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Waiting For A Kidney Donor

Keith Jones of Kimball is "keeping his fingers crossed" in the hopes of receiving a kidney. The kidney can come from either a living donor or a cadaver (after death donation). Even though he is... Full story

 

Field Forming To Replace Erdman

In late September 2021, the Nebraska Legislature approved the redistricting of the Nebraska legislative districts, and Gov. Pete Rickets approved the map. The redistricting is a result of the 2020...

 

Kimball County COVID Cases Climb To 30

COVID-19 has made a comeback to the area in recent weeks. According to the Panhandle Unified Command's last briefing on Jan. 19, Kimball County had 28 cases over the past seven days. By Monday, Jan....

 

Kimball Getting New Electrical Meters

The Kimball City Council convened at 6 p.m. Jan 18 for its regular meeting. The council voted to change the meeting date to once a month. Meetings will be on the third Tuesday for the next couple of months until there is more on their agenda....

 

WORK BEGINS ON NEW KIMBALL STORE

Workers this past week began erecting the steel beams for the Family Dollar/Dollar Tree building on the west side of town. The store is expected to open this year.... Full story

 

Hospital Campaign Announced

Kimball Health Services (KHS) leadership on Thursday, Jan. 13, announced a $2.2 million fundraising campaign to complete funding for a new hospital in Kimball opening in the fall of 2023. Standing on...

 

Troy Harper Wins Big Panhandle Coop Award

Panhandle Coop Association Board of Directors named Troy Harper, manager at Kimball Main Street Market, as the winner of the Roy Chelf Employee Award at the Panhandle Coop Association Annual Meeting h...

 

Warner, Morrison Running For Mayor

Candidates filing for political office in Kimball County started bright and early on Jan 5. Christy Warner filed for mayor and was the first person to file at 8:14 a.m. Other filings for mayor of Kimball included John A. Morrison. The mayoral...

 

City Gives Annexation A Look

About 25 people attended the first Kimball City Council meeting of the year. Many businesses owners had been waiting for the new round of business improvement grants to be released at the beginning of the year. The following businesses – GRI,... Full story

 

Suspect's Bond Set At $100K

William Shane Serrano, 36, remains in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center. On Jan. 5, his bond was set at $100,000. Serrano has been charged with a Class IIA Felony. The punishment for such a charge ranges from zero to 20 years in jail. Serrano'...

 

NEW YEAR'S FIRST BIG STORM

Driving uphill from the Kimball underpass proved to be a problem for this FedEx truck and other vehicles last Thursday morning after the 11 inches of snow that hit Kimball, causing numerous delays...

 

Schools Hope Goal Adds Up For Students

On Monday, Jan. 10, during the Kimball School Board meeting, the board members heard the results of the Progress on School Improvement Goal – which is that 90% of all 3rd to 12th grade students will be proficient (70% or better) in the math skills...

 

New Police Officer

Kimball City Clerk Kim Barnwell administers the oath of office this month to new police officer Joseph Leitz. He started immediately....

 

County Reorganizes For 2022

The Kimball County Commissioners spent the first meeting of the year in reorganizational mode. Reorganization started with the election of officers, which remained the same as last year with Larry Engstrom chairman and Carl Stander vice chairman....

 

Question: What Happens To The Old Hospital?

When the Observer received this question from a citizen, we reached out to the hospital and received this response from Jim Cederburg, chairperson of the Kimball Health Services Board of Trustees. “Kimball County Hospital DBA Kimball Health Service...

 

Kimball Woman Shot To Death

The Nebraska State Patrol released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming that a 21-year-old Kimball woman, Tessa Ghering, was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound to the head at about... Full story

 

Virus Keeps Grip On Kimball

As area COVID-19 cases rise again, Kimball Health Services has made some changes. A mask is required to enter Kimball Health Services, and once again, only the main entrance is open. All other...

 

STAYING FIT CAN BE A KIMBALL THING

If health, exercise or fitness appeared on your New Year's resolution list, then check out the many places in Kimball that will help you keep that resolution. Even when the wind is blowing 65 mph and...

 

Winter Weather Hits

Due to the high winds on Tuesday, the city of Kimball issued a statement shortly aftern noon that the Kimball Landfill would be closed for the remainder of the day Some gusts were expected to hit 60 mph or more. More winter weather was forecast,...

 

Kimball Feral Cat Program Gets Results

Tiffany LaBeau, founder of Kimball's catch and release feral cat program, says she is pleased with the progress of the program. To date, she has had eight cats fixed and vaccinated. Tiffany told the...

 

Happy New Year!

A little luck never hurt anyone. Here is how to usher in 2022 with good luck traditions from around the world. Some practices require a little planning but others are quite simple. One of the simplest traditions to let the old year out and help the... Full story

 

Kimball Grad A Rhodes Scholar

University of Pennsylvania senior Nicholas Thomas-Lewis has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. From Kimball, Nebraska, Thomas-Lewis is majoring in... Full story

 

Longhorn Pride

"So it is kind of like the Olympics, like getting a gold medal in the Olympics. Fort Worth that is the big show!" This according to Dave Haack. While Ernie Hottell chimed in, "It sure made it worth...

 

LONGHORN PRIDE OWNERS

Partners and co-owners of Gabe the Longhorn are Susan and Dave Haack, and Ernie and Lea Hottell. Not pictured is an additional partner, Travis Hottell. The Haacks and the Hottells are holding the...

 

A CLASS ACT

Potter-Dix High School is home to this year's D2 One Act State Runner-Up team and the NSAA D2 State Best Actor, Gunnar Oleson. This outstanding team of Coyote thespians also won Conference and...

 

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