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Wed
16
Dec

Aurora High School adds new FCCLA organization

With school winding down its last week before the Christmas break, the agenda for the Aurora 4R school board meeting was short and sweet.
The principal reports to board members about end of the semester activities going on included a lip sync battle on Friday that the middle school is hosting for its students. Middle school principal Ken Thiele also reported through the school’s annual change wars, they were able to raise $3,400 that will help purchase gifts for those in need.

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Wed
09
Dec

Thieves steal copper wiring at BonnaVilla

The investigation continues this week after a late-night entry at BonnaVilla Homes and the reported theft of a large quantity of copper wiring.
Hamilton County Sheriff Kirk Handrup reported that sometime after the doors closed at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and before the morning shift began Thursday, Dec. 3, someone was able to enter the BonnaVilla facility, which is located in the Aurora Industrial Park.

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Wed
09
Dec

Video camera installation on I-80 near Aurora

Weather permitting, Watts Electric Company of Waverly, and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) are announcing the start of a video camera tower installation project along I-80 near Aurora.
Initial construction activities on the $71,057 project began Dec. 7, with anticipated completion in December.

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Wed
09
Dec

Growth prompts facility expansion at Hamilton

Hamilton Telecommunications announced this week plans for a new building addition in Aurora to alleviate a shortage of customer service and office work space.
The company explained that improved customer service space, employee growth and new investments in technology were the primary factors leading to the decision to expand its local facilities.

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Wed
09
Dec

CASA an advocate for children

When a child is placed into foster care due to the absence, neglect or abuse of a parent, there can be an immense amount of legal red tape that has to be addressed. The Heartland Court Appointed Special Advocates for children (CASA) is an organization that supports these children in the court system, and is one of the 16 partner agencies connected to the Heartland United Way.

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Wed
09
Dec

Evans brings Eagle Scout honor to Phillips

Derrick Evans, a freshman at Aurora High School, is one of the recent recipients of the coveted Eagle Scout ranking within Boys Scouts of America Troop 28.
Evans and his family are residents of Phillips. He has been a part of the group since joining the Cub Scouts at a young age.

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Wed
09
Dec

Bid accepted for highway shop rewiring

New highway department superintendent K.C. Pawling started on Nov. 30 and after a week on the job he continues to get acquainted with the crew and what needs to be done. He gave his first department update to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Monday, informing them he had 55 bridge inspections to complete.

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Wed
09
Dec

Santa’s mailbox shows up at the Bremer Center

Santa has made an early stop this year at the Bremer Community Center to help children in the area by creating a direct line to his workshop. A mailbox has been placed at the center, where children can bring their letters to be mailed to Santa up until a few days before Christmas.
Kids don't need to bring a letter from home as they can also write one at the center at a table next to the mailbox where stationary is provided.

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Thu
03
Dec

Former Aurora mental therapist to serve jail time

U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced this week that Melissa Prentice-Erickson, a former mental health therapist in Aurora now living in the Lincoln area, must repay more than $192,000 to the state of Nebraska and serve 12 weekends in jail over the next year after pleading guilty to committing health care fraud.  
Prentice-Erickson must also serve six months under house arrest and a five-year term of probation, under a sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge John Gerrard.

Wed
02
Dec

Downtown Christmas Saturday

Aurora is scheduled to have its traditional downtown Christmas celebration on Saturday with the theme being “Your own Christmas story,” or a 1950’s inspired theme.

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