KCOW, Double Q Country and Panhandle Post News has received word of a possible scam in Box Butte County. According to the Sheriff’s Department, There is a black, newer, crew cab truck, with no license plates, showing up door to door to people’s homes stating they can sell cheaper asphalt than anyone else in the area and they will redo your driveway. Reports have been happening all over Box Butte County. If someone does come to your door ask for references, ask good questions, and please call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 308-762-6464.
Panhandle Post News has received information regarding a recent audit of the Nebraska Brand Committee based in Alliance, by the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office. According to other media sources the audit mentioned several deficiencies of the Nebraska Brand Committee including misuse of State Vehicles, proof of ownership and back-dated forms.
The report states the committee was audited for 18 total issues which included receipt procedures, payroll issues and leave balances.
Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen told KNEB Radio in Scottsbluff that he was dissappointed in the proof of ownership discrepancy…Janssen said “Proof of ownership is a big deal. I think that is what the Brand Inspection Committee was set up for back in 1941, so people weren’t bringing in other people’s cattle and getting paid for them. It is somewhat disappointing to see since that is your purpose.”
The audit is now at the Attorney General’s Office, where misdemeanor charges could be filed.
The Alliance “Save the Track” fund has now grown to over $233,000.00 thanks to 2 recent donations of $15,000.00. The Alliance High School Booster Club gave a donation of $10,000.00 and Dan and Sharla King donated $5,000.00. Dan King recently won the Alliance Lions Club Lottery Grand Prize and donated the entire amount to the track fund. The latest donations have now pushed the total to over $233,000.00 towards the goal of $600,000.00 to build a new, all weather track at Bulldog Stadium. The track committee continues to raise funds and solicit donations. Various levels are available to anyone who would like to make a donation. Please contact George Clear at Alliance High School at 308-762-3359. The Track Committee has several events planed for the upcoming school year.
Pictured front row from left: Dan and Sharla king, Sarah Glesinger Michelle Robinson, Steve Nelson. Back row from left: Greg Freisen, Debbie Wilson, Trista and Steve Hopp George Clear.
From left: Dan and Sharla King, Greg Friesen, Sarah Glesinger, Michelle Robinson, George Clear and Steve Nelson.
Chadron State Senior and Ogallala native Laramie Schlichtemeier was crowned 2017 Miss Rodeo Nebraska on Wednesday night during pageant competition in North Platte. Carly Woerman of North Bend, who was Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2014, was named first runner-up. Contestants were judged in various categories during 4 days of competition. Schlichtemeier won horsemanship, speech, personality, photogenics and congeniality.
Schlichtemeier received numerous prizes including scholarships, a tiara, a saddle, a buckle, chaps, tack and jewelry, among many other items.
She will remain in-waiting until January. Emily Taylor, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2016, will compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant at the end of this year. Laramie plans to graduate in December with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in agri-business. In the interim she will prepare for her year as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and will fill in at events when Emily Taylor is unable to attend.
Laramie is the daughter of Jeff and Shari Schlichtemeier of Ogallala and the granddaughter of Gary and Nadine Schlichtemeier of Alliance.
Here are the week 10 “Free Gas Friday” winners…Congratulations to Shirley Peters of Chadron who registered at TaDa Art Studio and Quilt Shop, Mike Halverson of Hot Springs who registered at Big Bats in Hot Springs, Sherrie Emerson of Crawford who registered at Chadron Express Lube, Becky Potmesil of Alliance who registered at Westco Main Station, Melissa Stricker of Alliance who registered at Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts and Connie Hicks of Alliance who registered at Team Automotive. Each will receive a $30 gas card. We have 2 weeks remaining in this contest, so sign up today at any Big Bats location or any Westco location. Dakota Ridge in Crawford, Express Lube or TaDa Art Studio & Quilt Shop in Chadron or Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts, The Grocery Kart, Team Automotive, Total Reflections, Cardio Connection Cafe or Great Western Bank in Alliance.
Here are the latest round of winners in week 9 of our “Free Gas Friday” giveaway…Congratulations goes to Sylvia Yellow Thunder of Hot Springs, who registered at Big Bats in Hot Springs. Jennifer Sorensen of Chadron, who registered at TaDa Art Studio and Quilt Shop in Chadron. Ryan Shield of Chadron, registered at Chadron Express Lube. Ronie Fernandez of Alliance, registered at Total Reflections. Judy Sample of Alliance, registered at Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts and Larry Curtiss of Alliance, who registered at Westco Main Station. Each winner will receive a $30 gas card. Sign up today for our next drawing June 17. Register at any Westco location or Big Bats location, Express Lube or TaDa Art Studio and Quilt Shop in Chadron, Great Western Bank, Cardio Connection Cafe, Total Reflections, Team Automotive, Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts or the Grocery Kart in Alliance, and Dakota Ridge in Crawford.
