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Wed
18
Oct

Communities in county early on may be lost, but not forgotten

While Hamilton County is now known for seven villages and towns, the countryside used to be dotted with around 30 other communities just over 125 years ago.
Some of these communities were platted and created into formal towns just like the ones we see today, and others may have been not much more than a post office or depot.
Yet, each one of these communities have their own history -- be it vast and plentiful or secluded and exclusive. The differences seen in each one is why Hamilton County is set up the way it is today.

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Wed
18
Oct

Halloween events planned throughout Hamilton County

The area’s annual Halloween activities are just around the corner as the end of October is fast approaching.
Young ghouls and ghosts will have plenty of options around the area, along with a few adult events as well.

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Wed
18
Oct

Edgerton Explorit Center revamps afterschool program

After five successful years of hands-on learning with its afterschool program, the Edgerton Explorit Center revamped the format this fall to make sure the program is accomplishing its science-based mission.
“After this past year we evaluated the program for both effectiveness and financial stability, and believed we could improve the program in both areas,” reported Mary Molliconi, the center’s executive director.

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Wed
18
Oct

Benefit shows support for veteran Aurora firefighter

A crowd estimated at more than 2,500 people showed up Sunday to raise funds and show support for Matt Campbell, a long-time member of the Aurora Fire Department who has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
The Aurora Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast Sunday was devoted entirely to Campbell and his family, with proceeds earmarked to help cover medical expenses.

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Wed
18
Oct

Opioid painkillers a national, statewide concern

Attorney General Doug Peterson announced a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic.
This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids.

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Wed
11
Oct

Coaches weigh in on High Plains football merger

Public speaking time during the High Plains school board meeting Monday night was once again filled with concerned parents and players discussing the topic of a two-year football merger with Osceola This time, however,  coaches were there to share their opinions as well.

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Wed
11
Oct

Construction making progress in Hampton

Hampton School Board members toured the building to review construction progress after a brief regular monthly board meeting Monday night.
Much progress has been made in recent weeks and Herzberg reported that the long-term goal of completing the project by Christmas is on target.

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Wed
11
Oct

Hampton Hawk youth football tackles first year

Hawks fans have another team to cheer on this year after a group of local parents found enough resources and interest to bring a youth football squad to the fall lineup.
Coach Shane Dose was excited when he discovered there was a chance the town had enough kids to form their own team.
“In the past, the fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys had gone to Henderson and we thought with our numbers getting up we could form our own team,” Dose explained.

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Wed
11
Oct

Hometown native brings taste of Broadway to Aurora

Aurora native Tereasa Payne brought her love for music back home to where it all began Sunday, sharing her musical talents in a 90-minute concert featuring flutes from around the world.
The afternoon performance at the Plainsman Museum was part of the Aurora Husky Marching Band’s 100-year anniversary celebration, which Payne said she was excited to be included in.

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Wed
11
Oct

Hampton to seek more bids for planned street project

Hampton village leaders decided to hold off on a planned resurfacing project for White Blossom Court in order to seek additional bids.
Addressing a light agenda at Monday’s monthly board meeting, members reviewed existing bids for the project submitted thus far and decided to seek additional bidders.

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