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 By Tom Southard    Sports    September 12, 2019 

Busy Weekend For Longhorn Sports

A busy weekend for the Kimball High Sports teams and their fans. It starts out on Friday with the Kimball Invitational Cross Country Meet being held at the Four Winds Golf Course with a 12 noon start time for the junior high runners followed by the h... Full story

 By The Observer    Sports    August 29, 2019

Potter-Dix, Banner Open Fall Seasons

Here’s an opening week look at Banner County and Potter-Dix high school sports. Banner cross country is at Scottsbluff on Thursday, Aug. 29. Banner football hosts Bayard at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Potter-Dix football opens Aug. 30 at Hay Springs.... Full story



Kimball Public Schools began its 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and according to Kimball Superintendent Elizabeth Owens, several new programs will be implemented. More classroom time will... Full story


Mr. Patrick Is The Name

Adam Patrick, the new superintendent at Potter-Dix Public Schools is moving from the eastern part of Nebraska to the far southwestern corner to accept his first superintendent position. "People (back...


Free School Supplies At Kimball HVAC

Free school supplies will be given out to Kimball and Potter-Dix students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at Kimball HVAC & Air Conditioning, 119 E. 2nd St., Kimball. The supplies come courtesy of U.S. military veteran... Full story


July 21 Organ Recital Features Nathaniel Mars

Area residents will have a special opportunity to hear major organ repertoire performed by Nathaniel Mars in an organ recital at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 601 S. Locust St. in Kimball, on Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. Fellow student Ethan Bemis will...


Dix Beats The Odds, Gets New Post Office

Three and a half years after the U. S. Post Office in Dix was closed due to mold and structural issues, a new post office building has been set down and is expected to open in late July, although no...


Bemis And Mars Recital Sunday At McNees Auditorium

Area residents will have a special opportunity to hear fine music performed by Nathaniel Mars on the piano and Ethan Bemis on his trumpet in recital at the Kimball High School Auditorium on Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. Both are graduating senior...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 20, 2019

A Letter For Mr. Southard

Payton Wise had a very good showing at the recent Kearney Junior Classic Golf Tournament held at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course. Competing in the age 14-15 girl’s division the young Kimball standout finished 2nd with her round of 93 and 85 in...

 By Jim Orr    News    June 13, 2019

Anderson-Faden Back At It As Commissioner

Daria Anderson-Faden has returned to the Kimball County Board of Commissioners. She was sworn into office May 21. She filled the vacancy that opened with the resignation of former Commissioner...


Gertrud Bemis

Gertrud Maria Bemis, 64, a longtime resident of Dix, passed away at her home on Monday, May 20, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Cantrell Funeral...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019

2019 High School Sports Almost In The Books

The 2019 Nebraska State Track Meet is in the books, and we have local athletes who not only wrote their names into the State books, but also into their own school record books as well. Kimball High sent two athletes to this year’s State Meet and...


Potter-Dix School Board Hires New Principal

Potter-Dix School Board met in regular session on May 13. The school board unanimously agreed to approve the resignation of and settlement agreement with Principal Jane Brown, they also approved the non-renewal of the employment of Jerry Brown due...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 9, 2019

Kimball, Wise Champions at Chappell

Another win for the Kimball High Boy's Golf team and for Kimball senior Dillon Wise. Wise won the medalist honors at the Chappell Tournament with his round of 38-41=79 to pace Kimball's team victory...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    May 2, 2019

Potter-Dix Announces 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

With graduation just around the corner, Potter-Dix will host its 2019 Graduation ceremony and celebration this Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Announcements made earlier this week of the 2019 Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The 2019 Valedictorian...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 25, 2019

Early Education Gets Close Look In Panhandle

A new collaborative report - “The Nebraska Panhandle: An Assessment of Birth-Grade 3 Care and Education” - was released at a special luncheon and panel discussion in Gering last Wednesday, April 17. In attendance were representatives of...


Potter Legion & Auxiliary Honor Two For Girls, Boys State

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291 has selected Virginia Herboldsheimer, the daughter of Bryan and Laurie Herboldsheimer, to attend Cornhusker Girls State to be held on the University of...


Potter-Dix School Board Hearing Cancelled

The Potter-Dix School Board scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, April 17, but the hearing was cancelled earlier that afternoon. The hearing regarded a personnel matter. Previously, the board had not offered Principal Jane Brown a contact, and she...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Brady Kilgore Leads Kimball Boys To Runner-up Finish At Mitchell

Brady Kilgore had another outstanding day at Mitchell this past week in the combined George Calvert Invitational Track Meet and the Western Trails Conference Track Meet, and was voted Most Valuable...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Longhorns Seventh In Their Own Junior High Invitational

Kimball hosted its Junior High Track Invite this past week and finished 7th in both boys and girls divisions. The Kimball boys scored 37 points while the Kimball girls ended up with 19 points. Bridgeport won the boys team title with 103 points with...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 18, 2019

Jock Talk

Not much to report in regard to area high school spring sports happenings, thanks to more winter weather and more cancellations and postponements. The Kimball high golf team did get their first tournament played at Mitchell, and you can catch the...


Dale J. Tobler

Dale Jennings Tobler of Lincoln, NE passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Born in Potter, Nebraska on December 27, 1934 to Lawrence and Florence Tobler. Dale graduated from Dix (NE) High School in...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

A Blizzard In The Works

The weather cooperated enough to allow our area track and golf athletes a chance to get in some competition this past week, but watch out again this week. Already the Potter-Dix Junior High track meet, held at Kimball, has been cancelled from April 1... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

Kimball High Boys Golf In Full Swing After Practice Round

The Kimball High Boys Golf is in full swing and the Longhorns got it started with a nine hole practice round involving their own team, Mitchell, and Potter Dix, this past week at the Four Winds. Coach Chad Wise had 8 golfers participate, Mitchell...


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