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Aug

Little Free Library makes home on downtown square

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Aurora welcomed one of its newest additions last week when a Little Free Library was placed on the courthouse lawn.
The goal of the Little Free Lirbary organization, of which Aurora is now a member, is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as residents share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

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Wed
03
Aug

County board to explore privatizing ambulance service

A public hearing has been set for Aug. 15 to discuss the possible privatization of the Hamilton County Ambulance department.
“This is what Becky (Richter) and I have been looking at as far as how we operate our ambulance system here in Hamilton County,” said commissioner and ambulance liaison Gregg Kremer. “One thing we have been looking at is the possibility of privatization and letting a private company own and operate our ambulance system here.”
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Wed
03
Aug

Aurora pool to close on Aug. 10

The Aurora Aquatic Facility will offer area residents one more week of cool relief before its last day of operations on Aug 10.
Last year the pool stayed open for a few extra weekends in August, but staffing issues have caused this year’s team to close the doors earlier.    The facility will not be hosting its dog swim day, which has generally been on the last day before draining the pool for the year. Problems related to filter issues after allowing pets in the water prompted the decision to cancel the event.

Wed
03
Aug

Planners air concern on wind development

Two members of the county planning commission shared concerns Monday with county commissioners about what they perceive as a disconnect regarding a proposed wind energy development project.
During Monday’s public participation, Dave Hutsell and John May said much of the information they gathered regarding reported health-related issues involving large wind turbines is not being discussed.
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Wed
03
Aug

Aurora dog park coming soon near shelter facility

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Aurora’s new dog park should be available to residents and their canine friends in just a few short weeks.
The project, which has been on the city’s agenda for the last couple months, is starting to take on a visible form now as city employees began work two weeks ago.

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Wed
27
Jul

It’s fair week in county

The much anticipated Hamilton County Fair is just around the corner, kicking off Thursday with the 4-H and FFA livestock shows starting at 8 a.m.
Ag Society member Keith Wasem said this year’s 4-H and FFA livestock and exhibits numbers are anticipated to be up. The new beef barn will be front and center, providing a new experience to those who will be showing cattle.
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Wed
27
Jul

County begins wind review

County commissioners began discussion Monday on how, if and/or when they should address zoning regulations involving wind energy development projects in Hamilton County.
Scott Stuhr, the county’s planning and zoning administrator, asked commissioners how they would like to proceed, having received a set of proposed wind regulations from the county planning commission, and what he could do to assist the process.
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Wed
27
Jul

Aurora vet chooses the rural lifestyle

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David City native Kyle Clymer enjoyed growing up in a small town and made the decision while in college that he would prefer to return to that same lifestyle.
Clymer, a veterinarian at Aurora Vet Clinic, grew up on a farm where he got a taste of the different aspects of the job from the traditional raising of crops to animal care.

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Wed
27
Jul

Local native finishes book based in Aurora

When someone has the ability to look back on what they have accomplished in life and crack a smile, there’s a good chance that person has a journey worth telling. It’s an even bigger accomplishment when that happiness stems from something they do for a living.
Jeff Ross is one of those individuals who has the ability to make his work fun and interesting, not only for himself, but for the whole world to share.

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Wed
27
Jul

National Night Out set for Aug. 2

It’s been a standing tradition in Aurora for more than a decade and continues this year.
The Aurora Police Department will once again be hosting National Night Out Aug. 2 with several block parties scheduled to take place.

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