Monday, August 22, 2016
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Fall sports are in the air, which means it's time for the News-Register's annual preview section. Don't miss this week's edition, which includes team photos and preview articles on all teams from... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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High Plains Community Schools celebrated the beginning of a new school year with a Back-to-School kickoff, that started with a speech from Husker legend Tom Osborne.Even after a small rain forced the... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Aurora’s Messiah Lutheran Church and Hampton’s United Lutheran Church have a new pastoral couple, Rev. Sarah and Rev. Miles Ruch (pronounced Rook), who are now both in charge of leading the two... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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It was a full house both inside the courtroom and out in the hallways as nearly 230 people showed up Monday for a public hearing focused on the future of the ambulance department, including... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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A wise man once told me that your second year is much better than the first.I have certain inclinations about that, especially being a sports writer where the “sophomore slump” is a big deal in a lot... + continue reading

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08/17/2016
With the general election only three months away, it’s time to take a local look at who the candidates are for the schools, villages and cities in the county.The two contested races, not including any write-ins, will be the Giltner Village Board and the High Plains School Board. Opposite of contested, only one person has filed for the Hordville... + continue reading
08/17/2016
After listening to concerned citizens share their thoughts for two hours Monday on the possibility of putting the local ambulance service out for private bid, county commissioner Gregg Kremer said he came away thinking there is a misperception about the county board’s primary goal.Read more in this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading

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08/17/2016 - 0 comment(s)
It was a full house both inside the courtroom and out in the hallways as nearly 230 people showed up Monday for a public hearing focused on the future of the ambulance department, including discussion on the possibility of privatization.The tone was set quickly after one community member asked for a show of hands from those who do and do not... + continue reading
08/10/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Citizens of Aurora got a surprise Friday morning as competitors from the American Solar Challenge (ASC) used Highway 34 as a main drag for their seven-day competition. For details, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading
08/10/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Hampton football coach Scott Klute has a big smile on his face these days.Why? A fresh start? No, not a new school or even a new sport. Just a different variation of a sport a lot of people enjoy.Most folks in Hamilton County are well versed in the sport of football, whether it’s played with 11 or eight players.But six? Hampton football faithful... + continue reading

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Playoff action has begun for 16 two-man teams in Poco Creek summer men’s golf league.Based on scores from throughout the season, nine teams qualified for a single-elimination tournament from the... + continue reading

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08/17/2016 - 0 comment(s)
This past few weeks haven’t been good ones for me to rely on computers and internet. During the summers I have managed to send a column from our Minnesota cabin via a local Minnesota hook-up, but... + continue reading

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08/17/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Growers filled the aisles during Aurora Cooperative’s RFR (Real Farm Research) Field Day Thursday to learn more about what’s going on in the plots from local experts.The most recent talk at the... + continue reading