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 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 31, 2019

Shutdown Ends, FSA Extends Ag Deadlines

The USDA-Farm Service Agency is back at work following the government shutdown. According to the Nebraska state office, the FSA has been hard at work since returning and extending deadlines for agricultural programs. The office also stated in an...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 31, 2019

Kimball Library Turns High-Tech Page

Kimball Public Library is one of 30 libraries statewide chosen for a program to let library visitors use high-tech equipment to make various items – such as signs, personally designed T-shirts and pin-back buttons and much more – at bargain...

 

Wheat Growers

Kimball Friendship Senior Center was the place. Wheat Growers Hotel was the subject. About two dozen people attended Ed Avila’s presentation Friday, Jan. 25, at the center about the landmark...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 24, 2019

LONGHORN LONGSHOT?

Should it stay or should it go? The future of Kimball’s historic but rundown Longhorn Restaurant building apparently will be in the City Council’s hands as soon as it officially gains possession... Full story

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    January 24, 2019

Hand Grenade Found In Kimball Attic

When cleaning out your attic what do you expect to find? Possibly some family history, some possessions from your childhood. What about a real hand grenade from World War II? It happened in Kimball....

 

Kimball Rallies For Amy Sapp

A big rally benefit for motorcycle crash victim Amy Sapp, the Kimball economic developer and special projects coordinator, is set for 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kimball Event Center. And...

 
 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...

 

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