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Wed
26
Aug

Property tax debate expected in 2016 session

Aurora was the first stop Monday in the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual legislative forum series, where local constituents got a sneak preview on some of the issues facing lawmakers in the pending 2016 session.
Concerns with rising property taxes are among the high priority issues, according to Dist. 35 Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island.

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Wed
26
Aug

Central Nebraska Child Advocacy Center brings awareness to Aurora and surrounding communities

Brady Kerkman believes in the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Kerkman is the executive director of the Central Nebraska Child Advocacy Center (CN-CAC) and a veteran when dealing with the harsh difficulties abuse and neglect can attribute in a young person's life.

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Wed
26
Aug

New girls choir to make an ‘Impact’ in Aurora

It’s all about choreography. Four days of just dancing, step after step.
The Aurora High School show choir, Rhapsody, along with the newly formed group which has named itself Impact, spent two weekends before school, hammering out the choreography to this year’s show.
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Wed
26
Aug

Aurora mentors needed for new school year

Every year dozens of students join up with the local TeamMates chapter in order to have an enjoyable experience with a local mentor.  
Linda Ohlson is the coordinator for the Aurora chapter of the TeamMates mentoring program, and she is looking for new mentors going into the 2015-16 school year.    

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Wed
26
Aug

Aurora sophomores interact with New Zealand research professor

Auckland, New Zealand is nearly 8,000 miles away from Aurora, yet Monday afternoon the two were brought together through Skype with help from sophomore biology teacher Brandon Timm.

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Wed
19
Aug

Schmid appointed as interim highway supt.

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners named Kenneth Schmid as the interim highway superintendent at Monday’s meeting.

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Wed
19
Aug

County added to June storm disaster declaration

Hamilton County was added last week to the list of counties in Nebraska adversely affected by the heavy June rains which were later declared by President Barack Obama as a major disaster.
Damage assessments on an additional 16 counties were completed after the initial request was submitted earlier this summer.

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Wed
19
Aug

City warns that continued misuse of recycling center could end service

Aurora City Councilman Dick Phillips brought attention last week to continued problems with items being dropped off at the city’s recycling center, warning that the issue could result in closure of a much-needed service.
“People need to know that it’s free for their use, but if they aren’t willing to press cardboard and put things in the dumpsters like they are supposed to it could go away,” Phillips said.

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Wed
19
Aug

Giltner’s first day of school set for Wednesday

The Giltner School Board approved the transfer of $125,000 from the general fund to the depreciation fund as well as a transfer of $25,000 from the general fund to the lunch fund at Monday night’s meeting.
The moves were made due to some flexibility financially before the end of the fiscal year.
Giltner opens its doors for the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with a 1:30 p.m. dismissal.

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Wed
12
Aug

Aurora graduate takes learning overseas

From the farm in Nebraska to the classroom in China, 2014 graduate Bethany Janzen had the experience of a lifetime when she decided to become involved with the study-abroad program at Wayne State College.
As an international business major, Janzen had a unique freshman year in college after she decided to take the opportunity to study abroad.

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