Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Observer Wins 10 State Awards, 3rd In General Excellence

The Western Nebraska Observer ranks among the top three newspapers of its class in general excellence statewide for the third time in four years.

The Observer regained this distinction when winners were announced Saturday in Lincoln for the Nebraska Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The Observer won 10 awards in Division B, its highest total during a four year run of strong showings.

Publisher Jim Orr and reporter/photographer Daria Anderson-Faden both received multiple awards with some firsts sprinkled in to underline the Observer’s third place status in general excellence....