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May

Carstensen charged with child porn in Custer County

Ross J. Carstensen, 41, an Aurora man who pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree sexual assault in January in a Hamilton County case that was later dismissed, has now been charged with five counts of manufacturing visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct, a 1D felony, in a case filed in Custer County. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
24
May

Veterans, loved ones to be honored Monday

Hamilton County residents will be spending a day honoring the men and women who died serving their country Monday by attending services throughout the area.
Aurora American Legion Post 42 and the Aurora VFW will conduct services at five cemeteries, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Mamre Cemetery.

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Wed
24
May

Rain just keeps coming down

Hamilton County residents along with most of central Nebraska experienced a steady soaking last week with heavy rain spanning a multiple day period and putting a damper on many outdoor activities.
According to the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, from May 15-22 Hamilton County residents experienced a range of precipitation from 3.9 inches just south of Hampton to a high of 4.85 inches in and around Aurora.

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Wed
24
May

Frew awarded Eloe Award

Aurora Public School’s director of the vocal music department, Jason Frew was presented the William and Delight Eloe Award last week by Syd Widga, executive secretary/treasurer of the Hamilton Community Foundation, on behalf of the William C. and Delight M. Eloe Memorial Fund. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
24
May

Janzen receives top honors at Wayne State

Bethany Janzen of Aurora was recently awarded three separate honors during the end of her 2017 spring semester at Wayne State College.
Janzen’s pursuit into a business administration degree has helped her earn the State Nebraska Bank’s Outstanding Business Graduate award. The award is given annually to a student who, in the judgment of the business and economics department faculty, has demonstrated during his/her undergraduate program those characteristics predictive of success in their chosen field.

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Wed
24
May

Board approves under, overvaluation of property report

County assessor Pat Sandberg came before the board Monday to report that valuation changes were found on real estate properties during her annual assessment review.
In order to stay in compliance with Nebraska statute, each year the county assessor must complete the county abstract of assessment for real property on or before March 19 of each year.

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Fri
19
May

Aurora pool to open Friday

The Aurora Aquatic Facility’s doors will open for the first time in 2017 Friday at noon.

See ANR for details.

Wed
17
May

Senior sneak trip to The BAY in Lincoln teaches powerful lesson

Hampton seniors had a memorable day together April 28, taking a “senior sneak” trip to Lincoln that broadened their perspective on the issue of homelessness.
“It was definitely an eye-opening, humbling day,” Ashlynn Arndt recalled of the experience. “I knew there were people out there who weren’t as lucky as me, but I didn’t know how they lived. That trip had a huge impact on me.”

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Wed
17
May

PPRI launches final drive to finish Education Center

A 37-year vision to create an education center celebrating the Nebraska prairie is now in its stretch run as the Prairie Plains Resource Institute launches a $400,000 fund drive to complete the Charles Whitney Education Center.
A project first documented in a 1980 mission statement has slowly moved forward in stages over the years, though the end is clearly in sight now as the structure begins to take its final form on the Platte River bluffs northwest of Marquette.

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Wed
17
May

Friesen: No vote on budget was ‘a shot across bow’

A no vote from Sen. Curt Friesen and others last week on a budget proposal drew sparks from Senate colleagues, though the Dist. 34 lawmaker explained that it was intended as “a shot across the bow” venting frustration for a lack of willingness to cut state spending.
In light of a $900 million revenue shortfall that is growing deeper by the month, Friesen said he believes Nebraska lawmakers should be making hard decisions now to reduce state spending.

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