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Saturday, February 22, 2020
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A pair of area cheer teams performed Saturday at the state cheer and dance championships held at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.  Aurora in Class B as well as Hampton in Class D... + continue reading
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
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It wasn't the happy ending High Plains' Dylan Soule or Aurora's Caden Svoboda were looking for.  Both wrestlers lost their respective state championship bouts Saturday afternoon... + continue reading
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Three area wrestlers came back strong after semifinal losses to earn medals Saturday morning at the NSAA state wrestling championships at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.  Aurora's Trevor... + continue reading
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Beloved Aurora High School business teacher Julie Jensen has spent her lifetime learning and teaching simultaneously -- none of which would surprise anyone who knows her. As she quickly approaches... + continue reading
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Coming off a tough year in agriculture, the Aurora Cooperative is focused on strengthening its root structure in 2020 and beyond, both within the company as well as with and for the member/owners it... + continue reading
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02/19/2020
A controversial proposal to change the way area farmers apply nitrogen to their fields is back on the agenda for the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District. Last September, the Upper Big Blue board voted 16-1 to send a Rule 5 proposal back to the water committee for further study. This rule was presented to restrict nitrate application and... + continue reading
02/19/2020
The Aurora City Council took a step toward authorizing construction of a fire barn facility expansion last week, seeking a cost estimate on a proposed 4,080 sq. ft. addition to provide new living quarters for the city’s fire-based EMS crew. Council members voted unanimously to have JEO Consulting prepare a detailed scope of services as well... + continue reading

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A Navy SEAL who endured a three-hour gunfight in Afghanistan and emerged as the “Lone Survivor” shared his heroic tale in Grand Island last week, turning the tables to thank every veteran in the crowd. “To all you Vietnam veterans out there, welcome home,” Marcus Luttrell began as one of the keynote speakers at the Aurora... + continue reading
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Beloved Aurora High School business teacher Julie Jensen has spent her lifetime learning and teaching simultaneously -- none of which would surprise anyone who knows her. As she quickly approaches her retirement from the profession, she recognized that much will be changing, but the learning won’t stop. “My hobbies have for the most... + continue reading
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Hampton and Giltner girls ended the regular season with a cross-county battle on the Hawks home court, where Lady Hornet senior Sydney Janzen scored a season-high 21 points to help her team win, 48-43. The two teams will battle again Monday during first-round D2 subdistrict action in Grand Island. + continue reading

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It wasn't the happy ending High Plains' Dylan Soule or Aurora's Caden Svoboda were looking for.  Both wrestlers lost their respective state championship bouts Saturday afternoon... + continue reading

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Each year following my retirement I’ve noticed what could be termed “slight adjustments in my attitude, actions, or lifestyle.” I guess we should all be thankful we’re still... + continue reading

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Giltner resident Brandon Hunnicutt shared updates about Nebraska corn to area farmers during the Hamilton County Ag Day Feb. 4. Hunnicutt is a farmer and serves on the National Corn Growers board of... + continue reading