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Wed
24
Aug

Nebraska State Fair set to begin Friday

The 147th annual Nebraska State Fair is set to kick off on Friday. The 11-day running fair, which is only 20 miles away, will offer a variety of things to do including concerts, over 70 food vendors and numerous other ground attractions.
The theme for the 2016 Nebraska State Fair pays tribute to all competitors who bring their “A Game” to the fair each year -- Grand Champions. Made in Nebraska.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Aug

Election field set for November

With the general election only three months away, it’s time to take a local look at who the candidates are for the schools, villages and cities in the county.
The two contested races, not including any write-ins, will be the Giltner Village Board and the High Plains School Board. Opposite of contested, only one person has filed for the Hordville village with three vacancies available.
Here is a look at who will be on the ballot in November:
Hamilton County Commissioners (two vacancies) -- Gregg Kremer, incumbent, District 4; Roberta Parks, non-incumbent, District 3.
Giltner School Board (three vacancies) -- Kimberla Eastman, incumbent; Karissa Bish, incumbent; Michael Wilson, non-incumbent.
Hampton School Board (three vacancies) -- Matt Arndt, incumbent; Craig VanHousen, incumbent; Jeffrey Hansen, non-incumbent.
Aurora School Board (three vacancies) -- Dan Pachta, incumbent; Scott Schuster, incumbent; Kirk Penner, non-incumbent.

Wed
17
Aug

Hampton TDLC car show continues to grow in 15th year

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Fifteen years after debuting with some 50 people and 20 classic cars, the annual TDLC Cruise Night hit an all-time high Friday filling Hampton’s main street with cars, barbecue, music and conversation.
Event founder Roger Bamesberger was sitting back and taking it all in, proud to have started something that has grown consistently over the past 15 years.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Aug

CRC celebrates 40 years of Travel Camp

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“Travel Camp is one thing that has had the greatest spiritual impact on the lives of people,” said Kathy Nauman. “It has been a significant turning point in their lives.”
Paul Nauman, director of the Christian Resource Center, along with his wife Kathy, put on the first travel camp trip in 1977, which means the staff at CRC just celebrated its 40th year of hosting what has evolved into a powerful, faith-based life adventure for area high school students.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Aug

Hampton Lutheran looks to veteran teacher as new principal

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Hampton Lutheran has chosen its new principal after saying good-bye last May to longtime administrator Kathy Gloystein.
Jean Carnoali will be taking over the principal duties for Hampton Lutheran this year after more than two decades with the school as a teacher.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Aug

Kremer responds to points of concern

After listening to concerned citizens share their thoughts for two hours Monday on the possibility of putting the local ambulance service out for private bid, county commissioner Gregg Kremer said he came away thinking there is a misperception about the county board’s primary goal.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Aug

Election field set for November

With the general election only three months away, it’s time to take a local look at who the candidates are for the schools, villages and cities in the county.
The two contested races, not including any write-ins, will be the Giltner Village Board and the High Plains School Board. Opposite of contested, only one person has filed for the Hordville village with three vacancies available.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Thu
11
Aug

Urban Affairs Committee to Hold Interim Hearing in Aurora

The Nebraska Legislature’s Urban Affairs Committee will hold an interim study hearing at the Bremer Center in Aurora on Thursday, Aug.18, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  The hearing marks the second consecutive year that the Urban Affairs Committee has held hearings outside of the Capitol during the interim, following last year’s hearings in Norfolk.

At the hearing in Aurora, the committee will hold the first of two planned interim study hearings on LR 490, an interim study to examine the enforcement of state and local building codes in Nebraska.  The Urban Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over most state and local building codes, and since 2007 has heard bills dealing with a wide variety of codes, including building codes, energy codes, and plumbing codes.

Wed
10
Aug

Aurora to add soccer as a sport

The Aurora 4R Board of Education approved the addition of girls and boys soccer as a spring sport Monday with a 4-2 vote. Later in the meeting, athletic director Jay Staehr reported that the Huskies may drop down to Class C in some sports based on the latest NSAA enrollment breakdown. See this week's print or e-editions for details.

Wed
10
Aug

National organization comes to Aurora for rural perspective

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The Leadership Center hosted the annual college prep conference for the national Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) organization July 23-29, due in part to a former Aurora graduate who wanted to share some rural perspective on life with the program's big city participants. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-edition.

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