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Cross Country Team Travels 193 Miles To Canceled Meet

No cross country to report this week thanks to lack of communication from Gothenburg to Kimball. Coach Tiffany Johnson took her cross country team all the way to Gothenburg this past Thursday afternoon (193 miles) only to arrive and be told the meet...

 

Super Sophomores Soar

Kimball will have two golfers in next week's girls state golf tournament at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte as Payton Wise and Katie Heeg both earned top 10 finishes at the district...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 10, 2019

Lady Coyotes Spike Storm

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyotes travelled to Chappell Friday to take on rival Creek Valley and won three sets to one against a tenacious Lady Storm team that battled throughout the match. Potter-Dix...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    October 3, 2019

The Farmer's Day Marshal Plan

For 2019 Farmer's Day grand marshals Susan and Dave Haack, their big day turned out to be 45 years in the making. They were married 45 years to the day – on a long-ago Farmer's Day – before... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    News    October 3, 2019

ANDERSON-FADEN MENDING AFTER CRASH

Daria Anderson-Faden, the Kimball County Commissioner and Observer staff writer, continues recovering from serious injuries suffered during her Sept. 23 head-on collision in Banner County with a...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    October 3, 2019

It's KHS vs. KPS In The Kimball Food Challenge

The winner of the inaugural Kimball Fill the Food Pantry Cart Challenge is Kimball Health Services. The final score was KHS 490, Kimball Public Public Schools 201. That's how many food items each...

 
 By Jan Sears    News    October 3, 2019

Kimball Public Library Book Sale A Big Hit On Farmer's Day

The Friends of the Kimball Library Book Sale was very popular this year and many, many books and puzzles went out the door. Thank you all who came and purchased books. Book sales are appreciated by...

 

Idora M. Hickman

Idora M. Hickman, 91, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5,...

 

Edward Lee Wallin

Edward Lee Wallin, 75, of North Platte, passed away September 15, 2019 at the North Platte Care Center. He was born in Kimball, NE to Winton H. And Maurine N. (Belgum) Wallin. Ed graduated from Kimball County High School in 1962. He began working...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 3, 2019

Kimball Golfers Prepare For District

The Kimball High girls golf team played in their final two tournaments this past week as they have only their District Tournament play remaining and hopefully a qualification for the State... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 3, 2019

Malson A Top 10 Finisher At Ogalla Cross Country Invitational

Chantel Malson ran to yet another top ten finish at last week's Ogallala Cross Country Invite. The talented young sophomore ran 10th in the field of 114 varsity girl runners and her time of 21:49.4...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 3, 2019

Football Longhorns Suffer 52-12 Loss At Hemingford

The Kimball High football team saw their record fall to 1 and 3 following a 55-12 loss on the road to Hemingford Friday night. The Horns have suffered some injuries that hurt their cause, and they have faced three very strong 8-man football teams...

 
 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...

 

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