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3 Deaths, 38 Active Cases

Panhandle Public Health District has reported three COVID-19 deaths in Kimball County. PPHD informed the public that a male in his 90s, male in his 60s and woman in her 90s all succumbed to deaths rel... Full story


Top Job Still Open At City Hall

The naming of a new Kimball City administrator is still in limbo as Mayor Keith Prunty informed the Observer on Monday that he has been “in contact with candidate and hopes to have it finalized by this week.” In other news from the November...



At least two organizations are providing a Thanksgiving meal to shut-ins and others in need of a great meal. The Red Knights Motorcycle Club NE Chapter 4 is providing Thanksgiving Day meals to...


Kimball Art Walk A Photo Celebration

Kimball Art Walk, a new group, is providing community events that celebrate the diversity and culture for lovers of art and future art lovers. The group's first community event is a downtown Kimball...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 26, 2020 

Potter-Dix Wins MAC

Potter-Dix High School's talented student actors have brought home yet another Minuteman Activities Conference championship for play production. Their devoted hours of daily practice paid off during... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    November 26, 2020 

Big Fine For Killing Big Horn Sheep

Good morning. Here is hoping that you all will be stuffed with turkey and all sorts of goodies over the Thanksgiving weekend! The weather is decent and thankfully we still are able to move about at a fairly normal pace. More and more restrictions...



Judy Anderson of Kimball freely and proudly admits she is a "fabric-a-holic" although, being a "fabric-a-holic" has come in quite handy the past few months. As a well-known area seamstress, Judy put... Full story


City Administrator Choice On Fast Track

Two candidates for the Kimball City administrator job spent Monday morning touring the town and visiting the city services, then at 5 p.m., a special joint meeting of the City Council and Board of...


COVID Cases Surge In Area

As of Monday of this week, the Panhandle jumped into the middle of the severe COVID-19 spread range, and the Panhandle is also making national headlines as the cases and spread of COVID-19 have skyrocketed in this area. Kimball County has certainly...



Two properties, 123 Front St. and 605 S. Myrtle St., were determined to be "unsafe properties" at the Oct. 20 Kimball City Council meeting and will require some attention by the owners. At left is...



Members of Trinity Methodist Church in Kimball help unload USDA Farmers to Families food boxes from the delivery truck this past week. The program offers boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy...



Mary Lynch Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Ben Ferguson and some of his students explain at a recent Kimball School Board meeting why they like the new program “Beyond Text...

 By Barb Cross    News    November 19, 2020

Time For Some Food, Folks, Fun in Banner County... And Especially Thanks

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Here is a little bit of news, a few notes, and a little nonsense. Pretty slow around here. Tomorrow, Friday, November 20th, is the deadline for applications for the Conservation Stewardship program....


Shoe Drive Returns As Park Fundraiser

Nate and Heather Entingh of Kimball are looking for used shoes, any kind of shoes or boots, this includes work boots, high heels, gym or tennis shoes, any type and any brand, except shoes with... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    November 19, 2020

Kimball About To 'Believe In Magic of Christmas"

Christmas in Kimball 2020 activities begin Thanksgiving week, kicking off the local holiday season. This year's theme is “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.” Like just about everything else this year, COVID left its mark on the planning. For one... Full story


Fire Consumes 300 Acres

A large grass fire erupted between Kimball and Dix last week. Along with the Dix Fire Department, the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department helped stamp it out. The fire started just north of I-80 and... Full story


KHS Revises COVID Rules

Rising COVID-19 cases in the area have Kimball Health Services introducing a set of new guidelines. The clinic requests that if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, call and receive instructions and an appointment before coming to the...


Downtown Fitness Center Opens

Kimball Fitness Center hosted Business After Hours in conjunction with its grand opening Nov.6 in the renovated Longhorn Building. The event included food, drinks, live music and door prizes with...


'Shop With A Cop' Event Gets New Identity

As “Shop with a Cop” approaches its 10-year anniversary change is coming according to organizer Erin Heidemann. Erin said the “big changes” include a name change. The event will now be called “Holiday Heroes.”  The name Holiday Heroes...


Many High School Students Quarantined

Maintaining a six-foot distance, the practice gym was the setting for the Kimball School Board regular monthly meeting on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Board members were stationed six feet apart while most...



A long standing Halloween tradition continued this year as Mary Lynch elementary students from pre-K through the sixth grade walked across the street to show off their costumes to the residents at...

 By Kylie Lohrer    News    November 12, 2020


Kimball Health Services has announced that Kylie Lohrer's photo of a cowboy and his horse at sunset was selected as the favorite photo in the 2020 Kimball Health Services Photo Contest. "We received... Full story

 By Barb Cross    News    November 12, 2020

Impact Of COVID Felt In Banner, Surrounding Counties

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping that you all have been enjoying this great weather. I sure have, crunchy leaves underfoot and all! There was a little bit of a setback Monday morning waking up to snow, however, not much to grumble about...


The Results Are In

Unofficial results of the 2020 election have been tabulated and recorded by the Kimball County Canvassing Board. Locally, Kimball City Council and Kimball School Board have drawn the most attention... Full story


31 Active Cases In County

Recovering from COVID-19, Kimball County Commissioner-elect Carl Stander of Kimball said, “I was flat on my back for 12 days, sleeping 20 hours a day, getting up only to drink lots of fluids, use the bathroom and check my temperature and oxygen...


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