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27
Apr

Berggren wood carvings travel to MONA

Parts of the Plainsman Museum's most recognizable art collection traveled 65 miles last week to be part of a special exhibition of Nebraska folk artists presented by the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney.
“We are combining them with fiber works from the collection so we decided to do an exhibition,” said Teliza Rodriguez, the curator for MONA.

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Wed
20
Apr

Go Big Give to benefit 104 non-profits in third-year campaign

The list of non-profit organizations hoping to benefit from the Go Big Give event ballooned this year, and so too have expectations for the third annual charitable giving campaign scheduled for May 3.
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Wed
20
Apr

NDOR to build new yard facility near I-80 exit

The Nebraska Department of Roads announced the purchase this week of just under 20 acres of land south of Timpte, where a new maintenance yard will be built within the next two years.
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Wed
20
Apr

East Park Villa begins ‘This is Your Life’ program

East Park Villa's activities coordinator, Melissa Mertz, has created a way for her facility's residents to share their life experiences with each other while celebrating their numerous achievements throughout life as well. The program is called “This is Your Life” and operates as a way to display residents life history not only for their families, but for other residents to understand them better as well.
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Wed
20
Apr

Decision time in Hampton

It’s decision time in Hampton, where patrons in the Hampton Public School District are now being asked to weigh in on proposed plans to renovate and expand an aging elementary building, and/or build a new competition gymnasium.

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Wed
13
Apr

Neighbor speaks out against wind development

Though it wasn’t on the agenda, the topic of large wind generators came up in public participation at the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday.
Former county clerk Pat Anderson gave commissioners a handout with an excerpt from an article focused on the health affects of large wind generators.
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Wed
13
Apr

Shirley bound over in murder-for-hire case

After a preliminary hearing was held April 5 for Derrick Shirley, Hamilton County Judge Linda Caster-Senff found enough probable cause to bind the Bradshaw man over to district court on one count of conspiracy to commit a class 1 felony.
Shirley was allegedly hired by Robert Honken of Aurora to kill Honken’s wife, Bethany.

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Wed
13
Apr

Edgerton hosts special autism episode of ‘Dinosaur Train’

The Edgerton Explorit Center continued its strive to support the education of children from Aurora and surrounding communities on Saturday by hosting NET Nebraska and the Autism Society of Nebraska (ASN) for a PBS exclusive screening of their new episode of “Dinosaur Train.”
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Wed
13
Apr

California native grows comfortable in rural Nebraska

Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. There’s a lot of truth to that, especially for Hampton sixth grade teacher Desiree Christenson.
A California native, Christenson moved here in 2013 with her husband, Phil, who grew up in the area. However, Christenson was familiar with rural Nebraska before moving here.
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Wed
13
Apr

Business owners share expertise in the classroom

Hampton students enrolled this year in woods and metals classes are gaining real-world, hands-on experience with help from local business owners willing to share their expertise.
Nearing the end of the first-year program, ag teacher Joel Miller said it’s been a good experience for everyone involved.
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