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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...

 

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...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 2, 2020 

Banner County Notes: These Days, There's Something To Be Learned From 'The Blind Girl'

Good morning! Here we are into the month of April, no foolin’! As you all are aware, we have changes, challenges and cancellations daily as we work our way through this virus. I was surprised to see that most of the eating establishments in the Sco...

 

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...

 

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....

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 26, 2020

Banner County Notes: Confident That All Will Be Well

Good morning! Our world just keeps changing, and getting smaller. Now the kids are out of school until the First of May, maybe longer. This is quite a challenge for our administration, teacher, and students. I may be nuts, but as of this moment I fee...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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....

 
 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....

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 19, 2020

Banner County Notes: Our Different World

Good morning! Are we not living in quite a different world at this minute then we were at this time last week? Yes, I am referring to the COVID-19 virus and the effects that it is having on all of us in one way or another. When this all started in...

 

No Confirmed Cases In Kimball Area

Health providers and staff at Kimball Health Services and the Pine Bluffs Health Clinic remain vigilant for signs of COVID-19 and are taking precautionary measures should the virus make an appearance in the area. “There are no confirmed cases of co...

 

Regional West Tightens Rules

SCOTTSBLUFF – Regional West is expanding the current visitor restrictions to protect our patients and providers. These restrictions will be implemented at all Regional West healthcare facilities including the Medical Center, all Regional West...

 

Event Center Renamed

The Sagebrush, formerly known as the Kimball Event Center, is in the process of becoming a reality for some local individuals. Rich and Kelli Patterson and Kevin and Dawn Moser received approval to...

 

TRANSIT BUILDING, DOWNTOWN GET A FRESH LOOK

Workers from Anderson-Shaw made quick work of finishing the south side of the new Kimball County Transit building this past week. In less than two hours, they completed half of the wall, then took a...

 

Dan Dean Stepping Down At City Hall

Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean has submitted his resignation, effective May 7, to Mayor Keith Prunty and Kimball City Council. He is retiring. Dean has been the administrator for a little more...

 

Hung Jury In Child Abuse Trial

After seven days, more than 100 exhibits, 10 prosecution witnesses and four defense witnesses, the Kimball County jury of two women and 10 men could not agree on the fate of Alexander Romero. Romero...

 

Early Dismissal Wednesdays Coming To Schools; Farrar Update

The 2020-21 school calendar was approved by the Kimball school board at its regular meeting on Monday, March 9. According to the calendar, each Wednesday throughout the year will have a 2 p.m. dismissal time. That time will be used for professional...

 

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