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Wed
17
Dec

Seventy years of matrimony for Bish duo, and still counting

In Webster’s Dictionary, the word “marriage” is defined as the act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.
On Saturday, Doyle and Evelyn Bish’s legal union will have reached a milestone -- 70 years.

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Wed
17
Dec

Senff family celebrates the holidays early

Christmas and Thanksgiving came early for the Senff family this year, as it does every year actually. Deer hunting season may be long over with, but for this family, those two weeks mean more to them than any holiday.

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Wed
17
Dec

Holocaust survivor tells her dramatic story

In his second year of teaching a Holocaust Studies class at Aurora High School, teacher Rod Ruybalid figured the best way to teach the kids what happened was to have someone who lived through it tell their story.
That’s where technology and Bea Karp come in.

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Fri
12
Dec

Christmas melody

Emily Wishman and her classmates at Hampton Junior High School performed several Christmas tunes Thursday night, along with high school students in Hampton's annual vocal/instrumental concert.

Wed
10
Dec

Changing of the guard

After serving 12 years as mayor of Aurora, Marlin Seeman, left, passed the baton to newly elected mayor Dave Long Tuesday. Also taking the oath of office was new city councilman Dan Bartling.

Wed
10
Dec

4R Board says goodbye to two longtime members

This was the last Aurora school board meeting for two of the board’s longtime members. Kirk Penner will not be returning to the table in January after serving on the board for 12 years. Sue Mitchell, who has served for eight years, will also not be returning in January as new members of the board will fill those veterans’ seats.

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Wed
10
Dec

Seeman signs off at City Hall

“I liked being the mayor. It’s just a fantastic way to express your community service.”
Marlin Seeman speaks from the heart when he talks about a community he’s called home since 1972. For the last 18 of those years, he’s had a voice in city government, the last 12 as mayor. That tenure was set to end Tuesday night when he struck his wooden gavel for the final time, handing the baton to Mayor-elect Dave Long.

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Wed
10
Dec

Hampton school base pay increased to $33,700

The Hampton School Board and Hampton Education Association members have agreed to terms for the 2015-16 school year, raising the base pay from $32,600 to $33,700.

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Wed
10
Dec

Balasa named Nebraska music educator of the year

Aurora native Priscilla Balasa was pleasantly surprised when she found out that she had been named Nebraska’s Music Teacher of the Year.
“I was incredibly surprised,” Balasa said. “I had been nominated before by parents, but to actually win the award is a great honor.”

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Wed
22
Oct

Marquette to raise water rates after USDA study

In a Marquette village board meeting Oct. 8, members raised the water rates due to a United States Department of Agriculture rate study.
 The study, performed by Randy Hellbush of Nebraska Rural Water Association, indicated an increase in the water rate is necessary.

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