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Wed
06
May

A moment they won’t soon forget

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Sunday was graduation day for Giltner’s Class of 2020 and while it wasn’t your typical cap and gown ceremony, memories were definitely created. Giltner’s 17 seniors paraded through town in a single file line as community members showed their support for the newest Hornet graduates. Full report in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
06
May

Aurora housing market ‘a prairie fire’

Aurora’s housing market has been on fire as of late, boosting total sales figures to the point that the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission ordered an 8 percent increase on valuations for all dwellings and structures within the city, effective this year. Details in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
06
May

Students learn to ‘bloom where they are planted’ with class tree

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The Aurora kindergarten class has been studying nature and trees throughout the school year and thanks to a CF Industries classroom minigrant, they were able to plant their very own tree at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
The event, previously an in-person event for the students, was streamed on Facebook Live for them to watch from the safety of their homes. The plating was attended and filmed by teachers Stacy Groetzinger, Laurie Anderson, Carissa Phillips and Holly Hudson. Unable to attend was Ashli Huenefeld.

Dig deeper with complete story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
06
May

Working remotely a growing trend

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Several area businesses and entrepreneurs have been working remotely for years, though the high-tech trend has for some become a COVID-driven necessity.
During this national Economic Development Week, the News-Register reached out to several local sources who work from home each day, logging in with clients and colleagues via the World Wide Web. Get the full story in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
06
May

Susan’s Books rallies community for over $8,000 in donations for local care facilities

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Susan Williams of Susan’s Books and Gifts set out last week to help residents of Westfield Quality Care, East Park Villa and Memorial Long-Term Care combat boredom during the current quarantine.
Calling out to the community, she worked to double all gift certificate donations, while offering discounts for items purchased for residents.

 

Wed
06
May

Storm seniors reflect on unique finale

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Senior year marks several big and final events for students -- prom, graduation, finals and the end to a 12-year journey. The High Plains Community Schools Class of 2020 will have it marked by something else big, but not so happy.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, these students have had an abrupt end to their senior year, and a postponement of typical school events.
Three seniors -- Joseph Ertzner, Hannah Hiett and Brendan Wruble -- have stepped forward to share their unique experiences as the school year comes to a close. They share their perspective in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
05
May

Business idea workbook

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The Aurora Development Corporation is celebrating Economic Development from May 4-9. Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016 to increase awareness for local programs, advance career development opportunities, and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.  
As part of economic development week, all elementary students in Hamilton County are encouraged to fill out the Business Idea Workbook to brainstorm a business they could start. We want to know what business a student would start based on the needs they see in our community and their skills and talents.  
Students are also encouraged to have parents help them share their ideas on social media using #grow28county and #EDW2020. Print off your own copy on the Aurora News-Register website. Click the Business Idea Workbook link below 

Tue
05
May

A’ROR’N Days 2020 cancelled

A string of 30 consecutive years with a mid-summer celebration in Aurora will end in 2020 with this week’s announced cancellation of A’ROR’N Days and other related activities. Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
05
May

Hampton Booster Days cancelled for 2020

The on-going pandemic threat has prompted the cancellation of Hampton Booster Days, though organizers hope to schedule a smaller, one-day community celebration if possible late this summer. Learn more about possible plans for delayed celebration in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Sun
03
May

A proper sendoff

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Even though it wasn't an actual graduation ceremony, Giltner's Class of 2020 received a proper sendoff Sunday in unique fashion. 

Giltner's senior class cruised throughout the streets of town Sunday afternoon as community members showed their support in a once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Students got together at the school and took individual photos in front of a green screen to put together a class photo later on. 

Then, the seniors cruised throughout town as faculty and community members waved and celebrated from a safe distance. 

Giltner is still hopeful to hold a physical graduation ceremony later this summer. 

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