Aurora's Aquatic Facility will be in full swing as the doors open for the first time this summer at noon on Friday. Two people who are more than excited for those doors to open this year are the facility’s co-managers, Ellie Cerveny and Madison Farris. Both Cerveny and Farris are experienced in handling the facility's needs together after doing so with last year's summer crowd.
Hamilton County residents will be spending a day honoring the men and women who died serving their country on Monday by hosting services throughout the area. Before Monday’s events, the VFW Post 4993 will conduct a dedication ceremony for the new memorial at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Aurora on Sunday at 2 p.m. At that time the Citizenship Educational Award will also be presented to Aurora High School teacher Brenda Klawonn. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.
Chairman John Thomas proposed a document with rules and regulations for governing public participation at meetings and public hearings to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners at Monday’s meeting. The Nebraska revised statutes chapter 84, section 1412 states that due to the open meetings act the public has the right to attend and the right to speak at meetings of public bodies with the exception of closed sessions.
It was a chilly morning, but never too cold to watch large balloons take flight at the Edgerton Explorit Center on May 14. The facility served as a launch pad for two high altitude balloons. The balloon launches were arranged by Roger Hammond of Grand Island who is the operator of the Central Nebraska Near Space Program.
Aurora Public Schools teachers and administrators observed a great example of “academic and inspirational leadership in teaching,” when Aurora Elementary School’s 5th grade teacher, Amy Wilson, was presented with the 6th annual William C. and Delight M. Eloe Award for Inspirational Academic Leadership. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.
County commissioners appointed Joann ‘Jody’ Griffith as the new county treasurer Monday after interviewing two finalists for the job. “We were very fortunate to have two qualified individuals, and the decision we had to make was difficult because you could almost call it a coin flip because of their qualifications, abilities and skills,” chairman John Thomas said.
The Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees will meet May 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hamilton Manor chapel, hoping to ultimately end with a recommendation to the Hamilton County Commissioners regarding the future of the long-term care facility. Manor board president Kirk Penner said there will be some new information discussed during the meeting, along with the pros and cons of each member’s reasonings for what they believe should happen. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.
Mitch and Sarah (Myers) Lyon could live anywhere they choose in today’s virtual world, yet the online entrepreneurs knew all along they wanted to come back home to Aurora. And they have, in a big way. The Husky alums purchased a building on the west side the square last fall, renovated the third floor apartment and are in the process of setting up office space for both of their online ventures.
“I love second graders because they are a little bit more independent than kindergarten and first graders, but they still think you know a lot and they still love you,” said Aurora Elementary School teacher Natalie Dick. She has been teaching second graders in Aurora for the past 33 years and for her, second grade is the best. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.
She never thought she would be a stay-at-home mom, let alone one who homeschools her children, but that is exactly what Shelley Carmichael does. Carmichael has been homeschooling her four children, Vianna, Julia, Quinten and Ayeanna, for the past three years.