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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Turf's up at AHS PDF E-mail

Installation of Aurora’s new field turf was completed Tuesday after an unexpected delay in the process. A South Carolina-based crew had expected to complete the lettering work and install the rubber surface last week, though that plan was derailed when some of the lettering materials didn’t arrive on time.

Seniors still alive PDF E-mail

Facing elimination and down 6-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Jordan Hohwieler blasted the first home run of the season Monday for the Aurora Seniors, a three-run round-tripper that gave his team a 7-6 win over Pierce.

The Aurora Legion Juniors couldn't get the breaks they needed, as they were eliminated after two games at this year's Class B State Tournament in Chadron. For a recap of the state tournament and coverage of the Class B Area 5 championship, see this week's print or e-editions.

Drought worsens PDF E-mail

In Hamilton County, where the vast majority of cropland is under pivot or gravity irrigation, there are pockets of producers who still farm the land relying solely on the moisture Mother Nature sends their way.

Right next door to dark green, healthy fields of corn that stand much taller than any farmer, are pivot corners and fields of stunted, brown cornstalks with ears that likely won’t fully develop.

Such is life in Nebraska, in the middle of a drought.

Even those dark green, healthy-looking fields are deceiving. Make no mistake, there’s a drought in Nebraska and if it weren’t for the massive Ogallala Aquifer all crops would be suffering mightily.

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