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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.
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AACD award winners PDF E-mail

Several individuals were recognized at the Aurora Area Chamber & Development’s annual awards banquet Thursday for making a difference in various ways. The winners included Bob and Steve Leach at Leach Insurance Center in Aurora, the Gold Award; Bill Hunter, Agricultural Award; Marilyn Vrana, Educator of the Year; Audrey Vaught, AACD Member of the Year; Matt Thomas, Entrepreneur of the Year; and Dr. John Wilcox, Healthcare Award winner. See this week's edition for excerpts from their nominations.

 
Shining example of work ethics PDF E-mail

To Helen Jacobsen’s way of thinking, there’s absolutely nothing unusual about an 83-year-old woman holding down a job.
It’s perfectly normal to her, because it’s been her way of life for as long as she can remember.

"Working is all I’ve ever known. I don’t know anything but work and I enjoy working," she said at the end of her shift in the dietary department at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. "I’ve gotten into reading after I got a Nook for Christmas. But I feel guilty sitting still for three or four hours reading, because I know I haven’t accomplished anything."

 

For complete story, see the Primetime supplement in the Jan. 16 issue of the News-Register.

 
Robots to invade Aurora PDF E-mail

The invasion will arrive Saturday in Aurora -- 24 robots, 100 competitors and 102 bean bags.

Bean bags?

Yes, bean bags. And it’s all part of an ingenious competition spurred by technology and teamwork with advancement opportunities to the national and world levels of competition in robotics. The competition runs from 8 a.m. to 5  p.m. Saturday and is open to the public at no charge.

 
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