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 By Jan Sears    Sports    October 3, 2019

Farmer's Day And Kimball Community Trail Bike Race Defy The Weather

The weather didn't look too promising, but eight children and two adults participated Saturday in the Farmer's Day and Kimball Community Trail bike race. Jon Heidemann desigmed the 5-mile and 3-mile r...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    September 26, 2019

Anderson-Faden Injured In Crash

Daria Anderson-Faden, a Kimball County commissioner and Western Nebraska Observer staff writer, was among four people injured in a two-vehicle Monday morning accident in Banner County. She was listed... Full story

 

FARMER'S DAY

The wait is just about over. Three days of Farmer's Day festivities begin Friday for the 93rd annual event. Here's a look at the schedule of events. If you'd like a pocket schedule to carry around,...

 

Pineapple Express Finds Part-Time Home In Kimball

The Pineapple Express has and will return weekly to Kimball, weather permitting, according to Bill Grubbs, owner of the Pineapple Express food truck. The food truck goes to Alliance, Gering,...

 

City Avoids Tax Increase Under New Budget

In seven minutes, the Kimball City Council held two public hearings last week for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year Budget and 2019-20 Set Final Property Tax Request. “The mill levy was up but the valuation was down. We didn’t raise taxes,” ” Mayor...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 26, 2019

Busy, Busy Times In Banner And Beyond

Good morning! Here we are beginning the last week in September, unbelievable! And a busy time it is for sure. Today, September 26th the junior high football team will take on Guernsey at 2 p.m., home field. Come on out and support these young folks!...

 

Marvin F. Jensen

Marvin F. Jensen, 78, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Monday, September 16, 2019. Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Kimball Evangelical F...

 

Local Sports In Full Swing, Including Junior High

The local school sports scene is in full swing and this includes junior high activities for Kimball. It’s hard to get to all of these activities, but thank you coach Dane Wurdeman for sending some football results this week. On September 10 the... Full story

 

Kimball High Runners Clock Season Best Times At Alliance

The Kimball High Cross Country Team ran many of their season best times at Saturday's Alliance Invitational Cross Country meet, which was quite pleasing to coach Tiffany Johnson. "All of our High...

 

Wise Lowers Her School Golf Record Four More Strokes

Another record setting day on the golf course for Kimball's Payton Wise as the sophomore standout lowered her own school record round by 4 strokes it the Gering Invitational Tournament this past...

 

Longhorns Fall To State-Ranked Dundy County, 72-26

The Longhorns of Kimball High couldn’t keep pace with the quickness and speed of the visiting state ranked Dundy County­ Stratton Tigers in Friday night 8-man football action, losing 72-26 to the 4th ranked visitors. Kimball kicked to start the...

 

NOT FORGOTTEN

The story of Kenneth Lee Lockwood started and concluded in Kimball as he was laid to rest in the Kimball Cemetery in December 1944. But a new chapter is unfolding as a museum is researching the World... Full story

 

Blaze Ravages Kimball Home

A fire consumed a Kimball house owned by Terry Jefferson and rented by Luis (Beeb) Larez about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.The location of the fire was 308 ½ South Washington. Larez said the fire marshal...

 

Bikers Git-R-Done: Horseshoe Pits Ready For Farmer's Day

A local motorcycle club has opted for volunteer work in the evening instead of riding their motorcycles. The club is in the process of restoring the horseshoe pits at Gotte Park just in time for...

 

Wheat Harvest Over, But County Producers Keep Chugging Along

While wheat harvest has concluded for 2019, ag producers have not slowed down one bit. They still have wheat to seed, crops to tend to, and bean, beet, millet and corn harvest. Farming primarily in the northwestern and southern part of Kimball...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 19, 2019

Banner School Groups Going On The Road

Good morning friends and neighbors near and far! Hope this beautiful fall weather has been just what you needed. Some of  you might have had a little more rain then necessary this past week, don’t know.  Just hoping that all is well on your end....

 

James LeRoy Jackson

James LeRoy Jackson, age 87, passed away on September 15, 2019, at Heritage Estates in Gering, NE. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24,...

 

Marvin Jensen

Marvin Jensen, 78 of Kimball, died on Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Kimball County Manor. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Ob...

 

Claire C. Tritt

A graveside memorial service will be held for Claire C. Tritt, long time Kimball resident, at 2 p.m., mountain time, Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Kimball City Cemetery.  Her obituary appeared in the June 20, 2019 edition of the Kimball...

 

Kimball Invite Quite The Event With 223 Runners

If you didn’t get out to the Kimball Invitational Cross Country meet Friday afternoon, you certainly missed out on quite a sight! With 223 runners coming to compete, plus all of the coaches, bus drivers, friends and family members, there were a lot... Full story

 

Longhorns Shut Out Southwest In 42-0 Win

The Kimball High football team made a long Friday night trip to Bartley pay off with a 42-0 win over the Southwest opponent in 8-man football action. With the win, the Longhorns evened their record at 1-1 going into tomorrow night’s home encounter...

 

Chantel Malson A Standout At Kimball Cross Country Meet

Kimball High hosted their annual Cross Country Invite this past Friday and attracted the largest field of runners ever, according to Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. The final tally was 223...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 19, 2019

Potter-Dix, Kimball Do Battle In Volleyball

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team hosted a triangular meet against Mitchell and Kimball last Thursday, and came away with a split against the Panhandle rivals. First up was the Lady Coyotes...

 

Payton Wise Sixth At Mitchell Invite

Kimball sophomore Payton Wise picked up yet another medal, to add to her collection of hardware,at the Mitchell Invitational Golf Tournament held this past Thursday. Payton, like almost all of the...

 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Although the outside of the Plains Historical Museum (the old high school) might look the same as it did in the 1960s or '70s, the inside is beginning to take shape. According to Jowain Sherman, Plain... Full story

 

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