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.

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 …

With several mailboxes being taken or damaged in Alliance and in rural parts of Box Butte County on Oct. 15, law enforcement has been searching for those responsible.

Imagine for a moment that it’s the dead of winter. There is a foot of snow on the ground from a storm the day before. Children are getting ready to head to pre-school in the cold snowy conditions but don’t have a warm, dry pair of socks to put on. So they slip their tiny bare feet into a pai…

Over the weekend was the fifth annual Men in Pink Pool Tournament to benefit Jane’s Closet at The Gathering Spot. This year’s donations totaled $1076. Around 30 people participated in the 9-ball tournament.

High school juniors from Alliance 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. Hemingford students were not able to attend due to a we…

A limited number of 4-H members have the opportunity to catch a calf each January during the National Western Stock Show held in Denver, Colorado. Successful catchers will receive their calf in May 2020 to begin feeding the calf to market finish. Youth must show and sell their calf at the 20…

The Alliance Public Library will host a jewelry workshop on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Participants will hand forge autumn leaves from copper using fold forming techniques to make a matching necklace and earring set. No prior metalworking skills are necessary to attend.

In partnership with American Doorstop Project Productions, Knight Museum & Sandhills Center invites its patrons and the public to a complimentary one-day only screening of “Born to Rein,” a new documentary film capturing Nebraska – in “never before seen” footage -- while showcasing the i…

The Alliance Public Library Foundation will host a new escape room for Halloween this year. The Séance Mystery room will run October 25, 26, 30, and 31 and will add a layer of mystery that goes beyond a regular escape room. This room combines elements of an escape room and an interactive mur…

Box Butte County Highway Superintendent Barbara Keegan has received a Special Recognition Award from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage and risk management services provider.

Share your story as November encompasses National Novel Writing Month! Learn more about this exciting opportunity with Jen Ponce and Mary Wernke, local authors who have flourished with their own literary works during this endeavor. They will share about National Novel Writing Month on Monday…

On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters were called to the Alliance landfill to battle a blaze that has no known cause.

The Alliance Public Library will present the first in a series of “Living Books” on Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. In keeping with the Halloween spirit of October, the book being brought to life is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. Considered the first true science fict…

The Alliance Public Library invites adults, ages 18 and over, to “Fall in Love with Autumn Watercolor”, utilizing a Skillshare video, on Monday, October 14 and 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The Library Foundation will provide watercolor paints, brushes and paper during these …

The Veterans Memorial Flight will take place on Oct. 31. They will host a program at 9 a.m. and leave at 10 a.m. People are asked to stand along the way with flags as they make their way to Denver. They will leave from the Chadron American Legion and travel south on Highway 385. They will pa…

The Western Library System, representing and servicing 21 counties, will be sponsoring an author visit from the award-winning children and young adult author, Ben Mikaelsen. Mikaelsen will be sharing his life stories on Oct 14 -18 at eight school locations and three free public performances …

If you’ve ever given a donation to the APS Foundation, you may have wondered how these funds are dispersed. Well, in addition to providing many scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors, these funds are also used to provide many other wonderful things for students in our community.

The Alliance Recreation Center held is annual fundraiser on September 21, at the Eagles club. The theme for this years event was Catwalk and Cocktails. Event goers started of the evening with a cocktail hour paired with a variety of appetizers including a towering queso fountain and then the…

Head Start held their annual Kampus Kickoff on Friday Sept. 20. They celebrated the start of the new school year by inviting family and friends to come and enjoy a Nacho Bar and to play catch with the Alliance Middle School 8th Grade Football Team. Next, Head Start will host an Open House on…

The students at St. Agnes Academy may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering that blood donors are lifesaving heroes. As part of the American Red Cross Pint-Size Hero program, students are learning about the importance of blood donation and are encouraging community memb…

First National Bank of Omaha, which also operates as First National Bank North Platte, has announced the finalists for its 2019 Community First Awards, said Alec Gorynski, Vice President, Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy. The Community First Awards recognize and reward nonpro…

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The Alliance School Board approved the 2019-2020 budget, which increased from the previous year’s $23,162,512 to $24,214,318. Despite the increase, the proposed tax rate decreased as the school relies on some of its reserves to help it throughout the year.

The Alliance Public Library will offer a free two-part workshop on Etsy, an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade and vintage items and craft supplies. The workshop will present the seller’s side of Etsy and will show participants how to set up their online shop, list items for …