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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Merged Ambulance Service Saving Kimball Some Cash

Since Kimball ambulance service paired with Regional West’s ambulance service, Kimball County has saved money. Ken Hunter, Kimball Health Services CEO, and Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Delaplane met with the county commissioners at their regular...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 24, 2019

Super Blood Wolf Moon

Usually, Drew Beisecker takes Kimball Longhorns basketball photos for the Western Nebraska Observer. But on June 20, he captured these images from his Kimball home of the only total lunar eclipse of... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Schools Close, Start Late Due To Winter Weather

As a cold front rolled through Monday evening, Jan. 21, school and office closures or late starts were announced for many in the Nebraska Panhandle on Tuesday morning. Closures included Banner County schools, Creek Valley, ESU 13 Head Start/Kimball...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Mountain Lion Tracks Reported Near Reservoir

Once again we have a “big kitty” in our area. What appears to be mountain lion tracks at Oliver Reservoir were found after a snowstorm earlier this month. No reports of a mountain lions have been made this year, but the tracks don’t lie....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

THE MISSILE REBUILD

The 2019 Annual Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce banquet took place this Monday, Jan. 14, with the featured presentation's topic expanding upon how the future missile base project could... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 17, 2019

School Board Back To Business

The Kimball school board at its organizational meeting Monday night welcomed three newly elected school board members, saluted more than two dozen students for a job well done, and discussed plans to...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 17, 2019

Kimball, Shopko Building Owner Keeping 'In Touch'

A line of communication is established between the city of Kimball and the owner of the building that houses the Shopko Hometown store expected to close by the end of February. Both parties share a goal: finding a new business tenant or tenants to...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

The Name Is Marine Pvt. Pedersen

Garrett Pedersen, a 2018 Kimball High School graduate, has a newly achieved goal he aimed to achieve for many years. As of last week, he is officially a Marine, Pvt. Pedersen. "Honestly, I have...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 17, 2019

Suspicious Fire Chars Car In Dix

A fire of suspicious nature on Friday night, Jan. 4, destroyed an automobile next to a carport on the north side of U.S. Highway 30 in Dix, the Dix Volunteer Fire Department reported. Dix...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

Stop Sign Violation Leads To Meth Bust

A stop sign violation led to methamphetamine charges involving 10 to 27 grams for two Scottsbluff residents. According to the arrest affidavit, on Dec. 27 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Nebraska State Trooper I. Jaramillo was stationary observing the...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

Kimball Men Face Sentencing

A Kimball man, Shane Serrano, has been scheduled for sentencing for terroristic threats made against Kimball police officers in July 2018. Judge Derek Weimer on Jan. 8 scheduled the sentencing in Kimball County District Court. The sentencing is...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 17, 2019

Oh, Baby! Rosalee Ann Osborn Opens 2019

And the first Kimball baby born in 2019 is ... Rosalee Ann Osborn – all 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and 19.5 inches of her. Little Rosalee was born 7:56 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Regional West Medical...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 17, 2019

A Good Step Forward

A truck stopped in Kimball at the Beer and Loathing bar Friday, Jan. 11, to pick up donated shoes for Funds2Orgs. According to owner Heather Entingh, there were a total of 44 bags this time around...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 10, 2019

City Repairs Wind Damage ON its own

Tens of thousands of dollars have been saved by the city of Kimball due to efforts of the city line crew and the power plant, Mayor Keith Prunty said. After abnormal early morning high winds on Dec....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 10, 2019

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Kimball County Transit Services could oversee transit services in Chappell and Deuel County in the near future. KCTS administrator Christy Warner approached the Kimball County Commissioners at their...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 10, 2019

Kimball Pumped Up On Gas Prices

Average gas prices in Kimball dropped about 9 cents last week – from $2.24 to $2.15 per gallon of regular unleaded, according to a Western Nebraska Observer survey. The drop brings Kimball to within an uncharacteristically close 2 cents of...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 10, 2019

County Officials Sworn Into Office To Ring In 2019

Helping ring in the new year for the Kimball County Board of Commissioners are one re-elected member, Chairman Larry Engstrom, and newly elected Brandon Mossberg. Engstrom, Mossberg and Commissioner...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 10, 2019

MISSILE REBUILDS ON BANQUET MENU

The annual Kimball Banner Chamber of Commerce banquet will serve up a main course of economic promise this time around. The banquet, next Monday, Jan. 14, at Kimball Event Center, features a presentation, “Preparing Your Business for the Missile...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 10, 2019

End Appears Near For Kimball Shopko

If it weren’t already the case, the future for Kimball’s Shopko Hometown store appears certain to be short. Consider: • The store has begun selling off its fixtures. • A banner across the front of the building says “CLOSING” in big, bold...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 10, 2019

Jan. 11 Shoe Drive To Benefit Kimball Parks

The group Funds2Org will make yet another stop in Kimball to pick up lightly worn shoes tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 11 – at Beer and Loathing, 206 S. Chestnut St. Funds raised through the shoe collection will benefit Gotte Park. In 2017, 135 bags of...

 

Local Residents Displaced Due To Weather Related Fire

At Approximately 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon Jan. 7 local emergency crews were dispatched to a structure fire in the 300 block of Berg Street. More information to come in next weeks edition of the...

 

Local Family Displaced Due To Weather Related Fire

Kimball firefighters responded at approximately 1p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 to a fire that destroyed the home of Randy and Sandy Harmon at 304 S. Burg St. in Kimball. The cause was believed to be...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 3, 2019

AT SHOPKO, IT HURTS

Local shoppers continue filling their vehicles with items bought at Kimball's Shopko Hometown store, but they soon could be filling up with something else – more gasoline at the fuel pump -- if the... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 3, 2019

Job Rate Better Here Than Across Neb., U.S.

Kimball County fares well when it comes to unemployment rates across Nebraska and the United States. The latest State Department of Labor figures show the county’s unemployment rate at 2.5 percent for November – an improvement from 2.7 percent...

 

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