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Thu
10
Nov

Veteran's Day program

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Don't forget tomorrow Aurora Public Schools will be hosting breakfast for all veterans and their families starting at 8:15 a.m. at the middle school commons area, followed by a special program at 9 a.m. in the high school gym!

Also today the Hampton American Legion Auxiliary will be serving lunch at the Old Lumberyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don't miss out!

Wed
09
Nov

Voter turnout hits 76 percent

Hamilton County residents showed up at the polls in droves Tuesday, with 76 percent of eligible voters weighing in on a ballot with very few contested races.
The big one, of course, was the presidential showdown between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“I think it was the presidential race,” Hamilton County Election Commissioner Jill DeMers said when asked about the high voter turnout. “It was on TV every single day since the primary and everybody was just very interested and wanted to come out and vote. The weather was also a factor.”
Pat Eberly has been an Election Day volunteer for 36 years and she said she can’t ever remember such a high turnout at her Ward 2 table.

Wed
09
Nov

Pre-service teachers learn the effectiveness of technology

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Aurora Public Schools had many visitors in and out of its classrooms last Wednesday as a group of pre-service teachers from Concordia University attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Tech Edge program.
Pre-service teachers learned how current teachers at Aurora Public Schools utilize technology in their classrooms, from iPads to lap tops. Not only did those pre-service teachers get to learn from Aurora teachers, but they and the entire APS staff listened to keynote speaker for the day, Kayla Delzer of Fargo, N.D. share some tips and tricks of technology.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
09
Nov

County receives evaluation of bridge records

Commissioners’ main agenda item at Monday’s meeting was discussion on Hamilton County’s bridges.
Highway superintendent K.C. Pawling recently received the evaluation of the county’s bridge records and shared those results with board members in a detailed review.
“Basically they see improvement, but we are still a long ways away from where we need to be,” he reported to commissioners.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
09
Nov

Aurora man arrested for sexual assault

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a 40-year-old Aurora man for first degree sexual assault.
On Oct. 20, NSP investigators responded to a victims’ report of a sexual assault. The female victim provided investigators with information about a male who identified himself as “Brandon,” whom she met on a social media site.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
09
Nov

MOTH started by local chiropractor helps parents connect for a wider perspective

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A new community parental group with the acronym MOTH (Mothers of Tiny Humans) headed by local chiropractor Lukas Griess has recently begun dealing with everyday issues of a child's health as well as many of the challenges and complexities that come with it.
“We want to create a community within a community,” Griess explained. “We really want to form a group that's non-judgmental and where we can allow people to compare and contrast their parental choices.”
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
09
Nov

Honken waives jury trial in murder-for-hire case

Robert Honken of Aurora waived a jury trial Thursday in the most recent development of his murder-for-hire case, in which he also reaffirmed his earlier not guilty plea.
The Hamilton County Courthouse’s third level was filled with dozens of onlookers for the short hearing planned for early afternoon, where Honken and attorney Charles Brewster had only a few things on their agenda.

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Wed
09
Nov

Local scout to build new playground

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The effect the Boys Scouts of America organization has on Hamilton County's local youth can be seen not only in their daily actions, but from the service projects done by Eagle Scouts in all the communities.
Hordville will be one of the most recent communities effected when local scout Lane Tomasek of Troop 102 out of Central City takes on a special project to earn his Eagle Scout promotion like many others before him.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Mon
07
Nov

ANR printing delayed a day

Due to Tuesday’s General Election, the News-Register will delay printing this week’s edition in order to provide timely election coverage. Papers will be mailed on the regular schedule, though copies of the Nov. 9 edition will not be in the racks until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Wed
02
Nov

Enderle works to help protect animals, as well as community

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The Aurora Police Department is typically the first to be notified about animals roaming freely around town, but immediate action isn’t always required due to the diligent efforts of one man, animal control officer Heath Enderle.
“I’m just trying to provide a service to the city of Aurora,” Enderle said. “I normally work for my construction business, but I’m on call from 6 in the morning until 10 at night.”
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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