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Wed
13
Jun

New stretcher to be purchased

The Hamitlton County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to approve the purchase of a Stryker Power Pro XT stretcher with additional add-ons for $15,355.14. The new cot will replace a 2008 model currently in service with the Aurora Ambulance Department.

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Wed
13
Jun

Hamilton County Can Care-a-Van a huge success

Hamilton County residents rallied behind the cause at the 31st annual Can Care-a-Van. In its 14th year at the Hamilton County Food Pantry, the drive’s initial goal of 20,000 pounds was surpassed by more than 10,000 pounds.
Despite a total intake less than last year’s total, each and every pound of the 33,346 total pounds of food collected will be distributed to Hamilton County residents in need of food for their families.

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Wed
13
Jun

Giltner School Board approves new curriculum

The Giltner School Board spent much of its regular monthly meeting Monday night discussing curriculum changes for the upcoming school year.
Two different curriculums were discussed and weighed by the board before deciding with a 4-0 vote on Big Ideas for $14,538.

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Wed
06
Jun

Ediger, Klawonn to be inducted into AHS Hall of Fame

The Aurora Alumni Association has chosen Dr. Thomas Ediger, class of 1968, and Brenda Klawonn, class of 1988, as the 2018 Aurora Alumni Association Hall of Fame recipients.
Dr. Thomas Ediger was raised in Aurora, was an Eagle Scout, and graduated from Aurora High School in 1968. He was a class officer, participated in all things musical, coedited the high school newspaper, delivered one of the graduation speeches and was voted “most likely to succeed.”
He earned his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Nebraska and went on to earn a masters degree in piano performance and a doctorate in theory and composition. He then joined the Peru State College faculty in 1979 where he was the director of the concert choir and madrigal singers until his untimely death in 2014 following heart surgery.

Wed
06
Jun

County board hears proposal from Midwest Medical Monday

Sean Delancey and Tim Hoffman from Midwest Medical Transport Company came before the board Monday to give a presentation on what the private emergency medical services company could provide for Hamilton County.
Midwest offers a full range of EMS services and proposed that the model for Hamilton County would be two ambulances with a 12 hour on-duty and 12 hour on-call rotation.

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Wed
06
Jun

Housing market forces spike in lot values

The Hamilton County assessor mailed out approximately 6,000 notices of valuation change to property owners June 1, many of which reflect significant increases based on rising lot values.
Assessor Patricia Sandberg noted that there has been a trend of high demand for housing in the City of Aurora the past few years with higher prices being paid for real estate across the board.

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Wed
06
Jun

Aurora Youth Center requests funding help

Scott Cerveny with the Aurora Youth Center approached the county board Monday to explain funding changes that will be taking place and ask for additional funds to help keep the center open.

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Wed
06
Jun

Authorities investigating death of two area dogs

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of two dogs in rural Hamilton County after responding to a call Saturday, May 26 between 9 and 10 p.m. The exact location of the incident is not being released.
Hamilton County Sheriff Kirk Handrup stated that the dogs were in the custody of a caretaker at the time of the incident, but confirmed that the owners have since been notified.

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Wed
06
Jun

Pickleball hits Aurora courts

Pickleball -- an up-and-coming phenomenon that is quickly overtaking the sports world -- is far more difficult to describe than it is to play.
Historically, pickleball has been around since 1965, but owns a relatively new footprint in Nebraska. Though previously played on lines painted a few years ago in the Bremer Center, the sport’s second home has officially been benchmarked with the opening of the Streeter Park tennis facility in Aurora.

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Wed
30
May

Summer reading program begins June 5

The Alice M. Farr Library in Aurora invites area children to participate in the 2018 summer reading program.  Ages per-kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to sign up at the library. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!”
The Summer Reading Program is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association to encourage youth to become regular readers. The library will have story time sessions on Tuesdays, starting June 5 through July 3 at 10:30 a.m.  
Children, parents and the general public are invited to attend a special magic program at the library on Monday, June 4 at 2 p.m. Magician Theron Milo, “The Rocky Mountain Wizard” involves the young readers in his program and mesmerizes all, including adults. This program is free to all.  Funding is provided by the Friends of the Alice M. Farr Library.

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