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4-H KIDS & THE FAIR

The Kimball-Banner County Fair got off to a quick start on Saturday with the archery competition and concluded with the Livestock Sale on Monday, Aug. 11. Between Saturday and Monday, about 150 4-H... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    News    August 15, 2019 

Girl Scouts Troop 18412 A Reality In Kimball

A newly formed Girl Scouts troop has bloomed in Kimball, and they're off to a good start. Say hello to Troop 18412. "Throughout the year, these girls have chosen to learn about topics including...

 

Random Drug Testing Returns For Grades 7-12

Heather Norberg, president of the Kimball School Board, called the regular school board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the City Council Chambers. All the members were present for the brief meeting. Regular business was conducted,...

 

New Business Gets Nostalgic

"I can take a beginner of beginners and they will walk out Saturday feeling like a Picasso." – Stacey Bolin Stacey Bolin is referring to her "sip and paint classes" at her new "pop-up store" in the...

 

Fair A Fine Place To Talk Ag With Kimball, Banner Farmers

The Kimball-Banner County Fair was a great place to capture a couple of producers, find out how the harvest is progressing, and hear about the outlook on their other crops. Many were watching kids,...

 

BRANCHING OUT

Larissa Binod is remembered. And she will be remembered. Kim Burge visited from Valentine to represent the Nebraska Recycling Council and help dedicate a tree in Kimball to honor Binod for years to... Full story

 
 By The Observer    News    August 8, 2019

Going, Going, Not Quite Gone

Bob and Jacque Hill have decided to retire and put their Décor Store on Chestnut Street up for sale, but they say their main goal is to sell the store as a viable business. And that, they realize, co...

 

Kimball-Banner County Fair Opens In Fine Fashion

The 2019 Kimball-Banner County Fair got off to a fast-paced start Monday with the Fashion Revue and Clothing Judging at Kimball High School. The 4-Hers entered a wide range of items that they had...

 

For Some, Local Harvest Twice As Long

While everyone was out in the field, Wanda Hagstrom provided an update on harvest from the southern part of Kimball County. She said that harvest was "slow and patchy, which is unusual for us." She...

 

THE TRADITION CARRIES ON

"She loves me." Nine-year-old Makynna Boettcher is talking about her 5-month-old Nubian milking goat that she will be showing in her first 4-H fair at the upcoming Kimball-Banner County Fair. The... Full story

 

Calling All Longhorns For Farmer's Day 2020

Plans are in the works for the All Class Reunion on Farmer's Day weekend next year – September 25, 26 and 27, 2020. The All School Reunion Committee is working closely with the Farmer's Day...

 

Mr. Patrick Is The Name

Adam Patrick, the new superintendent at Potter-Dix Public Schools is moving from the eastern part of Nebraska to the far southwestern corner to accept his first superintendent position. "People (back...

 

Harvest Under Way, But Not In Full Swing

Gene Golding was hurrying around last Friday, but he said harvest was "not in full swing yet." He said that there is quite a bit of green wheat still out there. Dumping a load of wheat in his semi,...

 
 By The Observer    News    August 1, 2019

Rockabillaque Proves Fun For All Ages

The first annual Rockabillaque event in Kimball is in the books. Amy Sapp, economic director of the city of Kimball, said the Poker Run through the Panhandle had 18 motorcycles and 2 classic cars...

 

Longhorn Building Debate Continues

The Kimball City Council discussed a variety of subjects at the July 16 regular monthly meeting. Among the items was an update on the City of Kimball swimming pool. The pool was built in 1982 and according to background information that Carson Sisk h... Full story

 

A SPECIAL DEDICATION

A special dedication ceremony was held this past week for Jim Reeves, a counselor at Mary Lynch Elementary School, who passed away during the school year. Reeves' family was on hand to participate in...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    News    July 25, 2019

Rodeo Royalty Represents Kimball At Cheyenne Frontier Days

It's an event that draws a large audience from a handful of miles away, including some from all across the country and even around the world. The Daddy of 'em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the worlds...

 

Free School Supplies At Kimball HVAC

Free school supplies will be given out to Kimball and Potter-Dix students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at Kimball HVAC & Air Conditioning, 119 E. 2nd St., Kimball. The supplies come courtesy of U.S. military veteran... Full story

 

Summer Church In The Park This Sunday

Dr. Alan Foutz from the Kimball Presbyterian Church will provide the sermon for the second “Church in the Park” on Sunday, July 28. Gotte Park will be the setting for breakfast at 8 a.m. and the service at 9:30 a.m. Last month, the Brad Reader...

 

Kimball Landfill Offers Money Saving Opportunity For Scrap Tires

Save yourself some good hard cash by participating in the Scrap Tire CleanUp. The normal rates for tire disposal at the Kimball Landfill are: car tires-$6.00 each, truck tire-$13.00 per tire and to...

 

Late Cutting Season For Farmers

Dix producer Chris Bogert said, “We are going to shoot for today!” (Friday, July 19). He thought that he would try cutting some of his wheat. “It is the last of the 100 degree days for a while and we might as well be in the combines.” Chris...

 

Current Missile Work Routine

Bairco Construction out of Lowell, Wyoming, is a prime contractor and has received the contact for replacing and rebuilding the surfaces of the Lauch Facility Contours, which is just basic maintenance and not related to the anticipated huge missile...

 

The Circus Comes To Town!

From the early morning hours to just after nightfall, the Culpeppeer & Merriweather Circus put on a show for local folks Thursday, July 18, in Kimball. As a fundraiser for the upcoming Farmer's Day,...

 

CLEANUP TIME

In the period from the 1950s and 1990s when this little town was booming from the discovery of oil and the building of missile sites, Kimball had service stations located up and down Highway 30 ...

 

Staff Size, Costs Down In Schools

The Kimball Public Schools board of education met for its regular board meeting on Monday, July 13. While the regular business meeting was conducted in quick fashion, of special notice was future financial savings to the district. Much of the reason...

 

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