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A Special Moment

During the Presentation of Roses at Kimball High School's commencement ceremony, salutatorian Emma Patterson shares a special moment with her mom. More Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County... Full story


Kimball Golfer Lusche Qualifies For State

On Monday, Kyler Lusche placed ninth at the C5 district golf tournament in Kimball on May 15 at the Four Winds Golf Course. After missing most of the season with a back injury, Lusche shot a 39/42... Full story


Junior High Tracksters Show Well At State

Kimball Junior High had a great track season with about 60 kids out for the season. On Saturday, the season ended with the Nebraska Championship Meet in Gothenburg. Qualifying for the meet were... Full story

 By Keegan Eeretmoed    News    May 11, 2023


One of Kimball High School's newest programs, the Kimball Kings eSports team, made it to State. In the program's first year, their League of Legends team ranked fourth in the state. They left for Conc... Full story


Serrano Faces Decades In Prison

William Serrano was sentenced May 2 on four charges, including involuntary manslaughter, two counts of terrorist threats, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. In March, a Kimball County jury of five women and seven men...


Pederson Resigns From Board

Kimball School Board member Chauncey Pederson submitted his letter of resignation to the board and Superintendent Trevor Anderson on Monday evening at the regular board meeting. Pederson’s resignation will be effective May 31. His letter stated,... Full story


Former Kimball Restaurant Owner Jailed After 140 mph Chase

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol said they have arrested a Kimball woman, Rebecca Brown, 46, former owner of Java Blend in Kimball, following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Thursday evening. At approximately 9:10 p.m. Thursday, a trooper reported... Full story


Hospital About Halfway Done

Construction workers are taking advantage of recent ideal weather conditions for building Kimball's new hospital, but nationwide supply chain issues are likely to delay completion of the $43 million... Full story



Kimball High students helped out in the Observer office’s basement organizing years of bound copies of the Observer from the early 1900s to early 2000s. They organized by taking all the books off... Full story



Mark Daum of Kimball shot a hole in one Wednesday night, May 3, on the third hole at Four Winds Golf Course. His 7 iron was his club of choice.... Full story


Longhorns Winding Up Track Season Nicely

Mitchell's Cael Peters won the Kimball Invite on Thursday with a solid game of 35/35=70 at Four Winds Golf Course. Jace Nelson from Gordon-Rushville shot a 35/36 for a 71 to take second. Third place... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    May 11, 2023

Horns, Coyotes Make All-State

A dozen students from Kimball and Potter-Dix high schools made the grade this spring on a statewide list for excelling in academics and activities. The Nebraska School Activities Association released the names of students who received the Spring...


Kimball Off To District After Leyton Invite

On Thursday, May 11, the Longhorn track team will travel to Grant for district competition. The state track meet is May 18-20 in Omaha and two Longhorns already have a ticket to go as Emma Patterson...


The Great Glittersby Dinner Theater

Cast members of "The Great Glittersby Murder" included, from left, Deb Nolting, Bill Baldwin, Ethan Koehn, Amber Childers, Bonny Stendahl, Barbi Koehn, Daisy Sweetland, Bonnie Kopp, Shawn Koehn and... Full story


The Great Glittersby Tea

Attending the tea and dressed for the occasion were Eva Shada from Kearney, left, and Kimball Library employee Amelia Shada. Their sister, (right) Olivia Shada from Orleans, also a... Full story


Beth Alden Smith

Beth Alden Smith, 91, of Blair, Nebraska, and formerly of Kimball, Nebraska, passed away at Carter Place in Blair on April 26, 2023. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, at Trinity... Full story


Sue Ann Wallesen

Sue Ann Wallesen 81, of Kimball, passed away at her home in Kimball on December 18, 2022 following a stroke. Cremation was held and graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 19, 2023 at the Kimball Cemetery with Randy Bohac officiating.... Full story


Time To Git-R-Done

Emotions and tears are standard for many seniors on graduation day, but the immediate future is “all coming together” for one Kimball senior. KHS senior Justin Klosterman is “ready to go” and...


Missile Project Looks To Be Delayed

About 25 people attended state Sen. Brian Hardin's Town Hall meeting Saturday in Kimball. Hardin represents Kimball, Banner, and Scottts Bluff counties in Unicameral District 48. Hardin discussed some...


Driving Complaint Leads To Drug Bust

An affidavit the Kimball Policeman Andrew Lawson shared with the Observer details the arrest and confiscation of suspected heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and marijuana in the parking lot of Kwik Stop. According to the affidavit, on April 22,...


The Dix Road Getting Sealed This Summer

The Dix Road – Road 59 – will receive a double chip seal this summer. Bids for the double chip seal project were approved by the Kimball County Commissioners at the Tuesday, May 2, meeting. Top Coat, Inc. received the chip seal bid for...

 By Barb Cross    News    May 4, 2023

Busy Week At Banner County School As Year Nears An End

Good morning, and happy May! I don't know about you, but I can not believe it is May already, I think I am about a month behind. Everyone is talking about school getting out, graduations and summer. About time for all of that, yet somehow I feel like... Full story



Agencies throughout the area came together to provide a learning experience for Kimball High School students and a chance to work in unison. Kimball Health Services used the mock accident at Kimball J...


Longhorns Winding Up Track Season Nicely

Kimball High's girls and boys track and field teams travel to the Cheyenne County meet Friday following their performance at the SPVA conference meet that included a number of personal records and...


Kimball Invite Part Of Busy Stretch For Horns

The Longhorn golfers have a busy couple of weeks ahead of them. Thursday, the Longhorns will host the Kimball Invite with 12-15 teams making the trip. Then on May 9 the team will travel to Bayard and...


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