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 By Jessica Rocha    Opinion    November 7, 2019 

'Visit Kimball' With Jessica

Hello Kimball! Let me introduce myself – my name is Jessica Rocha, and I am the Tourism Director for Kimball County. I have decided that it might be nice if we are able to give the community a little update on the Kimball County Visitor...

 
 By Amy Sapp    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Kimball Incentives: Your Building Is The Face Of Your Business

For over a decade the City of Kimball has had a program to assist local businesses with fixing a variety of projects on the outside of their building. Those that used the program prior to 2017 would refer to the program as Main Street Improvement...

 
 By Dakota Kuhns    Opinion    April 11, 2019

It's The Little Things

In a world of negativity when it comes to raising our children and how the younger generation is raised in a different life, not having to work for things, no manners, along with other ideas that are upsetting to many in older generations. A small...

 

2019 Farmers Day Committee On Track For September

Dear Editor, Hello Kimball, the 2019 Kimball Farmers Day activities will take place September 27–29. In addition to the main Farmers Day Events in September, the committee will host a fundraiser this summer to raise funds for all the activities....

 

Jock Talk

I enjoyed being a part of the Kimball boys win over Morrill this past Monday night in a game held at the Scottsbluff gym. Both schools had a good following and tournament atmosphere always adds a bit extra. The Kimball Cheer Team, under the...

 

What A Week For Area High School Sports

An interesting and exciting week of area High School sports. I, and all of you fans, were treated to some unusual scores and other happenings. Pine Bluffs came to Kimball on a Tuesday evening and once again both their girls and boys are having great...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament of 2019 is in the books and it played out just like it was supposed to with the number one seeded teams winning it all. The Mitchell girls and the...

 

Jock Talk

Kimball’s Mike Daum had another big week of basketball as he led his South Dakota State team to wins over North Dakota State and the Omaha Mavericks. His Jackrabbitts won over North Dakota State, 87-69, and Mike had 30 points, shooting 11/15 from...

 

Wild Horse Rights And The Story Of Frank Robbins

For nearly a century, the U.S. Government, American Wild Horse Campaign, and many others have fought for and against the rights of wild horses roaming the Red Desert of Wyoming. A Wyoming Federal Cour...

 

Jock Talk

With the Christmas break behind us, the winter sports action returns and Kimball High is going to be very busy. They got things going this past week and it is even busier this week. This past Tuesday Kimball hosted Potter-Dix for basketball although...

 

The Calm Before The Storm In Nebraska Politics

Now that the New Year has finally arrived, it is safe to say that this is the calm before the storm. The new biennium Session is scheduled to begin on Jan. 9, so the political fireworks are about to begin. There will be several hotly contested bills...

 
 By Jim Orr    Opinion    December 27, 2018

So Glad To Be Back In The Nebraska Panhandle

Greetings, Western Nebraska Observer readers. I’m Jim Orr, the new publisher of your hometown newspaper. Some of you might recall when I filled in here -- right here in Kimball, right here in the Observer office -- as interim manager for about a mo...

 

Roughin' It

As I sit here in disbelief that the year has almost come to an end, I question many things in my life and choices and decisions I have made over the last several months and the last year. I have had the opportunity to grow as a person and meet more...

 

Jock Talk

A good weekend for Kimball High athletes and their respective teams.The Kimball High girls won both of their games against Perkins County and Morrill and are now 3-1.The boys split their weekend losing to Perkins County after leading until late in...

 

Jock Talk

Kimball High got the winter sports season underway this past week with their wrestling team going to Bayard for dual action on Thursday and to Akron, Colorado on Saturday for a tournament. Here at home, the basketball teams played host to a four...

 

Sheriff's Corner

One word…. Civility. Politics have gotten so out of hand this year and so much hatred abound on both sides. Politics have never been so bad. I watched a show on the Smithsonian Channel the other night where it showed the debate between John F...

 

LTTE: Thanks for the years

Thank you, the people of Kimball County, for giving me the honor of serving you the past four years as a Kimball County Commissioner. I worked to do the best job possible, considering the vastness of the reaches of the county programs. While working...

 

LTTE: Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Board would like to thank all who make our flights for Veterans possible. We could not do any of this without all of you. We extend our appreciation to the Patriot Guard Riders of NE and CO, American Legion Riders of NE and CO, Tim...

 

Randomly Tonia

Though we should express gratitude as often as we feel grateful, this is the time of year that we focus on thanksgiving – not the holiday, but the action. Each year, as my family and friends gather, I experience awe at those around me and how...

 

Jock Talk

The Kimball junior high winter sports is still underway and entertaining you fans, but the Kimball High School sports is ready to bust loose this next week with the basketball teams headed to Gering and I am not sure what format they will use. I...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference released their football and volleyball All Conference selections for this season this past week. Kimball garnered several honors including senior Zane Anthony being named the 8-man Offensive Player of the Year! Zane was...

 

Jock Talk

Junior High winter sports are underway to keep you Kimball sports fans occupied until the High School seasons get underway. The junior high girl’s basketball team will entertain Gering this afternoon (Thursday) with game time at 3 p.m., and the...

 

Jock Talk

All of the local High School sports for the Fall season are over with exception of volleyball and the Kimball High Lady Longhorns will move into sub-district tournament play on Monday at Scottsbluff, but at the time of this writing, the pairings had...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Farmer’s Day Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered, participated and enjoyed all the events last weekend. We hope everyone liked having more events downtown and the gorgeous weather this year! Without the City’s...

 

Letter to the Editor

I would like to say Thank You to everyone who voted for me in the primary election for City Council. I feel when you are elected to serve in office you need to be able to commit 100%. Due to unforeseen health reasons, I have withdrawn my name from...

 

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