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02
Sep

Edgerton debuts dynamic new sandbox exhibit at State Fair

A rare exhibit is the highlight of what the Edgerton Explorit Center is offering at the Nebraska State Fair.
The new exhibit is an augmented reality sandbox in which a projection system in Kinect connects to a computer program so when someone moves the sand, it changes shape and colors.

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Wed
02
Sep

Husker football more than a game, it’s a birthright

My brother-in-law Randy Landenberger can remember the exact date that he went to his first Husker football game. It was Nov. 8, 1969.  The opponent was the Iowa State Cyclones.
It’s weird that I don’t remember my first Husker game.
Like so many generations of Nebraskans, it was his father, George, who took him. Early that miserably cold Saturday morning, they left Aurora and merged onto Interstate 80 to join what is possibly the nation’s longest car parade as Big Red faithful fans converged on Lincoln from Omaha to Sidney and all points in between.

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Wed
02
Sep

Clark takes lead role at Bremer Center

The Bremer Community Center has a new face in its leadership position as Kara Clark has been hired as the new director of the facility.
Clark is currently employed full-time at Roe Chevrolet as the business, finance and insurance manager. She is also the president of the local Women of Power organization.

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Wed
02
Sep

Cross of Christ Church in Aurora rejoices with future pastor arrival

Cross of Christ Church has been hitting numerous milestones since its conception and has this week introduction one more, vicar Tim Wells.
Originally from Kansas City, Wells has traveled around the Midwest during his faith-driven career including Concordia College in Seward, director of Christian education (DCE) in Minnesota and Michigan, and finally seminary school in St. Louis, Mo.
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Wed
02
Sep

Giltner church gathers for Prayer Walk

What started as a challenge to help get Giltner United Methodist Church pastor Mahlon Richardson into shape for an elk hunt turned into the second annual Prayer Walk Saturday morning.

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Wed
26
Aug

Property tax debate expected in 2016 session

Aurora was the first stop Monday in the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual legislative forum series, where local constituents got a sneak preview on some of the issues facing lawmakers in the pending 2016 session.
Concerns with rising property taxes are among the high priority issues, according to Dist. 35 Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island.

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Wed
26
Aug

Central Nebraska Child Advocacy Center brings awareness to Aurora and surrounding communities

Brady Kerkman believes in the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Kerkman is the executive director of the Central Nebraska Child Advocacy Center (CN-CAC) and a veteran when dealing with the harsh difficulties abuse and neglect can attribute in a young person's life.

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Wed
26
Aug

New girls choir to make an ‘Impact’ in Aurora

It’s all about choreography. Four days of just dancing, step after step.
The Aurora High School show choir, Rhapsody, along with the newly formed group which has named itself Impact, spent two weekends before school, hammering out the choreography to this year’s show.
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Wed
26
Aug

Aurora mentors needed for new school year

Every year dozens of students join up with the local TeamMates chapter in order to have an enjoyable experience with a local mentor.  
Linda Ohlson is the coordinator for the Aurora chapter of the TeamMates mentoring program, and she is looking for new mentors going into the 2015-16 school year.    

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Wed
26
Aug

Aurora sophomores interact with New Zealand research professor

Auckland, New Zealand is nearly 8,000 miles away from Aurora, yet Monday afternoon the two were brought together through Skype with help from sophomore biology teacher Brandon Timm.

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