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11
Sep

HPC students see dangers of distracted driving in mock accident

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The scene as two buses of High Plains students pulled up to a country intersection was chilling -- a smashed truck with a passenger bleeding, a girl not moving in the ditch, a mangled car with an unconscious driver inside and a girl screaming for her friend to wake up.
HPC students received a first-hand reminder of the dangers of distracted and reckless driving Sept. 4 in the form of a joint effort mock accident.

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Wed
11
Sep

New Valley View Subdivision off to a fast start

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A new housing subdivision is going up fast in northern Hamilton County, with five sales pending already on 19 available lots just north of the No. 1 fairway of Valley View Golf Course near Marquette.
Mike Newman, country club manager speaking on behalf of the Valley View Recreational Association, said the project has been talked about for some time, picking up considerable momentum this summer.

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Wed
11
Sep

Community meetings planned in Hampton

With a decision on how to proceed with the Hawk football program due by Nov. 1, the Hampton School Board announced plans Monday to host community meetings to share facts and information about available options.
The board has been discussing the issue for several months in light of the dwindling number of players going out for football. The Hawks have traditionally played 8-man football, but opted to play 6-man ball for the 2018-19 seasons. The Nebraska School Activities Administration (NSAA) will determine football schedules for the next two years in November, thus all schools must announce their plans moving forward by Nov. 1.

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Wed
11
Sep

County approves new comp plan

Capping off a detailed three-year review process, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to adopt the new Hamilton County Comprehensive Development Plan and updated zoning and subdivision regulations.
In a long-awaited conclusion, the county revised the setback requirement for commercial wind turbine systems from the proposed 2,000 feet to 2,640 feet, but did not make other changes suggested at a public hearing. The resolution was approved by unanimous vote.

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Wed
11
Sep

Giltner School Board raises levy 31 percent

The Giltner School Board approved its budget for the 2019-20 school year at Monday’s regular meeting.
The tax levy for the new year will have a solid increase as the levy was set to 80.2 cents per $100 valuation. That’s up 31 percent from last year’s 61.2 cent levy.
The total combined property tax request is also higher at $2.77 million, up from last year’s $2.22 million.

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Wed
11
Sep

4R board approves budget increase for 2019-20

After the conclusion of Monday’s public budget hearing, the 4R school board approved its 2019-20 budget, reflecting a 5 percent increase in the overall levy and a $407,080 increase in the total budget.
The levy will now stand at 82.59 cents per $100 valuation.
Supt. Damon McDonald presented a printout of a powerpoint created to highlight key points of the proposed school year budget.

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Wed
11
Sep

Citizen raises questions on Hampton village budget

Hampton Village Board members approved an 11.5 budget increase for the coming year Monday night, explaining the changes in detail to a local patron who shared thoughts and concerns during a 20-minute public hearing.
Karen Bamesberger of Hampton said she reviewed the proposed 2019-20 budget page by page and had a number of questions for the board, beginning with total resources available.
According to budget document published as a public notice, the village is increasing its total resources available from $1,286,574 to $1,438,519.

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Wed
11
Sep

Aurora graduate roots run deep in Swedish heritage, culture

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Ask anybody about their heritage and most can give the answer of where their families came from, but Kathryn Larson has taken that common question a step further by delving into the history and traditions of her Swedish ancestors.
Larson found that the fascination started young for her with her families own Swedish traditions, especially during the holiday season.
“When Christmas came around we had the old decorations, recipes and traditions of Sweden come out,” Larson said.

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Mon
09
Sep

Attorney General to hold mobile office in Aurora

On Wednesday, Sept. 11,  the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will be hosting Mobile Office hours in Aurora inside the Frank M. Farr Senior Center (1205 11th Street) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Attorney General Peterson will be spending time in the community with area students, local civic groups, and local officials.
 During Mobile Office hours, representatives from both the Consumer Protection Division and Constituent Services will be on hand to personally meet citizens interested in submitting concerns to the Attorney General’s Office.
Citizens will also have the opportunity to learn how to protect themselves from identity theft, guard against scams, and rid themselves of unwanted calls. Many educational resources will be made available to interested constituents.

Mon
09
Sep

A Day on the Farm

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Guests at the Plainsman Museum were invited to walk back in time Sunday with a Day on the Farm event highlighting displays from a by-gone era. At the end of the day, an auction was held featuring quilts and other items, raising more than $1,000 for the museum. For more photos and details on the day's events, see this week's ANR.

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