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Wed
03
Jan

Lawsuit filed against county in effort to stop ambulance action

The Hamilton County ambulance union files lawsuit Tuesday with Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations in effort to prevent county board from ending ownership and management of service as of Oct. 1. See ANR for details.

Wed
03
Jan

County votes to end ownership, management of ambulance service.

Community members packed the county commissioner’s room Jan. 2 as the board voted unanimously to cease ownership and management of the county’s ambulance service, effective Oct. 1.
The decision comes after more than a year of discussion focused on the cost to operate the advanced life support EMS in Hamilton County.
“For a couple of years now, this board has sought a solution to the on-going expense of running an advanced life support EMS operation within our county, a service that is not required by state statute,” began board chairman Rich Nelson. “Compared to other counties of our size, the total outlay of tax dollars appears to be significantly outside normal limits. Our goal during this whole process has been to find a sustainable model, which would allow the area to maintain an ambulance service but with less impact on property owners and the taxes they and others pay, whether directly or indirectly.”

Wed
03
Jan

Giltner graduate dies in shooting

Grand Island Police are investigating a case reported to involve the weekend shooting death of Trevor Sok, a 2017 Giltner graduate.
According to a press release issued by the department, emergency personnel responded to 1303 W. Charles St. around 3:45 a.m. New Year’s Eve and found Sok, one of the residents, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to the CHI St. Francis Emergency Room, where he died from his injuries.

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Wed
03
Jan

Dispatch merger plan proposed

Hamilton County commissioners approved a 911 dispatch service proposal for Merrick County Dec. 26, outlining financial terms of a plan that would combine services out of the Aurora-based 911 center.
Continued discussion on the ambulance service issue was listed on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. A report on that meeting will be included in next week’s edition.

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Wed
03
Jan

Aurora grad hones her language skills in Spain

The path to gaining full understanding of an academic subject can take many twists and turns, and for Aurora grad Mary Carnoali her educational path was laid out across the Atlantic Ocean in Spain.
“It was amazing and was one of my favorite places that I’ve ever been,” Carnoali said about her trip to Granada.

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Wed
03
Jan

Tips to keep your car running smooth this winter

With the warmer temperatures sticking around until a few days before Christmas, drivers on the roads may not have thought about preparing their vehicles for a colder season. Now that the temperatures have dropped to a more nostalgic holiday winter and there are still some things drivers can do to ensure the next few months are a little less stressful.

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Wed
03
Jan

Local youth ready for Eagle Scout ceremony in 2018

Aurora sophomore Trevor Moeller from Troop 911 has earned his Eagle Scout rank after spending a majority of his life within the ranks of the program.
“Right before I started Boy Scouts I knew I was in it for the long haul,” he said. “I knew I wasn’t going to quit halfway through. Most of my friends quit after Cub Scouts, but I went on.”
Moeller held true to his word, joining the Boys Scouts after a full tour of the program in Cub Scouts which he began in first grade. He knew this day would eventually come.

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Tue
02
Jan

Giltner graduate dies in shooting

Grand Island Police are investigating a case reported to involve the weekend shooting death of Trevor Sok, a 2017 Giltner graduate.
According to a press release issued by the department, emergency personnel responded to 1303 W. Charles St. around 3:45 a.m. New Year’s Eve and found Sok, one of the residents, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to the CHI St. Francis Emergency Room, where he died from his injuries.
Grand Island Police are working several leads on the case, according to the statement.
News of Sok’s death prompted the Giltner school’s crisis response team into action Monday afternoon to help those who were seeking answers and mourning the tragic news.

Wed
27
Dec

Friesen ‘tired of the game’

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen is expecting a battle when Nebraska lawmakers convene Jan. 3 for 2018’s 60-day session, and he says he’s ready and willing to go to the mat in the on-going fight for property tax relief.
With his seat up for election this year, the rural Henderson farmer told the Aurora Rotary Club last week that his words and votes will not be intended to win voter approval, but rather to do what he believes constituents elected him to do in the first place.

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Wed
27
Dec

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in 2018 elections

The year that begins at midnight Sunday is an election year, thus candidate filing deadlines are drawing near.
Candidate filing for city, county, state, and national offices opened for both incumbents and non-incumbents as of Dec. 1. Non-incumbent candidates have until March 1 to file and incumbents have until Feb. 15.

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