ALLIANCE — The Alliance Kiwanis Club 59th Annual Stars of Tomorrow contest was hosted Saturday afternoon at the Performing Arts Center.

ALLIANCE – The Alliance High basketball teams were paired with Lexington for the first of the three-game East/West Shootout, which took place Thursday night. The Alliance girls hosted the Minutemaids, while the Bulldog boys traveled to Lexington.

ALLIANCE— Box Butte Development Corporation hosted free retail workshops presented by Retail Coach, throughout the day Thursday in Alliance. Aaron Famer, vice president of Retail Coach, led the workshops.

HEMINGFORD — Construction began on Hemingford School in August 2014 to connect the high school, elementary school andcentral office into on single building.

ALLIANCE— All city of Alliance facilities will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

ALLIANCE — In memory and honor of Beverly Carter, a 5K Walk/Run is taking place on Feb. 28.

ALLIANCE — The Box Butte County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Feb. 17, on the second floor of the courthouse to discuss, consider and take all necessary action on agenda items.

ALLIANCE — The Alliance Municipal Airport may expect to see a change in the primary carrier for passenger air services provided to the area as City representatives from both Alliance and Chadron meet with bidding airlines.

ALLIANCE — Wednesday in Box Butte District Court, Bradley D. Benzel was ordered to do a 90-day evaluation with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Such evaluations are often ordered to evaluate how a person will fare in the prison system, before he or she is formally sentenced.

ALLIANCE — People of Alliance might question a recent mailing from HomeServe, offering Exterior Water Service Line Coverage. The company offers repair or replacement of leaking or blocked exterior water service lines that are damaged due to normal wear and tear.

ALLIANCE — Jun has felt like a member of Jeremy and Bethany Robbins’ family since shortly after arriving as an exchange student from South Korea a year and a half ago. His older brother Bob (JunMo) also joined the household this school year. The family is adopting both boys. Jun was the firs…

ALLIANCE— The First Presbyterian Church is hosting A Heart For Mission Tea Party, Saturday, February 28. The event will take place at the church, 515 Emerson Ave., in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 10 a.m.

The yard next door is home to a huge, black walnut tree. Ancient and gnarly, it’s one of the older trees in our neighborhood and certainly older than most nearby residents. During the summer, robins sing their early morning songs perched upon branches of this magnificent tree. The years when…