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Fri
17
May

St. Mary Parish in Aurora to host Vatican International Exhibition

Vatican International Exhibition “Eucharistic Miracles of the World” will be free to view at St. Mary Parish in Aurora from Saturday, May 18 to Sunday May 26 at the Parish Hall at 1420 9th Street. In addition, Father Sid Bruggeman will talk about the display on May 22 at 7 p.m.

Tue
14
May

Storm grads begin next adventure

Seventeen High Plains students turned their tassels Saturday as they took the next step into their future.
Friends, family and community members gathered in Polk in the senior high gym to celebrate and support the senior class.

Click the link below to view highlight feature on Storm graduation.

High Plains graduation

Tue
14
May

2019 Husky pack walks the walk

In the last of the area graduation ceremonies, Aurora High School seniors gathered together all in the same place one final time to walk through the past four to 13 years of memories, lessons and life with their fellow classmates. The graduation ceremony began with the traditional pomp and circumstance, as proud graduates marched in pairs down the aisle through their parents, friends and family. Click the link below to see highlight video of graduation ceremony.

Aurora graduation

Tue
14
May

Tonniges has her eye on photography

During a student’s senior year they can expect their picture to be taken a lot, but High Plains senior Hannah Tonniges has decided to put herself on the other side of the camera.
Through the lens, Tonniges found a new passion and a way to express herself.
“It started my sophomore year,” she said. “I was struggling to find a fine art to take because I can’t draw and I can’t sing. The only option that I really had was photography.”

 

Tue
14
May

Potential new replay boards in works for 4R

Among administrative reports during Monday evening’s 4R board meeting, Activities Director Jay Staehr put forward a proposed rendering of new video replay boards for the middle school and high school gyms.
“I am in the process of working on the scoreboard and stuff in our gym,” he began before passing around a rendering of a potential idea for what is to come. “This is just an idea that I had one of the people draw up to what it would look like.”

 

Tue
14
May

Regier’s lifelong love of art, creativity reflected in classroom

When someone imagines an art classroom, they surely think of colorful creations everywhere. Jean Regier’s room is no exception.
Departing seniors have turned the ceiling into a collection of murals that show the passion and creativity Regier has shared with her students during her 38 years of teaching. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
14
May

Traudt petting zoo lets community see animals up close

Michele Traudt is bringing her love of animals to the community through the Cowboy KT Petting Zoo and Dairy Goats.
It was easy for Traudt to start a petting zoo because according to her, she already has a zoo in her own backyard. Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
14
May

County approves expansion of Bands on the Bricks event

Sara Sutherland and Justise Rhoden, on behalf of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, approached the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Monday with a special request.
Sutherland wanted to expand the area approved to house alcoholic beverages during upcoming Bands on the Bricks concerts planned for this summer. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
14
May

Retirements and new hires bring changes to High Plains

With the end of the school year High Plains Community schools is looking at a change in faculty.
Dianne L’Heurex submitted her resignation with the plans to retire. The other staff member leaving HPC is Kathryn Zeller, who is moving to a new school. Both resignations were approved by all present.
To fill the vacant positions the school board has hired three new staff members.
Brittany Dose will be the new 4-6 grade science and social studies teacher. This will be the first year of teaching for the Hampton native and recent college graduate.
Anna Combs will be joining the High Plains team as the new Spanish teacher.
The final change was the hiring of Abby Kuhn as the alternate education and family consumer science teacher. Her hiring is contingent on her being released from her contract with Central City.

 

Tue
14
May

Thrift Shop expansion to double size

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers are so good, and dedicated, at processing donated clothing for resale that on Monday they were turning dirt for a project to provide additional, much-needed space at the 12th Street Thrift Shop.
A large crowd gathered for a brief ceremony on a sunny Monday morning, where Memorial Hospital CEO Diane Keller said the ground breaking represents a win, win win development for the entire community.

 

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