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18
Jul

City’s EMS plan up for review

The Aurora EMS Study Committee met Monday to discuss the details of the open house to be held Thursday from 6-8 at the Bremer Center.
The open house will serve as a way for community members to answer any questions they may have about the EMS proposal that the committee, which has met 11 times, has been working on the past few months.
A draft of the proposal will be available at the open house, and a final version of it will be made available following the open house, which will include any changed deemed necessary after the committee receives input from the public. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Jul

Midwest Medical touts network in EMS plan

An Omaha-based medical transport company touts its track record in other communities and its regional network of EMS personnel and ambulances as reasons why it would be a good choice for Hamilton County.
Midwest Medical Transport Company is one of three alternatives now being proposed to replace the existing county-owned and managed EMS system, which is scheduled to end effective Oct. 1.

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Wed
18
Jul

Council members review Rescue 28 proposal

The Aurora City Council heard a report last week from Rescue 28 regarding a proposal by a private local start-up company to offer ambulance service throughout Hamilton County.
Gerry Picek, president of Rescue 28, Inc., gave the same presentation he had a day earlier to members of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, concluding with his own personal thoughts on having several potential solutions to the pending ambulance transition.

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Wed
18
Jul

No more digging to be allowed on courthouse lawn

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners met Monday to discuss issues with the courthouse grounds and sprinkler system.
“So we have some issues with the sprinkler system and broken wires,” said Alan Arnett, building and grounds maintenance manager.
According to Arnett, the wires associated with the sprinkler system are not very deep in the ground and have recently been damaged due to digging on the courthouse lawn.

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Wed
18
Jul

Chocolate Lovers Contest new addition to this year’s Hamilton County Fair

There’s breaking news for chocolate lovers in the county with the addition of the Chocolate Lovers Contest to the Hamilton County Fair.
Open class coordinators Dottie Anderson and Joyce Dose are bringing the fun new contest to the fair this year in hopes of drawing more interest. Bakers of all ages are welcome to enter their chocolate goodies and the only rule is that entries must include at least two different types of chocolate.

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Wed
18
Jul

Hampton School Board approves new science curriculum

The Hampton School Board met Monday evening to discuss a multitude of topics.
The board performed the first reading of new school policies regarding pregnant and parenting students, the Nebraska Reading Intervention Act, emergency exclusion, an update to search and seizure policy and other state standards. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Jul

Klawonn travels through Normandy, gets up close with D-Day geography

Editor’s note: This is the final in a series of guest columns submitted by Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn, who is spending a month traveling and studying in Europe.
I met up with another group of teachers in Paris for a week-long tour of Normandy, France. I got to know this group of teachers last summer during our seminar at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, La., and continued to learn from some of them throughout the year through Facebook and Twitter. Meeting up with them was a reunion of friends who were ready for a week-long adventure with Dr. Donald Miller.

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Wed
11
Jul

Wedeking’s vision marks golden anniversary

The late Irv Wedeking had a vision in 1968 to build a permanent home for FFA leadership training, a dream which came true years ago and still continues to evolve on a sprawling campus at the east edge of Aurora.
As the Leadership Center marks its 50th anniversary in 2018, many current and former board members and employees marvel at the initial vision and what has since become so much more than a place to train the state’s future ag leaders.

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Wed
11
Jul

Rescue 28 outlines EMS service plan

Representatives of a privately owned start-up ambulance company provided county commissioners with more depth and detail Monday of a potential solution they say offers a local alternative that will save as much as $400,000 in taxpayer money per year while providing the same quality EMS care.
Gerry Picek spoke to the board nearly two months after debuting the local group’s plan, beginning with an announcement that the entity has changed its name. What started out as Neighbors Helping Neighbors has since been renamed Rescue 28.

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Wed
11
Jul

Commissioners approve new Valley View subdivision

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners held three public hearings Monday regarding both the replat and rezoning of a new Valley View subdivision and a plat request to continue business at the Mariposa Lake subdivision.
Planning and zoning administrator Scott Stuhr approached the board first with the Valley View Recreational Association’s request for a preliminary replat to create the Valley View fourth subdivision located in part of the Valley View area approximately 2-1/2 miles north of Marquette. Once approved the land would be able to be used for residential purposes.

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