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The Larsen's Burglary

Kimball's oldest family owned retail business was the site of a burglary on Jan. 8. Larsen's Jewelry Store dates back to 1926, when O.C. Larsen opened up the store in Kimball. Two years later, O.C.'s...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    January 16, 2020 

Engstrom Back At The Helm

The Kimball County Board of Commissioners at their Jan. 7 annual reorganizational meeting moved unanimously to keep the 2020 structure of county government status quo with 2019. Ryan Stearns of the architectural firm Joseph R. Hewgley and Associates...

 

A Friend From Germany

Antonia John has made the social adjustment from Germany to small town USA rather easily. She has lots of friends and throughly enjoys being the basketball manager at Kimball High School. Her foreign...

 

School Board Updated On Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan and the ELITE After School Program were the primary focus of the Monday, January 13, Kimball School Board meeting. Danielle Reader, Curriculum and Instruction Director,...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 16, 2020 

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Good morning on a beautiful day in the neighborhood! No wind, no snow, no complaints! A few events in the valley this week. Beginning tomorrow, Friday January 17, there will be another Farm Bill Education meeting out at the Panhandle Research and...

 

Finalists Chosen For Economic Developer

Interviews for the city of Kimball special projects coordinator/economic developer position are tentatively planned for the week of Jan. 13. City Administrator Dan Dean told the Observer on Tuesday that the city is conducting background checks...

 

School Board Goes Paperless

The Kimball School Board planned a special public meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the high school to train the board on the SPARQ program that will result in paperless board meetings. SPARQ was expected to conduct the 45 minute training via...

 

In The Dark About The Drones

The mystery of the drones in Colorado, Nebraska and now Kansas continues. The sighting of drones has all the area up in arms. Where are they from, who is flying them and, of course, why? Beginning abo...

 

Helping Haiti

A team of 10 individuals from the Evangelical Free Church in Kimball are heading south to start their new year off by building a house. Star and Greg Harvie will lead the team to work for a week in...

 

Quilters Group: Kimball Success Story Strengthens

On the first Saturday of every month, a growing group of women meet to quilt and share stories of their quilting adventures. At the gathering, a member will "show and tell" the other members about a...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 9, 2020

Geography Bee On The Map In Banner

Good morning, welcome January! This week we are talking about events scheduled up until next Wednesday, which is January 15 already! My, oh my. Hard to believe. So backing up just a bit. This Saturday, January the 11th, the Banner County Wildcat...

 
 By The Observer    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Going Out Like A Lion

This past weekend's winter storm hit the Kimball area with gusts that kept Old Glory flapping fully extended and the University of Nebraska flag twisting in the wind Sunday next to the Carr Spirits...

 

Retired Fire Chief Reflects On Tenure

Born and raised in Kimball, retired Kimball Fire Chief Rick Wynne dedicated most of his adult life to the Kimball Fire Department. He said he joined the department in 1990 because "that is where all...

 

Resolutions? Here Are Some

According to the History.com website, New Year's Resolutions have been going on for 4,000 years – and the ancient Babylonians were the first recorded to make resolutions. They promised to pay debts...

 
 By Claire Smith    News    January 2, 2020

County Gets FEMA Aid For Blizzard

The Kimball County Board of Equalization met Dec. 17 at the county courthouse, covering routine business and receiving a report on the 125th annual Nebraska Association of County Officials Conference in Kearney from Dec. 11-13. At the conference,...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 2, 2020

Pretty Slow In Banner

Here we are, January, 2, 2020. Only thing better will be 2-2-2020, haha. Time sure is flying! So, did you make a New Year’s resolution? I kinda sorta did. Since time seems to be flying by, I don’t see the point in making that diet resolution, so...

 

Potential Buyer Explains Vision For Remodeling, Operations At Kimball Event Center

Rich and Kelli Patterson have plans for the Kimball Event Center – if their deal to buy the center from the city goes through. For now, they are being patient and simply waiting for the process to...

 

Plans Progress To Sell Kimball Event Center

The Kimball City Council passed a resolution Dec. 17 giving the city the legal ability to sell the Kimball Event Center. A number of steps must be taken for the sale to occur over the next several...

 

Dix Woman Gets Probation For Perjury Conviction

Jean Childs of Dix was sentenced in Kimball District Court on Dec. 18 to 24 months of probation. Childs had been convicted of perjury in a September trial. Judge Derek Weimer opened the proceedings with acknowledgment of receiving a pre-sentence repo...

 

Let There Be Lights

Santa's Helpers sponsored the Christmas house decorating contest in the Kimball community, and the results are final. Tied for first place were David Dudney and Kristy Trimble at 6th and Burg...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 26, 2019

The Year 2020: Another Chance For Us All To Grow

Good morning Banner County and friends near and far. Here is – assuming that you’re making it through the Christmas season and are looking toward New Year’s Eve and are ready for the New Year – another chance to grow. As you know, the kids...

 

New Officer Brings Kimball Police Force To Full Strength

Tuesday morning Kimball had its newest police officer sworn in at the City Council chambers. Katherine Terrill, the city clerk and deputy treasurer, swore in Joel Mauer. Mauer is finishing up his...

 

The Super Search Begins

The Kimball School Board opened its special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 and adjourned in just 10 minutes. Only two items were on the agenda to be discussed and considered, but one was of great importance. The first item that the six board...

 

Dear Santa

LETTERS FROM STUDENTS AT AT POTTER EARLY LEARNING CENTER Dear Santa Clause, My name is Jonathan I am 4 years old! I live in the great town of Dix. This year I've been really good and it would be...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 19, 2019

Worth Saying More Than Once: Merry Christmas

Good Morning, Banner County! Here we are and one week from today Christmas will be over and there will be less than one week left in the year 2019. Just cannot believe it. Time is sure flying and I know for a fact I am not having that much fun! This...

 

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