The American Legion presented Lt. Col. William Glassbrenner with a Quilt of Valor on Jan. 11. The Quilt of Valor Foundation has presented 242,486 quilts nationwide since its inception in 2003.

Kathy Dye and Carol Bauer from Panhandle Blocks Chapter Quilts of Valor accept a donation of $250 from Deanna Darveau from The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7. The donation was made from the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Fund of the Unit that provides services to veterans. The donat…

As 2020 has been declared Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization, we would like to take this time to focus on our great nursing staff. They are arguably the most important people in the organization, whether they think so or not. We appreciate the sacrifices they make to take car…

The Alliance Parks Department will begin filling Laing Lake at the end of this week. Once filling begins, the introduction of the well water could cause ice on the lake to become thin. For this reason, the public should stay off all areas of the lake. If you have questions regarding this inf…

Pictured are, front row, l-r: Sixth Grade: *Isaac Baker, *Jozlin Dexter, *Garrett Myers, Kail Fickel, Jerry Hampton, Alexis Libsack, Chili Potmesil and Norah Beck. Seventh Grade: *Jayda Backous, *Josie Sanders, Macy Brooks and Abigail Louden. Back row: Olive Radice, Kaitlyn Sloggett and Luke…

The Alliance High School Academic Decathlon competed in the Regional Competition, hosted in Alliance on Jan. 13, and in Hyannis on Jan. 18, where they saw success, finishing third among medium-sized schools. The following are the results from the competition.

As 2020 has been declared Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization, we would like to take this time to focus on our great nursing staff. They are arguably the most important people in the organization, whether they think so or not. We appreciate the sacrifices they make to take car…

BBGH is happy to announce at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner Friday January 3rd, Surgical Coordinator Erica Smith was announced as the 2019 Employee of the Year!

Alliance Veteran Dennis Laughlin’s mixed media piece “Chief Red Cloud Tribute” has received two awards in a recent art competition, including silver in the National Veteran’s Creative Arts Festival and gold in the local BHHCS VA-Hot Springs competition, which is also parts of the National Ve…

City Clerk Linda Jines submitted her resignation to the Alliance City Council at their meeting on Jan. 7, as she prepares to retire on March 20.

The Western Community College Area Board of Governors has declared a vacancy in District 1 due to the resignation of Dr. Merlyn Gramberg, effective Dec. 31, 2019. The Board is seeking individuals who are interested in filling the vacant position.

Panhandle Public Health District is pleased to announce that the Living Well with Diabetes program has been featured by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in its Diabetes Support Directory. Part of the ADA’s Diabetes Support Initiative, the Directory is a free online tool to help connec…

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has tallied the results of its sampling efforts for chronic wasting disease in deer during the November 2019 firearm season, and the results show the presence of chronic wasting disease in Howard County in central Nebraska for the first time.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting high levels of flu across the state, which is driving an increase in doctor visits, flu-related hospitalizations and outbreaks in schools and long-term care facilities.

After learning about shopping sale ads, using coupons, and rainchecks, Girl Scout Troop 10202 went shopping and applied their skills to buy cake mixes, frostings, birthday candles, plates, streamers, balloons, and bubbles. They purchased enough to make 15 "Birthday bags" to donate to Extra H…

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse announced that a member of his staff will be hosting a Mobile Office on Friday, December 20 in Alliance.

During the boys basketball game on Friday, four Alliance coaches were recognized for receiving the Western Conference Coach of the Year awards. Those coaches include Steve Gullion, Jessica Kaiser, Steve Nelson and Sandra Pilfold.

The Alliance High School One-Act Play team competed in Sidney at the B-6 District competition Saturday, receiving top marks for their performance of “The Square.”

Gwen Meister and Bill Behmer with “The Mountain Dulcimer,” perform at a Humanities Nebraska presentation at the Alliance Public Library on Dec. 9. This delightful program featured several different dulcimers, autoharp and rhythm instruments with folk songs, a Christmas sing-a-long and an ori…

The Alliance Community Choir will present “The Sounds of Christmas” on Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church and again on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The performances feature the Alliance Community Choir with Gordon Hoff as nar…

Deron Dolfi, a three-time All-American javelin thrower at Chadron State College in the late 1980s, and a highly successful educator in northwest Nebraska and South Carolina, died at his home at Murrells Inlet, S.C., on Monday, Nov. 25 following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 52.

Humanities Nebraska Speaker to Appear at the Alliance Public Library Lisa Kramme will present “Tales from Hans Christian Andersen” on Monday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Alliance Public Library. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the …

Children of all ages are invited to the Alliance Public Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, for a book presentation of The House without a Christmas Tree, by Gail Rock. Rock grew up in the 1930’s and ‘40’s in Valley, Nebraska, and the book is based on events from her life. It was first …

Gwen Meister and Bill Behmer will present “The Mountain Dulcimer” on Monday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Alliance Public Library. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Alliance Public Library Foundation as part of the Humanities Nebra…

Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural business in Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

The District 12 National FFA Organization Leadership Contest was Nov. 20 at Chadron State College. Students from 16 Nebraska high schools competed for a chance to qualify for the 92nd Nebraska FFA State Convention in Lincoln in April 2020. First and second place winners in each event categor…

The Snow-Redfern Foundation has selected eighty-six (86) non-profit human service organizations across Nebraska to receive grant funds that will address disparities and provide direct support for young people facing various economic, emotional, educational, family and/or other challenges. Th…

A winter storm moved through the Panhandle over the weekend, bringing with it ice, high winds and several inches of snow.

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man for arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The man utilized a social media platform to arrange the meeting and traveled to Ogallala to meet the girl, however those communications were with an NSP inve…

Secretary of State Robert Evnen announced that incumbents and non-incumbents, running for multi-county district, offices, state, or federal offices, are able to submit their filing documents for Nebraska 2020 elections beginning December 2, 2019. Instructions and filing fees are online at ww…