The Alliance City Council members gave new life to the half-cent sales tax ballot measure during their meeting last Tuesday after letting it die at the previous meeting.

The search for a person reported missing on Saturday came to an end after authorities located the body of 21-year-old Sage Cross north of Chadron.

What does the Alliance Recreation Center have to do with poverty in our area? The ARC is a mission-driven organization that is serious about meeting the needs of the community. They are a family friendly facility, providing a safe haven where people can meet friends and build healthy habits.…

The Alliance Housing Authority provides safe, decent, affordable housing to residents of Box Butte County. AHA was formed by the City of Alliance several decades ago to offer HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) in our community. According to AHA Executive Director Tricia Kle…

Lance Tolstedt to be inducted into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on June 12. There are 3 wrestling coaches, 5 competitors, 2 officials and 3 other contributors who will be inducted also. Tolstedt is being honored for his success as a competitor.

The second annual adult prom fundraiser was hosted Friday evening at Newberry’s. This year not only was there an adult prom but on Thursday afternoon prom was held for the residents of Highland Park Care Center and the Hemingford Community Care Center.

The Community Services Program at Northwest Community Action Partnership (NCAP) and Alliance RSVP will sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry with the Food Bank of the Heartland on Feb. 26, at the Fastenal Building located at 180 Brayton, Alliance from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 2020 election is heating up, as more incumbents and candidates have filed for the election. The deadline for incumbents to file for re-election passed on Feb. 18. These are the latest filings as of press time: Incumbent County Commissioner Doug Hashman was the first to file for re-electi…

Karen Boysen - the woman with the big smile who helped you find something at Carter’s Hardware, the woman with the crazy sense of humor who came to the Titanic party at the Knight Museum dressed as the iceberg - shared her story about the length of time she and her family lived in poverty af…

Secretary of State Bob Evnen said today, “The deadlines are fast approaching for incumbent and non-incumbent candidates to file for the primary election in 2020.” Incumbents are current office holders, regardless of whether the office that they currently hold is the office that they are seek…

The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center played host to a business luncheon on Feb. 6, where Dr. Carmen Simone, President of Western Nebraska Community College, met with business leaders to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

One hundred students from seven high schools participated in the Third Annual Best of the West Business Invitational Jan. 28, co-hosted by Chadron State College and the Chadron State Center on Economic Education (CSCEE). Schools attending were Alliance, Arthur County, Bridgeport, Chadron, Ha…

The United States of America is the wealthiest nation in the world, and throughout our history, each generation has seen a better standard of living than their parents. But this is changing. Between forty and fifty million people in our great nation live in poverty, including one in every fo…

Local health officials want Panhandle residents to know that the risk of becoming ill with the new Novel Coronavirus is low and that up-to-date information is available to help people stay informed. “We understand that some are worried about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak,” said Panhandle Pu…

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.