Congratulations to our Free Gas Friday week #2 winners. Ken Maratt, who registered at Chadron Express Lube. Darleen Twist who signed up at Big Bats in Pine Ridge, Wayne Gibbon registered at Dakota Ridge in Crawford. Dan Dietrich and Amanda Kittelman who registered at Team Automotive and Kody Stricker who signed up at Terry’s Corner. All will receive a $30 gas card. Free Gas Fridays will continue for another 10 weeks so sign up today at…Big Bats locations…Westco locations…Chadron Express Lube…TaDa Art Studio and Quilt Shop in Chadron…Dakota Ridge in Crawford…Sweet Bre’s Floral and Gifts in Alliance…Grocery Kart in Alliance…Team Automotive in Alliance…Total Reflections in Alliance…Great Western Bank in Alliance and Cardio Connection Cafe in Alliance. Our next winners will be announced Friday, April 29!
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln, NE—The University of Nebraska has hired Amy Williams as its new Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst announced today. Williams will be formally introduced at a press conference on Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00 am in the lobby of the Hendricks Training Complex.
Williams is a Spearfish, South Dakota native who played at Nebraska from 1994-1998 and graduated in 1998 with a degree in biology and mathematics. As a head coach, Amy has built a women’s basketball program from scratch into a national contender and led teams to Conference Championships, a NCAA tournament berth and the 2016 WNIT Championship.
Williams comes to Nebraska with 18 years of coaching experience, including nine years as a Head Coach, first at Rogers State University where she started the women’s basketball program and led the program to back-to-back NAIA national tournament appearances. The last four seasons she has served as the Head Coach at South Dakota, where she has led the team to two regular season Summit League championships, one Summit League tournament championship, and the 2016 WNIT Championship, while posting an overall record of 96-44 (.686).
After graduating from Nebraska, Williams served as a Graduate Assistant Coach at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and then had assistant coaching positions at Texas-San Antonio (2000-2001), Oklahoma State (2001—2005) and Tulsa (2005-2007).
Amy and her husband, Lloyd, have two daughters, Kennadi (10) and Bentli (6).
Statement from University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst:
“We are extremely fortunate and thrilled to have identified an exceptional person, coach and Nebraska women’s basketball alumna, Amy Williams to be our Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Amy is a very skilled and experienced basketball coach who has a track record of success both on and off the court and is an ideal fit for Nebraska. Amy has built a women’s basketball program from scratch into a national contender, led teams to Conference Championships, a NCAA tournament appearance and won the 2016 WNIT Championship. She has a proven vision, plan and knows how to recruit regionally, nationally and internationally which will translate very well to Nebraska. “
Statement from Amy Williams:
“What an honor to return home as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nebraska. My family and I are thrilled to be joining this outstanding University and the Lincoln community. I am grateful to President Hank Bounds, Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Shawn Eichorst for their confidence in me and I am eager to continue to build on the rich tradition of my alma mater.”
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Women’s basketball coach Connie Yori has resigned after 14 seasons at Nebraska.
In a statement released by the school Tuesday, Yori said only that she had reached her decision following “a difficult time in my life” and thanked athletic director Shawn Eichorst for his support and leadership. Eichorst thanked Yori and said the search for replacement would begin immediately.
Yori has a 475-306 record over 26 seasons as a head coach. She helped Nebraska to some of its most successful seasons ever, and finishes with a 280-166 record over 14 years. This season, the Huskers finished 18-13 and just 9-9 in the Big Ten. They were ousted in the first round of the WNIT postseason tournament by Northern Iowa.
No one has come forward yet to claim some of the $1.6 billion Powerball prize, but lottery officials say they know where the three lucky tickets were purchased.
They say one ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California. Another was bought in Munford, Tennessee, north of Memphis, and the third ticket was sold at a Publix grocery store in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing are 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.
The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment.
The Nebraska Lottery website reports there were five $50,000 winners in Nebraska, including 1 ticket which was sold in Scottsbluff. The website reports the ticket was sold at the 5th and O Eastco at 503 E. Overland. The other Nebraska winning tickets were sold in Lincoln, Omaha, La Vista and O’Neill.
The Alliance High School “Save The Track” fund continues to grow. With recent donations, the total now stands at $132,196.10. Recent donations include: Snow-Redfern Memorial Foundatiion, $3,000. Box Butte General Hospital “Grime Time” race, $2,500. Parker-Hanifan, $2,000. Geneice Walters, Colleen Hashman, Mary Cordell, Judy Sample, Lori Watson, Nancy Sherlock, Alice Montgomery and Cindy Mracek, “Girls Night Out”-$530. Janet Williams, $500. Arby’s, $140.
Left to right: Incoming Snow Redfern Vice President Bill Reno, Incoming Snow Redfern President Robin Iossi, A.H.S. A.D. Chris Bailey, AHS Head Track Coach Bubba Kramer, Snow Redfern Executive Director Stan Bills. AHS Activities Director Chris Bailey says “The “Save the Track Committee” would like to thank the Snow Redfern Foundation for awarding the “Save the Track Fund” a $3,000.00 grant!”
