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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018

Early morning call leads to Kimball man's sixth DUI

Cliff (Skip) Coyle was arrested early in the morning of Sunday, Oct. 7 following a trespassing call to Kimball Dispatch. According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 1:14 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2018 Officer Michael Winget of the Kimball Police...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018

Residents share a love of growing with entire facility

As the weather is turning cooler the folks at the Kimball County Manor might be soon missing the fresh juicy tomatoes Roger Erickson has produced all summer. Erickson, a resident of the Kimball... Full story


Kimball High School received national recognition, bronze award

Kimball High School was recently recognized as a top school in the nation by US News and World Reports, which collected data from, and rated more than, 20,500 public schools throughout the nation.... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018

Pictometry contract garners much local attention

One agenda item for the Kimball County Commissioners, held over from last month, became a local social media hot topic prior to the Oct. 2 regular board meeting. Though many residents voiced concern over social media, just one attended the meeting...


Jury duty – an American gifted obligation

Editor’s note: This is the final of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information. Few are the exemptions from jury duty and many are the requirements. This indicates the... Full story

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    October 11, 2018

Kimball woman faces three felony counts including attempted murder

A call to Kimball Dispatch for gunshots heard at a local motel in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 3. According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 11:33 p.m. Officer Michael Winget responded to Motel Kimball after Shirrin Sharifpour age 37 of...

 By Tom Southard    News    October 11, 2018

Payton Wise State medal winner

Kimball High freshman Payton Wise is a state medal winner! In her first year of High School Golf she is brining home state hardware and she battled all of the elements to achieve this awesome... Full story

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Jury duty - right and responsibility

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information. Let’s talk fundamental rights. One right guaranteed to Americans is the right to a trial by...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

New activities and old favorites renewed at 2018 Farmer's Day

Farmer's Day 2018 had many new activities to enjoy along with several familiar festivities, but one thing was missed by many – the car show. According to committee member Assunta Nelson, the longtim...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

2018 Farmer's Day Dignitaries

Each year the Farmer's Day committee seeks nominations for stand-out citizens in three categories: Outstanding Farmer/Rancher, Outstanding Homemaker and the Grand Marshal. This year they culled the...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Demo Derby a Farmer's Day highlight for many

The Farmer's Day Demolition Derby was another exciting show for spectators on Saturday evening, with one car getting turned on its side and another ablaze, it was maybe a little too exciting for...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Fun Run kicks off Farmer's Day Fun

Results are in for the 2018 Farmer's Day Fun Run. Those running the five mile were few, and led by Bryant Knigge with a time of 33:16. Many readers will remember Bryant from his days at Kimball Public... Full story

 By Tonia Copeland    News    October 4, 2018

Bob Quick's Journey led him straight into Kimball, and straight into a fun student initiation

Bob Quick isn't afraid to live, in 14 years he was been dead twice, once for 3.5 minutes and once for 22 minutes. Bob has had 27 heart procedures, 19 stents and now has an ICD in his chest that...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 27, 2018 

Introducing your 2018 Farmer's Day dignitaries

Each year the Farmer's Day committee seeks nominations for stand-out citizens in three categories: Outstanding Farmer/Rancher, Outstanding Homemaker and the Grand Marshal. This year they culled the...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    September 27, 2018 

Stolen vehicle found in Kimball Co. following pursuit

On Friday, Sept. 21, at approximately 2:36 p.m. a call came into the Kimball County Sheriffs Office from Wyoming Highway Patrol about a stolen vehicle and subsequent high speed pursuit that was heading east into Kimball County on Interstate 80,...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 27, 2018 

Fun for everyone at the 2018 Farmer's Day

Kimball will be bursting with activity this weekend as the Farmer’s Day committee has planned lots of family friendly and fun activities for celebrants of all ages. Though the official day is Saturday, Sept. 29, the fun begins on Friday with the...

 By Tonia Copeland    News    September 27, 2018 

Prepare for disaster

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This is the theme of 2018 National Preparedness Month, which is observed each September. September is a perfect time to learn lifesaving skills, such as first aid and CPR, according to the official NPM...

 By Dakota Kuhns    News    September 27, 2018 

Childs found guilty of repeated harassment

According to court documents, on May 17, 2018, 90 year-old Mary James of Dix, placed a harassment protection order on Kenneth Childs of Dix, for harassment that has been taking place for some time, according to James. Court proceedings for a...

 By Staff Report    News    September 27, 2018 

Hear the Historic Hotel story on Farmer's Day

A small light will shine in the memory of the Wheat Growers Hotel this coming Farmers Day weekend, with a bit of history from former owner Ed Avila. This opportunity will give residents of Kimball a chance to hear the many different stories of the...

 By Staff Report    News    September 27, 2018 

Meet the Force

The City of Kimball will provide interested citizens with an opportunity to meet the local police force on Oct. 4 from 5 – 6 p.m at the Eagles in downtown Kimball. Police officers that are expected at the even include Kimball Police Chief Andy... Full story


Underpass project progresses to bidding

Mayor's have come and gone, council members and city administrators too, but the underpass renovation project remains. The underpass renovation project has been discussed in Kimball for more than 15...


District focuses on auditorium renovation

The Kimball Board of Education considered additional renovation to the Harry E. McNees Auditorium, built in the 60s, at the recent board meeting. Part of the renovations have already begun, and been...


Commissioners urge caution

Citizens are cautioned to be aware of heavy truck traffic as fall harvest moves into full swing. Kimball County Commissioners discussed the concern with Dave Hottell, Kimball County Roads Superintendent at the recent commissioners meeting on...


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