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Mayor-Elect Talks Growth Issues

The City of Kimball Mayor-elect John Morrison will take the mayoral reins on Dec. 6 at the next City Council meeting. Morrison said, "I want to see Kimball prosper, and it is going to take everyone... Full story


Police Seeking Storage Thief

In an ongoing investigation into a rash of storage unit thefts, Kimball police would like to identify a male suspect caught on a security camera. Police told the Observer that the individual drove a... Full story


Rules Changes For Subdivisions Part Of New Ordinance

The Kimball City Council met in a special session at the council chambers on Monday, Nov. 21, to continue the discussion on subdivision Ordinance #812. The Planning Commission recommended the ordinance, and it was approved by the council in a 4-0...



The Longhorn Booster Club got into the Christmas spirit during Kimball's Christmas parade last Saturday with its float, as the Longhorn mascot read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to some little...



PRCA Lady-in-Waiting Karleigh Lukassen, forefront, and PRCA Queen Emily Whitney light up their horses for the Christmas parade last Saturday in downtown Kimball. See other parade photos on Pages A1...

 By Barb Cross    News    December 1, 2022 

Turning The Page To Christmas; Historical Society Hosts Carry-In Dinner

Good morning Banner County. Here is hoping that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, survived Black Friday, and are ready for some much colder weather. Leftovers are always a plus. I don't do Black... Full story


Search Warrant Issued In Drone Case

A joint search warrant from Kimball and Sidney police was issued on a residence in Sidney. On Nov. 8, the Kimball Police were dispatched to 608 South Washington in Kimball. The victim reported the theft of a drone and accessories, including remote... Full story


Subdivison Rule Changes Get Look

Kimball City Council’s vote to approve Ordinance #812 – which includes amendments to the city’s Subdivision Regulations Section of Chapter 11: Zoning Regulations – was delayed at the Nov. 15 council meeting because councilmen Matt Bright and...


County Looking At Vans For KCTS

On Nov. 15, the Kimball County Commissioners returned in the afternoon after the morning portion of their meeting for a session with the Kimball County Transit Service. An update from administrator Christy Warner reported that KCTS has had 175 phone...



The Presbyterian Church, soon to become Cornerstone Community Church, was the site of the Community Thanksgiving Praise Service sponsored by the Kimball Ministerial Association on Sunday, Nov. 20.... Full story


Hospital Repeats As Food Pantry Challenge Champion

The second annual food pantry contest between the employees of Kimball Health Services and Kimball High School will benefit local families. Kimball Health Services won the previous year and the...



"Ferals cats are responsible for most of the cats that end up in the shelters because most people get their domestic cats fixed. Feral cats do not and just reproduce by the gazillions. Knowing they...


Feral Cats Return After Trip

After a weekend trip to Fort Collins, 25 Kimball cats and kittens have been returned to their colony. The cats were trapped on Saturday evening. Sunday is clinic day in Fort Collins, where they were s... Full story


School Board, Student Settle

The Kimball School Board met in regular session on Nov. 15, and under discussion items, a notice of settlement claim was read regarding injuries that student Derek Kauffman sustained. The notice reads as follows: “Kimberly Kauffman and Steve...


Veterans Get Their Day, Hear From Retired Army Colonel

The senior civics class and the Kimball community treated Kimball area veterans to a special Veterans Day. Master of Ceremonies Charolette Hargreaves and Emma Patterson introduced the participants to...


Investigation Ends At Site Of Family Dollar

According to the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, the site of 511 W. 3rd Street in Kimball passed a Tier 1 investigation. This appears to remove an environmental obstacle to the long delayed opening there of the Family Dollar/Dollar...

 By Barb Cross    News    November 17, 2022

Thankful Elections Over, But Thankful We Can Vote

Good morning, here is hoping that your week is going well. With Veterans Day behind us, we are looking toward Thanksgiving. But until then, November 17th. there is a “Veteran’s Hiring Event” taking place from 1-3 p.m. at the Healthy...



Here are the latest students of the month, for September, at Banner County School. Keira Bolander, a 10th-grader, is a member of One Act and the BCS band. At school, she likes to learn about history,...


Write-In Candidates Had The Write Stuff

In an unprecedented election in Banner County, write-in candidates determined the outcome of the election. Both incumbent Banner County commissioners lost their bid for re-election to write-in candidates Robin Darnall and Laif Anderson. Anderson had...


Air Force Updates Commissioners About Missile Project

Temporary construction easements, new permanent easements for utility corridors, and fee acquisitions for towers sites were the topics of discussion when Lt. Col. Eric Green from the U.S. Air Force was before the Kimball County Commissioners at...


Grant Money Helps State Patrol Bust Kimball County Speeders

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are working overtime to keep motorists and road crews safe through localized enforcement efforts in multiple parts of the state, including Kimball County, according to a Nov. 15 news release from the patrol.... Full story



Steel installation is underway at the new Kimball hospital construction site.  Several loads of steel arrived last week along with a large crane, which will be used for installation.  KHS... Full story


Morrison In; Engstrom Out

The ballots have been counted, the election results are in and the local races – in Kimball County – have been decided.But until Nov. 16 when the county canvassing board meets, all results are... Full story


Banner County Election Results

In an unprecedented election in Banner County, write-in candidates determined the outcome of the election. Both incumbent Banner County commissioners lost their bid for re-election to write-in candidates Robin Darnall and Laif Anderson. Anderson had... Full story


New Housing Remains Key Issue

The Nov. 1 Kimball City Council meeting opened with a postponement of a public hearing and a postponement of a vote on Ordinance No. 807 – for the proposed annexation of the Warner/Substation Property south of Horseshoe Hill area. The ordinance is...


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