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Wed
09
Jan

New Leadership Center campaign touts Aurora as a wedding destination

Couples planning to tie the knot need look no further than Aurora, where local vendors are teaming up to offer a one-stop-shop wedding destination.
The newly coordinated marketing effort is the vision of Micheala Olsen, who believes everything a bride and groom need to make their day extra special is available right here in Aurora.
“For the last several years we have done weddings and receptions at The Leadership Center and when I saw what this venue was doing in Texas I was really inspired,” Olsen said.

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Wed
09
Jan

4-H 101 Club set for January beginning

Hamilton County Extension Office Program Coordinator Deborah Fahrnbruch and support staff Hillary Fuhrman will be launching their second annual 4-H 101 Club starting Monday at the fairgrounds, both for adults and kids ages 5-18.
“It is a club where we will meet January through October, once a month,” Fahrnbruch said.

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Wed
09
Jan

HPC kindergarten in search of junk

The High Plains Community School kindergarten class is reaching out to the community in search of small, broken, appliances to help provide projects for their very own “makerspace.”
According the official Makerspace website, a “makerspace” is a work space inside a school, library, or separate public or private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses anything from high-tech to no-tech tools.

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Wed
02
Jan

Friesen expects budget battle in 2019 session

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen predicts that Nebraska lawmakers may be forced to make some painful cuts in the pending legislative session which starts Jan. 9, adding that he fully intends to continue his four-year battle in search of meaningful property tax relief.
Now preparing to begin his second four-year term in office, Friesen said economics may well drive the legislative agenda in 2019.

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Wed
02
Jan

Phone scammers target Hamilton County man

Aurora resident Budd Niles recently received a phone call trying to scam him out of a reported $17,000. He wanted to tell his story so others could be aware of the scam.
“I have had two of them this past year,” he said. “The first one was easy to detect. I’ve got a nephew down in Texas on a ranch. He called me one morning and said him and his wife were going to stop by and visit us. It wasn’t even three hours later I got a call.”
According to Niles, the gentlemen on the phone was in a Mexican jail and needed bail money to get out his nephew out.

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Wed
02
Jan

Tanner Brandl earns Eagle Scout honor

Starting his scouting career as a Tiger Scout, Tanner Brandl has since moved up the ranks and completed all that was required to become one of the newest Eagle Scouts in Hamilton County.
“In Cub Scouting, one of my favorite things was the pinewood derby race,” Brandl recounted. “My dad and I would always build a car for that. It was something that I really enjoyed doing.”

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Wed
02
Jan

Thieszen captures another first place finish

Aurora High School’s own Colin Thieszen has had quite the successful run recently when it comes to speaking in front people and making his point strongly enough to impress the right people.
It started on Oct. 29 with a victory at the Aurora Veteran’s Club. Colin earned a $600 scholarship for first place given by the Aurora Legion, Post 42.
Post 42 Adjutant Rich Lemmerman stated that Thieszen was the first Aurora Husky to ever win the Legion oratorical competition.

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Mon
31
Dec

Happy New Year's from ANR staff

The Aurora News-Register wishes all a safe and happy 2019!

The first edition of the new year will be printed Wednesday morning, a day later than normal due to the holiday schedule.

 

Wed
26
Dec

Recall election could be scheduled by March

A recall election targeting Hamilton County Commissioner Gregg Kremer could be decided in March, though the final date has not yet been confirmed.
Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers explained to commissioners Wednesday before reading Resolution No. 1061 onto record that she needed to change the date on the document and also noted that the number of signatures, including rejected and pending, had been updated.

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Wed
26
Dec

High Plains students get hands-on with new live animal lab

High Plains Community Schools ag instructor Tom Hofmann had an image in his mind to one day be able to raise animals on school grounds in an effort to help give students hands-on experiences -- but no school he had been with would let him, until now. His dream has become a reality with HPC’s new Animal Science Learning Lab.

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