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Wed
13
Dec

Goertzen ends tenure on Hampton board

Kirk Goertzen submitted his resignation Monday, ending 18 years of service to the Hampton Village Board.
“It is with sadness and many good memories that I find it necessary to resign as a trustee of the village board of Hampton, effective at the end of the December regular meeting,” Goertzen wrote in a letter to the board.

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Wed
13
Dec

Benefit scheduled for local teen

No one thinks being a teenager is easy, but then again some have it easier than others. Keeley Allen is one of those teenagers who on the surface embodies everything special about those years in high school while underneath her happy demeanor is a teenager dealing with a serious health concern.
Keeley has recently been diagnosed with medically refractory epilepsy, which gives her a full set of problems in her everyday life including seizures. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
13
Dec

County to host hearings on EMS, feedlot project

Hamilton County commissioners will host two public hearings Monday regarding proposed changes to the emergency medical services operation and possible feedlot expansion.
Both public hearings will be held at the Bremer Center. The hearing on the ambulance service begins at 9 a.m. with the hearing on feedlot expansion following at 10:30.

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Wed
13
Dec

Nebraska Conservation Education Fund grant opens door to local conservation opportunities

A state-wide grant earned by the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) earlier this year has brought 10 individuals to work on conservation efforts throughout 27 Nebraska communities.
One of those representatives is Zoe Vallas, who is an AmeriCorps member spearheading an area that includes Aurora.

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Wed
13
Dec

Giltner junior high football up in the air

The immediate future of the Giltner junior high football program was brought up by Activities Director Chip Bartos during Monday’s regular monthly meeting.
Bartos reported to the board that Harvard administrators had approached him reporting that Harvard is going to play 6-man football next year in junior high, matching their high school program. Harvard is going to do that with or without a co-op with Giltner.

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Wed
06
Dec

Public hearings planned

Negotiations are continuing between the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and the county’s ambulance department.
County commissioners went into executive session to discuss union negotiations Monday. No action was taken coming out of the session, but Commissioner Becky Richter stated that while the document filed with the CIR by the ambulance department said that it was the final offer, the attorneys on both sides agreed that there are still negotiations that could take place.

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Wed
06
Dec

Postal Service expecting surge of holiday mail

The U.S. Postal Service plans months ahead for the holiday season and is advising local postal patrons to plan ahead as well when sending cards and gifts to loved ones this holiday season.
Steve Johnson, postmaster in charge at the Aurora Post Office, said the Postal Service is projecting a more than 10 percent increase in total mail volume this holiday season nationwide, including a total of approximately 850 million packages.

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Wed
06
Dec

Area schools react to statewide test results

The Nebraska Department of Education released information and statewide assessment scores Friday on the Nebraska Education Profile.
The results posted were for all schools, including Aurora, Hampton, Giltner and High Plains from tests taken approximately eight months ago, which caused concern as school administrators began assessing the data.

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Wed
06
Dec

Deer-vehicle accidents a reason to raise caution

Just like all drivers across the Midwest, those in Hamilton County are constantly on the lookout for animals stepping out into the roadway, especially deer.
During the fall, deer are much more active than normal mainly due to crops being harvested and breeding season being in full swing. Along with that, deer are very active during twilight hours and feed during the evening and early morning.

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Wed
06
Dec

Giltner scores well in statewide NeSA assessment

The Nebraska Department of Education released information and statewide assessment scores Friday on the Nebraska Education Profile.
Giltner’s overall proficiency for Grades 3-8 were English/Language Arts (ELA), 51 percent; math, 89 percent; science, 84 percent. Giltner Supt. Stuart Lenz was pleased with the scores for the most part.

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