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 By Barb Cross    News    June 9, 2022

Kimball Ranch Rodeo Part Of A Busy Week In Area

Good morning, beautiful here this morning. Clear blue skies and after a wonderful rain – everything is washed and looking refreshed. Best way to start off another week, and it looks like it could...

 

Banner County Historical Day Returns

Banner County Historical Day has resumed after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The fun-filled day started last Saturday with a pancake feed by the Banner County Volunteer Fire Department. After...

 

MEMORIAL DAY IN KIMBALL

Lt. Col. Eric M. Green from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne was the speaker for Memorial Day 2022 ceremony at the Kimball Cemetery. It was a chilly and windy day as Matt Shoup, VFW Post 2243...

 

Pastor Roger Gillming Retiring

In a few weeks, Pastor Roger Gillming from the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball and the Calvary United Methodist Church of Bushnell will have completed a 48-year ministry journey that has...

 

Warner Talks KCTS At National Conference

Christy Warner, director of the Kimball County Transit Service, represented Nebraska and the transit service at a conference in San Diego. Warner presented at the National American Planning Association event, where she described the updated KCTS...

 

DIX FIRE DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE

DIX FIRE DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF MEETING The Dix Fire District will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dix Community Room. The meeting is open to the public....

 

LEAPING INTO SUMMER!

School's out for summer! With the children gone,Mary Lynch Elementary teachers and staff showed their excitement last Thursday, the last day of school....

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Blake Wagner Is the first recipIent of the Yard of the Week for the Summer of 2022. Blake has lived at 512 Madison for about four years. He created a small garden area next to the house with...

 

Mars Presents Free Piano Recital Sunday

Patrick Mars will present his senior piano recital this Sunday, June 5, at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 601 S. Locust St. in Kimball. Patrick, along with fellow local, Chloe Berger, were two of five piano students statewide to be...

 

Banner Officials Get Jail Time

Two Banner County officials are spending 10 days in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center after having been found guilty by Scotts Bluff County Court Judge Kris Mickey of public indecency in an inc...

 

Suspect's Bond Remains $100,000

Kimball manslaughter suspect William Shane Serrano had a motion this month for a bond review. He is charged with five felonies, including manslaughter and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Judge Derek S. Weimer took the May 3 bond...

 

Council OKs $2.5 Million Upgrade Of Electric System

The Kimball City Council decided against having three public readings for a proposed ordinance and passed Ordinance No. 804, authorizing the issuance of combined utility revenue bonds not to exceed $2.5 million. The purpose of the bond is to finance...

 

The Road To Guatemala

The capitalistic spirit is alive in the Central American country of Guatemala. A caravan of used Toyota SR5 pickups stopped at Days Inn in Kimball on its way from Gillette, Wyo., where they were...

 

MEMORIAL DAY IN KIMBALL

Military veterans assemble proudly, above, during last year's Memorial Day ceremony at Kimball Cemetery. This year's ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the cemetery. F.E. Warren Air...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    May 26, 2022

Looking At Memorial Day Weekend

Good morning, Harrisburg, friends and family near and far. May is going out the door and June is slipping in. I sure don’t know where the time has gone. I know for certain that for me it is not because I am having a good time. We are looking at...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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