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Q&A WITH ANNETTE BROWER

The Observer's Daria Anderson-Faden asked questions. New Kimball City Administrator Annette Brower answered them. This report is the first of two parts this week and next. What is the one thing that...

 

Council Helps Out Dollar General

The Kimball City Council met with a full agenda on Tuesday, Nov. 16, with a variety of discussion items. Topping the list of items was the approval of needed new sidewalks, gutters, pavement, ADA ramps, and pads at Dollar General. The council had...

 

Turkey Talk With The Kids

Everyone, including the school kids, seems to be getting into the holiday spirit. Thanks to the Mary Lynch Elementary School kindergarten students for explaining the meaning of Thanksgiving. Alex...

 

KERI FOSTER FEELS WELCOME HERE

Here's another installment of the Observer's series on community newcomers. This time it's Keri Foster. According to new resident Keri Foster, Kimball is the "most warm, welcoming place." From day one...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    November 25, 2021 

Here Comes 'Christmas in Kimball'

The local Christmas season arrives officially Saturday, Nov. 27, with a lineup of festivities four full weeks before the holiday. Some changes are in store, such as “Christmas in Kimball” events...

 

THANK YOU, BOB 'SPARKY' DUNKIN

More than 40 years of service on the Kimball County Ambulance was recognized last Saturday at the Kimball Health Services early Christmas party. Bob "Sparky" Dunkin, a lifelong Kimball resident,...

 

27 Fire Departments Unite

Firefighters made good progress containing the fierce Buffalo Creek Fire, according to a report provided Tuesday to the Observer. Local and state partners were said to have utilized multiple...

 

Update Given On Courthouse Upgrades

The Kimball County Commissioners met on Tuesday, Nov. 16, for their regular bimonthly meeting. At the meeting, County Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Jim Calvin provided an update on work currently being conducted on the courthouse building....

 

Japanese Eatery Hopes To Open Before Christmas

The owner of the long-planned Japanese restaurant in Kimball, Edi Yanto, said the new restaurant should be open before Christmas. Yanto said that COVID had prevented the restaurant's opening, but...

 

BANNER COUNTY'S NOVEMBER WILDFIRE

The Buffalo Creek Fire in eastern Banner County was reported to be on 2,560 acres and 40 percent contained Tuesday – and it's leaving its mark every inch of the way. See report, Page...

 

Kimball High School, Mary Lynch HVAC Renovations In Works

Superintendent Trevor Anderson at the Nov. 8 Kimball School Board meeting sent out Requests for Proposals to see what companies would be interested in renovating the HVAC systems in both the Jr/Sr high school and Mary Lynch School. Danielle Reader...

 

Veterans Day In Kimball

Gideon Casimiro was the master of ceremonies for Kimball's Veterans Day ceremonies at the Jr/Sr High School. After the Presentation of Colors, Mayor Keith Prunty spoke briefly to the crowd...

 

I Would Do It AGAIN

"I would do it again," said former U. S. Army Sergeant Nate Entingh on his service to this country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Entingh served two 15-month tours of Iraq, one in 2005, and he...

 

NO TIME FOR CAMPING

These campsites were set up this past week at Oliver Reservoir, but change is coming. The South Platte Natural Resources District, with input from the Oliver Reservoir A...

 

Ready For Some Football?

The monthly Kimball School Board meeting occurred on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the county transit building, preceded by the American Civics Committee meeting. Three board members sit on the American Civics Committee, which the State of Nebraska...

 

73 Cases In Southern Panhandle; Youth Vaccine Available

The Panhandle Unified Command on Nov. 3 reported that the Southern Panhandle had 73 cases of COVID and last week’s positivity rate was 13.6%. There were 28 active hospitalizations for this district. The following people who received the Pfizer or...

 

RAYAH'S STORY CONTINUES

Not many people, let alone children, have endured what 2-year-old Rayah Dye has dealt with over her short life. A big Happy 2nd Birthday to the most amazing baby around. The special birthday party...

 

Manor's COVID Lockdown Explained

Kimball County is still listed as a “red county,” meaning that the county transmission rate for COVID-19 is in the high zone, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Kimball County Manor shared with the Observer information about...

 

Trick-n-Trunk A Treat For 300 People

In 20 minutes, almost all of the 250 bags of candy were gone. The Kimball County Manor provided the bags, while Main Street Market provided apples for the tricksters during the 2nd annual...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    November 4, 2021

TIME TO FALL BACK

When Mountain Standard Time returns 2 a.m Sunday, it’s time to turn back clocks one hour that aren’t on digital devices that do it automatically. As for the vintage Larsen’s Jewelry clock above, it most certainly requires human hands to turn...

 

EIGHTH GRADE QUIZ TEAM

This is the eighth grade Quiz Bowl team that placed third in the Kimball Jr. High Tournament on Oct. 15. Front row: Aubrey Culek and Anna Coleman. Middle row: Jade O'Rourke, Kambree Hottell and...

 

DEVELOPMENT MOVES FORWARD

Out with the old and in with the new. The old P & D Dirt Moving building along Highway 30 on Kimball's west side was demolished last week. As the operator was razing the building, he separated...

 

Council Hires Brower, Helps Cats

When the Kimball City Council meeting was all said and done Oct. 19, a year and a half after former city administrator Dan Dean retired, the City of Kimball had a new city administrator, Annette Brower. Brower's city employment began in March 2018,...

 

Fuel & Oil Tanks Under Dollar Tree Site

The Kimball City Council last week discussed and approved a $10,000 Economic Development Demolition and Reclamation Grant for KIM5 LLC, also known as Family Dollar/Dollar Tree. In its grant proposal, KIM5 LLC reported that it “will build-brand (a)...

 

THE CAT PLAN

A reader recently wrote in to the Observer with this question: Why did the Kimball City Council not support Tiffany LaBeau for her human solution to the feral cat problem? That's an excellent...

 

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