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  • Manor seeks $200,000

    Hamilton Manor’s new administrator asked county commissioners Monday for $200,000 to address priority issues at the county-owned facility, noting that the total list of current needs adds up to approximately $800,000.

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    The Aurora Area Chamber & Development Corp. requested $9,665 from city leaders last week in the second year of a sustainable funding model designed to garner support for economic development efforts from the three largest local taxing entities.

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State Fair attendance up PDF E-mail

The 2012 version of the Nebraska State Fair came to a close Monday and initial reports show that attendance was up 1.2 percent with nearly 337,000 people enjoying the 11-day run.
“That’s great news,” sponsorship and marketing director Shaun Schlief said upon hearing the final count. “We have had a lot of compliments, particularly with the entertainment. We spent over $1 million just on entertainment this year and people were very appreciative of having more things to see and do on the fairgrounds.”

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Seed corn harvest begins PDF E-mail

Seed corn harvest has experienced a start-pause-resume routine at the beginning of this year’s picking.
Harvest started roughly two weeks ago for its seed corn farmers, said Syngenta plant manager Bill Hunter, but moisture levels ground picking to a halt last week before resuming Labor Day.
“We started (two weeks ago) and did about 75,000 grain bushels, but we ran out of dry corn,” Hunter stated. “We expect to start back up Monday.”

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Booster Club stepping up to help PDF E-mail

It’s hard to measure the value of the Aurora Booster Club.
Sure, you can add up their financial contributions to the Aurora District 4R athletic department over the years, but how do you put a price tag on the intangibles?
How do you put a price tag on cooperation?
How do you put a price tag on moral support?
How do you put a price tag on the hours and hours they put in at concession stands, manning the ticket booth, working on construction projects,  merchandise sales and fundraising projects?
“The time, dedication and energy that the Booster Club puts forth to benefit our athletic program is phenomenal. They not only have made huge contributions to the athletic department, they do so many little things that go unnoticed,” said Aurora schools activities director Tim Huls.

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