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Wed
14
Sep

Hampton village board concerned with progress to renovate empty home

Less than two weeks after demolishing an abandoned house as part of its new nuisance abatement program, the Hampton Village Board continued discussions Monday about the status of another empty home currently being renovated.
Jana Punelli, a consultant with the South Central Economic Development District, which the village has hired as its abatement enforcement officer, inspected a home at 441 D St. before Monday’s meeting. She reported little notable progress on violations listed earlier in a structural engineering report.
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Wed
14
Sep

ATVs, golf carts legal in Hordville

A few new laws in Hordville have come into effect as state regulations on ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and golf carts within city limits have softened.
The Hordville town board voted unanimously Monday to approve two ordinances that allow all-terrain vehicles and golf carts to be driven within city limits.
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Wed
14
Sep

Hampton groups working to address housing shortage

Hampton Village Board members learned Monday of local efforts to address a growing housing shortage in the community, which may lead to the eventual need of a strategic plan involving the board’s input and funding.
Karen Rasmussen, a member of the Hampton Development Corporation, Hampton Housing Corporation and Hawk Builders, reported that the nonprofit housing entity was recently reinstated as one step in a process designed to address the housing shortage.
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Wed
07
Sep

Heroes and Huskies

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Almost every American History class learns about the different wars fought over the course of this nation’s history, along with the importance of the country’s military servicemen and women. Aurora teachers Brenda Klawonn and Tim Elge are taking this ordinary lesson plan a step further this year.
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Wed
07
Sep

Edgerton debuts virtual dinosaur park exhibit at the State Fair

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Adam Hahn, a senior at Aurora High School, is hard at work again this year for the Edgerton Explorit Center as he recently finished creating a virtual reality dinosaur park featured at this year's Nebraska State Fair.
“We were just brainstorming ideas for an interactive experience that would get people to try it because it was fun and actually teach them something once they are in the experience,” Hahn explained.
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Wed
07
Sep

Stage is set for Giltner’s annual Autumn Fest

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Giltner is in the midst of preparing for its annual Autumn Fest celebration scheduled for Saturday. The theme for this year's event is "Beach Party."
“Bringing the community together is our main goal,” said Janet Humphrey, secretary of the Giltner Area Development Corporation.
Gary Consbruck, president of the GADC, said the Beach Party theme was chosen by the junior class of the previous year, which has become one of the many traditions for Autumn Fest.
“We try to get the school to help as much as we can,” Consbruck added.
The day will begin bright and early with a breakfast at 8 a.m. sponsored by the Giltner Lion's Club. The Autumn Fest 5K run will begin an hour later at 9. Proceeds form the run will go to the Giltner Scholarship Fund. Jeanie Good can be contacted at 308-526-5406 to enter the competition.

Wed
07
Sep

Golf course, small-town feel lure Wood to Aurora

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When Lucas Wood picked up a golf club and started playing the game at a young age in his hometown of Tekamah, he had no idea it would become his life’s calling.
Twentysomething years later, he only has time to actually play the game about once a week, devoting his time instead to grooming Poco Creek Golf Course in Aurora as its superintendent.

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Wed
07
Sep

Andreasen’s jingles come alive

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Aurora’s Art Walk is just around the corner with more than 20 different artists and locations participating in the weekend activity Sept. 17.
Cindy McClellan is one of the individuals in charge of this year's event and said she has been impressed with the turnout they have had in previous years even with the competing entertainment of a Husker game.
McClellan said this year's creators will show off a variety of works including but not limited to traditional fine art, pottery, metalwork and even a little bit of classic theater.
One of this year’s artists is 90-year-old Hordville native Agnes Andreasen, who uses words as her paint brush in her recently released book of poems for young readers.
“I was sitting there one day and I wrote a bunch of little jingles,” Andreasen said. “I was going to just have them put together in a little scrapbook made by myself and give them to my great-grandkids.”

Wed
07
Sep

Hampton short on housing

A group of Hampton leaders focused on solving the community’s housing shortage met last week with a Lincoln-based nonprofit organization to learn more about a program which utilizes inmates to build modular homes in rural Nebraska towns.
Members of the Hampton Housing Corporation, Hawk Builders and the Hampton Development Corporation had a lot of questions about Prairie Gold Homes, one of several house-building options being explored.
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Wed
31
Aug

Friesen: ‘Everything is on table’ for tax reform

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Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen told constituents Monday he is looking forward to serious discussion on tax reform in the pending legislative session, dismissing concerns that lawmakers won’t be able to make progress on such a complex issue during a downswing in the Nebraska economy.
Friesen shared his thoughts during the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s legislative forum at the Bremer Center, the first of 30 such sessions planned in a statewide tour.
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