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22
Feb

Citizens help apprehend Minnesota suspects

Friday’s manhunt became all too personal in the blink of an eye for Kasey Wessels, who found himself face to face with two Minnesota men who had been hiding out in his garage.

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Wed
22
Feb

Police chase forces 4R, hospital into lockdown mode

Events on Friday prompted Aurora Public Schools and Memorial Community Hospital to initiate lockdown protocol.
According to Supt. Damon McDonald, lockdown procedures at Aurora Public Schools are implemented to ensure the safety of students and staff from intruders or incidents in the community.  

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Wed
22
Feb

Giltner resident saved by his canine friend

Every dog owner understands the truth and sincerity of the phrase ‘man’s best friend’ whenever they are around their four-legged companions. Giltner resident Frank Detamore has gone a step further by getting a first hand life-saving experience of the well-known colloquialism in action.
“I’ve loved my dog ever since I got him, he’s kind of my buddy,” Detamore said. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Feb

Aurora grad receives honor in final year of teaching at Kearney

Aurora native Sue Springer (Miller) has experienced a lifetime of accomplishments, but something she holds dear to her heart is her love of music and how it has shaped her career.
Springer and her family were quite well-known around Aurora while growing up as her parents, Harold and Norma Miller, were the owner’s of the local Coast-to-Coast hardware store, which was located where the movie theater is located today.

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Wed
15
Feb

Soup supper in Hordville

The Hordville Lions Club will be hosting a soup and dessert supper on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Hordville community hall. The event will have a variety of different soups including chicken noodle, chili, potato and taco along with various desserts to choose from as well.

There will be no charge to attend, but any free will donations given will go toward the Hordville Lions Club scholarship fund.

Wed
15
Feb

Hampton rescinds abatement order

Hampton village leaders voted Monday to rescind one nuisance order and then began discussions on other potential properties that may be subject to review under the village’s nuisance abatement ordinance.
Following up on a recommendation made last month, the board voted to remove a nuisance order for a property located at 441 D St.

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Wed
15
Feb

Resignation of Giltner teacher stirs reaction

A standing-room only crowd addressed the Giltner School Board Feb. 7 concerning a first-year English teacher and assistant track coach, leaving more than two hours later with questions still unanswered as to why.
Brad Peterson was the focus of conversation, though he did not attend the meeting. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
15
Feb

‘Planning 101’ previews pending 2-year process

A detailed analysis of Hamilton County’s future land use needs is officially under way, starting what is expected to be a two-year process designed to update a comprehensive zoning plan written 47 years ago.
The county’s board of commissioners hired Marvin Planning Consultants (MPC) to handle the project, with buy-in from each of the area villages through cost-share interlocal agreements.

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Wed
15
Feb

Pages of the past worth reading again

The pages are yellow, tattered on the corners and brittle to the touch, but the messages preserved in faded ink are as interesting today as they must have been back in 1877.
Without a doubt, the oldest known copy of the Hamilton County News, dated April 13, 1877, is a fascinating read. It’s been stored in the back room of the Plainsman Museum for decades, until we unsealed the wrapping this week to turn back the pages to the past.
With all the focus on history looming, as Hamilton County celebrates its 150th birthday this week and Nebraska kicks off a sesquicentennial celebration March 1, it seemed appropriate to dust off the bound volume and take a look back for old time’s sake. As co-publisher of the modern day Aurora News-Register, I was intrigued with the writing style and entertained by the candor with which publisher C.P. Whitesides kept local readers informed.

Wed
15
Feb

Home show adds new events

The sun was shining bright Saturday and Sunday as spectators flooded the 23rd annual home and garden show, outdoor expo, and heath fair in Aurora.
“The show met all of my expectations,” coordinator Keith Wasem said. “I think adding the Shred Monster was a very positive aspect. It drew a lot of people and brought them in on a day that is usually a little slower, and consequently we had more people on the grounds.”

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