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Another RV Park

After a series of challenges and setbacks, and three years in the making, the Porters have finally pushed forward and will soon have an RV park located on the east edge of Kimball. The old Ridgewood... Full story



The Oct. 14 edition of the Western Nebraska Observer was printed one day late this week due to a press breakdown. The Observer apologizes to all of our readers, advertisers and people we write about for this inconvenience that our paid printer... Full story


Finalists Set For Kimball's Top Job

The City of Kimball, in partnership with search firm Baker Tilly, has announced the two finalists selected for interviews as the search for the next City Administrator continues. The finalists, Annette Brower and Patrick Davidson will be interviewed...


5 Cases In County In 7 Days

“COVID cases and hospitalization continue to increase in the Panhandle,” according to Jessica Davies, assistant health director for Panhandle Public Health District. They are rising significantly. On Monday in a COVID-19 update, United Command...


Feral Cats Get Their Day In Plan Before City Council

Kimball resident Tiffany LaBeau addressed the Kimball City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 5, to ask for financial support to assist in a program to spay/neuter feral cats. LaBeau said that she has at least...



Kimball High School's homecoming royalty were presented to Longhorn Nation during the last Friday's game between the Kimball Sharks and Pine Bluffs Hornets at Keith Staehr Field. From left are...



A steady stream of people attended the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The local firemen served an outstanding array of food and...


30 x 30, Bindweed Have Local Attention

The Kimball County Commissioners encountered lengthy discussions on several items at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Topping the list of lengthy discussions was bindweed, which is abundant and located throughout the city and county. Rick Wrangler,... Full story



"I have the cream of the crop," Dar Gardner stated when referring to the 69 RV trailers parked in Stahla's North Court RV Park. She has 70 total spots and will have that last one filled this week....



As the housing market has skyrocketed in neighboring Colorado, the lower home prices, cost of living and relaxed life style in the western part of Nebraska have become appealing to a select number of...



The Kimball Concert Association will host David Shannon on Thursday, Oct. 14. Shannon grew up in Ireland and has been signing professionally for more than 25 years. He is renowned for his engaging style and charming personality. He recently released... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    October 7, 2021

Community Supper Oct. 14 At The School

Good morning! Hope this finds you all enjoying some fall weather. Little quieter in the Valley, or so it seems. On this Saturday, October 9th, there will be a class at the BF Farm in Bayard. “Paint and Cider With Kelly” will run from 1-3 p.m....



The 2021 Potter-Dix High School Homecoming Royalty are, from left, attendant Niko Koon, queen Kendal Nielsen, king Thomas Muldoon, attendant Jared Anton and Ana Manning. The crownbearers are Tulsa...



Demolition derby cars went after one another in front of a large crowd on a warm Farmers Day afternoon. Here are the results. Chain Up: 1-#83 Andrew Grentz, 2 #17 Jeff Paxton, #40J Mike Saballa-Kirk... Full story


Gun Raffle Winners

Here are the Plains Historical Society 2021 gun raffle winners. 2062 Firstier Bank 355 Lola Huston-Elizabeth, CO 640 Victoria Craeger-Alliance, NE 773 Bill Vezina-Travers City, MI 923 Keith Wasielewski-Bushnell 140 Bill’s Trucking-Kimball 714...



The patriotic quilt made by Jan Sears for the Farmers Day Quilt Show was raffled off and Jeff Nelson was the winner.... Full story


Operation Christmas Child

Trinity United Methodist Church is presenting an opportunity for everyone to participate in Operation Christmas Child. The church has committed to fill 500 “shoeboxes” for Christmas presents to boys and girls around the world. If interested in... Full story


Kimball Football Homecoming

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Kimball Sharks youth football team will play the Pine Bluff Hornets in Kimball at the Keith Staehr Field. The homecoming football game will feature a KHS cheer halftime dance performance, a mini cheer camp, and the KHS band.... Full story


Tough Road Trip For P-D VB

After two straight wins on Sept. 25, Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball had three straight losses on the road to drop to 6-12. On Sept. 28, P-D traveled to Bayard for a triangular meet, and first faced off against host Bayard. The Lady Tigers...



The Kimball High School marching band proceeds down 2nd Street during the 2021 Farmers Day Parade....


Farmers Day 2021

The people who bring Farmers Day to Kimball every year are the volunteers. It takes dozens and dozens of people willing to give their time and energy to make a successful Farmers Day. This includes...


Kimball's Other Guest Exhibit

Kimball Public Library has an educational exhibition of the events and circumstances of Sept. 11, 2001. The poster exhibits from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, titled "September 11, 2001: The Day that...



Heading north out of Kimball on Highway 71, the last thing in late summer that you would expect to see is a group of people picking grapes from a vineyard and rocking to their music. About three...



A large crowd attended the annual Farmers Day soup supper at the Kimball senior center on Friday evening.... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    September 30, 2021

September Out The Door, But Youth Group Ready To 'Ignite'

Well folks, just like that, September is out the door and here comes October! Man how the time sure does fly. Beautiful time of the year and for this weekend the Autumn Adventure Play Zone is open at the Riverside Zoo with a giant pyramid, hay maze,...


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