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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...


Kimball City Council Approves New Home For Fitness Equipment

On Thursday, March 12, the Kimball City Council accepted the proposal from SK Hayes LLC to lease the fitness equipment housed at the former Kimball Event Center. SK Hays and Heather Entingh submitted proposals. According to the winning proposal, the...


City Of Kimball's Coronavirus Statement

City Administrator Dan Dean provided this statement to the Western Nebraska Observer and the residents of Kimball: “We, at the City of Kimball, are concerned about the health and wellbeing of the residents and our employees. We urge everyone to fol... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    March 19, 2020

Observer Taking COVID-19 Precautions

The Western Nebraska Observer is following recommended precautions of health authorities to promote social distancing at this time to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.... Full story


Larry Delynn Peterson

Larry Delynn Peterson, age 83, of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado passed away peacefully March 5, 2020 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Delynn was born December 11, 1936 to Albert and Luella (Lockwood)...

 By The Observer    News    March 19, 2020

District FFA Held In Kimball; FFA Alumni Event Postponed

Potter-Dix and Banner County FFA members were among those attending the recent FFA district meet in Kimball. More than 320 FFA students attended. Students visited from schools across the region.... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 19, 2020

Jock Talk: Virus Precautions Put Spring Sports On Hold

Sports are on hold! Thanks to the Coronavirus scare, the National, Collegiate and area High School sports are on hold, with lots of them cancelled for the balance of the season! Kimball High, along with all of the Panhandle schools, are closed... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 19, 2020

Low On Numbers, Big On Results

For certain there were highs and lows for the Kimball High wrestlers in the 2019-20 season and let's start with junior Connor Cluff setting a new Kimball High School record in escapes improving the...


No Confirmed Cases In Kimball Area

Health providers and staff at Kimball Health Services and the Pine Bluffs Health Clinic remain vigilant for signs of COVID-19 and are taking precautionary measures should the virus make an appearance in the area. “There are no confirmed cases of co... Full story


Event Center Renamed

The Sagebrush, formerly known as the Kimball Event Center, is in the process of becoming a reality for some local individuals. Rich and Kelli Patterson and Kevin and Dawn Moser received approval to... Full story



Workers from Anderson-Shaw made quick work of finishing the south side of the new Kimball County Transit building this past week. In less than two hours, they completed half of the wall, then took a... Full story


Dan Dean Stepping Down At City Hall

Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean has submitted his resignation, effective May 7, to Mayor Keith Prunty and Kimball City Council. He is retiring. Dean has been the administrator for a little more...


Hung Jury In Child Abuse Trial

After seven days, more than 100 exhibits, 10 prosecution witnesses and four defense witnesses, the Kimball County jury of two women and 10 men could not agree on the fate of Alexander Romero. Romero...


Early Dismissal Wednesdays Coming To Schools; Farrar Update

The 2020-21 school calendar was approved by the Kimball school board at its regular meeting on Monday, March 9. According to the calendar, each Wednesday throughout the year will have a 2 p.m. dismissal time. That time will be used for professional...

 By Barb Cross    News    March 12, 2020

Banner County Notes: Friday The 13th, Full Moon & Makeup Snow Day All At Once

Good morning, Banner County. Spring is in the air and snow is on the ground, skifts anyway. I hope that is all we get and will be exchanging the snow for rain. This past Sunday evening it rained pretty hard for a while there. My little dog Norman...


Reva Jean Loeks

Reva Jean (Swayze) Loeks died Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Kimball, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 11 a.m., at Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Gillming officiating....


Everett L. Johnson

Everett L. Johnson, 89, died at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff on Friday, March 6, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at St....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

Several Longhorns Make All-WTC Teams

The selections for the Western Trails All Conference basketball and wrestling teams have been released after vote by the conference coaches. Kimball High senior Carli Wurdeman was given All Conference honors for her senior and final season, and... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

Jock Talk: Wrestlers, Coach Bohac, Breckyn Kiefer All Impress

The NEUSA District 1 Wrestling Tournament was held this past weekend in Scottsbluff and the Kimball Wrestling Club had several wrestlers do very well. In the PreK-K division at 32-36 pounds, Decker Culek won both of his matches with pin times of :08... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

A Bit Short, But Some Positives

The 2019-20 season for the Kimball High girls basketball team shows 8 wins and 13 losses, a bit short of what Coach Chauncey Pedersen was hoping for, but in all fairness, it was a season where it...


Kimball Health Services Addresses COVID-19 Pandemic; No Confirmed Local Cases

Kimball Health Services issued this news release on Thursday, March 12, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: Health providers and staff at Kimball Health Services and the Pine Bluffs Health Clinic want the public to have the latest and most accurate... Full story


Lots Of Local Candidates

The elected offices in Kimball and Kimball County had a multitude of candidates filing prior to the deadline on Monday, March 2. The primary election will be May 12 and the general election Nov. 3. A full slate of individuals filed for the three... Full story


Child Abuse Trial Continues

Day 2 of the child abuse trial continued this week in Kimball County District Court. Alexander Romero, 24, is charged with felony child abuse that was committed intentionally and resulted in death. Romero’s 7-month-old daughter died in April 2019....


Casino Night In Kimball

The Kimball Hospital Foundation’s second annual Casino Night at the Kimball Event Center drew about 180 people to support the foundation’s fundraising efforts to purchase a new heart defibrillator...

 By Barb Cross    News    March 5, 2020

Banner County Notes: March Is On Track In Harrisburg

Good morning, Banner County! Here we are in the first week of March and track practice is upon us. Watch out for those kids out running here and there. They usually are pretty good about wearing a safety vest, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra...


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