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Wed
18
Jan

Ricketts: ‘We can’t spend money we don’t have’

Just hours after outlining his legislative priorities with his annual State of the State address in Lincoln, Gov. Pete Ricketts highlighted several of the same points in Aurora as part of a statewide campaign to get his message out to all Nebraskans.
Ricketts spoke briefly during the AACD awards banquet Thursday evening, where he explained his priorities for the coming session.

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Wed
18
Jan

Storm coats area in layer of ice

A “Jupiter” ice storm blanketed the southern and eastern portions of Nebraska Monday causing schools and businesses to close and making walking and travel difficult.
Here in Hamilton County, a thick layer of ice covered area streets, sidewalks and tree limbs beginning Sunday afternoon, and by Monday morning the region looked like a scene from the movie “Frozen.”
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Mon
16
Jan

NSP urges caution on roadways

The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to be extra cautious in parts of the state where slippery conditions from freezing rain is making travel difficult and dangerous. There have been several crashes already, and conditions may deteriorate throughout the day Monday. If you must travel, keep up-to-date on the latest weather and road conditions, drive slower, and always use your seatbelts.

“This storm is dangerous, and is creating hazardous driving conditions over a wide area”, said Colonel Brad Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We ask motorists in the affected areas to be prepared and aware of weather and road conditions”.

Thu
12
Jan

Historical Society meeting postponed

The annual meeting of the Hamilton County Historical Society, which was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, has been postponed due to the weather forecast. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Plainsman Museum.

Wed
11
Jan

Giltner says no to adding a sport

With a clear 5-1 no vote, the Giltner School Board rejected the prospect of adding an NSAA sport for the 2017-18 school year.
Supporters of adding cross country spoke at length about the benefits of the proposal at a hearing last month, but could only look on as board president Joel Hinrichs brought up the motion Monday, asking several times if there was any further discussion needed on the matter.

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Wed
11
Jan

New ordinance targets nuisance properties in Phillips

Phillips village board members heard testimony Jan. 3 from one of three property owners summoned to a show cause hearing prompted by the village’s new nuisance abatement ordinance.
“We’ve talked about it a long time, but it wasn’t going anywhere,” said council member John Ryan.
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Wed
11
Jan

Griess Trucking to build truck wash in Woodard Subdivision

A South Dakota-based family-owned trucking company will be expanding in two ways when it plants a flag in Aurora this spring, extending its territory into Central Nebraska while also building its first truck wash facility.
Griess Trucking LLC announced plans late in 2016 to build a 200-foot, two-bay truck wash south Love Travel Stops in the Woodard Subdivision and is ready to start construction as soon as the ground thaws.
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Wed
11
Jan

McCoy promoted to NSP Troop C captain

Jeromy McCoy of Aurora has been promoted by the Nebraska State Patrol to the position of Captain in Command of Troop C in Grand Island.
A 22-year veteran of the State Patrol, McCoy said he is excited about his new position and hopes to carry on the NSP’s mission.
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Wed
11
Jan

Pacific Ethanol protesting 2016 tax values

County assessor Pat Sandberg advised commissioners Monday that Pacific Ethanol is protesting its real estate and personal property tax values on the two ethanol plants at Aurora West, seeking a reduction of approximately $40 million.

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Wed
11
Jan

Nebraska State Patrol sex offender registry lists 20 offenders in county

The beginning of each new year, the Aurora News-Register publishes a complete listing, including photo, of all sex offenders currently posted on the Nebraska State Patrol website who reside in Hamilton County.
Nebraska law provides public access to information about all offenders convicted of a sex crime which requires registration on the sex offender registry.
The duration of the registration is based solely on the convicted offense(s).

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