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  • Aurora School Board fills AD position

    The Aurora School Board approved a candidate on Monday to fill the open activities director and assistant high school principal positions.

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  • Vetter confirmed as trade negotiator

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Huskies, Hornets, Storm advance in playoffs PDF E-mail

The Giltner and High Plains football teams both advanced to the second round with 8-man playoff wins Thursday, and the Aurora Huskies made it three for three win a dramatic win Friday over Plattsmouth. The Huskies scored in the final two minutes to break a tie, then sacked the Blue Devil QB as he was trying to make a Hail Mary pass from midfield with less than 10 seconds to go.The Big Red will travel to McCook Friday for a 6 p.m. rematch against the Bison, a team they beat in the season opener.

High Plains hit the ground running in Class D1, shutting out Emerson-Hubbard 30-0 to advance to a second-round match against Exeter-Milligan, the team that ended the Storm’s season a year ago.
Giltner, the defending state champion in Class D2, had to come back from a third-quarter deficit and hung on to defeat Lawrence-Nelson 28-26. They advanced to a second-round matchup at undefeated Nebraska Lutheran in Waco.

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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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