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Tue
21
May

Heart Beets Community Garden plants seeds of support

Anxious to begin its second year, the Heart Beets Community Garden has already hit the ground running this spring.
Sarah Lyon, Aurora Garden Club Board of Directors member, noted that the garden has already seen its first spring planting day, in spite of the rainy weather.

 

Tue
21
May

PPRI’s education center ‘becoming real’

A vision dating all the way back to 1980 is coming into clearer focus now on the edge of the Gjerloff Prairie west of Marquette.
A historic barn moved onto the site in 2007 has been a work in progress going on 13 years and has finally moved into the final phases of detailed renovation. The end goal, established nearly 40 years ago, was to create a functional education center designed to reflect the Prairie Plains Resource Institute’s very reason for being.

 

Tue
21
May

Assessor to mail out 4,500 notices reflecting change

Hamilton County Assessor Pat Sandberg announced this week that several thousand notices will soon be mailed to local residents informing them of pending changes in their property valuation totals. Find out why in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
21
May

Cemetery kiosk celebrates year of helping people

The Aurora Cemetery has now finished out its first year with the informational kiosk. Designed to help people locate loved ones with ease and also learn about those in the cemetery, the kiosk has been well received. Find out more about the new system in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
21
May

New Manor sale date approved

The official sale date for the property formerly known as the Hamilton Manor as been set for June 27 at 6 p.m. after a sparsely attended public hearing was open and closed.

 

Tue
21
May

DeMoine Adams talks integrity

When former Husker and inspirational speaker DeMoine Adams came to Aurora Middle School at the beginning of the school year he issued the students there a challenge. He asked them to lift up others and perform their best and if they did so, he would return to name recipients of the Lifter of the Year Award, as well as share an additional message.
On Wednesday, May 15, he did just that. Find out how in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
21
May

Mayor says city will be ready to launch EMS service June 1

Aurora Mayor Marlin Seeman announced this week that the city is in the final stages of preparing to launch its new fire-based ambulance service, taking over a service owned and operated for many years by Hamilton County.
Seeman made a few brief comments at last week’s Aurora City Council meeting, restating the same points Monday to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.
“One of the questions we are being asked is are we ready, on or before May 31, to change over the EMS and the answer is yes,” Seeman told council members. “Emerging details will come out over the next couple of days.” Seeman and City Administrator Rick Melcher will be sharing more details on the new fire-based EMS in a report to be published in next week's ANR.

 

Tue
21
May

Memorial Day services planned throughout county

Residents of Hamilton County are encouraged to get out to partake in a day of remembrance Monday, honoring the men and women who died in service to their country by attending any or all Memorial Day services in several locations.
Celebrate Nebraska veterans and their history with Aurora American Legion Post 42 and the Aurora VFW as they conduct services at five locations, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Mamre Cemetery and concluding at 12:15 p.m. at Farmer’s Valley Cemetery.
Flags will be raised at the Aurora Cemetery on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and the community is invited to join. The same flags will be retired at the Aurora Cemetery Monday at 5 p.m., following the conclusion of all Memorial Day services.

Tue
21
May

A'ROR'N Days planning 30th birthday bash

  Plans are being finalized for the 30th year of A’ROR’N Days,  June 20-23. “It’s a Birthday Bash!”  will serve as this year’s theme.  Several new events and many of the favorites will be going on during the weekend. The A’ROR’N Days committee for 2019 includes, front from left: secretary Jody Griffith, Debbie Thompson, Jayne Smith, Chamber of Commerce liaison Justise Rhoden, Merna Yoder. Back from left: Julie Picek, treasurer Amber Parker, Ron Thompson, Roger Salmon, and vice president Roger Scott. Not pictured is Gerry Picek, president.

Mon
20
May

Final day of school

Friday was a happy day for many students celebrating the final day of school, but it was an emotional day as well in Hampton where Supt. Holly Herzberg (left) thanked Sharon Klute for her many years of service as the school's office manager. Klute will retire officially on May 31.

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