• Ice Bucket Challenge

    Hampton students and coaches added their names last week to the list of many area folks accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge. Designed as a way to raise awareness and funds for Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the Ice Bucket Challenge is also an invitation to get cold and wet on a hot summer day... Read More

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  • County’s valuation up 27.3%

    The valuation of property in Hamilton County rose by more than 20 percent for the second consecutive year, with the 2014 total adding up, officially, to $2.82 billion.

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Technology in the classroom PDF E-mail

When Aurora school administrators and technology specialists began discussing which direction to go with a 1-to-1 initiative, it came down to a debate between laptops and iPads.
The discussion centered on keyboards versus touch pads, security versus responsibility, old school versus new school.
The iPad eventually won out, but it took some time and a few visits to schools with established 1-to-1 initiatives before everyone was onboard with the decision.

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Recall petition filed PDF E-mail

A second recall affidavit principal circulator form has been submitted to the Hamilton County clerk’s office -- this one seeking the removal of Douglas L. Andersen from the office of Hamilton County Commissioner -- District 1.

Hamilton County clerk/election commissioner Pat Anderson said Laverne Bamesberger of Marquette submitted the affidavit on Oct. 9, listing the reason for recall as: "Micromanaging county offices, creating a hostile work environment, involvement with questionable sales and purchases of county equipment by not going through the bid process."

 
Madison named OIC in Hampton PDF E-mail

The Hampton Post Office has a new face in charge, at least on a temporary basis.

Cindy Madison is currently running the facility as the officer in charge (OIC), until a permanent postmaster is hired. The process could take somewhere around 30 to 90 days.

"I could be here one month or three months. I don’t think I’ll be here much longer than that," she admitted. "This is just a temporary assignment."

 
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