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One And Done For Interviewee

Mayor Keith Prunty, Kimball City Council and the Board of Public Works conducted one interview last week for city administrator position. The candidate, John Walz, a mechanical engineer from Hastings, was interviewed. Since Dan Dean retired in May...

 By Jim Orr    News    April 1, 2021

TGIF In Banner County

As Banner County School's four-day school week moves through the final quarter of its second year, enrollment numbers appear to be adding up in its favor. Superintendent Evelyn Browne told the...


Pool Players Shoot For John Aguiniga

Beer & Loathing and Chute 7 were the scenes of the 1st Annual John Aguiniga Memorial Pool Tournament. The pool tournament, silent auction, raffle, and food raised enough money for John's wife,... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 1, 2021

Longhorn Girls Third At Morrill Early Bird

Kimball's Longhorn track and field teams had to cancel the Kimball Invitational due to weather last weekend, but the team was still able to travel Saturday to compete in the Early Bird Meet at...


Easter Egg Hunt Returns!

After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, the popular Easter Egg Hunt in Kimball is back and will occur on Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The event will be at Gotte Park, and the New Hope Youth group has taken over the event from Bob and Dawn... Full story


Kimball's Hospital: The Early Days

Editor's note: Kimball Health Services has completed a feasibility study for a new hospital. But this article is about the early days of old Kimball County Hospital as reported in the Western... Full story


One New Case In County

Kimball County recorded one new COVID-19 case this past week. This statistic is part of a wider trend as the pandemic’s grip on the region appears to be easing. All Panhandle counties were in the single digits for new COVID-19 cases except for...


Fire Chief: Mutal Aid Across Area 'Put On Paper'

Kimball Volunteer Fire Chief Andrew Bohac addressed the City Council on March 16 in regard to a mutual aid agreement. According to Bohac, this agreement encompasses everything from Big Springs to the...


Meat Eaters Have Their Day In Kimball

Locally, Mark and Bryce Halstead from the EH Ranch, LLC approached Karen Hewitt of Karen's Kitchen in Kimball to promote "Meat on the Menu Day." They said that they wanted to purchase the first 20...

 By Barb Cross    News    March 25, 2021

Spring Is In The Air While Snow Is On The Ground

Good morning and Happy Spring! She arrived in spite of all of our snow, hallelujah! You know last week I knew we were missing school on Monday. However, I didn’t know the same was going to be happening on Tuesday and Wednesday. School on Thursday a...


Robert M. Hill

Robert M. Hill, 75, of Kimball, died in Englewood, Colorado on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St....

 By The Observer    Sports    March 25, 2021

Kimball Track Invite This Saturday

The Kimball track team is preparing for the Kimball Track Invite on Saturday, March 27, after competing in the Chadron Indoor. Results for Kimball athletes at the March 20 Chadron Indoor include: • Raven Johnson won the pole vault. • Maddie...



The National Weather Service in Cheyenne reported that Kimball received totals of between 18-20 inches of snow on Saturday and Sunday. Cheyenne received 30.8 inches of snow during the same period,... Full story


New Kimball Hospital In Works

The recent snowstorm caused absences and postponements on the agenda for the Kimball County Commissioners Tuesday meeting. Chairman Larry Engstrom was unable to attend, leaving Vice Chairman Carl...


After A Year, Signs Of Hope

One year ago this week, the toilet paper aisle at Dollar General in Kimball was stripped empty, area schools closed for two weeks only to eventually switch to online classes for the remainder of the year. School activities were canceled, the school...


William (Billy) D. Olsen

William (Billy) D. Olsen Jr., 68, passed away on March 4th, 2021 in Wellington, CO. He was born October 21, 1952 in Kimball, Nebraska and raised on the family farm in Banner County, Nebraska by parent... Full story

 By Brittany Cook    Sports    March 18, 2021

Dead Eye Shooters Competing At State This Weekend

Spring is almost here and for the Dead Eye Shooters 4-H Club that means BB gun and Air Rifle competition at State. The Dead Eye shooters 4-H Club, led by Larry and Nicole Snyder for around 14 years,...

 By The Observer    Sports    March 18, 2021

2 Horns All-WTC, 7 Earn Honorable Mention

The winter sports season ends with the announcements of all-conference selections for the Western Trails Conference – and Kimball High School had a number of athletes who were named and recognized....



Second place at the Kimball Public Library's recent puzzle contest went to the Wittier or Not team – Heather Entingh and Geneva Withrow. They finished making their puzzle in 55 minutes, just 2...


Getting To Know Kimball's Airport Authority Board

The unsung heroes of small-town America are the volunteers who sit on boards, committees, and commissions; they help run the town and make it a great place to live, work and play. Unbeknownst to many...


Vaccinations Continue, But 5 New Cases Here

According to Panhandle Public Health District, five new cases of COVID-19 were reported since March 1 in Kimball County. The PPHD’s risk dial remains in the yellow or moderate category for the Panhandle. However, Kimball, Scottsbluff, Box Butte... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    March 11, 2021

Spring Sports Is In The Air

Here comes the Kimball spring sports season – a year after COVID-19 wiped out the track and golf seasons and two years since the last competitions. "After taking last year off, all schools will... Full story


Kimball Panhandle FFA Capital For A Day

Students from across the Panhandle attended the District 12 FFA contest in Kimball on Wednesday. Over 180 students from 20 different schools participated in various competitions, including Meat...


Kimball Bracing For Power Outages

On Friday, March 12, and Monday, March 15, the City of Kimball will have its regular power source, Western Area Power Administration, shut off for updates. Still, the City’s power plant will operate its generators to power the city, although the...



The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a grassfire just off the south lanes of Highway 71 on Monday afternoon. They contained the flames quickly despite the warn, dry conditions over...


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