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Kimball FFA's Conduct of Chapter Meeting Team contributed to the local FFA's excellent showing Nov. 15 at the District 12 Leadership Contest at Chadron State College. The team placed second and is...


Kimball FFA: A District Leader

Kimball FFA showed well – among the best – Nov. 15 during the District 12 Leadership Contest at Chadron State College. The top three finishers in each category qualified for the state contest in...


Laura Baker Recognized Nationally

Laura Baker, the Farm Service Agency executive director for Kimball County, received the FSA Administrator's Award for Service to Agriculture and one of the Supervisors of the Year during a recent...



Karsyn Chesley, an eighth-grader at Kimball Junior High School, is ranked No. 1 in breakaway roping after the fall season of the Nebraska Junior High Rodeos. She caught all six calves while...


Kimball-Banner County Entrants Show Well At State Fair

Entrants from Kimball and Banner counties fared well with many ribbons, special recognition and a reserve champion at the Nebraska State Fair. Here are the results: Bodee Carruthers: 4-H Breeding...



In one of the final events of the Kimball-Banner County Fair, the Round Robin showmanship competition saw the best of the best showmen face off against each other. Wyatt Cook, left, received Reserve...


2023 Kimball Banner County Fair

All smiles, Kambree Hottell, 15, rounds the first barrel on Silver at the gymkhana on Thursday evening....


2023 Kimball Banner County Fair

Nova Nelson gets a good grip on the sheep and is positioned for her mutton busting debut....



Emma Engstrom takes advantage of the Father's Day Progress Show to get some experience for herself and her breeding heifer. The show at the fairgrounds in Kimball had a Hawaiian theme. See story and...


Bigger & Better

The 20th Annual FFA Alumni Progress Show was the biggest and the best, with competitors from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado converging on Kimball. The Kimball Fairgrounds was packed wit...



The FFA District competition in Kimball this month drew a large, engaged gathering of students from across the region, including Kimball's Julia Winstrom (inset photo) and Minatare team members... Full story


Junior Livestock Team Shows Well

The Kimball Junior Livestock team competed at the FFA CDE in Kimball – and they did it well. The team included Aubrey Culek and Dakota Vrbas, who earned third place individual, and Wyatt Cook and...



On a wintry late February Friday, it was that time of year once again for FFA enthusiasts to drive tractors to Kimball High School. Nolan Cook brought the family Case/Steiger into...



On a cold and snowy Friday, Kimball High School FFA enthusiasts drove tractors to school. Grace Anderson ride of choice was the Cook family's John Deere tractor, which she drove in from the... Full story


FSA Youth Loans

For the past seven years, 17-year-old Emily Miller has taken advantage of a unique government program that enables her to take out an ag-related loan and operate her own income-producing project. The... Full story


Weathering The Storm

While most Kimballites were hunkered down in their houses during the recent weather events, ranchers were out in the elements trying to feed, water and take care of their livestock. Each individual...


Kimball FFA represents

Farmers Day wouldn't be Farmers Day without the Kimball FFA having a presence. Above, the Longhorns mascot represents the Kimball FFA chapter during the celebration's annual parade Saturday, Sept.... Full story



Kimball County 4-H youth recently showed pigs at the Nebraska State Fair. Wyatt and Trey Cook along with Bodie Carruthers were in showmanship on Saturday and market classes on Sunday. Pictured are... Full story



Kale Schnell and his reserve champion beef, a crossbred Charolois, get their picture taken during the livestock sale at the Kimball-Banner County Fair. The Observer will run fair results once they... Full story


Kimball-Banner County Fair Schedule

Wednesday August 3 5:30 pm Archery competition (Location: Kimball golf course/Trap house) Monday, August 8 8:00 am – 10:30 am – Clothing Judging (Location: Plains Historical Society Museum) 8:00 a... Full story


Texans Sort Things Out At Fairgrounds

Last weekend, Halligan Agency held the Little Daddy Ranch Sorting at the Kimball-Banner County Fairgrounds. The two-day event, held in advance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Big Daddy Ranch Sorting... Full story


Harvest Slow, But Heatwave Should Help

Amidst the late frost, the sawfly infestation and the lack of moisture, area wheat farmers are preparing for a lackluster harvest as well as predictions of a long, drawn-out harvest. Hope Hinton,...


Colts & Fillies 4-H Club Takes The 'Lead'

The Colts and Fillies 4-H club had their first arena practice June 23 at the Kimball arena. Everyone was very excited to start riding and getting prepared for the fair. At the start of the practice, L...


Results In For FFA Progress Show

Here are the Kimball FFA Alumni Progress Show results: Grand Champion Swine – Aspyn Jagers Reserver Champion Swine – Hunter Creech Grand Champion Lamb – Kasson Bowman Reserve Champion Lamb ... Full story


Sterkel Wins Ranch Rodeo

The annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo featured two rounds of saddle bronc riding and four ranch rodeo events, with seven teams competing for the title and belt buckles. The crowd was treated to some...


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