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…

The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) is seeking nominations for the upcoming Governors Arts Awards (GAA), which will take place on Friday, March 27th at the State Capitol building, in the Rotunda. NAC has announced a new GAA award, the Access to the Arts award, which honors individuals or organiz…

The Alliance Public Library will host a jewelry workshop on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will create a wire-wrapped copper cuff with semi-precious gemstone beads. Patrons will be able to choose from a variety of different stones such as tiger-eye, cherry quartz,…

Work has begun on Santa’s Helpers. This is a program that invites Box Butte underprivileged children ages 4-11 to select a gift for every member of their family.

Every year, Keep Alliance Beautiful hosts a scavenger hunt for America Recycles, and this year, Lori White was declared the winner of the hunt, earning $100 for her efforts.

The City of Alliance is anticipating a large accumulation of snow over the next 24 hours, and is declaring a snow emergency beginning Monday, November 25 at 5 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Residents who live on designated snow routes are asked to please have all vehicles r…

On Nov. 7, Alliance Young Life received a grant of $1,000 from the Snow-Redfern Foundation to help send local kids to camp in the summer of 2020. “Our staff is made up of unpaid volunteers, and we rely entirely on local donations to support our operating expenses like utilities and meals for…

Western Cooperative, a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, would like to congratulate Jacobi Stumpff on their recent accomplishment and being named a 2019 Purina® Honor® Show Chow® Top Performer. Hard work and dedication have paid off in the show ring for this showman and their project. The Pur…

Nebraska chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors and non-traditional students who are preparing to enter college or secondary education as a full or part-time student. Students must reside…

The Mission Store, Inc. has announced the 2019 recipients for its 12th annual mini-grants. According to the Mission Store Board of Directors, it was a good year for grants with about the same funding available. In 2018 the Board awarded $41,825 to local organizations.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces their new roadside memorial policy aimed at allowing an immediate family member to memorialize a death which occurred as the result of a vehicular crash on the State Highway System.

Donating is one of the many ways employees at Farm Credit Services of America support and give back to the rural communities they serve. FCS America provides matching dollars for employee donations to non-profit organizations. On Thursday, Oct. 31, Erica Haskell of Head Start in Alliance acc…

A Veterans Day program was held on Veterans Day at Grandview Elementary hosted by the Grandview Student Council. On deck were many guest speakers, including Steve Nelson, Lonnie Little Hoop.

Youth at First Presbyterian Church held a bake sale during a Soup Festival held on Sunday, Nov. 4. Proceeds from the sale were used to purchase items to fill Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at a packing party on Nov. 10.

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Whenever there is a construction project at Box Butte General Hospital, many steps are taken to ensure the completed project fulfills the mission to lead and innovate in healthcare delivery and community wellness. 

Panhandle Connect "Microtransit On the Move", a new service being offered by Senior Services, Inc. based in Alliance, NE, launched their first rides in mid-October, 2019. This new service is in addition to their intercity bus service, Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit, which is the o…

Point of Rock Chapter, NSDAR, met for a dessert meeting at the Rosewood Estates meeting room on Nov. 2 with seven members present. A delicious pumpkin bar was served by Hostess Pat Sherlock. Regent Audrey Hoerler led the meeting at 1:30 p.m. with the Opening Ritual and President General’s Me…

Recognizing an unbreakable bond between members of the United States Marine Corps, local Marines will celebrate their camaraderie with this year’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the VFW in Alliance.

Over the course of the past year, Panhandle Blocks has been working diligently to ensure that veterans receive the honor and gratitude for their service. Since last November, the organization has presented 76 Quilts of Valor to veterans throughout the Panhandle.

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory: During England's seventeenth-century civil war, Alinor, a woman without a husband and skilled with herbs, helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life.

Mitchell Martin, of Alliance, is one of the students in Chadron State College's Social Work 435 Class that will host its annual conference Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The theme of the conference is "Hate: How it Preys on our Fears and Ignorance." R…

The University of Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill education meetings over the next two months to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions. The sites include Alliance, Scottsbluff and Bridgeport.

The 26th Range Beef Cow Symposium returns to Nebraska Nov. 18-20 in Mitchell, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Events Center, with the theme “Moving Science into Practice.” The wide-ranging agenda is designed to be both topical and practical, ranging from headline-generating events lik…

After receiving a $2,500 prize from Boy Scouts, TJ Arends, an eight-year old, heard a calling from God to serve his community by providing meals at the Community Table.

The Main Street Players Community Theater is extending the Halloween season by a couple of days with a fun - and funny - take on the inevitable zombie apocalypse. They will present “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse!” a short comedy by Don Zolidas, followed by improv, at 7:00 p.m. on …

The Alliance Arts Council will begin its 2019-2020 season with a concert experience like no other, combining live vocals with hi tech visuals. Derik Nelson & family are siblings who will perform fresh 3-part harmony arrangements of 40’s & 50’s jazz standards, 60’s & 70’s pop/rock…

With colder temperatures of fall and winter approaching, The City of Alliance, in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, provides a financial incentive for upgrading attic insulation to residential homes.