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 ALLIANCE — Customers talked with tellers on payday last Friday at First National Bank-North Platte’s Alliance branch while work crews could be heard behind translucent plastic sheets.

ALLIANCE — High school juniors from Alliance and Hemingford were participants in The American Legion County Government Day on Monday. The program is established to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn about how their local government works.

ALLIANCE — It is pretty obvious that the Affordable Care Act has brought much change to the health care industry and the people it serves.

ALLIANCE — As a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, you are a front line representative for the Alliance Chamber of Commerce at public and Chamber-sponsored events/activities. If you work for a business that is a member of the Chamber or you yourselves are an independent Chamber member you can v…

ALLIANCE — Storefronts in downtown Alliance continue to welcome new businesses. The newest is Clemens Carpet, opening last week in the 300 block of Box Butte Ave. In business since 1976 at Scottsbluff the flooring company decided to expand in Alliance.

ALLIANCE — The jingle “What you need, when you need it, at Bomgaars” has stuck in listeners’ heads at some point.

ALLIANCE — The Box Butte General Hospital Electrodiagnostic Department’s coordinator is Tara Watt, LPN, who has been with BBGH for 15 years. She’s the one that runs the cardio stress tests that aren’t all that pleasant but vital in helping physicians diagnose cardiovascular problems that may…

ALLIANCE — The Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) met Monday evening with the full board updated by staff on the hospital’s 2016 Strategic Plan. Administrative team members presenting were Chief Quality Officer Mary Mockerman, Chief Nursing Officer Carolyn Jones, Chief Ancillary Officer Scott…

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The Krazy Lady Bakery is the most recent Alliance business to close its doors. Owner Gerta Freeman said the building is available for lease or to buy, and she has nothing but praise for the crew she had while it was open. She further added they would be willing to come back, if someone choos…

ALLIANCE — The Box Butte General Hospital Board of Trustees met Monday, Jan. 25, and heard a request from Chief Nursing Officer Carolyn Jones to approve $5,000 in scholarships for college and high school students seeking careers in healthcare. The hospital has offered its scholarship program…

ALLIANCE — The Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) Board of Trustees conducted a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, to hear a proposal by BBGH Administration to move forward with the last piece of the construction/renovation project: The expansion and remodeling of The Rehab &…

SCOTTSBLUFF — Western Nebraska Community College financial aid staff is hosting several student and parent nights throughout the Panhandle, including Alliance Feb. 3, in January and February to share important information and answer any questions. "Financial Aid 101" is open and free to anyo…

ALLIANCE — Nearly a year ago Keep Alliance Beautiful was without a recycling center. Weeks later the organization found its present location and recycling numbers still posted an increase over 2014. A grant award, announced earlier this week, from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Qua…

ALLIANCE — In the early afternoon at Martin’s Family Restaurant, following the lunch rush, doors are locked and seats are empty. But staff keeps moving inside, prepping the dining area for dinner. Matt Martin busies himself with making sure the kitchen area is as clean as he can make it, and…

ALLIANCE — The economies of communities are dependent upon primary industries — those industries producing a product sold outside the community bringing money into the local economy. Having the ability to move those products outside the community to markets is critical to the recruitment of …

ALLIANCE — Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Emergency Department and the Patient Care Unit of Box Butte General Hospital successfully moved into the new 93,000 square foot addition. There were 12 in-patients involved in the historic move. “Visitors are now able to walk in the front doors of the new buil…

ALLIANCE — This week, Thiele Drug Company — also known as Thiele Gifts & More — began its retirement after 111 years of business. Though Harry F. Thiele put his name to the business in 1904, its history goes back to 1888, the same year Alliance was officially established, after T.D. Schu…

ALLIANCE — Every three years, libraries across the state can choose to undergo the accreditation process. At the Alliance Public Library, 2015 marks a milestone, as the facility achieved the highest level — gold.

ALLIANCE — The newest clinic to be established at Greater Nebraska Medical and Surgical Services (GNMSS) is the Gynecology Clinic headed by Leslie Ann Ahlmeyer, MD. Ahlmeyer is another Rural Partners in Medicine (RPM) specialist coming to Alliance. She will be doing clinicals and surgeries t…

ALLIANCE — Box Butte General Hospital Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, with a busy agenda for their last regular meeting of 2015.

ALLIANCE — Though it saw some delays due to weather over the summer, the 9,000 square foot expansion is really taking shape and shoppers are getting a look at the new store layout.

ALLIANCE — In the 300 block of Box Butte, a new store opened its doors Oct. 9. However, the owners are not new to the area.

ALLIANCE — What do you do when you have lived in a large house for years and drastically need to downsize? Open a store of course! This is what the daughters of Cleone Panwitz have decided to do. Cleone decided that it was time she sold her large three story house in the country and move to …

ALLIANCE — On Oct. 1, Alliance gained a new dining venue, as Luigi’s opened its doors. The restaurant began in Texas, and Nebraska locations also include North Platte and Scottsbluff; the latter location is currently in the process of moving to Monument Mall.

ALLIANCE — It’s been just two years since ground was broke on the new addition to Box Butte General Hospital. That time has seen 600 men and women work on a project that includes: 22,000 cubic yards of soil dug for the foundation, 340 tons of structural steel, 1.25 miles of underground plumb…

ALLIANCE — Wednesday around Alliance, Alliance High School sophomores made stops with various businesses, organizations and individuals, including Panhandle Public Health District, the Alliance Fire Department, the Jerry Underwood feedlot, Upper Niobrara White Natural Resource District offic…

ALLIANCE — What to do with their glass was something of a concern for residents who wish to do their part for the environment and recycle everything that they can. Keep Alliance Beautiful now has its glass-crusher installed and operational and is now taking glass for recycling.

ALLIANCE — Mile-long coal trains, rail yard lights visible from the next county and a few thousand workers who cash BNSF paychecks are all part of the railroad’s enduring presence in Alliance after more than 125 years. Though there is little doubt residents know about their town’s largest em…

ALLIANCE — The temporary entrance to the parking lot at Box Butte General Hospital has moved, temporarily.

ALLIANCE — Box Butte General Hospital Trustees will see a relatively brief agenda as they meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27. Though convening on a mid-summer evening may be a good excuse to come in from the heat, the respite could be short with unfinished business and new business only featurin…

ALLIANCE — There are still several months to go before the Box Butte General Hospital Auxiliary can move into their Gift Box location in the new addition to BBGH. They are excited nonetheless and are already shopping for new items to offer the public when it opens sometime in October.

ALLIANCE — The Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) Board of Trustees met Monday evening and approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16, as presented by BBGH Controller Bridget Miller. The board had met previously at a special budget workshop to go into the details of the proposal pri…

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