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25
Feb

Live simulation creates a real-life career experience for students

It was a cat scratch fever kind of day for students at Aurora High School on Feb. 11 as they participated in a new live simulation called CyberSurgeons.
Cat scratch fever was just one of the many diagnosis students had to come up with for their patients.

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Wed
25
Feb

Aurora middle school history buffs qualify to compete in regional competition

What is the name of the paper-like material made of reeds that was used for writing in ancient Egypt?
In 1815, Andrew Jackson became a national hero when he won a battle for what southern coastal city?
Maybe you had trouble answering those questions, maybe you didn’t. But for five Aurora Middle School students, they fell in the latter.

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Wed
25
Feb

Ambulance department raises rates, mileage

New ambulance rates were approved by Hamilton County Commissioners Monday after voting to increase mileage by another $1 from the rates presented by director Mark Kubik.
Every year the billing company reminds the ambulance service they need to consider raising rates. The suggested increase was 10 percent. Kubik said he felt that increase was a big jump; therefore, he increased the rate by $50 in each different category.

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Wed
18
Feb

Stromer begins to chase his dreams

Feb. 5 will be a day 10-year-old Zander Stromer will never forget.
After hearing an advertisement on the radio about an open audition in Kearney, Zander begged his mom, Rose, for a chance to go.

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Wed
18
Feb

Dvorak merges firm with DA&E

After heading her own CPA firm for a number of years, Jennifer Dvorak has merged with Aurora’s Dohman, Akerlund & Eddy, LLC accounting firm.
Dvorak, who grew up outside of Cordova, Neb., earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and minor in economics from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont and has been in public accounting for 18 years.

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Wed
18
Feb

Emergency responders attend class

The Aurora Fire Department and Hamilton County Ambulance service were trained in a new traffic safety procedure in Lincoln recently.
AFD chief Tom Cox and Hamilton County Ambulance captain and training officer Brent Dethlefs attended a seminar for Traffic Incident Management (TIM).

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Wed
18
Feb

AACD annual banquet set for Feb. 26 to feature new format

There will be a new format for the annual Aurora Area Chamber and Development banquet Thursday, Feb. 26.
Instead of the usual sit-down dinner and awards ceremony afterwards with a guest speaker, this year’s gathering will feature something a little more informal, said Heather Ballas, co-chair of the AACD Annual Banquet Committee.

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Wed
11
Feb

4 resign from 4R schools

Aurora Public Schools will be losing a few veteran teachers and coaches after four letters of resignation were turned into 4R board members Monday.

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Wed
11
Feb

Heavy snow delivers 1-2 punch

Heavy snow fell on Hamilton County not once but twice last week, causing school cancellations and hazardous travel throughout the region.
Area road crews had their work cut out for them when the area was hit by two different storms, one nearly right after the other. The county experienced seasonal conditions on Super Bowl Sunday when winter storm Linus came into the region. Four miles north of Aurora, nine inches of snow was recorded after that weekend blizzard. Windy conditions caused school cancellations across the state.

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Wed
11
Feb

Hampton, area schools discuss low numbers in junior high athletics

Declining numbers in Hampton Public School’s junior high athletic programs is prompting some initial, informal conversations with area districts about joining efforts in a cooperative approach to address the issue.

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