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Ace Is The Place For New Owner

Forget calling it the old Shopko building. The new name is Kimball Ace Hardware, according to owner Jeff Lepp. Lepp spent about 40 minutes telling the Observer about his new store in Kimball. "We... Full story


Mayor Recall Process Moves On

The City of Kimball mayoral recall process continues. Mayor Keith Prunty issued a statement to the media in response to the petition to recall. And one person who filed a petition, Ashley Sisk, said she was looking to “withdraw my name” from the...


37% Of Panhandle Adults Vaccinated; One New Case Here

Panhandle Public Health District reported Kimball County has only one new COVID-19 case for the past week. The surrounding counties of Cheyenne and Scotts Bluff have increased numbers, with six and 17 new cases, respectively. Just over 37 percent of...



Kimball County Transit Service employee Ron Wall shows Mary Lynch first graders Riyah Jonsrud, Adie Weinbender, Breckin Wise and J.J. Rohde the transit bus. This week is Nebraska Public Transit Week,...

 News    April 15, 2021 


Kimball County Government Day occurred on Tuesday, April 13. Kimball High senior civics students listen to District Court Clerk Deb Diemoz explain the duties associated with the District Court....

 News    April 15, 2021 


Kimball Senior High’s 2021 prom royalty gather for a photo on their big night last weekend. From left are attendants Raven Johnson and Samantha Bemis, queen Reese Spradling, king Cole Henton, and...


Public Survey Planned For Schools

Over the past few months, the Kimball School Board has been discussing the school district’s facilities, and now they have reached a point of needing and wanting the community’s opinions. A short survey has been prepared by the board, and this we...


Randy Harmon

Randy H. Harmon, 61, of Kimball, died at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Roger... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Longhorn Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd At Tri-State

Kimball's Longhorn track and field team has a busy week, excelling at the Tri-State Invitational Meet in Chappell last Tuesday and then facing a higher level of competition at the Bayard C-D... Full story



Dear Editor: Facts – From Kim Baliman. Maggie Laughlin is a grown woman with a family. She has not lived at home for 15 years. Her actions are her own. So many have asked, tried, or wanted to do this but for fear of ramifications from the mayor...



Dear Editor: In reference to the recent filing of a Mayor Recall Petition. I would like to address the issues that are being put forth as the reasoning for the recall petition by Mary M. Laughlin and Ashley Sisk and share my concerns as to the...



Dear Editor: I feel again the need to pick up the pen and write a note. As most everyone has heard now there has been the beginning of a recall effort for our mayor, Keith Prunty. I cannot speak to the charges regarding “Disrespect & Mistreatment...


Mayor Recall Petition Filed

Two Kimball citizens have launched a petition drive to recall Mayor Keith Prunty. In November 2014, Prunty was elected mayor. He was re-elected in 2018. The recall process requires strict adherence to the Nebraska state statutes 32-1303 through...


Hospital Officials Make Their Pitch

Kimball Health Services presented its proposal Tuesday for a new hospital to the Kimball County Commissioners. The primary portion of the funding ($23 million) for the new hospital would come from a...



Friendly and entertaining, Kimball resident Bev Wilson laughs and chuckles when she tells stories about her 60 years of attending the state bowling tournament. On March 29, Bev Wilson, 88 was...


Matter of Speaking

Xavier Thomas-Lewis of Kimball High School placed fifth in Class C2 informative speaking during the recent Nebraska State Speech Competition in Kearney....

 By Barb Cross    News    April 8, 2021

Karen Valdes Named Young Educator of Year

Good morning Banner County! Beautiful here the past few days, and a great Easter weekend, hope yours went well. Congratulations to former Banner County School graduate, Karen Valdes in being named the “Young Educator of the Year 2021.” Karen is...


Dustin Wallace

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Dustin Wallace, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 39 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas after an extended illness. Dustin was born in Scottsbluff,... Full story


Weather Interrupts Fishing Off Handicapped Pier

The recent cold and snowy weather took a toll on the handicapped-accessible dock at Oliver Lake west of Kimball. Galen Wittrock from the South Platte Natural Resource District said, "Ice shoved the...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    April 8, 2021


After a break in the action this past week, the Kimball Longhorns, Potter-Dix Coyotes and Banner County Wildcats are getting back at it. The Longhorns returned to track and field competition Tuesday... Full story


Kimball Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt officials estimated that 300 children participated in the Saturday, April 3, event at Gotte Park. The New Hope Assembly Church youth group organized and hosted the... Full story


Shopko Building Owner Planning

The new owner of the former Shopko building, Jeff Lepp, confirmed to the Observer this week that he purchased the property. Lepp owns and operates Specialty Sports & Supply in Colorado Springs,... Full story


A Close Look At Proposed Hospital

Operating in a 70-year-old building and facing rising patient numbers, Kimball Health Services is looking to build a new hospital. Hospital officials say the new facility would enhance patient care,...


Downtown Accident

Emergency personnel attend to one of the vehicles involved March 27 in a downtown Kimball accident. According to Kimball Police, on Sunday afternoon two cars collided near the stoplight and... Full story


32% Of Panhandle Residents Vaccinated So Far

Panhandle Public Health District reported no new COVID-19 cases in Kimball County for the past week, and the county is in the yellow or moderate risk category. All of the Panhandle counties are in the yellow or green category. One year ago, on March...


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