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Yard of the Week

The yard of Larry and Carol Walker received the most recent Yard of the Week award. Helping with the yard chores were, in front, Nova Nelson, left, and Henry Walker-Foster, right. Presenting the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 7, 2021

Oregon Trail Days The Big Deal Around Here

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far! Hot and dry around here and some of the wheat looks like it is ready to head to town. We might just see that begin to happen soon. Well, after two nights of rodeo and fireworks at the Bridgeport Camp...

 

THE EMBASSY GUARD

"My choices for assignments were Germany, Iceland, or Spain. I got sent to Argentina." Argentina wasn't really on Chris Mangione's radar at that time, but he spent two years as a U.S. Marine Embassy...

 

Fourth Of July Weekend In Kimball, USA

Kimball's annual fireworks display at Horsehoe Hill attracted onlookers from all over the area, including these folks lounging on the grass at the high school football field....

 

Fourth Of July Weekend In Kimball, USA

Kimball’s annual fireworks display at Horsehoe Hill attracted onlookers from all over the area, including these folks lounging on the grass at the high school football field....

 

Fourth Of July Weekend In Kimball, USA

Jennifer Moss and McKenzie Castagna, 8 travelled high above the festivities at Gotte Park in the High West Energy bucket truck to take photographs for the Observer. Jennifer caught an aerial view of...

 

Fourth Of July Weekend In Kimball, USA

The balloon animals were a crowd favorite during the July 4th celebration. Kayla Fennell was busy making animals for all the kids....

 

My, How The Potter CarBowl Has Grown

Celebrating the seventh year of the Potter CarBowl, organizer Drew Enevoldsen estimated that last weekend's event attracted 1,500 to 2,000 people. The 144 entries entered in the car show, 37 craft... Full story

 

HIP TO BE SQUARE

What activity promotes good mental health, coordination, cross-body motion, listening skills, being present in the moment, logging 3.2 miles an evening, and all the while smiling and have a great...

 

Christy Warner Back On Council

At the July 20 Kimball City Council meeting, Christy Warner will be sworn in as the newest council member. The council at that point will be seating an entire board after months of discourse. The decision to appoint Warner to the position did not...

 

Can CSO Help Stop Weeds?

The following question was submitted for the “Ask the Observer” feature. Can our community service officer (CSO) do anything about yards not mowed and covered with weeds that damage a neighbor’s yards? Can the officer also do anything about...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 1, 2021

Fourth Of July Fun Throughout The Area

Good morning! Beautiful weather to start out the month of July ... Can you believe July is here already? I want it to be May. I need more time and nice weather. Well, since it is July you know that this week everyone everywhere will be celebrating...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Yard of the Week this time goes to Bob and Dawn Hinton. Presenting the award to Dawn, center, are Morgan Baker, left, and Heather Entingh....

 

Kimball School Board OKs Two Projects For High School

The Kimball School Board approved two projects for the high school during its most recent regular meeting June 15. First, an LED lighting project and renovation project on the junior high/senior high walls were approved and will begin shortly. Mohr...

 

Interim City Administrator: It's Hinton

Update: On Tuesday, June 22 Kimball City Council met in special session and Christy Warner was nominated and approved to fill the vacant seat on the council. See the details in the July 1 edition of Observer. A short but eventful Kimball City...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    June 24, 2021

Observer Awarded 1st Place In Excellence

The Western Nebraska Observer, an award-winning powerhouse decades ago, has rejoined the state’s elite weekly newspapers. The Observer won seven awards – including first place statewide for General Excellence in its class – in the Nebraska... Full story

 

Time Travelers

The Beard family trio of Dan, wife Dana and daughter Allison figured it was time to head west on a 1,500 mile genealogy road trip. Their destination was Kimball, Nebraska. Dan Beard described the...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    June 24, 2021

POTTER CARBOWL

The annual Potter CarBowl returns this weekend with a loaded “Friday Night Rev Up” lineup and nonstop, morning-to-evening events on the big Saturday schedule. CarBowl spokesman Drew Enevoldsen...

 

MAKING PROGRESS

Kimball County 4-H member Allie Cook, 8, center, entered her market hog and market goat in the annual FFA Alumni Progress Show this past week. FFA Alumni member Amber Wilke said the group was pleased... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 24, 2021

Days About To Get Shorter, But Plenty Going On

Good morning Banner County! We started this week out with a better attitude, at least around our house, due mostly to a couple of cooler days and some much needed rain. We had close to an inch of rain Sunday evening with a little small hail....

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

The latest Yard of the Week award goes to Betty Burback. In 1975, 46 years ago, the Burbacks moved to their location just north of Kimball. When they moved into the farmhouse, the only thing there...

 

Pet Salon

Most afternoons, Gretchen Spitz will be at her new salon on West Highway 30. Her clients are every age, size, color and breed – of dogs, as well as some cats. But her clientele doesn't stop there;... Full story

 

TOM SOUTHARD CELEBRATION OF LIFE

A celebration of Tom Southard's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. this Friday, June 18, at the Kimball High School gymnasium, where the Observer sportswriter devotedly covered so many student-athletes... Full story

 

The Special Election Issue

The Kimball City Council was scheduled to meet this week on Tuesday evening. Several significant items appeared on the agenda, including under Current Business this item: “Approve and Authorize Special Election to fill Council vacancy on such date...

 

County Road Department Gets Back At It

The Kimball County Commissioners dealt with a variety of topics Tuesday in their regular bi-monthly meeting. The county Road Department will begin working again on their 1/6 Year project located 14...

 

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