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May

Hupf, Seeman advance in race to be Aurora mayor

Former mayor Marlin Seeman and former city councilman Phil Hupf advanced to the general election in the race for Aurora mayor by defeating local businessman Stan Valasek in Tuesday’s primary election.
Seeman was the top vote-getter, with 659 total votes compared to 325 for Hupf and 68 for Valasek.

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16
May

Richter downs Kinsey in Dist. 1

Incumbent Becky Richter retained her County Commissioner District 1 seat with a win over challenger Rich Kinsey in Tuesday’s primary election.
Unofficial results posted at the Hamilton County Courthouse Tuesday evening showed Richter with 265 votes and Kinsey with 184.

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16
May

Nunnenkamp ousts Bergen for Dist. 5 county board seat

The County Commissioner District 5 race was won by Roger Nunnenkamp during Tuesday’s primary election.
The preliminary grand totals showed Nunnenkamp with 217 votes, Tim Bergen with 138 and Ivan Hongsermeier with 129.

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Wed
16
May

Smith defeats Penner in 3rd Dist. Congressional race

Six-term incumbent Adrian Smith defeated Aurora businessman Kirk Penner Tuesday in the Republican primary election for Nebraska’s Third District Congressional seat.
With 99 percent of the precincts reported, Smith was declared the unofficial winner.

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Wed
16
May

Krug touches on integrity, boldness at National Day of Prayer Breakfast

Sam Krug, general manager and director of spiritual formation at Preferred Popcorn, spoke to a National Day of Prayer crowd of nearly 100 at The Leadership Center May 3 about what it will take to bring unity back to America.
Krug spent 20 years in Christian education, expecting God to send him to Africa, the ghetto or somewhere else desperately in need of the gospel, but he and his wife Laura found instead that God wanted them to move back to Chapman and work for the family business.

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Wed
16
May

Aurora firefighters bring valuable lessons home from Indianapolis

The day after returning from a firefighter’s training conference in Indianapolis where they learned the latest emergency extraction techniques, Aurora fire crews were putting that new knowledge to use at the scene of a 22-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80.
Jeff Schneider, a captain on the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and one of four local crew members to attend this year’s Fire Department Instructor’s Course, said that kind of hands-on, high-level training is invaluable.

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Wed
16
May

City council OKs plans for several community celebrations

The Aurora City Council approved requests last week for several events tied to community celebrations and also learned about a new Bands on the Bricks series expected to debut in July.
Councilman Paul Lackore announced during committee reports that the Parks and Recreation Committee has been working with the new Aurora Chamber of Commerce Board regarding details of a six-week series of concerts set to begin July 6.

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Wed
16
May

A blueprint for Nebraska

A group of Nebraska leaders representing business, agriculture, government and higher education announced Friday the formation of Blueprint Nebraska, a statewide coalition that will develop a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity as Nebraska looks to its next 150 years and beyond.
Aurora native Jayne Mann Smith, one of the project’s steering committee members, said she is excited to be part of the process.
“I think it’s going to be a very eye-opening project,” she said. “It will be interesting to see how much we all have in common from east to west, rural to urban.”

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Wed
16
May

Council learns of plans for alternative EMS solution

Gerry Picek informed the Aurora City Council last week of his plans to help lead a newly formed, private entity working to offer a possible solution for local ownership and management of a countywide ALS ambulance service.
While applauding the city for looking into a fire-based ambulance solution, Picek said the goal of Neighbors Helping Neighbors is to maintain the high level of ambulance service Hamilton County has enjoyed for years, but at a lower cost.

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Wed
16
May

High Plains tips hat to seniors

Three communities came together as one Saturday at High Plains as they welcomed another group of alumni into the fraternity.
The Class of 2018 gathered together one last time to share a few laughs, tears and reminisce on their time as the Storm.
Twenty-two High Plains seniors were honored Saturday and received their diplomas.

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