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DUMPSTER FIRE

Kimball Volunteer firemen received a call to the alley along the 400 block of Monroe Street for a Dumpster fire at about 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, but the quick thinking chief and assistant kept the...

 

School Board Feels District Moving In Right Direction

The Kimball School Board met for their regular meeting on Feb. 8 with a full agenda. The minutes, board bills and treasurer’s reports resulted in no surprises. After viewing the treasurer’s report Board President Matt Shoup stated that “we are...

 

Kimball County Commissioners Meet With Department Heads

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 after meeting with Highway Road superintendent Randy Bymer, the Kimball County Commissioners meet with other heads of departments. Jessica Rocha, the County Tourism Director, reported that number of visitors stopping at the...

 

NEW KIMBALL STORAGE FACILITY SITE

The Kimball City Council has approved the rezoning of this 2.31-acre property just north of the Frenchman Valley Coop gas station to be used for vehicle storage and 60 storage units that will be...

 

'Headed In The Right Direction'

Panhandle Public Health District confirmed that there have been 110 new cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle this past week from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. Kimball has reported nine new cases in that time...

 

A New Look For Potter's Coyote

After nearly a year, a class art project was finally completed by the arts students at Potter-Dix High School. The 4-foot by 8-foot mosaic is now on display in the party room on the north side of the...

 

THE ICE FISHERMAN

COVID-19 has been tough on 30-year-old Blane Millerking of rural Kimball. First, his business came to an abrupt halt as a direct result of COVID, and then his mentor and grandfather died after...

 

Dry Conditions Cause Washboard Roads in Kimball County

The Kimball County Commissioners met on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. in the Kimball County Courthouse. Randy Bymer, County Highway superintendent, discussed grading and gravel operations on the county roads. According to Bymer, many areas are suffering from...

 

FOR THE BIRDS

A new complex of buildings is quite noticeable south of Kimball along Highway 71. The pheasant hunting complex is about 11 miles south of Kimball, close to the Colorado border. The complex includes ni...

 

More Disrespect At Oliver Lake

Kimball County resident Jim Cleveland stopped by the Observer on Monday to show the amount of trash he picked up at Oliver Lake – this time around. Cleveland said he takes his dogs out to the lake...

 

Shopko Site Sale Still Not Done

Red Dimond Realty owner Jeanine Perry told the Observer on Tuesday that the “old” Shopko building, which is now “under contract” for sale, continues to be in the “status quo” mode. Perry said she had no new information to provide to the...

 

More Vaccines In The Works

As the U.S. COVID-19 related death toll edges toward 450,000, additional vaccines are being tested. Currently, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are the only vaccines that have been given emergency authorization. Waiting in the wings to be approved in the...

 

City Council Combines Clerk, Treasurer Positions

Kimball City Council had a packed agenda for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Topping the agenda items was a laundry list of businesses that qualified for reimbursement for the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 28, 2021

Lots Of Cancellations, But Banner Students Plenty Busy

Good morning friends and neighbors! Little snow this past weekend to finish off January, I guess. Sure was cold at the beginning of this week. There are more event cancellations than there are events. One that is hanging in there is the dog wash...

 

DOWNTOWN ADDITION

Kimball’s one and only Japanese restaurant is coming together and by the end of February the new restaurant is expected to be opened. The restaurant, named Ondori Ramen, will be located at 114 S....

 

Permit OK'd For Hunting

The Kimball County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The regular agenda items were addressed before the 10 a.m. public hearing on a conditional use permit. A preliminary...

 

Vaccine List Taking Names

Nebraska residents 65 years of age and older are encouraged to place their names on the COVID-19 vaccination list at Panhandle Public Health District. The number at PPHD to call is 308-262-5764. PPHD reported that more than 4,700 people have already...

 

Oliver Lake Vandalism

Unfortunately someone felt the urge recently to vandalize entrance signs and outhouses at Oliver Reservoir. The Kimball County Sheriff's Office said evidence includes tire tracks and there will be...

 

ACCIDENT NORTH OF KIMBALL

Late morning Tuesday, a Frenchman Valley Coop fertilizer spreader from Pine Bluffs was turning off of a Kimball County road north of Kimball, and a collision occurred with a truck traveling north on...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 21, 2021

Banner County Students Will Leave You Spellbound (Jan. 28)

Good morning Banner County! Did half of Wyoming blow your way this past week? We sure did have a few days (and nights ) of nonstop high winds didn’t we? It was just extra cold and a big annoyance at our house, but I know there was a lot of...

 

All Aboard

New Kimball School Board members Albert Hargreaves, far left, and Chauncey Pedersen take their oaths of office Jan. 11 to join the board. Pedersen also was named the board's vice president during its...

 

New-Look Board In Place

Three newly elected school board members took their seats Monday at the January meeting of the Kimball School Board. The three new members – Albert Hargreaves, Lanny Little and Chauncey Pedersen...

 

New Cases Slowing

As COVID-19 fatigue sets in on the Panhandle, Kimball County’s numbers continue to stay steady or even decrease. With a total of 361 confirmed cases, the county had 18 people testing positive in the last 14 days. Since Jan. 7 Kimball County has...

 

Record Year For Bell Ringers

Pastor Roger Gillming reported to the Observer that the local Salvation Army was able to work just two and half days during the Christmas season, but the bellringers from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Presbyterian Church and United Trinity Methodist...

 

MORE THAN A NUMBER

Recycling Resolutions for the New Year 2021 are simple to participate in and give you a feel good moment, when you recycle you are saving landfill space and preserving precious natural resources. The...

 

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