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Missile Replacement: It's A Go

The Air Force announced that F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., will begin military construction in 2023 to replace the 50-year-old Minuteman III ICBMs in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. The second installation... Full story

 

Kimball Honored For Economic Development

The City of Kimball is "only one of 29 communities to quality for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's LCC program, created in 2011 to help villages and municipalities adapt to ongoing...

 
 By The Observer    News    August 27, 2020

City Conducts Routine Disinfection Of Water Storage

The City of Kimball announced Tuesday, Aug. 26, that its water department would be doing routine disinfection that day of the water storage tank. Due to the process, there may be some chlorine residual in customers’ water that last about a week,...

 
 By The Observer    News    August 27, 2020

Taylor Whitney And Friends

Riding their horses during a nice moment at the recent Kimball Banner County Fair were 4-H members Emily Whitney, Corina Mendoza, Taylor Whitney, McKynna Deeds and Brandon Mendoza. Taylor had quite a...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 27, 2020

Days Of Blood Red, Hot Pink Sunrises in Banner County

Good morning! We are still having mornings that are pretty dulled by all of the surrounding fires, usually burning off by noon. There have been some blood red/hot pink sunrises too if you might have noticed. Hot days for awhile yet, but they sure...

 

Pride Of Kimball Yard Of The Week

The beautiful white, stately residence of Karen and Stephen Gilliland at 706 Marian St. was awarded the most recent Yard of the Week. According to the Gillilands, the British Border Garden has...

 

Comeback Planned For Community Concerts

As summer draws to a close, the community concert series is usually gearing up for their concert season, but this year there will be a little delay, according to the Kimball Concert Committee. The fall season is cancelled, of course, due to...

 

Farmer's Day: The Show Must Go On

The Farmer’s Day Committee is still working on the schedule for the 95th annual Farmer’s Day, which is set for Sept. 25-27. According to the celebration’s Assunta Nelson, “There are still quite a few things still up in the air; it has been a... Full story

 

Search For City Manager Winds Down

Mayor Keith Prunty has provided an update on significant issues in Kimball, including the status of the city administrator search and the city budget. He said the administrator position is about to be filled. The finalists for the position vacated...

 
 By The Observer    News    August 20, 2020

Business Grant, Loan Program On Hold

The city of Kimball has announced that the grant and loan program that has helped jump-start a string of ambitious business projects in recent months, such as those at the Sagebrush and Longhorn Building for starters, is temporaritly on hold....

 

100 YEARS AGO: WOMEN GET TO VOTE

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, marked 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridge...

 

A BANNER DAY FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Banner County School started the 2020-21 school year on Monday with a full day of school during a planned full week of classes. Other area school districts planned to follow suit this week, with...

 

Yard Of The Week

The latest Pride Of Kimball Yard of the Week award went to the Barb and Gary Bowron residence at 204 Elm St. in Kimball. The well-manicured yard has beautiful flowers, a soft, luscious grass and a...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 20, 2020

School Once Again In Session ... And Actually In The Building

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here we are in the middle of August and school once again is in session, and actually in the building! Good luck to each and everyone of you in this c...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    August 20, 2020

Community Health Fair Goes On As Scheduled

Even in a year of coronavirus challenges, the Kimball Community Health Fair went on as planned last Friday and Saturday. “Everything went very smoothly,” said Kerry Ferguson, the hospital’s director of community relations. “We had 101 partici...

 

2020 Kimball Banner County Fair

Three pages worth of 4-H results and photographs from the 2020 Kimball Banner County Fair are featured in the Aug. 20 print edition of the Western Nebraska Observer....

 

Prom Night 2020

High school students employed at Kimball County Manor, dressed for their prom, paraded down the manor's hall and into the dining area Friday to greet the manor residents and show off their attire.... Full story

 

Kimball Woman Dies In Accident

A Kimball woman, Alexzandra Trujillo, 29, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, at the scene of an accident south of Kimball. The crash occurred on Highway 71, approximately two miles south of Kimball. Nebraska State Patrol first received a report at...

 

Looking Good

Even through the COVID-19 pandemic summer, Gotte Park has received some attention from various organizations for upgrades and improvements. The VFW has taken over a specific area of the park for a...

 

Kimball In Back-To-School Mode

The regular monthly meeting of the Kimball School Board was held Monday, August 10 with about 10 people in attendance. The meeting addressed regular issues, such as board bills, the treasurer’s report, minutes and updates on policies such as wage...

 

That Little Extra Push

The judge provides a little push for Kaitlyn Nicklas' Hereford steer as she moves him around the show ring during the Kimball Banner County Fair. Don't miss next week's Western Nebraska Observer for...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    August 13, 2020

143 Students Expected At Banner County School This Year

Good morning Banner County! After a few weeks of local County Fairs, ready or not here comes “back to school!” I think I am ready. However, we have one more exciting summer event to look forward to and that is the Hot Air Balloons that arrived...

 

Yard Of The Week

The home of Jim and Betty Schulte received the most recent Yard of the Week award. The Schultes have lived in the house at 400 S. High School Street for 35 years. The yard had no flowers when they...

 

Very Observant Family

"They all subscribed to the Western Nebraska Observer, my grandpa, two uncles, mom and dad, and I am still subscribing." Bea Heidemann talked about her family's association to the Western Nebraska... Full story

 

Another Toxic Algae Test For Oliver Lake

Editor's Note: The Oliver Lake health alert expired Aug. 6 after this story was published. The water tested safe for swimming and water skiing. On Friday, July 31, the South Platte Natural Resources...

 

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