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 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020

KIMB Radio Sports Is Back

Here we have the "KIMB SPORTS ... by Tom Southard" report from the April 10, 1967, KIMB-AM 1260 newsletter. Tom, once the former station's sports director and an Observer sports writing legend,...


Confirmed Cases In Kimball

Editor's Note: Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Kimball County were announced April 1 after this article was published, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s. The Observer will continue to... Full story


Virus Concerns Heightened In Kimball

The information in regard to the coronavirus changes hourly and is extremely fluid as it has inched into our town and county. Be cautious about believing rumors; it is always best to rely on facts. And it’s so important to remain calm and continue...


$280,000 Lottery Ticket Sold At Vince's

The Nebraska Lottery tweeted that a lucky person in Kimball hit the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot on Saturday night. The winning $280,000 ticket was purchased at Vince’s Corner. The ticket matched the winning numbers 04, 07, 11, 13 and 29. Nebraska...


Another Time, Another Virus

The front page of the February 20, 1953 issue of the Sidney Telegraph read: "Potter Child Polio Victim". The article began: "Cheyenne county's first polio fatality of 1953 was a 14-year-old boy from P...


Easter Egg Hunts Come Home

The coronavirus has cancelled the "big" annual Easter Egg Hunt usually held at Kimball High School, but thanks to Dawn Hickman, Bob Hinton and families there will be many "little" Easter egg hunts at...


William H. Russell Jr.

William H. Russell Jr., 84, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Following Bill's wishes, cremation has been held and no services is scheduled at this time. Friends may v...


Grace Walker

Grace Walker, 88, of Kimball died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. The services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Jock Talk: Sports? Yes, There's Still Some To Talk About

All of the sanctioned season sports still on hold so not much to watch, and or, write about, but golf is being played at our Four Winds Golf Course and despite rather cool weather, a few hardy souls have been out getting some very fresh air. I have... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Big Mike In Spain

Mike Daum is another outstanding Kimball High grad who, like Adam Bohac (see "Jock Talk" in this week's paper), set many Kimball High School records and excelled in the game of basketball. He went on...


Hunkering Down

The Nebraska Unicameral reconvened on March 23 after suspending its normal session due to the concerns of the coronavirus. The legislators approved an amendment totaling $83.6 million to aid in the... Full story


Today's World Can Learn A Lot From Ag Community

The coronavirus might stop the attention and media blips about the celebration of National Ag Week, but it shouldn't stop us from appreciating and thanking farmers, ranchers and producers. This is...


A Few Changes For Oliver Lake

On a beautiful morning, Ken Van Diver, park maintenance worker at Oliver Lake west of Kimball, showed off the lake and its beauty. Although there were only two campers on that March morning, hundreds...


A Place To Call Home

This is the last installment of the Observer series on this year's Kimball High foreign exchange students. "Are you willing to keep me?" Was the question asked by one foreign exchange student....


Gale J. Gehrke

Gale J. Gehrke, 94, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Friday, March 20, 2020. Private family burial services will be held in the Kimball Cemetery with Randy Bohac officiating. A...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 26, 2020

End Of An Era

The senior class of the 2019-20 Kimball High boys basketball team will be remembered for its strong play, and unselfish team play, despite finishing with a win-loss record of 11-12. With a total of 8... Full story


Panhandle Pandemic

The United States has joined the unfortunate group of countries throughout the world battling the coronavirus pandemic. The effects are being felt here in the Panhandle. According to Panhandle Public... Full story


Danielle Reader Hired As Principal

The special Kimball school board meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, had some important and unusual circumstances arise. Danielle Reader, the district's director of curriculum and instruction this...


Kimball City Council Approves New Home For Fitness Equipment

On Thursday, March 12, the Kimball City Council accepted the proposal from SK Hayes LLC to lease the fitness equipment housed at the former Kimball Event Center. SK Hays and Heather Entingh submitted proposals. According to the winning proposal, the...


City Of Kimball's Coronavirus Statement

City Administrator Dan Dean provided this statement to the Western Nebraska Observer and the residents of Kimball: “We, at the City of Kimball, are concerned about the health and wellbeing of the residents and our employees. We urge everyone to fol... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    March 19, 2020

Observer Taking COVID-19 Precautions

The Western Nebraska Observer is following recommended precautions of health authorities to promote social distancing at this time to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.... Full story


Larry Delynn Peterson

Larry Delynn Peterson, age 83, of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado passed away peacefully March 5, 2020 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Delynn was born December 11, 1936 to Albert and Luella (Lockwood)...

 By The Observer    News    March 19, 2020

District FFA Held In Kimball; FFA Alumni Event Postponed

Potter-Dix and Banner County FFA members were among those attending the recent FFA district meet in Kimball. More than 320 FFA students attended. Students visited from schools across the region.... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 19, 2020

Jock Talk: Virus Precautions Put Spring Sports On Hold

Sports are on hold! Thanks to the Coronavirus scare, the National, Collegiate and area High School sports are on hold, with lots of them cancelled for the balance of the season! Kimball High, along with all of the Panhandle schools, are closed... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 19, 2020

Low On Numbers, Big On Results

For certain there were highs and lows for the Kimball High wrestlers in the 2019-20 season and let's start with junior Connor Cluff setting a new Kimball High School record in escapes improving the...


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