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!

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…

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,…

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.

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.