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I-80 bridge project slows traffic to 1 lane PDF E-mail

Construction at Aurora’s I-80 interchange is causing a “minor inconvenience” for motorists, though businesses in the area say it is having little effect on their bottom lines thus far.
The Nebraska Department of Roads is now in the midst of repairing the existing Highway 14 bridge surface over the interstate and will eventually put on a new concrete overlay and replace the pavement approaches. The $298,000 project will include some repair work on the columns supporting the bridge as well.
“There hasn’t been much effect, yet,” reported Mark Perez, general manager of Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores. “Even when it first started (June 13) our numbers were still going up. After the holiday it might slow down, so here in the next couple of weeks we’ll be able to tell more.”
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Farmers begin tornado clean-up PDF E-mail

Crops were gnawed off, irrigation pipe was bent around trees or scattered across fields, and sheds and grain bins were damaged, but a major sentiment from farmers and emergency personnel regarding the June 20 tornadoes near Hampton was that it could’ve been worse.

"There was quite a bit of damage, but luckily no one was hurt," Hamilton County Emergency Management director Kirt Smith said. "Our dispatchers, law enforcement and emergency personnel did a great job. We’re blessed it wasn’t any worse than what it was."

Ready... set... plant! PDF E-mail

After completing one of the speediest harvests on record in ideal weather conditions last fall, area ag producers had to know spring wouldn’t be quite as cooperative.
Most Nebraska farmers have been chomping at the bit as they waited for the right conditions in order to get this year’s corn crop in the ground, and Hamilton County producers are no exception.
Mike Danhauer said he started again Friday morning planting corn on his farm near Marquette.

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