News

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

Tue
06
Nov

Toast to Holidays planned for Thursday

Up next for the residents of Aurora is an event titled “A Toast to the Holidays.”
According to Michelle Small, the Thursday event is a warm and fuzzy way for local retailers and other businesses to show off just what they’ve got coming up -- whether it is new merchandise or decor -- for the quickly approaching holiday season.
A Toast to the Holidays is set to include a special kickoff Christmas lights lighting event and an evening of shopping until 8 p.m.

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

 

Tue
06
Nov

Hold the press, it's election day

ANR readers are reminded that we are holding the press this week in order to provide timely election coverage. Papers will be in local racks early Wednesday morning and at the post office as usual Wednesday for mail subscribers. The e-edition should be availble by 8 a.m. as well.

BE SURE TO VOTE!

Wed
31
Oct

Kremer targeted in local recall effort

A former member of the Hamilton County Ambulance Department is launching a recall effort against Gregg Kremer based upon concerns that the county commissioner “no longer represents us, but rather private interests.”
Tanner Greenough, an Aurora native who worked for the county’s EMS service until taking a similar job with the Grand Island Fire Department in 2015, filed a recall affidavit at the courthouse Oct. 15. Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers reported that Kremer has 20 business days to file a rebuttal response once he received the document.

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

 

Wed
31
Oct

Progress reported on EMS issue

City and county officials took a significant step forward Monday by agreeing to focus on five key negotiating points in hopes of finding a joint solution to provide countywide ambulance service.
Aurora Mayor Dave Long and Hamilton County Board Chairman Rich Nelson sat down for a joint News-Register interview Monday afternoon, shortly after a negotiations committee meeting which also involved City Administrator Rick Melcher and Commissioner Becky Richter. All four have been meeting in recent weeks to discuss the ambulance issue, though none of those meetings ended with quite the same spirit of cooperation.

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

 

Wed
31
Oct

Commissioners receive news on Manor abatement

Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting saw Planning and Zoning Administrator Scott Stuhr approach the board regarding necessary updates to the abatement process of the Hamilton County Manor.
According to Stuhr, the contractor approached him with news that there was more asbestos materials -- in this case vermiculite -- located in many parts of the brick walls and floors at the Manor.
“Currently we knew that the 1967 addition has a lot of issues with the adding of vermiculite in the core of the block walls,” Stuhr reported.

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

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News