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Wed
21
Oct

Aurora recycling area moves across town

Aurora's recycling center located behind the fire and ambulance buildings will be moved to an area on sixth and F streets in the coming weeks.

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Wed
21
Oct

Aurora Middle School students strive to help country in need

Aurora eighth grader Keeley Allen has been on a mission to help those in less fortunate situations than herself during her school's Don't be Mean, Wear Green program, in which students are brought together once a month and presented a lesson on character.

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Wed
21
Oct

Edgerton Center to host Halloween Spooktacular activities

The Edgerton Explorit Center is the place to be on Halloween before trick-or-treating during the evening.
The Explorit Center is hosting a duo of events on Oct. 31, featuring a fun run and a spooktacular.

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Wed
21
Oct

Bids opened for new 911 system at LEC

Sealed bids for a new 911 system and console were opened at Monday’s regular meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.
Sheriff Kirk Handrup gave specs to two different companies but only one bid from Platte Valley Communications was received. The first bid of $10,800 was for a new console that will be relocated during the Law Enforcement Center construction project.

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Wed
14
Oct

Phillips festival set

The Phillips Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The activities will include: hayrack rides, face painting, bobbing for apples, relay races, pumpkin painting and a handful of other fun activities.
A silent auction will be held along with a “Trunk or Treat” display area from 3 to 4 p.m. in which individuals will have their car trunks decorated with a fall/Halloween theme.
The department will be using the proceeds from the Family Fall Festival to go towards the purchase of a new brush truck.

Wed
14
Oct

Hampton board debates salaries, NPPD contract

Hampton village board members debated whether or not to give three paid employees a raise this year and reviewed a 20-year contract renewal for wholesale power with Nebraska Public Power District, tabling both issues until next month to allow further review.

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Wed
14
Oct

Aurora offers new multi-media course

A brand new multi-media class is being offered this year at Aurora High School, with three students taking on the class as pioneers with teacher Rod Havens as their leader.
With a full staff of English teachers on board to teach the core classes, principal Doug Kittle approached Havens with the idea of starting this new class.

Wed
14
Oct

Love’s expands tire care center

Six years after debuting a new tire care facility at its Aurora location, Love’s Travel Stops is nearing completion on yet another expansion project.
Construction began Aug. 1 on a project designed to enlarge and enclose the tire service center, located at the northwest corner of the property.

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Wed
14
Oct

Youth football focuses on health safety

It wasn’t your prototypical mid-October football weather Sunday, but the Aurora Youth Football team took to the field turf anyway, playing host to the Fillmore Central team in the final regular season game this year.
Coach Gary Peters knows all too well the dangers of heat and football, and took the necessary precautions to keep safety as the number one point.

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Wed
14
Oct

Exercise a key to a healthy heart

Breasts weren’t the only topics of discussion during Memorial Community Health’s women’s lunch and learn series held earlier this month. The heart also was a focus of the lunch room chat.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States,” said Barb Voth, a cardiology nurse at MCHI. “It kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.”

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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