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Wed
07
Nov

Three incumbents keep 4R Board seats

With a close race throughout the night, four candidates for three spots on the 4R Board were decided at the polls Tuesday, with the unofficial grand totals differing by mere 100s.

Wed
07
Nov

Voters elect Seeman as Aurora mayor

Aurora voters elected Marlin Seeman to begin a second stint as mayor of the city Tuesday.

Wed
07
Nov

Voter turnout tops 62 percent Tuesday

As the final tallies rolled in for the 2018 general election, Hamilton County election official Jill DeMers took a brief break to comment on the overall nature of the election and voter turnout.
“The weather was great and we had a lot of people at the polls,” DeMers began. “We had a great turnout. There were people in line before 8 a.m. ready to vote, so it was a great day.”
DeMers also thanked all of the poll workers for their support throughout the process.
“They just help make the whole process run so smooth,” she said. “They’ve been doing elections, they know what’s going on and they have a wealth of knowledge.”
DeMers noted a higher voter turnout and stated that the ballots came in in good time. The ballots went through the machines well and overall she felt the whole day ran smoothly.
According to unofficial election totals, this year’s general election saw a voter turnout total of 62.8 percent of all registered voters in Hamilton County.

Wed
07
Nov

Residents react to new Nebraska slogan

Nebraska Tourism’s newly selected state slogan has been getting a lot of attention -- both in the national media and locally.
The News-Register staff reached out to those in Hamilton County to see what the overall opinion of the people was and the following testimonies of willing volunteers reflect an overall positive opinion on “Nebraska: It’s not for everyone.”
“I think it’s a great fit because it’s true,” Lana Rodriguez said.

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Wed
07
Nov

United Way kicks off fundraising drive

Oct. 31 officially started this year’s Hamilton County Heartland United Way fundraiser with the handing out of donuts to local businesses.
“We took a little different approach this year trying to have a little fun and also share some energy,”  said Heartland United Way Hamilton County Chairman Kurt Johnson. “We did that by having the committee distribute around 34 dozen donuts to area businesses.”

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Wed
07
Nov

Congressman Smith hoping more people can ‘get off the sidelines’

Congressman Adrian Smith came to Aurora last week with a message about getting more people off the sidelines and into the workforce, and he left with input from teachers who say more young people could be better prepared to fill much-needed jobs if there were fewer governmental regulations in the way.

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Wed
07
Nov

City, county focused on EMS negotiations

City and county leaders reported continued progress Monday after two more meetings focused on negotiating a compromise ambulance service solution.
Aurora Mayor Dave Long and Hamilton County Board Chairman Rich Nelson offered a brief summary of what they agreed were positive steps taken Friday and Monday in two separate negotiations meetings. Those meetings now involve five people, including Long, Nelson, City Administrator Rick Melcher, Councilman Dick Phillips, and Commissioner Becky Richter.

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Wed
07
Nov

Local family gains help from community after Project Share

At the Oct. 4 Project Share meeting, Brock, the parent of a child with special needs, brought up his concern about a school van that was hard for his daughter to enter and exit.
At the end of that meeting his concerns diminished slightly, as the manager of Westfield Quality Care stepped up to volunteer some help.

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Wed
07
Nov

Deadline for Toys for Tots approaching

The deadline for community members to help with Toys for Tots is fast approaching as the holiday season is officially kicking off for 2018. Those who wish to help by donating and live in Hall, Hamilton, Howard or Merrick counties have until Dec. 6 to submit their toys and applications to help the less fortunate receive toys for Christmas.

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Wed
07
Nov

Veteran’s Day programs to honor locals across county

Hamilton County residents and Americans alike prepare to tip their hats to those who have served, or are currently serving the United States in the military.
As Veteran’s Day approaches, the nation prepares to celebrate and gather in remembrance in a number of different parades and events. Hamilton County is no exception.

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