Friday, March 22, 2019
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Aurora Middle School students got a workout and learned some valuable life lessons Friday while loading up bottled water donated by local residents as part of a regional flood relief effort. This... + continue reading
Friday, March 22, 2019
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Emergency personnel responded to two one-vehicle accidents Friday in the Aurora area. The first involved a car colliding with a skid steer in the Cottage Park neighborhood early in the morning. Less... + continue reading
Friday, March 22, 2019
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Both Giltner and High Plains' track teams competed in their first outdoor track meet of the season Thursday at the Merrick County Invite at Central City. The two area teams had several... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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In the choice between football and basketball, Aurora senior Cade Reichardt took hoops.  Reichardt signed his letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to continue his academic and basketball... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Edgerton Explorit Center welcomes two new permanent exhibits to its hands-on experience. Both staff and the board of directors are always on the lookout for exhibits that feature science,... + continue reading

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03/20/2019
Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers provided commissioners with an update on special election costs Monday after the completion of the special recall election involving the District 4 commissioner seat. “It’s good for us to have some idea of cost associated with various things,” said Chairman Rich Nelson. “I had a total of... + continue reading
03/20/2019
The selling price for Hamilton County ag land has dropped for a fourth consecutive year. Hamilton County Assessor Pat Sandberg reported this week that ag land valuations have been leveling off since spiking by more than 30 percent in 2015, though she said the impact on area farmers won’t be known until budgets are set in July and August... + continue reading

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Water levels rose throughout the area during what some are calling historically catastrophic flood conditions statewide, though local sources report that Hamilton County “dodged a bullet,” at least for now. Area schools were cancelled due to snow and heavy winds on Thursday, and by Friday the focus shifted to rising water levels along... + continue reading
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The highly-anticipated Aurora High School musical, Footloose, takes the stage this week to entertain the masses and bring joy for a three-day stretch. With shows running Thursday through Saturday, almost all will have a chance to see some of their favorite Huskies dance and sing their way through a well-loved classic that they have been rehearsing... + continue reading
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Ethan and Emily Wishman didn’t have far to travel, literally or figuratively, when they rehearsed their speech duet based on the story of Hansel and Gretel. The Hampton duo are brother and sister, as are Hansel and Gretel of literary fame, which made it natural to portray a sense of sibling rivalry. “Their story is usually boring so... + continue reading

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Both Giltner and High Plains' track teams competed in their first outdoor track meet of the season Thursday at the Merrick County Invite at Central City. The two area teams had several... + continue reading

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Local residents have an opportunity next week to better understand the pending transition of countywide ambulance services as city leaders make plans to take over what has previously been a county-... + continue reading

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For the Huenefeld family traditional organic farming is more than just a job, it is a way of life. What started 32 years ago as certified organic farming has expanding into how they raise their dairy... + continue reading