News

Wed
22
Mar

Aurora chosen for LED lighting program

The warm glow of Aurora’s street lights will soon be changing through a new lighting program set up by the Nebraska Public Power District to replace the current high pressure sodium (HPS) bulbs with LED models.

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Wed
22
Mar

Penner running for 3rd Dist. seat

More than 25 years ago while a student at Nebraska Wesleyan, Kirk Penner told his future wife Jennifer that he would one day run for Congress.
That day has come with the Aurora native announcing plans this week to throw his hat in the ring as a 2018 candidate for the 3rd District seat now held by Republican Adrian Smith.

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Wed
22
Mar

County board OKs ambulance wage request for fair compensation

County commissioners took action Monday on a proposal that Mark Kubik, ambulance department head, brought to the board March 6.
Kubik requested a $100 per month stipend for an employee who will be helping with faxing and billing.

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Wed
22
Mar

Annual People of the Past lets students bring history to life

The Aurora Middle School building was filled with almost a hundred voices from the past Thursday as the seventh graders kicked off the 11th annual People of the Past charity fundraiser.
Students have been working on their projects for months between picking which character to portray, doing research, writing their speech and memorizing.

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Wed
22
Mar

Solar power project moves forward

Aurora’s new solar-powered energy plans for the waste water treatment facility are continuing to move forward as a lease offer and engineering agreements have recently been approved.
As the target date for construction in May continues to creep closer, a handful of needed approvals have sprung up as GenPro and the Nebraska Public Power District work hard to get everything in place.

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Wed
22
Mar

Annual Pinewood Derby draws large crowd Saturday

The annual Pinewood Derby was held Saturday at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. While the Cub Scouts were the main focus, there were divisions for Boy Scouts, siblings, and parents alike to race their pinewood creations.
The open class was the only division that could make any modifications to the pinewood. Other contestants could only add five ounces of weight, and were only allowed to use graphite on the wheels.
All of the cars had to be built this year, and a car that had been raced in the past could not be used.

Read the results in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
21
Mar

Food Pantry drive

The Rejoice! kids from the United Methodist Church in Aurora will be collecting items for the Food Pantry on Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids from kindergarten through 5th grade will be going door to door around town picking up donations of nonperishable items.

Wed
15
Mar

Polt, Lambert resign from Giltner school

An active Giltner School Board meeting ended with several accepted resignations, including Supt. Larry Lambert and Principal Kurt Polt.
Monday’s meeting almost immediately went into an executive session to discuss matters. Board members remained behind closed doors for nearly an hour.

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Wed
15
Mar

Charter seeks new franchise agreement

Hampton residents will soon be asked if they would like to have additional options when it comes to choosing their telecommunications provider for high-speed internet, television programming and telephone services.
Village board members heard a proposal Monday from Charter Communications, a company already serving 89 communities in Nebraska, including York, Grand Island and Phillips.

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Wed
15
Mar

Phillips abatement process continues

The village of Phillips continued to alleviate issues regarding its nuisance abatement program March 7 as elected officials received positive updates from two property owners and negative updates from a third.
Four properties with three different owners were the focus during the heart of the town’s abatement discussions, and were the same four detailed in February with each one having a goal set for the March meeting.

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