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Wed
23
Mar

Manor closing memory care unit

After the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees made a decision at the February meeting to close the Memory Care Unit wing and integrate those residents into the general public, work is being done at the facility to insure those individuals’ safety.

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Wed
23
Mar

Meetings planned on Hampton bond vote

A community-based group has been formed to take a lead role in coordinating educational meetings designed to share information leading up to the May 10 vote on the Hampton Public School bond proposal.
The new group calls itself Building Hawk PRIDE, which stands for Patrons Respectfully Interested in Developing Education.

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Wed
23
Mar

Be ‘Weather-Ready’

While the storm clouds have already made mini appearances across the sky this month, more is yet to come as severe weather season is quickly approaching.
Severe weather awareness week in Nebraska runs from March 21-25 with a tornado siren test day on March 24 at 10 a.m.

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Wed
23
Mar

Former Spartan shares life story

Aurora middle and elementary school students got an opportunity to hear a speech about dealing with autism and the challenges it brings from former Michigan State basketball player, Anthony Ianni.
“You guys are looking at the first ever Division I college basketball player in NCAA history that was diagnosed with autism. I'm very proud of that,” Ianni told the audience on March 8.

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Wed
23
Mar

Tri-Community Foundation event raises $30,000

The Tri-Community Foundation held its inaugural and soon to be annual fundraiser Saturday with impressive results. The event was brought together by the foundation in an effort to accumulate initial funds into the recently developed organization.
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Tue
22
Mar

Wind project proposed in county

The Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission continued drafting rough draft regulations last week which if approved could open the door for wind energy turbines to be constructed in the county.
Planners have been discussing the pros and cons of wind energy since December in response to a proposal by Bluestem Energy Solutions, an Omaha-based company involved with numerous wind and solar energy projects throughout Nebraska. Bluestem has already contracted with Southern Power District to sell energy generated by four, 270-foot turbines proposed on a site southwest of Aurora near Interstate 80. For more details, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

Wed
16
Mar

Friesen Ford rolling out the red carpet

Aurora’s upgraded front door at the Interstate 80 exchange is now fully functional with the debut of the new Friesen Ford dealership.
Though the doors opened for business in October, owner Jason Friesen said at that time there were lots of details to iron out before a grand opening was scheduled. That time has come, as the dealership will roll out the red carpet Saturday for a formal grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Wed
16
Mar

Abandoned house soon to come down in Hampton

The Hampton Village Board rescinded its order to abate one residence Monday and recommended that renovations on two other residential properties be completed by Aug. 1 or risk additional proceedings with the town’s nuisance abatement ordinance. A fourth property was approved for demolition and removal.
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Wed
16
Mar

Ron Clark Academy training making strides

Two resignations were recognized while a hiring was approved Monday by the Giltner School Board.
Elementary SPED instructor Mary Folkerts resigned from Giltner Public Schools. She has been there for 15 years. The decision was made by Folkerts because she has a chance to spend more time with her grandchildren.

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Wed
16
Mar

Aurora teacher to retire

Aurora Elementary School second grade teacher Natalie Dick gave her letter of resignation to the 4R Board Monday, announcing her retirement. So far, two teachers within the district have indicated plans to retire after this school year.

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