Alliance Bulldog Track and Field Hall of Fame Booklets are still available at the Alliance High School office for a minium $20 donation. The Track Committee will also be conducting various fundraising events at home athletic contests during the winter sports season. The committee hopes to raise $600,000.00 to build a new track at Bulldog Stadium. Various donation levels are available, including Naming Rights for the Track or the Alliance Invitational, running lanes, runways, jumping areas and throwing rings. Gold, Silver and Bronze Level Donors of $1000 to $10,000 will be recognized on a monument plaque at the track entrance fence and will received an engraved name plate on the monument wall of the restroom. White and Blue Level Donors of $250 to $500, will be recognized on the Track Map on the Monument Wall. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact AD Chris Bailey at Alliance High School at 308-762-3359.
By: Brian Kuhn
Box Butte General Hospital Marketing Dept.
The public is invited to Box Butte General Hospital’s Grand Opening Ceremony and Open House Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be held at 2:00pm in front of the new addition’s main entrance. The public self-tour Open House will follow at approximately 3:00pm and last until 7:00pm.
The Grand Opening program will start with the Presentation of Colors by the American Legion Post #7 Color Guard, with Brayla Alwin singing the National Anthem. BBGH Chief Financial Officer Tracy Jatczak will welcome and introduce special guests. Opening remarks will be given by BBGH Board of Trustees President David Briggs, CEO of WESTCO, followed by comments from USDA Nebraska State Director of Rural Development Maxine Moul. The Keynote Address will be given by BBGH CEO Daniel Griess, FACHE. Following his presentation the Alliance Chamber of Commerce will host the Ribbon Cutting . The program will end with the Alliance Ministerial Association’s Blessing of the new Chapel. Refreshments will follow.
After the program ends, the public is invited to start touring the new facility. Staff for the various departments located in the new addition will be on hand in their respective rooms to provide information and answer any questions.
“This will be a great opportunity for the communities we serve to tour the whole building, including areas they won’t have access to in the future due to HIPAA privacy regulations; sterile environment areas (surgery, OB, Emergency Department rooms, ICUs, etc.) and staff circulation areas,” Mr. Griess said. “So we invite everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity to see the new Box Butte General Hospital patient care facility that will serve their health care needs for decades to come.”
Box Butte General Hospital is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Alliance High School Girls Golf Invitational will take place at Sky View Golf Course on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The course will be open for regular play at 2:00 p.m.
The annual Glow Ball tournament will be held at Sky View Golf Course on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Sky View Golf Course will host the Golf Fore a Cure 2 Person Scramble on Sunday, September 27 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Please call the golf course at 762-1446 for more information.
Book Club will be held at the Alliance Senior Center on Friday, October 2 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Winter hours will begin on Monday, September 28 at the Sallows Military Museum. The museum will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please contact the museum at 762-2385 if you would like to schedule a group or school tour on an alternate day.
The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center will close today at 5:00 p.m. They will be open Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Winter hours will begin on Sunday, September 27 at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. The museum will be open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday.
Street repairs on Kansas Street near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad facility have begun. The current asphalt surface will be removed and replaced with concrete. The shoulders will be widened to allow for two lanes of traffic during the construction process. Repairs are anticipated to be completed by October 12, weather permitting.
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Have a great weekend!
KCOW Sports Director and “Voice of the Bulldogs” Mike Glesinger is a guy who really loves The Simpsons. So is KCOW “Wakeup Show” host Jason Wentworth. But who would reign supreme in a Simpsons trivia faceoff?
We’ll find out Friday August 28th at 9:00am as these two titans of useless minutae square off in a round of “Simpsons Jeopardy! Best of all, you can support the Alliance Track Fund by visiting the KCOW Studios at 1210 West 10th St. in Alliance and using your dollars and cents to vote for who you believe will emerge victorious. The studios are open weekdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and all money raised from both boxes goes directly to the fund established to build a new track at Alliance High School. (If you can’t make up your mind, stuff both ballot boxes!)
The winner of “Simpsons Jeopardy” will receive a $20 Krusty Burger gift certificate, two tickets to Itchy and Scratchy Land, and a year’s membership in the Stonecutters. But the real winners will be everyone who supports the track fund by voting for their favorite Simpsons geek at KCOW!
The City of Alliance and the Alliance Police Department have received reports that citizens are being contacted by individuals posing as representatives of the City of Alliance Utility Department. They have been falsely threatened their electricity will be shut off if they do not pay their utility bill immediately. They are then instructed to purchase prepaid cards in order to make their payment. The City of Alliance does not conduct business this way. Customers who receive a call regarding their utility bill should not attempt to make any type of payment. Please contact local law enforcement or the City of Alliance Utility Customer Service office at 762-5400.
Due to illness, 43rd District State Senator Al Davis will have to cancel his Town Hall meetings which were scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 28 at Sam and Louies in Alliance, at 8:30 pm, and Wednesday, July 29th at MJ’s Ranch House in Crawford at 5:30 pm and The Bean Broker in Chadron at 7:30 pm. Senator Davis also has meetings scheduled for Hay Springs, Rushville and Gordon on Thursday, July 30. No word at this time on the status of those meetings.