Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Steel beams are going vertical now on a new Ford dealership under construction at Aurora’s I-80 interchange.Friesen Ford owner Jason Friesen filed a $2 million building permit on the project last... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has begun grading work for a second set of tracks extending from east of Hampton to west of Aurora.The project will eventually include construction of... + continue reading
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Aurora’s boys basketball team will feature a new coach this season.Well, sort of.Tom Leininger has served as an assistant but now steps up to the head coaching position. And one thing is for sure --... + continue reading
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Should Hamilton County be designated as livestock friendly or not?That was the topic of debate at the public hearing held by the Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Commission last week.To read more... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Rod Howe began a new role last month, joining Geneva-based Heartland Bank as a vice president and relationship manager with an emphasis in ag lending.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading

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11/26/2014
In documents obtained from the York County District Court on Tuesday, York County District Court Judge James C. Stecker sentenced defendant Otis Newcomb to  five to 10 years in prison Monday for his role in the death of Aurora teacher Lauren Akerson last year.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading
11/26/2014
A resident of Hamilton County experienced a life-threatening stroke while in the middle of driving his combine last month. Without the quick response of the Hamilton County Ambulance services, Jessie Merkel said he would probably not be standing in from of the county board commissioners telling his story.To read more, see this week's print or e-... + continue reading

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Fore the past six years, Cal and Sara Strong have given their time and effort to help those in need during Thanksgiving.With their B Strong Ministries Thanksgiving supper held at the fairgrounds Sunday, anyone who didn’t have a place to go was welcome at the table.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading
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Bob and Keri Gannon moved into their house last November. They have made “the Newman house”, as it is known throughout the community, their home.  “It is just an amazing house,” Gannon said.Gannon and her husband will be one of the five houses on the list for the Holiday Tour of Homes event on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To read more, see... + continue reading
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Eighteen months after an ad hoc committee recommended that county commissioners build a new long-term care facility in Aurora rather than work to turn the tide at Hamilton Manor, a Waverly-based consulting firm is convinced that the existing facility can and should be a profitable entity providing quality care both now and in the future.To read... + continue reading

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You could say the Giltner volleyball program has been on a roll. A school record for wins in one season and back-to-back D2 championships will do that to a program.The 2014 Lady Hornets had the most... + continue reading

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“On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime.”– Author Unknown.While we may think this thought of Thanksgiving dinner is amusing, we would hope we... + continue reading

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The Hamilton County Corn Growers hybrid test plot, located west of Aurora on Highway 34 on Mike Oswald’s farm, was harvested on Nov. 5. The plot, which was located in the same place as last year,... + continue reading