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Several Charges, 2 Arrests In Kimball Drug Bust

Kimball police officers and a Kimball County sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop Sept. 7 on a vehicle in the 300 block of South Chestnut Street for failing to utilize its turn signal. After officers made contact with the driver, they said the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 12, 2019

It's Back To School Night At Banner County School

Good morning Banner County, and a beautiful one it is! We had rain here a few evenings ago and I am not sure if that was a help or a hindrance for those of you getting the corn fields ready. I have myself no corn, so I enjoyed the rain. Well,...

 

103 AND COUNTING

Looking back on her life, Maxine James put it simply, "I have enjoyed life, no complaints. I have my health; you've got a lot if you have your health." Maxine will hit the 1-0-3 mark on Sept. 11. She...

 

Old Kimball Motel Gets New Life

Known as the Western Motel, built in 1962 along Highway 30 in the midst of Kimball's oil and missile boom, this 57-year old-motel has seen and heard probably everything that Kimball could offer. A few...

 

Dix Woman Found Guilty Of Perjury

Four men and eight women found Jean Childs of Dix guilty of the crime of perjury on Friday, Aug. 30, in Kimball District Court. The jury took just over an hour to determine her guilt. Jean Childs was represented by public defender Lindsay Snyder,...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 5, 2019

Friday Night Lights Return To Banner County

Good morning, Banner County. Here is hoping that you have had a good week, Labor Day included! You know it has been quite awhile since we have seen the lights on at the school football field. This past Friday was that night, and although there...

 

Military Vehicle Convoy Overnights At Gotte Park

Kimball rolled out the red carpet for the Military Vehicle Preservation Association convoy on their 38 day, 3,200 mile trek across the country. The convoy, between 40-50 vehicles, overnighted at...

 

THE HARVEST FIRE

The day began like a normal harvest day for the Wasielewski family. The farm family has always worked together to harvest their own wheat. Brandie Wasielewski was driving the combine while daughter...

 

Expressway A Long And Winding Road

U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., attended the annual meeting this month for the Heartland Expressway at Windbreak Bar and Grill in Kimball. Smith addressed the entire group of about 30 people about...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    August 29, 2019

Kimball Area Recylcling Gets Boost From State

Kimball has received a $10,212 slice of Nebraska's funding pie for recycling and waste reduction. The grant money will go to the "Keep Kimball Beautiful" campaign. Some funds will be for increasing...

 

ENCORE, ENCORE

The artists have been selected and the shows will go on – that is, the four Community Concert Association shows. In 1975, Kimballites decided they needed entertainment and so the long standing...

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

Kimball Public Schools began its 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and according to Kimball Superintendent Elizabeth Owens, several new programs will be implemented. More classroom time will...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    August 22, 2019

Manor Appeals Probation Notice

Kimball County Manor is appealing a disciplinary action notice by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services following the May 30 death of manor resident Marllene Goodon due to an accident...

 

Man's Death An Apparent Overdose

An open case exists regarding the unintended death of a 21 year-old male in Kimball on Aug. 11 due to what police are calling an apparent drug overdose. The Kimball Police Department said it continues to investigate the apparent overdose. An autopsy...

 

100 YEARS IN THE MAKING

The Lukassens were reconized at the Kimball-Banner County Fair as a 100-year farm family. This is their story. Theodore Lukassen was born in Holland in April 1864. At the age of 18 he came to the...

 

Potter Days Dedicated To Dedics, The Grand Marshals

Dale and Lyllian Dedic have been selected as grand marshals for Potter Days 2019. They will reign over the celebration from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1. Dale was born in Sidney and raised in Potter, graduating...

 

Farmer Klent Schnell Gives $2,500 To Bushnell Johnson Fire District

Kimball County farmer Klent Schnell recently was awarded an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation of $2,500 and gave it to a local nonprofit organization – the Bushnell Johnson Rural Fire District. It’s a story that began last summer....

 

4-H KIDS & THE FAIR

The Kimball-Banner County Fair got off to a quick start on Saturday with the archery competition and concluded with the Livestock Sale on Monday, Aug. 11. Between Saturday and Monday, about 150 4-H...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    August 15, 2019

Girl Scouts Troop 18412 A Reality In Kimball

A newly formed Girl Scouts troop has bloomed in Kimball, and they're off to a good start. Say hello to Troop 18412. "Throughout the year, these girls have chosen to learn about topics including...

 

Random Drug Testing Returns For Grades 7-12

Heather Norberg, president of the Kimball School Board, called the regular school board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the City Council Chambers. All the members were present for the brief meeting. Regular business was conducted,...

 

New Business Gets Nostalgic

"I can take a beginner of beginners and they will walk out Saturday feeling like a Picasso." – Stacey Bolin Stacey Bolin is referring to her "sip and paint classes" at her new "pop-up store" in the...

 

Fair A Fine Place To Talk Ag With Kimball, Banner Farmers

The Kimball-Banner County Fair was a great place to capture a couple of producers, find out how the harvest is progressing, and hear about the outlook on their other crops. Many were watching kids,...

 

BRANCHING OUT

Larissa Binod is remembered. And she will be remembered. Kim Burge visited from Valentine to represent the Nebraska Recycling Council and help dedicate a tree in Kimball to honor Binod for years to...

 
 By The Observer    News    August 8, 2019

Going, Going, Not Quite Gone

Bob and Jacque Hill have decided to retire and put their Décor Store on Chestnut Street up for sale, but they say their main goal is to sell the store as a viable business. And that, they realize, co...

 

Kimball-Banner County Fair Opens In Fine Fashion

The 2019 Kimball-Banner County Fair got off to a fast-paced start Monday with the Fashion Revue and Clothing Judging at Kimball High School. The 4-Hers entered a wide range of items that they had...

 

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