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School Board Picks Superintendent

The School Board was back in session on Monday evening, Feb. 17, after a long day Saturday of interviewing candidates for superintendent of schools. After the approval of the agenda and the reading... Full story

 

Three Candidates Interviewed Morning To Late Afternoon

The Kimball school board conducted interviews Saturday, Feb. 15, for the three candidates for superintendent of Kimball schools. The candidates were Gregory Gaden, Trevor Anderson and Danielle...

 

Creg Pike Fills City Council Vacancy

Kimball City Council is back at full strength. In order to make the council complete, Mayor Keith Prunty's appointment of Creg Pike to fill the vacancy on the council was accepted Tuesday by a motion...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 20, 2020 

Community Basketball & Supper Set In Banner

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. This past week many folks celebrated Valentines Day, 4-H had beef weigh-in, and most schools had a day (or two) off for Presidents Day. Pretty busy weekend. This up coming week however seems a lot...

 

Vandals Make The Rounds

Vandalism raised its ugly head in Kimball on the first weekend of February – and the targets of the vandalism were very unusual and different. Cantrell Funeral Home, along with the Four Winds Golf C... Full story

 

Super Search At Key Point

The Kimball School Board conducted a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and will hold another at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Both meetings involve the applicants to become the district’s next superintendent. On Tuesday night, board members...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    February 13, 2020

Keep Kimball Beautiful Effort Looking Pretty

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy last week announced $6 million in grants to support 161 environmentally themed projects across the state. The Kimball area received a significant $102,334 chunk of those grants for Keep...

 

County Government Day

Kimball High School civics student Austin Lulf participated in County Government Day last week. It left an impression on him. Lulf said he "found visiting the jail cell was the most interesting. I...

 

A Job Well Done

Members of the Lions Club of Kimball presented a $5,861 check Tuesday to Patty Shaw for the Andy Shaw Memorial. The money was raised when the Lions Club sold tickets for the raffle of the late Dan... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 13, 2020

Gabriel Temple Wins Banner Spelling And Geography Bees

Hello everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! It is tomorrow and what it means to me at this moment is … Well..we are almost half way through February, and how did that happen, Cupid?? Seriously, I do wish you all a special day, at least a nice one....

 

Timmerman Ranch Export

The Timmerman Ranch is where a western Nebraska horse met a Virginia teenager. The program that introduced the two is called the American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Young Horse Develo... Full story

 

The Four Day Week

The atmosphere in the K-12 school was shockingly relaxed. Students were enjoying themselves, yet they were fully engaged in Option Enrollment Friday (O.E.F.) activities at Banner County School. The...

 

Tool Time

The drawing for the $5,000 worth of tools from the late Dan Kinnison estate was conducted Jan. 31 at Hometown Hardware. Proceeds from the raffle went to the Andy Shaw Memorial Fund. Tyler Weisbrook...

 

Kimball Man Jailed, Faces Hearing On Drug Charges

A Kimball man was arraigned and will appear in court Feb. 12 in a case involving drug charges. Shawn Howell, 36, on Tuesday remained in the Kimball County jail on a $50,000 bond. After his arraignment, he was appointed an attorney. His preliminary...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 6, 2020

Banner County School Board Seats Up For Election

Good morning everyone this first week of February 2020. Wow, did this ever sneak up on me. I totally did not realize the date and forgot to mention ol’ Phil and his weather prediction for the next six weeks. I did see where he claimed six more...

 
 By The Observer    News    February 6, 2020

Club Interact Doing Its Thing To Help Kimball

This year's Kimball High School Interact Club is on its way to another of year of helping the club help the community in so many ways. Club projects ad actitives include: • Organizing and helping wi...

 

Mo Hanks Leaving Kimball

The Kimball School Board accepted the resignations of two employees, junior/senior high school Principal Mo Hanks and teacher Kathleen O'Brien, during a special board meeting at noon Monday, Jan. 27,... Full story

 

Kimball City Council Seat Remains Open

The vacancy on the Kimball City Council will remain vacant for at least another month. After reviewing letters from people interested in the position, Mayor Keith Prunty requested that Kathy Porter...

 

Mayor Like What He Sees In Real Estate Market

Mayor Keith Prunty reported at the Jan. 21 Kimball City Council meeting that only about 26 houses are for sale in the area – quite an improvement over times when the market had many more properties for sale. The market has been holding pretty...

 

Inside: 'Heartland' Farm And Ranch Special Section

In today's edition, we celebrate the importance of agriculture with the release of the special farm and ranch section "Heartland." It is appropriately called Heartland as agriculture is the heart of...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 30, 2020

Golden Waves LLC Expands

A Kimball agricultural business has expanded with the purchase of a mobile grain cleaner truck from a Colorado operation. The local company, Golden Waves LLC of 600 S. Burg St., purchased the truck from Greenbank Inc., a wheat and seed mobile...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 30, 2020

Times Just Keeps Flying And I Don't Get It

Well, here we go again. This is the final week of January 2020. Time just keeps on flying and I don't get it. I am not having that much fun. On top of that, it has felt more like spring and I would...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 30, 2020

Transit Building A Work In Progress

Restoration work carries on at the new Kimball County Transit Service building – a $1.16 million project at Chestnut and 3rd streets hoped to give downtown a needed pick-me-up once it opens this spring. Transit service administrator Christy Warner...

 

Drone Theories Persist

While the talk about drone traffic has decreased, the appearance of drones in the area has continued to a lesser degree. Along with the continued appearance of drones, the theories of who is... Full story

 

New Found Friends

The Soper family agrees that having a foreign exchange student has been a "great experience." They can't wait to go see their Italian foreign exchange student when she returns to Italy. Kimball senior...

 

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