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Aug

Wind regs stir debate

Wind energy made its way back on the agenda for county commissioners Monday as Scott Stuhr, planning and zoning administrator, presented a summary of proposed regulations and compared them to other counties in Nebraska.
The county’s planning and zoning commission recommended proposed regulations for commercial wind energy conversion systems (CWECS) to commissioners in June.

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Wed
31
Aug

Mostek shares tips to combat stress eating, unhealthy habits

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The Aurora Area Chamber and Development Corp. (AACD) kicked off its first Lunch and Learn series for the fall, starting with the county’s new Extension educator, Destiny Mostek.
Mostek, who is also a registered dietician, gave a program called, “Breaking the Stress Cycle through Nutrition.” She said stress can be linked to unhealthy eating behaviors as well as weight gain.
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Wed
31
Aug

Land option opens doors for new soccer location

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As a proposal to allow soccer in Aurora came across the school board agenda this month and was approved with a 4-2 vote, the discussion for a location has become a top priority.
According to Mayor Dave Long the option to buy land north of the current Lions Club baseball fields has been offered to the city whenever they see a need for it.

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Wed
31
Aug

Abandoned house demolished in Hampton

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Nearly two years after Hampton village leaders began discussing ways to rid the community of abandoned and run down properties, a vacant house was demolished last week as the first nuisance abatement project taken all the way to completion.
“It’s good to get that property cleaned up,” said village board chairman Dane Schafer, referring to a property at 233 N 3rd St., which serves as Hampton’s Main Street. “It’s been an eyesore in our town for a quite a while. We had no response at all from the owner.”
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Wed
31
Aug

Stuhr hired as county planning and zoning admin.

Scott Stuhr was officially appointed as Hamilton County’s planning, zoning and floodplain administrator at Monday’s county commissioner meeting.
Stuhr has been in the position as an independent consultant since January.

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Wed
24
Aug

Bayne reflects on school days of the 1940s

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He walked straight up to the bench in the front of the room, sat down and said, “When we were having a lesson, we would come sit on this bench.”
Gary Bayne has many memories in the one-room schoolhouse now located at the Plainsman Museum as he attended school there in the 1940s. With classes now in session at the area schools, Bayne reflected on what his school days were like in the District 66 Fairview country school.
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Wed
24
Aug

Hwy union votes to decertify

The Hamilton County Highway Department held an election among its employees recently with the final vote determining that they wanted to decertify themselves as part of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local Union No. 7401.
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Wed
24
Aug

County’s valuation up 2.9%; ag land prices falling

The valuation of property in Hamilton County rose by 2.9 percent in 2016, setting a new record at $3.2 billion while also reflecting a deceleration in growth from recent years.
Hamilton County Assessor Pat Sandberg reported the valuation totals for all taxing subdivisions Thursday, noting that the days of $12,000 per acre ag land sales are over, which impacted the annual valuation report.
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Wed
24
Aug

Study continues on ambulance options

A week after hosting an emotional public hearing that drew an overflow crowd to the district courtroom, county commissioners reported Monday that they continue to roll up their sleeves looking for ways to reduce costs for operating the county’s ambulance department.
Commissioners Becky Richter and Gregg Kremer, both liaisons to the county-run ambulance service, said they are learning that EMS services in other communities similar in size are run differently, thus they hope to apply any helpful lessons here.
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Wed
24
Aug

Arizona native enjoys raising family in small rural town

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Aurora's deputy clerk/treasurer Di Ana Leininger has accumulated a whirlwind of memories from her time growing up in Arizona, meeting her husband and raising a household with eight children.
Leininger is a native of Scottsdale, Ariz.,where she enjoyed growing up in the warm weather. She cherishes many of her early childhood memories from the years she spent there.
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