Friday, January 13, 2017
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Just hours after delivering his State of the State address in Lincoln. Gov. Pete Ricketts spoke in Aurora Thursday highlighting his 2017 legislative agenda. He comments were part of the Aurora Area... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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As the ag industry continues to grow and progress, new generations of young farmers are learning more than they ever have at an earlier age to keep improving practices around Hamilton County.One of... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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It was a busy week for Aurora grapplers as a pair of invites kept them on their toes.The Huskies started the week with their own invite Jan. 3 as six teams descended on Aurora to hit the mats.It was... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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The Giltner Cardboard Town began as a way to fill the summer with special Sunday School projects.  Peg Hinrichs, Sunday School superintendent for the Giltner United Methodist Church during the... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Despite concerns with rising construction costs, local building activity picked up in 2016 with the 119 permits issued at Aurora City Hall, adding up to $7.56 million.That total was up $1.7 from a... + continue reading

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01/12/2017
The annual meeting of the Hamilton County Historical Society, which was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, has been postponed due to the weather forecast. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Plainsman Museum. + continue reading
01/11/2017
Phillips village board members heard testimony Jan. 3 from one of three property owners summoned to a show cause hearing prompted by the village’s new nuisance abatement ordinance.“We’ve talked about it a long time, but it wasn’t going anywhere,” said council member John Ryan.Read the full story in this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading

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01/11/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Despite concerns with rising construction costs, local building activity picked up in 2016 with the 119 permits issued at Aurora City Hall, adding up to $7.56 million.That total was up $1.7 from a year ago and ranks in the middle of the pack when compared to year-end totals from the past decade.Read the full story in this week's print or e-... + continue reading
01/04/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Hampton native Sara (Fagan) Myers received an early Christmas present last September in the form of a $2 million grant for the first-of-its-kind research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.Myers, a biomechanics professor and assistant vice chancellor for research and creative activity at UNO, is leading a team investigating whether an ankle... + continue reading
01/04/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Redemption. Vindication. Validation.The Aurora Huskies, a more mature and well-rounded squad than a year ago, got another crack at the No. 1 team in the state, Gretna, and cemented their name in the conversation as one of the best teams in Nebraska with a 54-50 win over the Dragons Friday in the Gretna Holiday tournament.Read more in this week's... + continue reading

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01/11/2017 - 0 comment(s)
An area rivalry was brought to a head Thursday night as High Plains visited Hampton with each team looking to build momentum heading forward.The Hawks got out front early on and never looked back in... + continue reading

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Building permit totals in Aurora tell an interesting tale for our community, with some good and not-so-good news reflected in the final 2016 numbers.As reported in a front page story this week,... + continue reading

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Aurora native Mitch Oswald has joined AgriGold as a field advisor serving clients in Hamilton County.Oswald, a 2012 Aurora graduate, earned a degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-... + continue reading