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POWER PLANT POWERS UP

Last week proved to be an enormous strain on the electrical grid as temperatures dipped and electricity demand increased. The Kimball Municipal Power Plant, which has not operated continuously since...

 

Council Acts On Business Grants

The regular February Kimball City Council meeting included discussion on Business Facade Grants and Business Infrastructure Grants. Former Flower Haven owner Kay McBride asked for an explanation for d...

 

Anna Coleman Spells 'Plague' To Win Kimball Bee

The Kimball Spelling Bee began last Thursday with a practice round for 23 students and concluded an hour later with only two students left spelling. In the final round, Andrew Hawthorne, a...

 

More Vaccine On The Way; 4 New Cases This Week

Officials at Panhandle Public Health District said on Monday at their briefing that the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 80.2% effective after 14 days. Their data shows that 14.3% of adults in the Panhandle have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Th...

 

MARV DOES IT AGAIN

Receiving the prestigious Fireman of the Year award for the second time in his career with the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department is Marv Nelson. Marv always responds and is essential in helping to...

 

RALLYING FOR JAKE

Jake Reader, center, accepts a check from the Kimball High civics class and community to help with the expenses he and his wife are incurring as he fights Hodgkin's lymphoma. Next to Jake are his...

 

SALUTE TO FFA

It's National FFA Week. As part of the celebration, the Kimball, Potter-Dix, Banner County and other FFA chapters are featured in this week's "Salute to FFA" special section. Pictured is the Kimball...

 

BANNER SPEECH TEAM

The Banner County speech team has worked hard and steadily improved this year. At the Hemingford meet Feb. 20, the team placed sixth and three members medaled. Mycala Jones, junior, was fourth in...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 25, 2021 

It's Time To Watch The Flowers Grow-Banner County

Well good morning Banner County, friends and neighbors! Much better looking out this window this week. We still have snow but the the extreme cold has moved on and early Monday morning the March winds were helping to finish off the month of...

 

EYE IN THE SKY

Ron Leal, Director of Region 21 Emergency Management, recently purchased a drone with a thermal camera. Leal said the drone would help law enforcement in search and rescue operations. It will also be...

 

Kimball Boys Fall To Mitchell Before Subdistrict

The Kimball Longhorn boys basketball team continued its search for wins this season with its second matchup of the year against Mitchell last Friday, and the result was similar to the first game they played in the beginning of the month. Similar, as...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    February 25, 2021 

Season Ends For Kimball Girls

Kimball’s Longhorn girls basketball team fell to North Platte St. Pat’s in the first round of the D1-12 Sub district Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 16, ending their difficult season with a 3-13 overall record. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Longhorns...

 

NEW RULES FOR OLIVER

South Platte Natural Resource District is gearing up for the recreation season at Oliver Lake. The SPNRD usually has a public meeting to explain and clarify rule changes and upcoming enhancements,...

 

Snowy Road Conditions Upset Some Residents

Highway Superintendent Randy Bymer reported at the Kimball County Commissioners meeting Tuesday that some people were upset that the county road graders weren’t out on Sunday or Monday after the snow. Bymer said it was a “bad call on his...

 

Report At Icy Lake Not A Tragedy

At 5:15 p.m. Sunday, the Kimball Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatch received a call reporting that an individual had fallen through the ice at Oliver Lake. According to Sheriff Harry Gilway, the reporting individual may not have seen the entirety of...

 

Vets Bricks Arrive For Gotte Park

The long awaited veterans bricks have arrived and the VFW #2243 is moving forward with their Gotte Park project. Although Brian Howard said the brick project took longer than they expected and they...

 

Four New COVID Cases In Kimball County

Cases in Kimball County decreased significantly in the past week with four new cases of COVID-19 being reported to Panhandle Public Health District. Most of the cases in the area, 68%, are contacted through community spread, according to the data...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 18, 2021

I Cannot Tell A Lie About The Cold in Banner County

Good morning ! Baby it’s cold outside! The weather is definitely of the utmost importance to most all of us right now. As well as it should be. I don’t know if anyone has started calving yet, but I sure hope not, as it is supposed to gradually...

 
 By The Observer    News    February 18, 2021

McGinnis, Cluff Qualify For State

The Kimball Longhorn wrestling team is sending two wrestlers to the NSAA State Championships in Omaha this week – sophomore James McGinnis at 126 pounds and senior Conner Cluff at 132. McGinnis placed third and Cluff placed fourth at the Class D...

 

Shopko Building Sold

“It sold. The transaction has been accomplished, but the buyer is not ready to disclose on what he is going to do there.” Words straight from the mouth of Red Diamond Realty broker Jeanine Perry, who handled the sale. She told the Observer the...

 

Kimball COVID Cases Still On Rise

COVID-19 cases for the past week in Kimball County have increased from 9 the previous week to 23 with a majority of the cases considered to be community spread. Kimball County has one more COVID-19...

 

$115,342 In Recycling Grants For Kimball

Keep Kimball Beautiful received a share – a nice share – of the $6.69 million in grants that support 144 projects across the state of Nebraska, according to Nebraska Department of environment and energy Director Jim Macy. In total, KKB received...

 

NEW FOUND FAMILY

He always had it in his possession, but he never felt the need to use it. For 62 years, Todd Baliman had the key to his adoption, his original sealed birth certificate. It lay in that sealed envelope...

 

MAKING FISCAL SENSE AT STATE CAPITOL

Three seniors from Kimball High School testified last week during a Legislative Hearing in the State Capitol in Lincoln. They are Corey Gardner, Izaak Rohde, and Melai Casimiro. All three students...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    February 11, 2021

Add Love, Subtract Hate

Good morning, and what a cold one it is! While we have, it is nothing compared to some areas surrounding us. Just the cold. The kids up here at the school will be doing a little traveling in it, too. Today, Thursday February 11th, the junior high bas...

 

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