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 News    May 19, 2022 

KIMBALL CLASS OF 2022

Say hello to Kimball High's Class of 2022, some pictured here on Saturday during graduation festivities. Go get 'em, Longhorn alumni! See story, Page A8....

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    May 19, 2022 

Property Values Way Up Here, In State

Nebraska Property Tax Administrator Ruth Sorenson explained to the Observer that there is a hefty increase in assessed values of residential properties across the state. The state total for Residential & Recreational and AgResident percentage change...

 
 By For the Observer    News    May 19, 2022 

Ground Broken For New Kimball Hospital

With the turn of 10 ceremonial golden shovels, Kimball Health Services officials broke ground May 11 on a new $43.6 million hospital, kicking off a long-awaited 18-month construction project to...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    May 19, 2022 

County, Transit Look To Future

In an update on the Kimball County Transit Service, director Christy Warner said driver Karen Hottell won first place in the 2022 Roadeo Driving contest. Karen won the van division at Nationals in...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 19, 2022 

School's Out For Summer, Starting Today

Good morning ! Here we are well into the end of May. School is Out for the summer, whoo-hoo. Our school year will end today. The class of 2022 graduated last Saturday and I think there were 10...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    May 19, 2022 

Banner Graduates 10 Seniors

Banner County School graduated 10 seniors on Saturday. Along with receiving their diplomas, many members of the class received scholarships worth thousands of dollars and full tuition to area...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    May 19, 2022 

Kimball Graduation A Time For Cheers & Tears

The Kimball High School band played “Pomp and Circumstance” as the 25 seniors marched into the gym for their final time as KHS students. The senior class was led by valedictorian Katie Heeg and salutatorian Riley Hinton. Kimball High School’s...

 

Hottell Elected Sheriff

After months of campaigning for the hotly contested Kimball County Sheriff's race, voters unseated Sheriff Harry Gillway in favor of challenger David Hottell, according to unofficial results. The GOP...

 

Shoup Leaving Board To Teach

Matt Shoup resigned his position on Kimball School Board, only to be hired as Kimball's 7-8 grade social studies teacher. Shoup resigned his school board position effect July 11, which will end a six-year career on the board. His resignation letter...

 

Coyote Seniors Open Area Graduation Season

Seven seniors received their high school diplomas in the ceremony. Numerous scholarships were handed, but the big winners were Thomas Muldoon receiving Regent Scholarships to UN-K and UN-L and a...

 

Feral Cat Program 'Going Great'

A reader asked this question. How is the project on feral cats coming? According to Kimball feral cat program founder,Tiffany LaBeau, "The program is still going great. I'm hoping to take three momma...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    May 12, 2022

ROADWORK AT THE UNDERPASS

Street repairs that began last week required the roadway to be narrowed to one lane at First and Chestnut streets on the south side of Kimball's underpass. Residents were urged to use caution when...

 

KIMBALL HIGH GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Gideon Casimiro Doug and Jo Christopherson Husker Power Scholar Lions Club Scholarship Kaitlin Heeg UNL Regents Scholarship KEA Haines Family Rich Toombs Doug and Jo Christopherson Tom Southard Memorial WTC Rosary Altar Society Booster Club Knights...

 

POTTER-DIX GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Jared Anton Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Scholarship (16,000) Nebraska Wesleyan Campus Visit Scholarship (1,000) WNCC Sidney Campus Potter Community Grand Marshal Scholarship in Honor of Phil...

 

BANNER COUNTY GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Banner County School 2022 graduates were awarded and accepted a total of $222,380 in scholarships. Here is a look at their plans. Helen Hein will continue her studies with LifeLinks on the WNCC campus. Maddison Hill will continue studies at Summit...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    May 5, 2022

THE MAY 2 SNOWSTORM

Semis forced off of the closed Interstate 80 on Monday morning clogged Kimball roadways, included this stretch of 3rd Street in front of the Kimball County Courthouse. The powerful spring storm...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    May 5, 2022

Kimball's Observer Wins 8 Awards

KEARNEY – The Observer won eight statewide awards Saturday at the Nebraska Press Association's 2022 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Presentation at Younes Conference North/Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kearney. The honors included third place for overall...

 

Arbor Day In Kimball

"Planting a tree is one of the most selfless acts you can do. You never plant it for yourself. You are planting it so future generations will be able to enjoy the shade of the tree." This quote or...

 

High School Graduations Begin This Weekend

Area high school commencements are on the calendar and preparations are being made for celebrating the accomplishments of the Potter-Dix, Kimball and Banner County graduates of 2022. Potter-Dix Public Schools will lead the way with the first local...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 5, 2022

Graduation Time & More In The Burg

Well here we are in in Merry Month of May, Happy May Day to you! Time is sure flying and I for one am not having that much fun. On a personal level it is sometimes a steep climb, and there is a lot of confusion and disappointment in our daily lives b...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS

Exiting Kimball on Monday morning proved more difficult than expected as semis heading toward the interstate were unable to negotiate the hill on south Chestnut Street....

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Commissioners Address Various Road Matters

Kimball County Highway Superintendent Randy Bymer reported to the County Commissioners on Tuesday about the activities of the road department, which have included "blading in between windstorms and...

 

All Systems Go To Start

The 1970s-era Minuteman III Missiles will be replaced in the next few years by the Sentinel Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system, which the Air Force describes as a more cost-effective option....

 

Mobile Home Park Zoning Approved

After the required three readings at the Kimball City Council meeting, Linda Stahla's application for rezoning of Lot 2, Lockwood Subdivision NE ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 29 (#2 Stahla Drive) in Kimball was approved and Ordinance No. 803 passed....

 

Thank You For Being A Friend, Air Force Says

Air Force Col. Catherine Barrington, 90th Missile Wing commander, began the missile project Real Estate meeting by thanking area departments and agencies for their response during the Humvee fire...

 

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