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Observer Classifieds: The Area's Best
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LONGHORNS GETTING IN PLAYING SHAPE
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New Kimball head football coach Darrell Howitt watches members of the 2022 Longhorns football and volleyball teams work on conditioning Tuesday morning at Gotte Park. Kimball football will open its season 6 p.m. Aug. 25 against visiting...
LONGHORNS GETTING IN SHAPE
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Kimball freshman volleyball players work on weights and conditioning this week. The girls are Grace Moore, Kambree Hottell, Addy Olsen and Hannah Kilgore. Kimball High volleyball will begin its season on Aug. 24, facing off against...
Women's Golf Association In Home Stretch
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The Kimball Women’s Golf Association league play has three more weeks to complete its regular season. On July 13, Week 7 was match play on the front nine, with Shellon Anderson taking home the winning honors with a 47. Phyllis Greenwood earned the top net score with a 34, and both Nora Robinson and Sally Plover won the least putts with 15. Flag...
Tourism Director Rocha Moves On
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Kimball County Tourism Director Jessica Rocha submitted her resignation to the Kimball County Commissioners at the August 2 regular county board meeting. Rocha will continue until August 12 as the County Tourism Director. She has been in the position for three and a half years. According to Rocha, she has accepted a job as the executive secretary...
Grateful For Volunteers Fighting Wildfires
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Good morning, back here in a heat wave. Still not as hot as it was, and people in Texas or Missouri have the heat plus the humidity, so there is that. With a few rain showers that are hit and miss, it was really no surprise that the lightning carrying on Saturday evening started quite a fire just north of us once again. Several small fires, really.
Kimball-Banner County Fair Schedule
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Wednesday August 3 5:30 pm Archery competition (Location: Kimball golf course/Trap house) Monday, August 8 8:00 am – 10:30 am – Clothing Judging (Location: Plains Historical Society Museum) 8:00 am – 10:30 am – Life Challenges (Location: Plains Historical Society Museum) 11:00 am – Conclusion Fashion Revue (Location: Plains Historical...
Time Capsule Found At New Hospital Site
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In 2000, the first grade classes at Kimball's West Elementary School filled and buried a time capsule which was to be opened in the year 2025. No one knew that before the time capsule would be opened in 2025, elementary classes would be moved out of West Elementary and the building would be sold to Kimball Health Services. Eventually, Kimball...
Bushnell Fire Department Gets $5,000 Grant
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Bushnell Volunteer Fire Chief Klent Schnell explained the process that the fire department personnel used to secure a $5,000 grant for the fire department from Plains All-American. Schnell said that for 90% to 95% of the grants he has looked at, they needed to become a 501-C3, but "We never were.. Schnell said he got busy and prepared and...
For Sale: Wheat Growers Hotel
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Kimball's landmark Wheat Growers Hotel, a treasure chest of local history and lore, is on the market. Wheat Growers devotee Ed Avila, a former owner who reacquired the property 1½ years ago, told the Observer that he seeks a buyer dedicated to revitalizing the the once grand inn across from the railroad tracks at the corner of East 1st and...
THE CARTER CANYON FIRE
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A large wildfire south of Gering destroyed three homes as August began on Monday and damaged several others as it continued to spread through the dry vegetation in Nebraska’s Wildcat Hills. As of Monday afternoon, aerial surveillance showed the Carter Canyon Fire to be at 15,591 acres, an increase from 13,051 acres yesterday due to significant...
Here Comes County Fair Week
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With six years of 4-H experience under her belt, Dakota Vrbas, 14, has set her goals and looks forward to a successful Kimball-Banner County Fair. Beginning Aug. 8, 119 exhibitors from 66 area families will be ready to compete at the fair. Dakota shared that she is “hoping to win several grand championships.” According to Dakota, 4-H has taught...
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