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
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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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
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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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
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

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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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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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The St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg near Marquette has been making quilts for those in need for as long as the current members can remember. This year, five hard-working women made a record-breaking 240 quilts.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading
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Susan Williams has a lot of books. And the best part is that she wants to give them away.When you walk into Susan’s Books and Gifts at 1124 13th Street in Aurora, you see it’s filled wall to wall with books, toys and candy.Williams has acquired an impressive amount of reading material.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading

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11/26/2014 - 0 comment(s)
by Dave BradleyLooking back, no one could really blame the guy.Seconds after the final gun on Saturday, when Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill was answering questions by an ESPN reporter at mid-field,... + 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