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    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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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.

Refuge in the bag leads to Syngenta plant expansion PDF E-mail

The fifth expansion project in the last seven years is on tap this spring and summer at the Syngenta Seeds plant near Phillips.
Plant general manager Bill Hunter III said the latest expansion plans came about after Syngenta applied for two new traits through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide refuge in the bag for its customers.
“The expansion project will allow us to package those two new traits when the EPA approves them and we’re hoping that approval comes before the 2012 spring planting season,” Hunter said. “In order to be ready for that approval, we need to start the expansion project now.”

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