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Lt. Gov. Foley Visits Kimball

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley travelled west for a stop in Kimball on Monday. The stop included a a tour of the town and a visit to Clean Harbors, plus visits to Kimball Health Services and the... Full story

 

Cemetery Concerns Discussed

Usually, the Kimball Cemetery Board meets on a quarterly basis, but recent complaints from the public on the conditions at the cemetery instigated a special meeting. About a dozen citizens attended...

 

RANCH SORTING IN KIMBALL

Cowboys and cowgirls from Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska sorted steers in Kimball for the Halligan Agency LLC Ranch Sorting. Kimball was a prelude to ranch sorting at...

 

THE FAIR & 4-H

Most of the projects for the girls of Sweet Stitches are ready for the Kimball-Banner County Fair. They will enter their static exhibits on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Hands down, the favorite activities for...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Here it is: your 2021 Fair Schedule

July 27 5:30 pm Archery competition (Location: Kimball Golf Course) Monday, August 2 5:00 pm Pre-Fair cleanup Tuesday, August 3 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Fashion Revue & Clothing Judging (Location: Kimball High School) 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Enter 4-H and F...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 29, 2021 

Wheat Harvest A Done Deal For Some

Good morning Banner County! Wheat harvest is well under way, and mostly finished in most parts around here. Some areas are still spotty. Summer is definitely winding down. And my lawn needs mowed! Today! Thursday, July 29th folks in Chadron will...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

YARD OF THE WEEK

The latest Yard of the Week award goes to Cathy and Rich Flores on the corner of Sixth Street and Monroe. The beautiful landscaped front and side yards have daisies, succulents, lilies, lilacs and...

 

Oliver Lake Accident Victim Taken To Hospital

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway confirmed to the Observer that a Jet Ski incident resulting in an injury occurred at Oliver Lake on Sunday shortly before 7 p.m. A local individual, whose name has not been released, was taken by Life Flight to...

 

KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL'S NEW LOOK

Updating work continues in Kimball Public Schools. The gym floor in the Jr./Sr. High School is undergoing a facelift and wil be named the Tom and Karen Southard Court. Other improvements include LED... Full story

 

KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL'S NEW LOOK

Updating work continues in Kimball Public Schools. The gym floor in the Jr./Sr. High School is undergoing a facelift and wil be named the Tom and Karen Southard Court. Other improvements include LED... Full story

 

Health Education Standards?

Over the past seven years, the Nebraska Department of Education has developed standards in the content areas of English/language arts, mathematics and science, which are assessed statewide and require...

 

Bids To Go Out For Missile Roads

The Kimball County Commissioners met for their regular session Tuesday, receiving updates and information from a variety of county departments. While time allowed, the commissioners authorized a contract with Standard Appraisal Services for support...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Kimball County Manor was awarded Yard of the Week for this week. After 17 months of COVID restrictions, the facility was needing a celebration. The manor experienced a facelift over a couple of weeks...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 22, 2021

Combines & Semis All Over Banner

Good morning Banner County! The combines and semis have been in and out and all over Harrisburg and Banner for the past week. We have been very fortunate  with our weather so far and hopefully most...

 

Schedule Full For County Fair

The Kimball-Banner County Fair is a little less than three weeks away and the schedule is full. Today, Thursday, July 15, is the deadline for all pre-entries due in the Extension Office. Monday, Aug, 2 at 5 p.m., pre-fair cleanup is on the calendar.... Full story

 

Five New COVID Cases In County

Panhandle Public Health District remains diligent in its fight against COVID-19. With a slight uptick of cases, Kimball County reported five cases in the 14 days prior to July 12. Kimball County has a 30% vaccination rate. Cheyenne County, with a...

 

Kimball's Bad Break

Havoc for a few business owners ensued when a 6-inch water main broke on the 200 block of Chestnut Street. On Sunday, about 11:30 p.m., water was spotted bubbling up through cracks in the asphalt in...

 

YARD OF THE WEEK

Drew and Sheryl Biesecker at 210 West 9th St. received the Yard of the Week for their stunning array of flowers. Having lived in their house 23 years, the Bieseckers have done all the yard and... Full story

 

Kimball County Dealing Well With Prairie Dogs

Matt Anderson from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recently met with the Kimball County Commissioners to provide a summary of the past year's predator control. For the past 13 years, Anderson has targeted badgers, raccoons, red...

 
 By Jan Sears    News    July 15, 2021

THE BUG INVENTOR

Kimball County 4-H'er Giacomo Varra works on his entomology project along with Nathan Rice, UNL Extension educator. First Giacomo "invented" a new insect. He detailed how big it would be and how many...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    July 15, 2021

Seems Like School Is Just Around the Corner

Good morning and nice to see that some wheat harvesting has gotten under way. I feel deeply sorry for the folks who were affected up by Alliance this past week by the the huge hail. Corn fields looked like someone had gone through them with a...

 

New Tardy Policy Discussed At School Board Meeting

The Kimball School Board reviewed the 2021-22 handbooks for Mary Lynch, the Jr/High School and the staff at their regular meeting on July 12. In reviewing the handbooks, a few errors existed, and the approval process has been postponed to the August...

 

Changes In The Sheriff's Office

On July 6, the Kimball County Commissioners met to conduct the regular business of the county. Staffing changes have occurred at the sheriff’s office, with part-timer Brandon Loy assuming the duties of chief deputy. Other deputies are Marla Knigge... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    News    July 7, 2021

Clean Harbors Thinking Big

Clean Harbors is looking into a major expansion at its facility south of Kimball that would involve construction of a second incinerator and could create about 100 jobs. The company released this statement to the Observer on Tuesday from Clean...

 

MAN WITH A PLAN

It all started in 1998 when Tim Hall built a little Nash car and accessorized it with a baseball hat. In an effort to show off his creation, he toured 20 major league stadiums and went to the...

 

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