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Wed
25
Apr

EMS group reviews call volume

The Aurora EMS Study Committee began exploring the potential call volume a fire-based ambulance service might handle as well as the staffing levels required to manage that volume during its sixth meeting Monday. The committee also talked about the potential need for overnight facilities. Find out more about this on-going study in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
18
Apr

City’s EMS study focus shifts to jurisdiction, possible partnerships

The Aurora EMS Study Committee discussed the need to define the service jurisdiction a fire-based ambulance system might serve as well as potential partnerships needed to reach that goal during an hour-long meeting Thursday.
Facilitator Steven Wolf asked some baseline questions of the group, explaining that the options discussed will help lead to potential answers, with each discussion summarized in a final report expected by the end of August. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Apr

Friesen supports special session on property tax issue

With only one official day left in this year’s 60-day session and no action taken on the much-debated property tax relief issue, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen said he would favor a special session as a means of avoiding what he fears would be a divisive ballot initiative process.
Taking a break Friday back home on the farm near Henderson, Friesen said he was disappointed with the way this year’s session ended and is frustrated with the Unicameral’s inability to take action.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Apr

Two Hamilton County commissioner seats contested on May ballot

There are two contested seats on the Hamilton County Board up for election in the primary this May with all five candidates being Republican.
The Dist. 1 race includes incumbent Becky Richter of Aurora and Rich Kinsey of Aurora.In Dist. 5, incumbent Tim Bergen of  Aurora is challenged by Ivan Hongsermeier of Phillips and Roger Nunnenkamp of Aurora. All five candidates share information on their personal background, reasons for running and views on priority issues facing the county in a Q&A must-read for voters.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Apr

Project Share seeks to identify needs of the community

What started last fall as a local church’s needs assessment study to see how the congregation might better serve the Aurora area is taking steps toward a broader mission known as Project Share.
The goal, Cross of Christ pastor Tim Wells explained during a panel discussion which drew 35 people Thursday to the 12th Street Cinema, is to help identify needs in the community and then bring local resources together to help address those needs.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Apr

County board hears clarification on GIS Workshop

GIS Workshop Chief Operating Officer Janelle Heuton and GIS Workshop Solutions Consultant Genie Andrews gave a presentation to the county board Monday about the difference between GIS and GIS Workshop and what the recently purchased software will provide for the roads department and the county.
“This last week there was information floating around the county about the board making decisions about things they didn’t need to make. GIS is here to show what we actually purchased,” Chairman Rich Nelson said.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
11
Apr

MCHI Gala hits second consecutive sellout

Oh baby...what a gala is right! The full house of around 245 guests answered the call Friday night at the annual Memorial Foundation Gala, raising more than $40,000 for enhancements to the birthing suite at MCHI. See this week's print or e-edition for details.

 

Wed
11
Apr

Republican candidates go head to head Saturday

Members of the Republican Party in Hamilton County were given another chance to hear comments from Third District Congressional opponents Kirk Penner and Adrian Smith as well as Senate hopeful Todd Watson Saturday at the Bremer Center. See print or e-edition for detailed report.

 

Wed
11
Apr

Manor transition raises questions

Curt Wolff, a former member of the Hamilton Manor board, came before county commissioners Monday, expressing concerns about the final selling price of the bed licenses to Quality Care Solutions. See this week's printed or e-edition for complete report.

 

Wed
11
Apr

Transition goes smoothly to new Westfield facility

A group of 50 residents moved into their new home April 3 during the grand opening of the Westfield Quality Care facility.Every resident f rom Hamilton Manor was greeted by high winds outside, but once inside they were impressed by the place they now call home. See this week's printed or e-edition for detailed report, as well as reaction from residents and their families.

 

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