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Tue
16
Apr

County approves Manor auctioneer proposal

Taking a step closer toward completion, Hamilton County Commissioners approved proposed language Monday on a formal request in relation to receiving notification from different auctioneers interested in managing the sale of the former Hamilton Manor property. Story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
16
Apr

City council renews pact with baseball/softball complex

City leaders renewed terms of an agreement regarding maintenance of the Aurorans 4 Diamond Sports complex last week after hearing positive reviews about the facility’s use. Detailed report in this week's ANR.

Tue
16
Apr

Aspegrens striving to preserve special piece of Aurora history

Tom and Gina Aspegren are no strangers to remodeling, having already given new life in to what is now The Ivy. With the successful remodel of their business, the duo now has set their sights on their home -- right next door. A sturdy red brick structure that once was the Hamilton-County Farmers Telephone Association building now houses much more than phone books.

Their story is the lead story in this week's spring home improvement edition.

Tue
16
Apr

Leadership role now at the forefront for Austin Allen

For Austin Allen, Nebraska’s spring ball was a class course in leadership. Those qualities were on full display before and after the Huskers’ spring game in front of 85,000-plus fans.
On the field, those qualities came out in pre-snap as the former Husky standout turned starting Husker tight end helped a couple different players line up correctly on or off the ball.
As for off the field, his confidence and maturity was on display behind the podium in front of a gaggle of cameras and beat reporters.
The successes in those areas come back to his experiences just an hour down the road from Memorial Stadium.
“It all started at Aurora with being a leader and it feels nice to be out there with my brothers and use those leadership techniques,” Allen noted.

Tue
16
Apr

Cool characters

Getting into the “Imagine” 1970s theme at Friday's Memorial Foundation gala are from left, Sara and Dane Sutherland, Pat Vanderheiden, Megan and Curran Vetter. The annual event raised $42,000, which will be earmarked for a project to expand the thrift shop.

Tue
09
Apr

Need for gravel on county roads sparks debate

The topic of county roads caused spirited discussion during Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting after Hamilton County Highway Supt. K.C. Pawling addressed the board with a request to gather bids on road gravel for the upcoming season.

 

Tue
09
Apr

4R Board votes to create new foundation

Aurora Supt. Damon McDonald brought to the attention of the board during Monday’s meeting the wish by a community group to create the Aurora Public Schools Foundation to collect donated funds to benefit the school. Story on this week's front page.

 

Tue
09
Apr

NRD open house sheds light on proposed new water plans

Interested or concerned residents, farmers and water system professionals gathered in a brightly lit conference room last week in York to discuss something of importance -- water. More specifically, those in attendance gathered to learn about ways they can help both quality and quantity of the water in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District (UBBNRD). Find out more in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
09
Apr

Community input needed on steakhouse decision

Community input is being sought after again in an online survey, this time for something some residents have been wanting for some time -- a steakhouse.
A committee of Aurora community members is asking for those interested to complete a short, nine question survey regarding their overall interest in an upscale restaurant and microbrewery to be potentially located in Aurora. Details in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
09
Apr

Lady Huskies battle back for first victory

In the first two seasons for the Aurora girls soccer program, the Lady Huskies lost two games against Schuyler with a 6-1 combined score.
Saturday afternoon, the Aurora squad picked up its first win over one of Class B’s perennial teams. Details in this week's ANR>

 

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