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Mar

Friesen excited to finally see property tax relief reach floor

Sixteen months after being elected to the Legislature, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen admitted Monday that he is excited to finally be having serious discussion on the floor about property tax relief.
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Wed
30
Mar

Ricketts touts priorities during Aurora stop

Gov. Pete Ricketts said the clock is ticking in Lincoln, where lawmakers are down to 10 days left (as of Wednesday) in a short session to address what he believes should be the state’s top priorities -- providing property tax relief and developing critical infrastructure.
The governor shared his thoughts in Aurora Thursday as part of a three-city swing just before the extended Easter weekend.

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Wed
30
Mar

Sit N’ Bull suffers high wind damage

Around 6 p.m. on March 23, owners, employees and patrons of the Sit N’ Bull Saloon in Giltner were astonished to see the roof thrown off in one big gust of wind.
“The wind must have caught it just right and it blew out in one piece out into the street,” said owner LaShara Nuss. “I was in the back room and it sounded like a tornado had just hit us.”
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Wed
30
Mar

Edgerton kicks off new technology education program

The Edgerton Explorit Center has enacted a new program designed to light up the young minds of Hamilton County into being interested in a variety of technology careers.
“It's a program we just started,” said executive director Mary Molliconi. “We were able to start it from a grant from Best Buy.”
That grant will be the basis of what the center will now use to bring an extensive education to young individuals in the community to keep them knowledgeable about their Nebraska technology options and careers.

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Wed
30
Mar

AHS to perform ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’

Aurora High School will be performing “Cheaper by the Dozen” on April 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.
The play is dramatized by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, published by the Dramatic Publishing Company.
The story is about the Gilbreth family. The father is an efficiency expert who incorporates his ideas into running his household. A brief description of the play from the publishing company:
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Wed
30
Mar

Hearings set for annexation in city

The Aurora Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing April 6 to consider four proposals regarding city annexations and plat approvals.
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Wed
30
Mar

New building for Aurora Fire Department in the works

The Aurora Fire Department will be adding an addition to its facilities before the year is over as the city council is ready to accept bids for a new building.
“We’ve been crowded for space for many years now and the addition of the ladder truck has increased that need,” explained city administrator Rick Melcher.

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Tue
29
Mar

Murder for hire case bound over to district court

A preliminary hearing was held at the Hamilton County Courthouse today, with more than 15 people in attendance, for Robert S. Honken on the charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Sargent Ryan Phinney was the only witness to testify at this hearing, disclosing details about the undercover sting which resulted in Honken's arrest. County court Judge Linda Caster Senff bound over two counts of conspiracy to commit murder to the district court. Deputy county attorney Benjamin Dennis presented sufficient evident that pointed to two separate charges needing to be filed for two separate attempts by Honken to have his wife murdered. See next week's edition for further details of the hearing.

Wed
23
Mar

Wind project proposed

The Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission continued drafting rough draft regulations last week which if approved could open the door for wind energy turbines to be constructed in the county.
Planners have been discussing the pros and cons of wind energy since December in response to a proposal by Bluestem Energy Solutions, an Omaha-based company involved with numerous wind and solar energy projects throughout Nebraska.

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Wed
23
Mar

Manor closing memory care unit

After the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees made a decision at the February meeting to close the Memory Care Unit wing and integrate those residents into the general public, work is being done at the facility to insure those individuals’ safety.

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