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Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Wraps Up

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season came to an end this past weekend and a total of 247 deer were checked in a Sportsman’s Liquor, the local check-in station in Kimball. As reported last week after the opening weekend of 134 checked in, another...


A Look Back

As we close out the 2019 Fall Sports seasons, we asked Kimball High Coach Jeri Ferguson to give us her thoughts on the Lady Longhorn Volleyball season. Here are her comments. "The 2019 season began...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 21, 2019

Work To Begin On Transit Building

Now it's not a question of if, but when, Kimball County Transit Service moves into its new home at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets in downtown Kimball. The county commissioners voted, 3-0, on... Full story


Sylvia I. Soule

Sylvia I. Soule, 88, of Banner County, died at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff on Friday, November 15, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Cantrell...


John C. Hochstedler

John C. Hochstedler, 82, of Dix, died at Kimball Health Services on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2019. Cremation has been held and services will be held at a later date. The services for John have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home...


Time To Get Inside For Some Winter Sports

Winter sports practice officially got underway for Nebraska high schools this past Monday and it certainly is time to get indoors and out of the cold weather. Wade Brashear is back to head up the Kimball High wrestling program and assistant Bob Culek... Full story


Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Under Way

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season opened up this past weekend and area hunters were finding the deer population plentiful as they filled their permits. Lisa Wangler at Sportsman's Liquor Store...


The Senior Circuit

Kimball golfer Bob Kellner stole the spotlight this past week to take senior golf honors with his play at the Four Winds Golf Course. Smooth swinging Bob, who is 86 years young, fired a round of...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 14, 2019

Kimball Salutes Veterans

The Veterans Day ceremony at Harry McNees Auditorium in Kimball is a wholehearted display of respect for America and the soldiers who serve it. For many, it is unconditional. Kimball Mayor Keith... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 14, 2019

New Dix Post Office Will Operate Four Hours On Weekdays

Although a date is still to be determined, the brand new Dix Post Office will be opening in the not-to-distant future. Final details are being completed by contractors before all new technical...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 14, 2019

Control Of Costs A Must For Schools

The Kimball Public Schools Board of Education held its regular meeting Nov. 11 in the city council chambers. Monthly reports were received from the treasurer and administrators. After consideration, the board decided to purchase the tier two level...

 By The Observer    News    November 14, 2019

Airmen Praised For Helping Fight Dix Fire

The story of two Air Force airmen who helped fight a fire that forced a Dix family from its home last Thursday night has spread far and wide on traditional and social media. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway approves. “These guys were great and...


Prime Time Trio Concert Nov. 23 In Kimball

The Prime Time Trio featuring Bobby van Deusen at the piano and vocals, bassist Steve Pikal and drummer Tony Martin, will perform at the Henry E. McNees Auditorium on Nov. 23 starting at 7 p.m. as...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 14, 2019

Time Is Now To Help Operation Christmas Child

The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child effort, which provides shoeboxes filled with toys and other fun items for needy children around the world, is underway at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball. If you’d like to help out, the...


Dona Kay Carmichael

Dona Kay Carmichael was born in Scottsbluff, NE, on March 10, 1944, to Bernard and Eunice Haddix, and passed away on Nov. 7, 2019, at the Kimball Hospital surrounded by loving family. Dona had missed...


Arthur 'Art' Louis Hottell

Arthur "Art" Louis Hottell, 67, of Kimball, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Kimball Event...


Winter Sports Practices Begin Monday

We are at a lull in the area school athletic happenings, but we do have some junior high sports taking place, and the high school sports practice officially begins Monday, Nov. 18, for the winter sports, which includes boys and girls basketball and... Full story


Hall Of Famer

Dale Hendrickson, a name well known by all of our area sports enthusiasts, is headed into the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame! This same energetic individual who has done so much, not only for the...


Civic Duty

A 37-year Army colonel, veteran and current Nebraska state senator is this year's keynote speaker at the Kimball High School Veteran's Day Program. Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon is a member of the Oglala... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 7, 2019

School Board Meeting Packed

Room W7 at the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School was overflowing as parents, staff members and students attended the Oct. 30 special meeting of the Kimball Public Schools Board of Education. During public comment time, about a dozen meeting attendees addre...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 7, 2019

Downtown Building Project Takes A Step

Plans are moving forward to revitalize one of downtown Kimball's busiest intersections and give a new home to growing Kimball County Transit Service. The county commissioners on Tuesday accepted the...


'Visit Kimball' With Jessica

Hello Kimball! Let me introduce myself – my name is Jessica Rocha, and I am the Tourism Director for Kimball County. I have decided that it might be nice if we are able to give the community a little update on the Kimball County Visitor... Full story


Gale LeAnn Wimberly

On Saturday November 2, 2019, while surrounded by family, Gale LeAnn Wimberley went to her heavenly home. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral...


Emma Maurine Yung

Erma Maurine Yung passed away at her home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Monday, November 4th in the Kimball Event Center. A...


Winter Sports Open With Promising Young Wrestlers

The Winter Sports Season has begun, at least on the Kimball Junior High level. The junior high wrestling team opened the season at the Banner County Tournament in Harrisburg this past Saturday and then hosted their own tournament this past Tuesday.... Full story


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