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Wed
11
Jul

Giltner village OKs fire house rezoning

The Giltner Village Board spent Monday’s regular monthly meeting with a public hearing on rezoning for the fire department, which they approved the same night.
The zoning request came from the Giltner Fire and Protection District in hopes to rezone a tract located on lots 1-4, block 10 in Giltner from industrial moderate to business.

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Wed
11
Jul

Hampton board looking to fill utility supt. job

Hampton village leaders went into executive session Monday to discuss plans for hiring a new utility superintendent after accepting Chris Friesen’s resignation last month.
Chairman James Parsley reported that no action was taken, though the board is planning to move forward with interviewing three or four finalists. In the meantime, Larry Klute has been asked to focus his part-time role on mowing and maintaining various village properties.

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Wed
11
Jul

4R board approves policies, dues

The Aurora 4R School Board met Monday to further discuss policy and handbook changes for the next semester.
Having already performed the first reading and hearing no questions regarding any of the changes, the board moved to approve all new policy and handbook changes. The approval was unanimous.
Also discussed in Monday’s meeting was the approval of the Nebraska Rural Community School Association dues.

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Wed
11
Jul

Phillips celebrates Fourth of July in style

Phillips area residents celebrated the Fourth of July with a gathering at a new facility built for just that kind of community event.
Penny Evans, manager of the newly built Phillips Memorial Hall, said the July 3 event was well received.
“People were very pleased,” Evans said. “There were a lot of positive comments about the decorating and what can be done with the building. People also enjoyed the air conditioning. It stayed very cool in there compared to the other building, where there was no air conditioning. This is a very efficient building that holds up well to crowds and the weather.”

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Wed
11
Jul

Learning the art of slow travel

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of guest columns submitted by Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn, who is spending a month traveling and studying in Europe.
My usual vacations fall into two categories; travel in a study group and have schedules to meet so we can see as much as possible or travel with family and have schedules to meet so we can see as much as possible. I now have experienced a third category I call slow travel.
I was introduced to slow travel when I left Berlin, Germany for a little town called Todstedt. A very relaxing Sunday morning two-hour train ride took me from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (train station) to the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. The ride was so smooth and quiet so I used that time to write my previous article and also enjoy the view of the countryside.

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Tue
03
Jul

'Sticker shock'

More than 100 Hamilton County property owners are protesting their valuations after learning of a spike in assessed values driven by what the county assessor and area realtors agree to be a red hot local housing market.
“The term sticker shock has been used a couple of times to me to describe how some people felt opening their residential value notices,” Hamilton County Assessor Patricia Sandberg said Monday, the final day protests could be filed in her office. For a detailed report, see this week's ANR.

Tue
03
Jul

Portion of Adams Street to be replaced

The Aurora City Council approved a plan last week to rebuild a 625-foot section of Adams Street with concrete after the existing asphalt street was damaged by heavy cement trucks during the 1st Street paving project.
Andrew Wilshusen, a project engineer with JEO Consulting, explained the reason for the repair work, noting that his company negotiated a lower price with Diamond Engineering to pour an 8-inch thick, 24-foot wide concrete street instead of patching the damaged asphalt. For more details, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Tue
03
Jul

Mitchell Field press box dedicated in Hohwieler’s honor

The late George Hohwieler often joked with his family that if he ever had a second career he would have wanted to be a groundskeeper at a baseball field.
Hohwieler died in 2015, but his passion for baseball and the local Legion ball diamond lives on with improved facilities dedicated in his honor during A’ROR’N Days. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
03
Jul

Manor asbestos report discussed

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners gathered Monday to discuss the environmental study report done on the Hamilton Manor by Quad C Consulting. For details, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

 

Tue
03
Jul

Smithing students in heat of the fire

A reinvigorated art form was passed down to the next generation last week as part of another Edgerton Explorit Center summer science camp.
Forged in fire -- young blacksmithing camp was sponsored and hosted by Gregg Kremer of Aurora, spending three, one-hour sessions showing elementary students the basic fundamentals of blacksmithing. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-editions.

 

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