngest of 7 siblings- ... Full story



High school winter sports are nearly here. Kimball, Banner County and Potter-Dix student athletes are gearing up for their upcoming seasons. We're talking basketball. Wrestling. And, of course, cheer.... Full story


Feral Cats Return After Trip

After a weekend trip to Fort Collins, 25 Kimball cats and kittens have been returned to their colony. The cats were trapped on Saturday evening. Sunday is clinic day in Fort Collins, where they were s... Full story


School Board, Student Settle

The Kimball School Board met in regular session on Nov. 15, and under discussion items, a notice of settlement claim was read regarding injuries that student Derek Kauffman sustained. The notice reads as follows: “Kimberly Kauffman and Steve...


Veterans Get Their Day, Hear From Retired Army Colonel

The senior civics class and the Kimball community treated Kimball area veterans to a special Veterans Day. Master of Ceremonies Charolette Hargreaves and Emma Patterson introduced the participants to...


Investigation Ends At Site Of Family Dollar

According to the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, the site of 511 W. 3rd Street in Kimball passed a Tier 1 investigation. This appears to remove an environmental obstacle to the long delayed opening there of the Family Dollar/Dollar...


Write-In Candidates Had The Write Stuff

In an unprecedented election in Banner County, write-in candidates determined the outcome of the election. Both incumbent Banner County commissioners lost their bid for re-election to write-in candidates Robin Darnall and Laif Anderson. Anderson had...


Florance E. Haug

Florance E. Haug, 91, of Torrington, Wyoming, died on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pa... Full story


Air Force Updates Commissioners About Missile Project

Temporary construction easements, new permanent easements for utility corridors, and fee acquisitions for towers sites were the topics of discussion when Lt. Col. Eric Green from the U.S. Air Force was before the Kimball County Commissioners at...



Kimball High School has three representatives on the Western Trails Conference 2022 all-conference teams for 8-man football and volleyball, plus four honorable mention selections. For the Longhorns...


Grant Money Helps State Patrol Bust Kimball County Speeders

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are working overtime to keep motorists and road crews safe through localized enforcement efforts in multiple parts of the state, including Kimball County, according to a Nov. 15 news release from the patrol.... Full story


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