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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 4, 2019

Underpass Project Well Underway

Work on the Underpass Renovation Project is well underway with crews going on the job early Monday morning, April 1. The project -- Old Highway 71 between 1st Street and Main Street in Kimball -- is in partnership with the Federal Highway...

 

Lady Coyote Hanna Stahl Honored At Capitol

Hannah Stahl, a senior at Potter-Dix High School, won the Best Overall High School category for her artwork in the Youth Art Month art exhibit held at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. Hannah's...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    April 4, 2019

Car Shows, Smiles & Summertime

Springtime and warmer weather seem to bring everyone and everything outdoors, including that old hot rod or muscle car that has been hidden and cozy during these cold winter months. What a perfect time to start thinking of the many up and coming car...

 

Liver And Onions: A Treat

Liver and onions was on the menu as Shirley Whartman stepped up to get her meal. Over 45 lunches of liver and onions were served at the Kimball Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, March 28. Liver...

 

Potter-Dix Speech Team Takes State

They endured a rocky start to this year's speech season, but the Coyotes overcame many struggles. According to Potter-Dix head speech coach Chandell Oleson, "The year started out rough and scary...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 28, 2019

Awaited Underpass Project To Start April 1

Kimball’s long-awaited underpass project is set to begin next Monday, April 1. “We will stay in close contact with everyone in our community regarding lane closures and restrictions,” Mayor Keith Prunty said. “We are coming down the pipeline...

 

Ag School Program Eyed For Ag-Based Potter, Dix Areas

Due to weather conditions, the Potter-Dix School Board postponed its regular meeting and rescheduled it for Saturday, March 16. The first order of business for the board was to hear presentations about an agricultural program for the students. The...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 28, 2019

Over $20,000 Raised At Pheasants Forever Event

With a large turnout yet again this year, the annual banquet for the Mile High Chapter of Pheasants Forever held at the Kimball Event Center raised over $20,000 from just the live auction. Mitch...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

'Guardian Angel'

A photo taken in the harsh winter months in the heartland of western Nebraska on a farm in Bushnell is rising to the top. Photographer Cerrina Smith of Cheyenne and her photo, "Guardian Angel,"...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Mother Nature's Spring Storm

Mother Nature sure knows how to put a damper on Nebraska’s spring spirit, from blizzard conditions to flooding. The majority of the entire state saw school and road closures last week due to this well tracked storm. While local meteorologists are...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Pheasants Forever Mile High Chapter Supports Youth

Quickly approaching is the Mile High chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet this Saturday, March 23. Over the past few weeks of devastating and destructive weather throughout the midwest, the Nebraska...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    March 21, 2019

Shopko To Close All Remaining Stores

Reasons for the demise of Kimball’s Shopko Hometown store extend far beyond the local store’s business performance alone. “It’s a company issue,” Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean told the Observer on Tuesday. It most certainly is....

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Still no decision on Road 59 South of dix

Concerned residents of Kimball County shared their thoughts regarding Road 59 south of Dix on Tuesday, March 19, at the regular Board of Commissioner meeting. Still no decision has come to surface about the seven mile stretch south of Dix. Discussion...

 

Oliver Reservoir Annual Meeting March 27

The annual update public meeting for the Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area will be held next Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Public Library, 208 S. Walnut Street, Kimball. The meeting will include a Game and Parks update, water...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 21, 2019

Makenna Thurin Brings Home Nebraska USA Wrestling Title

Yet another big weekend of youth wrestling wrapped up Sunday afternoon, March 17. The Nebraska USA State Tournament was held in Grand Island with nearly 200 teams in the state competing for titles. Ki...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    March 14, 2019

Blizzard Strikes Fiercely, Delays Observer Delivery

The Blizzard of 2019 walloped the Kimball area with wicked sustained winds, freezing rain and heavy snow as forecast – forcing the closure of schools, businesses, government offices and highways... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019

Our Beautiful Community

The Kimball community will celebrate the retirement of Kimball County Tourism Director Jo Caskey on March 31 and welcome newly hired Jessica Rocha to the position. Through her six years in Kimball,... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019

Three Kimball Public Schools Staffers Set To Resign

The public filled the room this past Monday, March 11, for the regular Board of Education meeting. Teachers and parents gathered to hear public comments regarding the rumors of a multiple staff...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    March 14, 2019

One More Arrest Made By KPD

Kimball Police Officer Greg Taylor was dispatched to 607 East Third St. (formerly the Arabian Motel and now Kimball Extended Stay) on Saturday, March, 2 at approximately 2:45 p.m. with reports of possible methamphetamine discovered by cleaning staff...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 14, 2019

Banner County Notes

Good morning Banner County, and bahh hum bug to the snow. Wouldn’t ya know that our winter would wait until spring to show up! Now with the time change we also have one more hour of daylight to enjoy it instead of all of those evenings when it was...

 

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