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Wed
27
Jan

County’s rural road conditions raise concern

Conditions of the county roads were on this week’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners’ agenda.
County resident Gary Buller brought his concerns about the roads to the meeting, noting that he has talked with most of the commissioners over time about issues with the roads in his part of the county.

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Wed
27
Jan

Plainsman shifts 2016 focus to trimming budget expenses

The Plainsman Museum board announced last week that it plans to focus on ways to reduce expenses in 2016, heading into the new year without a full-time director.
Addressing members at the annual meeting just a month after the resignation of director Megan Sharp, board president Gary Ross said it’s a time of transition at the Plainsman.

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Wed
27
Jan

O’Reilly Auto Parts opens Aurora store

O’Reilly Auto Parts opened its doors in Aurora Saturday making it one of 36 stores in Nebraska while adding to the company’s chain of more than 4,500 stores nationwide.
Established in Springfield, Mo., back in 1957, the publicly traded company is in a growth mode.

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Wed
27
Jan

Triple B Feed has another successful year

The Village of Phillips continued its tradition of great friends and food at its annual Triple B Feed held Jan. 21.
Hundreds of individuals gathered in support of a fundraiser that assists in needs of the softball/baseball program during the summer as well as funding the local Phillips volunteer fire department auxiliary scholarship.

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Wed
27
Jan

Stuhr named new planning and zoning administrator

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to appoint Scott Stuhr as the planning and zoning administrator as well as the floodplain administrator.

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Wed
27
Jan

Plainsman featured in promotional ‘Journey Through Yesterday’ video

A new video highlighting the Plainsman Museum debuted at last week’s annual meeting, inviting any and all who see it to “Journey Through Yesterday at the Plainsman Museum.”
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Wed
27
Jan

Youth basketball tourney set for this weekend

Every year on the final weekend of January, Aurora becomes Nebraska’s epicenter for youth basketball.
The 16th annual Aurora Husky Hoops Invitational Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at the usual spots around town -- the high school gyms, PAC courts and the Bremer Center.
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Thu
21
Jan

EMERGENCY FLOOD WATERS RISING

This year we are experiencing high flows and large amounts of ice on the Platte River.  The Central Platte NRD has received reports that there are flood waters beginning to rise near the Paradise Lake area at the Hwy 34 Platte River bridge, on the Hamilton County Side.   These waters may threaten houses and access in an out of the area. 

 

Wed
20
Jan

PPRI hits goal for Sherman land

The late Tom Sherman’s dream that his scenic 650 acres along a mile-long Platte River frontage would be preserved and shared for future generations is becoming a reality.
Just over 18 months after Sherman died, the Prairie Plains Resource Institute announced this week that it has successfully raised the $1.8 million needed to purchase the land and will now begin focusing on ways to both share its wondrous beauty and learn from its natural resources. Final closing is expected in late February.

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Wed
20
Jan

City planning to expand fire hall, add ladder truck

The Aurora City Council expanded its budget for a fire hall expansion project last week after learning that the proposed 60x60 building soon to be built on the east side of the fire hall is required to have a sprinkler system installed.

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