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RV Park Gets New Look, New Life

With a few months of the camping season under their belt, High Point RV Park, located just off the I-80 Kimball exit, celebrated with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 12. Owners John and Karen...

 

HE MADE A DIFFERENCE HERE

The AmeriCorps Maple 50 team, which has been working in the Kimball area for the past month, suffered the loss of one of its team members, Andre Garcia. Jessica Rocha from the Visitors Center reported that Andre had a rapidly progressing medical...

 

School Board Approves Budget

The Kimball School Board met Monday, Sept. 14, for a public hearing on the Property Tax Levy for 2020-21 and for the General Fund and Special Building Fund request. The board later conducted their regular meeting. Charts showing valuations, property...

 
 By The Observer    News    September 17, 2020 

County Taxes Nearly Level

The Kimball County Commissioners conducted a public hearing to receive comment on the proposed Kimball County Budget and a public hearing for setting the Final Property Tax Request. By a 3-0 vote, the commissioners approved the tax request for...

 
 By The Observer    News    September 17, 2020 

Idaho Woman Dies In Banner County Accident

A woman was killed in a Saturday evening rollover at 7:20 p.m. on Highway 71 in Banner County at mile marker 36. Although the crash is still under investigation, the Nebraska State Patrol reported that the vehicle was southbound and crossed the...

 

GOING OLD SCHOOL

The Plains Historical Society opened its doors Friday afternoon for the public to take a look at work done on the old high school and museum exhibits. The open house brought dozens of people out to...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 17, 2020 

Banner County Looks At Farmer's Day Events In Kimball

Good morning! Beautiful summer day in store for us today. Maybe not tomorrow! I found this quote the other day: “ The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from summer cottons into its winter wool.” – by Henry...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Cindy Rasmussen has been living in her home at 314 S. Washington St for about 12 years. It was her father’s house and she lived there as a child, moved away and then came back to her hometown. She...

 

Prunty Selects Brower For Top Job

After months without a city administrator, Annette Brower has been picked for the position by Mayor Keith Prunty. He will ask for approval for Brower's appointment from the city council at the next...

 

Yard of the Week

Parker Frederick, the 11-year-old grandson of Barb and Barry Frederick, nominated their yard for Yard of the Week. Barb and Barry's acreage and residence reflect a beautiful setting along Lodgepole...

 

MAKING THEMSELVES AT HOME

The unique building now housing Johnson Construction has 85 years of business experience in Kimball. The two-story building was built in 1935 by Farmers Co-op Oil Co. The May 2, 1935 edition of the...

 

Public Can Comment On County Budget Sept. 15

The Kimball County Commissioners will hear comments from the public on the proposed 2020-21 budget on Sept. 15. The public hearing will open at 9:15 and remain open for 15 minutes in the Commissioner’s Room on the first floor of the Courthouse....

 

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

On a warm September afternoon the Longhorn Homecoming Royalty 2020 were crowned....

 

MISS POTTER

Crowned Miss Potter 2020 was Kendal Nielsen, daughter of  Dean and Tonia Nielsen. The royalty reigned during Potter Days and will represent Potter in area events this fall. The Potter Beta Sigma Phi...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    September 10, 2020

Tough Competion For Longhorns

The Kimball Longhorns volleyball team hosted Leyton's Lady Warriors on Tuesday, Sept. 1, dropping the match three sets to one. The Lady Warriors started hot, building a lead in the first set with grea...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    September 10, 2020

Potter-Dix Football Starts Season 2-0

Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team improved to 2-0 on the young season with an impressive 61-32 road win against the Sioux County Warriors. Sioux County started the game with a good drive highlighted by two fourth down conversions and grabbed an...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 10, 2020

Seems Like Mother Nature Is Having A 2020 Year, Too in Banner County

Good morning everyone, friends near and far. Here is hoping that you all had a great weekend and that the cold front that moved in for a few days is not going to be our “new normal” for a while yet. I love the fall but hate the cold weather. I...

 

Wildfire Scorches Banner

By mid-Monday morning, the Hubbard Gap fire in Banner County appeared to finally be extinguished according to Tim Newman, Emergency Management 22 director. Newman said, that "it's not burning but...

 

Clean Harbors Agrees To Pay $790,000 In Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a release Monday that the United States and the state of Nebraska announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. to address alleged violations of the Resource...

 

Clean Harbors Shares Its Side Of The Story

Clean Harbors Vice President for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Phillip Retallic spoke to the Western Nebraska Observer on Tuesday about the alleged violations and the settlement reached at the Kimball Clean Harbors Environmental Service...

 

KIMBALL ROTARY FIGHTS THE GOOD FIGHT

The Kimball Rotary sentiment is "We are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world." This low key...

 

MEN AT WORK

Pouring concrete at the Kimball Area Foundation Fund Walking Trail are David Atkins, left, and Americorps volunteer, Ezic Redmonds from Sacramento, Calif. AmeriCorps and local volunteers worked to...

 

Kimball's Ro Myra Records Americana Album

Born and raised in Kimball then graduated in 2004 from Kimball High School, Ro Myra has just completed her first Americana record album. Americana is generally considered quaint and genteel and is...

 

Yard of the Week

Aaron and Teresa Deboodt are the most recent recipients of The Pride Of Kimball Yard of the Week. They have owned the home on the east edge of Kimball on Highway 30 for nine years. They have...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    September 3, 2020

Fighting Fire Was A Team Effort in Banner County

Good morning, Banner County! Wow, what a week. As you are aware many acres in the northeastern part of the county were on fire this past weekend. The fire south of Terry Brown and way too close to...

 

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