Here are the week #6 “Free Gas Friday” winners from Double Q Country, KCOW and B 94.7. Jeremy Pfeiffer , who registered at KC’s, Janet Walker, registered at Westco Main Station, Richard Mueller, signed up at Cardio Connection Cafe, Sandy Jersild, signed up at Chadron Express Lube, Terri Wait, registered at TaDa Art Studio and Connie Huckfeldt registered at Big Bats in Chadron. They all win $30 gas cards. Register today at any of our sponsors…Big Bats locations, Westco Locations, TaDa Art Studio and Express Lube in Chadron. Great Western Bank, Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts, Grocery Kart, Cardio Connection Cafe, Total Reflections and Team Automotive in Alliance and Dakota Ridge in Crawford. “Free Gas Friday” will continue for another 6 weeks so sign up today and be sure to listen to Double Q Country 97.5 and 105.9 FM on Fridays between 10 am and 3 pm when we will announce the latest winners!
The Alliance Junior Spartan baseball team will host a weekend tournament at Bower/Shankland Field in Alliance. On Saturday, May 21 UPS employees will be staffing the concession stand. They are using their safe driving incentive award to purchase supplies for the concessions and will also be holding a raffle for the Alliance Spartans. The items up for raffle include an autographed Trevor Story baseball, Peterson Drug gift basket and a $25 Grocery Kart gift card. All proceeds will benefit the Alliance Spartans. Below is the schedule of games for the weekend.
Friday May 20
7:00 Alliance vs. Martin
Saturday May 21
11:00 Bridgeport vs. Morrill
1:30 Torrington vs. Morrill
4:00 Torrington vs. Casper
6:30 Alliance vs. Casper
Sunday May 22
9:30 Casper vs. Morrill
12.00 Martin vs. Torrington
2:30 Bridgeport vs. Martin
5:00 Alliance vs. Bridgeport
In an effort to improve our community’s aesthetic appeal, we would like to remind you that vehicle parking is no longer allowed in the curb strip (parkade) area.
The Carhenge Pit Stop will officially open for the summer Friday, May 13 just in time for family and friends arriving for graduation! The Pit Stop is open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week throughout the entire summer!
The Alliance Public Library Concert Series will feature St. John’s Brass Ensemble on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the library rose garden. Bring your lawn chairs and enter the garden on the east side of the library. Refreshments will be provided.
A card party will be held at the Alliance Senior Center at 212 Yellowstone on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m.
In an effort to provide maximum visibility for pedestrians and motorists, approval must be obtained from the Cultural and Leisure Services Director prior to planting vegetation in the curb strip area. Only ornamental annual and perennial plants and grasses with a maximum height of 36 inches or less may be planted in the curb strip area. Trees in the curb strip are restricted by variety due to clearance and line of site issues. A list of approved trees that have been recommended for western Nebraska by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is available on the City of Alliance website under the Living In tab.
This concludes the Activity Report brought to you by the City of Alliance, working to “Build the Best Hometown in America!”
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Have a great weekend!
From left, are Alliance High School principal and Alliance ‘Save the Track’ committee member George Clear, NAPA’s Dale Sherlock, Justin Koke, Tyler Koke, Helen Iossi and NAPA’s Ray Zuniga. (photo by Kyle Cummings, Alliance Times Herald)
Kokes Napa Auto, Farm and Truck of Alliance and Bridgeport presented a check for $1,000 to the Alliance Save the Track Committee following a fundraiser event which had been going on for the past 2 months. Kokes donated an Air Boss, 26 gallon air compressor, valued at $690, with all the raffle proceeds going to the Track Fund. The winning ticket was drawn late last week with the prize going to Helen Iossi of Alliance. With several more recent donations, the Track Fund continues to grow and now stands at approximately $250,000.00. The goal of the Track Committee is $600,000.00 to build a new 8 lane, all weather track at Bulldog Stadium. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact George Clear at Alliance High School at 308-762-3359. Various donation levels are available, including Naming Rights for the Track or Alliance Invite. Running Lanes, Throwing Rings, Runways and Jump Pits. Donors will also be recognized on a Monument Plaque which will be placed at the track entrance.
Justin Koke (left) of NAPA Auto Parts — Kokes Inc., presents AHS principal and Alliance ‘Save the Track’ committee member George Clear (center) with a $1,000 check. Also pictured is Tyler Koke. (photo by Kyle Cummings, Alliance Times Herald)