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  • Pool to open May 23

    The countdown is on for the debut of Aurora’s new swimming pool, with the first splash now set for May 23 and a grand opening ceremony on the calendar for May 31. For... Read More

  • Easter egg hunt in Hampton

    Easter eggs will be there for the taking Saturday in Hampton.
    The Hampton Community Club and United Lutheran Church are teaming up for the event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19.
    Children up to 10 years of age are invited to participate ... Read More

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Workforce salute PDF E-mail

This week’s edition features a special tribute to the area’s workforce, including photos of employees from businesses large and small. Many of those businesses list employees who have been on board for 40 years or more. Among them are Al Wishart, left, and Bob Phillips, who have worked at BonnaVilla Homes since graduating from high school. For more details, see the D section in this week’s News-Register.

 
VR program helps bridge gap PDF E-mail

Jacob York likes working with numbers and he gets to do just that in a unique program which is helping the 21-year-old overcome his disability and pursue his professional goals.
Having been diagnosed with autism at the age of 5, Jacob has learned to cope with the effects of the disease and is in fact among the especially higher functioning for those with autism. Just like the well-known movie character Rainman, Jacob is good with numbers and has therefore decided to pursue a career in accounting.
“I like school a lot so far,” he said of his studies at Central Community College in Grand Island. “It’s pretty easy for me. It involves numbers, which is why I like it so much.’

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First car costs more than teens imagine PDF E-mail

I vividly remember waking up on the morning of my 16th birthday. I was excited for cake, presents and, more than anything, my driver’s license.

I had ridiculously high expectations from watching all of those MTV shows where kids wake up on their birthday and see a cherry red Mustang sitting outside. Eager, I hopped out of bed and ran downstairs to get ready for school. All day, I was giddy and ready to go home and celebrate with my family. That afternoon, I waled home from school, practically bouncing off the walls until my party started ...

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