News

Wed
10
Dec

Changing of the guard

After serving 12 years as mayor of Aurora, Marlin Seeman, left, passed the baton to newly elected mayor Dave Long Tuesday. Also taking the oath of office was new city councilman Dan Bartling.

Wed
10
Dec

4R Board says goodbye to two longtime members

This was the last Aurora school board meeting for two of the board’s longtime members. Kirk Penner will not be returning to the table in January after serving on the board for 12 years. Sue Mitchell, who has served for eight years, will also not be returning in January as new members of the board will fill those veterans’ seats.

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Wed
10
Dec

Seeman signs off at City Hall

“I liked being the mayor. It’s just a fantastic way to express your community service.”
Marlin Seeman speaks from the heart when he talks about a community he’s called home since 1972. For the last 18 of those years, he’s had a voice in city government, the last 12 as mayor. That tenure was set to end Tuesday night when he struck his wooden gavel for the final time, handing the baton to Mayor-elect Dave Long.

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Wed
10
Dec

Hampton school base pay increased to $33,700

The Hampton School Board and Hampton Education Association members have agreed to terms for the 2015-16 school year, raising the base pay from $32,600 to $33,700.

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Wed
10
Dec

Balasa named Nebraska music educator of the year

Aurora native Priscilla Balasa was pleasantly surprised when she found out that she had been named Nebraska’s Music Teacher of the Year.
“I was incredibly surprised,” Balasa said. “I had been nominated before by parents, but to actually win the award is a great honor.”

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Wed
22
Oct

Marquette to raise water rates after USDA study

In a Marquette village board meeting Oct. 8, members raised the water rates due to a United States Department of Agriculture rate study.
 The study, performed by Randy Hellbush of Nebraska Rural Water Association, indicated an increase in the water rate is necessary.

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Wed
08
Oct

Lyon, Hinrichs Giltner royalty

Kelbie Lyon and Ben Hinrichs were crowned homecoming king and queen at last Friday's football game.

Sat
04
Oct

Husky marching band receives high honors in Harvest of Harmony competition

The early morning bus trip and the cold weather was worth it as the Aurora Husky marching band received a superior rating in Saturday's Harvest of Harmony field competition. The band also received second place in Class B in the parade competition. The Huskies Aly Faber was named the 2014 Miss Harvest of Harmony and Miss Congeniality at the pageant held on Friday night. Watch this week's edition for a detailed story and more photos.

Wed
01
Oct

City reviews plans for Hwy 34 entrance

Construction is expected to begin this week on the road entrance off of Highway 34 into the new Matson West Subdivision on the city’s western edge.

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Wed
01
Oct

Keno begins in Marquette

Keno has arrived in Marquette.


The Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Marquette got its keno equipment installed recently, and started taking numbers and money Sept. 22.

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