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 By Barb Cross    News    May 28, 2020

Banner County Notes: Slowly But Surely, We're Getting There

Good morning everyone! I hope this finds you all in good health and looking forward to the warm months ahead. Here at home things are starting to open up somewhat, the church and bank at least. I have had no reason to go to the courthouse so do not...

 

Patti Kaye Morton

Patti Kaye Morton, age 39, passed away May 23, 2020, after a 16-year medical battle. She used her borrowed time to move to Kimball, making it her home to raise her only daughter, Riann Morton. Patti...

 

Gerald Patrick Barkell

Gerald Patrick Barkell, 62, of Lodgepole, Nebraska passed away on May 11, 2020, from complications of cancer. Gerald was born to Larry and Joyce Barkell on November 23, 1957, in Kimball, Nebraska. He...

 

Community Blood Drive June 8 At Sagebrush

The Kimball Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, June 8, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sagebrush (formerly the Kimball Event Center). Oorganizers noted that donating blood is still safe to do and is considered an essential gathering by the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2020

Local Sports Starting To Open Up A Bit

Thanks to the COVID-19 scare ,there was no end of the school year awards night this year at the Kimball High so the Kimball High athletes missed out on this annual tribute as well. We published an entire list of accomplishments the graduating class... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2020

Oh, Brother! Millers Shoot The Lights Out

Braylon Miller and Braxton Miller, sons of Mr and Mrs. Chad Miller, were both recent state qualifiers in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest. The Kimball brothers shot in their local...

 

Seniors Graduate Virtually

Kimball High School virtual graduation was complete with Pomp and Circumstance, the Star Spangled Banner and speeches by the valedictorian and salutatorian. Students achieving academic recognition... Full story

 

Just Like Everything, Memorial Day Scaled Back

Although Memorial Day is traditionally considered to be the beginning of the summer season with people off to the lake and enjoying barbecues, it's real meaning can be found at the national and local...

 

School Board Vote Gets Recount

Most results of the May 12 primary election are final – but some results are not completely final yet, according to Cathy Sibal, Kimball County Clerk. The hotly contested school board race requires a recount. The recount will be conducted on May...

 

City Parks, Some Churches Reopening

Good news for children and parents alike as the Kimball city parks will be reopened on Tuesday,.Social distancing will still be required and signs will remind park visitors of the guidelines. Group sports are still not allowed under the current...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 21, 2020

Kimball Liked View On Nebraska's Golf Mountaintop

Tom Southard wrote an introduction in last week's Observer for the story below that he wrote in 1993 about Kimball's new golf state champions. Also presented below, after that story, is a follow-up th...

 

Peggy A. Wolff

Peggy A. Wolff passed away this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Western Nebraska Regional Hospital. She was 65 years old. Cremation has taken place and a Mass with a celebration of life will be held...

 

Caroline A. Novotny

Caroline A. Novotny, 86, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Monday, May 18, 2020. Funeral services for Carol will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

THE VALEDICTORIANS

"I'm focusing on seeing the bright side of tough situations. These past few months have been tough for everybody, but we won't get through it by looking at just the negatives." – Ginny...

 
 By The Observer    News    May 21, 2020

Full List Of 2020 Kimball High Graduate Scholarships

Stephen Bateman Lions Club Student of the Month Stipend Bailie Brower Joe Merante/Kimball Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Eagles Lodge #3889/Bill Carroll Scholarship Hannah Brown Leonard & Lewise Forman Scholarship Samuel Cajero Kimball Public... Full story

 

Lions Student Of The Year Goes To Carli

The Kimball Lions Club congratulated Carli Wurdeman on being selected as the 2020 Lions Club Student of the Year. Carli was presented with a certificate and $500 award by Kimball Lions Club member...

 
 By The Observer    News    May 14, 2020

Kimball County May 12, 2020, Primary Election Results

The Western Nebraska Observer presents these unofficial vote results from the Tuesday, May 12, primary election in Kimball County as a service to all of our readers. The results normally would have be... Full story

 

Grads Cruise To Next Chapter

The Kiwanis of Kimball and Banner counties took the "bull by the horns" in celebrating the 2020 Kimball Jr/Sr High School seniors. Jay Fennell, president of the Kiwanis, said that "it was amazing to... Full story

 

Volunteers Needed To Place Flags On Veterans Graves

The Kimball County Veterans Office needs volunteers to help place flags on the graves of our deceased veterans for Memorial Day. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kimball Cemetery at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21. For more information, call 235-3141.... Full story

 

Here Comes The Virtual Graduation

Graduation ceremony plans for Kimball High School seniors will begin with a virtual program to be streamed on the Kimball Public Schools Facebook page at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Principal Mo Hanks...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    May 14, 2020

Work Resumes On Transit Building

The coronavirus interruption behind it, construction work is back on and heading to mid-June completion at the new Kimball County Transit Service headquarters. Project architect Ryan Stearns said the pandemic break put the $1.16 million renovation...

 

No New Virus Cases In Kimball County

The coronavirus continues to headline the news as a smattering of positive cases have appeared in Scotts Bluff County and other Panhandle counties. No positive cases have been found in Kimball County since the beginning of April. Total positive...

 

Camilla S. Walker

Camilla S. Walker, 47, of Denver, Colorado, died in Denver on April 27, 2020. Following her wishes, cremation has been held and family graveside services will be held at a later date. Friends may visi...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 14, 2020

Four Winds Leagues Prepare To Tee Off

I have received what I feel is uplifting news from the good people who head up the local golf leagues, and it looks like there will be league play, and possibly even tournaments this summer at the Fou... Full story

 

The Soft Opening Begins

COVID-19 restrictions have been partially lifted for Kimball County and the Panhandle Public Health District. This soft opening of local restaurants, beauty shops and churches require limiting the... Full story

 

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