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Storm Belts Kimball Area

Last weekend's severe post-Thanksgiving weather that brought widespread power outages presented challenges for many residents and the departments of the city and county of Kimball that serve them.... Full story


More Than 150 Utility Poles Damaged

As of Monday afternoon, High West Energy said its line crews had restored power to all but about 700 members in the wake of a brutal winter storm. Some members, however, were expected to be without...


A New Era For Kimball Bakery

Kimball Bakery is under new ownership. "What a great fit, and the timing was perfect," new owner Mary Sue Gates said. She said her "goal this week is to learn and then to slowly implement change."...

 By Barb Cross    News    December 5, 2019 

After Two Days Without Power, Banner Awaits Santa

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, especially since the aftermath was not what any of us wanted. And I do not mean the extra pounds! The blizzard...


Opening Near For Karen's Kitchen

Dreams do come true, and for Karen Hewitt her Karen's Kitchen "is that dream." "I always had this dream, I always knew that someday I would have my own restaurant," she said. Karen Hewitt and her...


Mic Rohde's Excellent Adventure To Japan Was 'Life Changing'

University of Nebraska at Kearney students traveled halfway across the world to present their research and immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Nicole Kent of Benkelman, Haley Pierce of West Point,...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 28, 2019

Selling Event Center In Focus

The Kimball City Council at its Nov. 19 meeting discussed the possible sale of the Kimball Event Center and moving forward after the departure of Amy Sapp from her role as the city’s economic developer and special projects coordinator. It was also... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 28, 2019

The Priceless Quarter Store Returns

Utilizing that which God provides, members of the Bushnell Calvary United Methodist Church help economically disadvantaged children experience the joy of giving a Christmas gift to someone they love....


Ruth Phillips: Mom The Hero

Heroes comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. At 88 years old, Ruth Phillips is the matriarch and family hero to her eight adult children. The eight children have a true devotion to their mother. They...


Carol's Nut List Ends Long Run

Carol's Nut List is in the history books. It is the end of an era of nuts and candy in Kimball. Owner JoAnn Mueller made her last sales of nuts and candies on the 21st and 22nd of November. On those...

 By Barb Cross    News    November 28, 2019

The Big Man Coming To Banner School For Breakfast Dec. 7

Good morning, Banner County friends near and far. As I write this, we are awaiting a predicted snowstorm. I am quite happy to keep on waiting. It would be great if all of you that are traveling for...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 21, 2019

Work To Begin On Transit Building

Now it's not a question of if, but when, Kimball County Transit Service moves into its new home at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets in downtown Kimball. The county commissioners voted, 3-0, on... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 21, 2019

Historical Foundation A Key For The Potter Of 2019

Dec. 31, 2019, is the date that the Potter Historical Foundation begins its 20th year of "preserving the unique history of the town of Potter and combating deterioration of the central historical and...

 By Barb Cross    News    November 21, 2019

Date Set For Santa Breakfast In Banner County

Good morning Banner County! I see corn harvest is still under way for some of us, finished for others. Spring weather out here today, breezy and mild. And we are toward the end of November and looking toward Thanksgiving! I hope this great weather ho...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 14, 2019

Kimball Salutes Veterans

The Veterans Day ceremony at Harry McNees Auditorium in Kimball is a wholehearted display of respect for America and the soldiers who serve it. For many, it is unconditional. Kimball Mayor Keith... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 14, 2019

New Dix Post Office Will Operate Four Hours On Weekdays

Although a date is still to be determined, the brand new Dix Post Office will be opening in the not-to-distant future. Final details are being completed by contractors before all new technical...

 By Claire Smith    News    November 14, 2019

Control Of Costs A Must For Schools

The Kimball Public Schools Board of Education held its regular meeting Nov. 11 in the city council chambers. Monthly reports were received from the treasurer and administrators. After consideration, the board decided to purchase the tier two level...

 By The Observer    News    November 14, 2019

Airmen Praised For Helping Fight Dix Fire

The story of two Air Force airmen who helped fight a fire that forced a Dix family from its home last Thursday night has spread far and wide on traditional and social media. Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway approves. “These guys were great and...


Prime Time Trio Concert Nov. 23 In Kimball

The Prime Time Trio featuring Bobby van Deusen at the piano and vocals, bassist Steve Pikal and drummer Tony Martin, will perform at the Henry E. McNees Auditorium on Nov. 23 starting at 7 p.m. as...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 14, 2019

Time Is Now To Help Operation Christmas Child

The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child effort, which provides shoeboxes filled with toys and other fun items for needy children around the world, is underway at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball. If you’d like to help out, the...

 By Barb Cross    News    November 14, 2019

One-Act Play And Dinner This Friday At Banner County School

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. A chilly one it has been at that. Thankful for the bit of snow; any moisture is welcome right now even though corn harvest is yet to be finished. Banner County School has been bursting with activity...


Civic Duty

A 37-year Army colonel, veteran and current Nebraska state senator is this year's keynote speaker at the Kimball High School Veteran's Day Program. Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon is a member of the Oglala... Full story

 By Claire Smith    News    November 7, 2019

School Board Meeting Packed

Room W7 at the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School was overflowing as parents, staff members and students attended the Oct. 30 special meeting of the Kimball Public Schools Board of Education. During public comment time, about a dozen meeting attendees addre...

 By Jim Orr    News    November 7, 2019

Downtown Building Project Takes A Step

Plans are moving forward to revitalize one of downtown Kimball's busiest intersections and give a new home to growing Kimball County Transit Service. The county commissioners on Tuesday accepted the...


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