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 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 9, 2020 

Bale Fire Lasts Three Days Near Potter

Herb Stevens has been the Potter fire chief for 27 years, but he said, "This is one that you remember." He was talking about a huge bale fire south of Potter, just two miles from the Colorado state...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 9, 2020 

1 New Case, All Others Recovered

On Monday, July 6, the Panhandle Public Health District announced 13 more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle of Nebraska. PPHD reported one case in Kimball County – a female in her 40s. The method of exposure was close contact. Kimball County has...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 9, 2020 

Man Gets 30-40 Years In Daughter Death Case

Alexander Romero appeared with his attorney Tuesday, July 7, in District Court for sentencing in a child abuse case in which his daughter died. In March, Romero was tried on intentional child abuse charges and it resulted in a hung jury. In May,...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 9, 2020 

More To It Than Meets The Eye

July 4th was a busy day for the Kimball Volunteer Department. Their day began at Gotte Park with fire truck rides and kids spraying fire hoses. Later in the day the firemen set up the fireworks on...

 
 By Daria Anderson-Faden    News    July 9, 2020 

'Created By G' Enters The Business World

Lookout Bill Gates, here comes Giorgetta Varra! Giorgetta had her inaugural showing of her crafts, "Created by G" at the Potter CarBowl craft fair, and it couldn't have gone better. The Kimball...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 9, 2020 

Wendy Domina: One Fine Banner County Mechanic

Good morning Banner County! We have put July 4th, 2020 behind us with picnics, fireworks, family & fun. Not to mention the rodeo! Beautiful weather, wild horses,and no broken bones. Good all the way around. Hope you all enjoyed the weekend. We all...

 

Drive-By Parade Brings Together Loved Ones A Bit During Pandemic

Kimball County Manor had a "Drive by Parade" for their residents on Friday, June 26. The manor encouraged people to decorate their cars and have signs for the residents. The parade was led by the...

 

2 New Confirmed Cases In Kimball County

Kimball County is currently faring better than other area counties with COVID-19 cases, and this is good for the health of residents and the economy. One positive case was identified in Kimball County...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    July 2, 2020

Nebraska Press Association Honors Tom Southard

The Nebraska Press Association has honored Tom Southard, who started writing sports for the Western Nebraska Observer in 1964, with a career achievement award. The NPA welcomed Southard on June 25...

 
 By Jim Orr    News    July 2, 2020

Pandemic Or Not, Red Knights Bike Up To Deadwood

The Kimball area Red Knights were supposed to head to Deadwood, S.D., for the Red Knights International Western Rally, but due to the COVID-19 situation it was canceled. According to Mark Whetham,...

 

What Did Daughter Corn Ask Mom Corn?

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope you all are doing well and getting ready for some sort of 4th of July celebration. I am not sure what the plans are here, but I am pretty sure someone will let me know! As I mentioned last time...

 

A Time To Show Love Of Country

At certain times throughout our history, patriotism has been stronger than at other times but since 911, patriotism has skyrocketed. Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4 are perfect examples and ways to...

 

Ready To Take The Plunge

The Kimball City Council voted 4-0 to proceed with the opening of the swimming pool. The Health Directives from the Governor's Office have complicated matters with the pool, but it appears that by...

 

Changes Made At School District

Reports throughout the community have indicated that two employees in the Kimball Public Schools’ district office at Kimball Jr/Sr High School are no longer employed in the district. Those reports have been confirmed. School board member Carrie...

 

New Man On The Beat

The Kimball County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy as of last Tuesday. Joseph Leitza was sworn in and began his career in law enforcement. After a week on the job, Deputy Leitza said he has "really...

 

Fourth Of July Festivities Set In Kimball

Gotte Park is the location for fire truck rides on the 4th of July, according to Kimball Fire Chief Andrew Bohac. The rides will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. The firemen will also have additional...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 25, 2020

Banner Notes: Memories Rekindled Of Old Kimball Drive-In

Good morning! Beautiful morning here, clear blue skies and perfect weather. Here is a question for you. Whatdya call a Frenchman wearing sandals? Phillipe Phillape! Flip Flop season for sure. I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. It...

 

Banner Grads Get Their Ceremony

Banner County High School held graduation for the 2020 seniors on Saturday, June 20. In addition to graduation, scholarships were handed out and additional awards and honors were presented to the...

 

Potter Youth Proud As A Peacock

Organizers Peg Musil and Jennifer Thomas didn't let COVID-19 interfere with the group Youth Involved in Potter. According to organizers, indoors the kids have to wear masks but outside they can take...

 
 By The Observer    News    June 25, 2020

Inside The Numbers With Kimball County Transit

As Kimball County Transit Service nears moving day to its $1.47 million new home in downtown Kimball, KCTS administrator Christy Warner’s report on the agency’s 2019-20 fiscal year offers insight on the agency’s mission, funding and...

 

We're Getting There

COVID continues to be a hot topic as the Kimball County Manor is planning a parade to help lift the spirits of their residents during this tough time at the manor. The parade is planned for June 26...

 

The Story Behind Some City Renovations

The Economic Development Board met on Tuesday, June 9, with a quorum of members. Chairman Roger Wynne called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:30 am. The board had previously tabled the consideration of...

 

Took A While

Kimball County High School Class of 1967 graduated 99 seniors. Fifty years later, at their class reunion, two of those classmates reconnected and have since married and made their home in Kimball. As...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    June 18, 2020

Banner County Notes: Extension Offices Open With Safety Restrictions

Good morning Banner County! We are almost out of June but not finished celebrating. Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, June 28th. Bar-b-ques, fish fries, and water come to mind. The lakes are always popular, especially when our weather turns so...

 

Power Restored After Kimball Fire

Days after a blaze in Kimball, the smell of smoke still permeated the neighborhood of 4th and Nadine as a result of a barn fire on Wednesday evening. Charles Maughan's barn/shed, along the alley...

 

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